Award winning play tours to Frankston Art Centre

What do you do when life abruptly turns you upside down, grabs your heart and squeezes it tight?  When you need to find more love, strength and resilience than you ever thought you had? Award winning Australian play Inside Out asks these questions when it appears at Frankston Arts Centre Friday 8 October @ 8pm & Monday 11 October @ 11am as a part of a national tour.

 Sue and her son Simon have always been close. 19 year old Simon is talented, smart and loving – the perfect son. But creeping up on Sue is the realisation that something is wrong.  Awarded the prestigious Rodney Seaborn Playwrighting Award in 2008, Inside Out is an honest, courageous and compassionate journey into one young man’s mind, where borders are shifting and battle lines are drawn; and into his mother’s struggle to understand what is happening, to keep her relationship with her son alive, and somehow find a way to help.  Courageous, heartbreaking and yet surprisingly funny, Inside Out is a compelling story of love and insight, where realities collide and lives are transformed.

 “From the moment it came across my desk, I knew that Inside Out was a vitally important work”, says producer Christine Dunstan ” this beautiful play is testament to how good theatre can make a real difference to people’s lives”.

 Inside Out’s 2009 Sydney premiere attracted acclaim from audiences and critics alike, with the Sydney Morning Herald calling it “palpably honest drama…the play’s vein of gentle humour is expertly tapped”,while Stagenoise praised this “…”pocket rocket of meaningful, gutsy, important theatre… Inspiring, illuminating, entertaining”.

Industry veteran Valerie Bader is joined by newcomer Benn Welford. Inside Out will be co-presented in a new partnership with the Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria and Frankston Arts Centre:

Free Mental Health Forum: Monday 11 October @ 1pm – reservations required.

Where: Frankston Art Centre

Where: Friday 8 October at 8pm; Monday 11 October at 11am

Tickets: Adult $30, Conc. $25, Students $16

Bookings: 9784 1060 or

About Valerie Bader: An actress whose work spans theatre, film and television over several  decades, Valerie is perhaps best known for her theatre work, whichincludes: Morning Sacrifice; Falsettos; Summer Rain; Darlinghurst Nights; King of Country and Wharf Revue (all for Sydney Theatre Company); Summer of the Seventeenth Doll and Dinkum Assorted (Melbourne Theatre Company); Secret Bridesmaids Business and Competitive Tenderness (Playbox Theatre); Comedy of Errors (Bell Shakespeare Company); Venetian Twins; Tartuffe; The Winters Tale, and The Golden Age (Nimrod); Entertaining Mr Sloane (State Theatre of South Australia); and Barmaids for Belvoir St Theatre, Deckchair and Hit Productions. Most Recently Valerie appeared in Breast Wishes at Sydney’s Seymour Centre followed by a regional tour. Her television work includes Come in Spinner; True Believers, and roles in All Saints; Murder Call and GP. She had a major role in the cult comedy film hit Crackers. Valerie recently completed filming her second series of East Of Everything.

About Benn Welford: Benn graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 2007. At NIDA he appeared in Sweet Charity, Romeo and Juliet, The Cherry Orchard and Class Enemy. In 2008 Benn played The Swallow in the Theatre of Image’s touring production of The Happy Prince. Benn was also cast as Peter Moon’s son in the sitcom “Whatever Happened to That Guy?”Most recently Benn appeared in “A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne” for the Ten Network.


Peninsula Summer Music Festival on ABC Classic FM

ABC Classic FM broadcasts start tonight!

If there was a performance at the 2010 Festival that you’d love to relive, or you couldn’t make it along to everything you wanted to, here’s your chance to hear it all over again.

Over the next 10 days, ABC Classic FM will be broadcasting concerts recorded during the 2010 Festival. Tonight’s broadcast features Neal Peres da Costa’s truly unforgettable performance of the Goldberg Variations – 90-minutes of JS Bach at his most inventive, evocative and ambitious. Recorded during a long summer sunset at St John the Evangelist, Flinders, this concert was among the most profound concert experiences of a lifetime for many of us here at the Festival.

 So cancel your plans for tonight, put the phone on silent, pour yourself a glass of wine and tune in to In Performance with Simon Healy at 8pm.

 Forthcoming broadcasts include:

Wednesday September 22, 9.15pm – Intermezzo, featuring Alannah Guthrie-Jones (harp) and Karen Schofield (flute) performing at Main Ridge Estate

Monday September 27, 8.00pm – Abendmusik, with baritone David Greco and Latitude 37 performing at St Peters Mornington, followed by the Bach Gamba Sonatas with Laura Vaughan (viola da gamba) and Donald Nicolson (harpsichord), recorded as part of the Recital Series at St Johns Flinders

Tuesday September 28, 1.05pm – Daniel Yeadon’s performance of the virtuosic Bach Cello Suites (Nos 1 & 4) is followed by the Mozart Clarinet Quintet, featuring classical clarinettist Nicola Boud and Ironwood Chamber Ensemble

Thursday September 30, 1.05pm – Daniel Yeadon’s recital of Bach Cello Suites (Nos 2 & 3) is followed by Caroline Almonte performing Chopin, Liszt and Busoni during her recital The Poet and his Muse.

