East Gippsland Shire

Glorious! by Peter Quilter

Glorious! by Peter Quilter

August 24, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Forge Theatre and Arts Hub

Glorious! tells the hilarious true story of the world's worst opera singer Florence Foster Jenkins.

This West End and world-wide hit by Peter Quilter was nominated for a Laurence Oliver Award-Best New Comedy (2005) and has been seen by two million plus people across six continents.

Starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, the movie (Florence Foster Jenkins) inspired by the play was released to acclaim this year.  In the 1940's the singer everyone wanted to see perform live in New York was the enthusiastic soprano Florence Foster Jenkins - 'the first lady of the sliding scale'.   Surrounding herself by devoted friends, almost as eccentric as she, this deliciously happy and delusional woman paid scant attention to her critics and would screech and warble to her audiences, most falling about with laugher.

This heart-warming comedy moves from Florence's charity recitals and lavish balls, through to her very odd recording sessions and her ultimate performance triumph at New York's Carnegie Hall, incorporating her wonderfully colourful relationships along the way.

I Viaggiatori - Cafe Culture series (Copy)

I Viaggiatori - Cafe Culture series (Copy)

August 25, 2017 @ 6:30 PM

In 1924, the Italian film director Angelo Drovetti embarked on an epic 8,000-nautical-mile voyage with his movie camera.

The result, Dall'Italia All'Australia (From Italy to Australia), is regarded by many as the most comprehensive film ever made of a migrant voyage.

This black & white SILENT FILM chronicles the voyage of the passenger steam ship Regina d’Italia (Queen of Italy).

Four piece band “I Viaggiatori” will perform live Italian folk music to accompany the film.Venue:

Lakes Entrance Mechanics Hall, Mechanics Street ,Lakes Entrance.

Doors open 6pm, show starts 7pm - tickets pre show $25 or $30 at the door.  All four shows Seasons tickets $80.00.

Writing the war: personal stories from WWI

Writing the war: personal stories from WWI

from August 30, 2017 @ 9:00 AM until October 11, 2017 @ 5:00 PM

Nurse, bank clerk, farmer, sports master, journalist, artist, activist – encounter seven ordinary Australians and hear their extraordinary stories of war in this moving exhibition tracing WWI through personal accounts.

Between 2015 to 2017 this landmark exhibition will appear at the State Library and 12 public libraries throughout Victoria.

Explore many perspectives on WWI, from private correspondence with anxious families and friends back home, to powerful outcries seeking to sway public opinion about the war effort.  Hear female perspectives on the horrors from the frontlines, and see everyday life as a soldier captured on camera.  Long before Facebook posts and Skype calls, Australians serving during WWI shared their experiences through letters, diaries and photographs sent to loved ones.  Watch, listen to and feel the power of those words brought to life through film and audio presentations.

Further information contact 51524225.
https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/writing-the-war 

Venue: Bairnsdale Library, 22 Service Street, Bairnsdale 

Drawn Together

Drawn Together

from August 31, 2017 @ 10:00 AM until September 30, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
East Gippsland Art Gallery

Participants at Come and get your ART ON, together with PollyannaR and East Gippsland Art Gallery, teamed up to create a community arts project where everyone became the artist. 

Participants were invited to draw shapes, patterns, words, or anything they like onto small pieces of perspex using specialist Paint Markers.  Guest artist, PollyannaR, known for creating the world’s longest photograph, took photos of the participating artists with their artworks and these are now exhibiting in ‘Drawn Together’.

The Arts Wellbeing Collective Roadshow-Bairnsdale

The Arts Wellbeing Collective Roadshow-Bairnsdale

August 31, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
Forge Theatre and Arts Hub

This event will consist of an amalgamation of key modules from across the workshops presented as part of the Arts Wellbeing Collective Pilot Program, including Creative People Management, resilience, communication and identity in the performing arts.  Managers, team members, front of house, back of house, crew, artists, and performers are all welcome.

The Arts Wellbeing Collective is an Arts Centre Melbourne initiative, delivered in partnership with Entertainment Assist.  The Arts Wellbeing Collective comprises a consortium of Victorian arts and cultural organisations whose shared vision is to effect better mental health and wellbeing for Victorian performing arts workers.

Thanks to the generosity of the Willian Buckland Foundation, Arts Centre Melbourne will be taking the Arts Wellbeing Collective program on the road to six regional hubs during 2017.  

The Coodabeen Champions Live

The Coodabeen Champions Live

August 31, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Forge Theatre and Arts Hub

The Coodabeen Champions are taking their show on the road - to regional Victoria and beyond, through July and August this year.

Following their successful 35th Anniversary tour of 2015, the Coodabeens are heading far and wide to bring their unique mix of fun and footy to the people that matter most - their loyal fans.  

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