Regional Centre for Culture – Events in Hepburn Shire

Throughout 2018, we will be shining a spotlight on the creative endeavours happening in our shire.  The Regional Centre for Culture program will spread through theatres, galleries, festivals and events, spanning the six seasons of the Dja Dja Wurrung people.  See below for a list of events in Hepburn shire.

NOTE: Regular events such as markets have not been included in this list but appear in the online calendar on the RCC website and may also be listed on the RCC hub on Time Out.

January – March is Barramul (Emu) & Milakuk (Lightning) Time
February 17, 18

Four Seasons Fine Music Festival

St John’s Anglican Church, Creswick

 

Note: link has some difficulty

 

 

CV local grant – multiple dates

Four Seasons Fine Music Festival INFO & images

The Four Seasons Fine Music Festival is a series of weekend fine music concerts held over four weeks, to acknowledge and celebrate seasons in central Victoria. Performances will feature the historical pipe organs at the Anglican churches of St. John’s Creswick and St. Paul’s Clunes.

 

February 18

Booktown on Sundays

The Warehouse, Clunes

 

Local event extension – multiple dates

 

March 8 – 12

Chillout Festival

Daylesford

 

Local event extension for Chillout event on September 8 & 9

Spring Women’s Adventure

Daylesford

 

March 17

This Is…the Creswick Market

 

Local event extension

‘This is…’ series of RCC presentations and performances at markets and trade shows (10 throughout the year across all RCC LGAs)

 

Workshops in March/April:

March 5 – Daylesford Secondary College

March 7 – Clunes Primary School

March 17 – Creswick Market

March 20 – Hepburn Primary School

March 23 – Newlyn Primary School

April 4 – Clunes Warehouse – Library

April 4 – Creswick Hub – Library

Video Architecture ‘Colouring Competition’

Series of 8 workshops – Participatory element of major event/event extension ‘Now You See It…’ on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, May 11 – 13, 2018 during the National Trust Anderson’s Mill Weekend.

Lead artist Video Architecture runs workshops in which participants create their own designs which will feature in an animated projection synched to music and “played” on the exterior of Anderson’s Mill in Smeaton.

Workshops are presented by the Regional Centre for Culture with all materials and equipment provided and   are free of charge for participants.

March 18

Booktown on Sundays

The Warehouse, Clunes

 

Local event extension – multiple dates

 

April is Murnong (Yam Daisy) & Ngaari (Black Duck) Time
April 13, 14 & 15

The Bottle Collector by Asking for Trouble

Clunes Neighbourhood House

 

 

CV Local grant

Christy Flaws (Asking for Trouble)

Performances of The Bottle Collector, a new circus/physical theatre work for families in Clunes.

 

Show dates/times are

April 13th – 6pm

April 14th – 2pm

April 15th – 2pm

Performances are free but bookings are essential and donations to The Neighbourhood House are welcomed as they will support presentation of future arts/cultural activities

 

April 15

Booktown on Sundays

The Warehouse, Clunes

 

Local event extension – multiple dates

 

April 15

Four Seasons Fine Music Festival

St Matthew’s Anglican Church, Newlyn

 

CV local grant – multiple dates

 

April 21

This is…the Glenlyon Village Market

 

Local event extension

‘This is…’ series of RCC presentations and performances at markets and trade shows

 

April 22

This is…the Daylesford Sunday Market

Local event extension

‘This is…’ series of RCC presentations and performances at markets and trade shows

 

April 21, 22 & 28, 29, May 5, 6

Open Studios

Daylesford & Macedon Ranges

 

Local event extension

http://dmropenstudios.com.au/

 

April 29

Big Dance

Castlemaine

RCC Participatory Arts Project

Presented by Ausdance Victoria

Participants from across the four LGAs

 

May-June is Datimdatim (Boomerang) & Wai-kalk (Wattle) Time
May 5

The Great Trentham Spudfest

Local event extension

The Great Trentham Spudfest:

Music & Makers on Market

Chill-out zone (in contrast to energetic family fun of Quarry Street Reserve) with local musos playing live jazz & blues. Locals and visitors will be able to enjoy a glass of wine, a barista coffee or locally produced herbal tea while indulging in a delicious meal or snack and browse stalls offering a variety of products, all hand-made with love by passionate artisans & craftspeople.

