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May 2020

Geelong’s 20th Century self-guided heritage walking package

15 May @ 9:00 am - 15 September @ 5:00 pm

Highlights of Geelong’s 20th Century Architecture in Australia’s only UNESCO City of Design. Exercise minds and bodies with a 20th Century Walking Tour Package developed by the Geelong and Region Branch of the National Trust (GRBNT). This Walk was intended to be a guided walk held during Design Week, cancelled due to COVID-19. However armed with the booklet showing some of the City’s 20th Century highlights, and with a set of walking guidelines, you can now choose your own time…

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Geelong’s 20th Century self-guided heritage walking package 2

15 May @ 9:00 am - 15 September @ 5:00 pm

HIGHLIGHTS OF GEELONG’S 20TH CENTURY ARCHITECTURE in Australia’s only UNESCO City of Design. Exercise minds and bodies with a 20th Century Walking Tour Package developed by the Geelong and Region Branch of the National Trust (GRBNT). Armed with a booklet showing some of the City’s 20th Century highlights, and with a set of walking guidelines, you can now choose your own time to set off from the Bandstand in Johnstone Park. The walk takes 1 1/2 to 2 hours. The…

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Art In Isolation @ the Geelong Art Society

23 May @ 8:00 am - 5 July @ 5:00 pm

Geelong Art Society Members Isolation Exhibition May 23 to July 5 Welcome to our rotating exhibition of members work during the ‘lock down’ situation. There will be two cycles of work, the first being May 23 to June 13, the second cycle will run from June 14 to July 5 This is a collection of work from the Art Society members, covering a variety of media, themes, and an insight into some of the diverse work done by some of…

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Live solo jazz piano with Callum Watson

28 May - 30 July

Missing your fix of live jazz? Join award-winning Surf Coast jazz pianist and host of Geelong Jazz Soirees Callum Watson for a live jazz piano session EVERY thursday night 8-9pm on YouTube. Hear some of your favourite jazz standards performed in unique solo piano arrangements with a new set of tunes each week. There is also the chance to make requests! These live performances are streamed in stunning HD with studio quality audio, so its just like being there! Watch…

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POSTPONED – Rone in Geelong – Geelong Gallery Exhibition

30 May - 16 August

POSTPONED – Rone in Geelong – Geelong Gallery Exhibition   Over the last two decades, Geelong-born artist Rone has built an exceptional reputation for large-scale wall paintings and immersive installations that explore concepts of beauty and decay. Rone’s latest site-specific installation will transform Geelong Gallery’s rooms in response to the architecture and history of the building, and the Gallery’s collection. The first comprehensive survey of Rone’s career to date will also be presented, charting the artist’s practice from early stencil…

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June 2020

#NotTheSurfCoastArtsTrail presents PORTAL

1 June @ 8:00 am - 31 August @ 5:00 pm

In 2020, the Surf Coast Shire Council has pivoted the Surf Coast Arts Trail to an event that fits with current social distancing rules, and one that will provide social connection, collaboration and community engagement through creativity. In June, our series of free workshops Elevate will commence. Developed in response to the wants and needs of local creatives, Elevate will extend existing artistic practice and provide artists with the skills required in a socially distanced world. Sign up to these…

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CANCELLED – The National Celtic Festival

5 June - 8 June

CANCELLED – The National Celtic Festival The National Celtic Festival held annually in Portarlington, Victoria, Australia will run over the three day long weekend in June. This winter festival is regarded as Australia’s premier Celtic Festival and attracts over 15,000 people to the region. The program offers a broad and diverse range of arts experiences that capture the Celtic culture in its many interpretations within the Australian setting. The setting of the Portarlington foreshore and surrounding township is an ideal…

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POSTPONED – Slap Bang Kiss

12 June

POSTPONED – Slap Bang Kiss By Dan Giovannoni Melbourne Theatre Company It’s funny how quick the world can change. Accidents happen, people are born, movements rise. SLAP. A video of 16 year old Immi hitting a soldier goes viral. BANG. Sofia’s searing speech for local school shooting victims makes headlines worldwide. KISS. In the Wangaratta Woolies carpark, friends and strangers rally around Darby and Daniel as they set out to break the world record for the longest kiss. Can young people really change the…

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POSTPONED – For Schools – Slap, Bang, Kiss

12 June

POSTPONED – For Schools – SLAP, BANG, KISS Melbourne Theatre Company Unit 3 VCE Theatre Studies Playlist    Workshops / Study Notes / Q & A  All Available Expressions Of Interest please contact the Potato Shed via email  potatoshed@geelongcity.vic.gov.au

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POSTPONED – Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

12 June - 13 June

POSTPONED – Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow Australia’s favourite comedy convoy is locked, loaded and hitting every corner of the country! Join our diverse line-up of the hottest acts direct from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for a very special show that is sure to tickle everyone’s funny bone. Featuring a cast of Australian stars, talented newcomers and special guest international performers, we’re home-delivering Australia’s largest comedy festival in one jampacked night of the biggest and best belly laughs you’ll…

