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 Uncle Graham Atkinson Photo: Aunty Linda Ford

Uncle Graham Atkinson
Photo: Aunty Linda Ford

November 17

YAPENYA presented by the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation

YAPENYA means to dance, to sing; ceremony in Dja Dja Wurrung language. 

Through bloodline and kinship, the people belonging to the heart of Victoria are the Dja Dja Wurrung. Their Country is a cultural landscape that is more than just tangible objects; imprinted in it are the Dreaming stories, law, totemic relationships, songs, ceremonies and ancestral spirits, which give it life and value.

YAPENYA is a new performance ceremony presenting new songs and new dances by Dja Dja Wurrung, the Traditional Owners of the heart of Victoria.

 Photo: Neil Newitt

Photo: Neil Newitt

December 11 - 15 at 8:15pm
DEMOLISH by Russell : Evans
A theatrical spectacle to shine a new light on progress
Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Holmes Road, Bendigo

Performances, Readings

 CreateAbility, No Hands

CreateAbility, No Hands

November 3 - 4
How the Hell Did We Get Here? 
Aria award winner, songbird and folkloric explorer Kavisha Mazzella presents recordings of Aboriginal, immigrant and refugee people in Mount Alexander Shire, examining how they came to live in the area
Phee Broadway Theatre

November 8
Cushion Concert
The Capital, Bendigo

November 8
That Was Then, This is Now - in partnership with Castlemaine Library, this event see young people and older people coming together on stage in a panel discussion about books they have read that have made an impact on them
Phee Broadway Theatre, Castlemaine

Jane Rutter, flautist
Capital Theatre, Bendigo

November 9 Baker Boy Live at Castlemaine Theatre Royal Two shows 4pm (All Ages), 8pm (18+)

November 10
Seed Cinema - free outdoor public screening of films produced by Hepburn Shire primary school children
Quarry Reserve, Trentham

November 14
Flinders Quartet
The Capital, Bendigo

November 15, 16
Dendron - the Forest in Us by CreateAbility. Two performances- 6pm and 8pm.
Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo

November 18
Take Flight - a showcase of local aerial and circus artists
The Capital, Bendigo

Booktown on Sundays
The Warehouse, Clunes

November 11
How We Disappeared - Eliza Hull EP Launch
8pm The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine

November 27
Australia on Screen - introduced by John Flaus
Sunday Too Far Away
Star Cinema, Eaglehawk

December 5
Cushion Concert
The Capital, Bendigo

December 9
Handel’s Messiah by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo

December 10 - 23
In Didj'n'Us Hip Hope in Youth
The Meeting Place presents hip-hop songs and dance to help connect Aboriginal children living within the Mount Alexander Shire to Country
In residence and performances at Phee Broadway Theatre, Castlemaine

December 16
Booktown on Sundays
The Warehouse, Clunes



To November 30
Transience - exhibition of works by Sharon Greenaway
Finders Keepers Cafe, 20 Mitchell St, Bendigo

To December 9
Rupture: Jessie Boylan
Bendigo Art Gallery

November 5
Launch of Voices: Trentham Stories
Trentham Neighbourhood House

November 9 - December 10
Small Works from a Big Place - a travelling feast of miniature art works from a collective of Central Victorian Artists
Call out to visual artists to get involved
Riddells Creek - Castlemaine - Bendigo

November 11 - December 23
Support Structure: works by Emma Coulter, Jake Walker, Kate Tucker, Louise Blyton, Mumu Mike Williams, Sam Martin
La Trobe Art Institute, Bendigo

November 13 - December
‘Wild & Tamed’ works by Carolyn Dew & Rhys Jones
Arnold Street Gallery, Bendigo

  Image courtesy of Catherine Pilgrim

Image courtesy of Catherine Pilgrim

November 15 - 24
Mrs Larritt in Upside Down Country by Catherine Pilgrim
Dudley House, Bendigo

November 15 - February 17, 2019
Robert Milton, Military Artist: Bendigo’s continuing contribution to the Australian Defence Force 
Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, Bendigo

December 3 -15
Connections, group exhibition
Arnold Street Gallery, Bendigo


Festivals, Markets

 St Pauls Church, Clunes

St Pauls Church, Clunes

November 2 - 3
Castlemaine Show

November 2 - 5
Maldon Folk Festival

November 2 - 6
Daylesford Art Show
Opening at 6pm on November 1
Daylesford Town Hall, 72 Vincent St, Daylesford

November 3 - 4
Four Seasons Fine Music Festival
Clues & Creswick

November 3 - 11
Castlemaine and District Festival of Gardens

November 4
Castlemaine Farmers Market

Castlemaine Artists Market

November 9, 10, 11, 12
Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival

November 11
Maldon Market: Hand Made, Home Grown

November 17
Newstead CFA Community Market

November 17 & 18
Harvest Festival’s Regional Producers Day
Lake House, Daylesford

November 18 & December 9
Trove Makers' Market

November 22 - 25
28th RACV Energy Breakthrough

November 24
This is...Energy Breakthrough
The RCC presents performances

November 24 & 25
Castlemaine Rotary Truck Show
Campbells Creek

November 25
Patchwork to Pickles: Traditional Arts Fair
Buda Historic Home & Garden, Castlemaine

December 9
Maldon Market: Hand Made, Home Grown