The Sorrento Writers Festival and Drift Arts Festival co-present Words & Music, a celebration of the magic that happens when wonderful lyrics connect with beautiful music.
Our evening begins with Part I: Singer, songwriter, musician and producer Rebecca Barnard performs Songs of Joni Mitchell with musician Peter Farnan. Rebecca was 14 when she first fell in love with the music of Canadian-American singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. Declared by 'Rolling Ston' magazine as "one of the greatest songwriters ever", Joni Mitchell's music covers a range of styles - "from wistful acoustic folk to complex jazz pop and beyond" ('Rolling Stone') - and her lyrics continue to pack a punch decades after the songs were first recorded.
Part 2 of our Words & Music is an exciting preview of _Stella: The Miles Franklin Story, _a musical which celebrates the life of Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin, one of Australian literature's most important figures. Written by composer, musician, producer and performer Monique diMattina. this extraordinary performance will include a string quartet, a punk bank, and the singing talents of Alma Zygier and Rebecca Barnard. Monique's family are long-time residents of Portsea, and it is a thrill to have her back at the beach with us, and to welcome _Stella _into the world.
Evenings in secret locations across the beautiful Mornington Peninsula curated by artists for artists.
CREATION : Praise Bee
Join renowned contemporary artist Deborah Kelly for an evening of unique ceremonial music and culinary pleasures at Beleura House and Garden.
A site-specific, immersive and multidisciplinary art installation, artist talk and drawing demonstration by award winning artist Marynes Avila
We celebrate the launch of the 2023 DRIFT Arts Festival featuring the voices, stories and songlines of the oldest living culture, our First Peoples.
Strata Exhibition - Point Nepean Visual Arts Precinct
"Strata Exhibition" reflects the complex multilayers of the Quarantine Station and how we fit into that picture.
Make a comic book with cartoonist Sabina Wills!
Pick up a pencil and start your own adventure. Sabina will help you unfurl your creativity in this session - no drawing or writing skills required.
The Last Lighthouse Keeper
THE LAST LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER is a unique production with music and puppetry that invites children to become storytellers and theatre makers.
Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers
DRIFT Arts Festival and Guts Touring are immensely proud to present the Mornington Peninsula debut show for Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers!