‘STORIES IN THE DARK’ AT DREAMHOUSE THEATRE

Dreamhouse Theatre Company brings to you Debra Oswald’s ‘Stories in the Dark’.  This deeply moving and profound play explores the power and limits of stories about friendship, loss and survival.

Where: Southern Peninsula Arts Centre

When: 31 March to 1 April

Cost: $20 or $15 concession

Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=268690

THREE-DAY OIL PORTRAIT WORKSHOP WITH CATHY VAN EE

Cathy gives great depth and insight into all aspects of oil painting on this three-day workshop.  You will learn the importance of drawing, value, design and colour mixing.

Where:  159 Overport Road, FRANKSTON SOUTH 3199

When: April 5, 12 & 13

Cost: $210 PAS members, $230 non-members

More information and bookings here

ST PATRICK’S DAY MOTH THIS FRIDAY

Ireland’s Áine Tyrrell and Aoife Scott, together with their bands, will play an intimate St Patrick’s Day gig at MOTH, Red Hill Pavilion this coming Friday 17 March.

Áine and The Midnight Tide have built on Áine’s growing reputation as a talented live artist with appearances at major festivals including at Mullum Music Festival (NSW), Woodford Folk Festival (Qld) and Cygnet Folk Festival (Tas). Áine’s music cradles the spirit of her native homeland, growing from traditional Irish roots into a truly contemporary sound.

Aoife Scott is Irish music royalty! She will be joined by her touring band fresh from the Port Fairy Folk Festival and before appearing at other festivals around Australia. She will perform songs from her 2016 album release ‘Carry The Day’. A member of the legendary Black Family, which includes her mother Frances and her aunt Mary, Aoife is rising to the top of the traditional and folk music scene. Her sound is heavily influenced by her passion for traditional music and engaging stories.

Where: Red Hill Pavilion

When: Friday 17 March, doors open 7pm. Tasty food, local wines, beers and Guinness available.

Buy tickets here!

 

AUSTRALIAN DECORATIVE AND FINE ARTS SOCIETY TALK

This month members of ADFAS will hear about a town in the southern reaches of Indiana with an extraordinary architectural legacy.

Columbus has some 60 buildings listed as national landmarks of modernist American architecture the result of the vision and passion of local businessman J. Irwin Miller, the long-time CEO of the Cummins Corporation. Miller transformed his hometown into a modernist utopia with nearly all of its public edifices and community spaces designed by world-leading architects.

In this talk Dr Matthew Laing, a research fellow at Monash University, will take the audience on a virtual tour of the town and the modernist architectural vision that underpins it.

Where: Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilsons Rd, Mornington

When: Friday, March 24th from 5.30 – 7.00pm

Cost: $20

For further information, please contact Glad Hungerford on 9787 2092.

FRANKCRE8 PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

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Give us your best shot! FRANKCRE8 is holding a photography competition. Open to all ages and abilities for residents of Frankston and surrounding areas.

Where: 31 Beach Street, Frankston

When: Exhibition on display 2 -15 April.

Entries close: 26th of March 2017

Entry fees: $5 student, $10 all other entries

For more information, visit www.frankcre8.org.au or phone

0403463983

 

LITERARY LUNCH WITH AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR FIONA CAPP

Fiona Capp; Author: Australian writing

Cakes and Ale Bistro in Sorrento has teamed up with Antipodes Bookshop & Gallery to bring a series of Literary Lunches to the Southern End of the Peninsula. They are delighted to kick the series off with award winning, internationally published Melbourne based author Fiona Capp, who will be in conversation with journalist Jane Sullivan from The Age newspaper. 

Fiona will be talking about her new book ‘To Know My Crime’ that is set in Portsea and tells the story of great financial loss leading to family strain and unthinkable decisions to be made, decisions that perhaps cost the life of the sister of the lead character. Join us for a wonderful lunch and intimate conversation. Fiona’s book will be for sale and she will be signing copies. 

Where: Cakes and Ale Bistro 100 Ocean Beach Road Sorrento 

When: Friday 24th March 12.30pm-3.30pm 

Cost: $85 per person 3 course lunch including wine 

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lunch-with-award-winning-melbourne-author-fiona-capp-tickets-32036731727

 

THE FULL NOISE – MUSIC WORKSHOP FOR GIRLS

domgarrardtix2‘The Full Noise’ is a workshop and performance event specially for teenage girls. Dominique Garrard, one half of the duo, nyck, will be running a workshop for aspiring musos with a focus on performance skills, song writing and improvisation. Following the workshop will be a teen music night, where participants will get to perform on stage at the Southern Peninsula Arts Centre as part of International Women’s Day celebrations.

Dom will be staying on for the evening session to perform with those who took part in the workshop, as well as perform a few of her own songs. This event is part of A Woman’s Place International Woman’s Day Arts Festival.

Where: Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, 245 Eastbourne Road, Rosebud

When: March 4th 2017

Cost: $5

For further information, vist https://awomansplace2017.squarespace.com

RIGHT HERE: STORIES OF WOMEN OF THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA

1A Woman’s Place brings you the premiere of “Right Here”, a new theatre work created by Carole Patullo and Jane Bayly, from stories shared by women who live on the Mornington Peninsula. 

