Thank you so much for your interest and enthusiasm for The Longest Night: A Winter Solstice Soundwalk and Storytelling Celebration. We hope you are all doing well amidst these strange and concerning times.

We wanted to get in touch and let you know where we’re at with how The Longest Night  is being impacted by COVID19.

We are officially postponing the event to June 2021. We’re heartbroken about it but this is the only way we can ensure it proceeds with all its integrity. We are so grateful to the Banyule Council and their Arts staff for supporting us in this decision and allowing the event to be postponed.

We look forward to delivering this Winter Solstice celebration for the Banyule community when it is safe for us to do so.

We will let you all know as soon as we have a confirmed new date for the event.

Wishing you all health and safety,

Jess and Allen.

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 Jessica 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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