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
‘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
‘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 itspremiere 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
Whistlewood 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.
Ensemble 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
The 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.
Art 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.
“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
Renowned 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
Now 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!
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
An exciting two-day theatre event for 13 to 18 year-olds. Four professional theatre tutors will each lead a different three-hour workshop in performance and stagecraft. Come for the whole two days or to individual sessions. Bookings essential.
Aboriginal Art Centre – Baluk Arts is opening a summer pop-up shop in Rye on the Mornington Peninsula to promote and sell contemporary Aboriginal art. Baluk Arts is an Indigenous organisation representing Aboriginal artists from Frankston, the Mornington Peninsula and south east Melbourne.
Baluk artists are from diverse Aboriginal backgrounds from all over Australia and share their stories through artwork in many different mediums.
Their first Summer pop-up shop will stock quality handmade, authentic and ethical goods including jewellery, silk scarves, cards, prints, paintings, works on paper and timber artefacts.
All proceeds go directly to the artists and to providing services to local Aboriginal community such as Indigenous employment, promotion, skills development and materials. Come in to meet the artists, enjoy browsing their shop and support a good cause.
Where: Rye Scout Hall, Foreshore Reserve, Point Nepean Road, Rye on the Mornington Peninsula
To celebrate the first birthday at the Corner Youth Centre, Mornington a mosaic sign was started, visitors who attended the 19 November celebrations further added to the design.
Andrea Ebsworth has vast experience as an art teacher and public artist through the use of mosaic and will work from the centre to finish off the sign while on a break from her work with the Shire. Andrea is keen to hear from anyone interested in learning a bit about mosaic and to help complete the project.
When: Daily from 9am – 2pm on Tuesday 3, 4, 5 & 6 of January 2017
Where: The Artspace, Corner Youth Centre Wilsons Road Mornington
Contact: Andrea M: 0438 051 092 or email email@example.com
Draw 4 is a series of four facilitated drawing sessions beginning in early 2017.
Across four intimate sessions participants will experiment, delve, play and connect to build a creative community. Each evening you’ll be inspired by a new theme and journey, sharing an abundance of creative tools giving you a host of ideas and drawings to take home.
Be inspired. Be brave. Be an explorer. Draw…
When: Thursday evenings from 7.30 to 9pm. February 2, 9, 16 and 23.
Where: Balnarring TBA
Cost: $150 + booking fee (a selection of delicious snacks and drinks along the way will be provided)