Words in Winter 2021 Renaissance 7th – 15th August Maryborough Dunolly Carisbrook Talbot – Lockdown Updates

“Renaissance” – Central Goldfields Sat 7th – Sun 15th August

Maryborough Dunolly Carisbrook Talbot

Note – Fest and all venues Covid safety run – in the event of lockdown content will be available online via www.wordsinwintercentralgoldfieldsvictoria.wordpress.com and wordsinwintercentralgoldfields on Facebook.

LOCKDOWN ANNOUNCED – 7 Days – Thursday 5th August, 2021 4pm – LATEST UPDATE – REGIONAL VICTORIA RESTRICTIONS EASED 9TH AUGUST – Please see changes below:

Sat 7thAugust 2021 – Clever Towns Crossword Challenge – Maryborough Regional Library

Help Maryborough compete with Goldfields towns to solve general knowledge crossword. Solve one clue or more, using only reference books. A favourite of our many crossword lovers. Sponsored by Snodger Media. ***EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO RESTRICTIONS – ALL TOWNS***

Date: Sat 7th August Venue: Maryborough Library 91 Nolan Street Maryborough Enquiries: Kerry Peterson 03 5461 9111 Time: 10 am – 11.30 am Cost: Free

Sat 7th – Sun 15th August 2021 – Tilly Aston Memorial – Carisbrook

Learn about local historic writer and advocate for vision impaired, Tilly Aston, at this recently updated and informative memorial. Audio is available for insightful facts on this amazing historical figure as a self-guided, open air presentation.

Date: 7th—15th August Venue: Tilly Aston Memorial Pyrenees Highway Carisbrook Time: All hours Cost: Free

Sat 7th – Sun 15th August 2021 – Word Pictures – Central Goldfields Art Gallery & Maryborough Writers (Runs after Lockdown)

Maryborough Writers’ Group will write their interpretations in response to viewing four artworks from the Central Goldfields Art Gallery permanent collection. Literary responses will be shared in a public reading session at Central Goldfields Art Gallery 10am Friday 13th August. All members of the public welcome to attend to listen to the readings and see the artworks.

Date: 7th—15th August Venue: Central Goldfields Art Gallery 1 Neill Street Maryborough Enquiries: 03 5461 6600 Bookings: via HumnitixDirect link: https://events.humanitix.com/word-pictures-maryborough-writers-group-part-of-words-in-winter-festival or via booking link on link tree via https://linktr.ee/CGArtGallery Time: 10am – 4pm Thurs – Sun (Readings 10am Fri 13th August) Cost: Free

Sat 7th – Sun 15th August 2021 – Winter Light I & II – Exhibition – Central Goldfields Art Gallery (Runs After Lockdown)

A vibrant exhibition showcasing the talents of visual artists living in the northern and southern regions of the Central Goldfields Shire, Dunolly, Bealiba, Talbot, and Majorca. (Runs After Lockdown)

Date: 7th—15th August Venue: Central Goldfields Art Gallery 1 Neill Street Maryborough Enquiries: 03 5461 6600 Time: 10am – 4pm Thurs – Sun Cost: Free

Sat 7th – Sun 15th August 2021 – Historic Talbot & Artisans – Lyons Commercial Hotel Building, Talbot (Runs After Lockdown)

Visit one of Talbot’s oldest buildings, Lyon’s Commercial Hotel, and learn about the fascinating history it holds from the Victorian Goldrush of the 1850s to the present. View the works of in-house artisans, Corridor Gallery, Felix Ceramics, Lyons Objects & Art. Informative tours through the building available on request.

Date: 7th—15th August (weekends only) Venue: Lyons Commercial Hotel Fyffe Street Talbot Time: 10am – 3pm Cost: Free

Sat 14th August 2021 – Vintage Book Sale and Street Open Mic – Yellow Dog Vintage, Dunolly (Runs After Lockdown)

DATE CHANGE – A fun new event hosted by Lynda Vater, street poets at Yellow Dog Vintage on Broadway. Antique & Collectable Book Sale @ Renaissance Prices. Writers and poets take a seat in the reading chair, share your favourite written work. (No experience necessary, just come along and read from your own or other works.)

