Words in Winter Central Goldfields Change & Chance – Maryborough Dunolly Carisbrook Avoca 2018

 

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Words in Winter 2018 Programme “Change and Chance”

Maryborough, Dunolly, Carisbrook, Avoca Sat 4th – Sat 25th August

Sat 4th – Sat 25th August 2018 – Oceanarium Installation & It Takes a Child to Grow a Village Exhibition – Central Goldfields Art Gallery

Dive into the undersea world created by Karen Richards and Sue Ferrari, of mysterious sea creatures from the southwest coast of Victoria. Wearing a special head torch, visitors can roam this deep sea underworld created in machine embroidered and knitted forms. Gallery installation partners with Central Goldfields Library. Funded by Regional Centre for Culture 2018, see the tiny ceramic villages created under the direction of regional artist Ann Ferguson, by the small hands of kindergarten children, which visitors can arrange into stories of community and cultural possibilities for young families in the region. (Runs until 2nd September 2018)

Date: Sat 4th Venue: Central Goldfields Art Gallery Neill Street Maryborough Enquiries Kay Parkin 03 5460 4588 Time: Thurs – Sun 10-4pm Cost: Free/Gold Coin Donation

Sat 4th – Sat 25th August 2018 – Local Artists’ Exhibition – Possum Gully Fine Arts Gallery

Enjoy this gallery curated art exhibition showcasing local artists’ work using diverse media. In a sculpture garden setting, this is a beautiful bush creative space, featuring a range of bonsai trees and a nursery. Patricia Walsh is a well known exhibiting artist and teacher, with works of her own on show, she can advise on collecting Australian art. Local artists include Vida Pearson, Vija Harris, Dean Bowen, and Juliana Hilton.

Date: Sat 4th – Sat 25th August Venue: Possum Gallery Fine Arts Gallery 428 Possum Gully Road Adelaide Lead 3465 Directions – Travel 4 km from Maryborough towards Avoca on Pyrenees Hwy, left at Possum Gallery sign, follow bitumen 4.5km Enquiries Patricia Walsh 03 5461 1775 Time: 11am – 5pm weekends and public holidays or by arrangement Cost: Free, group bookings catered for

Sat 4th August 2018 – Clever Towns Crossword Challenge – Maryborough Regional Library

Help Maryborough compete with other Goldfields towns to solve general knowledge crossword in a group setting. Join us at Maryborough Library and solve one clue or more, using only reference books. Great fun with words, a favourite of our many crossword lovers in the region. Sponsored by Snodger Media.

Date: Sat 4th August Venue: Maryborough Library 91 Nolan Street Maryborough Enquiries Maree Stephenson 03 5461 1950 Time: 10 am – 12pm Cost: Free

Sat 4th August 2018 – Every Collector Has a Story – Hosted by Susan Day at Thrifty on Broadway Dunolly

Thrifty on Broadway wants to hear how you found that special retro item by chance. Every collector has a story about their favourite find. Did you walk into a vintage store and discover that one thing that changed your life in some way? Bring your item along and share its story with us. Register your interest via contact details below.

Date: Sat 4th August Venue: Thrifty on Broadway 84 Broadway Dunolly Susan Day 0421 582 067 Time: 12 – 2pm Cost: free

Sat 4th August 2018 – Stories of Love – Romance Authors Talk – Nicole Hurley-Moore and Stacey McCoy – Dunolly Arts Hub

An intimate conversation between two regional romance authors Nicole Hurley-Moore and Stacey McCoy who discuss their books and writing experiences, followed by audience question time. See “Many Faces of Love” Exhibition handmade by arts community members, Sweet Delights designer heart themed high tea, homemade fruit punch included in ticket price. Taltarni bubbles and wine by the glass available at bar prices. A special event on the theme of Change and Chance relating to stories of love.