For full details of the concerts, artists and broadcasts, visit the feature page on the Festival website – you can also find your local Classic FM frequency.

 Visit our website – – to discover what’s in store for 2011.

 Julia Fredersdorff, Artistic Director

 Discover the 2011 Festival Program

Summer on the Mornington Peninsula offers so much to spoil the senses – glorious beaches, world class wineries and fabulous restaurants – and is the perfect environment in which to enjoy music in all its forms.

Join us in January for eight days of music that is seductive, joyous, profound, intriguing and just plain irresistible. Experience unforgettable performances by superb Australian and international artists, accompanied by the best food and wine that the region has to offer.

 Tickets go on sale Wednesday 22 September – visit our website – – to preview the 2011 Program.

Music in Communities Network Conference (MICN)

When we at the Music in Communities network saw that the Australian International Music Show would be held in Melbourne during the inaugural Melbourne Music Festival on the first weekend in October, well, we couldn’t be left out of that now could we?

MICN is pleased to announce another Music In Communities Networking Conference, this time in Melbourne. We’ll take over the Hospitality Suite 1 in the Melbourne Exhibition Centre from 9am to 4pm, Saturday 2 October 2010. Bookings for this conference are open. “The best part about the day was realising that I am on the right track, sharing my musicality with people who used to think they weren’t good enough to be involved and to sing out loud and long for the rest of their lives. I want to do more and I feel this is the beginning of something great” – Wollongong conference delegate, May 2010

The conference will be an invaluable opportunity for you to meet with other music makers in your community. You’ll hear great success stories from some wonderful community music champions, and learn the strategies and methods behind their success. You’ll have the opportunity to workshop your own challenges and share your successes with others. “I enjoyed hearing about other projects that are happening in the community, putting faces to names and meeting new people.” – Wollongong conference delegate, May 2010

Who Should Attend: Leaders and administrators of community music groups, music therapists, music teachers, those considering starting a music group, local council cultural officers, delegates from cultural centres, conservatoria and music schools, and anyone with a passion for making music happen. “The best thing for me was that, this day confirmed for me the desire in people for community music. The second best thing was assuring me that there is a network out there that I can call on for help and advice” – Wollongong conference delegate, May 2010

Costs :MICN paid-up members $60 Non-members $85 incl. 1 year MICN membership

Contact: Music Play For Life
MBE 148/45 Glenferrie Road, Malvern, VIC 3144
Telephone: 02 4454 3887

Creative Arts Therapy in Rye

EXPLORE GROUP run by Creative Arts Therapist Ruth Christiansen, is a fun, self-esteem and confidence group for children 7 – 9 years, held after school on a Monday from 3.45 – 5.15pm for 8 weeks from October 11th to November 29th at Rye Beach Community Centre, Nelson St, Rye.

Children will engage in therapeutic creative processes that will support them to discover and develop their self-esteem and confidence.  The group is a safe place to try new things, take appropriate risks and practise social skills, including visual arts, drama, movement, singing and storytelling.  A pre-group meeting will be arranged with parents/ guardians to discuss individual needs. No artistic skills or experience needed.

Cost: $180  for the 8 week program

Ruth is a qualified and registered Creative Arts Therapist with experience working with children from 4 years, adolescents and adults.  She works with individuals and groups privately and with community organisations including Peninsula Headspace, YMCA, C’wealth Respite and Carelink Centre, Mornington Peninsula Domestic Violence Service and local primary and secondary schools.

Contact: Ruth Christiansen on 0448 567 211 email:

Margo Vigorito Exhibition

Well known Peninsula visual artist Margo Vigorito is exhibiting her paintings.

When: October 2 – 24 2010

Exhibition Opening  Saturday October 2 @ 2pm where you will be serenaded by Margo accompanied by “These Three Blokes”

Where: White Hill Gallery, White Hill Road Red Hill/Dromana Melways Ref 160 G9 Phone (03) 59310416  Gallery Hours 11am – 5pm Thursday – Monday


Panorama Theatre Company’s ‘A Chorus Line’

Panorama Theatre Company presents their latest production of A Chorus Line at Frankston Art Centre. 

When: September 23, 24, 25 @ 8pm and Sunday Sept 26 @ 2pm

Bookings & Tickets: 

Frankston Arts Centre on 9784 1060

Production Team Director: Drew Downing

Musical Director Dean Pratt

Choreogragher Karen Taylor-Pottinger

The extrodinary talent of these young Peninsula people from Panorama are a must see to be believed!

