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November 2017

‘Desert Inscapes’ – Al Strangeways Art Exhibition

4 November 2017 @ 12:00 am - 26 January 2018 @ 3:00 pm

Award winning artist Al Strangeways will be exhibiting her artwork at The Studio@54 in Ocean Grove from November 4th, 2017.   Originally from England, but now a resident of the Northern Territory, Al’s artwork is inspired by the people, animals and landscapes of Central Australia.  This exhibition is entitled ‘Desert Inscapes’. ‘Desert Inscapes’ as …”it seems to cover both the subject matter (images and expressions from the desert centre) but also the intention behind pretty much all of my creative endeavours,…

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December 2017

Metropolis Christmas Show

6 December - 24 December
Metropolis Gallery Geelong

Original works of art make lasting gifts and the Metropolis Christmas Show has some stunning collections of paintings and etchings by many of Metropolis Gallery’s exhibiting artists, together with exquisite art glass, unique jewellery and hand-crafted Australian timber boxes that could be the answer for those special Christmas gift ideas. There’s also a number of collectable smaller works by artists like Sidney Nolan, David Larwill, Rick Amor and more, and some bargains on selected art glass, jewellery and other artworks… so be early! The Metropolis Christmas Show runs up till…

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Kylie on Stage

10 December 2017 - 4 March 2018
Graphic created by Tony Hung

Geelong Gallery presents a touring exhibition by Arts Centre Melbourne and the Australian Music Vault. Kylie on Stage celebrates magical moments from Kylie Minogue’s highly successful concert tours. Drawn from her spectacular stage wardrobe held at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Performing Arts Collection, the exhibition charts the development of Kylie’s ever-evolving stage persona and goes behind the scenes to explore the creative process behind each tour.

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Free Advent Organ Recital – Frank De Rosso

18 December @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Frank De Rosso is the Artistic Director for Music at the Basilica which he established to promote the performance of excellent sacred music in Geelong. He is also the Principal Organist at The Basilica of St Mary of the Angels, Geelong. He graduated from The Victorian College of the Arts studying under John O’Donnell and then continued with further studies overseas. Frank has a strong interest in preserving the rich heritage of sacred music from many sources and periods. Fran will play: 1.  Toccata on Veni Emmanuel – Adolphus…

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January 2018

“eclectic” contemporary textiles by Kim Doherty

6 January 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 28 January 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Kim Doherty is thrilled to be exhibiting work at The Space in St. Leonards throughout January. The exhibition title “eclectic” really describes Kim’s practice.  With a passion for all things textile, and a curiosity for mixing media, Kim employs textile techniques such as hand-weaving and knitting using traditional and non-traditional materials, and found objects, to create a broad and varied range of work. In this exhibition, you can expect to see a broad overview of Kim’s practice, including  her signature,…

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February 2018

Musical Mornings Presents Michael Cormick – Feeling Good

14 February 2018 @ 10:30 am - 15 February 2018 @ 10:30 am

Join musical theatre star, Michael Cormick for a wonderful morning’s entertainment.  Accompanied by the talented David Cameron on guitar and piano, Michael will perform songs from some of his favourite show and share stories of the great composers and directors he has worked with both here and overseas.  Repertoire will include songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty & The Beast, The Boy from Oz and Les Misérables.  Michael began his professional career at the age of fourteen and went on to…

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GPAC’s 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season A Little Night Music

22 February 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 24 February 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Oozing with sophistication and wit, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s A Little Night Music (based on Ingmar Bergman’s Smiles on a Summer Night) is a passionate story of intertwined love affairs, regret and longing centred on elegant actress Desiree Armfeldt, and her family and flirtations. When Desiree performs in the town of her former lover, old passions rekindle and during a weekend in the country, the entangled romances of four couples are laid bare. With the magic of music on a…

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Pako Festa

24 February 2018

Pako Festa showcases cultural diversity – via a smorgasbord of cultural food, folk dancing, the famous Pako Parade, workshops, art exhibitions, multicultural craft displays and entertainment on five world music stages in a 1km street festival. The festival is an opportunity for local and regional cultural groups to promote cultural diversity and educate the broader community of the beauty and enriching capacity of multiculturalism and community arts. Pako Festa is traditionally held on the last Saturday of February. Now in its…