Date: Sat 4th August Venue: Dunolly Arts Hub Alice and Thompson Street Dunolly Bookings required-limited tickets Lynda Vater 0418 875 453 Time: 2pm Cost: $20 includes afternoon tea Taltarni champagne and wine available by the glass at bar prices

Sun 5th August 2018 – When Frankie Met Ava – Mark Hudson & Jude Russell – Storm in a Coffee Cup

In story and song, follow the stormy relationship between Hollywood actors Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner, as interpreted by Mark Hudson on vocals and Jude Russell on keyboards.  Enjoy a free tea or coffee included in ticket price for this quality booking only event.  Storm in a Coffee Cup caters to organic tastes, choose delicious meals from the menu and sweet treats in funky cafe style.  

Date: Sun 5th August Venue: Storm in a Coffee Cup 111 Nolan Street Maryborough Bookings Nadia 0490 837 223 Time: 12 pm Lunch menu available, free tea or coffee included Cost: $10 

Mon 6th – Fri 24th August 2018 – Quote with Coffee – Storm in a Coffee Cup

Every day during Words in Winter get a quote with your coffee and be inspired by the best writers and their words of wisdom to live by.

Date: 6th – 24th August Venue: Storm in a Coffee Cup 111 Nolan Street Maryborough 0490 837 223 Time: 8am – 4.30pm Mon – Fri Cost: Free with coffee purchase.

Mon 6th – Fri 24th August 2018 – Wonderland Pop Up Book Store – Storm in a Coffee Cup

Experience Melissa Morrison’s Wonderland Bookstore from Clunes in Maryborough with a Words in Winter Festival Pop-Up at Storm in a Coffee Cup. Browse books in many categories for adults and children while enjoying a coffee and light meal from this organic style cafe. Many second hand titles available, including popular fiction, gardening, cookery and more.

Date: Mon 6th – Fri 24th August Venue: Wonderland Books Pop Up Shop – Storm in a Coffee Cup 111 Nolan Street Maryborough Melissa Morrison Facebook@WonderlandBooks.au

Instagram@wonderlandbooks_ melissa-morrison.wixsite.com/WonderlandBooks.au Time: 8am – 4.30pm Mon – Fri Cost: Books at marked prices

Tues 7th August 2018 – Val Dwyer “From Edinburgh to Maryborough” – Lions Book Store Maryborough

Hear Val Dwyer speak about her self published book “From Edinburgh to Maryborough”, with her own personal experiences of migrating to Maryborough from Scotland.

Date: Tues 7th August Venue: Lions Club Book Store 124 High Street Maryborough Bookings Val Dwyer 0439 738 498 Time: 1.30pm Cost: gold coin donation, refreshments provided, limited seating

Tues 7th August 2018 – Silent Reading Party – Maryborough Regional Library

Join in the Silent Reading Party craze for the second year at Maryborough Library, an evening of reading material of your own choosing in quiet space with the option for discussion afterwards over refreshments.

Date: Tues 7th August Venue: Maryborough Library 91 Nolan Street Maryborough Enquiries Bec Clark/Maree Stephenson 03 5461 1950 Time: 6-7.30pm Cost: Free

Wed 8th August 2018 – “Finding Eliza” Heather Roche Author Talk – Maryborough Regional Library

Talk and book signing by Maryborough born author Heather Roche, now living in Ballarat, who has used 1920’s era regional Victorian Goldfields locations and parts of inner Melbourne for her novel “Finding Eliza”. This is an intriguing story of a man’s search for his true self, there will be copies of the book available for purchase and author signing.

Date: Wed 8th August Venue: Maryborough Library 91 Nolan Street Maryborough Enquiries Bec Clark 03 5461 1950 Time: 3.30 – 4.20pm Cost: Free

Sat 11th August 2018 – Mystery Music, Words and History Tour – Hosted by Adrian Masterman-Smith and Lowen Clarke

Be led by local hosts from the arts community, Adrian Masterman-Smith and Lowen Clarke, along a mystery tour with musical and word accompaniment through great sites of historical interest in the Central Goldfields Shire and surrounds. Enjoy local food and wine with a gourmet lunch, taking in history and culture in an arts based context. Bookings essential.

