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March 2019

CONVERGE ON THE GOULBURN

March 16 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Victoria Park Lake, Wyndham Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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For the first time, Shepparton Festival will launch with Converge on the Goulburn, the festival by the lake that brings together food, culture and performance from Shepparton’s diverse community in one incredible event. Enjoy traditional and contemporary music and performance, check out the vibrant marketplace with authentic craft, culture and visual arts, participate in cultural workshops and activities and relax in the outdoor lounge featuring authentic foods cooked by local communities. The opening event of Cultural Diversity Week will be…

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CREATING DOOKIE THE MUSICAL

March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Chapel on Maude, 150 Maude s
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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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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CIRCA PRESENTS PEEPSHOW

March 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:40 pm
Riverlinks Westside, Echuca Rd
Mooroopna, Victoria 3629 Australia
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$26 – $36

Join Circa as they embark on a seductive dance through the hall of mirrors that is your imagination. Peepshow lurches from the thrillingly acrobatic to the comically playful. Expect teetering towers of balanced bodies, extreme bending and devilishly precarious aerials. Peepshow combines some of the finest acrobatic talent on the planet under the direction of circus visionary, Yaron Lifchitz to create a playfully exhilarating ride. “The rockstars of the circus world” – The List, UK. Come to Peepshow and see…

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QUEER STORIES

March 21 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
La Trobe University, 210 Fryers Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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$20 – $25

Is there more to being queer than coming out and getting married? Critically acclaimed storytelling night Queerstories will be making its way to Shepparton for one night only, featuring a diverse line up of LGBTIQ+ speakers sharing their stories. From the heart warming to downright hilarious, enjoy unexpected tales of lives well lived and battles fought, pride, prejudice, love and humour. Queerstories has been selling out shows around the country for 2 years, bringing storytellers from all walks of life…

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PLAIN JANE

March 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Riverlinks Eastbank, 70 Welsford Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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At the culmination of a week-long residency with The Australian Ballet Education team, students from the Better Together Alliance schools will open this event with a sharing of co-created works based on a theme of identity. The residency is supported by The Colonial Foundation and the Fairley Foundation and aims to develop core skills, confidence and general well-being, while working to prepar students for their own choreographed performance to the community. This will be followed by The Australian Ballet’s performance…

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I AM

March 23 - March 24
Riverlinks Westside, Echuca Rd
Mooroopna, Victoria 3629 Australia
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$29

After a sell-out season with “Voyage” (2018), “I AM.” is Awaken Dance Theatre Company’s newest performance work. We are all uniquely constructed with DNA, shaped by the world around us and the product of our own decisions. Who we are is more than skin deep. Our quest for true identity is explored in this contemporary dance piece through the lenses of our past, present and future. This project is made possible through support from Rotary Shepparton/Mooroopna, Shepparton Festival, Riverlinks and…

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ART THERAPY WORKSHOP

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
La Trobe University, 210 Fryers Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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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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ALBANIAN HARVEST FESTIVAL

March 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Shepparton Show Grounds, Multipurpose Pavilion, Enter Gate 5, 109 Ashenden Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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The Shepparton Albanian Harvest Festival showcases the Albanian culture unlike any other event in Australia. The Harvest Festival will entertain audiences with traditional Albanian music, dancing and cuisine. The Harvest Festival features traditional Albanian food available for purchase. There is also plenty of entertainment for the family with jumping castles, kids giant games and face painting.

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FIRST ON THE LADDER: SHOPFRONT

March 27 - March 31
Shepparton CBD, 221 Maude Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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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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HOT BAKEHOUSE JAZZ

March 29 - March 30
Bakehouse Black Box Theatre, 17 Wheeler Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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$30

So hot last year that it’s still smokin’ now... Shepparton Theatre Arts Group is set to make all your musical fantasies come true as their home, the Bakehouse sizzles with the sounds of hot, moody and atmospheric jazz. Inspired by the bathtub gin backhouses and speakeasies of the 1920s, local band Shedooke will excite you as they infuse the jazz standards of yesteryear with scintillating songs of the now. Marvel at the transformation of the Bakehouse Black Box as it…

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YARRA BRASS QUINTET PERFORMANCE

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
La Trobe University, 210 Fryers Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Yarra Brass Quintet return to Shepparton Festival! With strong regional ties and an exciting sound, Alison, Jessica, Emily, Simon and Tony will work with schools across the region to deliver workshops and an evening performance for the delight of music lovers of all ages. Free event . Please register to attend https://sheppartontickets.com.au/event/8933

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GIN ON THE LAWN

March 31 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
$70.00

After sell out events in both 2017 and 18, Gin on the Lawn returns at a new venue for 2019. Gin on the Lawn will offer an afternoon of summer vibes, excellent music and delicious Gin in beautiful surroundings that will remain a secret until the day of the event. Musos Tenielle McKenzie is a local girl, ready to take on the big stages. You've seen her round the traps at different events and we are big fans, hence us making…

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