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November 2019

FREE Remembrance Day performance of The Mission

11 November 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tom Molyneux in The Mission

You’re invited to a FREE Remembrance Day performance of the acclaimed WWI theatre show “The Mission” on Monday 11 November (5:30pm) at Courthouse Youth Arts. The Mission tells the story of Allan McDonald: a “Fighting Gunditjmara” man from South-West Victoria, who was one of Australia’s first Indigenous soldiers to enlist for war. Allan fought at some of WWI’s most famous campaigns, including Gallipoli and Beersheba – only to be denied a soldier’s settlement on his ultimate return to Australia, and forced from his…

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Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know: the Wicked Poet, Lord Byron 2 2

11 November 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Geelong ADFAS* presents: Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know: the Wicked Poet, Lord Byron Susannah Fullerton *ADFAS Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Societies. Byron, famous and infamous for his audacious poetry, his scandalous love life and his devotion to liberal ideals was ostracised by English society. He went off to fight for Greek independence and died aged 36. Susannah Fullerton recites some of his best-loved poems and tells the story of the colourful, shocking and revolutionary life of one of…

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Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know: the Wicked Poet, Lord Byron 2

11 November 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Geelong ADFAS* presents: Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know: the Wicked Poet, Lord Byron Susannah Fullerton *ADFAS Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Societies. Byron, famous and infamous for his audacious poetry, his scandalous love life and his devotion to liberal ideals was ostracised by English society. He went off to fight for Greek independence and died aged 36. Susannah Fullerton recites some of his best-loved poems and tells the story of the colourful, shocking and revolutionary life of one of…

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Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival

15 November 2019 - 17 November 2019

Welcome to Australia’s only non-fiction writing festival. Word for Word is a unique annual literary event showcasing non-fiction writing in all its many facets and forms with world-renowned writers, dynamic panel discussions and “in conversation” sessions. Held in the iconic and multi-award winning Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, the Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival takes full advantage of this stunning state-of-the-art facility known locally as “The Dome”. Memoir, biography, journalism, blogs, history, travel, song-writing or poetry – non-fiction writing…

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REFLEX – The future of our creative community

15 November 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Announcing 𝙍𝙀𝙁𝙇𝙀𝙓 | 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙁𝙪𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝘾𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙮 15 & 16 November. Geelong Arts Centre is partnering with Deakin University to untangle the connection between artist, infrastructure and community partnership through a series of public lectures, panel discussions and presentations of future-facing works. A must attend symposium for all  creatives, including artists, designers, writers, organisations and companies whose work contributes to the field of contemporary visual and performing arts, technology and design, or anyone who wants to enable their…

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North Bellarine Film Festival 2019

15 November 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 17 November 2019 @ 11:00 pm

Women film directors will be celebrated at this year’s North Bellarine Film Festival screening from November 15-17.  Six feature films will be shown at the festival hub, the Black Box Theatre in the Potato Shed, Drysdale, along with a program of short films. An animation, experimental and avant-garde film program will also be screened at the Portarlington Neighbourhood House. For session times and ticket information, visit www.northbellarinefilmfestival.org

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Love Letters

16 November 2019

Love Letters Love Letters by AR Gurney, is a tender tale of nostalgia, missed opportunities and lifelong bonds, told through the letters two people have sent each other through the course of fifty years. The Carolyn Theatre Cororooke the Colac Players are performing ‘LOVE LETTERS’ 2pm Matinee show and 7.30pm Evening show Purchase you tickets here

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Floor Talk with John Scurry

16 November 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Floor Talk with John Scurry Join exhibiting artist at the Geelong Gallery, John Scurry as he discusses his most recent series of abstract paintings, in Collection leads: John Scurry—small paintings. John Scurry is acclaimed as a painter of quietly composed interiors and enigmatic landscapes. This exhibition of recent, and to date unseen small paintings, takes its lead from a major painting of 1981 by Scurry in the Geelong collection. Scurry states that these small works developed initially from the process…

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Geelong Arts Centre Open House

17 November 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Geelong Arts Centre Open House Eager to see inside your new arts centre? Geelong Arts Centre is throwing open their doors for a FREE public open house !  With the community being an important part to the Geelong Arts Centre they are eager to share this experience with you. There will be entertainment and regular tours running throughout the entire building, so you can see everything up close and personal. Sunday 17 November from 11am – 2.30pm. Geelong Arts Centre…

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Bronze Stories : Geelong Unearthed

17 November 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bronze Stories : Geelong Unearthed Public Launch WHETHER YOU’RE A RESIDENT OR VISITOR, DEEPEN YOUR EXPERIENCE OF OUR HISTORIC AND WONDERFUL CITY BY THE BAY. Bronze Stories : Geelong Unearthed is a text-based public art project which unearths Geelong’s fascinating history in the rapidly modernising urban landscape. 10 amazing stories about the Wadawurrung people, convicts, migrants, Geelong’s maritime history, the gold rush, WWI and WWII have been immortalised on bronze plaques outside historic sites in the Geelong CBD. The bronze…

