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March 2018

Local documentary short film series launched ‘Hubcaps to Creative Hubs’ free to view online

1 March @ 8:00 am - 31 May @ 8:00 am

On the 1st of March, 2018, Local crowdfunding film research project ‘Hubcaps to Creative Hubs’ was screened to the public for the first time at the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre. We are excited to announce that it is now available to watch for free online! This Film research project was a collaborative effort between Deakin University, the University of Melbourne and Creative Geelong Inc.  The project team partnered up with leading television documentary producer Nick Searle to tell the stories of Geelong’s industrial sites currently…

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April 2018

A Town Named War Boy

27 April @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

By Ross Mueller.   Based on the NSW State Library’s jaw-dropping collection of First World War diaries, photographs and letters, A Town Named War Boy brings to life the personal accounts of the young men who set sail for the far side of the world.

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Bosom Buddies

28 April @ 2:00 pm

Nancye Hayes and Todd McKenney are pals, chums, bosom buddies. Both are multi award winners and true showbiz legends. In this new show, they reflect on their stage careers and their live off stage as well as on! They sing, they dance, they reminisce – about the lows as well as the highs. They tell back stage stories never before told and they show video footage never before seen. This true story is, in turns, moving, poignant and hilarious. As…

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May 2018

Creature – An Adaptation of Dot and the Kangaroo

1 May @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A Stalker Theatre and Out of the Box Production The classic Australian story Dot and the Kangaroo jumps into the digital age with this stunning new stage adaptation. Featuring breathtaking aerial acrobatics, live music and spectacular 3D projections, you will discover the Australian landscape as you’ve never seen it before. See indigenous flora and fauna, meet creatures in their natural habitat and explore their quirky characteristics amidst the beauty and fragility of the Australian bush. “A strikingly imaginative and effective adaptation.” Stage…

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Debra Campbell – Lovelands

2 May @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Nothing is more important to us than love, yet nothing is more painful than love gone wrong. Throughout our lives, dangerous faultlines can develop in our inner emotional landscapes due to hurts and losses. Psychologist Dr Debra Campbell will discuss her new book ‘Lovelands’; a map she recommends for traversing the treacherous terrain of love and cultivating self-awareness.

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Sarah Rood – Giving Voice To The Past

3 May @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Everyone has a story to tell, and everyone has a past.  Sarah Rood of ‘Way Back When Consulting Historians’ will explore the nature of oral history and how it has changed over time.  Enjoy Sarah’s visual presentation, loaded with examples to see and hear, including her recent project Geelong Remembers Them, featured in the National Spirit of ANZAC Roadshow Experience.

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Mountain to Mouth – 4–5 May 2018

4 May @ 9:00 am - 5 May @ 7:00 pm

M~M2018 Be part of an 80km extreme arts journey of discovery over two days and 11 stages. M~M2018 begins at the You Yangs mountain range, crosses Geelong’s industrial heartland at nightfall and arrives in the city centre to collide with Geelong After Dark, a night of extreme and unexpected arts. Mountain to Mouth (M~M) is Geelong’s multi-award winning extreme arts walk – an 80 kilometre biennial journey of discovery over two days. M~M begins at the You Yangs mountain range,…

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Geelong After Dark @ Geelong Library & Heritage Centre

4 May @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

See the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre come alive at night as we again join ‘Geelong After Dark’. Explore the mysterious and illuminating world of bugs, beetles and other creepy crawlies in a whole new way with pop-up performances, artistic installations and interactive happenings for all the family.

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Geelong After Dark

4 May @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Experience the annual art transformation of Central Geelong Friday 4 May at Geelong After Dark. Enter the City from 6pm to experience short sharp art happenings, street performances, live music, roving theatre and spoken word happenings. A family friendly event, you can wander the laneways, stroll past street corners, stop in front of buildings, enjoy the parks and public spaces alive with accessible art in every conceivable form. In 2018, Geelong After Dark will feature the Gathering of the City,…

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10th Annual Windfire Music Festival – Gala Festival Opening Concert

4 May @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The opening Festival Gala concert on May 4 will feature a massed choir of 200 choristers from Geelong and surrounding districts and Orchestra Geelong who will perform St Mary’s Basilica.  We are especially pleased to have Geelong sopranos Lee Abrahmsen and Sally Wilson join us for this concert.   Be entertained as our city’s finest musicians perform some of your favourite pieces such as Mozart’s “Ave Verum”, Parry’s “Jerusalem”, Gounod’s “Sanctus, from Messe Solonelle”, Elgar’s “Nimrod” Coates “Dambusters March” and many…

