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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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August 2018

The Sound Doctor Presents… An Evening with Emma Pask

24 August @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Award-winning vocalist Emma Pask is heading to Anglesea for The Sound Doctor. Emma has performed for adoring audiences, including the late Princess Diana and Princess Mary of Denmark and at Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban’s wedding. She is sure to delight audiences as she interweaves storytelling through timeless swinging jazz standards, upbeat Latin rhythms, tender ballads and some raucous blues. Supporting her on the night will be local outfit The Stills performing  instrumental jazz music to get you in the…

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The Sound Doctor Presents… An Evening with Fraser A. Gorman

25 August @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

He has toured the world to great acclaim and now former Torquay local Fraser A. Gorman is coming back to the Surf Coast armed with a brand-new album and off on a national tour that includes this special ‘homecoming’ gig. Fraser’s songwriting builds around his ability to convey his life, hopes and fears openly with sun-drenched tones and lyrical wit. His new album has a warm and timeless feel – think laid-back Americana with a driving pop sensibility. This Sound…

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TRUE ROMANTICS – Australian Chamber Choir

26 August @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Australian Chamber Choir, Director- Douglas Lawrence Why is light cast upon the sorrowful? These are the first words of Brahms’ Motet Op.74. And the answer unfolds as one listens to the program. Throughout history, when composers have dwelt on emotions of sadness and longing, they have produced some of the most movingly beautiful and uplifting music. Taking in a broad range of music, from Monteverdi Madrigals to Ravel’s luscious Chansons, the program includes Elgar’s arrangement for voices of Nimrod from his…

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Morning Music – We’ve Only Just Begun

29 August @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Angela Lumicisi channels Karen Carpenter’s unique voice to recreate the distinctive style that made the Carpenters among the best-selling music artists of all time. If you cherish the music of the Carpenters, if you long to hear it live again, if you love great singing and lush melodies, then this show is for you! The Carpenters recorded some of the greatest love songs in pop music history, songs that captivated many generations of fans. We’ve Only Just Begun: The Music…

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GPAC’s 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season – Jurassica

29 August @ 8:00 pm - 1 September @ 8:00 pm

Jurassica is a story of family, migration, language and growing old. It is a heart-warming tale, told with humour and pathos and spoken in both English and Italian. It is also about dinosaurs – but not necessarily those from pre-historic times. Ralph and Sara migrated from Tuscany in the 1950s to their concrete-front-yard house in suburban Moorabbin. Their son, Ichlis, never really forgave them for his misunderstood name, and grandson Luca is struggling to talk to his father or grandfather.…

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Lorne Festival of Performing Arts (FOPA)

30 August @ 7:00 pm - 2 September @ 9:00 pm

The Lorne Festival of Performing Arts returns Thursday 30 August to Sunday 2 September with cabaret, music, magic, comedy and more.  Visit the website to stay in touch. A great weekend to get way and be entertained in Lorne on the Great Ocean Road  

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September 2018

HELL SHIP – THE JOURNEY OF THE TICONDEROGA @ The Potato Shed

7 September @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Written and performed by Michael Veitch In 1852, the emigrant ship ‘Ticonderoga’ limped into Port Melbourne after a nightmare voyage from England in which nearly 200 of her passengers had died of typhus. Her saga of tragedy, loss and heroism gripped the people of the young nation like nothing before. This though, is just the beginning of the story. Michael Veitch takes us on one-man’s journey through one of Victoria’s most horrific maritime events. Reviews from Michael’s last one man…

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GPAC’s 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season – The Almighty Sometimes

13 September @ 8:00 pm - 15 September @ 8:00 pm

Anna has been medicated for a range of mood and behavioural disorders for as long as she can remember. Now she wants to know what life would be like without pills and prescriptions. More fulfilling? More exciting? More real? As Anna tries to find out who she really is, her mother, Renee (played by Hannah Waterman), remains determined to protect her. She can’t bear to watch her daughter go through the anguish all over again, to throw it all away…