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22 November 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Windfire Chamber Choir, conducted by Rick Prakhoff will perform works by Cesar Franck, Chausson, Duparc, Ropartz, Lekeu and Vierne. The rarely heard Mass in A, Op.12 by Cesar Franck in his revised version featuring solo harp, cello, organ and solo soprano will be the main choral item. You may like to listen to an example below from this Mass. Soloists will be Teresa Duddy – soprano, Tom Healey – baritone, Jacinta Dennett – harp, Timmothy Oborne – cello, Sonoka…

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Comedy for a Cause

23 November 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Featuring comedians from Sydney & Melbourne Comedy Festivals. Supporting ZONTA Geelong & Geelong West Giants. Empowering women and girls.   15 years +

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Recognition Matters Community Information Evening

25 November 2019 @ 5:30 am - 7:30 pm

Recognition Matters Do you know an outstanding woman who deserves more recognition for her achievements? Join us at the Recognition Matter Community Information Evening. The Women in Community Life. Advisory Committee to the City of Greater Geelong and the Department of Premier and Cabinet invite you to an information evening about how to increase Australian Honours nominations for women, inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQ, culturally and linguistically diverse and younger women. There are so many exceptional women…

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PechaKucha Geelong presents ‘Make Create Innovate’ (Vol.3)

27 November 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm

PechaKucha Geelong returns in November with a fantastic line up of speakers. The theme: Make Create Innovate – stories from local creatives, entrepreneurs and innovators who are sharing, discovering and promoting clever design products, projects and initiatives in Geelong. What is PechaKucha? In short, it really is about getting creative people together over a drink for a fun and casual gathering to share ideas, stories, thoughts in the PechaKucha 20×20 format. Sound like a million other speaking events you have been…

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The Dark Side of The Rainbow – LGBTQ Domestic Violence Training Event

28 November 2019

The Dark Side of The Rainbow – LGBTQ Domestic Violence Training Event An LGBTQ domestic violence training event, featuring “My other closet, the cabaret” My Other Closet, the cabaret is one man’s true-life account of his journey to “domestic violence survivor” Through powerful storytelling and re-working of classic pop songs, it gives insight into, and dispels the myths surrounding, domestic violence in same- sex an gender diverse (LGBTQ) relationships. Presented within tailored training from Rainbow Health Victoria, this ground-breaking event…

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My Other Closet – The Cabaret

29 November 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 30 November 2019 @ 9:00 pm

Described as “moving”, “brave” and “wonderful”, My Other Closet, the Cabaret is Russ’s true, first-hand account of his journey to domestic violence survivor. ‘My Other Closet’ connects with its audience because it is first and foremost a celebration of triumph in the face of extreme adversity. Whilst being a moving musical theatre piece in its own right, this production breaks down myths and provides genuine insight to the audience to identify LGBTQ DV and to seek support for themselves and/or…

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Social Paint Party 30th November

30 November 2019 @ 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 10.)  Everything you need is supplied.

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December 2019


1 December 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
QG&W Wonderment

Exhibition dates: Nov 29 — Feb 23 Official opening: Dec 1 from 3pm Exhibition online: qgw.com.au/wonderment Exhibiting artists: Antonio Balletta, Christine Gibson, Lizzie Horne, Hyun Ju Kim, Deborah Klein, Michael Leunig, Soula Mantalvanos, David Moore, Geoffrey Ricardo, John Ryrie and Lucinda Tanner. Step into the personal world of the artist with this year’s summer exhibition, Wonderment. Join Deborah Klein, John Ryrie, Lucinda Tanner and more, as they invite us on a journey to take a closer look at life and venture beneath the…

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Unity of Arts: an exhibition by genU artists

2 December 2019 @ 9:00 am - 20 December 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Unity of Arts is a celebration of a year’s creative work by genU’s artists living with a disability, an eclectic and diverse exhibition of paintings and artworks. With subject matter ranging from fantastic landscapes to piano bars and Micheal Jackson’s glove via still lifes, abstract and non-figurative work, Unity of Arts invites you to open your eyes and be amazed. Jason R’s painting, The Broken One, investigates hybrid life forms, creating a monster that is part sea creature, part insect.…

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Christmas with Denise Drysdale

4 December 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

It’s going to be a cracker of a Christmas at COPACC when singing-dancing dynamo Denise Drysdale takes to the stage. Denise will put the jingle in your bells with a collection of Christmas classics plus some of her all-time favourite songs such as ‘Hey Paula’, ‘Wonderful World’, ‘Look At Us’ and ‘Personality’. Denise’s television career has been amazing starting as a young girl on Kommotion, The Go Show and guesting on many major television shows including In Melbourne Tonight and…