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An Evening with Emily Williams | #WhereCreativityMeetsAtHome Live

12 June @ 8:00 pm

Multi-platinum selling recording artist, Australian Idol royalty and former Young Diva, Emily Williams will perform a selection of diva classics that defined a generation, as well as original chart-topping hits. Living rooms will transform into dance floors when Williams, accompanied by her pianist on a grand piano, belts out some of the most recognisable songs of the past half-century. The month-long digital programming calendar forms part of #WhereCreativityMeetsAtHome, a Geelong Arts Centre initiative to share archival performances, behind the scenes…

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POSTPONED – MARCIA HOWARD House of Song

13 June

POSTPONED – MARCIA HOWARD House of Song House of Song relives Marcia Howard’s over 30-year career as a singer/songwriter in the Australian music industry. Through story, song and film, Marcia retells her story, including her years as a member of the iconic Australian band, Goanna. Part concert, part sing along.   Joined by musicians Matiss Schubert and Marcia’s son, Liam Gubbins, Marcia will share the inspirations that have consistently informed her song writing and performance. Marcia’s songs explore the background to…

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ONLINE – Collaboration for The Creative Team Leader

18 June @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

ONLINE – Collaboration for The Creative Team Leader This workshop is for anyone who wants to work well with others in any context with focus on the creative process and the work of innovation. It’s not so easy to work well with others. It’s also not easy to come up with new ideas. Thankfully, coming up with new ideas (innovation) and working well with others (collaboration) are intimately connected within any team that has a playful culture. Drawing from the…

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CANCELLED – Melbourne Chamber Orchestra with Sophie Rowell

19 June @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

CANCELLED – Melbourne Chamber Orchestra with Sophie Rowell Melbourne Chamber Orchestra creates powerful, local fine music experiences to inspire Victorians wherever they are. In more than 50 performances each season, the State’s most exciting chamber musicians come together to create music with uncompromising artistic quality, impressive finesse and extraordinary passion.The orchestra’s Artistic Director is leading violinist, director and pedagogue William Hennessy AM. MCO was founded in 1991 as Australia Pro Arte. Touring is at the heart of the orchestra’s work;…

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Melissa Langton & Mark Jones – Still Living in the 70s | #WhereCreativityMeetsAtHome Live

19 June @ 8:00 pm

The Captain and Tennille of cabaret, Melissa Langton and Mark Jones, are back and they’re ready to take us on a journey to the greatest decade of popular music. Returning after sell-out seasons of ‘Me and Mr Jones’ and ‘Get Back – The Lennon & McCartney Songbook’ Langton and Jones will tread the stage in sequin boots to deliver a throat-scorching, disco-infused celebration of the best and the worst of the 1970s. The month-long digital programming calendar forms part of…

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Make Music Australia!

21 June

Make Music Australia! Join the worldwide celebration of music! An open invitation for everyone to make music anywhere and everywhere. Hoping to take over the streets with music on June 21, but if not, you are invited to join one of the online Make Music Day initiatives that will take place no matter what! See below more details !  Live From Home Challenge: Record a musical performance at home on June 21, and tag three friends to challenge them to…

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Tripod, live in concert | #WhereCreativityMeetsAtHome Live

26 June @ 8:00 pm

Australian comedy sensation, Tripod will deliver their signature three-part harmonies, arranged with extraordinary complexity for a loosely choreographed, expertly timed comedy show. Since 1996, Tripod have gone from being three blokes singing silly songs with harmonies in pubs to three blokes singing silly songs with harmonies in concert halls, at musical festivals, on TV, on radio and in video games. The month-long digital programming calendar forms part of #WhereCreativityMeetsAtHome, a Geelong Arts Centre initiative to share archival performances, behind the…

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POSTPONED – Mother and Son

28 June

POSTPONED – Mother and Son By Geoffrey Atherden Director – Aarne Neeme She’s back!! Maggie Beare will attempt to wreak havoc on her son Arthur’s life in the stage adaptation of the ground-breaking ABC situation comedy, Mother & Son. Arthur is at his wit’s end and desperate for some time away with his new girlfriend. But who will look after Maggie? Whilst Arthur’s dentist brother Robert and his wife Liz claim they’d love to help, Liz has bigger fish to…

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July 2020

CANCELLED – 3Triple2 School Holiday Event I, Henry Robot

7 July - 10 July

CANCELLED – 3Triple2 School Holiday Event I, Henry Robot Don’t miss our ever-popular school holiday shows, brought to life by Theatre 3Triple2 4 Kids. Great fun, great stories, colourful costumes and catchy tunes – and lots of audience participation – make for a great show, grab a colouring comp…. 10.30am and 1.30pm Daily A home inventor builds a robot called Henry to help his wife around the home and to keep his lonely child company.  Unfortunately the robot malfunctions and…

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POSTPONED – Morning Showtime – Piano Tributes with Peter Sullivan

