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March 2019

FESTIVAL FRIDGES

March 15 - March 31

Inspired by the Coburg station Book Fridge, the Festival Art Fridges will be installed at three CBD locations. Each housing a different art form, the public will be able to ‘borrow’ from the Film Fridge (housing DVDs) a book fridge and music fridge for the duration of the Shepparton Festival. Locations: TBC. More information soon! To be promoted through the Festival’s Facebook page @sheppartonfestival

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OPENING NIGHT

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Victoria Park Lake, Wyndham Street
Shepparton,Victoria3630Australia
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Free

Opening Night Celebration of the 23rd Shepparton Festival ‘Story Bowl’ will bring together artists, community and audiences to mark the official opening of 17 days of events. With over 60 events happening from 15 – 31 March, Opening Night Celebrations will be an evening outdoor spectacular for the whole family at Victoria Park Lake. Celebrating 20 years of the Shepparton Shorts Film Festival, a retrospective screening of some of the best films over the past 20 years will be shown…

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EAT YOUR WORDS

March 16 - March 17
La Trobe University, 210 Fryers Street
Shepparton,Victoria3630Australia
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Free – $75

Over three tasty sessions, you will be provided with all the ingredients required to make your own narrative feast. The culmination will be a short performance showcasing what you have ‘cooked up.’ Designed for those who wish to begin writing but don’t know how to start, those who have  fabulous idea but are not sure what to do with it and for those who are interested in what make writing delicious. Workshop 1 – Ingredients (pen, paper, imagination etc.) Date:…

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I WISH I’D ASKED

March 16 - April 6

The I Wish I’d Asked Story Van will tour the city and appear in various locations throughout the Shepparton Festival, to capture the stories of the people of Shepparton. Everyone is encouraged to join in the spirit of story sharing so we can learn more about the rich history of this region. I Wish I’d Asked Story Van will appear at these events: Saturday 16th March – Converge on the Goulburn Festival, Victoria Park Lake, 4pm – 8.30pm Sunday 24th…

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BIG KIDS STORY TIME

March 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Shepparton Library, 41-42 Marungi Street
Shepparton,Victoria3630Australia
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Come and enjoy stories in the park with our Kids BIG Story Time. Families will delight in the opportunity to listen and interact to some diverse and interesting story books while enjoying the outdoors. This will be one to mark in the calendar for parents and carers and their pre-schoolers.

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CREATING DOOKIE THE MUSICAL

March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Chapel on Maude, 150 Maude s
Shepparton,Victoria3630Australia
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Gold coin donation

A true community collaboration, Dookie: The Musical first premiered in 2018. This insightful event presented by John Head (playwright of ‘Dookie’), Wade Gregory (music and lyrics) and Helen Rankin (lyrics) will look at the journey of creating a new Australian musical. Moderated by Sam Birrell, the panel will share insights into the process of crafting a story that is relevant to local audiences. Some musical excerpts will also be shared.

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LITERARY LUNCH WITH BERNADETTE O’BRIEN

March 19 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
The Barn at Buchanans Ridge,, 165 Smith Road, Murchison
Murchison,Victoria3610Australia
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$25 – $45

Murchison Book Club invite you to a Literary Lunch with Bernadette O’Brien author – The Kong Meng Legacy – a historical thriller with the lot – Opium, a shipwreck, lost treasure and a murder mystery. In her spare time Bernadette is on a constant mission to find the extraordinary in the ordinary and the opportunities for adventures in everyday life. Creative writing is a hobby for Bernadette. The Kong Meng Legacy is her first completed novel. **Please note there is…

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LIBRARIES CHANGE LIVES

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shepparton Library, 41-42 Marungi Street
Shepparton,Victoria3630Australia
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Enjoy the opening of our Libraries Change Lives exhibition and an interactive evening of a panel discussion of guests, who will share their powerful and engaging stories. The evening will be followed by an opportunity for one-on-one conversations to delve deeper into the amazing stories and backgrounds of members in our communities. A wonderful night full of local living stories. Registrations are required for this free event.

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ART THERAPY WORKSHOP

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
La Trobe University, 210 Fryers Street
Shepparton,Victoria3630Australia
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$10 – $70

Telling the stories of our lives through art is a part of human experience. Using art for our health and wellbeing has become the focus of communities and individuals across the globe in recent times. Across this day of events we will pursue the idea that the artist is any person who has a story to tell. All sessions are stand-alone. The interactive yarning and art making session in the afternoon will build on the lecture and hands-on workshop in…

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FIRST ON THE LADDER: SHOPFRONT

March 27 - March 31
Shepparton CBD, 221 Maude Street
Shepparton,Victoria3630Australia
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Audiences of all ages can get a glimpse into the Rumbalara Football Netball Club and Polyglot Theatre First On The Ladder project as Shepparton shopfronts are transformed into beautifully curated exhibitions of art, video and sound works. Stay to watch and listen to animations and music clips created by children of the club. First On The Ladder combines art and sport to cultivate imagination and self-expression and to celebrate the vibrant community centred around Rumbalara. Times: Daily – Animation run…

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