George Street to feast on art
The centre of Sydney will come to a pleasant halt in a little over a week with George Street set to be transformed into a giant picnicking area and dining room to celebrate the end of this year’s Art & About festival.
George Street will be closed to traffic between Park and Bathurst streets on the night of Saturday, October 20 for A Moveable Feast which will give locals and visitors a chance to try the delicacies on offer from Sydney’s new fleet of food trucks in one go.
A giant outdoor screen will also be set up to screen shorts, documentaries and feature films on the evening to celebrate both food and art.
Sydney band Dog Trumpet, featuring ex-Mental as Anything members Reg Mombassa and Peter O’Doherty will perform live while DJ sets from Future Classic and Kate Monroe will keep the music playing until late.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore said A Moveable Feast would be a great finalé to an exciting festival.
“This year’s Art & About Sydney has been our biggest and best to date, and we wanted to finish on a high note,” Moore said.
“This celebration of food, film and music will give Sydneysiders a chance to come together with friends and family and enjoy our city centre at its most vibrant and lively.
“It’s also the perfect chance to sample the City’s hand-picked food trucks, which are already becoming an important part of Sydney’s nightlife.”
The party will run from 7.30pm until midnight with visitors encouraged to slowly graze their way from one food truck to another – from pork belly buns to spelt pizzas, freshly made tacos, gourmet vegie burgers and spatchcock confit.