May 21 marks the official launch of our ambitious plan for the rebirth of Pentridge.
Come and celebrate the transformation of this site into a vibrant community hub. Enjoy tasty bites from the Bearded Bakers of Knafeh Bakery, Sliders on Tyres, Grace Coffee and Cake Caravan, Pizza Wagon and much more!
There will also be educational gardening workshops for the kids by The Sage Garden, creative installations by Bangin Hangin and live music by local Melbourne-based duo, Tamika Duo, in the central courtyard.
You’ll also be able to join regular tours of Division B – where Chopper Read and other notorious Australian outlaws did their time. Also launching on the open day is ‘Pentridge Unlocked’, an exhibition held in the building known as the Annex.
Featuring photography, an immersive soundscape installation and video performances, it offers a unique insight into the history of this Coburg landmark. If you’ve ever wanted a peek inside Pentridge, this is your chance. We’d love to meet our neighbours, both present and future, so pop down for what will be a great day out.
On the 25-27th March 2016 , a special event will take place at Lawson Poole Reserve. This year’s event will feature musical entertainment, food truck, easter egg hunts, a twilight cinema, amusement rides and fireworks displays.
Due to your close proximity to Lawson Poole Reserve, the Melbourne Easter Show Committee would like to make you aware of the event itself, and let you know that approval was granted by the City of Casey to allow this event to take place.
Event Operating Times
We will begin our operations at Lawson Poole Reserve from the 22 March, please be aware that noise from the reserve may increase.
Our event operating times are from 11:00am-9:00pm Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th March 2016. Music will be presented from the main stage and Amusement rides will be operating during these times.