Faces of Greythorn statues launch and Mini Autumn Festival
The history of Greythorn comes alive with the installation of six iconic statues which chronicle the development of this unique precinct nestled within North Balwyn.
From the 1900s when the area was a highly productive citrus orchard, to being home to a violet farm, a koala sanctuary and where in the 1950s the highly fashionable women of Greythorn made a name for themselves with their high fashion, couture and coiffures, Greythorn has grown into a thriving shopping and community hub. It has attracted families from all of the world wanting to live in this prized location in Melbourne’s inner eastern leafy suburbs.
The Greythorn Traders Association will launch its Faces of Greythorn Statues at 11am on Saturday 21 May followed by a mini-Autumn Festival of entertainment.
The launch of the Faces of Greythorn Statues is planned to be held at Trentwood shops car park picnic area between Centre Way and Trentwood Avenue. (If it is raining, gathering will be on the footpath in front of the Trentwood shops extending from Yours Now Mine Op Shop to Dunyazad Lebanese Restaurant).
Thereafter we invite attendees to take a journey of discovery along the Greythorn Central shopping strip and meet the six statues which represent the Faces of Greythorn over the ages.
Let each statue introduce themselves to you and give you something to think about of relevance to you and the Greythorn community.
Greythorn Central will be a hive of entertainment for families of all ages on Saturday 21 May when post the launch of the Faces of Greythorn statues a Mini Autumn Festival will include all the fun of the fair for attendees as they take the journey of discovery at Greythorn.
Families will be entertained by musicians covering music from all over the globe, face painters and balloon twisting clowns.
So make sure to stop in at Greythorn on Saturday 21 May and you may be one of 200 people who could receive a free coffee voucher from any number of our great cafes at Greythorn. All you have to do is include Greythorn Central as a stop on your way to your nearest electoral polling booth and enjoy our mini Autumn Festival vibe for a couple of hours and enjoy the journey of discovery seeing our new Greythorn visitors – The Faces of Greythorn.
Who’s entertaining visitors at the Greythorn Mini-Autumn Festival
Greythorn’s mini autumn festival being held on Saturday 21 May from 12pm-2pm will showcase a variety of musical genres at the Greythorn Central Shopping strip.
The Autumn Mini Festival follows the launch of the Faces of Greythorn statues being held at the Trentwood car park picnic area.
Other entertainment includes face painting for the children which will be located at 294 Doncaster Road (the former Commonwealth Bank building at the corner of Agnes Avenue), a roaming balloon twisting clown and a cake stall located at 264 Doncaster Road at the location of the Evie statue in front of the city bound bus stop.
The musicians will take you on a journey of various musical genres. See below for more information and where they will be located at Greythorn Central shopping strip on 21 May from 12pm-2pm.
Judy Gunson and Hope Csutoros aka Stiletto Sisters
Accordion and violin duo
Playing mainly gypsy and euro in the vicinity of 307 Doncaster Road in front of Chef in a Box
The Stiletto sisters are well-known for their gypsy euro music. They are often described as luscious, exciting, and virtuosic.
Offering a dynamic and vibrant performance of wild gypsy melodies, seductive tango, and sensuous songs from Europe and Latin America, visitors to Greythorn can be assured of sounds of music to swoon by.
Judy and Hope perform regularly to packed houses nationally and internationally.
Their violin and piano accordian is accompanied by gorgeous vocal harmonies and you’ll be lining up for front row viewing and listening for these entertainers.
Matthew Arnold & Dave Evans
Accordion and violin duo
Playing mainly jazz in the vicinity of 264-268 Doncaster Road near Regent Real Estate and Boroondara Eye Care
Dave and Matt bring together decades of experience playing solo and as part of ensembles around Melbourne and the world.
Matt plays the violin and Dave the accordion. They bring a unique energy and an eclectic repertoire to their entertainment style.
Visitors to Greythorn Central on Saturday 21 May will be entertained by the tunes of well-known music genres such as Klezmer, French, Tango, Italian, Balkan, Jazz, Bossa and Singalong.
David Krycer & Max Tinkler
Saxophone and guitar duo
Playing mainly Latin in in the vicinity of 294 Doncaster Road, location of the former Commonwealth Bank and Mobility Store
Max Tinkler plays clarinet or sax in this duo with David Krycer on guitar.
David is a favourite performer at Greythorn with his warm, friendly, and engaging personality which he delivers in wonderful toe-tapping tunes.
They will take you on a tour of the much-loved Latin songs of the ages.
With a varied collection of Bossa Nova, Tango, Samba, Mambo, Latin-jazz and Latin-rock-tinged favourites, they will fill the air with the best of the swinging decades.
Guitar and lyrics
Playing modern tunes at the Trentwood shops coffee-café strip
Joe is a new addition to Greythorn and will play his first gig on Saturday 12 May.
Joe has performed busking gigs for the City of Melbourne and other high profile local government precincts.