Pentridge has had a busy first month of Autumn! The Pentridge Shopping Centre is more than ready to welcome visitors while the Pentridge Piazza saw quite a few outdoor events take place. From a book launch to an Imagine Moreland pop-up, and of course, the open-air cinema — there’s always something going on within the famed bluestone walls at Pentridge. We’ve kicked off Saturdays in April with our Easter Hunt and celebrations but there’s plenty more happening each Saturday.
Scroll on to see What’s On at Pentridge!
Recap of March
Moreland City Council Conversation Caravan
Moreland City Council hosted their Imagine Moreland Pop-Up at the Pentridge Shopping Centre, to get some conversations started about the future of Moreland. Our tenant Mela Patisserie helped kickstart those important conversations with some freshly brewed coffee ready to go!
Thank you to the local community for coming to Pentridge and getting involved. We’re hoping several ideas were shared that’ll help shape our city over the next few years!
Curious about the Future of Moreland? Visit the council’s page here.
Pentridge Open-Air Cinema
Our first season of Palace’s outdoor cinema experience came to a close on March 28th. We made the best of summer evenings, providing an exceptional outdoor cinematic atmosphere, with an array of hand-picked retro films as well as new titles.
The open-air cinema was accompanied by the Aperol Spritz Sundown Sessions on select nights each weekend — inviting people to make their night out a little bit more special!
Pentridge Prison – Inside Out Book Launch
We proudly hosted Adrian Didlick and Katrin Strohl with the launch of their photo book Pentridge Prison – Inside Out. The sold-out event saw many history buffs turn up!
Pentridge Prison – Inside out is a 288-page photo book, with photos taken by Adrian Didlick, curated and edited by Katrin Strohl. The introduction and texts to the divisions are written by Don Osborne, a former teacher at Pentridge and author of the book Pentridge: Behind the Bluestone Walls.
What’s On in April
Saturdays in April
Every Saturday throughout April, Pentridge will be a hive of activity with a programme of fun, family-friendly and free events for all to enjoy.
Each Saturday afternoon in April from 2:30, the piazza and shopping centre will come alive with live entertainment, workshops and a Palace Pop-Up Bar full of drinks and snacks.
Easter at April
We had an afternoon of fun this Easter Saturday! Along with a Pop-Up Bar and live entertainment, the kids took part in an Easter Egg hunt where they visited each retailer to collect a choc egg and get a stamp on their personal Pentridge Map. There was also a paper bunny ear workshop and a bunny balloon artist.
Roving Performers, Kids Workshops & Pop-Up Bar
Live entertainment by one-man-band extraordinaire ‘Uptown Brown‘, roving performers Brunswick East Entertainment Festival Loveheart Dancers and local makers and creators hosted stalls around Pentridge. There was also a Paper Bag Mask and Puppet Workshop for the kids!
Yoga at Pentridge
Join Carolyn Wray for a tailored yoga session for parents and babies (or kids) at Pentridge Shopping Centre. Held within the Pentridge Shopping Centre, these free yoga classes are limited to 15 persons per session (not including babies or kids), so get in quick!
Yoga mats are supplied and registration is a must.
Silent Disco and Pop-up Bar
Shake a leg at Pentridge at our Silent Disco! Dance your Saturday afternoon away with the kids — the Silent Disco will be handing out headphones to anyone down for a boogie.
We’ve got a pop-up bar going too, plus a host of takeaway food options, a playground and plenty of space for a picnic.
Moro Spanish Film Festival
Join us for an unforgettable celebration of the Hispanic culture, featuring everyone’s favourite fiestas and events!
The Moro Spanish Film Festival reveals a wealth of emotions with dramas, romances, thrillers and major box-office hit comedies from across Spain, plus a selection of gems from Latin America. The first highlights have been announced — to find out more or register for updates, visit the Spanish Film Festival website here.
Live Music, Floral Bouquet Workshops & Pop-Up Bar
Learn how to spruce up your home with bespoke floral arrangements designed entirely by you! Gain a fun new skill at Pentridge’s free Flower Arranging Workshop run by the expert florists from Bountiful Garden Florist.
Saturdays at Pentridge will also be offering up a glass of bubbles or wine from the Pop-Up Bar in the piazza, accompanied by live music from 2:30pm.
We hope to see you at Pentridge!