The street will be blocked off at High St & Albert St. A marquee for local musos will be situated opposite Wyld Thyme, with tables & chairs & umbrellas forming an “outdoor café” on the street in between. A temporary festival Liquor License will allow people to enjoy a drink and a snack while listening to the music.

Aims/objectives of the initiative:

 

May 5, 6

Four Seasons Fine Music Festival

St Paul’s Anglican Church, Clunes

 

CV local grant – multiple dates
May 11, 12, 13

Now You See It…

After-dark interactive visual arts & music focus at Anderson’s Mill

Smeaton

 

RCC MAJOR EVENT

 

 

May 12 – 13

National Trust Heritage Weekend Anderson’s Mill

Smeaton

Local event extension

Anderson’s Mill Heritage Weekend Inc.

Event to be supported by the program:

National Trust Anderson’s Mill Heritage Weekend 2018

Description of the event:

Celebration of Anderson’s Mill

Aims/objectives:

• To bring the wider community to a free event at the Anderson’s Mill site in Smeaton.

• To encourage heritage activities that promotes international recognition to Anderson’s Mill. To have artistic performances at the venue.

• To have a range of exhibitions and demonstrations over the weekend.

• To have the mill site restored so that the public can use the site.

 

May 18

Words in Winter Daylesford

Festival Launch

The Woodshed, Daylesford

CV local grant – multiple dates
May 20

Booktown on Sundays

The Warehouse, Clunes

 

Local event extension – multiple dates

 

June 2, 16, 30

Town Hall Crawl

Concerts sung by the audience

10 concerts across 3 shires: Baringhup, Bullarto, Clunes, Creswick, Dunolly, Glenlyon, Lyonville, Maldon, Maryborough, Talbot

 

RCC Participatory Arts Project

Town Hall Crawl – concerts at which the audience sings. Workshops facilitated by Tara Flinn, Merrin Torpy and Rebecca Phillips.

June 2

10:30amSinging from Country with Rebecca Phillips and Eva Popov

Baringhup Town Hall, 39 Alfred St, Baringhup

1:00pmVocal Technique with Merrin Torpy

Bowenvale Timor Hall, Timor Rd, Bowenvale

3:30pmContemporary Acapella with Tara Flinn

Dunolly Town Hall, Broadway, Dunolly

June 16

10:30amContemporary Acapella with Tara Flinn

Lyonville Public Hall, Gleeson St, Lyonville

1:00pmSinging from Country with Rebecca Phillips and Eva Popov

Bullarto Hall, 134 South Bullarto Rd, Bullarto

3:30pmVocal Technique with Merrin Torpy

Glenlyon Shire Offices & Town Hall Daylesford-Malmsbury Rd, Glenlyon

June 30

10:30am Vocal Technique with Merrin Torpy

Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, 19 Victoria St, Creswick

1:00pmContemporary Acapella with Tara Flinn

Clunes Town Hall, 98 Bailey St, Clunes

3:30pmSinging from Country with Rebecca Phillips and Eva Popov

Talbot Town Hall, 15 Ballarat St, Talbot

7:00pmTown Hall Crawl Finale: Performance by everyone with Tara Flinn, Rebecca Phillips,  Eva Popov, Merrin Torpy and special guests

Maryborough Town Hall, 71 Clarendon St, Maryborough

 

June 17

Booktown on Sundays

The Warehouse, Clunes

 

CV local grant – multiple dates

 

June 17

Four Seasons Fine Music Festival

St Paul’s Anglican Church, Clunes

 

CV local grant – multiple dates

 

June 21 – July 8

In Search of Lost Evenings

Creswick Hub

 

 

 

 

CV local grant

Amie Sexton (Amie Brûlée)

www.amiebrulee.com.au

 

Treasure this opportunity to meet the older residents of Creswick in the Creswick Library and Hub where there’s a 45 minute experience you won’t want to miss.
In Search of Lost Evenings is a sound installation of eight stories from elderly people in Creswick, recounting their memories of evenings in their twenties.

