Cadell Place to come alive during Lost Lanes on 23 June

A new micro-festival is shining a light on a forgotten part of the city and giving you a reason to celebrate, rather than hibernate, this winter.

Cadell Place, located behind Fitzmaurice Street, will be transformed on Saturday 23 June with a series of four murals on local businesses to be unveiled, along with live music, entertainment, food stalls and more.

Lost Lanes will feature music from local musicians Cello Riot and Phoebe & Steve, as well as other entertainment and winter-themed food and beverage offerings from Cave BBQ, Haran’s Patisserie, Knights Meats & Deli, CSU Wines, Thirsty Crow, Coolamon Cheese and Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory.

“Lost Lanes is about getting out and discovering everything our city and region has to offer year-round,” Wagga Wagga City Council’s Visitor Economy and Events Coordinator Fiona Hamilton said.

“Cadell Place will be transformed with warm open fires, roving entertainers and free live music and there will be no need to stay at home in front of the heater, with plenty of good food matched with a mulled wine or a hot chocolate to warm you up.”

Keeping warm certainly won’t be a problem at the Thirsty Crow, who will also be holding their annual Fire in the Hole competition on the night.

Head Brewer Craig Wealands said after seeing the success of Fitz Live, Thirsty Crow was excited to be involved with Lost Lanes.

“When I first heard about the Lost Lanes concept I was fully on board,” he said.

“Wagga's four seasons are so diverse and in winter we should definitely celebrate it rather than hibernate for three months.

“I'm looking forward to rugging up and checking out the new murals, listening to local live music and eating my fair share of food and, of course, beers.”

Ling (Thirsty Crow), Keo Match (Knights Meats), Reuben Broughtwood (Cadell Place) and Ignacio Querejeta (Prince of Wales) were selected by the local businesses to create the murals along their rear walls following an expression of interest process earlier this year.

“A long-lasting impact of Lost Lanes will be four murals on Cadell Place that can be seen while you walk along the Wiradjuri Walking Track, adding to the vibrancy of the Fitzmaurice Street precinct which we hope will contribute toward deterring graffiti,” Ms Hamilton said.

“Lost Lanes is another great example of what can be achieved through Council and local businesses working closely through our Tourism Partner Program.”

Businesses and other organisations can sign up for the Wagga Tourism Partner Program at any time during the year, but to be included in the 2018/19 Visitor Guide they will need to join by 13 June.

More information and a copy of the program prospectus can be found at visitwagga.com/partners, or head to visitwagga.com/lostlanes to find out more about Lost Lanes.

Lost Lanes – Saturday 23 June, 4pm-10pm

A laneway revival you won’t want to miss - rediscover a hidden pocket of our city at Cadell Place on 23 June. Lost Lanes combines food, music, murals, open fires, mulled wine, hot chocolate and more.

  • Featuring winter-themed food and beverage offerings from Cave BBQ, Haran’s Patisserie, Knights Meats & Deli, CSU Wines, Thirsty Crow, Coolamon Cheese and Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory
  • Music bylocal musiciansCello Riot and Phoebe & Steve, plus roving entertainment, a weaving workshop at Feather and Willow (ticketed) and more
  • Murals: Thirsty Crow by Ling, Knights Meats by Keo Match, Cadell Place by  Reuben Broughtwood, Prince of Wales by Ignacio Querejeta
  • visitwagga.com/lostlanes