As we head into Melbourne winter St Kilda stokes a fire in the city’s cultural belly, rolling out live music, film festivals and art exhibitions to keep our seaside suburb well and truly buzzing. No time for hibernation and certainly no rest for the wicked. Here are our top picks of things to do in St Kilda this month.
1. The Original Wailers at Prince Bandroom
Saturday 8 June 2019
Jamaican Reggae royalty, The Original Wailers return to Prince Bandroom to perform all the Bob Marley & The Wailers Hits. Three Little Birds; Is This Love; Could You Be Loved; One Love; No Woman No Cry; Get Up, Stand Up; Buffalo Soldier; I Shot The Sheriff; Jamming; Redemption Song & more.
2. Billy Ocean at The Palais Theatre
Wednesday 19 June 2019
Following his sold out 2018 UK tour, Billy Ocean is returning to the Palais Theatre, where he will perform his greatest hits and favourite tracks. He will be joined by his super band to put on a show that will get everyone off their seats.
Billy Ocean is one of Britain’s greatest ever soul stars with 30 million record sales to his name. A Grammy award winner with an untouchable stage presence and a plethora of undeniable hits, Billy Ocean is growing stronger with age.
Get out of your dreams, get into your car and get yourself a ticket.
3. St Kilda Film Festival
Friday 21 June – Sunday 20 June 2019
St Kilda Film Festival supports the Aussie film industry by turning the spotlight on a wide range of fascinating works that may not otherwise see the light of day. Exceptional films by both emerging talent and short works by accomplished industry professionals are shown on the big screen, where they look their shiny best.
Accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the St Kilda Film Festival is an Academy Awards® qualifying event, with award-winning films from the Festival eligible for consideration in the Short Film Awards and Documentary Short sections of the Oscars®. The Festival has screened films that went on to be Oscar winners and nominees, and Palme d’Or winners at Cannes.
Grab a seat at one of the screening sessions for a truly iconic cultural experience, unique to St Kilda.
4. Erin Coates & Anna Nazzari > Dark Water, 2019 at Linden New Art
Saturday 4 May – Sunday 23 June 2019
Presented by Perth-based artists Erin Coates and Anna Nazzari, Dark Water examines psychological thresholds and the limits of the human body in relation to oceanic environments. The exhibition showcases a new short film by the artists, which was partially shot underwater using submerged sets, as well works on paper, silicon and ceramic sculptures and scrimshaw (etched whale teeth).
This new interconnected body of work draws on the artists’ research into marine flora and fauna and the experiences of deep-sea divers, to explore familial trauma and the dissolution of the human psyche in a strange waterlogged architectural space.
5. Junction Oval Cricket Net Hire
Bookings Available Ongoing
Feeling inspired by the Cricket World Cup, want to stay in tip-top BYC form for the summer season but the weather’s getting you down? Check out the state of the art indoor facilities at the old St Kilda sporting icon and the new home of Cricket Victoria, The Junction Oval. Wet weather plan not required.