VICTORIA, Balmoral, Benny Walker Live

BennyWalker_LiveEVENT DATE: Friday 3 November 2017

BENNY WALKER PLAYS LIVE IN BALMORAL. Benny Walker is a Yorta Yorta man from Echuca. His songs are tales mixed with a deep groove and passion for the land. Benny has had multiple nominations for the National Indigenous Music Awards, and was recognised as the Best Aboriginal Talent by the 2016 Age Music Victoria Awards. He has performed alongside some of Australia’s finest, including Archie Roach, Vika and Linda Bull and Tim Rogers. Walker’s voice has the drag and timbre of a natural soul man…his music is pure blues-rock, buoyed by clean, lyrical guitar solos. Join us for a night of great music. Food available to purchase.


Date: Friday 3 November 2017
Venue: Balmoral Mechanics Institute
26 Glendinning Street, Balmoral, VIC
7.00 pm- 10.00pm
Cost: $25.00 / children under 12 free

Bookings: or pre-paid at Balmoral Post Office

Balmoral Mechanics Hall is of social significance to the community of Balmoral as a main setting for public and social events in the town since the late nineteenth century. Much loved for its preserved atmosphere of an old-time hall, it has played a continuing role as a function centre and meeting place for clubs and societies, as an entertainment venue and for its consolidation with the local bowling club. It is historically significant for its association with important local figures who struggled to get the building constructed. It has served continuously as the town’s public hall, variously as a meeting place for clubs and societies, a library and recreation centre and a cinema.

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VICTORIA, Whyalla, End of Year Showcase

EVENT DATE: Friday 17 November 2017

The D’faces end of year showcase, gives our members a chance to show off some of the skills, routines and skits they have learnt in drama, dance, clowning and our projects over the year.

Date: Friday 17 November 2017
Venue: D’Faces Hall
Address: 14 Viscount Slim Avenue, Wyhalla
Time: 6:00pm
Entry: Donation


Once the Whyalla bingo hall, the hall has now become the home of D’faces of Youth Arts with weekly drama, dance & clowning classes, and monthly visual arts workshops plus extra projects and community events through the year.

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VICTORIA, Sandford, Print on the Line

To celebrate our country hall and the art of printmaking, the village of Sandford presents a unique opportunity. A private collection of original hand-pulled prints is exhibited for the first time. Done by national and international printmakers, the large body of work features a range of styles, methods and subjects. Amassed over years from print exchanges – artists sharing their work with other artists – this exhibition is a one-off. Printmaking by hand is a labour of love, using old skills in a digital age. See how it’s done during demonstrations by a local printmaker. Try your hand, and let the children have fun making a small project to take home. A selection of work will also be for sale.


Date: Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 November 2017
Venue: Sandford Mechanics Hall
Address: 14 Burke Street, Sandford, VIC
Time: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Cost: $5 adults Under 16 Free, Donated to Sandford Hall

The Sandford Hall, adjacent to the smaller Forester’s Hall, was first established as the Mechanics Institute. Sandford resident and pioneer, Mr John S Anderson, was the instigator of the hall. The foundation stone was laid in 1885, and the hall officially opened in 1886. On June 21st 1887, and the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria’s reign, John S Anderson planted a commemorative tree. The aged oak tree still stands and is heritage listed.

Contact: Roger Williams on 0408 703 746

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VICTORIA, Warrnambool, Movem-Bool

For almost a decade Warrnambool’s Tin Shed Singers have supported the Movember Foundation and their drive to improve mens’ health. The main fundraiser is their annual Movem-Bool concert, a melee of popular acts all coming together to highlight the importance of men looking after themselves! It is always irreverent, boisterous and has the best sausage sizzle for miles around.

Date: Friday 17 November 2017
Venue: Mozart Hall
Address: 2 Gilles St, Warrnambool VIC 3280
Time: 6pm (sausage sizzle), 7:30pm Concert
Entry: Concert $15, sausages by donation. Advance tickets available at Dale Cleves in November

Mozart Hall is a delightful hall in Warrnambool, utilised by many facets of the community – for choir rehearsals, film screenings, public concerts, and more. It’s chandeliers and velvet curtains provide a charming atmosphere.

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Revival House Project presents a song recital exploring female identity in German lieder. Music for voice and piano composed by W.A. Mozart, Hugo Wolf, Robert & Clara Schumann and Franz Schubert. Louise Keast (soprano), Shikara Ringdahl (mezzo-soprano) & Sine Winther (piano).

Date: Saturday 25 November 2017
Venue: Mozart Hall
Address: 2 Gilles St, Warrnambool VIC 3280
Time:  7:00pm Concert
Entry: Adults $30/ Under 30 $15

Mozart Hall is a delightful hall in Warrnambool, utilised by many facets of the community – for choir rehearsals, film screenings, public concerts, and more. It’s chandeliers and velvet curtains provide a charming atmosphere.

Visit the Mozart Hall page


EVENT DATE: Friday 3 – Monday 6  November 2017

The 17th Annual Art & Photography show is getting stronger each year. This we have record number of entries. 250 Arts 100 Ph. Artists exhibit from a wide radius, and some have entered every year since 2000. We serve Devonshire Tea refreshments. Cr. Carol McGregor from Surfcoast Shire will officially open the event. A light supper will be served. Everyone welcome.

Date: Friday 3 – Monday 6  November 2017
Venue: Globe Theatre
Address: Willis St, Winchelsea, VIC 3241
Time: Friday 7.30pm; Sat/Sun 10-5; Mon 10-4
Cost: $5.00, Students free

Some history about The Globe Theatre

The Globe Theatre was built in 1926 by William Lawrence & Sons who was the father of opera singer Margary Lawrence. She promised if he built the theatre and she did not win the Sun Aria she would come home and stay on the farm of course she did win and did not come home to the farm to live.  In 1946 the building was purchased by the shire council for 1500 pounds.  1948 was the year the first talking movies were shown at the theatre and in Winchelsea. The theatre was used as a picture theatre for the weekly picture show for approximately 5 years.The event of television saw the demise of the movie shows in 1958.  It was then used for Balls and Dances and is still used for ballroom dancing in our time.  The Globe Theatre is now managed by the Winchelsea Lions Club & is used for public and private functions.



EVENT DATE: Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November 2017

A variety of stalls where artists, designers & crafters will exhibit and sell their original art and craft works. Refreshments will be provided by the local branch of the Country Womens Associations. Art giveaways and some live demonstrations; e.g. of pottery making.


Date: Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November 2017
Venue: Bacchus Marsh Public Hall
Address: 207 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh VIC 3340
Time: 8:30AM – 4:30PM
Cost: Free

The Bacchus Marsh Public Hall was built in 1883 as a Mechanics Institute. It was declared at the opening that”…the building is to be devoted to the purposes of a Public Hall, Mechanics Institute, Free Library and Shire Offices for the accommodation of the inhabitants of Bacchus Marsh and district.” For nearly 140 years the Hall has been a community meeting place in Bacchus Marsh. Balls, dances, concerts, theatre, movies, Council meetings and public meetings have all used the Hall as a venue.

Bookings Officer email is:
Telephone: 1300 BM HALL (1300 264 255)

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