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August 2017

Free Stand-up Comedy Class

22 August @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

You’re a funny person. At least that’s what people tell you. You’ve been wanting to try your hand at stand-up comedy, but don’t know where to begin. You know comedy is an art, but there must be some ‘golden rules’, right? Join us on Tuesday, August 22 at Beav’s Bar for a FREE workshop on stand-up comedy, and have all your questions answered. You’ll get to meet stand-up comedy veteran and comedy teacher, and learn the ‘Normal-Normal-Twist’ and ‘Random Word’ joke generation.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

24 August @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Melbourne City Ballet offers another Shakespearian classic for audiences in 2017, after the huge success of their production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2016. Melbourne City Ballet will perform an interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream choreographed by Artistic Director, Michael Pappalard. Audiences will see a range of diverse movement, executed by some of Australia’s most talented artists. This comical tale explores the lives of two couples whose lives are affected by the meddling fairies who live in a…

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Bakersfield Mist

24 August @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

BY TASMANIAN THEATRE COMPANY & STRAIGHTJACKET PRODUCTIONS, IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE KARRALYKA CENTRE Colourful comedy/drama inspired by real events Written by Stephen Sachs Is the true value of art in the eyes of the beholder? Maude (Julie Nihill), an unemployed bartender, has bought a painting for a few bucks from an opp shop. Despite almost trashing it, she now thinks it’s a Jackson Pollock worth millions. In fact, she’s certain it is. But when world-class art expert, Lionel Percy (John…

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27 August @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Bannockburn Arts and Crafts market, is for Local Creators and Designers, to show and sell their artistic products. From professional artists to backyard gran-mas with beautiful knit wear, the Golden Plains Shire, shows off its artistic and individual flare. With 3 markets annually, it’s a great opportunity to buy that special and unique gift for Mum, Dad or Christmas. It will be held on the Farmers market site, at the corner of High/Milton streets in Bannockburn, from 10.00am to…

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Voices of Our Time

27 August @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Geelong Chorale, conducted by Allister Cox will present a concert of music written by local, state, national and international composers including Malcolm John, Stephen Leek, James MacMillan, Eric Whitacre, Karl Jenkins and the hauntingly ethereal Lux Aeterna by Morten Lauridsen.   What do all these composers have in common?  They are all alive!   Details of the concert are as follows: Concert:   Voices of Our Time Artists:  The Geelong Chorale, Conductor – Allister Cox Date and Time:   Sunday 27…

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September 2017

2 Worlds Festival

2 September @ 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The 2 Worlds Festival, which aims to bring our cultures together in a fun, entertaining and interactive festival atmosphere. It will showcase a variety of indigenous and western performers, art, traditional and not so traditional activities, indigenous and modern multicultural food offerings. A true celebration of culture and walking in 2 worlds. The headline acts include Archie Roach, Jeff Lang, Neil Murray, Shane Howard Trio, Chris Wilson and Yirrmal and the Miliyawutj, with at least another 15 local and national musicians…

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GPAC’s Musical Mornings – Rachael Beck Stars in This Girl

6 September @ 10:30 am - 7 September @ 10:30 am

Rachael Beck is a multi-award winning music theatre star of Australia with a commanding stage presence, stellar vocals and a superb repertoire. Rachel brings her stunning and critically acclaimed show This Girl, to the stage. Featuring songs from her vast career on the musical stage as well as popular ballads including Running Up That Hill, State Of The Heart, Only Girl In The World and Make You Feel My Love, this brand new show encompasses many diverse styles that will…

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Pike St

6 September @ 8:00 pm - 9 September @ 8:00 pm

In the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge, a struggling family prepares to ride out the next big storm.  Unable to move her teenaged daughter Candace  whose mysterious aneurysm has rendered her unable to move or breathe on her own out of their crumbling tenement, Evelyn plans for more than just survival: she fights for healing and redemption. Pike St is Nilaja Sun’s first solo show since her international hit, the OBIE Award-winning No Child. With trademark humour, political incisiveness, and virtuosity, she…

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John Williamson

8 September @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

He is firmly cemented in the nation’s musical culture, his impressive career spans more than forty years. He has survived and soared in the often cut-throat entertainment industry. His unofficial anthems, tributes to legends and unsung heroes and tender ballads have captured the spirit of the nation in song unlike any other. His honest and passionate songs are synonymous with the country that inspires him and connect him with his countrymen regardless of age, sex or creed. Add to this…

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Pictures Worth a Thousand Words

12 September @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The always-popular combination of film and images of Geelong’s past given new 21st Century treatment and presented by Colin Mockett and Shirley Power. Tickets can be booked at any of our Customer Service Centres or purchased by credit card over the phone.

