Big West Festival is the leading community-based, contemporary arts festival in Melbourne's West. A biennial festival, this year's fabulous, nine-day extravaganza runs from 20-28 November, 2015.
In 2015 we are celebrating the tenth Big West Festival by bringing you 70 multicultural, multi-artform events, most of which are FREE and all of which celebrate the West and the meanings this place holds for its residents, through our theme, the inner and outer world of the HOUSE.
Artists have made their own mobile art galleries and performances spaces. They have turned theatres into houses and houses into theatres. Come and play with angels and man-rabbits, be immersed in industrial soundscapes of sirens and massed choirs; see a show in a wardrobe, a woman hanging from a window, a whole house seemingly fallen from the sky... In 2015, we sent the art outdoors into Nicholson Street Footscray, to make quite possibly the richest performance-based street party that Melbourne has ever seen!
Our HOUSE is now your HOUSE. The welcome mat is out - we hope you'll drop in!
The Festival is in full swing!
So much to see this week - our performance program is in full swing. Join us for BIRDCAGE THURSDAYS at the Big West Festival Hub - HOUSE. THE GRACEFUL GIRAFFE CANNOT BECOME A MONKEY and AS TOLD BY...
Big West Festival opens this Friday!
Come down to our HOUSE in Paisley Street, Footscray for a wonderful evening of spectacular and intimate performances. It's all free - so just turn up and enjoy! And don't forget the Street Party on...