Ageing Well Expo 2010

This years Ageing Well Expo will be held this year on Thursday,  7 October at the New Peninsula Church, 370 Craigie  Road,  Mount Martha from 10.00 am till 2.00 pm.  Mel. Ref: 146:A11  (that’s the Moorooduc Highway end, or “three Chain ” Road end, as it used to be known to those of us over 50!)

 The official opening is at 10.00 am with the Royal Australian Navy Brass Quintet. Tom Hafey the “Coaches Coach” is the guest speaker at 10.30 am, which will be topped off with an inspiring performance from the “Music for Life Choir”.

Below Sea Level – A film

In an abandoned military base in the windswept Californian desert, 129 feet below sea level, is “slab city”.  There is no running water and no electricity but for a group of homeless individuals this is a place they can escape to when there is no where else to go.  The verite style, the lingering dusk light, and the surreal vast landscapes result in a bewitching and intimate portrait of a colourful and autonomous community carving out a life in a place where there is space for them to exist.

Winner of the Best DocumentaryVenice Film Festival 2008,  

Winner Grand Prix, Cine du Reel Paris 2008,

Official Selection DFA 2009

 Official Selection One World 2009

Official Selection Nododoc Festival 2009 –

When:   Wednesday October 20

Where:  Peninsula Cinemas 30 Rosebud Parade, Rosebud

Time:  6.30PM

Bookings essential to Katrina or Erin on 59501685  – tickets are issued  or

Cost: Gold coin donation at the door to assist the new Peninsula Rooming House and established food garden

Sorrento Fiesta Music, Heritage and the Arts

Sorrento Portsea Chamber of Commerce is presenting a collection of exciting events for the Sorrento live the life Fiesta

When: October 1-10 2010

Focusing on music, heritage & the arts, activities will include guided historic precinct walks, cemetery tours, jazz, blues, rock’n roll & more on the street and in local venues, street performers & artists, classic car display, french film festival, comedy show, storytelling, a gallery trail and more.

The first attempt at white settlement in Victoria took place briefly in Sorrento in 1803. The area became truly renowned in the 1870s and beyond when rich and famous holiday makers travelled to Sorrento by steamer from Melbourne, and George Coppin established some of the magnificent limestone homes and buildings we see today. Sorrento visitors and residents alike have held a long standing appreciation for cultural & artistic pursuits, and the Sorrento Live the Life Fiesta is aimed at celebrating this. held a long standing appreciation for cultural & artistic pursuits, and the Sorrento Live the Life Fiesta is aimed at celebrating this.

For further information contact Natalie on0424 000391 or Helen on 5984 2010

Peninsula Music Society present La Compania

Peninsula Music Society presents La Compania Program Vocal Music by Orlando De Lassus, Claudin De Sermisy & Adrian Le Roy.   Instrumental Dances by Claude Gervaise

When: Saturday September 25 @ 7.30pm

Where: Peninsula Community Theatre

 Tickets: Seniors $33 Pensioners $25 Students under 25 $15 Children accompanied by an adult under 16 FREE to all concerts , group of 10 $27 each

Tickets available from: Farrell’s Bookshop, 143 Main Street Mornington Ph 5975 5034 or Robinsons Book Shop, Station Street, Frankston Ph 9783 6488

Further Enquiries 9775 2300/5975 3040  or check out the website

Stefan Cassomenos in Concert


Beleura House Garden (Mornington) proudly presents the multi-award winning Melbourne pianist and composer Stefan Cassomenos in concert at the Peninsula Community Theatre in October 2010.  Stefan will introduce some of the late Mornington and Beleura House resident John Tallis’ compositions for piano as part of a more extensive program featuring a selection from history’s master composers.

When:Saturday October 2 @ 2pm [doors open 1pm]

Where: Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilson’s Road, Mornington

Tickets: $10 and are available for purchase from Beleura House Garden or at the door until sold out

Complimentary tea and coffee served during interval

For further information contact Beleura House & Garden on (03) 5975 2027

Moorooduc Valley Paint-Out Exhibition

In the beginning there was organge! Pauline Marlo-Monten

Peninsula painters, printmakers, drawers and photographers have finished capturing the visual beauty of the Peninsula ‘s Moorooduc Valley about to be irreversibly changed by the PeninsulaLink freeway. 

An exhibition of the works produced will be on show from October 9 – 17  at Box Stallion Winery.  Free Entry, drinks and nibbles will be served in celebration of this exciting initiative from 4-7 pm on October 9. 

Mornington Peninsula Shire has contributed to this Award Exhibition with an acquisitive prize. 

