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June 2018

Josephine Wants to Dance

16 June @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A story about dreams, believing in yourself… and a dancing kangaroo.  From the award-winning team behind Pete The Sheep comes another hilarious tale of a bush animal you’ll never forget.  Josephine is a kangaroo – who loves to dance. Her little brother, Joey, tells her that kangaroos don’t dance, they hop – but Josephine continues to point her toes and leap through the air.  When a ballet troupe comes to the sleepy town of Shaggy Gully Josephine learns that there…

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WHICH WAY HOME – @ThePotatoShed

16 June @ 8:00 pm

Tash and her Dad are going on a road trip. Home to country, where the sky is higher, and the world goes on forever. It’s a long way from the wide streets and big old houses of Tash’s childhood. Two Black faces in a very white suburb. Dad still thinks he’s the king of cool, but he’s an old fella now. It’s time for Tash to take him home. ILBIJERRI Theatre Company tells stories about what it means to be…

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Larry and The Dame

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

“A standing ovation! The show is Farrabulous, don’t miss it!” Stage Whispers “She’s more than you’ll ever need but she’s everything you want from a great cabaret artist!” Kate Ceberano Act One – THE FABULOUS DAME FARRAR Celebrate the glory and disaster of this superbly talented Diva and disgraceful, loveable lush. The Dame is a show pony and a half, who, fuelled by her penchant for Gin Martinis, literally rolls out her favourite songs and mostly bullshit anecdotes until she…

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David Holmgren – RetroSuburbia

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

Join us for local multi-media event, ‘Aussie Street’ featuring permaculture co-originator, David Holmgren, author of ‘RetroSuburbia; the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future’. ‘Aussie Street’ cleverly brings Holmgren’s RetroSuburbia ideas into our everyday lives, using 100+ photos and water-colour illustrations along with practical concepts from his exciting new book. Be part of Holmgren’s remarkably insightful, thought-provoking vision for a resilient and life enhancing sustainable future. In partnership with the City of Greater Geelong, Geelong Sustainability Group and Holmgren Events.

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Clever Living Series – Seminar Four DIY Water Efficiency Home & Garden

19 June @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This seminar will investigate inexpensive, new and exciting innovations and technologies to conserve water, which will help reduce your water and energy bills. Information for homeowners and renters will be presented about Water Sensitive Urban Design techniques for the garden such as rain gardens, bio-swales, insect hotels, wicking beds, urban heat island effects, use of green infrastructure and much more. Presented by Sandra Brady, Senior Water Efficiency Officer, Barwon Water and Gavin Pocock, Landscape Architect, Garden Consultants Business Owner. In…

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Barry Hill and Don Watson – Essayists on the Essay

20 June @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join two of Australia’s pre-eminent essayists – Barry Hill (Reason and Lovelessness, March 2018) and Don Watson (There it is again, November 2017), for a lively conversation about the role of the essay.

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Big Bag Band at Eastern Hub

21 June @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

They’re back! On World Music Day Big Bag Band play the Hub. Bringing down the house, Big Bag play an eclectic and electrifying set, catering to all lovers of music as it is meant to be heard. Bring it on!

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Shokoofeh Azar – The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree

21 June @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Don’t miss this chance to meet and hear former journalist and writer Shokoofeh Azar discuss her novel ‘The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree’. Forced to leave Iran with her family in 2011, she was accepted as a political refugee by Australia; Shokoofeh has made her home locally. Her extraordinarily powerful novel has been short-listed for this year’s Stella Prize and is set in Iran as a reimagining of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Written in the lyrical magical realism style of…

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Hotel Sorrento – @ThePotatoShed

22 June @ 8:00 pm - 23 June @ 2:00 pm

An Aussie Modern Classic Gets a Fresh Start Hotel Sorrento is arguably the best-known work by multi-award-winning playwright Hannie Rayson. In 1990 when it was first staged, it won a prestigious AWGIE award (Australian Writers Guild), a NSW Premier’s Literary Award and a Green Room Award for Best Play. It has since enjoyed 50 tours in Australia and around the world, was critically acclaimed on London’s West End, was made into an award-winning film screened internationally and has been translated…

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23 June - 24 June

Following on from enquiries regarding the techniques and construction used to build ‘Canoe’ for the MtoM Extreme Arts Walk, Kerrie Bedson will be facilitating a Mixed Media Sculpture Workshop that focuses on the use of the materials used in Canoe’s construction including; seaweed, plaster, cane, paper and gut.  During the workshop you will experiment with the techniques and have the opportunity to commence your own sculpture project.    

