Get ready for Winter Warmer in the Square!

Reimagine Strathfield Town Centre and embrace the chill at Winter Warmer in the Square on Saturday 13 July 2024 from 11am – 9pm. This exciting new event aims to inject vibrancy into our streets and help create a thriving local place.

Stroll the winter markets while listening to live music, taste local treats in a canopied outdoor dining space and enjoy roller skating with the family in the middle of the Square!

Proudly funded by the NSW Government.

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Winter Warmer Stage Program available below!

Event Highlights

Strathfield Town Centre will be home to a winter market with 13 artisanal stalls to purchase items to help keep you warm on Saturday 13 July. Curated by Artist Made who have produced creative markets since 2020.

Stall NameBioCategory
Dolly & BazAnnette is a self taught resin artist  and the Jack of all trades at her business Dolly & Baz. All Annette’s works are completely unique and are created using handmade silicone moulds. Each individual piece has been poured, sanded and polished by hand making them colourful & functional works of art.Home and garden
Stirring StuffAs bush regenerator carving wooden spoons by hand from woody weeds. Durable kitchen utensils, made locally, sustainably.Utensils
Artwork by Khots DotsJulia is a multidisciplinary artist, her practice involves experimenting with new ways of working with dry and wet materials. She works with acrylics, ink, markers; while building up layers with oil pastels. Her recent work reflects memories of various landscapes; both imagined and traversed.Artworks – Paintings, prints, books, stencils, stickers, zines, etc
Mooody LemonMooody Lemon is a local ceramicist specialising in hand painted and handmade ceramics! They aim to make functional art and bring some colour into life!Ceramics
Miss Chopsticks Origami JewelleryMiss Chopsticks Origami Jewellery creates exquisite, water-resistant origami jewellery that tells a personal story with every fold. Inspired by the elegance of Japanese handmade washi paper, each piece embodies beauty, meaning, and craftsmanship.Jewellery
Pencil CritterAnnie Guo (aka Pencil Critter) is a mixed-media illustrator and artist based in Sydney. Her work features endearing characters and nature-themed stories, which you can buy as stationery-style items like stickers, greeting cards, artist prints, and zines!Artworks – Paintings, prints, books, stencils, stickers, zines, etc
Sam the Caricaturist Sam the Caricaturist is a live illustrator with ten years experience. His caricatures are a lot fun and adorn many fridges.Artworks – Paintings, prints, books, stencils, stickers, zines, etc
SHUQONA AustraliaDiscover the artistry of handmade jewellery with unique creations, crafted using rare Czech beads and exquisite citrine petals. Their signature necklace combines intricate knitting techniques to create airy, shiny pieces that stand out. Each piece is a testament to meticulous craftsmanship and an eye for beauty. Visit this stall to experience jewellery like never before!Jewellery
TellamaumHandmade Hairclips and handmade FlowersArtworks – Paintings, prints, books, stencils, stickers, zines, etc
fukurōgurō snaps!Rosie is an illustrator of cute characters they hope spark joy with bright colours, fun patterns, and (often) powerful twirly eyebrows. Their art is inspired by my somewhat nerdy hobbies and getting up to mischief with their small black cat Dinky. Whilst digital art is their main medium, you’ll also find pins, keychains, printed and blind bags.Jewellery
Hands on PotteryCushla and Steve, makers of handmade pottery for everyday enjoyment.
They use local and Australian stoneware clays to throw every piece individually on the potters wheel. When it is dry, it is fired in gas and solar electric kilns. Each piece is glazed individually with glazes made by themselves.
Ceramics
Jinberrie: The Art of Regine ClarkeRegine is a storyboard artist in the animation industry who focuses on drawing emotion and gesture. She paints impactful artworks with ink and watercolour, and illustrates her adventures detailed in travel and music zines. She currently experiments with Japanese-style cute and edgy aesthetics to elevate her storytelling.Artworks – Paintings, prints, books, stencils, stickers, zines, etc
Infinite Love CreativeInfinite Love Creative offers exquisite ceramics inspired by nature and its creatures. The artisan behind the creations, Pauline, channels her love for animals and plants into the designs. She creates her unique ceramics in her home studio using locally sourced clay. She pays great attention to detail and specialises in crafting vases, planters, tableware, eco-friendly keep cups and decorative home items.Ceramics

Have you always wanted to roller skate in the middle of the Square? We’ll be setting up a rink so you can do just that! Strap into some boots and let the fun begin.

You can hire skates for free or bring your own!

Head over to Strathfield Square to pick up a new skill or two with Morris Performance who will be running a basketball workshop from 11am – 6pm.

Ian Morris has a unique gift when it comes to basketball development. Born and raised in Queens, NYC with raw potential from playing ball on NYC street courts and AaU tournaments prepared him for NCAA Basketball in Buffalo, NY USA. Earning him Most Valuable Player, 1st Team All Conference, All Buffalo State Tournament Team and invited to overseas teams over the world. Ian uses his knowledge in fitness combined with his relentless passion for basketball to create a true authentic NYC basketball culture.

Winter Warmer in the Square will feature live music and performances to keep everyone entertained as you enjoy each activation throughout the day.

