What does the night hear?

What stories can it tell you?

Will you listen?


On the 20th of June 2020, The Longest Night, a sound and storytelling event, will celebrate the winter solstice – the longest night of the year.


With listening at its core (be it to the land, animals, each other, or our non-hearing perceptions), this event begins with a soundwalk designed by sound and land artist J A Pinney  for Wilson Reserve and Chelsworth Park, Ivanhoe, Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country.


This walk, undertaken solo or in small groups, combines elements of immersive theatre, storytelling, and focused listening to heighten audience awareness of the sentience and magic of the longest night. It considers how the interaction between memory, imagination, emotion, and environment, shapes our connection to land.


The walk is followed by a coming together of community to share warm food and drink, and to listen to stories and folk tales about winter drawn from the multicultural backgrounds throughout the City of Banyule.


Come for an unforgettable evening building our connection to the land and to one another. Booking is essential.


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


This event takes place on unceded Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country. Always was, always will be.


In the event of extreme weather or a snap lockdown due to COVID-19, The Longest Night will take place the following Sunday the 27th of June and all tickets will remain valid for this contingency date.