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Strassman’s “iTedE”

27 February 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

It’s about Chucking time… Side-splitting comedy! An hilarious all-new show! Strasso’s screwed. He can’t get Chuck and Ted E. off their iPhones. They’re lost to Snapchat, Instagram & Facebook. The battle is on! And in an amazing live-show breakthrough, Strasso throws his voice to 5 puppets at once. It’s a riotously unbelievable, 6-way comedy routine. You seriously won’t believe it!! Ted is cuter than ever and Chuck just as evil. Sid the Beaver cracks a heap of depraved jokes. And…

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Musical Mornings Presents Pirates of Penzance

28 February 2018 @ 10:30 am - 1 March 2018 @ 10:30 am

This fast paced and beautifully sung production which tours with a full set and costumes is the complete production…but beware in 2018 it will contain nuts and Donald Trump Additives…Hilarious !! A True family Musical Comedy is what lies ahead with The Pirates clashing swords and trading barbs in this modern take . The stellar cast is led by musical theatre star Philip Gould as the swashbuckling “Pirate King”, veteran comic baritone Brian Hannan as The Major General and The…

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March 2018

The 78 Storey Treehouse

3 March 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Andy and Terry’s treehouse just keeps on growing. With yet another 13 levels, it’s now got a Scribbletorium, a high-security potato chip storage facility (guarded by one very angry duck!) and even an open-air movie theatre.  Speaking of movies, our friends are going to be famous! The legendary Mr Big Shot has arrived to make a Hollywood blockbuster! But when his first step is to fire Andy and replace him with a monkey – well, a gibbon named Mel Gibbon…

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April 2018

GPAC’s 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season – Circa – Peepshow

11 April 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 14 April 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Escape into the world of Peepshow, a thrilling new creation that infuses world-class contemporary circus with the nostalgia of bygone eras. Circa has performed in 39 countries to over one million people with standing ovations, rave reviews and sold-out houses across six continents, and Geelong is among the first stops for this brand new show before it takes on the world. Explosive and lyrical, watch as Peepshow delights your eyes with dynamic group acrobatics, astonishing solo acts and tantalising duets…

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Musical Mornings Presents A Fine Romance: The Magic of Fred Astaire

18 April 2018 @ 10:30 am - 19 April 2018 @ 10:30 am

A Fine Romance: The Magic of Fred Astaire is an all singing, all dancing tribute to the man who went on to become the most famous dancer of all times.  Starring Joe Meldrum and Imogen Moore, together with Ben Taylor on piano, A Fine Romance recreates the legendary dance routines of the era and takes the audience from Fred’s humble beginnings on Broadway, all the way to his Hollywood days and on screen romances with his many leading ladies, including…

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May 2018

Musical Mornings Presents Frankly Sinatra

23 May 2018 @ 10:30 am - 24 May 2018 @ 10:30 am

Following the outstanding success of The Great Composers…Australian Music Theatre Star Philip Gould and Award winning singer/actress Michelle Fitzmaurice team up again to sing and dance their way through 22 hits from the man they called “Chairman of The Board”…Frank Sinatra. The fascinating life story of Frank Sinatra will be told through skilfully written narration and all of this in front of the backdrop of wonderful stills of many of Franks life on the big screen. The show will also…

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GPAC’s 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season – The Bleeding Tree

23 May 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 26 May 2018 @ 8:00 pm

In a dirt-dry town in rural Australia, a shot shatters the still night. A mother and her daughters have just welcomed home the man of the house with a bullet. The only issue now is disposing of the body. Triggered into thrilling motion by an act of revenge, The Bleeding Tree is an Australian murder ballad blown up for the stage, with three strong women fighting back. Throughout, Cerini is writing is powerfully lyrical, bracingly funny and a highly original…

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Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine

26 May 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

What starts as just another boring day for George quickly turns into a marvellous experiment of epic proportions! Cleverly adapted from the much-loved book by Roald Dahl, George’s Marvellous Medicine bounds off the page in a spectacular live show for the whole family. On a good day, George can’t stand his Grandma. She complains all the time, she’s mean and she smells funny. On this particular day, Grandma is much more annoying than usual an George has had enough. “George – make me a cup…

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June 2018

GPAC’s 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season – Sense and Sensibility

