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June 2018

One Spirit African Drumming & Dance Workshops, Interactive Performances and Kids Parties

24 June 2018 @ 8:00 am - 31 December 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Torquay-based cultural educators and performers, One Spirit African Drumming & Dance offer school incursions, staff team-building workshops, interactive performances and drumming workshops for kids parties throughout Victoria. Facilitated by Fredrick Kpakpo Addo, master drummer and dancer from Ghana in West Africa, we offer group drumming, singing and dancing classes and interactive performances, with traditional instruments for every participant, guaranteeing a thoroughly immersive cultural experience for students of all ages and abilities. For bookings or enquiries, please contact Dannielle Millard or…

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October 2018

SHADOWS AND LIGHT – original songs about Caring

17 October @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Three months ago, a team of professional musicians/song-writers was matched with a group of community musos who are also Carers, providing unpaid care to a family member or friend with a disability, mental illness, chronic condition or who is frail aged. These mentoring pairs worked together over a series of one-on-one songwriting sessions and group workshops to develop songwriting and performance skills. Now you’re invited to hear about the Shadows and Light of caring… $10 book online at shadowsandlight2018.eventbrite.com.au A…

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Sun Rising – The Songs That Made Memphis

20 October @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

For the last four years, Sun Rising have travelled the country, playing sold out performances, dazzling crowds with their incredible musicianship, infectious passion and standout renditions of Sun’s timeless music. Relive the amazing songs and classic tales of Sun Records early years. You will be amazed by how many songs you know. Paying homage to both the artists and Sun’s owner/producer, Sam Phillips, the show has even been endorsed by the Phillips family! So break out the brylcreem, slip on…

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FAMILY FUN DAY @ The Potato Shed

21 October @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Potato Shed’s Free Family Fun Day returns for it’s 10th anniversary! Live music featuring family favorites The Mik Maks. a pantomime, story telling, face painting, pony rides, a skate park, jumping castles and a variety of workshops. Bring a picnic basket or purchase food from the fantastic food vans. There will also be a special performance of ‘Super Amazing Giant Girl’, direct from SOLD OUT shows in Melbourne, Adelaide and Castlemaine. A hilarious parable exploring the challenges of fitting in…

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Folklore and Fairytales

21 October @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Trio Anima Mundi presents their eleventh subscription series – Wanderings – in 2018. Each concert in this 3-concert series showcases an Australian composer. Alongside these works, Trio Anima Mundi continues its ‘Piano Trio Archaeology’ mission of presenting rarely-heard works from the piano trio repertoire as well as works of the canon such as Dvorak and Mendelssohn. Concert 3 looks at trios which have an underlying musical narrative and features Australian composer Ian Munro’s first Piano Trio – Tales from Old Russia…

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Petula – Downtown to Broadway – A tribute @ The Potato Shed

28 October @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Petula Clarke… so much more than the sixties pop princess who sang Downtown! Hilary Henshaw and Will Conyers grew up tapping their toes to Petula’s hits of the sixties… and continue to follow her career with fascination and Come and revel in the nostalgia, the surprises and the beautiful compositions that have been recently created by a legend who continues to sing the song of her life! Cabaret performance – bring your culinary delights and purchase drinks from our licensed bar.

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November 2018

The Sound Doctor Presents… An Evening with All Our Exes Live in Texas

2 November @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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  ARIA Award winning indie-folk band, All Our Exes Live in Texas, are a fantasy draft of Australia’s finest singer-songwriters. On mandolin, ukulele, accordion and guitar, the Exes are a powerhouse of musical prowess, known as much for their side-splitting banter and feminist politics as their devastatingly beautiful harmonies. With a top 10 debut album and a reputation as festival favourites, they’ve had multiple sell out tours around Australia and are carving up the USA and UK.   Ahead of their Lost…

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The Sound Doctor Presents… An Evening with Mama Kin Spender

3 November @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Mama Kin Spender is a lightning bolt moment between two long-time friends, co-writers and mischief-makers – ARIA-nominated Mama Kin and producer Tommy Spender. It’s a stripped back duo of brooding guitars, primal drums and howling harmonies, illuminated for this show by four beautiful backing singers. Their songs rattle, roll and tremble, from block party to heart rending ballad, with a sound that is as raw as it is joyful. Since the release of their album Golden Magnetic in February, Mama…

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MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL – WOMEN ON FIRE @ The Potato Shed

4 November @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Following on from the huge success of the original production, coming to the Potato Shed in November is Menopause the Musical – Women on Fire. Four women in a department store who have nothing in common but a black lace bra they want to buy at a lingerie sale. The female cast poke fun of their woeful hot flushes, wrinkles, night sweats, and chocolate binges. This new production features new songs, new dance routines and new gags in a non-stop comedic celebration of women and ‘the change’. “Ninety…

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Great Songs of the War Years

7 November @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Commemorating the centenary of the cessation of WWI, Great Songs of the War Years, features 20 songs from the Andrew Sisters, Vera Lynn and more, plus a special tribute to the Vietnam War with music from Bob Dylan and Normie Rowe. Starring popular Australian tenor Roy Best, international Soprano Alison Jones, music theatre star Jazz Flowers and Opera Australia mezzo Caroline Vercoe, this show will stir the emotions. Presented as part of Tuckers Musical Mornings 2018.

