Maylands Laneway Festival to activate Lyric Lane

L-R: City of Bayswater Councillors Cr Elli Petersen-Pik and Cr Catherine Ehrhardt with Nick Southwell (Owner, The Seasonal Brewing Company). Photo: David Baylis
L-R: City of Bayswater Councillors Cr Elli Petersen-Pik and Cr Catherine Ehrhardt with Nick Southwell (Owner, The Seasonal Brewing Company). Photo: David Baylis

ARTISTS and businesses will be lighting up Lyric Lane in Maylands at the upcoming Maylands Laneway Festival.

The festival will be the first of its kind in the City of Bayswater.

There will be food stalls, live music and a DJ, art displays, silent disco and a licensed area.

The Seasonal Brewing Company owner Nick Southwell said he would be having a stall at the festival, which would offer a preview before his brewery was expected to open in June.

“We are going to have five different beer styles,” he said.

“It will be the first time that we have sold any beer commercially so it is a big moment for us.

“Also, our kitchen guys will be serving food – it gives people a taste of what we are up to and what they can expect.”

Cr Elli Petersen-Pik hoped to see hundreds of people from beyond the City attend.

“This is an opportunity to actually showcase that part of Maylands which is unique,” he said.

Cr Catherine Ehrhardt said she would like to see the laneway full.

“Maylands does have a lot of laneways connecting through on both sides of Eighth Avenue, so to get activation and people into the laneways is really good,” she said.

Mayor Dan Bull said Maylands was “brimming with life”, making it an ideal location for the festival.

“Lyric Lane is one of the many underutilised laneways in the City of Bayswater that we are working to transform into thriving event spaces, showcasing local arts and small business within our town centres,” he said.

The festival will be held on February 23 from 5.30pm to 8pm.

For information, visit the City’s Facebook page.