Like these goofy mosaic characters out the front of the little Moonah Arts Centre, we have a car. Yay! (Unlike these poor folk, we are no longer stuck in the one place…) We were so excited yesterday that we covered a lot of ground.
Our first stop was a film screening as part of the Ten Days festival called Little Big Shots. It was our munchkins’ first time in a cinema-like environment and they were surprisingly engaged and still.
Next we visited MONA Market, which had something for all of us. Ping pong! Pink beanbags! Tee pees…
…Opera sung in Mandarin, art installations, lovely coffee, hot gin toddies (good to know, anyway).
Finally, a theatre experience (again, part of Ten Days on the Island) called The Other Journey, which involved gorgeous natural scenery at dusk and a bus ride up into the hills as the fat, waxing moon appeared.
There were golden birds…
…glowing fires and spices. We listened to mesmerising music and heard stories from Sri Lankan asylum seekers who had settled here.
The show ended with the distribution of gifts: wooden birds to take home, a chilli pepper and a cinnamon stick.
Symbols of journeys.