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September 2017

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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Rediscovering the You Yangs

8 October @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

To celebrate the exhibition Fred Williams in the You Yangs, Geelong Gallery will lead an outreach program visiting the Pirra Homestead in Lara and the You Yangs Regional Park. Join Director, Jason Smith as he explores key sites and the enduring fascination with the You Yangs as a recurring subject in Fred Williams’ work. The program will conclude with an en plein air workshop with exhibiting artist, Mark Dober. This event is supported by Bisinella Developments.

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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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Family History Expo

21 October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A Family History Expo featuring more than 30 organisations showcasing their services and products, four excellent speakers throughout the day, a cultural historian dating photographs and clothing, entertainment, prizes, giveaways.

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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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Big concert for little people

22 October @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bluebird Foundation presents a special concert of beautiful music played especially for children. Professional musician, Peter Huf, will delight with classical and modern melodies on guitar, banjo, violin and more. A relaxed atmosphere will mean that little ones can play and explore while they listen to the music. They will also be able to touch and explore the instruments with Peter. Join us afterwards at our garden market. FREE but bookings are essential at www.bigconcert17.eventbrite.com.au A Children’s Week event proudly…

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Exposing Edith

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

Exposing Edith is a cabaret tale of the legendary Piaf, created and performed by Michaela Burger (vocals) and Greg Wain (guitar). This breathtaking show is a stunning mix of authentic, vintage French chanson and contemporary sounds, featuring classics songs alongside lesser-known gems, celebrating Piaf’s life and loves and marking 100 years since her birth. “Michaela is an asset to the cabaret community!” Kate Ceberano, Artistic Director of Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2012-2014 Tickets can be ordered at any of our Customer…

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‘Not your average family’ Dance: a Children’s Week event

29 October @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Bluebird Foundation presents… A family dance for families that are anything but average! Come and join the fun at Bluebird Foundation’s ‘Not your average family’ Dance. The renowned Billy Tea Bush Band will lead the toe tapping, foot stompin’, hand clapping fun for kids and adults of all shapes, sizes and abilities. 3.00-4.30pm Sunday 29th October Geelong West Senior Citizens Hall 89 Autumn Street Geelong West Is your family a little different from most? Does someone in your family use…

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By the Water wildlife art exhibition

31 October @ 11:00 am - 19 November @ 3:00 pm
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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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GPAC’s Musical Mornings – The Choir of Hard Knocks

8 November @ 10:30 am - 9 November @ 10:30 am

Now in its 10th anniversary year the Choir of Hard Knocks has performed in Australia’s most prestigious venues under the inspired direction of Founding Artistic Director, Dr Jonathon Welch AM alongside the cream of Australian musical talent. Choir members come special backgrounds and circumstances, their talents and unique and vibrant sound leading to many wonderful performance invitations. This multi award-winning choir is still one of the most sought-after and celebrated acts in Australia today.

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En Plein Air weekend – Philip Davey

11 November @ 10:00 am - 12 November @ 5:00 pm

INSTRUCTOR: Philip Davey DATE: Weekend Nov 11 – 12 TIME: 10am – 5pm (hour lunch break) LOCATION: Queenscliff surrounds (weather permitting)/QG&W mezzanine (weather not permitting) COST: $495 PLACES: 8 WORKSHOP OUTLINE Keeping to a small class of 6 – 8, Philip will share his extensive experience with en plein air (open air) painting and guide each participant with all aspects of the technique at their level – whether beginner or professional. Participants are required to bring their own materials. QG&W…

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A Very Grumpy Christmas

14 November @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Geelong’s Grumpy Old Men Bryan, Rob and Colin uncover and explain ridiculous aspects of 21st Century celebrations with sketches, jokes, music, fun and surprises.  

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‘Quilts tell stories’ : 2017 Quilt Exhibition

24 November @ 10:00 am - 26 November @ 4:30 pm

November 24-26th, 2017,  Geelong Geelong Patchwork & Quilters’ Guild inc, quilt exhibition, ‘Quilts tell Stories’   Open daily 10am-4.30pm. Entry $10. Deakin University Waterfront Campus, 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Victoria.   The Exhibition will be officially opened by Padraic Fisher, Director, National Wool Museum, at 10.30am, Friday 24th November (no booking necessary). The Exhibition features a special display of vintage quilts, collected in USA by Suze Del Papa. There will be a variety of traders selling sewing notions and patchwork and quilting…

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Todd McKenney Sings Peter Allen: The Piano Sessions

25 November @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

20th Anniversary Tour extends regionally Few, if any have done as much to celebrate the life and music of Peter Allen as Todd McKenney, who delighted audiences as the original star of the musical The Boy From Oz and who has been shaking Allen’s maracas in various guises ever since. 20 years on, Todd pays homage to Peter Allen in his live event, Todd McKenney Sings Peter Allen: The Piano Sessions, inviting fans to get up close and personal in…

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December 2017

GPAC’s Musical Mornings – The Christmas Extravaganza

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

A fantastic year of GPACs Musical Mornings winds up with the spectacular cast from Promac Productions, celebrating 30 years of touring Oz, bringing in plenty of Christmas cheer.  The cast will sing many of your favourite Christmas carols and some popular Christmas songs and plenty of laughs along the way. Compered by Chris McKenna, the cast includes some of Australia’s finest voices led by Opera Australia’s baritone Roger Lemke  along with star tenor Roy Best, soprano Alison Jones and the…

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