Where: Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, 245 Eastbourne Road, Rosebud 

When: Sunday March 5th, 5pm 

Tickets: $20 adult, $15 concession 

For more information, visit https://awomansplace2017.squarespace.com/

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY ARTS FESTIVAL

1‘A Woman’s Place’ is an innovative mini-festival celebrating local women’s stories through theatre, music and dance, offering workshops, performances and a film screening to celebrate International Women’s Day. 

Workshops include singing with Ling Marra, contemporary dance with Dianne Reid and autobiographical writing with Andrea Louise Thomas. Making its premiere will be ‘Right Here’, a new theatre work created by Carole Patullo and Jane Bayly, based on stories shared by women living on the Mornington Peninsula. The award-winning film ‘Embrace’ will be screened on International Women’s Day, following a reading by the Peninsula Writers’ Club. 

Where: Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, 245 Eastbourne Road, Rosebud 

When: March 4th – 8th 2017 

For further information, visit https://awomansplace2017.squarespace.com/

WHISTLEWOOD EXHIBITION OPENING AND FILM SCREENING

16722386_1849457595326066_3769645913059489783_oWhistlewood Gallery looks forward to welcoming artists Japeth Rangi and Lynley Nagoordah from Mangkaja Arts, Fitzroy Crossing and film director Nicole Ma to a special evening opening, in conversation and film screening of ‘Putuparri and the Rainmakers’ this Saturday February 18 from 6pm.

Lynley and Japeth are both directors of Mangkaja Arts and strong young leaders, passionate about their art and culture. Lynley is the current chair of Mangkaja Arts and niece of Tom Lawford (Putuparri). Japeth is the grandson of the ‘Rainmaker’ Spider Snell and award winning artist Dolly Snell and features in the film.

Where: WHISTLEWOOD, 642 Tucks Road, Shoreham,Vic, 3916

When: Opening Saturday February 18, 6pm-10pm
(Exhibition runs until March 13, Fridays to Mondays, 11am-4pm)

Tickets: $35 including light refreshments 
Bookings: whistlewoodfilm.eventbrite.com.au
E: info@mccullochandmcculloch.com.au T: 03 59 898 282

VIEW exhibition here:
http://www.mccullochandmcculloch.com.au/art/current-exhibition/

READ about the film and director Nicole Ma here:
http://www.mccullochandmcculloch.com.au/upcoming-exhibition/

https://www.facebook.com/whistlewood/?fref=ts

PENINSULA MUSIC SOCIETY PRESENTS ENSEMBLE LIAISON IN CONCERT

16835832_1851984778406681_3580714759971878227_oEnsemble Liaison is a unique chamber music partnership formed in 2006 between David Griffiths (clarinet), Svetlana Bogosavljevic (cello) and Timothy Young (piano). They have performed across Australia and New Zealand and in 2012 gave a series of festival performances in Central Europe. 

Critics have hailed their performances with superlatives such as “spellbinding”, “flawless”, “a revelation”, “moving”, “joyous”, “polished”, “stunningly blended”, “engaging”, “powerful and having boundless lyricism, enthusiasm and dexterity”. They have been regularly recorded for broadcast on ABC Classic FM and 3MBS and have released recordings on both the Melba Recordings and Tall Poppies labels. 

Where: Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilsons Road, Mornington. 

When: Saturday 18 March at 7.30pm with FREE tasting of Bittern Estate Wines before concert.

Tickets: Adult $45; Senior/Pensioner $40; Student< 25 years $18, School students FREE. Group discounts available.

Tickets are available online: www.pmsmusic.asn.au
Farrell’s Bookshop, Mornington
Robinsons Bookshop, Frankston
At the door, or by phone 9789 8392

For information about this, and our other concerts and student activities please visit www.pmsmusic.asn.au or follow us on Facebook Peninsula Music Society Inc., Instagram and Twitter.

PENINSULA CHAMBER MUSICIANS – FIRSTS

16836521_1851997638405395_6224078814796031905_oPeninsula Chamber Musicians kick off their 2017 program with two energetic performances of Firsts – Bach’s 1st Brandenburg Concerto followed by Hadyn, Mozart and Beethoven’s first symphonies.

Saturday, 4th March 2017 | 02:00PM – 03:30PM, All Saints Anglican Church – 1157 Point Nepean Rd, Rosebud (limited seating)

Sunday, 5th March 2017 | 02:00PM – 03:30PM, Peninsula Community Theatre – Wilsons Road, Mornington

Tickets: Adult $25, Concession $20, Students/children free.  Available through https://www.trybooking.com/book/search?keyword=peninsula+chamber+musicians or at the door. 

For more information visit info@peninsulachambermusicians.com.au or follow the Facebook page Peninsula Chamber Musicians

MOTH INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY SHOW

IWD Poster A3 MASTER LThe 2017 Music on the Hill (MOTH) International Women’s Day Show show will be a celebration of female musical talent, with Ella Hooper, Gretta Ray, Leah Senior, Ladychoir, Gena Rose Bruce, Charm of Finches, Jessie Lloyd and the Mission Songs Project, Heidi Luckhurst, Ling Marra and special guests.

