The Dream Festival is in full swing kicking off yesterday (Thursday, October 12) at the Church Street Rotunda with the launch event, “Pianos on the Pavement”, where local musicians tinkled the ivories and locals could find out a bit more for what’s going on.
And there’s a lot. From October 14 to 25, Citizen - Dream Art Exhibition celebrates the built landscape, and has called on artists to respond to the man-made features of Dubbo and to look upon the city with new, fresh and creative eyes.
On October 16, the Dream Lantern Making Workshops will be held at the Western Plains Cultural Centre. From October 18 to 22, the Dream Chalk Art display features Rudy Kistler and Zac Craig (formerly of Dubbo) who will colour the pavement with interactive and engaging pavement art.
At the Taronga Western Plains Zoo, “ZooAcoustic” on October 23, brings together live chilled out acoustic style music for the whole family at the Zoo on Sunday afternoon.
On the 24th it’s Sushi in the Shoyoen Gardens from 6pm to 9pm. On October 25, Jack Marx, one of Australia’s most controversial journalists will be interviewed live by Dubbo’s own Tony Webber.
The closing event on October 22, will feature Gastropedia described as “coming from
realm far away, come curious mythical creatures, their kind unseen before.
“Harnessed and ridden by a pair of woodland imps, the giant hairy snails slime their way along streets, malls and parklands to the amazement of onlookers and passers-by alike.
“The snails come with their own musical score, have lots of moving body parts, and leave a watery snail trail.
“Bewildered to find themselves in our world, and by our strange ways, these mythical creatures are nevertheless always friendly, like to be patted (the snails that is!) and love a photo opportunity.
The laser show will focus down Memorial Drive with a 'A beacon of energy' - Thikkabilla Vibrations run by Tyrone Gordon, will partner with Oracle Liquid to perform an aboriginal inspired performance and show.
Then there’s that great community connector - the lantern parade.
Are we having fun yet?
Dubbo in October, is definitely the place to be.