Light Up Glenferrie
Over three consecutive nights the Glenferrie Traders Association, sponsored by Yarra Trams, presented Light Up Glenferrie. From 21 - 23 July, Glenferrie precinct was transformed through a series of light displays on trees and building facades from Burwood Road to Hawthorn Grove. Beginning on Thursday 21 July, passers-by were treated to three large light installations focused on Glenferrie landmarks; Hawthorn Arts Centre, Lido Cinemas and the Immaculate Conception Church. Along with one set of lights beaming into the night sky adjacent to The Garage, the remainder of Glenferrie Road’s business district was bathed in sporadic, simple swirling light patterns, projected from five stationary utility vehicles along Glenferrie Road, which were often somewhat outshined by glaring traffic and street lights, reducing their impact. On Friday night, visitors were treated to a scattering of live music performances, fire and neon light twirling displays, as well as face painting and caricature art. While the event was successful in bringing much needed business to Glenferrie Road following the recent disruptive track works, a schedule of events published in advance would have benefited this otherwise appealing event.