Date: Sat 11th August Venue: Meet at specified place for mystery locations as group – Details and Bookings Adrian Masterman-Smith 0433 111 068 Time: 11.30am Cost: phone Adrian for details, includes lunch

Sun 12th August 2018 – Poems of Edgar Lee Masters – Talk by Maurice Nestor – Buckley’s of Dunolly

Warming winter fireside talk by American literature specialist Maurice Nestor, on the poems of Edgar Lee Masters, whose 1915 Spoon River anthology is a famed classic, set to musical accompaniment. Enjoy champagne on arrival, tea and cake at interval, included in ticket price.

Date: Sun 12th August Venue: Buckley’s of Dunolly 1787 Maryborough-Dunolly Road Dunolly bookings advised – limited seating Melba Lounge Rachel Buckley 03 5468 1858 Time: 2pm Cost: $15 includes champagne on entry, tea and cake at interval

Thurs 16th August 2018 – Film Themed “Chocolat” Literary Luncheon – Hosted by Alison Teese and Esther Waters Maryborough Education Centre  UPDATEEvent Postponed Until 2019ApologiesFor enquiries please contact event organizers, thank you

Rotarians Alison Teese and Esther Waters invite you to experience the skill of the MEC hospitality students at this stylish literary luncheon on a theme of “Chocolat”. Using the fabulous film/novel as inspiration, dress up in Vianne 1960’s era fashion or evoke your gypsy spirit to engage the senses in a themed buffet feast of food and musical entertainment. And there will definitely be chocolate as sweet treats! Advance bookings available.

Date: Thurs 16th August Venue: Maryborough Education Centre 102-192 Balaclava Road Maryborough Bookings Alison Teese 0418642314 alison.teese@bigpond.com Time: 12pm for 12.30pm start Cost: $25 Advance bookings available

Thurs 16th August – Recycled Book Art and Word Workshop – Dunolly Branch Library – Hosted by Bec Clark

Come to Dunolly Branch Library at St John’s Hall and join in a session of blackout & reconstructed poetry using recycled books. All ages welcome. Create a poetry art piece to take home. All resources supplied.

Date:Thursday16th  August  Venue: Dunolly Library St Johns Hall Barkly Street Dunolly Enquiries: Bec Clark 03 5461 1950 Time: 2pm-3pm Cost: Free

Sat 18th August 2018 – Women of Wit – Justine Sless and Annabel Tellis – Maryborough Butter Factory/Maple Tree House

Melbourne comedian Justine Sless is a long time fest favourite, returning with a woman of wit from Apollo Bay, poet Annabel Tellis, to make you laugh with funny stories and verse. Event is hosted by Adrian Masterman-Smith and Lowen Clarke at pop-up venue Maple Tree House. Catered Tapas by Belinda Fabry included in ticket price, and Taltarni Wines by the glass at bar prices.

Date: Sat 18th August Venue: Maryborough Butter Factory/Maple Tree House Unit 2 167-169 Railway Street Maryborough bookings Adrian 0433 111 068 Time: 6pm Cost: $15 includes Tapas by Belinda Fabry, Taltarni Wines available by the glass at bar prices. This is an advance booking event, limited space

Sunday 19th August 2018 – Romance Writing Morning Tea with Author Stacey McCoy – Avoca Arts Railway Gallery 127

Join successful local author Stacey McCoy as she describes her journey into the world of romance and paranormal romance writing. Enjoy a lovely morning tea and question time with Stacey in the historic surrounds of the restored Avoca Railway Station Arts Complex with cosy wood fire. Taltarni wine and champagne available by the glass at bar prices.

Date: Sun 19th August Venue: Avoca Arts Railway Gallery 127 13-15 York Ave Avoca. Bookings Hugh 0439 462 344  Time: 11:30am Cost: $15 includes morning tea. This is an advance booking event, limited space.

Sun 19th August 2018 – Poetry Promenade – Avoca Arts Railway Gallery 127

Enjoy a parade of poets, story tellers and players as they present an afternoon of great delight while listening to the magic of their word-craft and its impact on our imagination and emotions. Taltarni wines by the glass available at bar prices together with afternoon tea and finger food.

