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November 2017

Creative Book Arts

10 November @ 9:00 am - 22 December @ 3:00 pm

An inclusive and innovative writing project, Creative Book Arts brings together writers, artists and people interested in writing in an experimental and creative setting. Located at Eastern Hub Community Centre, Creative Book Arts welcomes writers new, emerging or established. Lead by arts practitioners David and Teresa, Creative Book Arts is a new initiative for people to come together to write, create books in multiple forms, and explore the imaginative possibilities of scripts, texts and language, from concrete poetry to producing…

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Little Creatures after dark

10 November @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Little Creatures Brewing brings you the 2017 Archibald Prize after hours with a pop-up bar and pizzeria. Enjoy an after hours viewing of the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ 2017 Archibald Prize. First awarded in 1921, the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Archibald Prize is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture, with subjects often including politicians, celebrities, sporting heroes, authors and artists. Since its inception, the Archibald Prize has been…

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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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Sun Bear Children’s Festival

12 November @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Get ready to go on a ‘Wildlife Rescue Adventure’ with the whole family; a journey that will take you deep into the jungle of Borneo where you’ll meet Sun Bear ‘Damai’, the totem of our festival. Damai has grown big and strong and is ready to be released into wild. Listen to her life’s story and share her excitement of soon being wild & free. Travel back to Australia where you will be officially welcomed home. You will now venture…

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Rachael Johns – The Greatest Gift

13 November @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Internationally best-selling author Rachael Johns will share the story of her eagerly anticipated new release, The Greatest Gift in this special in conversation event.  The Greatest Gift is the poignant, heart-warming story of a woman who wants nothing else than to be a mum, and one who never wanted to be a mother.  Don’t miss this chance to meet Australia’s leading writer of contemporary relationship stories.

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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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Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival

17 November @ 9:00 am - 19 November @ 5:00 pm

Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival is Australia’s only literary festival to showcase non-fiction literature, writing and ideas. Word for Word features writing masterclasses, panel discussions, “in conversation” sessions and high-profile keynote speakers. The topics explored range broadly from history to health; love and grief; economics and politics; art and food; sport, technology and much more.

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North Bellarine Film Festival

17 November @ 10:00 am - 19 November @ 5:00 pm

The North Bellarine Film Festival will have screenings and events from November 17 to 19 across three venues in Drysdale and Portarlington. Four international films will be shown at the Black Box Theatre in the Potato Shed at Drysdale over the festival weekend along with Australian short films. Supporting events will be staged in the Portarlington Neighbourhood House including international animation short films, a display of drones and virtual reality plus a family film. An academic film symposium will be…

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Little Creatures after dark

17 November @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Little Creatures Brewing brings you the 2017 Archibald Prize after hours with a pop-up bar and pizzeria. Enjoy an after hours viewing of the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ 2017 Archibald Prize. First awarded in 1921, the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Archibald Prize is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture, with subjects often including politicians, celebrities, sporting heroes, authors and artists. Since its inception, the Archibald Prize has been…

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North Bellarine Film Festival

17 November @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The inaugural North Bellarine Film Festival will be screened across three venues in Drysdale and Portarlington from November 17 to 19 featuring an academic film symposium, four international films and a free family day with a virtual reality lab followed by a children’s film. A program of short Australian films and international animation shorts will also be screened during the festival. Opening night on November 17 at 7 pm will be at the Black Box Theatre in the Potato Shed,…

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Peter Carey – A Long Way From Home

17 November @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival 2017 opening night sets the scene for an exploration of the intersection between fiction and non-fiction with a rare opportunity to meet and hear internationally-acclaimed multi-award winning Australian author Peter Carey. Two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize and three-time winner of the Miles Franklin, Peter Carey will appear in conversation with Deakin University’s Maria Takolander in an event that is simply not to be missed. Please note that tickets are strictly limited and…

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Please Explain

18 November @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

John Safran and Anna Broinowski have immersed themselves and reported in detail on Australia’s transition from left-leaning multiculturalism to the divided landscape in which we now find ourselves. They share their experiences from within the ranks of the far-right outsiders. Session Chair: Lisa Waller Presented as part of the Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival 2017

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THE GOOD GIRL STRIPPED BARE: FROM BOGAN TO BONED AND BEYOND

18 November @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

In her frank and funny ‘femoir’ – part memoir, part manifesto – Tracey Spicer recounts her journey from Brisbane ‘bogan’ to her dream role as national news anchor for a commercial network. Meet and hear Tracey ‘sheconstruct’ the structural barriers facing women in the workplace as she encourages us all to shake off the shackles of the good girl. Presented as part of the Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival 2017.

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Reality Check: Sea-ing Our Future

18 November @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

In her recent Quarterly Essay, The Long Goodbye, Anna Krien explores the psychology and politics of a warming world. She joins acclaimed scientist Tim Flannery who is investigating exciting new technologies currently being developed to address our most pressing environmental issues as they discuss where we are now and what the possibilities may be for a positive future for us and our planet. Session Chair: Brett Bryan Presented as part of the Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival 2017.

