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World Music @ Ivanhoe Library

World Music: passion and diversity

Tuesday 19 March

7.00pm – 8.30pm

What, in a multicultural Australia, is ‘world music’? Roger Holdsworth, presenter of the Global Village program on PBS-FM presents an introduction to the meaning, range, depth … and controversy … of this term. You’ll also hear some examples of music from here and elsewhere and hopefully be moved by the passion, beauty and diversity of global sounds

A free event but bookings required.–world-music-passion-and-diversity

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Annette Lewis

Ivanhoe Learning Coordinator
Yarra Plenty Regional Library
255 Upper Heidelberg Road
Ivanhoe VIC 3079T +61 3 9497 5781
Our vision: Creating informed, connected, inclusive communities

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Last Week for Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

The latest play at Heidelberg Theatre is still running for one more week. Finishes on this Saturday the 29th of September.

To book tickets go the Heidelberg Theatre Company

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Banyule Arts eNews UPDATE

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It’s time for Banyule City Council to get ready for the upcoming Council elections.
There are some pretty strict rules in place regarding how Council staff can communicate with our community during this time so unfortunately this will be our last email newsletter for a few weeks.
We’ll also be putting a hold on our Facebook pages and other communciations.
But never fear!  We’re still here working away on amazing arts projects for you and we’ll tell you all about them once we get back online.
In the meantime, here’s a heads up about some exciting events and projects that are coming up.

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Malahang Community Festival

Sunday 18 November
11am – 4pm

Join us at Malahang Reserve in Heidelberg West for this wonderful commnuity fun day.  There will be heaps of FREE events for the whole family, a sausage sizzle, live music and lots more.
For more information keep an eye on the Banyule City Council website.

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Help us plan Banyule Festival

We’re looking for local community members to be a part of a Banyule Festival Advisory Group.  You’ll help us during the planning stage’s advising on programming, marketing and community engagement.
If you are interested in being a part of this group please contact the Festival and Events Coordinator on 9490 4222 or email

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Mark this in your diary!

Carols by Candlelight
Saturday 15 December
Poulter Reserve, Greensborough

Pack a picninc rug, jump on the train and join us at Poulter Reserve for a fantastic celebration of summer and the holiday season.
Host Jodie J Hill will welcome you and a range of performers including choirs, a big band, an animal zoo and, of course, Santa!
See you there!
If you live in the South of the Citry don’t worry the Hurstbridge Line Train stops right alongside Poulter Reserve.

Senior’s Festival

There are lots of ways to get involved for senior’s this month including arts and cultural activities.

Rona Green leads a FREE Creative Collage workshop on Wednesday October 3 at Banyule Art Space.

For more info call 9490 4222 – bookings essential.

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Performers needed…

Thousands of people come from all over Victoria to visit The Boulevard Christmas Lights in Ivanhoe.
If your choir, band or group (acoustic) would like to perform to the crowds then please email expressing your interest.
The Boulevard Lights will run from 15 – 24 December in Ivanhoe.
Local artists will be programmed first.

Emily Xiao Wang and the Virtuoso String Quartet – Sunday October 7, 2pm @ Arden Crescent Uniting Church.  To book phone 9457  2595

Dala Minida’s present a double bill including ‘THIRST’ and ‘PRIDE’ a new work from St Helena’s senior drama students.  October 24 – 26.  To book

Circus Oz are now looking for participants to be part of the Blackrobatics Program.  For more info visit or email

‘Drawing Life’ by Marcello Di’Amico @ the Light Factory Gallery, October 3 – 28.  Visit for more info

Wetland Care National Art and Photography Competition closing November 9.

Greensborough RSL Community Grants closing 21 October visit

Little Eltham Theatre presents Dominic Finley in a Neil Diamond Tribute Show, October 6.

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICNW) ‘Hiroshima Exhibition’ at Gas Works, October 9 – 27.

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Ivanhoe 3079

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From Banyule Arts and Culture news

The latest news from Banyule City Council Arts and Cultural Services,  lots going on in Banyule.

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September 2012 E-News
Captured: The Water Ripple Project at Winter In Banyule

Winter in Banyule
Winter In Banyule is over for another year and what a year it was!  Hundreds of people participated in a brand new program of fresh, creative ideas!  See below for pictures and visit our Facebook page for more.  To read Megan Burke’s short story, Endless Black, written in only 22 hours click here.

DVA perform at Eid and Reading Hour


Carols by Candlelight
Saturday 15th December
Poulter Reserve, Greensborough 3088

Enjoy this fun and friendly family night out under the stars showcasing local choirs, roving entertainment and Santa Claus!

Boulevard Lights
Saturday 15th December – Monday 24th December
The Boulevard, Heidelberg 3084

Come down to Heidelberg and take an evening stroll along the beautifully decorated Boulevard and enjoy the 50 year long tradition that is Boulevard Lights.

