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November 2017

No Front Line

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

In an extraordinary investigation undertaken over ten years, journalist Chris Masters has gone deep into the heart of the special forces in Afghanistan. He will discuss the investigation with Jennifer Martin. Presented as part of the Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival 2017.

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On Death and Dying

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

Leah Kaminsky, Steven Amsterdam and Rodney Symes discuss with Harriet Gaffney formerly taboo conversations about death and dying, encouraged by recent memoirs on the subject (including Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air and Cory Taylor’s Dying). Presented as part of the Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival 2017.

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Moral Panic 101: Equality, Acceptance and the Safe Schools Scandal

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

Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli and writer and columnist Benjamin Law will explore how and why the 2016 Safe Schools Program became the centre of an ideological firestorm. Presented as part of the Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival 2017.

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Everyday Ethics

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

Join Matthew Sharpe and Australia’s leading authority on ethics, Simon Longstaff, and learn about navigating the landscape of daily decisions more ethically. Presented as part of the Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival 2017.

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Things My Father Taught Me

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

Things My Father Taught Me is an intriguing collection of very different stories about how fathers have helped to shape lives. Claire Halliday will discuss with local contributors, former Geelong Mayor Darryn Lyons and Getaway presenter Catriona Rowntree, and their personal stories. Presented as part of the Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival 2017.

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Choose Your Own Adventures

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

Join intrepid explorers Michael Smith and Huw Kingston along with Robert Gott as they share their incredible awe-inspiring journeys. Presented as part of the Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival 2017.

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The Last Man in Europe

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

Political speechwriter and academic Dennis Glover‘s debut novel, The Last Man in Europe, examines the life of George Orwell and the torturous writing of Nineteen Eighty-Four. David Astle will discuss the writer’s long-time fascination with Orwell. Presented as part of the Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival 2017.

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Thirty Days: A Journey to the End of Love

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

Mark Raphael Baker discusses with Tali Lavi the days after his beloved wife of more than 30 years died of cancer only ten months after diagnosis. Presented as part of the Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival 2017.

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Facing the Facts: Feminism, Faith and Finding Your Voice

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

Jennifer Martin presents Jamila Rizvi, Not Just Lucky and Susan Carland, Fighting Hislam in a stimulating discussion about feminism, faith and how women find their voices. Presented as part of the Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival 2017.

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Through These Words We Swoon, We Dream, We Fall in Love

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

Join classic FM favourite Chris Lawrence as he discusses with David McCooey the human emotions as expressed by our greatest composers, through a journey of the listening experience. Presented as part of the Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival 2017.

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Listening In: Exploring Culture, Identity and Connection to Country

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

Writer and artist Kim Mahood and author and academic Marie Munkara will join local elder Aunty Fay Muir to discuss their personal perspectives on identity, language and connection to country with Heather Threadgold. Presented as part of the Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival 2017.

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What to Say, How Much to Tell?

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

Acclaimed biographer Brenda Niall and academic writer Caroline van de Pol join Tali Lavi to discuss the fraught dilemmas facing memoirists as they reveal the challenges and rewards of telling true stories. Presented as part of the Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival 2017.

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Unbreakable: The Story of Jelena Dokic, In Her Words

19 November @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Jelena Dokic has not told a soul about her incredible story in full – until now. From war-torn Yugoslavia to Sydney to Wimbledon, Jelena will discuss with Lisa Waller her hellish ascent as one of the best tennis players in the women’s game. Presented as part of the Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival 2017.

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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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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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2017 Archibald Prize: In conversation—Music & the visual arts

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

Hear a selection of Art Gallery of New South Wales’ 2017 Archibald Prize finalists and sitters under the spotlight in a Q&A format at The High Ground, Geelong Library & Heritage Centre. 2017 Archibald Prize finalist Sophia Hewson, 2010 Archibald Prize winner Sam Leach, moderated by Triple R radio presenter, Richard Watts. This is a free event, however, bookings are essential: www.geelonggallery.org.au/whats-on/events/creative-conversations-music-and-the-visual-arts

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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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BANNOCKBURN ‘CREATORS & CRAFT’ MARKET

26 November @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Come along and stroll down the path, looking at all the wonderful homemade artistry and craft products. Metal work, woodwork, different types of jewellery, candles and quilts. Baby clothing, crochet, craftwork, needlework, beautiful homemade cards. There’s always lots to see at this market. It’s a free event, free parking in the lovely, evergrowing country suburb of Bannockburn. Stop and have a cuppa under the trees and listen to the live local musicians. Just head out the Midland Highway, towards Ballarat…

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Free Advent Organ Recital – Mark Slavec

27 November @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Currently studying Biomedicine at the University of Melbourne, Mark Slavec began learning the piano in 2006. He joined the St Paul’s Cathedral Choir in 2007, and in October of 2012, left the boys’ choir as Head Chorister and began singing as a tenor with the men’s choir. Mark achieved AMusA in piano in November of 2014 and at the end of 2012 he started learning pipe organ with Dr June Nixon, Organist Emerita of St Paul’s Cathedral. Since 2014, Mark…

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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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2017 Archibald Prize: In conversation: Artists by artists

2 December @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hear a selection of Art Gallery of New South Wales’ 2017 Archibald Prize finalists and sitters under the spotlight in a Q&A format at The High Ground, Geelong Library & Heritage Centre. 2017 Archibald Prize finalists Jonathan Dalton and Marcus Wills with 2017 Archibald Prize sitter and actor, Francis Greenslade, moderated by Geelong Gallery Curator, Lisa Sullivan. This is a free event, however, bookings are essential: www.geelonggallery.org.au/whats-on/events/creative-conversations-artists-by-artists

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Christmas Around the World

2 December @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Free Advent Organ Recital – Leigh Askew

4 December @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Leigh Askew obtained a Bachelor of Music degree from The Australian Catholic University in 1998. He studied Pipe Organ under the tutorage of Beverley Phillips and Christopher Cook. He is currently the resident organist at The Cathedral Church of Christ the King, Ballarat, and holds the posts of organist and organ tutor at Ballarat Grammar School. Leigh is a sought after organist in the Ballarat and wider districts. Leigh will play: 1. Festive Trumpet Tune by David German b.1954 2.…

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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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Christmas with Karen Knowles

6 December @ 11:00 am - 12:20 pm

Tickets available from the Box Office, (03) 5232 9418 Well known for her carols and Christmas repertoire, Karen will perform to the accompaniment of musical director David Cameron on piano and guitar. After starting out on TV’s Young Talent Time, Karen became the highest selling Australian female recording artist. Her hits include Why Won’t You Explain,You are the Reason, Loves us All, By Request, and Moonglow. She has received gold and platinum awards for her recordings, and was lead singer with…

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Little Creatures after dark

8 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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Free Advent Organ Recital – Ria Angelika Polo

11 December @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Ria Angelika Polo was born in Jakarta, Indonesia and began learning organ from the age of eight. In 2013 she won the Warnambool Eisteddfod Organ Competition and in 2014 played the opening theme of ABC TV’s Q & A when it was taped live in the Melbourne Town Hall. Ria gave her debut concert on the Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ at the Organic Lunch concert and The Scots’ International Organ Series in 2015. Ria was the Organ Scholar at…

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