Speakers and iPod are installed inside a vintage couch, where the audience can sit and listen.

Each story is selected, edited, professionally recorded by experienced storytellers, and matched with an evocative piece of music, taking the audience on a personal, historical and emotional meander through evenings past by anthropologist and artist Dr Amie Sexton.

8.30 to 5.30 Monday – Friday

9.00am to 12.00pm Saturday

 

June 27 – 30

Mavericks and Misfits

Daylesford Town Hall, Vincent Street, Daylesford

 

(Performance for schools only on June 27)

 

CV Local grant

Jen Bray

Young people in Daylesford, Clunes and Castlemaine to create a new theatre work that explores themes of gender identification, ethnicity, body image, passions and personal uniqueness. The show will have its world premiere in Daylesford.

60 young performers of acting, circus and dance present a new theatre work about being unique.

Including performers from Inside Out Dance Theatre, Castlemaine Youth Theatre and Daylesford Sprung Circus.

insideoutdancetheatre.com.au

www.sprungcircus.net

Creative artists working collaboratively and with smaller independent groups of youth participants:

Jen Bray

Inside Out Youth Theatre Theatre director/ Production manager /Drama skills

Kirstie Babbage

Castlemaine Youth Theatre – Drama skills/Theatre director

Joanne Tsakoumagos

Inside Out Dance Theatre – choreographer/drama skills

Mara Macs

Sprung Circus Daylesford and Castlemaine – Circus skills, qualified gymnastics certification

Mark Dickenson

Writer & Narrative development / Sound Design & music/ Lighting / Tech

Geoffrey Williams

Choir, singing workshops, group composition of original songs.

 

July – August is Wanyarra (Water) & Gurri (Kangaroo) Time
July 14 – October 14

IN CELEBRATION OF THE PUDDING: 100 YEARS OF THE MAGIC PUDDING – Norman Lindsay Exhibition

Creswick Museum

Local event extension

via support of artist Jodie Goldring who will weave a magic pudding cubby house (see listing September 28 – 30)

 

July 15

Booktown on Sundays

The Warehouse, Clunes

 

CV local grant – multiple dates
Throughout August

Words in Winter

Clunes, Creswick, Daylesford, Maryborough, Newstead, Trentham & more

Note: Dates and programmes yet to be finalised

 

Local event extension (Various LGAs)

 

PROGRAM FOR WIW 2018 – TRENTHAM

Saturday 4 August

Clever Towns Challenge – library – 10 – 11.30am – Val Goodwin

Dystopian Fiction – local convenor – Ina Bertrand. All ages: includes Young Adult Texts, Library – 2 – 3.30pm

 

Saturday 18 August

Contemporary Poetry – 10.30 – 12 noon

Bush Poetry 2 – 3.30

Both at Trentham Neighbourhood Centre with break for lunch.

Announcement of the winner of the Ellen Kemp Memorial Writing Prize and the Red Beard Microfiction at afternoon tea which is being provided by the Trentham Historical Society

Performance by local much loved Trenthamite Peter Fernon at the Pig and Whistle in the evening

 

Sunday 19 August

Henry Handel Richardson event – all day event 10am – 4pm – $5 entry fee

10 am –  20 minutes introduction then the film The Getting of Wisdom will be screened

12 noon lunch break

1pm guest speakers – Richard Trembath –  Ballarat historian, Ina Bertrand and Delia Bradshaw

HHR book stall and door prize

Afternoon tea

 

Sunday 19 August

4.30 at the Wine Room at the Cosmo

“Cringe” by Saskia and

A surprise event which will have more to come

 

Red Beard Bakery 50 word Microfiction will continue throughout July and close on Sunday 12 August.