Date: Sun 19th August: Avoca Arts Railway Gallery 127 13-15 York Ave Avoca. Bookings Hugh 0439 462 344 Time: 2:30pm: Cost: $15 includes afternoon tea and finger food. This is an advance booking event, limited space.

Tuesday 21st August 2018 – Story Book Launch “The Polar Bear Family” – Author Imogen Davies – Maryborough Regional Library

Inspired by knitted polar bears gifted to Imogen by her Nana, this five year old created her own story book for children called“The Polar Bear Family”, with assistance from Sienna Cooke. Val Dwyer is proud to dedicate this special launch event in honour of Imogen’s Grandfather Brendan Dwyer and Val’s fondly remembered brother Michael Alexander (Sienna’s Grandfather). Copies of this lovely book will be available for purchase at the launch.

Date:Tuesday21st August  Venue: Maryborough Regional Library 91 Nolan Street Maryborough Bookings and enquires Bec Clark 03 5461 1950 or Val Dwyer 0439 738 498 Time: 4pm Cost: Free

Wed 22nd August 2018 – The B&B Nightmare – Maryborough Writers’ Group – KATESCASTLE Book Emporium

Join Maryborough Writers’ Group members in a celebration of their creation of a collaborative nonsensical novella, “The B&B Nightmare”. Enjoy light refreshments at this afternoon of fun and humour.

Date: Wed 22nd August Venue: KATESCASTLE Book Emporium 194 High Street Maryborough bookings Val Dwyer 0439 738 498 Time: 1.30pm Cost: gold coin donation includes light refreshments

Thurs 23rd August 2018 – Dignity in the Dark – Tilly Aston Presentation by Susan Tully and Edith Rabone

With the help of various aids and tools, experience how people with low or impaired vision view the world. Susan Tully and Edith Rabone will lead an interesting afternoon of interactive learning about Tilly Aston and how she changed the lives of the visually impaired. Enjoy afternoon tea and a chat afterwards. Donations welcome to Tilly Aston Project, part of the Carisbrook History Society.

Date: Thurs 23rd August Venue: Carisbrook Senior Citizens Hall Urquhart Street Carisbrook Text any enquiries to Sue Tully on 0424 113 348 Time: 1.30pm Cost: Free (Donations can be made to Tilly Aston Project)

Thurs 23rd August 2018 – Aviva Live Soiree – Hosted & Curated by Gregg Joseph – Cambrian Hotel Maryborough

Festival favourite returns this year, the popular soiree filled with curated regional talent, from spoken word to blues, soul, rock and jazz. Hosted by composer and musician Gregg Joseph (Words in Winter Musical Director), this is a great night to enjoy the Thursday night Schnitzel menu starting at 6pm over a glass of local wine or brew, then linger for some great entertainment. Refreshments included in ticket. Advance bookings available, limited seating.

Date: Thurs 23rd August Venue: Cambrian Hotel 26 Nolan Street Maryborough Bookings Gregg Joseph 0490 065337 Time: 7.30pm for 8pm start Advance Bookings limited seating Cost: $15 includes refreshments (Arrive early for Schnitzel Night starts 6pm)

Sat 25th August 2018 – Children’s Literature Fun Day – Down the Rabbit Hole – Hosted by Cathy Schwager and Maree Elliott

Join KATESCASTLE Book Emporium’s Cathy Schwager and Goldfields Gymnastics Maree Elliot for a fabulous day of fun based on and inspired by Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”. Bring the kids to enjoy games, activities, and themed party food. Enter the competitions for “Best Cat in the Hat ‘Hat’” and “Best Alice in Wonderland Themed Costume”. Enter the colouring competition or Alice related tales writing competition. Great Prizes! Full details available at KATESCASTLE Book Emporium 194 High Street Maryborough or see details below. Note – children must be accompanied by an adult.

