Venue – Buckley’s of Dunolly, Dunolly, Victoria.
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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
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Welcome and enjoy! We have a fabulous line-up of wonderful, warming winter venues and talented artists to entertain, enliven and inspire everyone this year. Themed “Change and Chance”, there is an exciting feel to this winter with lots to see, do, and experience. Check programme for event details here, or http://www.wordsinwinter.com and also on Facebook @wordsinwintercentralgoldfields. See you right through August!
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With thanks to Regional Centre for Culture 2018, Visit Maryborough, Central Goldfields Shire, and many others in the community who helped with planning this year.
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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.
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
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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words in winter “Origins” logo in oils by Josh Bowes copyright 2017
Many thanks Maryborough region towns poster sponsor Big Cat Print 1286 Dunolly Timor Road Timor 3465
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 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)