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April 2019

TWO

16 April @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Arts on Tour presents TWO Jim Cartwright’s timeless comedy TWO introduces fourteen colourful characters, all skilfully played by Brian Meegan and Kate Raison. Set in the local pub, you’ll meet all the regulars, a misfit crowd of eccentric and hilarious individuals. There’s Moth, who loves Maud (and every other woman) fervently; Mrs Iger, with her passion for quiet, strong men; possessive Roy, jealous of anybody who looks at Lesley (even the darts players); Alice and Fred and their Elvis obsession; and the…

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‘Our Ned’ – First Librarian of the Geelong Public Library

23 April @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

As part of the 2019 Australian Heritage Festival, ‘meet’ the first Librarian of the Geelong Public Library, Mr Edward Purdue (played by Ben Mitchell from Geelong Repertory Theatre Company). In this theatrically-inspired presentation, Dr Coralie Jenkin presents the story of the rather rascally ‘Our Ned’, who in 1878 absconded with Geelong Library funds, abandoning his wife in the process. Join us for an exposé of one of Geelong’s most colourful public characters.

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Confused Reality

24 April @ 9:00 am - 4 May @ 1:00 pm

Dan Hunter’s exhibition of landscape photography explores the emotional aspects of landscape while also being a tool of memory. His photographs utilise the changing light and weather conditions to create a journey of hope and transformation, from gloom and snow to dazzling seascapes.

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‘SIMPLE, STRONG and STRIKING’ Watercolour painting weekend workshops

27 April - 28 April

  Geelong Art Society presents two days of watercolour workshops with Tony White  on Saturday 27 April (10.00 am to 4.00 pm) and Sunday 28 April (9.30 am to 3.30 pm). You are welcome to book one or both days.  $120 per day ($100 for GAS members) payable in advance to the Society. Tony’s workshops are designed to take the edge off the often daunting world of watercolour painting.  Simply focusing on tone, composition and above all FUN. We will…

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Community Paint Party

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

Community Paint Parties are launching! 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.)

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Meet Pauletta Kerinaiua, Pedro Wonaeamirri and Timothy Cook

27 April @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pedro & Timothy

DATE: Sat Apr 27 TIME: 3 – 5pm COST: Free Join us, JACA coordinator Will Heathcote, artists Pedro Wonaeamirri and Timothy Cook in the official Tiwi Jilamara exhibition celebration on Sat Apr 27, 3pm. Donations to the Tiwi artists’ GoFundMe campaign amounted to a total of $3,660. This enables Pedro and Timothy to visit the Tiwi Jilamara exhibition and to enjoy an official celebration in Queenscliff. Pedro and Timothy will also visit the local Queenscliff Primary School to demonstrate traditional ochre painting and…

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Anya Anastasia’s The Executioners

27 April @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Anya Anastasia’s The Executioners Award-winning musical-comedy maverick Anya Anastasia returns  –  the Tort-e-Morte and Rogue Romantic superstar is back !!! this time she brandishes her razor-sharp satirical wit, gleefully attacking and dismembering perils of the modern world. Alongside musical partner-in-crime Gareth Chin, she stalks the 21st century landscape: a singing, smart-phone-wielding, Gaga-esque vision in white spandex and stacked heels. The Executioners is digitally enhanced millennial neo-cabaret cutting right to the (funny) bone. And yes, there is a fight scene. Winner:…

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Andrea Goldsmith – Invented Lives

29 April @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In the mid 1980s, 24 year old Galina Kogan leaves Leningrad – forbidden ever to return. As a Jew, she’s inherited several generations’ worth of Russia’s chronic anti-Semitism. As a Soviet citizen, she is unprepared for Australia and its easygoing ways. Andrea Goldsmith’s first novel, Gracious Living, was published in 1989. This was followed by Modern Interiors, Facing the Music, Under the Knife, and The Prosperous Thief, which was shortlisted for the 2003 Miles Franklin Literary Award. Reunion was published…

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Lindsay Tanner – Comeback

30 April @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

President of the Essendon Football Club and former politician Lindsay Tanner held the seat of Melbourne from 1993 to 2010 and is the author of several books, including Politics with Purpose and Slideshow. His latest crime fiction work, Comeback, is the sequel to Comfort Zone in the Jack van Duyn series, set in gritty inner city Melbourne and the world of crooked property developers, angry unionists and the homelessness crisis. Join Lindsay to discuss politics, football and the precarious existence…

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May 2019

Jordy Kerwick / Andrea Shaw / Liam O’Neil

2 May @ 9:00 am - 19 May @ 4:00 pm

Jordy Kerwick – The Best Hologram Party Host Jordy Kerwick works between representational and abstract paintings, subverting the traditional notion of a ‘still life’ with stylised depictions of plants, flowers and books, often including a stray cigarette or prescription pill to keep things interesting. His abstract works are moody, expressive and rich with texture. “The works are derived from a place within, that struggles with social circumstances and really is happiest at home with my little family. So I get…

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Michael Carr-Gregg & Flip Shelton – Smart Snacks

2 May @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Don’t underestimate the power of snacks! When it comes to kids’ mood, energy, focus and success at school, one of the most influential factors is diet. Join parenting expert and one of Australia’s highest profile psychologists and author of 11 books, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, along with writer, presenter, broadcaster and all-round foodie, Flip Shelton, in this discussion of the surprising effects that food choices can have on our children’s health and well-being.

