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July 2019

Diplomacy

17 July @ 8:00 pm - 9:10 pm

Two of Australia’s finest actors will captivate audiences when the highly entertaining WWII thriller Diplomacy opens at Geelong Performing Arts Centre next month. Theatre legend John Bell AO OBE (founder of Bell Shakespeare Company) and John Gaden AO (Muriel’s Wedding, Caddie) will reprise their roles for regional audiences. A smash hit for Ensemble Theatre when it premiered in 2018, Diplomacy comes to the Drama Theatre for five performances July 17-20 as pat of the the 2019 Deakin University Theatre Season.…

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Diplomacy

18 July @ 8:00 pm - 9:10 pm

Two of Australia’s finest actors will captivate audiences when the highly entertaining WWII thriller Diplomacy opens at Geelong Performing Arts Centre next month. Theatre legend John Bell AO OBE (founder of Bell Shakespeare Company) and John Gaden AO (Muriel’s Wedding, Caddie) will reprise their roles for regional audiences. A smash hit for Ensemble Theatre when it premiered in 2018, Diplomacy comes to the Drama Theatre for five performances July 17-20 as pat of the the 2019 Deakin University Theatre Season.…

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The Sapphires

18 July @ 8:00 pm

The Sapphires The multi-award winning play The Sapphires heads to the Potato Shed next week! There are only a few tickets left for the show on Thursday 18 July at 8pm, so book your tickets now! The Sapphires, written and directed by Tony Briggs, is based on his mother’s and aunties experiences in an all-girl singing group who headed to 1960’s Vietnam, singing Motown soul hits, amidst personal change and massive social upheaval. Wearing their ‘uniforms’ of sequins, armed only…

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Diplomacy

19 July @ 8:00 pm - 9:10 pm

Two of Australia’s finest actors will captivate audiences when the highly entertaining WWII thriller Diplomacy opens at Geelong Performing Arts Centre next month. Theatre legend John Bell AO OBE (founder of Bell Shakespeare Company) and John Gaden AO (Muriel’s Wedding, Caddie) will reprise their roles for regional audiences. A smash hit for Ensemble Theatre when it premiered in 2018, Diplomacy comes to the Drama Theatre for five performances July 17-20 as pat of the the 2019 Deakin University Theatre Season.…

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Diplomacy

20 July @ 1:00 pm - 2:10 pm

Two of Australia’s finest actors will captivate audiences when the highly entertaining WWII thriller Diplomacy opens at Geelong Performing Arts Centre next month. Theatre legend John Bell AO OBE (founder of Bell Shakespeare Company) and John Gaden AO (Muriel’s Wedding, Caddie) will reprise their roles for regional audiences. A smash hit for Ensemble Theatre when it premiered in 2018, Diplomacy comes to the Drama Theatre for five performances July 17-20 as pat of the the 2019 Deakin University Theatre Season.…

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Diplomacy

20 July @ 8:00 pm - 9:10 pm

Two of Australia’s finest actors will captivate audiences when the highly entertaining WWII thriller Diplomacy opens at Geelong Performing Arts Centre next month. Theatre legend John Bell AO OBE (founder of Bell Shakespeare Company) and John Gaden AO (Muriel’s Wedding, Caddie) will reprise their roles for regional audiences. A smash hit for Ensemble Theatre when it premiered in 2018, Diplomacy comes to the Drama Theatre for five performances July 17-20 as pat of the the 2019 Deakin University Theatre Season.…

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Wilbur Wilde: Saxlife!

