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April 2018

Geelong’s Best KID Busker – Competition – Heats

3 April @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Geelong’s Best KID Busker Competition – Heats Heats – Tue 3rd Apr 2018, Sat 7th Apr 2018, Tue 10th Apr 2018 Finals – Sat 14th Apr 2018 Time 10am till 2-00pm Location: Little Malop St Central – between Yarra St and Moorabool St, Geelong CBD Free Event for all ages To be held in The Easter, School holidays in Litlle Malop St An event for local kids iand youths 3 to 18 years of age in The Geelong Bellarine and…

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Songwriting, Sound & Music Industry workshop

3 April @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Tuesday 3rd April, 10am – 12.30pm Join the following musicians and industry professionals who will be running this free mini workshop all about songwriting, sound and the music industry. The workshop will be very interactive and casual, to promote participation in a friendly environment and may have a performance opportunity experience to showcase the work completed during the workshop. Izzy Losi (song writing),  Travis Don (sound and lighting) Joni Gardner (song writing) Tommy Harold (classical & theory) Callum Watson (jazz…

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East Geelong Book Club

5 April @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Book Club returns to the east! Book Club is a novel bunch, welcoming readers to Eastern Hub on the first Thursday of every month from 7 until 9pm. If you enjoy reading and discussing great reads then Book Club is for you.

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Geelong’s Best Kid Busker – Competition – Heats

7 April @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Geelong’s Best KID Busker Competition – Heats Heats – Tue 3rd Apr 2018, Sat 7th Apr 2018, Tue 10th Apr 2018 Finals – Sat 14th Apr 2018 Time 10am till 2-00pm Location: Little Malop St Central – between Yarra St and Moorabool St, Geelong CBD Free Event for all ages To be held in The Easter, School holidays in Litlle Malop St An event for local kids iand youths 3 to 18 years of age in The Geelong Bellarine and…

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Glorious! The Florence Foster Jenkins Story

7 April @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Glorious! by acclaimed West End playwright Peter Quilter tells the hilarious true story of the world’s worst opera singer Florence Foster Jenkins. This West End and world-wide hit was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award -Best New Comedy (2005) and has been seen by two million plus people across six continents . Glorious! is the play that inspired the acclaimed movie released last year -Florence Foster Jenkins starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant (Meryl received a 2017 Academy Award nomination for this film). In the 1940s…

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Glorious! The Florence Foster Jenkins Story

7 April @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Glorious! …by acclaimed West End playwright Peter Quilter, tells the hilarious true story of the world’s worst opera singer Florence Foster Jenkins. This West End and world-wide hit was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award -Best New Comedy (2005) and has been seen by two million plus people across six continents . Glorious! is the play that inspired the acclaimed movie released last year -Florence Foster Jenkins starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant (Meryl received a 2017 Academy Award nomination for this film). In the 1940s…

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Fringe Sundays at the Black Hatt

8 April @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fringe Sundays sees local musicians collaborate on innovative, genre-spanning projects. Expect something new at every event. For the first event, members of Flawed Peace and Geelong RSL Pipes & Drums collaborate for an afternoon of Rock and Celtic fusion. Music from 2pm. Tickets available from trybooking.com/URLR or at the door.

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Geelong’s Best Kid Busker – Competition – Heats

10 April @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Geelong’s Best KID Busker Competition – Heats Heats – Tue 3rd Apr 2018, Sat 7th Apr 2018, Tue 10th Apr 2018 Finals – Sat 14th Apr 2018 Time 10am till 2-00pm Location: Little Malop St Central – between Yarra St and Moorabool St, Geelong CBD Free Event for all ages To be held in The Easter, School holidays in Litlle Malop St An event for local kids iand youths 3 to 18 years of age in The Geelong Bellarine and…

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Maxine Flakemore – Babies

10 April @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Come along and meet local author and illustrator Maxine Flakemore, and hear about her new book ‘Babies’. This lovely picture book for young children is about having fun with how baby magpies and baby humans are similar. This is Maxine’s fifth book of true stories for children about birds and animals that Maxine has cared for. Maxine aims to help children understand that all creatures are unique, have different personalities and live in family groups just like people do.