Date: Sat 14thAugust Venue: Yellow Dog Vintage & Design 155A Broadway Dunolly Enquiries: 0418 875 453 Time: 10.30am – 3pm Cost: Free

Sat 14th August 2021 – Gregg Joseph & Friends – Music and Words – Maryborough Senior Citizens’ Hall (Runs After Lockdown)

DATE CHANGE – Enjoy an afternoon of first class music and readings from local musicians, writers, and poets, including special guests Ballarat Words Out Loud. Light refreshments at interval. Bookings not required, all welcome.

Date: Sat 14thAugust Venue: Maryborough Senior Citizens’ Hall Alma Street Maryborough Enquiries: Gregg Joseph 0457 495 007 Time: 2pm Cost: $10 (includes light refreshments at interval)

Sun 15th August 2021 – Museum of Lost and Found: Stories of Australian Adoptees – Janice Simpson Author (Runs After Lockdown)

DATE CHANGE – A session led by local author, Janice Simpson, features readings from stories about place and identity of adoptees to enrich participants’ understanding of the fragmentary history of adoption in Australia, when the adoption of children was conducted and sanctioned by both the church and the state. Also included is an exhibition of artefacts created by Janice.

Date: Sun 15th August Venue: Slightly Bent Books cnr. Scandinavian Cres. and Camp Street Talbot Bookings: Janice Simpson janicesimpson@hotmail.com or online Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-museum-of-the-lost-and-found-stories-of-australianadoptees-tickets-158640817957 Time: 2.15pm for 2.30pm start (90 mins.) Cost: $10 (includes light refreshment on entry) (Accepting Cash, EFT or Credit Card payment at door)

Wed 11th August 2021 – The Red and White Socks – Maryborough Writers – Community Hub Maryborough (Runs After Lockdown)

Great afternoon’s entertainment from the collaborative talents of the Maryborough Writers’ Group and U3A members, as they read their joint authorship work “The Red and White Socks” at the Community Hub. Light refreshments provided.

Date: Wed 11th August Venue: Community Hub (Behind Council Offices Nolan Street) Maryborough Enquiries: Val Dwyer 0439 738 498 Time: 1.30pm Cost: Free

Wed 11th August 2021 – Silent Reading Party – Maryborough Regional Library

Silent Reading Party craze returns at Maryborough Library, option for discussion afterwards over refreshments. ***EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO RESTRICTIONS***

Date: Wed 11th August Venue: Maryborough Library 91 Nolan Street Maryborough Enquiries: Bec Clark/Maree Stephenson 03 5461 9111 Time: 6-7.30pm Cost: Free

Thurs 12th August 2021 – Winter Craft Session – Maryborough Regional Library & Dunolly Library

Maryborough Library staff present a wonderful winter craft session suitable to all ages. All materials provided. Also available via Dunolly Library, Old Police Station 42 Market Street Dunolly. Enquiries via details below. ***EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO RESTRICTIONS – ALL BRANCHES***
Date: Thurs 12
th August Venue: Maryborough Regional Library 91 Nolan Street Maryborough Enquiries: 03 5461 9111 Time: 3.30-4.30pm Cost: Free

Sun 15th August 2021 – Children’s Writing Workshop – Hannah Clarke – Talbot Library

A workshop combining story-telling, writing, and drawing with Hannah Clarke, primary teacher of fifteen years’ experience. (7-9 year age group) ***POSTPONED DUE TO LOCKDOWN***

Date: Sun 15thAugust Venue: Talbot Library 11 Camp Street Enquiries/Bookings: tickets may be purchased from Talbot Library 2-4pm Tues or 10am-12pm Sat or online via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/childrens-writing-workshop-tickets-161421679589 or contact Patty Brown 0414 703 102 or patty@pattybrown.com.au Time: 2pm Cost: $10

Sun 15th August 2021 – Tales from the Treehouse – Leigh Hay Author/Poet – Buckley’s of Dunolly