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Icon Display and Demonstration – Marijke Inei

5 May @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Marijke Inei has always been an artist, painting initially very naïve and folk-inspired art. Inspired by her Dutch heritage, each of Marijke’s artworks represents a story that resonates with her. As a mature age student she studied and graduated with a Diploma of Visual Arts at the Gordon TAFE, Geelong. She became passionate about refugees all over the world who were looking for somewhere to call home! This is especially important to her because of her own migrant past. She…

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Heavenly Harmonies – Gloriana Chamber Choir

5 May @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This is the second concert in Music at the Basilica’s 10th Annual Windfire Music Festival.  Directed by Andrew Raiskums, Gloriana Chamber Choir will start the program with the largest and arguably, the finest of JS Bach’s motets – Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227; this will be followed by Australian composer Clare Maclean’s “Christ the King” which makes prominent use of plainsong and Renaissance-inspired techniques. The mood of elevation in this piece carries into the Missa Papae Marcelli.  In the late sixteenth century a…

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Favourite Works for String Orchestra – Stringendo, Wendy and Friends

6 May @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This is the third concert in Music at the Basilica’s 10th Annual Windfire Music Festival.  Stringendo was a string ensemble, flexible in size, that was available over many years for concerts and special occasions. Based in Geelong and organised by Wendy Galloway, the group could be as small as a string trio or as large as a small chamber orchestra. This concert features some of our favourites from those years.  It begins with the elegance of the classical period with…

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Free Festival Organ Recital 1 – Ken George

7 May @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

This is part of a series of free organ recitals to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Music at the Basilica’s 10th Annual Windfire Music Festival. Ken George, organist at All Saints Church Geelong, will play some of your favourite pieces.  Drop in and enjoy!

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Free Festival Organ Recital 2 – Colin Jenkins

8 May @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

This is part of a series of free organ recitals to celebrate Music at the Basilica’s 10th Annual Windfire Music Festival. Acclaimed organist, Colin Jenkins, will play: Paraphrase on Psalm 19 ‘The Heavens Declare the Glory of God’ – Benedetto Marcello arr. Bryan Hesford Chorale Prelude and Chorale Variation ‘Wer nur den lieben Gott lasst walten’ BWV 691&691a [If you but permit God to prevail] – J S Bach Prelude on ‘Ave Verum Corpus’ [Adagio for Cor Anglais & Strings’…

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Clever Living Seminar 3 – How to Achieve Energy Freedom

8 May @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn how to have a comfortable home that costs nothing to run and achieves a zero carbon footprint! By combining simple energy efficiency measures with quality electrical appliances and a rooftop solar system, your home can produce more power than it uses. Learn how to reduce your power usage through smart choices for cooling/heating, hot water service, lighting, cooking & appliances, energy monitoring & control, home automation, renewable energy, photovoltaic systems, batteries and new technological advances. Presented by Richard Keech, Author…

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Free Festival Organ Recital 3 – Frank De Rosso “The Art of the Arranger”

9 May @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

This is part of a series of free organ recitals to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Music at the Basilica’s Annual Windfire Music Festival. Frank De Rosso, organist at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels Geelong, will play some of your favourite pieces.  Drop in and enjoy! Andante from Piano Sonata in D, K.381 – W A Mozart (1756-1791) arranged by J S Anderson; Largo (from Opera ‘Xerxes’) – G F Handel (1685-1759) arranged by C A A…

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Free Festival Organ Recital 4 – Tom Healey

10 May @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

This is part of a series of free organ recitals to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Music at the Basilica’s Annual Windfire Music Festival. Tom Healey, director and organist at St. Paul’s Church Geelong will play: Fantaisie – Camille Saint Saëns (1835-1921) Fugue No. 6 on BACH – Robert Schumann (1810-1856) Tuba Tune – Reginald Porter-Brown (1910-1982) The Question – William Wolstenholme (1865-1931) Toccata – Marcel Lanquetuit (1894-1985)

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Free Festival Organ Recital 5 – Winton Barry

11 May @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

This is part of a series of free organ recitals to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Music at the Basilica’s Annual Windfire Music Festival. Winton Barry, organist at Christ Church Geelong, will play: Air in D                               J S Bach Salut d’Amour                   Elgar Trumpet sonata                 Purcell (transcribed by W. Barry) Fugue in Bb                        Winton Barry Fiat Lux       …

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Passions of the Seicento – Roberta Diamond (soprano) and Nicholas Pollock (theorbo)