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The Truth of the Matter: Exploring Creative Non-Fiction

18 November @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Panel discussion with Lee Kofman, Alice Pung, Maria Tumarkin. Creative non-fiction is one of the fastest growing literary genres in its appeal to readers, writers and publishers alike. Audiences, it seems have developed an appetite for ‘true’. But creative non-fiction is often poorly understood and is very complex in terms of the many forms it can take and ethically it is very complicated.  Join three of the best exponents of the genre for a fascinating panel discussion. Presented as part…

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Only: A Memoir

18 November @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Caroline Baum has had a distinguished career in arts journalism and broadcasting working for the BBC, ABC radio and television, Vogue magazine (in the UK and Australia), and as founding editor of Good Reading magazine. Her memoir, Only, is a memoir of an unconventional childhood that explores what it means to be an only child — as both child and adult and what it means to be the daughter of two people damaged by trauma and tragedy. Session Chair: Angela Savage Presented as part…

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Watching out: Reflections on Justice and Injustice

18 November @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Noted barrister and human rights advocate Julian Burnside QC will discuss Watching Out,a successor volume to his best-selling Watching Brief. Referencing fascinating case studies, Julian explores the origins of our legal system, looking at the way it operates in practice, and ways in which it does and doesn’t run true to its ultimate purposes. Session Chair: Sue Noonan Presented as part of the Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival 2017.

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Songs that Strike a Chord

18 November @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Panel Discussion with Neil Murray, Rob Snarski, Charles Jenkins. At a minimum, a song lyric is working if it connects to the listener on an emotional level. Join three of Australia’s most well-respected and lyrical masters of song as they explore the techniques and inspirations that turn their craft into the scores of our lives. Session Chair: Andrew Nette Presented as part of the Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival 2017.

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Of Ashes and Rivers that Run to the Sea

18 November @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Delivered on the banks of the Mainoru River by her two full-blood grandmothers, acclaimed author Marie Munkara was born with light skin which meant one thing – it would only be a matter of time before she would be taken by the authorities and given to a white family to be raised. With devastating honesty, humour and courage, the award-winning author will share her extraordinary journey of discovery to find her origins. Session Chair: Harriet Gaffney Presented as part of…

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Writing and Icon

18 November @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Frank Moorhouse is one of Australia’s most celebrated literary figures. Academic and writer Catharine Lumby is his biographer. In this session they will discuss both the pleasures and pitfalls of writing a rich and colourful life. Session Chair: Maria Takolander Presented as part of the Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival 2017.

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Not just a Bluff: Victory at Beersheba

18 November @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Australian victory at Beersheba, secured by the Australian Light Horse — marking one of the last successful cavalry charges in history. Military historian and author David Cameron and journalist and writer Paul Daley will discuss their different approaches to telling the story of this significant battle and the hardships faced by those on the Middle Eastern front. Cameron will discuss his book The Charge, which pieces together the full story of the Australian…

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Shaping the World: Readings and Spoken Word

18 November @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Omar Musa, Penny Drysdale and Judith Beveridge in conversation with David McCooey. Meet and hear from three intriguing poets with diverging styles and works who nonetheless all draw inspiration from the world around and weave it into their personal narratives. Award-winning writer and academic David McCooey will lead the panel discussion to unpack the ideas and themes employed in the poet’s creative practice and each poet will present their work in a singular conclusion to the session. Presented as part…

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Renee d’Offay – Time to Soar

22 November @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Renee d’Offay was a 19 year old apprentice hairdresser when she contracted Meningococcal disease which caused her to lose her hearing. Renee will speak about her book in which she moves chronologically from losing her hearing, her recovery, living with deafness, receiving a cochlear implant and the challenges she has overcome.

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Steve Johnson – The Cat with the Giant Story

23 November @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Steve Johnson has become the king of reinvention – from misbehaving larrikin to premiership star; from Cat to Giant – and he’s been at the heart of two of the most remarkable AFL teams of modern times: the great Geelong triple-premiership side, and the coming juggernaut of Greater Western Sydney. From troubled talent to AFL superstar, this is a story of redemption: of a larrikin with a competitive spirit that drove him to become one of the most successful and…

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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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Little Creatures after dark

24 November @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Little Creatures Brewing brings you the 2017 Archibald Prize after hours with a pop-up bar and pizzeria. Enjoy an after hours viewing of the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ 2017 Archibald Prize. First awarded in 1921, the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Archibald Prize is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture, with subjects often including politicians, celebrities, sporting heroes, authors and artists. Since its inception, the Archibald Prize has been…

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ART ON TIME Art and Clock Exhibition and Sale

24 November @ 6:30 pm - 26 November @ 6:00 pm

Now in its 8th year , this wonderful exhibition is set in a tranquil garden setting and features 100 artworks and 100 clocks . This year it runs from November 24 ( opening night , 6.30pm) to November 25/26 ( 10am – 6pm) The location is 81 bailey St , Belmont ( Melways Map 230, Reference 1A) Entry is by gold coin donation to ANDREW LOVE CANCER CENTRE. Come along and spend some time meeting the four talented local artists…

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Wood Design Exhibition 2017

25 November @ 10:00 am - 26 November @ 4:00 pm

Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre, Colac This exhibition is a celebration of excellence in woodcraft – furniture, sculpture, toys, restoration and musical instrument – produced by local craftspeople. It also includes demonstrations of the timeless techniques of violin making, french polishing, woodturning and much more. See Colac Woodcrafters Guild Facebook page for more information. Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November 2017 10am to 5pm Saturday & 10am to 4pm Sunday

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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

Little Creatures after dark

1 December @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Little Creatures Brewing brings you the 2017 Archibald Prize after hours with a pop-up bar and pizzeria. Enjoy an after hours viewing of the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ 2017 Archibald Prize. First awarded in 1921, the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Archibald Prize is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture, with subjects often including politicians, celebrities, sporting heroes, authors and artists. Since its inception, the Archibald Prize has been…

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