Rachel Buckley hosts an afternoon of music and poetry presented by Melbourne author/poet Leigh Hay in the Melba Lounge by the fireside. Light afternoon tea at interval included in ticket price. Copies of Leigh’s books will be available for purchase. Bookings strongly encouraged. ***POSTPONED DUE TO LOCKDOWN***

Date: Sun 15thAugust Venue: Buckley’s of Dunolly 1787 Maryborough-Dunolly Road Dunolly Enquiries/Bookings: 03 5468 1858 Time: 2pm Cost: $15 (includes light afternoon tea)

Due to Covid, programmes in print available at Maryborough Info Centre @ Maryborough Railway Station, Maryborough Regional Library Nolan Street, Central Goldfields Art Gallery Neill Street, or online, search Visit Maryborough “What’s On”, or select “Maryborough” under “All Towns” at https://wordsinwinter.com/

Due to Covid, some event details may/will vary, please follow updates from venues, information outlets, and Words in Winter – Central Goldfields page on Facebook. Stay Safe Everyone!

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Brilliant WIW 2021 – Thanks Everyone!

Though restricted, undergoing many swift adjustments due to Lockdown 6 announced Thurs 5th before launch Sat 7th August 2021, everyone rallied to go ahead with whatever we could salvage. When regional Victoria was released from hard lockdown to restrictions only, Mon 9th August, the result was that 8 out of the 13 events went ahead in restricted formats. Kind event holders and venues adapted to shift plans to different dates. It was only luck and hard work that allowed us to get it through. Thanks go to all of you who provided support, came to events, performed at venues, coped with the challenges, and provided first class entertainment for all who attended. Though all were small events, capped due to guidelines, they were vibrant and talented contributions from the community. We thank Maryborough Visitor Centre who coped so well with the changing landscape of promotions, Central Goldfields Shire for assistance with a hall, Gregg Joseph Musical Director for a great show under pressure, Ballarat Words Out Loud, NDIS community, Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough Writers, and Words in Winter Daylesford for promotional funding/assistance. Great to have Talbot on board again, too. Wishing everyone the best, keep safe and well, in these challenging times.

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Sun 15th August – Leigh Hay Author/Poet – Buckley’s of Dunolly

Sun 15th August 2021 – Tales from the Treehouse – Leigh Hay Author/Poet – Buckley’s of Dunolly

Rachel Buckley hosts an afternoon of music and poetry presented by Melbourne author/poet Leigh Hay in the Melba Lounge by the fireside. Light afternoon tea at interval included in ticket price. Copies of Leigh’s books will be available for purchase. Bookings strongly encouraged.

Date: Sun 15thAugust Venue: Buckley’s of Dunolly 1787 Maryborough-Dunolly Road Dunolly Enquiries/Bookings: 03 5468 1858 Time: 2pm Cost: $15 (includes light afternoon tea)

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Sun 15th August – Children’s Writing Workshop – Hannah Clarke – Talbot Library

Sun 15th August 2021 – Children’s Writing Workshop – Hannah Clarke – Talbot Library

A workshop combining story-telling, writing, and drawing with Hannah Clarke, primary teacher of fifteen years’ experience. (7-9 year age group)

Date: Sun 15thAugust Venue: Talbot Library 11 Camp Street Enquiries/Bookings: tickets may be purchased from Talbot Library 2-4pm Tues or 10am-12pm Sat or online via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/childrens-writing-workshop-tickets-161421679589 or contact Patty Brown 0414 703 102 or patty@pattybrown.com.au Time: 2pm Cost: $10

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Thurs 12th August – Winter Craft Sessions – Maryborough & Dunolly Libraries

Thurs 12th August 2021 – Winter Craft Session – Maryborough Regional Library & Dunolly Library

Maryborough Library staff present a wonderful winter craft session suitable to all ages. All materials provided. Also available via Dunolly Library, Old Police Station 42 Market Street Dunolly. Enquiries via details below. ***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO RESTRICTIONS – ALL BRANCHES***
Date: Thurs 12
th August Venue: Maryborough Regional Library 91 Nolan Street Maryborough Enquiries: 03 5461 9111 Time: 3.30-4.30pm Cost: Free