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The ABC Friends Geelong welcome Jon Faine

3 May @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The ABC Friends Geelong welcome Jon Faine, ABC Melbourne Mornings Presenter 3 May Friday 3 May at 1.45pm for speaker at 2.00pm at The Eastern Hub, 285A McKillop Street, East Geelong Enjoy Afternoon Tea with ABC Friends and Jon – fearless interviewer, long-serving political observer and self-labelled ‘equal opportunity mongrel’ Cost $30, tickets through trybooking.com (search under ‘Friends of the ABC Geelong’ or Jon Faine) Enquiries: *protected email* or 0447 435 923

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Geelong After Dark @Geelong Library & Heritage Centre

3 May @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

As darkness falls, the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre rises! This year’s annual Geelong After Dark adventures include a number of unusual, interactive performances and installations at the library. One such treat will be Boombox Requests – for one night only get on your leg warmers and go totally 80s! Or join the musical comedy troupe ‘Impromptunes’ who will bring a mischievous mix of improv and musical theatre. See you when the sun goes down…

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North Bellarine Film Festival

4 May @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

The North Bellarine Film Festival will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Stanley Kramer’s On the Beach with a special screening of the cult 1959 drama on Saturday, May 4 at 7 pm. It will be shown with the Lawrence Johnston documentary, Fallout, that researches the film in the context of the times, exploring the politics and social history of the 1950s. The double feature will be screened in the Portarlington Neighbourhood House with refreshments served at interval. Tickets are available…

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CREATORS & CRAFT MARKET – BANNOCKBURN

5 May @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Bannockburn Creators & Craft market, is for local and surrounding 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 at the Lions Club Parkland, 1 Geelong Road, Bannockburn, from 10.00am to 2.00pm. Plenty of free surrounding…

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2019 C & C Riggs Bequest Classic Music in History Venues ‘And Five Makes One’

5 May @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A delightful chamber music program for piano and strings with Elizabeth Sellars and Lara Mladjen (violins), Lisa Grosman (viola), Svetlana Bogosavljevic (cello) and Rohan Murray (piano). Enjoy three wonderful quintets for piano and strings including Schumann’s effervescent Piano Quintet in E flat Op. 44 and Dvorak’s popular Piano Quintet in A. Enjoy masterpieces performed by five outstanding musicians on an autumn Sunday afternoon at Barwon Park, Winchelsea. Limited seating, so book now! Includes afternoon tea and viewing of the Barwon…

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Lou Harvey-Zahra – Creative Discipline for Happy Toddlers and Children

7 May - 9 May

International parenting author Lou Harvey-Zahra presents practical ideas to transform tears and tantrums into smiles. Hear expert tips on establishing family values for positive behaviour and increased harmony in the home. Lou is the author of the best-selling Happy Child, Happy Home and Creative Discipline, Connected Family. Multiple sessions are taking place across the region: FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN AGED 0-6 Tuesday 7 May Belmont 2:00-3:00pm Lara 6:30-7:30pm Wednesday 8 May Newcomb 4:00-5:00pm Waurn Ponds 6:30-7:30pm Thursday 9 May Corio…

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Lights, Camera, Geelong

7 May @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lights, Camera, Geelong Shirley Power and Colin Mockett have won reputations in many fields, not least for compiling vintage clips of old Geelong, explaining their context with the benefit of hindsight. Take a nostalgic stroll back along memory lane Tickets can be booked at any of our Customer Service Centres or purchased over the phone by credit card. The Box Office will also be open one hour before the scheduled performance. Contact Lisa Harvey or Rob MacLeod Email: *protected email* Phone: 03 5251 1998…

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Caruso to Carreras – The Great Tenors

8 May @ 11:00 am - 12:20 pm

The stories of the world’s greatest tenors and their leading ladies come to life in Caruso to Carreras. Leading Australian tenor Roy Best will perform classic hits of Enrico Caruso and José Carreras as well as many other beloved tenors including Pavarotti, Bocelli, Lanza and Domingo. Every tenor has a leading lady, and in Caruso to Carreras versatile Australian soprano Alison Jones sings all the wonderful solos and duets. Concert virtuoso Len Vorster will be at the piano; while compere…

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Enter Ophelia

8 May @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Written by Candace Miles, Madelaine Nunn & Anna Rodway Directed by John Kachoyan A brilliantly dark and entertaining examination of Shakespeare’s Ophelia: In a world of mad men and murdering uncles, drowning never felt so good. A woman wanders an empty castle, clutching rotting flowers – told what to do, where to stand, what to think. No one really listens to her, no one really sees her. Enter Ophelia is a darkly funny gothic riff imagining a vastly different future for Shakespeare’s famed drowned damsel.