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Low Light Weekend Winter Art Workshops

23 June - 8 July

Winter Drawing with Ryan In this two day workshop you will learn to draw in mass using tone and edge to represent what you see. You will explore skills that assist in analysing the subject and to simplify complicated subject matter. We will also cover lighting your subject matter to create mood and atmosphere. 23/24th June 9.30am – 4pm each day Limited places, $210, Papers supplied, Materials list supplied on enrolment Painting a Winter Still Life in Oils or Acrylics…

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The ’60s Girls Rock Show

26 June @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Substitutes presents The ‘60s Girls Rock Show FEATURING SPECIAL GUESTS: Kelly Auty & Andrea Lees The 1960s produced some extraordinary female vocalists and fabulous songs. Well known Melbourne ‘60s music specialists, The Substitutes, have handpicked the best artists and songs that you will all know and love: P.P. Arnold, Melanie, Sandie Shaw, Lynne Randell, Lulu, Shocking Blue and Julie Driscoll as well as the giants of the period such as Dusty Springfield, The Supremes, Mamas & Papas, Nancy Sinatra…

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Shellac Plate Drypoint/Etching Workshop

26 June @ 12:30 pm - 17 July @ 3:00 pm

   Shellac Plate Drypoint/ Etching work shop Every Tuesday From 26th June to the 17th July. 12.30 to 3 pm Experience acid free etching from cardboard shellac plates with Robyn Mackay at her professional printmaking studio at ETCH Gallery and Studios 19c Rutland St Newtown This workshop is specifically designed to run over 4 weeks and covers the making of plates as well as printing in both intaglio and relief techniques. You can expect several intaglio prints and possibly one…

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Robert Lukins – The Everlasting Sunday

26 June @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Described as both highly atmospheric, yet deeply unsettling, ‘The Everlasting Sunday’ is a meticulous account of toxic masculinity within a setting of inverted institutionalisation. At once beautiful and brutal, this is a haunting debut novel by writer, researcher and journalist Robert Lukins about growing up, growing wild, and what it takes to survive.

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Mono and Monotype Printmaking Workshop

27 June @ 10:00 am - 18 July @ 12:30 pm

Every Wednesday From 27th June to the 18th July. 10 am to 12.30 pm Create one off unique painterly monotype prints and one off mono prints using textured materials and paper off cuts with Robyn Mackay at her professional printmaking studio at ETCH Gallery and Studios 19c Rutland St Newtown This workshop is specifically designed to run over 4 weeks and covers layering, adding and subtracting thin layers of printing inks for monotype prints and the use of textured materials…

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Spiri Tsintziras – My Ikaria

28 June @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A few years ago, Spiri Tsintziras found herself mentally, physically and spiritually depleted – raising kids, running a household and managing a business and asked “What is it all for?”. Spiri’s quest for a healthier, more nourishing life took her from her suburban home in Melbourne to her family’s homeland, the small Greek island of Ikaria. The people of Ikaria – part of the famous ‘Blue Zone’ – live happy, healthy and long lives. Inspired by their example, Spiri’s heartwarming…

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Year of the Dog

29 June @ 9:00 am - 13 July @ 5:00 pm

Armstrong Creek, Barwon Valley, Hamlyn Views and Nelson park Special Schools present their first collaborative  exhibition in the Rachinger Gallery at Eastern Hub. Promoting collaboration, sparking motivation, widening understanding and providing an opportunity to enjoy the creativity of young people of all abilities, the exhibition is a celebration of the Year of the Dog. The event incorporates opportunities for significant student learning that extends beyond the classroom experience.  By learning the skills and concepts needed to exhibit their own work,…

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Watercolour Exhibition -“Watercolourworx”

29 June @ 10:00 am - 9 July @ 4:00 pm

Members of Studio 14, held at Spring Creek Community House, Torquay, under the  tutorage of Pat McKenzie, are excited to be holding this exhibition. Your invitation to meet the artists on Sunday 1st July at 2pm for drinks and nibbles!  

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2018

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

Australia’s largest comedy festival is packing up and ready to roll!  Join the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow as it journeys around Australia, home-delivering hot and tasty comic treats to audiences near and far. Featuring fantastic funnymakers from Australia and beyond, the Roadshow has it all. It’s stand-up, sketch, satire, silliness and song – all in one side-splitting show! For nearly 20 years this roving tour-de-comedy has visited towns and cities around Australia, from Mildura to Mt Isa and everywhere…

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July 2018

Garry Disher – Under The Cold Bright Lights

1 July @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In celebration of the Queenscliff Low Light Festival, hear award-winning crime writer Garry Disher, author of the ‘Wyatt’ thrillers and the ‘Peninsula Crimes’ series, discuss his latest release, ‘Under the Cold Bright Lights’.

