The Longest Night: A Winter Solstice Soundwalk and Storytelling Celebration is a participatory art project centring on the power of listening and storytelling to celebrate the longest night of the year and the varied traditions it has inspired. This celebration will both challenge and reinforce the comfort with which we move through natural environments, and also remind us of the importance of community with a sound and land-based artwork, storytelling, and warm food and drink.

Throughout all cultures around the globe, the Winter Solstice is celebrated as the optimistic turning point of winter. Drawing from her background as a sound and land based artist and academic, Jessica Pinney has created a theatrically framed soundwalk through Wilson Reserve, leading walkers to a celebration in Chelsworth Park filled with local storytellers from the city of Banyule, sharing their varied cultural experiences and stories surrounding winter.


The Longest Night: A Winter Solstice Soundwalk and Storytelling celebration is co-produced by J. A. Pinney and Allen Dorsey


Come for an unforgettable evening built to remind us of our connection to and place in nature, and to the community that surrounds us. Booking is essential.

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