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/

MAIN STREET FESTIVAL TURNS 21

mspafWhat: The Main Street Mornington Festival is turning 21 this year!

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This family friendly Festival celebrates some of the best of the peninsula’s food, wine, and performing arts. There will be a diverse range of stallholders and performers, creative and fun activities and entertainment occurring throughout the day.

When:  Sunday 16 October from 11am to 5pm.  Entry is FREE

Performers will be located all throughout the Festival, and there will be a mixture of up and coming artists with well-seasoned performers.  A large variety of music styles will be performed, including pop, jazz, blues, folk, country, and indie.   Audiences will see a lot of great local talent, cover bands, singer songwriters, school bands and more.

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img_2525Keep an eye out for the Shire’s pop-up drawing and painting tent & roadway chalk drawing.

For more information visit the Festival website mainstreetfestival.com.au or on Facebook at facebook.com/MainStreetMorningtonFestival

INDIGENOUS FESTIVAL @ THE BRIARS

What: Water to Water Festival  BAANY To WARRNA NGARGEE

When: 21 March 2015.  Gates open at 2pm for a 2.30pm start through to about 9.30pm. 

Where:  The Briars, Mount Martha on the Mornington Peninsula

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www.watertowater.org.au www.facebook.com/watertowaterfestival

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ROSEBUD KITE FESTIVAL

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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

Visit: http://rosebudkitefestival.com.au/

CALL OUT TO FILMAKERS FOR THE 2015 PENINSULA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

CALL TO ENTRY

GOT AN IDEA FOR A SHORT FILM? ENTER NOW – PENINSULA SHORT FILM FEST

It`s Back!

The Peninsula Short Film Fest, proudly presented by Peninsula Hot Springs, is now calling for entries and invites filmmakers of any level to submit a film, of up to eight minutes in length, by Friday 19, December 2014.

Festival Director, Australian Actor Steve Bastoni, says the Festival is open to filmmakers of any level, “If you have a great idea, grab a camera and start filming.”

A first prize of $5,000 is on offer as well as prizes of $2,500 and $1,250 for second and third. Plus Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera 2.5K and other cool prizes.

“Last year’s finalists have gone on to show their short film at Festivals all over the world including Los Angeles’ New Wave International Film Festival, Bucharest IFF and Tehran IFF. Peninsula Short Film Fest provides filmmakers with the opportunity to receive industry acknowledgment and have their films seen by people like Fred Schepisi, Russell Crowe and other well respected industry professionals., It really offers a grassroots chance to launch a filmmaking career”, said Steve.

“Last year’s winner, Thom Neal for KINGS was awarded the Australian Cinematographers Society’s Emerging Cinematographer of the Year – a huge gong for any filmmaker and Nic Barker’s Pint which premiered at PSFF 2014 also won Best Directing and Editing at Los Angeles New Wave Film Festival and was nominated for 6 Maverick Movie Awards in LA”, added Steve.

The Festival will be held on Saturday February 7, 2015 at the Village Green in Rosebud, right next to the Rosebud Foreshore. FREE Entry, head down with a picnic blanket from 6pm.

Shortlisted films will be judged on the night by a panel of industry professionals including Producers, Directors and Actors.

The 12 finalists will be announced in January 2015. The winners judged and announced on the night, Saturday February 7, 2015.

There is a $30 (+ GST) entry fee and entries are accepted from Australia and overseas.

Visit www.peninsulashortfilmfest.com.au for details.

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EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST STILL BEING SOUGHT FOR MUSICIANS

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What: Applications for Performers for the Australia Day 2015 Celebrations are still open.

Mornington Peninsula Shire is seeking Expressions of Interest from performers to participate in the Shire’s Australia Day Celebrations in Mount Eliza, Hastings, Mornington Dromana, Rosebud & Rye.

The celebrations will be held on Monday 26 January 2015 with activities running throughout the day from 8.00am to 9.30pm. Submissions close 5.00pm on Friday 12 September 2014. All applicants will be notified by 5.00pm on Friday 3 October 2014 whether successful or unsuccessful.

http://www.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Whats_On/Australia_Day_2015/Now_Open_-_Applications_for_Food_Vendors_Activities_and_Performers

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MORNINGTON WINTER JAZZ FESTIVAL TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!

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Dear Jazz Lovers, We are pleased to announce that tickets for the 2014 Mornington Winter Jazz Festival are NOW On Sale. You can find Tickets and full program details available on our festival website http://www.morningtonjazz.com.au/ The 2014 festival line up showcases a dynamic jazz program that stretches across the broad spectrum of the Jazz genre.  The festival line-up includes both old favourites and hot new artists that are making waves in the Aria charts and there is sure to be something in the program to suit everyone’s tastes. With even more FREE and Ticketed events on offer we welcome you to visit our website and choose your favourites from our full program of events Make sure you’re following us on Facebook, to stay updated with the latest event information.

The legendary sounds of The Scott Tinkler Quartet with Paul Grabowsky will perform in Mornington’s most iconic business the Mornington Cinema providing an intimate and acoustically perfect space for a classy afternoon Jazz experience.

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A charismatic and technically gifted vocalist, Hetty Kate will celebrate the launch of her new album at The Rocks Mornington on Friday June 6th with a Dinner & Show performance.

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If there was one voice in Australian jazz more recognized than any other, it would be that of Vince Jones. Back by popular demand Vince Jones is sure to delight audiences and set the bar for an extraordinary Jazz Festival weekend.

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HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS & FILM FESTIVAL @ ACMI CINEMAS

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What: Human Rights Arts & Film Festival

Where: ACMI Cinemas

When: Saturday May 17 @ 3.30pm

Tickets: Full $18 or concession $16

Contact: Social Planning & Community Development Mornington Peninsula Shire on 5950 1685

Visit: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Social-Planning-Community-Development-MPS/355968881096754

MORNINGTON WINTER JAZZ FESTIVAL 2014

What: Mornington Winter Jazz Festival

When: Queen’s Birthday Weekend 6 – 9 June 2014

Where: Across Mornington

Tickets: ON SALE MAY 1ST

Visit:  http://www.morningtonjazz.com.au

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BETWEEN THE BAYS MUSIC FESTIVAL

What: the 9th Between the Bays Festival with Tex Perkins, Diesal, Daryl Braithwaite, The Basics,  Boom Crash Opera and Russell Beggs

Where: Penbank School, Mornington Tyabb Road

When: Saturday February 22 Gates open from 2pm

Tickets: Ticketebo.com.au/Betweenthebays

Visit:  www.betweenthebays.com 

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