We're thrilled to announce a very special Beers and Ideas Round 4:

  • Thursday 31st of May

  • 6pm — 8pm

  • hosted and sponsored by The Loft

  • featuring a Q & A with Port Fairy Winter Weekends volunteers


We're back again and on the move! Beers and Ideas Round 4 is being kindly hosted and sponsored by The Loft! 6/58 Timor Street, Warrnambool.

As some of you may know, Beers and Ideas has been council funded, but as we find our feet we're looking for sponsorship to help this wonderful project continue. The event is an example of how Beers and Ideas nights might be sponsored in the future. More about this on the night!

You can expect the same inspiring vibes - a short and sweet event filled with awesome ideas, creative energy and positive discussion from a supportive cross section of our community, and beer and ginger beer of course!

As a very special addition to the night, we'll open with a Q&A session with Port Fairy Winter Weekends Coordinator Loren Tuck and Treasurer Harry Bracegirdle. Winter Weekends is a placemaking playground that is getting bigger, more interesting and attracting more visitors to Port Fairy every year. Loren and Harry have been volunteering at festivals for over 15 years combined, and will discuss Creating Sustainable Festivals With Well Supported Teams, an area in which Port Fairy shines bright. This is a unique opportunity to hear how a small team of volunteers make big things happen in our neighbouring community, and how we can do the same.

You'll then hear from some local people with super placemaking ideas for Warrnambool. They will each present their idea in a few minutes and then answer any questions from the audience. The audience then vote for their favourite idea; the one with the most votes takes home all of the money raised on the door, plus matched funding from council.

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

More people means more funding for the winning idea, so bring your friends, family, neighbours, work colleagues, your uber driver!

We'd also love you to bring your community spirit – there can only be one funded project, but if you have experience, time or resources that could help any of the ideas be realised, please fill out an 'I Can Help' card and introduce yourself to the presenter on the night!

We'll also be announcing a very special Beers and Ideas event happening on August 1st!