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You’re My World – The Cilla Black Story

13 September @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tickets available from the Box Office, (03) 5232 2077 Cilla Black is back in a biographical cabaret full of the powerhouse vocals and self-deprecating humour that made her one of the UK’s most loved performers. We meet the British pop icon and TV star at the peak of her popularity, belting out Anyone Who Had a Heart and Alfie. She reminisces about her childhood in Liverpool, and shares cheeky anecdotes about The Beatles and her old mate Queen Elizabeth! With beautiful…

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15 September @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Dance Initiative Productions explores the stages of four women’s lives interpreted through contemporary dance and drama. Ideas of expectation, passion and inspiration unite them – together they discover their stories are reflective of each other’s thus strengthening their bond and own sense of identity. Order your tickets at our Customer Service Centres or purchase by credit card over the phone.

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‘Women’ by Dance Initiative Productions

15 September @ 8:00 pm - 16 September @ 8:00 pm

Perfomance at the Potato Shed Theatre, Drysdale – 2 nights. Fri 15th and Sat 16th Sept. 8.00pm Meeting Expectations | Seeking Inspiration | Living Passionately Through dance and visual art making Women personifies three real life concepts familiar to women throughout time. Where dance interprets story and painting illustrates dance, metres of blank canvas become transformed to an abstract field of coloured gestural impressions. This creates a live visual insight that reflects the complexities and sensitivities of the artists who…

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Bluebird Vintage Trivia Challenge

16 September @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

It’s 1957 and Edna, Beryl and the ladies of the Bluebird Auxiliary are back with the second trivia challenge. Test your wits against the Bluebird Brains Trust once again as we challenge you with questions such as: * What popular platter-shaped toy was first available for sale in 1957? * In the number one hit, where was Johnny Ray walking? * What day of the week was February 6th of this year? ie 1957 Gentleman – cuff links and shoe…

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16 September @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Dance Initiative Productions explores the stages of four women’s lives interpreted through contemporary dance and drama. Ideas of expectation, passion and inspiration unite them – together they discover their stories are reflective of each other’s thus strengthening their bond and own sense of identity. Order your tickets at our Customer Service Centres or purchase by credit card over the phone.

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Melbourne Theatre Company’s What Rhymes with Cars and Girls

21 September @ 8:00 pm - 23 September @ 8:00 pm

His achingly lyrical first solo album, What Rhymes with Cars and Girls, cemented You Am I frontman Tim Rogers’ already formidable reputation as one of Australia’s premier songwriters.  Playwright Aidan Fennessy (National Interest) has threaded these beautiful songs across the class divide to create a tale of love in contemporary Australia. Performed with a live band led by Rogers,  What Rhymes with Cars and Girls is an intimate musical jewel that sees two lovers brought together by a conjunction of…

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Horrible Harriet

23 September @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

GPAC’s 2017 Love Central Geelong Family Magic Program Presents Horrible Harriet for two performances only. Look out! Here comes Horrible Harriet. She’s wicked, wild and wonderful! Horrible Harriet lives in the roof of her school and keeps teachers chained in the cellar to do her homework. Harriet and the other children don’t see eye to eye – but all Harriet really wants is a friend. When Athol Egghead lands in his hot air balloon, Harriet finally meets someone who understands…

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Flinders Quartet

27 September @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

FLINDERS QUARTET DEATH & THE MAIDEN  A colourful chamber concert, coffee & cake Coffee & cake: 10:30am Flinders Quartet (FQ) is instantly recognisable as one of Australia’s most loved chamber music ensembles. A quartet for the twenty-first century, FQ continues its second decade with acknowledged musical skill and maturity. The group’s dynamic and stirring performances of a full spectrum of repertoire make them a highly respected force in Australian chamber music. Programme: RICHARD MILLS String Quartet No. 4 Glimpses from…

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October 2017

Justice Crew: KICK ONS TOUR

6 October @ 7:00 pm - 8:40 pm

VIP TICKETS: VIP Sound Check Ticket Holders are able to attend and experience the JUSTICE CREW Sound Check for a total time of 20 minutes, including an opportunity to ask questions. The VIP Experience commences at 5pm. Since winning Australia’s Got Talent in 2010, Justice Crew has set the nation on fire releasing non-stop chart smashing music. Their #1 ARIA Single “Boom Boom” is certified 6 x Platinum, backed up by two further ARIA Top 10 hit singles “Best Night” and…

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Geelong Harmony Chorus – Sing into Spring 3

8 October @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Geelong Harmony Chorus are back for their annual Sing into Spring Concert for the Seniors Festival. Geelong’s ever-popular a capella women’s chorus perform their trademark ringing harmonies in an afternoon filled with music, laughter and fun. Afternoon tea provided, raffle with great prices and purchase drinks from our licensed bar. Tickets can be ordered at any of our Customer Service Centres or purchased by credit card over the phone.