Date: Sat 25th August Venue: Maryborough Guides Hall 90 Napier Street Maryborough Bookings Cathy Schwager 03 5460 4285 or 0427 090 328 Maree Elliott 0428 983 635 Time: 11am – 2pm Cost: $5 Adult, $5 first child, additional children $2 each, under 2 free, Family of 4 $12 Note: this is an advance booking event, register early, limited numbers

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Programmes available at Maryborough Info Centre, Maryborough Library, Central Goldfields Art Gallery and all venues, online via Time Out Melbourne/Regional Centre for Culture, and select Maryborough under “All Towns” https://wordsinwinter.com/

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Welcome to Words in Winter 2018 – Change & Chance – Big Cat Print

Welcome to the 16th year of Words in Winter, themed “Change & Chance”, rolling out with a fabulous winter mood poster design, thank you Big Cat Print

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Words in Winter 2018 – Change & Chance

Huge year themed “Change and Chance” for Words in Winter 2018 with around 20 events to light up winter in Victorian Goldfields.  Watch this space for announcements, programme highlights, and so much more.  With support and engagement from Regional Centre for Culture in the Goldfields Region this year we have great things in store.  Exciting to see a new website created by Daylesford Head Office for their region and all towns, explore it here and here!  Look for WIW2018 and other events shared and hosted from Regional Centre for Culture at Time Out Melbourne here.  It’s going to be a wonderful fest in 2018.

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Words in Winter is a not for profit, community run festival and is grateful for support from Regional Centre for Culture in 2018.

Words in Winter 2017 – Pre Publicity Meet

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Great to get together yesterday afternoon with venues and artists for some press from Maryborough Advertiser at KATESCASTLE Book Emporium.  Article appears this coming week.  Some highlights from this year’s celebration of words in all their forms will come from children’s author Susan Day, Gregg Joseph’s annual Aviva Live Soiree always a festival favourite, children’s author/illustrator team Lowen Clarke and Adrian Masterman-Smith, Belinda Fabry’s mini TED style talk, and Lynda Vater’s fireside tales of origin with Susan Day and other storytellers.  Delighted to have two events coming up from Avoca for the first time.  Welcome Hugh Forster and team!  More updates to come.

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Words in Winter 2017 – Central Goldfields Victoria Programme – Maryborough Dunolly Carisbrook Avoca

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Words in Winter 2017 Maryborough District – Theme: “Origins”

Fri 4th – Sun 20th August 2017 – “From the Landscape in Which We Live” Exhibition – Craig Barrett Betsy Forster David Frazer Tiffany Titshall – Central Goldfields Art Gallery

Four Central Victoria based artists explore individual impressions of their surroundings, using various mediums, through painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. The works originate from direct interaction and inspiration from Central Victorian environments. Michael Grant, Curator, Central Goldfields Art Gallery.

Date: Fri 4th – Sun 20th August Venue: Central Goldfields Art Gallery Neill Street Maryborough Kay Parkin/Michael Grant 03 5460 4588 Time: Thurs – Sun 10 am-4 pm (Exhibition runs through 10th September, 2017) Cost: Free/Gold Coin Donation

Fri 4th – Sun 20th August 2017 – “JORG Schmeisser 1942 – 2012 Exhibition” – Possum Gully Fine Arts Gallery

JORG Schmeisser retrospective of etchings varying between text, image, anecdotal, scientific and diary style observations, depicting detail from places he visited during his life. A distinguished artist, he studied at Hamburg Fine Art Academy 1960’s era, and later headed the Printmaking Workshop at Australian National University Canberra School of Art in1970’s. An important and influential printmaker.

Date: Fri 4th – Sun 20th August Venue: Possum Gully Fine Arts Gallery 428 Possum Gully Road Adelaide Lead 3465 Directions: Travel 4km from Maryborough towards Avoca on the Pyrenees Hwy,turn left at Possum Gully Gallery sign and follow bitumen for 4.5km enquiries Trish Walsh 03 5461 1775 Time: 11 am – 5 pm weekends and public holidays or by prior arrangement (winter season exhibition runs through end August) Cost: Free – group bookings can be catered for

Fri 4th – Sun 20th August 2017 – “Local Artists Exhibition” – Gallery 127 Avoca Arts and Gardens Railway Station Precinct

View local artist works on exhibition at Gallery 127 in the newly restored Avoca Arts and Gardens Railway Station Precinct. This venue holds art and mixed media exhibitions throughout the year.