Banyule Festival 2013
Twilight Sounds – Saturday 23rd March
Kids ArtyFarty Fest – Sunday 24th March

Sills Bend, Warringal Parklands
Beverley Road
Heidelberg 3084

Banyule Festival 2013 planning has begun! We are getting excited about another f
abulous weekend down at the stunning Sills Bend.

Have your say
Are you a local resident who would like to have more of an active role in what happens at Banyule Festival? We are looking for local community members to be a part of a Banyule Festival Advisory Group who will help the council during the planning stages advising on programming, sponsorship, marketing and community engagement.
If you are interested in being a part of this group please contact the Festival and Events Coordinator on 9490 4222 or email

Ivanhoe Makers Market
Saturday September 15, 10am – 4pm
Livingstone Community Centre, Cnr Livingstone St & Waterdale Rd
Great variety of unique quality handmade wares suitable as great gifts for all occasions!

For more information contact the Livingstone Community Centre on:
9497 2014 or a,

Jets School Holiday Program
This school holidays Jets brings you a really exciting school holiday program. Together with SYN FM radio we will learn about producing a live radio program and writing our own radio play to go live to air! This workshop will run for 4 days :
Day 1 – Tuesday 25th September 10 – 2pm
Radio tour to SYN FM. Learn how a radio station works and together produce a radio program that will go live to air and also be available for downloading at a later point.
Day 2 – Thursday 27th September 10 – 2pm
Write a radio play. Together the group will work with SYN FM & Jets facilitators to come up with a script to transform into a radio play complete with narrators and voice characters.
Day 3 – Tuesday 2nd October 10 – 2pm
Compile a sound track. Using Jets broad and eclectic instruments the group will compile a sound track for the radio play. Complete with narrators, voice characters & musicians to compile the sound track.
Day 4 – Thursday 4th October 10 – 2pm
Go Live to air at SYN radio. After lots of practice and hard work our radio play will be taken to SYN to be played on air! The morning will comprise of a practice session in the station, followed by 1 hour of air time. This program will be a whole of fun!!
For further information please contact us on t: 9467 7152 or email: bookings requires ASAP

Malahang Community Festival
Sunday 18 November
11am – 4pm

Malahang Reserve
Corner of Southern Rd and Oriel Rd,
Heidelberg West 3081

The Malahang Community Festival is back this November bolder and brighter than ever! The festival is a celebration of the vibrant Malahang Reserve and will highlight local talent and support local groups and businesses within the Heidelberg West area. This will be a great opportunity for you to connect with people in your local community and to discover something spectacular that is happening in your own backyard. This year we celebrate the 56th anniversary since the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games with themes of Olympics and sport running through the event. The festival promises roving performers, live music, old fashioned games, sport workshops, skate competitions, art workshops and much, much more!

Make sure you come down to Malahang Reserve this November and join the celebration and the festivities. You will not want to miss it!

Keep an eye out for the program coming soon!

Youth Blog Project

Banyule Youth service and Express Media are launching a Youth Blog project and are looking to form an editorial team of young people aged between 15-20 years who live, work or play in Banyule. Meetings will be held once per month on a Wednesday evening in Rosanna.
We would very much appreciate it if you could distribute the attached flier to your networks.
For more information please contact  or see attached flier.

DVA Theatre
DVA theatre company, specialising in theatre by Adults with Intellectual disability, are looking for volunteers to assist with a film shoot in October at Monstalvat, in conjunction with Platform Theatre. This film will form part of a performance project to be staged in 2013 at LaMama Theatre. Volunteers are needed to support participants over 3 Mondays in October as well as some weekends. We are also interested in anyone who may have hair and makeup skills who could offer some time. Please email expressions of interest to . For enquiries please call Caitlin on 0430 033 495

Club W Music Camp now open

Wendy’s Music is running its term 3 school holiday music camp for all primary school age creative kids. Whether your child has ever done a music class or not, Club W is all about fun and building confidence and learning creative skills through music. Club W will be offered at Wendy’s Music studios in Diamond Creek, Reservoir and Rosanna and will run both weeks of the September/October school holiday break from 9am – 3 pm Monday to Friday for $70 per day.

Club W sessions include various fun activities such as song writing, music theory and listening games, vocal group, rock band, drama, dance and showcase concert with an emphasis on developing a child’s creativity in a family orientated group environment.
For more information click here.


Dala Minda Youth Theatre

Dala Minida are a brand new youth theatre in banyule.  This September they will premiere their inargural season with ‘Thirst’ written by Eugene O’Neil and directed by Laura Fox.  The season will also include a devised original work from St Helena Secondary College seniors.  For more information and updates email or visit

24th, 25th & 26th of October

St Helena Secondary College’s SM Dyet Theatre

Bollywood Dance Workshop

Register now for this fun and exciting workshop run by Bindaas Bollywood Dance Company. Get involved in the colourful and vibrant world of Bollywood!