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Golden Hits from the Drop of a Hatband

10 October @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

From the Beatles and Dylan to Dire Straits and the Travelling Wilburys – the Hatband’s choice of greatest hits have their backgrounds explained and then delivered in the easiest of styles. Tickets can be ordered at any of our Customer Service Centres or purchased by credit card over the phone.

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The Popular Mechanicals

11 October @ 8:00 pm - 14 October @ 8:00 pm

A funny thing happened to me on the way to the theatre this evening. Shakespeare’s greatest clowns – the rude mechanicals from A Midsummer Night’s Dream – take centre stage in this wild reimagining of what might have happened off-stage during the Bard’s most loved comedy. Perhaps the most famous group of amateur thespians of all time, the cast of the play-within-a-play Pyramus and Thisbe, bumble their way through rehearsals, misadventures and sheer idiocy in an hysterically funny mix of…

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Love Songs – Kate Ceberano & Paul Grabowsky

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

RAZ MUSIC A repertoire as diverse as love itself An intimate evening with the high priestess of Australian pop Kate Ceberano and musical partner, ARIA and Helpmann Award-winning Paul Grabowsky. This very personal journey into words and music by two of Australia’s most respected musicians brings brilliant interpretations of some of the greatest love songs of the past 50 years. The effect on audiences is palpable as Kate and Paul present stripped-back renditions of love songs they’ve hand-picked together for…

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Birdcage Thursdays

12 October @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Birdcage Thursdays is a new Australian play which takes a theatrically innovative and tragicomic look at the issue of hoarding and some of the complexities around communication across services and the families of those who hoard. An ageing mother resists her adult daughter every step of the way towards an important inspection. This performance features rebound local actress Genevieve Picot and addresses a major issue within the city of Greater Geelong with a Q&A session facilitated through the Geelong Hoarding…

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Blue Love

13 October @ 8:00 pm - 9:10 pm

SHAUN PARKER & COMPANY Snappy acting & a fat dose of funny   Infused with intense physical theatre, film and dance, Shaun Parker’s Blue Love is a poetic and satirical take on the clichés of pop culture, romance, coupledom and suburbia. From a fantastic place where TV soap meets art-house film, Glenn and Rhonda Flune take the audience on an expedition in search of the perfect relationship. Blue Love is inspired by famous works of art, theatre, music and film,…

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17 October @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

ATHOL GUY – THE SEEKERS STORY IS A PERSONAL JOURNEY THROUGH THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF AUSTRALIA’S MOST CELEBRATED MUSIC GROUPS Celebrating one of the country’s most revered music groups, Athol Guy – The Seekers Story, is a musical and visual spectacular that takes the audience on a journey from the 60s through to modern day. Athol Guy – bassist and one of The Seekers’ founding members – is joined by an all-star cast including…

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GPAC’s Musical Mornings – The Peter Allen Songbook

18 October @ 10:30 am - 19 October @ 10:30 am

The Peter Allen Songbook is a concert tribute to a truly great Australian, Peter Allen, and his friends, starring popular Australian music theatre star John Bowles together with award winning actress/singer Michelle Fitzmaurice. This tribute contains many memorable Peter Allen songs as well as hits from Judy Garland and Liza Minelli. This is a memorable show full of great highlights including, I Honestly Love You, Rio, Quiet Please, I Am Not The Boy Next Door, Tenterfield Saddler and many more.

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Exposing Edith

18 October @ 8:00 pm - 9:20 pm

COUNTRY ARTS SA, MICHAELA BURGER & GREG WAIN PRESENTS Australia’s very own Little Sparrow Written & performed by Michaela Burger and Greg Wain Direct from critically acclaimed seasons at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Leicester Square Theatre and winner of the International Cabaret Contest – Exposing Edith charts the tragic life of arguably the greatest French singer of all time – Edith Piaf. Experience her life, loves and losses through the songs that shot her to stardom including La Vie en Rose,…

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Grug and the Rainbow

21 October @ 12:00 pm

Grug began his life as the grassy top of a Burrawang tree. Fascinated by the world around him and never short of an adventure, now he’s back by popular demand. Embarking on his own epic journey to find a rainbow, it always seems just beyond his grasp. But Grug is full of determination and his adventures are always full of surprises. Featuring exquisite puppetry and more of the gentle storytelling that has delighted audiences around the world, this new show…

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Family Fun Day at The Shed

22 October @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Family Fun Day is back! In 2017, the Potato Shed welcomed over 8,000 people for this amazing celebration of family life. This must-do Bellarine event is proud to offer free music, crafts, performances, storytelling and workshops to mark the beginning of Children’s Week on the Bellarine. Perfect for kids of all ages. This is a free community event.

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