 

August 4

Four Seasons Fine Music Festival

St John’s Anglican Church, Creswick

 

CV local grant – multiple dates
August 5

Four Seasons Fine Music Festival

St Paul’s Anglican Church, Clunes

 

CV local grant – multiple dates
August 17 – 26

Words in Winter

Daylesford

 

CV local grant – multiple dates
August 19

Booktown on Sundays

The Warehouse, Clunes

 

CV local grant – multiple dates
September – October is Boyn (Bread) & Lawan (Mallee Fowl) Time
September 8 & 9

Spring Women’s Adventure

Daylesford

 

September 8

Women’s Choir Workshop with Wendy Stapleton

Daylesford Town Hall, 10am-3pm

Flappers Masquerade Women’s Ball

Daylesford Town Hall, 7:30pm

September 9 – Events TBC

RCC Event extension (HEP)

Chillout Festival event

A weekend of activities for women – targeted at all identified women. Offers include: choir singing workshops with Wendy Stapleton, a Masquerade Ball – women only event; a brunch with a prominent speaker, and a concert of women performers.

September 9

Four Seasons Fine Music Festival

St Matthew’s Anglican Church, Newlyn

 

CV local grant – multiple dates
September 16

Booktown on Sundays

The Warehouse, Clunes

 

CV local grant – multiple dates
September 28

TrumpitUp & DroneOn

Mass pipe & brass concert

Jubilee Lake, Daylesford

 

RCC MAJOR EVENT / Participatory Arts Project

 

 

September 28 – 30

Weaving a Magic Pudding Cubby

Lindsay Festival/Children’s Festival

Creswick

 

Local event extension

Part of the Norman Lindsay Exhibition at Creswick Museum from July 14 – October 14

 

 

October 21

Booktown on Sundays

The Warehouse, Clunes

 

CV local grant – multiple dates
November – December is Giranul (Perch) & Wirrap (Cod) Time
November 3

Four Seasons Fine Music Festival

St Paul’s Anglican Church, Clunes

 

CV local grant – multiple dates
November 3 – 8

From Op Shop to Race Day

The Weavery, Fraser Street, Clunes

 

Local event extension

Clunes Neighbourhood House presents an exhibition of

pre-Edwardian costumes. The exhibition will feature the story and costumes made by local women as part of a social wellbeing program led by Mel Drummond.

http://www.clunesnh.org/

November 4

Four Seasons Fine Music Festival

St John’s Anglican Church, Creswick

 

CV local grant – multiple dates
November 5

Launch of Voices: Trentham Stories

Trentham Neighbourhood Centre

 

https://www.facebook.com/Trentham-Neighbourhood-Centre-228084343908099/

 

CV Local grant

Trentham Neighbourhood Centre

‘For a series of community workshops led by professional artists that will see the community create three new ceramic-based public artworks that will enhance the Trentham streetscape and the façade of the Trentham Neighbourhood Centre.’

 

November 10

Seed Cinema

Quarry Reserve, Trentham

 

https://www.facebook.com/seedcinema/

 

https://www.seedcinema.com.au

 

CV Local grant

Seed Cinema INFO & images

 

Seed Cinema is a year-long filmmaking project for primary school children across Hepburn Shire, culminating in a free outdoor public screening in November 2018

 

November 17 & 18

Harvest Festival’s Regional Producers Day

Lake House, Daylesford

 

Local event extension

Lake House Hotel. Restaurant. Spa

 

November 18

Booktown on Sundays

The Warehouse, Clunes

 

CV local grant – multiple dates
December 16

Booktown on Sundays

The Warehouse, Clunes

 

CV local grant – multiple dates