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




Garden DesignFest is a celebration of good design principles as applied to gardens and outdoor spaces. The event exhibits application of these principles by opening 45 professionally designed private gardens in Melbourne and Regional Victoria, including six gardens on the Mornington Peninsula.

The Peninsula gardens have been designed by five of Australia’s top garden designers: Rick Eckersley, Eugene Gilligan, Steve Taylor, Clive Abben and Ben McDonald.

Garden DesignFest is organised by Rotary to promote good design and to raise funds for charities.

Where: The Peninsula gardens are located at:

  • Flinders: Musk Creek Farm, 371 Musk Creek Rd.
  • Mornington: 24 Morell St. and 14 Tellis Dr.
  • Rye: 7 Douglas Crt.
  • Mt Martha: 33 Deakin Dr.
  • Sorrento: 187 Ocean beach Rd.

The location of all 45 open gardens  can be found at

When: Garden DesignFest is open over two weekends in November:

  • 12/13 November: gardens in Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula
  • 19/20 November: gardens in Regional Victoria

The gardens are open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each day of the weekend.

Entry Fee: $8 per garden and the large Flinders property is $12.

Tickets: on line at



What:  The Baucau Peace Festival celebrates an exchange of music, dance and ideas between Timor-Leste and Australia. Our festival team in Australia are holding an online crowdfunding campaign to make the event happen.

Where: Baucau, East Timor

When: 27 – 29 May 2016


For further information contact: Eve Pawlik | 0430 723 334

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Kite festival

What: Rosebud Kite Festival that will see a variety of kites flown by international and interstate professional kite flyers.  Opportunities to make a kite and learn how to fly it or simply enjoy the amazing spectacle in the sky.  Interactive kids activities and fun, family entertainment throughout the day.

When: Saturday & Sunday 7 – 8 March 2015 – 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM from 10.30am

Sunday is the main event, … stalls, music, roving performers, carnival and much more plus of course the big kites full spectacle and the hundreds of family flying kites!

Where:  Rosebud foreshore