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May 2020

POSTPONED – The Merger

30 May

POSTPONED – The Merger By Damian Callinan Let them play, let them stay The dysfunctional Bodgy Creek Roosters Footy Club is in trouble and will either have to fold or merge with their arch rivals – the Hudson’s Flat Cougars. But prodigal son coach Troy Carrington has other ideas. To save the club he embarks on a programme to recruit refugees and unwittingly takes the community on a journey of change. The Merger is another terrific solo effort from one…

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June 2020

POSTPONED – Morning Showtime – Strength & Grace : Strong Women Who Helped Shape Geelong

2 June

POSTPONED – Morning Showtime – Strength & Grace : Strong Women Who Helped Shape Geelong The story of our region’s strong women and  their part in our history. From pioneers up to the present day, you will hear about Fanny Brownbill, Caroline Newcomb, Anne Drysdale, Carrie Moore,  Elizabeth Austin, Louie Hitchcock and more. Actor/singers are  Jocelyn Mackay, Reyna Hudgell, Emma Jones, ShirleyPower. Tuesday morning at 10.30am Only $17 each Ticket   –  Group Discounts Available  Please call the box office to…

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ONLINE – UNDERMINED: Film Screening + Q&A Tales from the Kimberley

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

ONLINE – UNDERMINEDl: Film Screening + Q&A Tales from the Kimberley Join the virtual celebration for National Reconciliation Week with this screening of Undermined. We’re adapting to our new insular communities but coming together, online, is how we maintain connection, keep conversations about First Peoples in the present. Australia’s vast, unspoiled Kimberley region is under threat, with mining, pastoralism and irrigated agriculture driving an unprecedented land grab. UNDERMINED investigates the politics of an area now branded “the future economic powerhouse…

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ONLINE – Emerging Writers’ Festival Programme Launch: Digital Nostalgia

2 June @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

ONLINE – Emerging Writers’ Festival Programme Launch: Digital Nostalgia We often speak of the internet as the Bad Place, but it’s also vital for many people to access resources and services, entertainment and community – perhaps now more so than ever. From discussion forums and MSN crushes to TikTok choreographies and pandemic meetings and parties on Zoom, online spaces continue to offer a gathering place for when we can’t be physically together. To celebrate the launch of the Emerging Writers’…

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3 June @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

ONLINE – IN THE TOGETHER Join Fujitsu and Innovatus Digital and special guest Adam Goodes, Director and CEO of the IDIC and former Australian of the Year, for a special online event. For more information visit: https://nrw.reconciliation.org.au/event/in-this-together/

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IN MY BLOOD IT RUNS – A Virtual Cinema with Filmmaker Q&A

3 June @ 6:30 pm - 4 June @ 9:30 pm

IN MY BLOOD IT RUNS – A Virtual Cinema with Filmmaker Q&A After an incredible opening box office weekend in February, $11,000 raised for Aboriginal communities to face COVID-19 via previous Virtual Screenings, as well as some incredible wins in 2019 with Dujuan’s UN speech, awards, Parliamentary screenings and sold out festival screenings worldwide. The In My Blood It Runs film crew are super excited to be bringing this film to your living room. For more information visit: https://nrw.reconciliation.org.au/event/in-my-blood-it-runs-virtual-cinema-w-filmmaker-qa/

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ONLINE – Panel Discussion Mental Health Challenges During COVID-19

4 June @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ONLINE – Panel Discussion Mental Health Challenges During COVID-19 COVID-19 has meant living and learning in challenging circumstances for everyone. Join Geelong Regional Library Corporation and headspace Geelong as they talk all things youth mental health during this time. They have put together a panel of experts and lived experience specialists to answer your questions about looking after our own mental health and the health of those around you. You can watch or take part in this discussion, hosted by…

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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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ONLINE – LIVE at the Potato Shed: Abigail Grace Bird Bath Session 

5 June @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ONLINE – LIVE at the Potato Shed: Abigail Grace Bird Bath Session Join the Potato Shed live with the amazing Abigail Grace. Abigail is an acoustic, folk style singer and guitarist who specializes in cover and original music. Playing anything from your classics like Elton John, Bruce Springsteen and The Rolling Stones to your folk icons, Angus and Julia Stone, Fleetwood Mac and Ben Howard. She puts her own unique twist on her covers and has a voice that is…

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Sofa So Good with Gillian Cosgriff | #WhereCreativityMeetsAtHome Live

5 June @ 8:00 pm

Award-winning musical comedian Gillian Cosgriff will be kicking off Geelong Arts Centre’s free #WhereCreativityMeetsAtHome Live season this June, with a night of hilarious musical storytelling. Cosgriff has been writing songs for over ten years, with five solo shows, twenty-five festival seasons and innumerable television appearances under her belt. Most recently, she played the break-out role of Moaning Myrtle in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The month-long digital programming calendar forms part of #WhereCreativityMeetsAtHome, a Geelong Arts Centre initiative to…