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Natasha Lester – The French Photographer

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

Inspired by the incredible true story of Lee Miller, Vogue model turned one of the first female war photojournalists, is this new novel by the best-selling Australian author of The Paris Seamstress. Natasha is the author of six novels of dynastic fiction – about strong women succeeding in a man’s world – be it obstetrics, cosmetics, fashion or journalism.

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Enter Ophelia 2

9 May @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Written by Candace Miles, Madelaine Nunn & Anna Rodway Directed by John Kachoyan A brilliantly dark and entertaining examination of Shakespeare’s Ophelia: In a world of mad men and murdering uncles, drowning never felt so good. A woman wanders an empty castle, clutching rotting flowers – told what to do, where to stand, what to think. No one really listens to her, no one really sees her. Enter Ophelia is a darkly funny gothic riff imagining a vastly different future for Shakespeare’s famed drowned damsel.

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Fiona Lowe – Home Fires

11 May @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Award-winning Australian author Fiona Lowe’s latest novel beautifully captures the grief caused by bushfires, as well as the hope and sense of community that rises from the ashes. When a lethal bushfire tears through Myrtle in the breathtaking Otway Ranges, the town’s buildings and the lives of the residents are left as smouldering ash. Join Fiona as she examines themes from her novel such as women supporting women, developing emotional strength in rural communities and the role of community in…

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1066 and All That-Bayeux Tapestry lecture

13 May @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

1066 AND ALL THAT – The Bayeux Tapestry – what does it really depict? – Martin  Heard The Bayeux Tapestry is one of Europe’s best-known treasures and also one of the greatest works of art from the medieval period.Embroidered on linen cloth and using woollen thread, its brilliant colours are undimmed after nearly a thousand years. The scenes in the Bayeux Tapestry depict the events relating to the struggle for the succession to the English throne from 1064 and culminating at…

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1066 and All That-Bayeux Tapestry lecture

13 May @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

1066 AND ALL THAT – The Bayeux Tapestry – what does it really depict? – Martin  Heard The Bayeux Tapestry is one of Europe’s best-known treasures and also one of the greatest works of art from the medieval period.Embroidered on linen cloth and using woollen thread, its brilliant colours are undimmed after nearly a thousand years. The scenes in the Bayeux Tapestry depict the events relating to the struggle for the succession to the English throne from 1064 and culminating at…

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Stardust & The Mission

16 May @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

For 25 years, a locked cupboard sat in a family garage. So what was inside?  A “Fighting Gunditjmara” man returns home from war only to be forced from his traditional lands. What drove him to fight for a country that didn’t even recognise him? The Space Company presents a double bill of documentary theatre: “Stardust” and “The Mission” Starring multi-award winning ABC presenter & performer, Joel Carnegie, and award winning actor, Tom Molyneux. Two stories about love, music and war, and all the…

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Michael Leunig & Jim Pavlidis in Conversation

17 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Masterclass for the Senses - 177sm

Date: May 17th, 2019 Time: 7.00 – 9:00pm Tickets: 1/15 Enjoy a wonderful conversation about culture and emotion between two amazing artists and colleagues. The event will be held in the center of the gallery with Oakdene Wines and a light supper among the artists’ works that feature in QG&W’s Literary Festival Exhibition & Historia Print Exchange. Limited numbers. $110 inc. light supper, refreshments and Oakdene wines. TICKETS: https://qgw.com.au/event/michael-leunig-jim-pavlidis-in-conversation/

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Stardust & The Mission 2

17 May @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

For 25 years, a locked cupboard sat in a family garage. So what was inside?  A “Fighting Gunditjmara” man returns home from war only to be forced from his traditional lands. What drove him to fight for a country that didn’t even recognise him? The Space Company presents a double bill of documentary theatre: “Stardust” and “The Mission” Starring multi-award winning ABC presenter & performer, Joel Carnegie, and award winning actor, Tom Molyneux. Two stories about love, music and war, and all the…

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Yummy Deluxe

18 May @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Yummy Deluxe After touring the globe, the legendary cabaret is here! Join the ever fabulous and award-winning ensemble as they take you on the most delicious and unpredictable ride of your life. Yummy Deluxe is a mix of new acts and yummy favourites with some electric new cast members. Winners of “Best Production” and “Best Ensemble” (Cabaret) at the 2018 Green Room Awards, Yummy has become synonymous with breath-taking drag, dance, circus, and burlesque. Come and join the stars of Yummy…

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Film Fundraiser for Timor-Leste

20 May @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Film Fundraiser for Timor-Leste  Monday 20 May 6.30 – 9.00pm  Clonard College’s Kildare Theatre, 225 Church Street, Herne Hill Come along to the Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools’ special screening fundraiser to help celebrate Timor-Leste’s Independence Day. Alias Ruby Blade is a documentary film chronicling the tumultuous birth of a new nation in Timor-Leste from the perspective of Kirsty Sword.  It captures the incredible story of Kirsty Sword and Xanana Gusmão as they became a formidable couple in the triumph of…

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