27 Apr, 2015

Splash Winter Initiatives to Heat up the City

Following its most successful season yet, Splash Adelaide is encouraging people to throw on a coat and embrace all the city has to offer this winter.

With 56 successful applications ranging from events, activations, change of space and installations the Splash winter season has something for everyone.

Lord Mayor Martin Haese is excited for all of the initiatives Splash has in store for the city this winter and encourages people to come into the city and support the local businesses and community members involved.

“The idea of Splash Adelaide is all about taking a ‘quicker, cheaper, lighter’ approach by partnering and co-creating with businesses and the community to try out new ideas, seeing what works and transforming our city street and squares into places people want to be,” said Martin.

“There are a wide variety of activities planned ranging from performing arts, visual displays and recreational activities.

“Adelaide is lucky to have a winter temperature that only requires a few extra layers to be outdoors, so we want to see people coming into the city and embrace the vibrancy that Splash Adelaide and those involved bring to Adelaide during the cooler months,” he said.

City Culture and Community Services Acting General Manager, Clare Mockler says she is consistently intrigued by the creative and entrepreneurial ideas that both new and old entrants have to offer.

The Splash Adelaide winter season re-welcomes some old favourites such as Feast on Foot, Honk! Pop Up and Play, and Adelaide Art Walk.

“It’s great to see previous Splash Adelaide participants return for another season as it shows that we can successfully work alongside creative members of the community to produce something everyone can enjoy.

“It is also great to see what new ideas people and local businesses have to offer as it gives us insight into what people want to see more around the city.

There is an abundance of new projects such as Out of Bounds, Twin Street Revival and multiple herb gardens that will bring about a new feel and colour to certain areas of the city.

“City of Adelaide is right behind giving new things a go; we will be working with local businesses and the community to bring some vibrancy and warmth to public spaces,” said Clare.

People can find out what’s happening near them by downloading the Splash Adelaide App, available free for iPhone and Android devices. The app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play Store simply by searching for “Splash Adelaide”.

To keep updated on everything that is happening in Splash and to be part of the conversation people can follow Splash on Facebook and Twitter and post their favourite Splash Adelaide pictures via Instagram by using the #splashadelaide hashtag.

For more information about Splash Adelaide visit splashadelaide.com.au.