Don’t hibernate, celebrate at Lost Lanes this Saturday 23 June

Published: 20 Jun 2018 2:22pm

Need the perfect cure for your winter woes?

If the cold weather is keeping you housebound, then here’s the remedy - take equal parts local food and music, add four magnificent murals and combine at Cadell Place on Saturday 23 June.

Wagga Wagga City Council’s newest micro-festival Lost Lanes is almost here and will transform Cadell Place behind Fitzmaurice Street into an amazing laneway brimming with scents, sights and sounds.

“Lost Lanes is shining a light on a forgotten part of the city and is a great reason to celebrate, rather than hibernate, this winter,” Council’s Visitor Economy and Events

Coordinator Fiona Hamilton said.

“There will be warm open fires, roving performers, live local music and delicious food and beverage options, all set on the backdrop of the new murals along Cadell Place.”

The murals are located on the river-facing side of Thirsty Crow, new business Cadell Place, Knights Meats & Deli and the north-facing wall of the Prince of Wales.

Artist Keo Match’s bull-in-a-china-shop mural at Knights Meats & Deli and Ling’s Dame Edna-esque creation at Thirsty Crow are already the talk of the town.

Artist Ignacio Querejeta has completed his Medusa-style mural at the Prince of Wales motel, while Reuben Broughtwood is putting the finishing touches on his work at the new social marketplace Cadell Place.

His work features portraits of two local Aboriginal community members – comedian Dane Simpson and Western Sydney Wanderers Women’s League soccer goalkeeper Jada Mathyssen-Whyman.

Along with the final murals being completed, the finishing touches are being put on the menu for Lost Lanes, with winter-inspired food and drink options from CSU Wines, Knights Meats & Deli, Cave BBQ, Haran’s Patisserie, Thirsty Crow, Junee Licorice & Chocolate Factory, Coolamon Cheese and the Tumut River Brewing Co.

“From sweet to savoury, there is a real mix of comfort food and drink on offer,” Ms Hamilton said.

“There’s everything from warm soups, hot chocolate and coffee, cheese-wheel  pasta, festival beers, melted brie on bread, meats that melt in your mouth, hot bombolini, smores, mulled wine, delicious pide, warm cider, espresso martinis and more.

“The entertainment line-up is also a mix, ranging from acoustic acts to DJs. There will be children’s activities, so there really is something for everyone.”

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