14 July

POSTPONED – Morning Showtime – Piano Tributes with Peter Sullivan Host of TV series “Piano Talk” & star of Hey Hey its Saturday Peter Sullivan is a household name and wonderfully talented pianist who has performed for over 50 years. Peter will bring his inimitable style to the Potato Shed with a tribute to Liberace, Winifred Atwell and other great piano concertos. Peter will be joined by a special guest female singer. Tuesday morning at 10.30am Only $17 each Ticket …

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POSTPONED – Mental As Everything

16 July - 17 July

POSTPONED – Mental As Everything By Damon Smith – under the microscope theatre Mental As Everything is a raw and honest cabaret performance exploring the multifaceted nature of mental illness. Creator and performer, Damon Smith, will take you on a journey of his deeply personal experience of living with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and bipolar disorder, backed up by his anxious musical cohort Adam Coad. In this two-man show, Damon and Adam invite you inside their own minds to take you…

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POSTPONED – For Schools – Mental As Everything

17 July

POSTPONED – For Schools – Mental As Everything Under The Microscope   Bringing mental illness and music together with transparency, comedy and a deep personal narrative.  Suitable for students, carers and health industry professionals. Workshops  and  Q & A  All Available Expressions Of Interest please contact the Potato Shed via email  potatoshed@geelongcity.vic.gov.au

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POSTPONED – Glen Campbell and Frankie Laine Show

24 July

POSTPONED – Glen Campbell and Frankie Laine Show Join Issi Dye and Glenn Douglas as they take you back to the golden age of  country music playing all the hits from Glen and Frankie.   Audiences will delight in hearing some classic tunes like. Rhinestone Cowboy, By the Time I Get to Phoenix  Galveston, Both Sides Now My Way, Little Green Apples to name a few. Limited Cabaret Seating  Pricing as follows : Full $40     Conc $36      VIP $32 Theatre Seating…

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Working Together Effectively- Arts Action Workshop (Online Delivery)

30 July @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Arts Action Workshops Online

A free upskilling and professional development program for creatives in regional communities. Supporting people to: get into action; work collaboratively; and refine innovative methods to develop arts enterprise models, pathways and networks. Workshop #2 WORKING TOGETHER EFFECTIVELY [for visual artists, arts workers and aspiring arts managers] To connect you to broader networks and ways to work more effectively with others. Through aligning individual and group goals, we explore the potential of working on new projects, collectively. Supporting the establishment of…

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POSTPONED – Pointe, Line and Surface – the history of ballet

31 July

POSTPONED – Pointe, Line and Surface – the history of ballet Abstract art intersects with modern ballet in Pointe, Line & Surface – the history of ballet. Using Wassily Kandinsky’s theoretical work on abstract painting as a starting point, ‘Pointe, Line and Surface’ defines and expresses the elemental nature of dance through three pieces exploring the themes of technique, alignment and movement and the evolution of classical dance through time. Theatre Seating / Licensed Bar

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POSTPONED – For Schools – Pointe, Line & Surface

31 July

POSTPONED – For Schools – Point, Line & Surface Dancebourne Arts Dancebourne Arts company artists will perform a workshop with young dance enthusiasts to work on technique and teach their classical repertoire.

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August 2020

Morning Showtime – California Dreaming

4 August

Morning Showtime – California Dreaming ‘Sweet Seasons’ presents California dreaming. A tribute to the Mamas and the Papas, Linda Ronstadt and Carole King Celebrate the timeless songs and stories that changed a generation. Relive the hits and share the memories with this sensational show. Tickets selling fast. Tuesday morning at 10.30am. Only $17 each Ticket   –  Group Discounts Available  Please call the box office to arrange a group booking or to receive the Morning Show VIP  price any 5 for…

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Geelong Symphony Orchestra – Strauss The Waltz King

8 August @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Carol Wang Bassoon Lee Abrahmsen Soprano Mario Dobernig Conductor Weber Andante e rondo ongarese Op.35 Johann Strauss II Selections Music by the undisputed waltz king of all time! This will be a concert of joy in three-four time – but Johann wasn’t just about waltzes and polkas! Experience a side of Strauss’ music that you may not have heard before and let us transport you back to old Vienna. This will be as much fun for the orchestra to play…

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Bellarine Jongleurs

13 August - 15 August

Bellarine Jongleurs The original residents of the shed the Bellarine Jongleurs will be presenting a great now family production in 2020 featuring young people aged 6 – 16. IMPORTANT DATES Thursday 13th August, 7.30pm Friday 14th August, 7.30pm Saturday 15th August, 2.00pm Theatre Seating

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WALLFLOWERING

22 August

WALLFLOWERING Wallflowering by award winning Australian playwright Peta Murray, revolves around the lives of Peg and Cliff Small, an ordinary, suburban, middle aged couple who were once prize-winning ballroom dancers. This delightfully amusing and poignant play about marriage, happiness and the pursuit of the perfect foxtrot, features action interspersed with world class ballroom dancing by a younger couple, who represent not only Peg and Cliff in their glory days, but also the older couple’s idealised view of themselves. Theatre Seating…

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