22nd August – The B&B Nightmare – Maryborough Writers’ Group – Katescastle Book Emporium – WIW2018

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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

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21st August – The Polar Bear Family Book Launch – Imogen Davies – Maryborough Regional Library – WIW2018

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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

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11th August – Mystery, Music, Words and History Tour – Goldfields – WIW2018

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Sat 11th August 2018 – Mystery Music, Words and History Tour – Hosted by Adrian Masterman-Smith and Lowen Clarke – (Note – This event may not go ahead due to weather, please call in advance.)

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

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8th August – Finding Eliza – Heather Roche – Author Talk – Maryborough Library – WIW2018

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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

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Sat 4th – Local Artists’ Exhibition – Possum Gully Fine Arts Gallery – WIW2018 Central Goldfields

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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.

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Sat 4th Oceanarium & It Takes a Child to Grow a Village – Central Goldfields Art Gallery – WIW 2018 Central Goldfields

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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

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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.