24 July @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

For members of the Hey Hey It’s Saturday generations, Wilbur Wilde is a friend. For 16 years, we invited him and the rollicking Hey Hey cast into our lounge rooms every Saturday night during a golden era of Australian television. Having had success with two mighty Oz rock bands including Ol’55, and Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons, the variety and musical leanings of Hey Hey suited Willy to the core. Some of the stories and popular music along the…

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Waiting for Something Better by North Geelong Edge

24 July @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Inspired by Beckett’s, Waiting for Godot, this new performance is a tragi-comic tale about love, hate and survival. Dim and Gonzo are homeless and waiting at cross-roads, as the world heats up and the future seems increasingly doubtful. A series of characters enter their world, bringing stories from the frontline of a world gone mad; a trader in rare animals who revels in the mass extinction, a soldier from a far-off war who has sold his soul to the devil and…

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METROPOLIS GALLERY – Adrian Lockhart: Washing off the Sand

25 July @ 9:00 am - 18 August @ 4:00 pm
METROPOLIS GALLERY - Adrian Lockhart 'Washing off the Sand I' 2019 Mixed media on paper Image size: 29.7 x 21cm

Adrian Lockhart’s intimate, lyrical paintings and drawings reflect his love of the ocean and beach life: ‘Washing off the Sand’ represents many times spent surfing, then observing the beach activity. This work is about the dance on, in and by the sea. The reclining, sunbaking bodies on the sand; people running into the surf; the wading in the shallows and the final act of washing away the salt, the oil, the sand, under the beachside shower. Washing away all but…

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Lorne Film; Screening Two World Premiere Feature Films

26 July - 28 July

Lorne Film; Screening Two World Premiere Feature Films After a three-year hiatus; Lorne Film is back from the 26th of July – 28th of July! This year, the well-loved festival will exclusively showcase Australian independent films. Two world premieres will be screened in its feature-length film program, as well as three short film sessions, an industry panel, and other events. Lorne will be awash with filmmakers and creatives over the weekend, boosting the town’s winter tourism. The films to premiere…

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Community Paint Party

27 July @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Community Paint Parties are a great way to have fun and socialize on a Saturday morning.  Absolutely no art experience is needed. Create your own acrylic on canvas painting with step by step instruction. Book your seat online at www.dianespicer.com/paint-parties  (Seating limited to 12.)  Everything you need is supplied.  Coffee/Tea/nibbles too!

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Open Mic Night

27 July @ 7:00 pm

Open Mic Night A Great Night of Live Music and Performance   Eastern Hub Community Centre Saturday 27th July, 7pm 285a McKillop Street East Geelong 3219   ENTRY: $5 Nibbles on the night and drinks at bar prices.

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Brazilian Adventures

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

Brazilian Adventures Music at the Basilica invites you to a feast of South American music. In this concert you will hear some rarely performed Baroque and Classical choral music from Brazil with a Latin American twist! Familiar, but different…. Sunday 28 July, 3pm Basilica of St Mary of the Angels 136 Yarra St., Geelong BRAZILIAN ADVENTURES Windfire Choir and Orchestra – conductor Rick Prakhoff, Lee Abrahmsen – soprano, Belinda Paterson – alto, Maximillian Rudd – guitar, Olivier Bonnici – violin…

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Guru of Chai

31 July @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The contradictions of modern India with its iPhones and ancient gods come alive in this outrageously funny and heartbreakingly beautiful production. A poor chai-wallah has his life changed forever when a young girl is abandoned at a busy railway station and brings the place to a standstill with the beauty of her singing. Our Guru (Jacob Rajan), is a buck-toothed chameleon, channelling 17 characters and leaping to multiple locations, delivering a serpentine romantic thriller while dispensing dubious spiritual wisdom. He…

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August 2019

Guru of Chai

1 August @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The contradictions of modern India with its iPhones and ancient gods come alive in this outrageously funny and heartbreakingly beautiful production. A poor chai-wallah has his life changed forever when a young girl is abandoned at a busy railway station and brings the place to a standstill with the beauty of her singing. Our Guru (Jacob Rajan), is a buck-toothed chameleon, channelling 17 characters and leaping to multiple locations, delivering a serpentine romantic thriller while dispensing dubious spiritual wisdom. He…

