Mornington Peninsula What's On | May 4, 2018

With the weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday a beautiful 19 degrees, it's looking like being a great weekend to get out and about on the Mornington Peninsula! Check out our teams top picks...

Red Hill Community Market

Saturday 5th May 2018 | 8am to 1pm @ Red Hill Recreation Reserve Arthurs Seat Road

Last chance to visit before a winter hiatus! Essential to a visit on the Mornington Peninsula, this market has been a favourite since its humble beginnings in 1975.

Saturday 5th May marks the last Red Hill Community Market for the season, before the annual winter break.

There is a staggering range of hand made goods scattered across the grounds of the local recreation reserve and three sheds.With Mother's Day around the corner this is the perfect place to pick up something beautiful & unique - just like Mum!

The market will return in Spring on Saturday 1st September 2018

Captains Lunch Aboard Searoad Ferries | Saturday May 5th from 12:40 PM

Food and wine lovers will love Captains Lunch on the Bay. A relaxing 2-hour lunch- a shared grazing table of regional produce & slow-cooked meats consisting of large servings and a communal table encouraging the spirit of eating together - plus a private tasting of wines. Expert vineyard staff from a regional winery will discuss the matching of food and wine, their wine philosophy and grape varietals.

Dining is in the Portsea or Lonsdale Lounge on board the ferry as it sails between Sorrento and Queenscliff. Sail pass clifftop mansions, historic fortifications and spectacular coastline as you cross Port Phillip Bay. Perfect for couples, groups of friends or a community group get together.

Contact Searoad Ferries for more details:

Family Fun Day - Mulberry Hill | Sunday 6th of May @ Mulberry Hill 385 Golf Links Road, Langwarrin South

Part of the National Trust Heritage Festival! Kids enter free on this special family day at Mulberry Hill. Old fashioned activities and games will be on hand as well as guided house tours, where visitors can learn and experience the story behind the building of Joan and Daryl Lindsay's home. Visit website for more details and costs:

Andrew Hazewinkel: What The Sea Never Told | 5 May - 8 July 2018 | An MPRG Exhibition @ Civic Reserve, Dunns Rd, Mornington

On 21 May 1892 a disaster unfolded on the waters of Port Phillip Bay that shaped the early social history of Mornington. The event, which occurred in an unspecified location somewhere between Mordialloc and Mornington, is still considered one of the worst sailing disasters in Victoria's history and it remains the greatest tragedy in Australia's footballing history.

In the founding years of the township, 15 young men from the Mornington Football Club drowned whilst returning by sea from a game against the Mordialloc Bloods. The boat in which they were travelling - a fishing yawl named Process - never made it back to the Mornington Pier, only four bodies were ever recovered.

Artist Andrew Hazewinkel grew up in Mornington and has known the story since boyhood. For a number of years he has been researching little known aspects of the tragedy and what happened immediately following it. His exhibition What The Sea Never Told presents a series of new artworks including an epic moving image work that takes the 1892 disaster as its starting point. As he describes it "the exhibition is a deeply personal meditation on the loss of the young mens lives and more broadly the complex, nuanced relationships between the sea and the communities whose lives are woven into it."

Hazewinkel's project was developed while on residency at Mornington Peninsula Shire's Police Point Artist in Residency during 2016, 2017 and 2018. This project is supported through an Artist or Curator Residency grant facilitated by the Copyright Agency's Cultural Fund and managed by Museums & Galleries of NSW. Photo: Andrew Hazewinkel, What The Sea Never Told 2018, Video still, Courtesy of the artist.

We'd like to thank the above organisations for putting on great local events for the community, thank you to the great people at Visit Mornington Peninsula for helping to showcase the great events that happen around us. We are in no way affiliated with any of the above businesses or events we just like to help keep our local community informed of some of the great activities on in our beautiful pocket of the world. If you have an upcoming event that you would like us to feature please let us know ---- > CONTACT US

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