Calendar of Events

Saturday, 27 August 2011

The Lost Arts Weekend

Oh yes, it's all happening this last weekend of the Winter in Banyule Festival - two days filled with delightful nostalgic treats for everyone.
Fairy Sharka Story Time is on tomorrow where both big and little people are invited on a magical fairy journey.  Remember to dress up in your favourite costume for the 'Best Costume' competition to be held at the end of the session.  Fairy Sharka is on Sunday 28 August at 1 pm at the Watsonia Library, Ibbotson St, Watsonia.  Entry is free.  Contact 9435 2397.
Capping off the weekend is a spectacular Last Night of the Proms concert featuring the scintillating sounds of the Legends of Brass and the Australian Children's Choir.  This glorious musical afternoon is a unique opportunity to hear fabulous brass music in the beautiful deco surrounds of The Centre Ivanhoe.
Last Night of the Proms will be held on Sunday 28 August at 2 pm at The Centre Ivanhoe, 275 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe.  Cost is $20.  Contact Robert or 9439 6637.  Enjoy!

Friday, 26 August 2011

And my cat said Fiddle Eye Fee

Are you a cat lover?  Part of the Arden Crescent Concert Series 2011, Sally-Anne Russell -  together with David McNicol on piano - will present a delightful program of songs all about cats on Sunday afternoon.  Sally-Anne is a principal mezzo soprano with Opera Australia.  Tickets will be available at the door but seats can be reserved by phoning the numbers below.  Afternoon tea is included in the admission price.

Sunday 28 August, 2 pm at Rosanna Uniting Church, 21 Arden Crescent, Rosanna.  Adults $22, Concession $17, Student (16 and over) $10, Child $5.  Contact 9459 7670 or 9434 4027.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

The Lost Art of Joke Telling

Calling out all budding comedians! Know a great joke?  Then here's your moment - kids and adults are invited to tell their favourite joke in an open mic environment this Saturday from 1 pm.  Jokes must be funny, non-discriminatory and kid-friendly.  Remember - no guts, no glory!  If you can't make it on the day then post your joke right here on our blog -

The Lost Art of Joke Telling event is on this Saturday 27 August.  Kids 1 - 1.15 pm and Adults 1.15 - 1.30 pm at the Banyule Arts Space, 14 Ivanhoe Parade, Ivanhoe.  Cost: Free.  Contact: or 9490 4222.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Curators Talk: Encounters and Collectors

Got a collection? Love hearing stories about people's collections?  Then join Curator Lella Caridi straight after the Collected Works Launch this Saturday as part of The Lost Arts Weekend.  Lella will talk about the stories and process behind the Encounters and Collectors Exhibition and you can hear for yourself how the lost art of collecting is still going strong in houses all over Banyule.
Saturday 27 August at 12 pm at the Banyule Arts Space, 14 Ivanhoe Parade Ivanhoe.  Entry is free.  Contact: or 9490 4222.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Collected Works Launch at The Lost Arts Weekend

Next weekend is also The Lost Arts Weekend - two days filled with delightful nostalgic treats including The Wednesday Afternoon Writers' Group Collected Works Launch and Diamond Valley Brass Band Concert.

Local residents and professional writers have worked together to publish an original anthology.  You can join us for morning tea and a sensory journey to launch their book and celebrate their stories while immersing yourself in the wonder of the Encounters and Collectors Exhibition and listening to the Diamond Valley Brass Band at the same time!
The Collected Works Launch will be held on Saturday 27 August at 11 am at the Banyule Arts Space, 14 Ivanhoe Parade, Ivanhoe.  Entry is free.  Contact or 9490 4222.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Chakra Belly Dance Workshop

What a gorgeous week it's going to be - hope you're getting out and about and enjoying the Winter in Banyule Festival!
There's lots on this coming weekend - the final weekend of the festival.  If you're feeling adventurous and want to try something new - then the Chakra Belly Dance Workshop run by Barbara Batticiotto and Zabelle will be right up your alley.

This workshop introduces the essence of belly dance and an awakening of the 'Chakra' energy - chakras are the the seven main energy centres of the body representing different colours and places of the body.  Designed to encourage physical connection by exercising flexibility and improving posture, the workshop will end with an open forum by the two teachers.

The Chakra Belly Dance Workshop is being held on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August from 4 - 5.30 pm at the Health & Wellbeing Centre, 73 Devonshire Road, Watsonia.  Adults $15, Concession/Child $10.  Contact: 9432 6668.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Sing Sing Sing!

Sing your heart out tomorrow night at the Winter in Banyule Community Singing Night - a free event at the Livingstone Centre.

This fun night for everyone gives you the chance to sing your heart out at this group singing event hosted by the Livingstone Community Singers and led by Jane Coker.  Open to croakers, shower crooners and anyone who has ever dreamed of singing.

The Community Singing Event will start at 7.30pm on Monday 23 August at the Livingstone Centre,1 Livingstone Street, Ivanhoe.  Contact or 9497 2014.