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Guru of Chai

2 August @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The contradictions of modern India with its iPhones and ancient gods come alive in this outrageously funny and heartbreakingly beautiful production. A poor chai-wallah has his life changed forever when a young girl is abandoned at a busy railway station and brings the place to a standstill with the beauty of her singing. Our Guru (Jacob Rajan), is a buck-toothed chameleon, channelling 17 characters and leaping to multiple locations, delivering a serpentine romantic thriller while dispensing dubious spiritual wisdom. He…

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Guru of Chai

3 August @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The contradictions of modern India with its iPhones and ancient gods come alive in this outrageously funny and heartbreakingly beautiful production. A poor chai-wallah has his life changed forever when a young girl is abandoned at a busy railway station and brings the place to a standstill with the beauty of her singing. Our Guru (Jacob Rajan), is a buck-toothed chameleon, channelling 17 characters and leaping to multiple locations, delivering a serpentine romantic thriller while dispensing dubious spiritual wisdom. He…

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Stardust & The Mission

3 August @ 7:30 pm

Stardust & The Mission August 3rd 7.30pm  Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery Multi-award winning radio documentary meets theatre in two tales about love, music and war – and all the things that get left behind… A captivating story of two mens discoveries of their family history. Real life meets theatre – as two multi-award winning Australian storytellers – Joel Carnegie and Tom Molyneux bring documentary-styled theatre shows: Stardust and The Mission to Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery, Cororooke. Join and book here for…

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Geelong Design Circle – Forum – Paper:Product:Digital

7 August @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for an evening of design talks from 3 industry professionals. Sharing their experiences of, insights into, knowledge about and know-how of the world of paper, products and all things digital. Meet other like minded design types and get out from behind that computer – at our first forum event for 2019. It’s a free event, so bring your friends and colleagues. Simply register here at Meet-up.com. Wednesday 7th August at Beav’s Bar doors open 6:30pm with 7pm start.…

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Two One Act Plays in August

9 August - 11 August

Two One Act Plays in August With 3 Performers ONLY, the Torquay Theatre Troupe (TTT) is performing 2 One Act plays this month !  Both plays are also entered in the Anglesea One Act Play Festival. See below for further details and to book your tickets. DAN ARCHIBALD’S ; The Ashes of Great Men  Directed by Gay Bell Ethan Cook Andie Dennis and Fred Preston SYNOPSIS Grace and Harold have spent most of their married life caring for Grace's invalid…

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I Want To Know What Love Is

9 August @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Suitable for ages 16+ due to adult content.   Warning: This production contains coarse language, sexual references loud music and sound effects, haze and a complete blackout Joyous. Sexy. Heartbreaking. Take a dizzying ride through love’s collision course I Want To Know What Love Is throws a spotlight on long-buried memories, bedroom fantasies, crushes and conquests. Acclaimed Queensland performance collective The Good Room asked members of the public to anonymously submit their stories of love – fragments and memories, confessions and admissions…

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Surf Coast Arts Trail

10 August @ 10:00 am - 11 August @ 4:00 pm

Come and explore the beautiful Surf Coast and Hinterland areas around our beautiful Surf Coast Shire this August on our 8th Surf Coast Arts Trail…. https://made.withalpaca.com/locale/surf-coast-arts-trail follow the link (or cut and paste)  to our new interactive wayfinding map that allows you to choose the areas you would like to visit or the artforms you are interested in locating!!! 51 art studios and other art spaces will be part of this year’s trail…. xxx see you on the trail!