7 June 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9 June 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Kate Hamill’s sparkling adaptation of Sense and Sensibility is Jane Austen on theatrical steroids. In the hands of the State Theatre Company Ensemble it will be a night at the theatre that you won’t want to miss. The newly widowed Mrs Dashwood, under much reduced circumstances, must move herself and her three daughters, the very sensible Elinor, the wild romantic Marianne and the spirited Margaret, from their grand family home to a modest cottage. But reduced social circumstances do not…

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Musical Mornings Presents Downtown – The Songs of Petula Clark

13 June 2018 @ 10:30 am - 14 June 2018 @ 10:30 am

Downtown is a hand-clapping, toe-tapping tribute to the woman who at the height of Beatlemania wrestled the Fab Four for the number one position on the music charts – and came out on top!  Melissa Langton, music theatre favourite and star of the internationally renowned girl-group The Fabulous Singlettes, brings us the incredible songs and the fascinating story of one of Britain’s most cherished entertainers – Petula Clark. In the swinging 60’s Petula repeatedly topped the charts in every corner…

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Josephine Wants to Dance

16 June 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A story about dreams, believing in yourself… and a dancing kangaroo.  From the award-winning team behind Pete The Sheep comes another hilarious tale of a bush animal you’ll never forget.  Josephine is a kangaroo – who loves to dance. Her little brother, Joey, tells her that kangaroos don’t dance, they hop – but Josephine continues to point her toes and leap through the air.  When a ballet troupe comes to the sleepy town of Shaggy Gully Josephine learns that there…

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July 2018

GPAC’s 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season – The Events

11 July 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 14 July 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Clair is a charismatic Reverend, a feminist, a lesbian and the director of a choir that meets regularly in a local hall. It’s made up of all sorts: the lonely, outsiders, strangers – and the privileged, the comfortable. In short, she has built a community. But when a disaffected young man enters the hall and opens fire with a semi-automatic, this community and the ideas that formed it – are blown apart. The Events is set in a wake of this…

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August 2018

GPAC’s 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season – The Season

9 August 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11 August 2018 @ 8:00 pm

The Season is a warm and laugh-out-loud comedy about an Aboriginal family who come together each year for the traditional Mutton Bird harvest on Tasmania’s Dog Island.  It is a time for the family to come together, to catch up, to reminisce and to look forward together. But as with any family, tension is simmering just below the surface, and can bubble over with both heartbreaking and hilarious results.  The show is big-hearted, accessible, upfront and honest, providing a fascinating…

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GPAC’s 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season – Jurassica

29 August 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 1 September 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Jurassica is a story of family, migration, language and growing old. It is a heart-warming tale, told with humour and pathos and spoken in both English and Italian. It is also about dinosaurs – but not necessarily those from pre-historic times. Ralph and Sara migrated from Tuscany in the 1950s to their concrete-front-yard house in suburban Moorabbin. Their son, Ichlis, never really forgave them for his misunderstood name, and grandson Luca is struggling to talk to his father or grandfather.…

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September 2018

GPAC’s 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season – The Almighty Sometimes

13 September 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 15 September 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Anna has been medicated for a range of mood and behavioural disorders for as long as she can remember. Now she wants to know what life would be like without pills and prescriptions. More fulfilling? More exciting? More real? As Anna tries to find out who she really is, her mother, Renee (played by Hannah Waterman), remains determined to protect her. She can’t bear to watch her daughter go through the anguish all over again, to throw it all away…

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October 2018

GPAC’s 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season – Prize Fighter

3 October 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 6 October 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Get ringside for a rare theatrical combo: engrossing storytelling paired with the visceral thrill of live boxing. Fleeing the Congo as a child, playwright Future D. Fidel lived in a Tanzanian refugee camp for eight years before being granted refugee status in Australia. Prize Fighter is inspired by his own story and those of the people he has known. Isa is a young Congolese boxer blazing an impressive career between the ropes. Gearing up for the national title fight, he…

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

27 October 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

“and – pop! – out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar.”  One of the most-read and famous children’s books of all time, The Very Hungry Caterpillar emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience for the whole family.   Journey through Eric Carle’s incredible stories as they come to life on stage in this enchanting show. Featuring some other delightful characters from three of Eric Carle’s bestselling classics tales including The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse, Mr. Seahorse and The…

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