Beers and Ideas returns for round two on Wednesday in Warrnambool

LET'S GO: Jimmy Buscombe and Sinead Murphy are excited about Beers and Ideas which allows residents to help create vibrant public spaces. Picture: Christine Ansorge
LET'S GO: Jimmy Buscombe and Sinead Murphy are excited about Beers and Ideas which allows residents to help create vibrant public spaces. Picture: Christine Ansorge

THE second round of Beers and Ideas kicks off on Wednesday evening.

Attendees will hear from residents who have placemaking ideas to make public areas in Warrnambool brighter. 

The crowd will vote for their favourite idea and the one with the most votes takes home all of the money raised on the door, plus matched funding from Warrnambool City Council.

The $10 entry fee gets you a drink and a vote.

It is a crowdfunding platform for residents to carry out placemaking projects. 

Placemaking is the process of creating vibrant, authentic and memorable public spaces that are valued by the community and visitors. It inspires people to re-imagine and reinvent the public spaces they share and to work together to articulate, plan and deliver a vision for a better place.

Ideas and activities include building a public herb garden, hosting an open-air cinema, a laneway music, street art or food festival, creating murals, transforming a car park into a beach, installing an outdoor hammock lounge, creating a lunchtime spot to sit and relax, lighting up laneways with lampshades, hosting a pop-up restaurant, sporting matches or a glow in the dark laneway festival. 

The night will kick off with a Q&A session with artist and round one winner Jimmi Buscombe, who proposed a large mural on a city laneway.

Beers and Ideas starts at 6pm at Super Kawaii Studio, in the Ozone Laneway off Koroit Street. 

It will continue in 2018.