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

11 April @ 8:00 pm - 14 April @ 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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Public APRA event & Courthouse Youth Arts music information night

12 April @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

APRA AMCOS: Nicholas from APRA AMCOS will be coming along so you can refresh your knowledge on APRA AMCOS writer services, or simply begin your journey on knowing all the important things that APRA do for Australian songwriters. “As a Writer Services Representative for APRA AMCOS, it is Nicholas’ job to assist songwriters and composers to look after their performing and mechanical rights. Outside of APRA AMCOS, he is a multi-instrumentalist and co-founder of Dandelion Wine, with whom he has…

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Floortalk: Curatorial insights—Lisa Sullivan

13 April @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Discover insights into Geelong Gallery’s permanent collection currently on display with Geelong Gallery Senior Curator, Lisa Sullivan, in a special guided tour.

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GQFF – Opening Night – A Moment in the Reeds

13 April @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A Moment in the Reeds

Join us for the opening night feature film of the Geelong Queer Film Festival – A Moment in the Reeds at The Pivotonian Cinema. Leevi returns to his native Finland for the summer to help his estranged father renovate the family lake house so it can be sold. Tareq, a recent asylum seeker from Syria, has been hired to help with the work, and when Leevi’s father has to return to town on business, the two young men establish a…

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This Way North (Live at CHYA)

13 April @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

CHYA presents This Way North $10.00 – $15.00 Meeting at ArtsWells festival, Cat Leahy and Leisha Jungalwalla joined forces to form This Way North: a left of centre duo with a universally appealing groove and melody. Since 2017 they’ve been touring almost non-stop – so would definitely have a few words of wisdom to share on the matter. This Way North will be supported by local Geelong musicians Joni Gardner and Rach Brennan Get in early to secure your tickets,…

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Geelong’s Best Kid Busker – Competition – Finals

14 April @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Geelong’s Best KID Busker Competition – Finals Finals – Sat 14th Apr 2018 Time 10am till 2-00pm Location: Little Malop St Central – between Yarra St and Moorabool St, Geelong CBD Free Event for all ages To be held in The Easter, School holidays in Litlle Malop St An event for local kids and youths 3 to 18 years of age residing in The Geelong Bellarine and Surf Coast region to  perform and compete for the Title of Geelong’s best…

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Youth Art Show – Drop In Youth Group

14 April @ 10:00 am - 15 April @ 2:00 pm

Bellarine Training & Community Hub invites you to come and see our Youth Art Show Exhibition opens Saturday 14th April and Sunday 15th April 2018 from 10am to 2pm. Who Are We Bellarine Training & Community Hub offers Nationally Recognised Training throughout Geelong, Bellarine and the Surfcoast. Mission Statement To provide quality and responsive programs and services, in information, learning, health and leisure that enhance personal, family and community life. Vision Statement To create enjoyable life long learning and supportive…

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

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

Session One. Artist and illustrator Van T. Rudd will be in-conversation with local award-winning author Sue Lawson to discuss his work and the experience of illustrating his first children’s picture book.

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GQFF – Australian Shorts

14 April @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Australian Short Films – The Geelong Queer Festival – presented in partnership with Melbourne Queer Film Festival. 12 Noon – Sat 14 April 2018 at the The Pivotonian Cinema. A diverse showcase of queer stories and a celebration of local filmmakers. We proudly present nine new shorts that will take you inside the Australian Sharpie scene of the 1970s, the grunt and sweat of the Australian Women’s Football League, the inner life of a Melbourne bear, a transgender kid’s first day at…

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GQFF – Out in the Line-up – Film Screening + Q&A

14 April @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Screening plus Q&A with Thomas Castets.  – Sponsored by WorkSafe Victoria Tickets: $16/$12 – https://www.trybooking.com/UFHP “Out In The Line-Up” (15+) is a documentary that follows the stories of gay and lesbian surfers around the world. The documentary uncovers stories of fear, isolation and self-doubt, but also tales of hope, self-empowerment and transformation. It deals with the conflicts created by the marketing image of surfers (straight white males and women in tiny bikinis), and how it inhibits personal expression in a sport…

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GQFF – Signature Move

14 April @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Saturday night feature film of the Geelong Queer Film Festival is ‘Signature Move’ a film about Zaynab, a thirty-something Pakistani, Muslim, lesbian woman in Chicago struggling with her mother’s expectation that she find a husband when she falls in love with Alma, a bold and very bright Mexican woman, who shares Zaynab’s love for Mexican Lucha-style wrestling. 14 April 7:30pm at The Pivotonian Cinema This film sold out at the 2018 MQFF – Get your tickets early! Tickets: $16/$12. https://www.trybooking.com/UJQK The…

