Arts & Entertainment

In Real Life (I.R.L) Festival

In our current world we’re living more and more in a digital realm. Throughout June though Central Park Mall asks visitors to celebrate and reconnect with the physical and tactile world.

Every Friday and Saturday for the month of June, visitors of Central Park Mall will be able to join a variety of workshops and hands-on activities that engage all the senses. As Central Park Mall’s Felicity Armstrong explained, “We want people to get out of the cold to explore their interests and encourage personal creativity in a supporting and collaborative community.”

Some of the activities available to take part in range from gardening to skateboard customisation.

Based in Melbourne, The Plant Society will hold workshops which will encourage gardening enthusiasts to continue their passion through winter by offering expert advice on how to care for indoor plants. The four workshops will take place over two weekends and will come with a take-home Air Plant.

Central Park Mall’s retailer U.P.S. will work alongside skateboarder and multi-media artist, Brett Chan to offer visitors skateboard customisation. With no social media presence, Brett focuses his time on creating street art and wall murals around NSW and will be able to share his creative flair with visitors to help them create something personal for themselves. As part of the activity, all visitors will be supplied with a U.P.S deck and art supplies from Ironlak free of charge.

Every Fri-Sat throughout June. Central Park Mall, 28 Broadway, Chippendale. FREE. Info: