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September 2020

Geelong’s Best KID Busker 2020 – Rescheduled until later in 2020 – Applications still now OPEN

29 September @ 12:00 pm - 9 October @ 3:00 pm

Geelong’s Best KID Busker Competition – 2020 Heats – Rescheduled until later in 2020 Finals – Rescheduled until later in 2020 Time 12noon till 3-00pm 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 5 to 16 years of age in The Geelong Bellarine and Surf Coast region to  perform and…

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October 2020

Jazz Memories Live Stream

18 October - 25 October

‘Jazz Memories’ invites people from across Greater Geelong to share the story behind your favorite jazz song. In this performance, an acclaimed jazz ensemble will perform these songs and share your stories. To participate: Submit your story (video or written message) on our website callumwatson.com.au/geelongjazz before 7 October 2020 or SMS your story to 0490 112 986 (voice recording preferred). Jazz Memories’ will be streamed live on 18 October 2pm 2020 and replayed on 94.7 FM The Pulse on 25 October 2020…

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TRICK OR TREAT – Spooktacular Family Fun

31 October

TRICK OR TREAT – – Spooktacular Family Fun (Subject to the lifting of  Covid-19 social restrictions) A new fun filled event for everyone !!!   Some great giveaways and prizes, dress up and visit the “Spooky Shed” if you dare!    With different activities during the day and into the night to appeal to the young and the not so young. Will you trick or will you treat ? Including Films, Music, Interactive Art and magician Richard Vegas – one of Australia’s…

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November 2020

North Bellarine Film Festival

13 November - 15 November

North Bellarine Film Festival 2020 The North Bellarine Film Festival which is usually held at the Potato Shed in Drysdale will move online this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. It will be held from November 13 to 15 with quality films from around the world. The festival will open at 7:30 pm on November 13 and run all weekend. Films and ticket sales are at www.northbellarinefilmfestival.org

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ONLINE Word for Word Festival – Unconscious Bias & Cultural Respect in Non-Fiction

20 November @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ONLINE Word for Word Festival – Unconscious Bias & Cultural Respect in Non-Fiction Marsha Uppill and Sue Lawson Live 2.00pm-5.00pm AEDT Join First Nations cultural awareness educator and Director of Arranyinha, Marsha Uppill, and award-winning children’s and YA author of Freedom Ride and co-author of Nganga and the Our Place series, Sue Lawson, for an informative and enlightening journey of understanding that examines privilege, unconscious bias and cultural appropriation, and how to approach these issues in your writing. As Marsha…

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ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Modern Feminism Riding The Wave

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

ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Modern Feminism Riding The Wave Live 10.00am-11.00am AEDT Suffragettes, bra-burners, #MeToo – there have been many waves of feminism. But what does it mean to be a feminist today? A lot has changed in the two decades since journalist and broadcaster Virginia Trioli published the first Generation F, and yet dismayingly her original text is just as relevant. Egyptian-born feminist writer Mona Eltahawy’s latest book The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls is a…

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ONLINE Word for Word Festival: The Mutant Project Australian Launched

21 November @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

ONLINE Word for Word Festival: The Mutant Project Australian Launched Live 11.15am-12.15am AEDT  As scientists elsewhere start to catch up with China’s vast genetic research program, gene editing is fueling an innovation economy that threatens to widen racial and economic inequality. In doing so, it’s also raising questions about science, health, social justice and what makes an ethical and fair society. Join American anthropologist and Deakin University Associate Professor Eben Kirksey live from the US for the exclusive Australian launch…

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ONLINE Word for Word Festival: On Young Shoulders

21 November @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

ONLINE Word for Word Festival: On Young Shoulders Live 12.30pm-1.30pm AEDT Catastrophe, grief, heartbreak and betrayal. These are the raw emotions laid bare by young memoirists Shannon Molloy and writer and Director of the Wollongong Writers Festival, Chloe Higgins. Molloy’s Fourteen is a deeply personal story of a gay kid that faces a terrible year of torment, and survives. Higgins’ The Girls is a memoir of family, grief and sexuality that begins with an unimaginable tragedy. While autobiographies reflect on…

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ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Becoming Older

21 November @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Becoming Older Live 1.45pm-2.45pm AEDT As we are living longer, what is it that we expect from our later years? How can we help our elderly loved ones reach safe harbour at the end of their lives, happy and living the best life possible? Join Jean Kittson (We Need to Talk About Mum and Dad) and Robert Dessaix (The Time of Our Lives) for an in-depth discussion of the practical and the philosophical implications of…

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ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Moonlight

21 November @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Moonlight Live 3.00pm-4.00pm AEDT  A gay bush ranger with a love of poetry and guns. A grotesque hangman with a passion for flowers and gardening. A broken young man desperate for love and respect. In Moonlite Garry Linnell traces the tragic love story of George Scott (aka Captain Moonlite) and the bloody end of the bush rangers. The Geelong-raised, Walkley Award-winning journalist, broadcaster and author combines meticulously researched historical accounts with his own unique brand…

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ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Us and Them Australia’s Relationship with America

21 November @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Us and Them Australia’s Relationship with America Live 4.15pm-5.15pm AEDT  Australia has long been tied to the United States by shared values. Recent times have seen an undeniable shift in the relationship, both politically and culturally. As the US faces challenges to its dominance as a world superpower, it needs this alliance more than ever. Join us for this panel discussion with Australian Foreign Affairs editor Jonathan Pearlman, demographer Liz Allen (The Future of Us),…

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ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Climate Crisis

21 November @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Climate Crisis Live 5.30pm-6.30pm AEDT  For the people of the Pacific region, there is no denying climate change and its very real effects. The names of these island nations – Vanuatu, Fiji, Kiribati – may evoke images of white sandy beaches and palm trees, but the reality is these idyllic locations are facing rising sea levels, salinity, cyclones and pollution. Join author Tom Bamforth (The Rising Tide), documentary makers Joel Carnegie & Caleb Plumridge (Three…

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ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Peter Cosgrove In Conversation

21 November @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Peter Cosgrove In Conversation Live 7.30pm-8.30pm AEDT General Sir Peter Cosgrove is one of Australia’s most significant public figures. In his new memoir, You Shouldn’t Have Joined… he gives incredible insight into the role and world of Australia’s Governor-General. He was there as two prime ministers were toppled by their own party. He was there through disasters both natural and man-made. He was there for world leaders, and for ordinary Australians. Remembered as much for…

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March 2021

Event host applications open for Geelong Design Week 2021

18 March 2021 - 28 March 2021

The City of Greater Geelong is inviting applications from organisations, community groups and individuals to participate as event hosts for Geelong Design Week 2021. The theme is Unpredictable. Event host applications are open from 3 August – 18 September at www.geelongdesignweek.com.au The City is hosting virtual information sessions throughout the application period to support people who would like to find out more about hosting a Geelong Design Week event. Register for a free session at www.geelongdesignweek.com.au Geelong Design Week 2021,…

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