Tickets for the La Trobe Lawn Lunch are on sale!
It’s our 50th anniversary this year and we’re celebrating in style with a range of programs and events throughout 2017.
We kick off the anniversary celebrations with the La Trobe Lawn Lunch on our renowned campus grounds in Bundoora on Sunday 5 March, for a sensational afternoon program that champions the University’s history and cultural diversity through author conversations, film, music, drinks produced by our alumni, food from our social enterprise catering partners and, most importantly, the chance to catch up with old friends and reminisce about your time at La Trobe.
Travelling from Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Shepparton or Mildura? Register your interest in finding out more about coordinated travel arrangements when you purchase your tickets!
In the spirit of La Trobe’s social inclusion ethos, we’re making the Lawn Lunch accessible for everyone – the tickets include food from nine of our social enterprise catering partners and a glass of beer, wine or soft drink on entry; a La Trobe memorabilia bag; as well as access to an amazing line-up of film, music and talks from some of the people that make La Trobe special.
Food will be provided by our social enterprise partners, including:
- Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
- Lentil As Anything
- Free to Feed
- Friends of Refugees
- Tamil Feasts
- Charcoal Lane
- Sorghum Sisters
- Open Table
- Cultural Catering.
Wine and beer will be supplied by some of our alumni who have gone on to establish some of our finest wineries and breweries, including:
- MoFro Wines
- Vinea Marson
- Panton Hill Winery
- Otway Estate
- Moon Dog Brewing
- Napoleone Brewers
- Valhalla Brewing
- Castlemaine Brewing.
At the Lawn Lunch, all drinks will be available at pop up bars that have been specially crafted from recycled pallets and custom-built by participants in our LifeSkills program at the Bundoora campus, which gives people with a disability the opportunity to undertake meaningful work.
The music stage will feature a stunning line-up of some of Australia’s finest talent, including:
- Xylouris White – the captivating duo of Dirty Three drummer Jim White and Cretan lute player George Xylouris
- R&B indie darlings – The Harpoons
- a reunion concert from the critically acclaimed post-rock instrumental band – This is Your Captain Speaking
- Melbourne’s own comedy folk duo – The Astruds