Program Highlights

Something for everybody.
The Regional Centre for Culture is a once-in-a-lifetime experience - some highlights appear below but there's much MUCH more.  Plan Your Own RCC for every day of 2018

Town Hall Crawl

June 2
Baringhup 10:30am
Bowenvale 1:00pm

Dunolly 3:30pm

Singing concerts by the audience! Town Hall Crawl will take place throughout the RCC with everyone’s welcome to join all or just one of the sessions:

June 2 Presenters:
• Rebecca Philips & Eva Popov in Baringhup present Singing from Country  based on a project created by CMVic and funded by Regional Arts Victoria
• Merrin Torpy presents vocal technique in Bowenvale
• Tara Flinn presents contemporary acapella in Dunolly


Workshops are free, but bookings are recommended. Click on the venue above to reserve your place.

Town Hall Crawl

June 16
Lyonville 10:30am 
Bullarto 1:00pm

Glenlyon 3:30pm

Singing concerts by the audience! Town Hall Crawl will take place throughout the RCC with everyone’s welcome to join all or just one of the sessions:

June 16 Presenters:
• Tara Flinn presents contemporary acapella in Lyonville
•  Rebecca Philips & Eva Popov present Singing from Country in Bullarto - based on a project created by CMVic and funded by Regional Arts Victoria
• Merrin Torpy presents vocal technique in Glenlyon


Workshops are free, but bookings are recommended. Click on the venue above to reserve your place.

Town Hall Crawl

June 30
Creswick 10:30am
Clunes 1:00pm

Talbot 3:30pm

 Maryborough Finale 7:00pm

Singing concerts by the audience! Town Hall Crawl will take place throughout the RCC with everyone’s welcome to join all or just one of the sessions:

June 30 Presenters:
• Merrin Torpy presents vocal technique in Creswick
• Tara Flinn presents contemporary acapella in Clunes
• Rebecca Philips & Eva Popov present Singing from Country in Talbot - based on a project created by CMVic and funded by Regional Arts Victoria

Everyone is a performer as all  presenters and a special surprise host MC sing at the Maryborough finale

Workshops and finale concert are free, but bookings are recommended. Click on the venue above to reserve your place.

Enlighten: A Festival of Projection

August 29-31  Bendigo Town Hall & Surrounds

A public, family-friendly, free event, the festival showcases artists who explore the magic of light and projection with works that can be found amongst the existing nightlife and buzz of Bendigo's CBD. 

Enlighten is a City of Greater Bendigo initiative that was developed in 2016 and aims to engage diverse communities across Bendigo and central Victoria.

Photo by Julie Andrews

TrumpitUp and DroneOn: 

mass brass and pipe bands concert

 September 28 Jubilee Lake, Daylesford 

Rollin' Into Town:

 

Circus Oz Rolls into Maryborough

 

 October 14, 2018 • Maryborough

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Poppet by

ACT Natimuk 

October 20, 21  Rosalind Park Poppet Head Bendigo

The Natimuk team  will work in Bendigo over ten months to create a new aerial and projection performance centred on the iconic poppet head  in Rosalind Park. The event captures the stories of Bendigo and its people including Dja Dja Wurrung People, the Golden Dragon Museum, Bendigo Historical Society and CreateAbility.

Photo: Michelle McFarlane

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Demolish by

RUSSELL : EVANS

October 24- 27 at 8pm • Bendigo

The story of Australia is one of demolition: of ancestral lands turned upside down into goldfields, farms, freeways and houses. DEMOLISH takes us inside the heart of cataclysmic change, shining a new light on progress in our landscape. A moving, theatrical spectacle performed with dancers, musicians, projection artists, visual theatre artists, local community members and heavy machinery.
 

YAPENYA

November 17 Rosalind Park, Bendigo

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: Aunty Linda Ford

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Artlands Victoria

October 10-14, 2018
Bendigo & Castlemaine

Celebrating twenty years in 2018, Artlands is the biennial event that shines a national spotlight on Australia’s regional arts.

Artlands Victoria will be presented as an integrated conference and cultural program, designed as a multi-art, cross industry and inter-generational event that provides regional connections.

Join the national discussion on regional arts – register now!

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Emerge

Ongoing
Bendigo

EMERGE aims to increase opportunities for emerging and refugee communities to participate in and control their own cultural development. The Emerge Cultural Hub in Bendigo is part of Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Emerge Cultural Network that operates within a Community Cultural Development framework.

The Emerge program adds a diverse voice to the arts and cultural landscape in Bendigo through creating intercultural arts experiences, increasing participation and opportunities by and for artists and community members from former refugee and Indigenous backgrounds.