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SpringDale Artists

11 June @ 9:00 am - 4 July @ 3:30 pm

Rachinger Gallery reopens after lockdown with a vibrant exhibition of artworks by SpringDale Artists. A diverse selection of work is on show, from George-Ann Gunn’s impressionistic landscapes of secluded bushland to Annette Playsted’s Arkaroola Dreaming pastels. Other highlights include Gordon Richardson’s City Lane complete with pigeons and Banksy reference and Colleen Beveridge’s exquisite alpaca portraits. SpringDale Artists come from towns across the Bellarine and meet weekly at SpringDale Neighbourhood House to paint and share ideas. As well as painting they…

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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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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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ART in ISOLATION @ the Geelong Art Society

14 June @ 8:00 am - 5 July @ 5:00 pm

Geelong Art Society Members Isolation Exhibition June 14 to July 5 Welcome to the second instalment of our rotating exhibition of members work online. 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 our exceptionally talented artists. Enjoy the current exhibition by clicking here.

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Emerging Writers Festival

16 June - 23 June

Emerging Writers Festival The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) is one of Australia’s most established and well-respected literary festivals. Aiming to develop, nurture and promote Australia’s new writing talent, the Emerging Writers Festival creates platforms for connecting writing communities and their audiences. Through the flagship festival in Melbourne and an annual program of events, EWF provides opportunities for emerging writers to develop professionally, and supports them to engage new and larger audiences. They are a place where creativity and innovation are…

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Get Access-orised With 2-For-1 Arts & Disability Training

17 June @ 10:00 am

Get Access-orised With 2-For-1 Arts & Disability Training A new online workshop is helping arts and cultural organisations improve how they connect with and support people with disability or who are Deaf, especially in relation to online content and services. The 1.5 hour workshop is being delivered by Accessible Arts – NSW’s peak arts and disability organisation – which upskills up to 1000 people every year through its disability awareness training programs. In response to the COVID arts shutdown, their…

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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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The Waiting Room

18 June @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Waiting Room Don’t forget The Sound Doctor Presents The Waiting Room. Tune in via the Surf Coast Arts Trail Facebook page for some fantastic music, great sound and spectacular Surf Coast scenery. Thursday 18th June from 7pm, Anna Cordell will play for your listening pleasure. After relaxing with some tunes, toddle over to their workshop on writing about your art for promotions, grants and other opportunities. For more information visit: https://surfcoastartstrail.com.au/

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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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ONLINE – Q&A with artist Ben Morieson

23 June @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cast Out Loud: Fieldwork 3 – Los Colonias Notes Join artist Ben Morieson for a screening and Q&A of his work, Fieldwork 3 – Los Colonias Notes, developed for the Habana Bienale in Cuba in 2019. The first part of the artwork presented was an installation/performance work called Fieldwork II-The Colonies. This consisted of 70 shopping trolleys planted out with blooming sunflowers. The trolleys were placed alongside the Upfiled train line in seemingly random places. The public were invited to adopt the trolleys…

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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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The Mik Maks | #WhereCreativityMeetsAtHome

27 June @ 1:00 pm

Much-loved children’s group The Mik Maks will join Geelong Arts Centre for a free 45 minute concert at 1pm, Saturday 27 June; perfect for children aged 2-8 years and their siblings, carers, parents or grandparents. What a way to kick off school holidays! Here’s every little Mik Maks fan’s chance to help the dynamic duo complete tasks for Grandpa and dance along to classics such as Bellybuttons, Groovy Mover and Working on the Farm. If you listen closely, you may even hear some brand-new songs! Children can become a part of the show by sending cheerios, answering questions…

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Resin Workshop for Beginners

27 June @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Resin Workshop for Beginners Always wanted to know how resin artwork is created? Learn how with resin artist and illustrator Mandy Dollery, and create your own piece! This is a fun and interactive class with all materials supplied. You don’t have to be able to draw for this class, anyone can have a great time mixing colours and pouring resin! The Pop Up Gallery is a great space to learn, practice and experiment, while meeting like-minded people. You will be…

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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

ONLINE: Americana On The Bellarine Festival

5 July @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ONLINE: Americana On The Bellarine Festival Welcome to Americana on the Bellarine online music festival – a bringing together of five gifted performers, story-tellers and songwriters, each of whom come under the banner of Americana music which widely encompasses the genres of blues, roots, folk, rock, alt-country, even gospel and bluegrass. The end result when woven together; a distinctive roots-oriented sound which often lives a world apart from the pure forms of those very genres. Join Sarah Carroll, Wayne Jury,…

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