Date: Fri 4th – Sun 20th August Venue: Gallery 127 Avoca Arts and Gardens Railway Station Precinct 13 – 15 York Avenue Avoca enquiries Hugh Forster 0439 462 344 Time: Sat & Sun 11 am – 4pm Cost: Gold Coin Donation

Fri 4th August 2017 – Book Launch: “Reanimation” – Stacey McCoy – Maryborough Library
Stacey McCoy, up and coming local author, writes novels that are filled with heat, heart and bite.
Stacey will be launching her second novel “Reanimation” at Maryborough Library. A Young Adult paranormal romance novel event sure to please all fans of this genre.
Date: Fri 4th August Venue: Maryborough Library Alma and Nolan Street Maryborough bookings and enquiries Bec Clark or Maree Stephenson 03 5461 1950 Time: 4 pm Cost: Free

Sat 5th August 2017 – “Clever Towns Crossword Challenge” – Maryborough Library

Help Maryborough compete with other Goldfields towns to solve general knowledge crossword in a group setting. Join us at Maryborough Library and solve one clue or more, using only reference books. Good fun with words.

Date: Sat 5th August Venue: Maryborough Library Alma Street Maryborough Maree Stephenson 03 5461 1950 Time: 10am – 12 pm Cost: Free

Wed 9th August 2017 – Mini TED Talk – “Words As Healing Inspiration” – Belinda Fabry KATESCASTLE Book Emporium

Muther Trucker!One Daughter’s Reflection on Motherhood” evening talk will be presented by writer and speaker Belinda Fabry with discussion to follow, includes refreshments.

Date: Wed 9th August Venue: KATESCASTLE Book Emporium 194 High Street Maryborough bookings Cathy Schwager 03 5460 4285 or 0427 090 328 Time: 7.30 pm Cost: $5 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

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 – “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 a visit from the Complementary Caravan, 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

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 Forster 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

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 with location and time confirmed beforehand, 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: evening, check with Library Cost: TBA

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

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, jazz and blues greats, and many 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

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

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

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Last Year – 2016 Live & Local – Words in Winter Central Goldfields Victoria

Last Year Maryborough 2016 – Live & Local

Last year saw a wonderful range of winter events take place in the Central Goldfields region. Below is the programme for 2016.  We thank all those who helped create the wonderful range of events last year.

Thurs 4th August 2016 – The Great Garden Mystery – Renee Treml Author and Illustrator – Central Goldfields Art Gallery
Innovative exhibition of works of author and illustrator Renee Treml’s Random House 2014 publication “The Great Garden Mystery”.  Gallery partners with Maryborough Regional Library for this popular event for all ages.
Date: Thurs 4th – 28th August Venue: Central Goldfields Art Gallery Neill Street Maryborough Kay Parkin 03 5460 4588 Time: Thurs to Sun 10-4 pm Cost: Free/Gold Coin donation
Sat 6th August 2016 – Clever Towns Crossword Challenge – Maryborough Library 
Help Maryborough compete with other Goldfields towns to solve general knowledge crossword in a group setting.  Join us at Maryborough Library and solve one clue or more, using only library books.  Good fun!
Date: Sat 6th August Venue: Maryborough Library Maree Stephenson 03 5461 1950 Time: 10 am – 12 pm Cost: Free
Sat 13th August 2016 – Second Saturday Jane Austen Book Club – Kate’s Castle Book Emporium
Bring along a favourite book to review and share.  Join Cathy each month for reading of two simultaneous reads of Jane Austen’s “Mansfield Park” and Dan Brown’s “DaVinci Code” for some interesting discussion.  Refreshments provided.  Great fun book club.
Date: Sat 13th August Venue: Kate’s Castle Book Emporium 170 High Street Maryborough Bookings 03 5460 4285 Time: 2 – 4 pm Cost: $5
Sat 20th August 2016 – Readings at Senior Citizens Hall – Hosted by Gail Oliver
Join Gail Oliver as well known local poet and host for an afternoon of readings by local writers.  Always a festival favourite, bookings advised.  Refreshments provided.
Date: Sat 20th August Venue: Maryborough Senior Citizens’ Hall Alma Street Maryborough Bookings advised Gail Oliver 03 5461 1203 Time: 1.30 pm Cost: Gold Coin (includes refreshments)
Wed 24th August 2016 – Empowerment Script Workshop – Author Lowen Clarke & Illustrator Adrian Masterman-Smith
Join author Lowen Clarke and illustrator Adrian Masterman-Smith for a workshop on the value of reading for children
Date: Wed 24th August Venue: Kate’s Castle Book Emporium 170 High Street Bookings essential call 03 5460-4285 Time: 1-3 pm Cost: $20.00 includes course material