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1 July @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Greta Bradman sings songs from her latest CD “HOME” with pianist Kate Johnson. Tickets $52 full $45 concession available from www.gretabradman.com or at the door  

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Holiday Art workshops

3 July - 13 July

Geelong Art Society is holding 4 workshops at Shearers Arms Gallery 202 Aberdeen St Geelong West during the coming school holidays . These are as follows : Jill Shalless ( past owner of Art@Wintergarden) Tuesday July 3 Oils : Tuesday July 10 Pastels 9.30am-3.30pm Members $100 Non members $120 BYO lunch Tony Bramwell Friday July 6 and Friday July 13 Watercolours 10 am – 4pm Members $100 Non members $120 BYO lunch For more info contact Shearers Arms Gallery ,…

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NYCA AT THE BASILICA – National Youth Choir of Australia

5 July @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The National Youth Choir of Australia sings Bach, Britten, Elgar, Gesualdo and Poulenc. NYCA was founded in 1995 and is a nationally-auditioned SATB chamber choir for singers aged 18-26. Australia’s only truly national youth choir, it draws its membership from all States and Territories and brings together many of Australia’s best young choral singers with the aim to inspire and empower young Australian singers, developing commitment to music and the highest standards of vocal ensemble performance. Tickets $30 Adult and…

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A Mediterranean Tour – Ms Gillian Hovell – Adfas – 9 July Lecture

9 July @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

9th July Lecture       A Mediterranean Tour – Ms Gillian Hovell  A visit into the past; ancient sites littered with ruined architecture, and museums full of works of art testifying to once great civilizations. This virtual tour of the Ancient Mediterranean will share who those civilisations were and how they fit together into a ‘big picture’, and how to identify the creators and what prompted them to do so. Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Adfas Geelong Inc. (Registration number: A0024034Y / ABN: 860 1740…

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The Bad Diaries Salon #FIRST

11 July @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Bad Diaries Salon was established mid-2017 with a call out on Twitter – were there any writers who still had their old, bad teenage diaries, and would they be prepared to read them live? The response was overwhelming. Six published authors read for ten minutes each from their early, unedited works. Featuring Robert Gott (The Port Fairy Murders), Rosalie Ham (The Dressmaker), Tracy Farr (The Hope Fault), Jock Serong (The Rules of Backyard Cricket), Angela Savage (The Dying Beach)…

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GPAC’s 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season – The Events

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

Clair is a charismatic Reverend, a feminist, a lesbian and the director of a choir that meets regularly in a local hall. It’s made up of all sorts: the lonely, outsiders, strangers – and the privileged, the comfortable. In short, she has built a community. But when a disaffected young man enters the hall and opens fire with a semi-automatic, this community and the ideas that formed it – are blown apart. The Events is set in a wake of this…

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Celeste Liddle – Because of Her, We Can

12 July @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In acknowledgment of NAIDOC Week 2018, accomplished public speaker, Celeste Liddle will present this quarter’s Open Mind Lecture on the topic of ‘Because of Her, We Can’. An Arrernte woman, Celeste Liddle is an opinion writer, a trade unionist and currently serves as the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Organiser of the National Tertiary Education Union. Celeste started her blog ‘Rantings of an Aboriginal Feminist’ in June 2012 as a place to of her own and a home for…

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School Holiday African Drumming Workshops in Torquay

15 July @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

One Spirit African Drumming & Dance invite you to join us in banging to the beat of your heart, and elevate your soul through rhythm. With instruments provided and no experience necessary, come and explore traditional African Drumming and Singing, learn about the significance of the rhythms and share a thoroughly immersive cultural experience. Sunday 15th July 2018 11am-11.45 Kids drumming workshop 12-1.30pm Adults drumming workshop Venue: 27a Orungal Court, Torquay Parking: Available on the vacant blocks at the end…

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Kim Hodges – Girl Over the Edge

17 July @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Hear academic and author Kim Hodges discuss her latest book ‘Girl Over The Edge’, the follow-up to her successful memoir ‘Girl On The Edge’ about her lived experience of mental illness. Have you ever wondered what happens in a mental health clinic or hospital? Or what an episode of severe depression feels like? Kim talks about her experiences in a raw, honest and confronting way. Kim’s presentation will provide insights and reduce the stigma often associated with mental illness.

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Kim Hodges – Girl Over the Edge

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

Hear academic and author Kim Hodges discuss her latest book ‘Girl Over The Edge’, the follow-up to her successful memoir ‘Girl On The Edge’ about her lived experience of mental illness. Have you ever wondered what happens in a mental health clinic or hospital? Or what an episode of severe depression feels like? Kim talks about her experiences in a raw, honest and confronting way. Kim’s presentation will provide insights and reduce the stigma often associated with mental illness.

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