LITERARY LOUNGE: Join the Warrnambool Library for this special event with authors Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist. The first of a new regular series where authors and book specialists come together in a relaxed salon-style literary discussion of a chosen text or theme. Graeme and Anne will discuss their new novel Two Steps Onwards. The theme for this event is 'Moving Forward'.
- Thursday 1 July, 7pm Warrnambool Library, 25 Liebig St. Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 5559 4455
POP UP SPACE: The Hamilton Gallery is ready to welcome you to its holiday Pop Up Space in The Hub Hamilton. It opened on Thursday July 1 at 10am and features the work of three talented young women from Hamilton - Grace Silcock, Claudia Ross and Madi Whyte. Grace is part of the Regional Arts Victoria Creative Leaders Program which helps to build the capacity of young people in the region deliver creative projects. As well as the HG Kids program which begins on Friday there will be drop-in activities each day in the space.
BURNS BITES: Burns Bites #2 - Fundraiser event at Terang Commerical on Thursday July 1 - tickets available at the door, $20 entry. Come along and listen to amazing local, festival favourites including Luke Plumb, Sugarloaf and Merran and Pete Moir.
BREAKFAST: For men wanting to find a place for a chat, look no further than the Grab Life by the Balls community which meets at Lake Pertobe at 7.30am every Friday.
RHYMETIME: Rhymetime is a FREE program designed for children aged between six months to three years, and their carers. It involves singing nursery rhymes, songs and playing games. It is an interactive program and adult participation is required to get the most benefit. Come along ready to clap your hands, wriggle your fingers and have fun! As there are limited numbers allowed bookings are essential for anyone over 12 months old.
- Friday 2 July, 10:30am - 11am
LANEWAY EVENT: A one night only outdoor art event that puts the sounds and sights of our region's young creatives in the heart of Warrnambool's Timor Walk. The Laneway Art Thing includes music from young performers, video projections, an art installation, as well as the launch of exciting new public art projects that will keep youth art and music in the spotlight long after the night is over.
- Friday July 2:
- 6 pm - 7:20 pm Session 1: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/160708071167
- 7:20 pm - 8:40 pm Session 2: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/160711210557
- 8:40 pm - 10 pm Session 3: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/160716323851
UP IN LIGHTS: "Up in Lights" permanent exhibition launches Friday July 2, Timor Laneway off Ozone carpark. Shining a light on the work of eight young artists and an interactive 'SCAN ME!' Gallery (don't forget your smart phone!)
GIG: Catch south-west musician Flynn Gurry on his first headline tour around the region. He's playing Phoenix Project July 2, Port Campbell Hotel July 3, Saints and Sailors Portarlington July 9 and The Space Warrnambool July 11.
RADIO THEATRE:The Man Whose Mother was a Pirate, a story by Margaret Mahy adapted as a radio play with live audience, live-to-air, performed by Warrnambool Theatre Company, with music and sound effects by the Tin Shed Singers. Some locally written theatre and an additional story will round out the hour. Great fun for all ages. Audience must be seated in time for the performance to go to air starting at 3pm.
- Saturday 3 July, 2.45pm at 3WAY FM studio, 91 Hyland St. $10 Numbers limited Info: 5561 2666. Bookings via www.trybooking.com/BREPA
ART, CHESS AND ICECREAM: Art, Chess and Ice-cream is the official opening of Matthew Clarke and the Jnr Warrnibald. It will be icy inside and out this weekend with free ice cream for the first 100 children to the Warrnambool Art Gallery. The event this Saturday at 10am marks the official opening of Wallabies Gambit Club by Matthew Clarke and the first day of the Junior Warrnibald. Learn through play about themes of strategy, patience, movement and mathematics in Wallabies Gambit Club in the Families Learning Centre. The exhibition has been popular these school holidays with families visiting to view the artworks, play chess and engage in the space with creative activities. The Junior Warrnibald is a spin-off of the popular Warrnibald event, a portrait prize for local artists. Presented by WAG and WDEA Works, the Junior Warrnibald invites artists aged under 18 year to create a portrait of someone known to them and exhibit the work in the Gallery. You can pick up a frame from the Gallery and create your portrait in the Junior Warrnibald exhibition space from Saturday, or take a frame home and bring the completed portrait back to be exhibited between Saturday 3 - Friday 16 July. Prize winners are announced at WAG from 1-2 pm Saturday 18 July with the prize winning works included in the Warrnibald Prize 2021 exhibition which opens Friday 23 July.
OPEN MIKE EVENT & FESTIVAL CLOSE: An open opportunity for anyone to tell a story, sing a song, read a poem in a café setting. This emceed afternoon features singer and storyteller Eureka Smith performing some of his original Ned Kelly stories and songs. Just turn up and register at the event, and bring the Festival to a fitting conclusion.
- Sunday 4 July, 3pm at Café Lava - 235 Lava St, Warrnambool
AIDAN JONES - 'TACO': Aidan's nickname is Taco - the first girl he ever kissed thought he looked Mexican. He's Colombian actually. His Mum was backpacking in South America when she was 22, came home and found out she was pregnant. In September 2019, he met his biological father for the first time. It got heaps of likes on Instagram, so he's written a show about it. Aidan Jones brings his show 'Taco' to Warrnambool fresh off successful performances at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He is also a regular at comedy clubs all around Europe, the UK, Asia and Australia - his hilarious and honest storytelling is quickly earning him an exciting reputation, with the West Australian in 2020 calling him, "one of the most clever young minds on the Aussie comedy circuit." Aidan will be joined on stage by a number of local support acts. Suitable for audiences 16+. This show contains political, religious or racial themes. Strong coarse language.