Thurs 25th August 2016 – Aviva Live -Soiree – Gregg Joseph and Friends – Maryborough Senior Citizens’ Hall
Local musician and composer Gregg Joseph hosts an evening of words and music that wowed audiences last year.  Bookings advised, supper included.
Date: Thurs 25th August Venue: Maryborough Senior Citizens’ Hall Alma Street Maryborough Bookings Advised Gregg Joseph 0457 495 007 Gail Oliver 03 5461 1203 Time: 8 pm Cost: $10 ($8 conc) includes supper
Sat 27th August 2016 – Fireside Readings with Lynda Vater – Arts Hub Dunolly
Join Lynda Vater for a cosy fireside play read through and progressive story while enjoying mulled wine and hot chocolate.  Rug up for outside bonfire fun too! Bookings advised.
Date: Sat 27th August Venue: Dunolly Arts Hub (Scout Hall) Alice & Thompson Street Dunolly Bookings advised Lynda Vater 0418 875 453 Time: 7 pm Cost: Gold Coin (includes refreshments)
Sun 28th August – Fireside Poetry Readings by Poets hosted by Rachel Buckley – Buckley’s of Dunolly
Rachel Buckley MC for intimate Melba Lounge poetry readings afternoon by the fireside.  Bookings strongly advised, limited seating, refreshments provided.
Date: Sun 28th August Venue: Buckley’s of Dunolly 1787 Maryborough – Dunolly Road Dunolly Bookings advised limited seating Melba Lounge Rachel Buckley 0427 275 006 Time: 2 pm Cost: $10 (includes refreshments)

 

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Past Years Words in Winter Central Goldfields 2011 – 2016

An average of 10 – 15 events have been held annually in August within the Central Goldfields Victoria region over the past 6 years.  The towns of Maryborough, Carisbrook and Dunolly have shown their best, and continue onward to include Avoca in 2017.  Now in the 7th year, the upcoming programme promises to be just as good as previous years with a variety of events to be announced late June, 2017.  Many different venues in the past such as Maryborough Railway Station, The Supreme Hotel, Bucknall’s Church, Senior Citizens’ Hall, Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough Library, KATESCASTLE Book Emporium, Maryborough Community Hub, Paramount Theatre, Dunolly Arts Hub, Buckley’s of Dunolly, Wright on Broadway, and more have supported the festival.  Many talented artists have presented in the region, such as Fay White, Jane Thompson, Jenny Davies, Jane Sullivan, Ken Haley, John Harms, Carmel Bird, Justine Sless, Nicole Jenkins, David & Rosie Demant, Storytelling Australia Victoria, Gregg Joseph, Gail Oliver, Chooka Parker, berni m janssen, Geoff Bonney, Forest Keegel, Rachel Buckley, Julie Gittis, Susie Sarah, Chris Hillier, Truly Madly Deeply, Lowen Clarke, Adrian Masterman-Smith, Hilda & Laurie Inglese, and many more.  We are so grateful for their participation and thank them!

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