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Potato Shed launches 2020 Season Programme

4 December 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Potato Shed is set to launch an all-Australian Season Program from 5:30pm Wednesday 4 December 2019 at the Shed, 41 Peninsula Drive Drysdale. Continuing the tradition of bringing the best in theatre, music, cabaret and comedy to the Bellarine, the 2020 season is a mix of timeless classics and modern cutting-edge work. Melbourne Theatre Company, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and HiT! Productions have, once again, chosen to present shows at the Potato Shed – a great endorsement of our…

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Amber Stokie / Sarah Kelk

5 December 2019 - 23 December 2019

Amber Stokie / And So It Goes “This body of work is about moments: moments of support, moments of togetherness, moments of quiet ritual, moments of love and intimacy within relationships. We have control over the frequency and nature of these moments, we decide who and how we are with others. In today’s disordered and increasingly chaotic world, this acknowledgment seems pertinent and important. I appropriated the title And So It Goes from the love song written by Billy Joel in 1983.…

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A Christmas Carol

6 December 2019 - 15 December 2019

A Christmas Carol Skin Of Our Teeth Productions presents a gothically, darkly remarkable new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale of regret, repentance and Christmas pudding. Join us for ghosts, dancing, rattling of chains and a whole lot of BAH HUMBUG. The performance will have you thrilled, frightened and ultimately overwhelmed by the joy of the season!  The cast is amazing, the scene is set, so come and spend the holidays with us at the WAURN PONDS HALL Featuring Glen…

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Carols at St Paul’s

15 December 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

SERVICE OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS at St Paul’s Geelong Celebrate Christmas with the traditional service of carols and readings, made famous by the choir of King’s College, Cambridge. The service at St Paul’s Geelong is led by the 35 voice parish choir, directed by Tom Healey. The choir will sing beautiful carols and there are plenty more for everyone to sing, accompanied by the church’s fine pipe organ in one of Geelong’s loveliest acoustics. Everyone is welcome, whatever your…

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Creative Wanderings in the Golden Plains Shire – Launch Event

19 December 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us to celebrate the launch of Creative Wanderings in Golden Plains Shire-  a publication celebrating creative industry . This book contains artwork and details of 20 artists and artist studios, 6 festivals and 7 community arts groups, as well as inspirational itineraries to encourage residents and visitors to interact with the local cultural industry. Golden Plains Shire Council invites local creatives, residents and visitors to the launch event at 10.30am to on Thursday 19 December at the Bannockburn Cultural…

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January 2020

High Tea Launch

6 January @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Festival of Glass and Treasure Hunt High Tea Launch Join the Festival of Glass for its 2020 High Tea Launch at Cafe Zoo, Drysdale. The High Tea includes delicious hot and cold, savoury and sweet finger food with tea or coffee. There will be glass blowing demonstrations and glass treasure door prizes. Be the first to join the 2020 Glass Art Treasure Hunt. Limited places – book direct with Cafe Zoo, Drysdale ph: 5251 5333.  

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18 January @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

JAPANESE CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP FOR YOUTH Come along to this hands-on workshop for an introduction into the art of Japanese Calligraphy (Shodo). This session is presented by Japanese expatriate Kazuko Horii-Watson (Reisen Horii), who studied for over forty years under the great calligrapher Master Tetsusen Horino. Participants should wear clothing suitable for painting. Ages 12-18. FREE Book here at Eventbrite.  

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Youth Photography Workshop

20 January @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Youth Photography Workshop Join Wildlife Photographer of the Year winning conservation, wildlife and animal welfare photojournalist Doug Gimesy for a hands-on, interactive photography class. You will develop an understanding of what to consider when creating a photo-documentary essay, and will create and compile a series of four-to-five story-telling images. BYO camera. Maximum 7 participants. For ages 15 – 18. Pre-requisites Basic understanding of: Handling the camera and use of camera equipment Impact of shutter speed Impact of aperture on depth-of-field…

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Photography Workshop |Taking Great Travel Images | with Doug Gimesy

20 January @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Photography Workshop |Taking Great Travel Images | with Doug Gimesy Heading on holidays soon? Learn how to take great travel images in this hands-on interactive photography workshop with award-winning photographer, Doug Gimesy. Bookings essential. Maximum 12 participants. Pre-requisites Basic understanding of: camera handling basic camera equipment impact of shutter speed impact of aperture on depth-of-field impact of using different lenses and focal lengths   BOOK HERE TODAY  

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Interactive Stories: Where is the green sheep ?

23 January

Interactive Stories: Where is the green sheep ? The Green Sheep is hiding somewhere in the National Wool Museum – but where? Join us at the National Wool Museum for interactive storytime, with the story of the Green Sheep brought to life, with songs, games, crafts and more. Bookings essential. Suitable for children 2 – 5 years old. One adult free-of-charge per child. SELECT A TIME & BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE. 

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