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March 2017

Flinders Quartet – Workshop

March 10, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
La Trobe University, 210 Fryers Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Back by popular demand, members of internationally acclaimed Flinders Quartet will workshop and rehearse one of Haydn’s masterworks for string quartet with members of the Shepparton community. These works were originally intended for use by amateur players and they have been giving players and listeners centuries of pleasure and fulfillment. The rehearsal and workshop will culminate in the curtain raiser for Flinders Quartet’s return recital for the Shepparton Festival. Supported by the Sir Andrew & Lady Fairley Foundation.

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Flinders Quartet – Concert

March 10, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
La Trobe University, 210 Fryers Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Back by popular demand, members of internationally acclaimed Flinders Quartet will workshop and rehearse one of Haydn’s masterworks for string quartet with members of the Shepparton community. These works were originally intended for use by amateur players and they have been giving players and listeners centuries of pleasure and fulfillment. The rehearsal and workshop will culminate in the curtain raiser for Flinders Quartet’s return recital for the Shepparton Festival. Supported by the The Sir Andrew & Lady Fairley Foundation.

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Carnevil

March 10, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - March 11, 2017 @ 12:00 am
Shepparton Show Grounds, Multipurpose Pavilion, Enter Gate 5, 109 Ashenden Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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$10

From the people that created the grotesque Zombie trilogy of the past few years, Word and Mouth brings you another challenge to your wits. This year, a vintage carnival feel will be blended into their horror event. “CarnEvil” will again be run over two nights, with a similar scare factor that was so popular over the last three years of Zombies. Imagine walking through your own nightmare or horror film, and this is the experience you can start to imagine…

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Warhol ‘Still Life’ Workshops

March 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
SPC Factory Sales, 197-205 Corio St
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
Free

Andy Warhol’s series of paintings of the iconic Campbell’s Soup Cans were born out of the simplest idea, yet the stills went on to become the signature works in his career. Here at SPC Factory Sales we’re looking to recreate Andy Warhol’s discoveries with our own Still Life Workshops. The 2017 Shepparton Festival theme, ‘Mapping Shepp’ is about looking at our region differently and we want participants to do just that. Take a simple everyday item, think about its origins…

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Queer Vietnameseness

March 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
GOTAFE Shepparton Campus, 152-200 Fryers St
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Greater Shepparton is diverse: culture, food, gender, arts, sexuality, community. Kildonan UnitingCare’s Diversity Project and Goulburn Valley Pride Inc. present 3 short films as part of Shepparton Festival to honour the CLD (Culturally & Linguistically Diverse) in the LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer) on the “map” of our region’s diversity. Queer Vietnameseness – The documentary follows the lives of three queer second generation Vietnamese American womxn, navigating language, politics, and familial relationships – their stories add dimensions to…

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An Italian Opera – Performance

March 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Connection, 7287 Midland Hwy
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Stefania Bellamio and Massimo Scattolin will work in collaboration with local students to create new opportunities to expand their knowledge of the operatic world. The workshop will give students operatic skills under the guidance of international performer and singing teacher Stefania Bellamio and guitarist Massimo Scattolin. In the evening, a performance will take place with Stefania and Massimo at The Connection. To listen to some of Stefania’s repertoire visit: stefaniabellamio.wordpress.com Support by Jill and Bernard Hayes and the Sir Andrew…

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Picnic – Workshops

March 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mechanics Institute, 227 Wyndham Street
Shepparton, Shepparton 3630 Australia
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Part nightmare, part time capsule, part gift. A surreal physical poem of isolation, innocence and creativity. Gerard is both dancer and storyteller in this intelligent, cross–disciplinary and highly accessible work. PICNIC combines whimsical anecdotes with nuanced and athletic choreography to present an absurd meditation on the importance of creativity. Dancer as storyteller This choreographic workshop focuses on creating a character and how that character can express itself by telling stories in unconventional ways. This workshop is suitable for people of…

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First Job Relay

March 16, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
SAM, 70 Welsford Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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What was your first job? Was it a morning paper run? The local supermarket as a check out chick? Or mowing Mrs Smith’s lawn every other Saturday? Taking inspiration from Tracey Moffatt’s body of work First Jobs Series on show at SAM, join us for a fast paced relay where a range of local Shepparton community personalities talk about their first jobs.

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Ceramic Artists at Work

March 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Bank, 7 Stevenson Street
Murchison, Victoria 3610 Australia
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$35

Potters and ceramic artists will be joining us for our 2nd annual ‘Lost Art of Letter Writing’. A good handwritten letter is a creative gesture, more than just a visual and tactile pleasure. It is a deliberate act of exposure, a form of vulnerability because handwriting opens a window on the soul in a way that cyber communication can not quite touch. Curated by Kinship Collective, mapping and showcasing our potters and ceramic artists, see the maker at work, exhibiting…

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Picnic – Performances

March 17, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mechanics Institute, 227 Wyndham Street
Shepparton, Shepparton 3630 Australia
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Free

Part nightmare, part time capsule, part gift. A surreal physical poem. Combining KAGE’s signature style of dance and humour, Marieke Hardy’s witty script and original electronic music by Alisdair Macindoe, PICNIC is a new solo dance theatre work by KAGE Creative Director Gerard Van Dyck. PICNIC uses the great Australian tradition of ‘picnicking’ as an analogy for happiness and addresses themes of isolation, innocence and creativity. Gerard is both dancer and storyteller in this intelligent, cross–disciplinary and highly accessible work.…

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Mapping Shepp Instameet

March 18, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre, 33-35 Nixon Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Free

Let’s put Shepp on the Instagram map! Instagrammers from Greater Shepparton and beyond are invited to join like–minded creative instagrammers for the Mapping Shepp Instameet. Snap Shepparton and show the world how great we can look! A guide will be on hand to take you to some interesting and “off the map” places – iconic and hidden photo locations around Shepparton’s CBD. The Instameet will wrap up at the “Converge on the Goulburn” event where participants will be shouted refreshments…

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Slam in Shepp Workshop

March 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Outside Courtyard Aussie Hotel, 73 Fryers St
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Free

It’s a festival wrap with a difference. We’re partnering with Melbourne Spoken Word to bring you four powerhouse poets introducing you to the art of slam poetry. Slam originated in Chicago as a way to make poetry live again, a fun competition that birthed a new breed of poets who were exciting, loud, performative, provocative and often political. All you need is your voice. No probs. No costumes. Rik The Most, Abe Nouk, Joel McKerrow and Soreti Kadir will treat…

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