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GQFF – The Feels

15 April @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Geelong Queer Film Festival presents The Feels. In this racy, hilarious ensemble comedy, a group of friends gather for a weekend away to celebrate the impending wedding of Andy and Lu. On the first drunken night Lu confesses that she’s never had an orgasm, much to Andy’s dismay. As the weekend goes on Lu’s admission isn’t the only thing that transpires, as marriages unravel and sexual tensions boil over. At the The Pivotonian Cinema – Sunday 15 April – 11:00am. Tickets…

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GQFF – The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

15 April @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The Geelong Queer Film Festival presents The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin. This documentary is the Winner of the Audience Award at SXSW Film Festival, and details the life and career of the maestro of San Francisco. Author of the popular book series turned television miniseries Tales of the City, Maupin wrote about taboo subject matter in an engrossing and accessible way. Featuring interviews with Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis and Sir Ian McKellen, the film becomes more than just about…

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The Beggars – Sing from the Heart

17 April @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Rockola Music Presents The Beggars – Sing from the Heart “Super Australian band: Renee Donaghey is a genius.” Bote der Urschweiz, Lucerne, Switzerland Internationally acclaimed vocal trio The Beggars draw together the greatest songs from America, Ireland and Australia in a powerful and beautiful performance bringing recollections of love, family, joy and loss. SING FROM THE HEART unfolds like a journey through life. Quinton Dunne (vocal, double bass) and Renee Donaghey (vocal, guitar) inhabit great songs like Slim Dusty’s wistful…

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Richard Allen – More Great Properties of Country Victoria: The Western District’s Golden Age

17 April @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Richard Allen as he discussed this sequel to the bestselling ‘Great Properties of Country Victoria’. Visit the private world of thirteen historic Western district properties. Follow their fortunes—extraordinary tales of risk and reward—and through the photographs see the splendour of these beautiful homes that have been lovingly maintained and carefully restored.   Bookings: http://www.grlc.vic.gov.au/whats-on/richard-allen-more-great-properties-country-victoria-western-districts-golden-age

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

18 April @ 10:30 am - 19 April @ 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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Bernadette Fisers – The Little Book of Big Happiness

18 April @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Meet the author of ‘The Little Book of Big Weightloss’, Bernadette Fisers, as she discusses her new book about happiness and reveals her simple, down-to-earth guide to tapping into your best resource: YOU. Bernadette will share her practical steps to a joyful life. From living in the moment and moving your body, to getting out into nature and embracing failure, these are real tips for real people that anyone can adopt.

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The Listies – Ickypedia

19 April @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Anarchic, spontaneous and astoundingly funny, Ickypedia delights audiences of all ages.  After a completely sold out run in Melbourne’s Victorian Arts Centre, Australia’s favourite kidult comedians, The Listies, are bringing their best-smelling book Ickypedia: A Dictionary of Disgusting New Words to our stage!  Ickypedia is a seriously silly show that answers all of life’s unimportant questions: How do you take a smellfie? What exactly are udderpants?* and what happens if you never-ever clean your room? With snot-monsters, bubble machines and toilet paper guns, it’s a…

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Art and The Environment at Biodiversity In Your Backyard 2018

19 April @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

You are invited to share an evening of art and creativity as we celebrate local artists and their connections to the Bellarine’s natural environment. Featuring a diversity of art disciplines, the evening will showcase each artist’s creations while they share stories of the artistic journey behind their works.   Date: Thursday 19th April 2018 Time: 7.00pm Venue: Potato Shed, 41 Peninsula Drive, Drysdale Entry: FREE. Bookings are advisable Bookings: geelongaustralia.com.au/potatoshed or phone 5251 1998 Tickets limited to 4 per booking

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Rogue Romantic – Seductive and exhilarating

20 April @ 8:00 am - 10:30 pm

Rogue Romantic Seductive and exhilarating “You’re my one true love…. For now” Feisty, feminist, fierce – multi-award winning internationally acclaimed cabaret femme fatale Anya Anastasia – has gone ROGUE! Her new show ‘Rogue Romantic’ makes its European premiere this year at Assembly’s Checkpoint for the whole month of August. “…I couldn’t help but be seduced. Wickedly talented, Anya not only hits the right notes, but she rocks out on the keys and ukulele…jam packed with innuendo and tongue-in-cheek humour, the…

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Books Beyond Boundaries

21 April @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

An exciting creative communities art project where you can remake, reimagine and reconstruct the book as a tangible object. Join artists David, Teresa and Liz to create “artistbooks” for exhibition using collage, illustration, foiling, gilding and cutting and carving. The final bookwooks will be illuminated using a variety of lights. People of all ages, backgrounds and abilities are welcome. For more information call 5249 6128.

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