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.
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
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.
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.
Berni and Forest SOS Art Central WIW 2014
Steve Greenwood Bottle Talk
Fay White Audience
Scrolls Given Out
Jane and Fay Song with Legs
Susan Censi Demontrating Plant Types for Tilly Sensory Garden Soap Bush
Justine and James’ Guitars
Previous years of Words in Winter Central Goldfields Victoria 2011 – 2016.