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Surf Coast Arts Trail 2019

10 August @ 10:00 am - 11 August @ 4:00 pm

  The Surf Coast Arts Trail is on again over the weekend of 10-11 August. Get your winter woolies on, explore the beautiful Surf Coast and Hinterland and enjoy meeting Surf Coast artists in their place of creation – their home studio. Meet the artists, see their work, participate in workshops and demonstrations. With over 50 venues and 120+ artists, there’s plenty to choose from. Our online digital map will help you plan your weekend of arts-immersion – and maybe…

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Free Performance Workshop

10 August @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free Performance Workshop Facilitated by the creators of I Want To Know What Love Is, this devising workshop is open to local and visiting actors, dancers and directors. Meet other likeminded Creatives, brush up on devising skills or explore a new way to work. This workshop will investigate tasks, tools and strategies used by this incredibly fun and successful company to generate new and original theatre.  This is a practical and active workshop, teaming directors and actors, dancers and physical theatre practitioners…

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ADFAS presents: Persephone’s Isle: the Heritage of Sicily.

12 August @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Geelong ADFAS (Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Societies) August lecture: Persephone’s Isle: the Heritage of Sicily. In this lecture, Sue Rollin, archaeologist, interpreter and lecturer, explores the diverse cultural heritage and splendid monuments of Sicily. At the heart of the Mediterranean and its largest island, Sicily has long been at the crossroads between Europe and Africa, East and West. Greeks, Phoenicians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans and Spaniards have all ruled over the island and contributed to its rich and diverse…

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ADFAS presents: Persephone’s Isle: the Heritage of Sicily.

12 August @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Geelong ADFAS (Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Societies) August lecture: Persephone’s Isle: the Heritage of Sicily. In this lecture, Sue Rollin, archaeologist, interpreter and lecturer, explores the diverse cultural heritage and splendid monuments of Sicily. At the heart of the Mediterranean and its largest island, Sicily has long been at the crossroads between Europe and Africa, East and West. Greeks, Phoenicians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans and Spaniards have all ruled over the island and contributed to its rich and diverse…

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Help shape what’s next for Victoria’s creative industries

14 August @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

To our creative industries colleagues and supporters, The Victorian Government is seeking views from across the state’s creative community to inform its next four-year creative industries strategy, for the period 2020-2024. All Victorians, whatever their connection to the creative sector, are invited to contribute their insights and ideas relating to the issues, challenges and opportunities ahead for Victoria’s creative industries. Geelong Performing Arts Centre and the City of Greater Geelong will make a formal submission to the strategy development process,…

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Happy Together – Free Singing Workshop and THECHO!R In Concert

18 August @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Happy Together – Free Singing Workshop and THECHO!R In Concert Come and sing with award winning conductor Dr Jonathon Welch AM and THECHO!R as they celebrate their 10th Anniversary – OR attend a fundraising concert for the Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House! SUNDAY AUGUST 18, 2019 QUEENSCLIFF TOWN HALL 48-52 Learmonth Street, Queenscliff Presented by THECHO!R JOIN US FOR A FREE SINGING WORKSHOP! 10am – 1pm Sunday 18th August Please register at http://thechoir.com.au/ THEN SING WITH US AT THE PUBLIC CONCERT 2.30…

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Geelong Design Week 2020 – Event Host Information Session #1

19 August @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Geelong’s design-driven future will be showcased at Geelong Design Week 2020. In a celebration of design and creativity, Geelong Design Week 2020 is inviting organisations, community groups, schools and individuals to host workshops, talks, tours and exhibitions to explore new ideas, challenge what is possible and showcase our achievements in design and innovation. Geelong is Australia’s first UNESCO City of Design, an evolving, dynamic city with a deep sense of place and a strong industrial past. We embrace change to…

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Geelong Design Week 2020 – Event Host Information Session #2

20 August @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Geelong’s design-driven future will be showcased at Geelong Design Week 2020. In a celebration of design and creativity, Geelong Design Week 2020 is inviting organisations, community groups, schools and individuals to host workshops, talks, tours and exhibitions to explore new ideas, challenge what is possible and showcase our achievements in design and innovation. Geelong is Australia’s first UNESCO City of Design, an evolving, dynamic city with a deep sense of place and a strong industrial past. We embrace change to…

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