Proceeds will go to The Luke Batty Foundation, music scholarships for local students and the MOTH equipment fund. Rosie Batty, 2015 Australian of the Year will be speaking.

The show will launch a week of special events at the Southern Peninsula Arts Centre leading to International Women’s Day including ‘A Woman’s Place’ featuring Carole Patullo and Jane Bayly. More information about other events can be found here:
https://awomansplace2017.squarespace.com/

Where: Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, 145 Eastbourne Road, Rosebud.

When: Friday 3 March. Doors open 6.30pm, performance ends at 10.45pm.

Tickets: Adult member $45, Child member $15, Adult non-member $50, Child non-member $20. Includes complimentary supper snacks served at the interval. Local wines and beers available.

More info and tickets available from www.musiconthehill.com.au/

BRIDGIT THOMAS EXHIBITION – FOYER @ MORNINGTON LIBRARY

1Bridgit Thomas’ exhibition Ship Spotting featuring recent watercolours of maritime traffic on Port Phillip Bay is currently showing in the Foyer@Mornington Library.

Where: Mornington Library, Vancouver Street Mornington

When: Until 23rd March

Entry is FREE.  For further information, visit: www.bridgitthomas.com.au
or contact Bridgit on 0488 300 507 or at bridgit.thomas@bigpond.com

SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR ART RED HILL 2017

1Art Red Hill (ARH) is regarded as the premier art show on the Mornington Peninsula. Located at Red Hill Consolidated School, ARH showcases artists from both the local thriving art community and from around Australia.

 

Submissions are open until March 19. For further information, visit:
https://www.facebook.com/ArtRedHill/?fref=ts
http://artredhill.redhillcs.vic.edu.au/artist-submissions-…/

WEEKEND TEXTILE DYEING WORKSHOP

1“Sampler Selection with Fibre Reactive (Procion MX) Dyes” This workshop will give you hands-on experience in traditional techniques, including low-water immersion dyeing, ice-dyeing and spiral dyeing and introduces exciting stamping, stencilling and mono-printing opportunities, using thickened dyes, to design and create your own fabric art cloth.
 

 

Where:  Kurrara Design Textile Studio, 86 William Road, Red Hill, Vic

When: Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April 2017 from 9.30am to 4.00 pm

Cost: $250 for the two-day workshop

www.kurraradesigns.com.au

tina@kurraradesigns.com.au or ph. 0417 352 713

AUSTRALIAN DECORATIVE AND FINE ARTS SOCIETY TALK

16700484_1847715012166991_2060370291795602237_oRenowned international harpist Sarah Deere-Jones will visit and share the fascinating “History of the Harp from Mediterranean Antiquity to 20th Century Europe”.

ADFAS lectures are informal events designed to entertain and explain and are open to all with an interest in the arts. No prior knowledge is needed and the lectures are pitched at a very accessible level.

 

Where: Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilsons Rd, Mornington

When: Friday, February 24th from 5.30 – 7.00pm

Cost: $20 including light refreshments

For more information: contact Glad Hungerford on 9787 2092 or email vicky.davison@bigpond.com

2017 PENINSULA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

shortfilmfestNow in its seventh year, the Peninsula Short Film Fest is the Peninsula`s iconic film event. What started out as 500 people packed into a theatre has become an annual pilgrimage of thousands heading to the Peninsula to enjoy quality short films FREE outdoors.

12 shortlisted films will be screened and judged live by a panel of celebrity judges, for a pool of $30K in cash and prizes.

The Mornington Peninsula Shire has provided $35K towards this fantastic program through an annual priority project.

At The Village Green, Rosebud, Saturday 4 February, 4.00pm – 10.30pm. General Admission is FREE. Bring a rug and some friends!

For more information, visit: http://www.peninsulashortfilmfest.com.au/

LYDT – LOCO YOUTH DANCE THEATRE 2017

1Join LYDT’s performing arts classes and enjoy creative movement & creative ballet, hip hop, contemporary dance, drama, dance fitness & theatre work, for youth from 8yrs-25yrs.

Where: Mt Martha Community House, corner Dominion Rd & The Esplanade Mt Martha 3934

When: From Tuesday 31 January ongoing during state school terms

Costs/ Ticketing/ varies: for further information, email info@loco-motion.com.au

trybooking.com/250151

loco-motion.com.au

 

SUPERHOODZ DANCE CREW – SHOW & WORKSHOP

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Aspiring young dancers will get the chance to learn from one of Australia’s best hip-hop crews when Superhoodz rock the Frankston Arts Centre this January.

Four members of this young, vibrant and fresh dance crew, who reached the semi-finals of Australia’s Got Talent in 2012, will perform a half-hour show followed by a 30-minute interactive workshop for ages 5-16.

Where:  Frankston Arts Centre, 27-37 Davey Street, Frankston

When:  Tue 24th January 10.30am – 11.30am

Tickets:  $19.50

www.thefac.com.au

Box Office 9784 1060

blacktie@blacktiecatering.com.au