Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) announced Brisbane’s newest festival – Containerval Festival at Northshore Hamilton.
Opening on 2 November 2013, the aptly named, Containerval is an edgy pop-up shipping container festival designed to celebrate Brisbane’s creativity and design talents and embrace an entrepreneurial spirit.
“The Containerval Festival has partnered with home-grown industry, talent, artists and retailers to bring together a packed event program over three weekends designed to ignite people’s imagination by showcasing and celebrating Brisbane’s creative talent” said EDQ Acting General Manager Matt Leyshon.
“Incorporating five feature retailers and over 20 programmed events, the Containerval Festival will include an array of Brisbane talent, local artists, retailers and performers for all the family to enjoy.
“The free festival will have something for everyone – from great coffee, food and wine, to pop-up retail shops, art, and a great range of entertainment including live performances, fashion parades and an open-air cinema,” he said.
Set on the banks of the Brisbane River at Northshore Hamilton, Containerval will see the transformation of shipping containers into a unique and vibrant mix of retail, exhibition and performance spaces.
Containerval reflects the transformation of Northshore Hamilton itself and it is fitting that the festival is borne from a shipping container concept.
“Once a working port for more than 50 years, this prime riverside location has been transformed into a vibrant community and is now a popular shopping, dining and entertainment precinct for many locals,” said Mr Leyshon.
“The collaboration with QUT Creative Industries students is set to showcase Brisbane’s up-and-coming creative talent in architecture, landscape, interior and industrial design.
“Third-year Creative Industries students at QUT have been set the challenge to develop creative concepts and fit-out shipping containers within the adaptive re-use and recycling brief,” he said.
Containerval’s pop-up retailers will include My Kitchen Rule’s finalists Jake and Elle Harrison and their Vietnamese street food menu, resident café operator Northshore Riverside Café, local jewellery and ceramic artist Erin Lightfoot, Dalton Hospitality’s pop up Mexican Restaurant Taquitos, and Nomads Palace Indigenous art and design.
Containerval has also partnered with the Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) to bring an exciting open-air cinema for three nights during the last week of the festival on 14, 15 and 16 November.
In its 22nd year, BIFF is an iconic event held annually in Brisbane providing a unique cinema experience unlike any other in Queensland.
This year, BIFF’s open-air, walk-in cinema will see movie-goers relaxing on the astroturf in front of the screen on their BYO chairs, bean bags or picnic rugs, or tuning in from the restaurant and bar. A major drawcard for Containerval, the free BIFF cinema is set to close out the festival with a bang.
An exciting range of events, artist, retailers, food stalls and entertainment will be popping up for Containerval which runs from 2 November to 17 November 2013.
To find out more about what is happening during Containerval Festival, ‘like’ the Northshore Containerval Festival Facebook page, follow @ContainervalFestival on Instagram, or visit the Northshore Hamilton website www.northshorehamilton.com.au/containerval.
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