 Where: Box Stallion Winery 64 Tubbarubba Rd Merricks North (Melway 152 E12)   ph 5989 7444

When: October 9 @ 4pm

To make enquiries regarding the project contact Judy Reekie on 0417 553 537

Friends, Peninsula-Artists  and Countrymen – Lend me your Ears!  I am sure you are all aware of the new Peninsula Link Freeway which is “happening” as we speak.  Most of us artists were of the ilk that did not approve of this construction and many were involved in protests etc – but – lost the battle to progress.  Taking the most positive approach available to the situation, a group of Peninsula artists decided to do something different.   A dedicated group of artists, took to the site, despite ghastly weather, and boggy conditions underfoot – to record scenes of beauty that would be no more.  Any painting done on this day is part of the history of the Peninsula. It is Progress and Art amalgamating to tell a story.  Please support the exhibition by attending and making a few local artists feel that braving of the elements – was worth it!”  Peninsula/Hastings Artist Pauline Marlo-Monten


Spring Art Exhibition @ Oak Hill Gallery

Oak Hill’s Spring Art Sale “Off the Wall” will be on from October 2-28.  This is a unique opportunity for Peninsula Artists to exhibit with the members of Oak Hill Gallery in Mornington.  The new season’s exhibition will open on Sunday Octber 3 from 2-4pm. The gallery is situated at 100 Mornington Tyabb Road Mornington.    The gallery’s open hours are 11am – 4pm Tuesday to Sunday. 

Artists interested in exhibiting can contact the gallery on 5973 4299 or email  for an entry form

Entries: $10 per entry & $20 for larger works  Entries close 4pm September 20 2010

Peninsula Dancers @ Theatre Works for the Melbourne Fringe

Theatre Works presents
Theatre Works is delighted to invite you and your guest to the opening night performance of

‘PaPer Man’ & ‘The 499th Day’  As part of the 2010 Melbourne Fringe Festival.

When: Thur Sept 23 – Sat Sept 25 @ 7.00pm,  Tue Sept 28 – Sat Oct 2 @ 8.30pm Sat 2nd Oct at 3.30pm

Where: Theatre Works, 14 Acland Street, St Kilda

Tickets: Full Price: $25.00 Concession Price: $20.00 Tues, Matinees & Groups: $15.00 Season Pass: $75.00

Bookings: Telephone Theatre Works: 9534 3388

Or go to the following websites:

Celebrate the fabulous diversity of female theatre artists with this stunning collection of shows and events including works by dance/physical theatre companies Liquid Skin [Rochelle Carmichael and Jenny Robinson] and The She Sessions [Sally Smith, Trudy Radburn & Tirese Ballard]; Award winning author Hoa Pham; Cabaret sensation Isabel Hertaeg; and cross-disciplinary artist Alison Richards.

PaPer Man & The 499th Day: 23rd Sept to 2nd Oct.
I Could Be You: 23rd Sept to 9th Oct.
La Petite Mort – The Orgasm: 23rd Sept to 2nd Oct.
The She Sessions: 29th Sept to 9th Oct.
Instability Strip: 5th to 9th Oct.

This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria and the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust.

Coming up @ the Southern Peninsula Art Centre in October

The Three Tenors show  Friday October 8 @ 8pm in English, Italian, Neapolitan, Spanish, French, German, Evergreens, Classics & Arias beautifully presented with humorous dialogue by accomplished showmen.

 Tickets $35, $30 conc. Tickets available online,  SPAC Box Office or from Blue Bay Café in McCrae.

Spontaneous Broadway Friday October 15 @ 8pm Every night a new hilarious musical is created from song titles by the audience. Duets, dance numbers and plot lines are improvised before your eyes. The audience’s favourite is then performed as an entire musical by the Spontaneous Broadway team of improv-all stars. “If you don’t crack a rib laughing, check that you’re not dead.”

Tickets $26, $22 Conc, $16 Student

Learn improvisation with local comedian Jim Lawson starting Thursday October 7 @ 7-9pm for 4 consecutive Thursdays. Includes 4 x 2hour sessions plus a ticket to the show Spontaneous Broadway.

Tickets $118, $108Conc, $79 for 16-18 year olds. Bookings for all events can be made 24/7 online at the Rosebud Secondary College website

Phone Box Office 5986 8204 (Tues & Friday), please leave a message and we will return your call.

Peninsula Teenage Fashion Expo


The Dromana Secondary College Parents and Friend’s Association is very proud to be presenting their annual Peninsula Teenage Fashion Expo. As there are limited opportunities for secondary students to display their individually designed creations; Dromana Secondary College through the Fashion Expo provides that medium.

The closing date for applications is 15 September 2010, the fashion expo will be held on Monday 25 October 2010 at Dromana Secondary College, there is an entry fee per outfit.

For more information check out the website Proudly sponsored by Rye & Dromana Bendigo Community Bank, Janome Sewing Machines, Bargain Box Fabrics Mornington