TimePerformerBio
11:05amStrathfield Community ChoirStrathfield Community Choir commenced in 2019 and is run by Strathfield Council. The choir rehearses at Homebush West Community Centre on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8pm. Membership is free and open to everyone.
11:30amInêsThe searing spice of Portugese heritage is sprinkled generously over the Aussie-raised Inês and her unique take on neo-soul. The songstress’ take on the genre is as gentle and refined as it is raw and sensual. Smoky vibrato vocals and organic instrumentation combine beautifully with a fresh and enticing songwriting approach.
1:30pmNatalie Slade and DJ DiolaInternationally acclaimed songwriter and soul vocalist, Natalie Slade, is an artist born through chance meetings, earthquakes and sonic healing. Natalie records with some of the most respected names in music including J Dilla collaborator Steve Spacek, Australian hip-hop royalty Katalyst and three-time Grammy nominated R&B artist Simon Mavin of Hiatus Kaiyote who produced her debut album ‘Control’.
3:30pmOfficial Welcome
3:40pmLady KingLADY KING is the soulful solo project of Sydney born multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, artist and educator Lara King. Recently returning to after a year abroad exploring her Thai heritage, Lara brings a fresh musical energy to the music scene. With a background in classical music and over ten years industry experience performing in multiple Sydney bands, Lady King is Lara’s return to her neo-soul, jazz, and R&B roots.
5:30pmPa777iencePA777IENCE is a producer/artist/songwriter/musician based on Dharug Country, aka Western Sydney. Their style evokes 90s neo-soul with a glossy coat of future R’n’B. PA777IENCE’s lyrics are honest and empowering, chronicling the everyday twists, turns, and reflections of a 20 something finding their feet in the modern world.
6:30pmPeptalkPEPTALK are your wholesome friends giving unsolicited advice. Boasting two thirds queer, two thirds POC and all female, PEPTALK is determined to be the positive representation they longed for growing up. Made up of Jay-Lee Kwan (keys), Lara Frew (bass), and Phoebe Sinclair (lead vocals), PEPTALK’s presence has a comfort and confidence that only time and genuine friendship can bring.
7:30pmDJ Charlie VillasCharlie Villas is one of Australia’s favourite party starters and highly sought-after DJs. Hailing from the Philippines and now based in the picturesque Blue Mountains on Darug and Gundungurra land, she is celebrated as a vibe maker and dance floor legend. Known for seamlessly blending diverse musical styles, Charlie channels the spirit of iconic New York clubs from back in the day while infusing a global tapestry that transports audiences to unforgettable house parties.

Strathfield is home to many well loved restaurants and cafes offering a delicious range of culinary treats from different cuisines. Looking for tasty Malaysian hawker food? Who can look past Hojiak? Pop into Lush Bowl N Roll for authentic Vietnamese, Barone for a delicious bowl of Italian pasta or Cafe Crop for a tempting jug of bingsoo.

Want to sit back and enjoy a cocktail as Strathfield Square comes to life? Head over to Barone (1 The Boulevarde, Strathfield) for a selection of different drinks, pizzas and pastas.

Bring your appetite to delight your taste buds and come for a fun-filled day as you enjoy local tastes in a canopied outdoor dining space!

Georgia Norton Lodge aka Georgia Draws A House has been delighting the world with her murals and drawings for over 10 years. She loves creating work that tells stories of home.

Georgia will be drawing your suggestions of Strathfield landmarks and then it’s up to you to colour it in!

Keep the little ones entertained with a kid’s craft activity from 11am – 5pm and face painting from 11am – 9pm!

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ROAD CLOSURES

Strathfield Council will hold a new event in Strathfield Town Centre called Winter Warmer on Saturday 13 July 2024 from 11am – 9pm.

As a result, the following areas will be closed to traffic between 11pm Friday 12 July and 4am Sunday 14 July:

  • The Boulevarde north of Parnell Street traffic lights
  • Albert Road between The Boulevarde and Strathfield Square, and
  • Churchill Avenue between The Boulevarde and Strathfield Square.

Strathfield Square may still be accessed via Raw Square and Redmyre Road, as well as Strathfield train station.

Furthermore, temporary changes to parking will be implemented for the duration of the road closures:

  • The taxi stand outside Strathfield Station will be moved to 3 Albert Road; and
  • The ‘No Parking’ zone at the roundabout at the north end of The Boulevarde will be moved to the south of the traffic lights at Parnell Street.

Strathfield Council would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

EVENT LOCATION

Strathfield Square is located immediately outside the Strathfield train station (southern side). For public transport options to Strathfield station, visit Transport NSW. Free street parking is available in the streets around Strathfield. For driving directions, see Google maps.

Getting Here

Hop on the train to get to the Square which is located just outside Strathfield Train Station. For public transport options to Strathfield station, visit Transport NSW.

Limited street parking is available in the Strathfield Council car park (entry via Albert Road) and Strathfield Plaza car park.

Festival visitors are recommended to catch the train to Strathfield, hop on the Strathfield Connector or free shuttle bus from Strathfield Park.

Proudly funded by the NSW Government.

Sponsorship Enquiries

For more information on enhancing your business exposure by becoming a Spring Festival sponsor, contact the Strathfield Council Communications and Events Team:

Phone: 02 9748 9999
Email: events@strathfield.nsw.gov.au

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