Round four of Beers and Ideas will have a slightly different format this time around.
The event will be held at The Loft, and will include guest speakers from Port Fairy’s Winter Weekends committee.
Beers and Ideas is a crowd funding platform for creative place-making ideas in Warrnambool.
Organiser Sinead Murphy said The Loft in Liebig Street had come on board to sponsor this round of the initiative.
The event is on Thursday from 6pm, and there will be three placemaking ideas shared.
Attendees will hear from residents who have 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.
Guest speakers Loren Hackett and Harry Bracegirdle, from the Winter Weekends committee, will talk on the topic of ‘creating sustainable festivals with well-supproted teams’.
“I have seen quite a lot of frustrated comments from people that say Port Fairy leads the way with events and Warrnambool might not be as good,” Ms Murphy said.
“So I thought let’s find out why. The speakers are really keen to pass on their experience and share their knowledge. I thought we should extend the conversation. Hopefully people will feel inspired and learn about putting teams together to get involved.”
The $10 entry fee gets you a drink and a vote. Children are $5.
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.