Bunjil Place mixes it up over the summer holidays

With summer just around the corner, Bunjil Place is mixing things up with a range of activities to enjoy. From Christmas carols with the legendary Denis Walter to creative and collaborative workshops. The kids will be able to get crafty with NGV Kids on Tour or immerse themselves in the bizarre and interesting world of biology. Adults will also be spoiled for choice, when it comes to music with pop songs from all-star female divas covering Cher, Shirley Bassey and many more! Plus an end-of-summer festival showcasing some of the hottest local musical talent around.

Join Denis Walter: The Sounds of Christmas and get into the spirit as he mixes traditional carols with some contemporary ones, and shares a few laughs along the way on Friday 13 December at 10.30 am and 1.30 pm. Renowned for his appearances on Channel Nine’s popular Carols by Candlelight for over 30 years, audiences will have a magical time celebrating Christmas with Mr Christmas himself.

Bringing a version of their popular educational TV show to life, twin brothers Dr Chris and Dr Xand will be drumming up laughs with their show, Operation Ouch Live! Performing their own offbeat experiments on the human body, the duo will explore the incredible world of medicine on Tuesday 14 January at 1.30 pm and 4.00 pm and on Wednesday 15 January at 10.30 am.

NGV Kids on Tour will let children discover their creative spirit in Bunjil Place Plaza with this year’s “PLAYTIME” themed programme. From 13 – 17 January fun arts-based workshops will take place at 11.00 am – 2.00 pm, with everything from miniature clay modelling, to drawing and collage making. Artist Brian Donnelly, aka KAWS will also get his hands busy while exploring friendship and acts of kindness.

As part of the Home/Land: Project Another Country exhibition kids will be able to construct their own cardboard creations to contribute to an expansive existing urban landscape in the gallery or to take it home. With sessions running from 20 – 24 January from 11.00 am – 2.00 pm. For those interested in putting pencil to paper, there will be Saturday Sketching workshops the first Saturday of each month covering February 1 and March 7, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm.

For the grown-ups, Prada Clutch is thundering back to the theatre with her new show, Les Divas on Friday 31 January at 8.00 pm. Discover the greatest divas to grace the stage honoured like never before! Including; Barbara Streisand, Shirley Bassey, Tina Turner, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Diana Ross and of course, Cher.

Finally, get ready to groove with some of the hottest local talent around at Bunjil Place’s free upbeat outdoor music festival, Summer Sounds. Wander through the expansive plaza space and be entranced by live performances, a glitter station, delicious food and beverages, on Saturday 22 February from 3.00 pm until late.