West Village is celebrating local growers, artists and makers with the launch of Homegrown. 

South East Queenslanders may have missed out on the EKKA this year but all is not lost in the vibrant inner-city neighbourhood, West Village. Spanning the month of October, the burgeoning community precinct will play host to Homegrown, a tribute to the creative, culinary and curious talents of Brisbane’s West End.

Taking place in West Village’s acclaimed parkland precinct, the event will feature a series of workshops, masterclasses and performances designed to celebrate local history, music, fashion and food. Attendees will have the chance to participate in a spectrum of activities; from mushroom growing lessons to beeswax candle workshops to creating seed bombs for the garden.

Offering something for all ages and interests, attendees can enjoy a delicious world premiere music event from Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra – West Village and Harris Farm Markets. Inspired by fruits and veggies, you can get a taste for the sounds of Queensland pineapples, tomatoes and strawberries at the Edible Encore event while listening to 12 musicians on violin, viola, cello and double base. It’s a showcase for the senses!

To celebrate the theme of Homegrown to its fullest, the Homegrown Factory Projection Show is a must-see. From a classic surreal version of the Peters Ice Cream Factory to its colourful characters throughout, this heritage village inspired animation leads you across a Vege Patch Kingdom and will ignite the imagination no matter the age.

All complementing a series of recent additions to the West Village dining precinct, including new breakfast and lunch cafe, Picnic Cafe, cult-fave pizza restaurant, Italian Street Kitchen, and popular sushi-train, Ichiban Sushi, Homegrown guests can also enjoy some of the most sought-after dining establishments in West End.

Forming part of a widespread expansion of the culinary and retail sections of West Village, the centrally-located precinct offers grocery and liquor stores including Harris Farm Markets, Woolworths and BWS, as well as gifting with stores such as Mott and Mulberry’s Fashion and Gifts, making it an ideal choice for the upcoming silly season.

Visitors to West Village can also enjoy up to two hours of free parking in underground parking bays at Mollison Street. To learn more or register for our Homegrown event activities, please visit our website.

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