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Great Songs of the War Years

8 November @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Commemorating the centenary of the cessation of WWI, Great Songs of the War Years, features 20 songs from the Andrew Sisters, Vera Lynn and more, plus a special tribute to the Vietnam War with music from Bob Dylan and Normie Rowe. Starring popular Australian tenor Roy Best, international Soprano Alison Jones, music theatre star Jazz Flowers and Opera Australia mezzo Caroline Vercoe, this show will stir the emotions. Presented as part of Tuckers Musical Mornings 2018.

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IN FLANDERS FIELDS – REMEMBRANCE DAY CONCERT

9 November @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Windfire Chamber Choir Conductor – Rick Prakhoff Works by Ivor Gurney, Eleanor Daley, Stephanie Martin, Edward Elgar, Fiona Yelland and Frederick Septimus Kelly with Timothy Reynolds – tenor Philip Healey – violin Ben Mitchell – reader Wendy Rechenberg – piano   Tickets $40 adult and seniors   $35 concession available from www.trybooking.com/TNVB or at the door (cash sales only).  Children and school students – free  

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CREATORS & CRAFT MARKET – BANNOCKBURN

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

The Bannockburn Arts and Crafts market, is for Local Creators and Designers, to show and sell their artistic products. From professional artists to backyard gran-mas with beautiful knit wear, the Golden Plains Shire, shows off its artistic and individual flare. With 3 markets annually, it’s a great opportunity to buy that special and unique gift for Mum, Dad or Christmas. It will be held on the Farmers market site, at the corner of High/Milton streets in Bannockburn, from 10.00am to…

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December 2018

A BAROQUE CHRISTMAS – Australian Chamber Choir

2 December @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Australian Chamber Choir, Director – Douglas Lawrence In European countries across the centuries, Christmas has been marked by vibrant and joyous music-making. Serious composers would compete with each other to write music with the maximum popular appeal for adults and children alike. In this program, Douglas Lawrence presents his selection of the most entertaining Christmas music from the late 1500s to the late 1700s, with music by Bach (In dulci jubilo, Singet dem Herren, O Jesulein süss), Byrd, Handl, Palestrina, Praetorius,…

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Christmas with Silvie Paladino

5 December @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Silvie Paladino will delight audiences with a selection from her vast repertoire and favourite Christmas songs. Silvie is well known to audiences through her stage and screen appearances – and of course is a regular favourite at Melbourne’s Carols by Candlelight. David Cameron, one of the country’s most experienced musical directors, will accompany Silvie in this festive concert. Presented as part of Tuckers Musical Mornings 2018.

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Christmas with Silvie Paladino

6 December @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Silvie Paladino will delight audiences with a selection from her vast repertoire and favourite Christmas songs. Silvie is well known to audiences through her stage and screen appearances – and of course is a regular favourite at Melbourne’s Carols by Candlelight. David Cameron, one of the country’s most experienced musical directors, will accompany Silvie in this festive concert. Presented as part of Tuckers Musical Mornings 2018.

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CHERYL & PETER IN CONCERT

14 December @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Geelong’s international stars Cheryl Barker and Peter Coleman-Wright perform Arias from Opera and Oratorios Mendelssohn, Handel, Purcell, Schubert, Strauss and Novello with carols by Rutter Wendy Rechenberg – piano and Frank De Rosso – organ Tickets $50 adult and seniors   $45 concession available from www.trybooking.com/TNVC  or at the door (cash sales only). Children and school students – free  

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February 2019

Geelong’s Best Busker 2019 – Geelong CBD Feb 2019

16 February 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

>>>Geelong’s Best Busker<<<  It will be held over three days in the summer of Feb 2019. Dates: Sat 16th Feb 2019, Tue 19th Feb 2019 *Finals on Sat 23rd Feb 2019. *Location: The Little Malop St, Central Area from Yarra St to Moorabool St in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. *Production: Photographed LIVE! No Videoing this year by organisers *Prizes to a total value of $1300 : Awarded for 1st 2nd and 3rd prize winners. To include: – Vouchers to the value…

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