FREE KIDS’ YOGA
There’ll no need to bend over backwards to get your kids involved in the latest venture at Darling Quarter! We’re offering free kids’ yoga sessions each Friday on the Northern Green! The 30-minute sessions will be led by Danielle Connor – a nanny, actress and qualified yoga instructor who specialises in children’s yoga. She’ll guide kids through this enjoyable and healthy activity, with parents and carers invited to join in on all the stretchy, bendy fun! It’s like Twister, only without the coloured dots! The yoga classes are tailored for pre-schoolers, aged 2 to 5 years, with primary school-aged children able to participate during school holidays. There are two sessions on offer every Friday, at 10:30am–11am or 11:30am–12noon, and mats will be supplied so there’s no need to bring any equipment or wear fancy gear. In case of bad weather, the activity will be held in the Monkey Baa Theatre foyer. It’s the perfect opportunity to make the kids get down and give you zen! Starts on Friday 29th September.
‘Art for the Planet’ Public Art Exhibition
Challenge yourself this September at the thought-provoking exhibition ART FOR THE PLANET, on display at OPEN at Darling Quarter. Consider your impact on the world, when four innovative Australian artists explore the issue of sustainability, and put us all in the spotlight. ART FOR THE PLANET will feature works created from repurposed objects and materials, using mediums including painting, photography and sculpture. The featured artists – David Cragg, Jane Gillings, Ro Murray and Dean Sewell – will convey stories referencing nature, overconsumption, permanence and the environmental consequences of our lifestyles. Curated and produced by aMBUSH Gallery and presented by Darling Quarter, ART FOR THE PLANET is open 24 hours a day from 25 September to 27 October, and is free to the public.
‘PLANTING FOR THE PLANET’ KIDS WORKSHOPS
Bring the kids to the Village Green North these September school holidays to celebrate spring with free gardening workshops. PLANTING FOR THE PLANET complements ART FOR THE PLANET, the current exhibition examining sustainability, on show at Darling Quarter’s public art space OPEN. PLANTING FOR THE PLANET is the perfect fusion of art, craft and environmentalism, where mini green thumbs can make a positive impact on the earth by decorating biodegradable pots and planting them with herbs and vegetables to take home. Workshop times for PLANTING FOR THE PLANET are, Week 1: Monday, 25 September to Friday, 29 September from 10am–2pm daily, Week 2: Tuesday, 3 October to Friday, 6 October from 10am–2pm daily. Reconnect your kids with nature and spend happy hours outdoors making memories from small moments while considering the bigger picture.
Father’s Day with Gelatissimo
This Sunday enjoy a FREE Father’s Day UPSIZE on your gelato scoop! Purchase a 1 flavour scoop and receive 2 scoops, or purchase a 2 flavour scoop and receive 3 scoops. (Pssst…make sure you try their new flavour of the month…Golden Good Times – a golden honeycomb gelato with milk chocolate and malt cookie crumble. It’s available now until the end of September, so get in quick!)