18th August – Women of Wit – Justine Sless & Annabel Tellis – Maple Tree House – WIW2018

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

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Thanks Everyone for a Great Words in Winter Central Goldfields 2017

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.

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Sat 19th August 2017 – Words in Winter Central Goldfields – Sam the Tram Dance Club Party – Katescastle Book Emporium

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

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Words in Winter 2017 – Central Goldfields Region Victoria

Welcome to the 2017 Words in Winter Central Goldfields Victoria website and blog for all the events and latest updates on this coming festival season. This year the theme is “Origins” and runs from Friday 4th – Sunday 20th August. For the first time, Maryborough, Dunolly and Carisbrook will be joined by Pyrenees town Avoca, with an event or two to inspire in the wonderful new Avoca Arts and Gardens Precinct/Gallery 127 at the newly rescued Avoca Railway Station complex.  With more than a dozen events planned, this season promises inspiration in the cold weather with cosy fireside evenings for all ages, exhibitions, performances, readings, and much more to warm up this winter.  Follow this blog with your email address registered in the sidebar to keep up to date directly from your inbox, or simply save the link for future updates.  See also the main Daylesford Head Office site http://www.wordsinwinter.com to see this region linked with Daylesford, Hepburn Springs, Clunes, Trentham, Newstead and Creswick.  Programmes due for release late June, so look for these at your local arts outlets and Info Centres.

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Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough Library, Kate’s Castle Book Emporium, Avoca Arts and Garden Precinct, Maryborough Butter Factory, and more participate this year as event venues.  Programme available June 2017.

Previous years of Words in Winter Central Goldfields Victoria 2011 – 2016.