- Sunday 4 July, 5pm at Mozart Hall, 2 Gilles St$15 or 2 for $25. Bookings@DirtyAngelComedy.com
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
Gunditjmara NAIDOC Week event: Gunditjmara Aboriginal Co-operative invites you to join them for NAIDOC Week 2021 to celebrate the rich history, diverse cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the oldest continuing cultures on the planet. This year's theme - Heal Country! - calls for all to continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration, and destruction.
- Welcome to Country
- Flag Raising
- Monday July 5 at Gunditjmara Harris Street, from 8am
Moyne NAIDOC Celebration Day: With NAIDOC Week coming up, Moyne Council would like to invite the community to its NAIDOC Celebration Day! Come along and participate in a range of free activities and support the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
The program includes:
- Welcome to Country and Traditional Smoking Ceremony by Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation
- Indigenous art, activities and games for kids
- Music, songs, displays, and more!
- Monday July 5 from 10.30am - 12.30pm at Fiddler's Green, Port Fairy
Winda-Mara Ceremony: Official flag raising ceremony. Monday July 5 10.10am - 11.30am at Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation, 21 Scott Street Heywood. Morning tea provided.
Warrnambool Art Gallery NAIDOC 2021 Heal Country! Join the WAG for conversation, poetry and song to celebrate 'NAIDOC 2021 Heal Country! Conversation: Truth, Telling and Healing' with Charmaine Clarke and Brett Clarke. Monday July 5 at 1pm at The Warrnambool Art Gallery, 26 Liebig Street Warrnambool.
FROZEN: Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa's powers in order to save their kingdom.
- Frozen II (G) - free screening Tuesday July 6, Theatre Royal Camperdown, 10.30am
THE WITCHES: A young boy and his grandmother have a run-in with a coven of witches and their leader.
- The Witches (M) - free screening Tuesday July 6, Theatre Royal Camperdown, 1.30pm
THEATRE: Theatre Network Australia invites you to attend an online info session to learn about Round 3 of the Victorian Independent Producers Initiative Mentorship Program and for an update on the Unlocking Capacity grants. The Victorian Independent Producers Initiative (VIPI) supports independent producers, and through them, independent artists and companies in the performing arts, based in Victoria.
LIVE MUSICAL PLAY: 'Billie & The Outback Dinosaurs' is a rare mixture of music, movement & storytelling inviting audiences to discover unique Aussie palaeontology. The live show is co-written by Australian comedian, film director, screenwriter and author Tim Ferguson.
- Wednesday July 7 2021, 11am - 12pm, Theatre Royal Camperdown
MARKET: The Warrnambool Community Gardens' market returns from 3.30pm to 6.30pm with stalls of fresh fruit and vegetables, seedlings and plants from within 150 kilometres of the city. There will also be live music from Bruce Campbell and Friends.
TOM & JERRY: A chaotic battle ensues between Jerry Mouse, who has taken refuge in the Royal Gate Hotel, and Tom Cat, who is hired to drive him away before the day of a big wedding arrives.
- Tom & Jerry (G) - free screening Thursday July 8, Theatre Royal Camperdown, 1.30pm
MURAL ON THE MOVE: Corangamite Shire Youth Services Team are excited to announce Mural on the Move, a two day arts workshop with amazing local artist Brett Clarke for NAIDOC Week. The event is FREE but spots are limited so grab your ticket now! Lunch will be provided and you're welcome to attend on one or both days, just be sure to grab a ticket! Link to the Day Two Event Page - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/160666288193 This is a youth orientated event aimed at ages 12 to 25. Please contact the Youth Crew if you are outside of this age bracket and would like to attend.
- July 8, from 10:30am to 2:00pm and lunch will be provided, Lismore Community Centre Hall
THE CROODS: The prehistoric family the Croods are challenged by a rival family the Bettermans, who claim to be better and more evolved.
- 'The Croods - New Age' (PG) - free screening Friday July 9, Theatre Royal Camperdown, 10.30am
THINK LIKE A DOG: A 12-year-old tech prodigy's science experiment goes awry and he forges a telepathic connection with his dog. The duo join forces and use their unique perspectives on life to comically overcome complications of family and school.
- 'Think Like a Dog' (PG) - free screening Friday July 9, Theatre Royal Camperdown, 1.30pm
IN YOUR WINDOW: Throughout the festival, see if you can find the story-themed window displays at businesses in the CBD and Gateway Plaza, marked with the Festival logo. Or check the map on our Facebook page.
- 19 June - 4 July - Free Event
CHARACTERS ROAM: Story characters will roam the streets of the CBD and Gateway Plaza, interacting with shoppers during the festival. Elmo, Winnie the Pooh, Darth Vader and pirates; Watch out! You'll never know where.
- 26 June - 3 July - Free Event
EXHIBITION: The F Project Warrnambool's new 'It's Just How We See It' features work from Jake Morgan, Leonie Roberts and Adam Clarke.
CAFE EXHIBITION: Check out Caitlin Martin's first exhibition which will run all this month at The Little Acorn, 135 High Street Terang.
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