11 May @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

This is the fifth concert in Music at the Basilica’s 10th Annual Windfire Music Festival.  This program explores the music of the Italian seicento for soprano and archlute. Featuring works from well-known composers of the seventeenth century such as Monteverdi, Strozzi and Frescobaldi, as well as less familiar names such as Mazzocchi, Merula and Kapsberger, the selection highlights the frequent equivocations between the sacred and the secular in the reflection of human passions and devotion. Tickets $25 from www.trybooking.com/TOET , Children…

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Managing Stress – Ray Reardon

12 May @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ray Reardon, senior lecturer in art at Deakin University in Geelong. He is still a practising artist and he has exhibited his surreal paintings in Australia and overseas. Many art awards for paintings and etchings enabled exhibitions in established galleries. Ray has also developed a unique program for managing stress. His way of relaxing meditation is quite universal, natural and accessible. The practice can help the mind rest and regenerate, cope better and avoid stress. Rays paintings, limited edition prints,…

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Peace in the Valley – Yarra Gospel Choir

12 May @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This is the sixth concert in Music at the Basilica’s 10th Annual Windfire Music Festival.  The Yarra Gospel has prepared a delightful program of gospel favourites, including upbeat spirituals Steady my tremblin’ soul and Bye and bye, African inspired songs Keep on travelin’ soldier and Kum bah yah, inspirational gospel songs Deep River and We shall overcome and Thomas A. Dorsey’s Peace in the valley. Yarra Gospel is led by an enthusiastic and experienced music team. Yvonne Giltinan is the Musical Director, and Kareene…

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Music of the Americas – Vox Angelica Geelong Chamber Choir

13 May @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This is the seventh concert in Music at the Basilica’s 10th Annual Windfire Music Festival.  Directed by Tom Healey, Vox Angelica Geelong Chamber Choir is an auditioned choir of 22 experienced choristers singing mainly a cappella music in four to eight parts and aiming to complement the growing choral and vocal ensemble scene in Geelong. Today’s concert of Music of the Americas gives just a glimpse of the huge wealth of wonderful choral music composed over some 400 years from…

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CALIBAN – Where Do The Spirits Go When The Water Rises?

14 May @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Edge Ensemble have created an exciting new work…. Caliban’s island is sinking. Ariel is an artificial intelligence system with the power to save the world. As tensions rise with the tides, who will survive?  Exploring the battle ground of global climate politics through the eyes of those on the front lines, this brand new Australian work floats fragments of stories from South Sudan, Afghanistan, and the Pacific Islands on a wave of dynamic energy that’s heading your way. “Western Edge Youth…

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Dr. Natalie Senjov-Makohon – Geelong’s Ukrainian Heritage

15 May @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Dr Natalie Senjov-Makohon as she discusses her book ‘Two Twigs’, the story of the journey taken by two groups who formed the Ukrainian Geelong community in the 1950s and early 1960s to settle in and contribute to Geelong. The first group began to arrive in Australia in 1948, and the other group’s arrival began in 1952. These two groups came from two diverse areas of Europe and united to form a Ukrainian Geelong community.

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Reimagine—the world according to children’s books. CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS TWO

19 May @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Session Two. Exhibiting artists Bern Emmerichs and Tai Snaith will be “in-conversation” with local award winning author Sue Lawson.

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Family Fun Day

20 May @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Experience a special day of family activities; from performances to getting hands-on with technology! Explore wonderful, new ways to experience children’s books. Meet book characters and listen to tales from some of your favourite authors and illustrators. Full program details will be available mid-April from the Geelong Regional Libraries’ website grlc.vic.gov.au/

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Reimagine—Family fun day

20 May @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cat Rabbit & Isobel Knowles Cloud Town was safe once more 2012

Pop into the Gallery for a day of creative fun, and be inspired by Reimagine—the world according to children’s books. 10.00am to 11.30am Create your very own book cover using collage techniques inspired by the illustrations included in the exhibition. 12.00pm to 4.00pm Reimagine artists, Isobel Knowles and Cat Rabbit are hosting a fun drop-in activity exploring the magical world of Cloud Town from their illustrated children’s book, Owl Know How—help us recreate a 3D Cloud Town in the Gallery. Suitable for children 5 to 10 years old. This event coincides…

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Dr Charlie Corke – How to Plan for a Good Death

22 May @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Leading intensive care specialist Dr Charlie Corke explores the kinds of decisions individuals, families, and medical personnel face in a medical crisis. Dr Corke explores how to make an advanced care plan that will help people make decisions on our behalf; and how we can maintain our dignity and autonomy for as long as possible.

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Musical Mornings Presents Frankly Sinatra

23 May @ 10:30 am - 24 May @ 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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