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Paris Underground – Encore

14 September @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A CABARET EXTRAVAGANZA! PARIS UNDERGROUND – ENCORE A new production by Madotti & Vegas, it’s still crazy, still sexy, still cool! Journey again into the dark delights of the underground of Paris with more comedy, more astounding magic and illusion, more burlesque, greater feats, flesh and feathers, surprises and seductions, more incendiary song, spectacular dance, brilliant, beautiful and strange circus and cabaret and introducing new performers and new routines. Featuring the magic of Madotti & Vegas, Australia’s most unique magicians,…

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Paris Underground – By Madotti and Vegas

15 September @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

PARIS UNDERGROUND By Madotti and Vegas Cabaret performance – bring your culinary delights and purchase drinks from our licensed bar. Journey into the dark delights of the underground of Paris with comedy, astounding magic and illusion, burlesque, feats, flesh and feathers, surprises and seductions, incendiary song, spectacular dance, brilliant, beautiful and strange circus and cabaret and introducing new performers, new routines and new jokes. Welcome to the Underground, the dark heart of Paris – a night to remember! “If you want to be lured into the world…

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AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS @ The Potato Shed

27 September @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Hit Productions Thursday 27 September, 2.00pm and 8.00pm The play Around the World in 80 Day is an epic, funny, madcap adaptation of the classic novel by Jules Verne. The story opens on Tuesday 1 October 1872…at 11.57pm…and 30 seconds…with a sinister robbery taking place…Big Ben chimes midnight and within minutes the central London bank is 40,000 pounds poorer. Pursued by Scotland Yard through Europe, Africa, Australia, it is race to stay ahead of the law, stay on schedule and to…

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AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS @ The Potato Shed

27 September @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Hit Productions Thursday 27 September, 2.00pm and 8.00pm The play Around the World in 80 Day is an epic, funny, madcap adaptation of the classic novel by Jules Verne. The story opens on Tuesday 1 October 1872…at 11.57pm…and 30 seconds…with a sinister robbery taking place…Big Ben chimes midnight and within minutes the central London bank is 40,000 pounds poorer. Pursued by Scotland Yard through Europe, Africa, Australia, it is race to stay ahead of the law, stay on schedule and to…

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October 2018

GPAC’s 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season – Prize Fighter

3 October @ 8:00 pm - 6 October @ 8:00 pm

Get ringside for a rare theatrical combo: engrossing storytelling paired with the visceral thrill of live boxing. Fleeing the Congo as a child, playwright Future D. Fidel lived in a Tanzanian refugee camp for eight years before being granted refugee status in Australia. Prize Fighter is inspired by his own story and those of the people he has known. Isa is a young Congolese boxer blazing an impressive career between the ropes. Gearing up for the national title fight, he…

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LARRY PARADISEO AND THE FABULOUS DAME FARRAR @ The Potato Shed

12 October @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Get into it with this cabaret tour de force: Carita Farrer Spencer brings you her alter-egos… …theatrical cyclone one The Fabulous Dame Farrar and International sex symbol Larry Paradiseo in this world class Double Act (with herself). Act One – The Fabulous Dame Farrar: Celebrate the glory and disaster of this superbly talented Diva and disgraceful, loveable lush. Act Two – Larry Paradiseo: A showbiz God. He’s got more moves than Mick Jagger and a way with the ladies that makes Tom Jones look a…

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Geelong Harmony Chorus: Sing into Spring 4 @ The Potato Shed

14 October @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Geelong Harmony Chorus are back for their annual Sing into Spring Concert for the Seniors Festival. Geelong’s ever popular acappella women’s chorus perform their trademark ringing harmonies in an afternoon filled with music, laughter and fun. Afternoon tea provided, raffle with great prices and purchase drinks from our licensed bar.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

27 October @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

“and – pop! – out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar.”  One of the most-read and famous children’s books of all time, The Very Hungry Caterpillar emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience for the whole family.   Journey through Eric Carle’s incredible stories as they come to life on stage in this enchanting show. Featuring some other delightful characters from three of Eric Carle’s bestselling classics tales including The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse, Mr. Seahorse and The…

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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

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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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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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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12 X 12 PLAYS – Theatre 3Triple2 @ The Potato Shed

12 December @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Theatre 3Triple2 presents the 12 X 12 PLAYS Local writers and performers from across the region bring 12 original plays to the Potato Shed. Each play is 12 minutes long. Some deal with the darker side of life while others will have you laughing in the aisles.

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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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