With the close of Words in Winter for 2017, thanks go out to everyone who made it great! To all the venues, to all the performers, to all the authors, to all the poets, to all the artists, helpers and talents that contributed, a big thank you. Thanks also to Central Goldfields Shire Tourism Manager Joel Chadwick and team, Central Goldfields Art Gallery Manager Kay Parkin with Michael Grant and team, Go Goldfields Arts Officer Adrian Masterman-Smith, Maryborough Butter Factory Lowen Clarke with Adrian Masterman-Smith, Ripon Member Louise Staley MP, Big Cat Print Graphic Artists Sue and Chris, Maryborough Library Manager Maree Stephenson with Bec Clark and team, Snodger Media for Clever Towns Crossword Challenge, Festival Hub Katescastle Book Emporium Owner Cathy Schwager. Follow this site for updates on Words in Winter 2018, which promises to be a big year for the arts in the Victorian Goldfields with Regional Centre for Culture initiatives occurring across all shires. See you in August 2018 for some more great live and local events.
Sat 19th August 2017 – “Words and Wine” Hosted by Hugh Forster – Avoca Arts and Gardens Railway Station Precinct
Enjoy a fireside gathering of local writers and poets reading works accompanied by fine wines and finger food. Railway Precinct now restored and patrons can enjoy art displays, garden culture, great silo views and photo opportunities at this heritage listed site.
Date: Sat 19th August Venue: Avoca Arts and Gardens Railway Precinct 13-15 York Avenue Avoca bookings advised 0439 462 344 Time: 2 pm Cost: $10 includes refreshments
Sat 19th August 2017 – “Sam The Tram’s Dance Club Party” Children’s Author Lowen Clarke & Illustrator Adrian Masterman-Smith – KATESCASTLE Book Emporium
Join in the fun, children’s book author Lowen Clarke and illustrator Adrian Masterman-Smith are hosting a party to celebrate the story of Sam the Tram! Fun, treats, dancing, street parade and activities all included in this event for kids and all ages. Choreographed entertainment by Maryborough Gymnastics Teacher Maree Elliott. Music by Dunolly Street Band. Sponsored by Maryborough Butter Factory, Creative Goldfields, KATESCASTLE Book Emporium, Dunolly Street Band.
Date: Sat 19th August Venue: KATESCASTLE Book Emporium 194 High Street Maryborough bookings Cathy Schwager 03 5460 4285 or 0427 090 328 Enquiries Adrian Masterman-Smith 0433 111 068 Time: 11 am – 12 pm Cost: $5 one adult and child $1 per extra child includes refreshments
Thurs 17th August 2017 – “Aviva Live Soiree” Gregg Joseph and Friends – Maryborough Highlander Motel Function Room
Festival favourite musician/composer Gregg Joseph hosts a popular event of live music and entertainment by the cosy Highlander Haven fireside. Gregg curates an evening of talent including poet Gail Oliver, singer Natalie Passalick, Zac and Tom, Bibby and Kiki, Jan Stephenson, jazz and blues greats, and more.
Date: Thurs 17th August Venue: Maryborough Highlander Haven Motel Function Room 72 Sutton Road Maryborough 03 5460 4122 Enquiries Gregg Joseph 0457 495 007 Time: 8 pm Cost: $10/$8 conc. includes refreshments
Wed 16th August 2017 – “Origins and Adventures of Tilly Aston” – Susan Tully at Tilly Aston Memorial Carisbrook
Attend an informative talk on Carisbrook’s historic figure, Tilly Aston, by researcher Susan Tully at the Tilly Aston Memorial. Susan will discuss Tilly’s origins, childhood, family life, and adventures in Carisbrook. Readings from Tilly Aston’s work will be recited by Edith Rabone.
Date: Wed 16th August Venue: Tilly Aston Memorial Site Pyrenees Highway Carisbrook (follow the signs) enquiries Susan Tully 03 5364 1212 Edith Rabone 0437 352 233 Time: 2 pm Cost: Free or donation to site or Vision Australia
Tues 15th August 2017 – Special Event – “Silent Reading Party” – Maryborough Library
Join in the Silent Reading Party craze through Maryborough Library this year as part of Words in Winter! Planned to be an evening event at Library, followed by book chat, get in touch with Bec or Maree for further details.
Date: Tues 15th August Venue: Maryborough Library Alma and Nolan Street Maryborough bookings and enquiries Bec Clark or Maree Stephenson 03 5461 1950 Time: 6 – 7.30 pm Cost: Free
Sun 13th August 2017 – “An Afternoon with Mark Twain” – Buckley’s of Dunolly
Mark Twain visited Maryborough and famously quipped about it being a railway station with a town attached. This symposium will feature songs written by his contemporary Stephen Foster within the cosy fireside Melba Lounge.
Date: Sun 13th August Venue: Buckley’s of Dunolly 1787 Maryborough-Dunolly Road Dunolly Bookings advised – limited seating Melba Lounge Rachel Buckley 03 5468 1858 Time: 2 pm Cost: $15 includes glass champagne on arrival – tea and cake at interval More Information Here
Sat 12th August 2017 – “Origins in our Community” – Lynda Vater Event Curator – Dunolly Arts Hub
Experience personal tales of origin told around the bonfire, guest speakers, curated exhibition based on the concept of Origins, historical displays, art and mixed media. Includes works and stories by Judy Meldrum, Jenny Scott, Joyce Vater, among others, and a warming supper served at the Hub. Come along and explore our collective origins.
Date: Sat 12th August Venue: Dunolly Arts Hub Alice & Thompson Street Dunolly Lynda Vater 0418 875 453 Time: Exhibition 2 pm Tales from 6 pm Cost: Gold Coin Donation includes refreshments
Sat 12th August 2017 – “Readings Among Art” – Maryborough Senior Citizens’ Hall
Festival favourites Gail Oliver and friends will read from their original works among original art created by Goldfields Artists. Themes of “Origins” and other related inspirations.
Date: Sat 12th August Venue: Maryborough Senior Citizens’ Hall Alma Street Maryborough enquiries Gail Oliver 03 5461 1203 Time: 1.30 pm Cost: Gold Coin Donation includes refreshments
Sat 12th August 2017 – “Clarence the Snake” – Children’s Author Susan Day – KATESCASTLE Book Emporium
Come along and join the fun with Dunolly based children’s book author Susan Day, with readings from her humorous book “Clarence the Snake”, games and lots of fun.
Date: Sat 12th August Venue: KATESCASTLE Book Emporium 194 High Street Maryborough bookings Cathy Schwager 03 5460 4285 or 0427 090 328 Time: 11am – 12.30 pm Cost: $5 one adult and child $1 per extra child includes refreshments