Wed 11th August – Silent Reading Party – Maryborough Library

Wed 11th August 2021 – Silent Reading Party – Maryborough Regional Library

Silent Reading Party craze returns at Maryborough Library, option for discussion afterwards over refreshments. ***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO RESTRICTIONS***

Date: Wed 11th August Venue: Maryborough Library 91 Nolan Street Maryborough Enquiries: Bec Clark/Maree Stephenson 03 5461 9111 Time: 6-7.30pm Cost: Free

Wed 11th August – Red and White Socks – Maryborough Writers

Wed 11th August 2021 – The Red and White Socks – Maryborough Writers – Community Hub Maryborough

Great afternoon’s entertainment from the collaborative talents of the Maryborough Writers’ Group and U3A members, as they read their joint authorship work “The Red and White Socks” at the Community Hub. Light refreshments provided.

Date: Wed 11th August Venue: Community Hub (Behind Council Offices Nolan Street) Maryborough Enquiries: Val Dwyer 0439 738 498 Time: 1.30pm Cost: Free

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Sun 8th August – Museum of Lost and Found – Janice Simpson – Talbot

Sun 8th August 2021 – Museum of Lost and Found: Stories of Australian Adoptees – Janice Simpson Author

A session led by local author, Janice Simpson, features readings from stories about place and identity of adoptees to enrich participants’ understanding of the fragmentary history of adoption in Australia, when the adoption of children was conducted and sanctioned by both the church and the state. Also included is an exhibition of artefacts created by Janice.

Date: Sun 8th August Venue: Slightly Bent Books cnr. Scandinavian Cres. and Camp Street Talbot Bookings: Janice Simpson janicesimpson@hotmail.com or online Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-museum-of-the-lost-and-found-stories-of-australianadoptees-tickets-158640817957 Time: 2.15pm for 2.30pm start (90 mins.) Cost: $10 (includes light refreshment on entry) (Accepting Cash, EFT or Credit Card payment at door)

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Sat 7th August – Gregg Joseph & Friends – Maryborough Seniors’ Hall

Sat 7th August 2021 – Gregg Joseph & Friends – Music and Words – Maryborough Senior Citizens’ Hall

Enjoy an afternoon of first class music and readings from local musicians, writers, and poets, including special guests Ballarat Words Out Loud. Light refreshments at interval. Bookings not required, all welcome.

Date: Sat 7thAugust Venue: Maryborough Senior Citizens’ Hall Alma Street Maryborough Enquiries: Gregg Joseph 0457 495 007 Time: 2pm Cost: $10 (includes light refreshments at interval)

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Sat 7th August – Vintage Book Sale and Open Mic – Dunolly

Sat 7th August 2021 – Vintage Book Sale and Street Open Mic – Yellow Dog Vintage, Dunolly

A fun new event hosted by Lynda Vater, street poets at Yellow Dog Vintage on Broadway. Antique & Collectable Book Sale @ Renaissance Prices. Writers and poets take a seat in the reading chair, share your favourite written work. (No experience necessary, just come along and read from your own or other works.)

Date: Sat 7th August Venue: Yellow Dog Vintage & Design 155A Broadway Dunolly Enquiries: 0418 875 453 Time: 10.30am – 3pm Cost: Free

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Sat 7th – Sun 15th August – Historic Talbot & Artisans – Talbot

Sat 7th – Sun 15th August 2021 – Historic Talbot & Artisans – Lyons Commercial Hotel Building, Talbot

Visit one of Talbot’s oldest buildings, Lyon’s Commercial Hotel, and learn about the fascinating history it holds from the Victorian Goldrush of the 1850s to the present. View the works of in-house artisans, Corridor Gallery, Felix Ceramics, Lyons Objects & Art. Informative tours through the building available on request.

Date: 7th—15th August (weekends only) Venue: Lyons Commercial Hotel Fyffe Street Talbot Time: 10am – 3pm Cost: Free

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