Bindaas Dance Company promotes healthy lifestyle choices so workshops will not only teach students the art of modern Indian dance – but will also be physically and mentally invigorating. Suitable for any age, gender & background.

Date: 13th October
Time: 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Place: Watsonia Neighbourhood House – 47 Lambourne Road, Watsonia
Bookings: 9434 6717

Moonlight and Magnolias
By Ron Hutchinson, presented by  Eltham Little Theatre
Directed by Terese Maurici Ryan

Until September 15.

David O. Selznick, the famous Hollywood producer, has a big problem. He’s three weeks into shooting his latest historical epic, Gone with the Wind, but the script just isn’t working. His solution? Fire the director, pull Victor Fleming off The Wizard of Oz, and lock himself, Fleming, and script doctor Ben Hecht in his office for five days until they have a screenplay. Join us for a farcical look at the birth of one of the most beloved films of all time.

Xavier Ryan – David O Selznick
Jennifer Piper – Miss Poppenghul
Bryan Richardson – Ben Hecht
Ben Mitchell – Victor Fleming

To book visit

The Tudor Chorister’s Celebrate 50 years

On Friday 21 September at 8 pm at St, George’s Anglican Church, East Ivanhoe Tudor Choristers will perform music from programmes spanning its 50 year history. Founded iun 1962 by local pharmacist David Carolane OAM, the original choir of 8 voices sang as an entertainment for a seniors group in Ivanhoe, Victoria. The Tudor Choristers grew to become one of the most respected choirs in Australia, specialising in a capella music of the Tudor period from which it takes its name.
The concert will be conducted by musical director Alexandra Cameron and conductor laureate, David Carolane OAM. The programme will include works by Tudor composers King Henry VIII, Tallis, Byrd Tomkins and others, J.S. Bach, Vaughan Williams, Britten, Williamson and the first performance of a new work ‘In Places Where They Sing’ Music by Andrew Aronowicz poem by Mary Jones and commissioned especially for our 50 Anniversary.
For further information please contact 50th Anniversary coordinator Barry Wilkes on 94573351or email


Public Art in the City of Melbourne
For Information Click here.  Closes November 2

Register for Cultural Organisations (ROCO), Ongoing

DeviART Grants
For Information Click Here. Ongoing

Laughing Waters Artists Residency Program ,
For Informaiton Clikc Here. Closes September 28

Phonographiv Performance Company of Australia,
For Information Click Here. ongoing

Australia Council ATSI grants
For Information Click Here. Ongoing

Australia Council Community Partnership grants,
For Information Click Here. Ongoing

Australia Council Literary Arts Grants
For Information Click Here. Ongoing

Screen Producers Association
For Information Click Here. Closes September 14

Blackburn South Community Grants,
For Information Click Here. Closes September 14

East Keilor Grants Program,
For Information Click Here. Closes September 10

Warrandyte Grants Porgram
For Information Click Here. Closes September 10
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February – Bulleen Art & Garden

Phone: 0438 398 750, :
Gaia Night –a mural launch, exhibition opening, Jane Edmanson, Jason Smith (Heide), performance, walks at Bulleen Art & Garden.

A new exhibition -Conservatory of Singular Specimens
We hope to see you at Gaia Night- and that you will let others know!

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“Gaia Night,

23rd February

Celebrate the Earth’s life support system, ‘Gaia’, in art, performance, discussion and river walks More information, 

6 – 8pm:

*Jane Edmanson, well-known television and radio gardening personality,  will  discuss the potential for biodiversity in your backyard.

Jason Smith, director of Heide Museum of Modern Art will talk about art, environment and place and launch Bulleen Art & Garden’s new mural .

*  Mural Launch – The final Journey of Pedro Piscador will be launched. The ambitious 11 x 5m mural by Lachlan Plain tells the story of wily adventurer, Pedro Piscator, whose ship is powered by melody, charting a sonata through the sky and towing a floating island upon which he’s collected the most singular of species, rescued from a sullied Earth. 

Exhibition Opening– Sanctum Theatre’s Conservatory of Singular Specimens in Bulleen Art & Garden’s Bolin Bolin Gallery.(16th February to 23rd March) The Conservatory is an exhibition about biodiversity – an exhibition of singular specimens – whether they be arboreal, bestial or purely alchemical. For more information,


PerformanceThe night will be hosted by Sanctum Theatre’s MacQuail Family with an appearance by the City Creatures from ‘the sordid underbelly of the metropolis’ and live music by Andy Jans-Brown.

                                                  Sanctum Theatre’s MacQuail Family 

5 – 6pm:

* Habitat Walk.  Explore Bulleen Art & Garden’s river revegetation site – a unique flood-plain habitat and urban wildlife corridor with Paul McMorran (BAAG CEO) and Glen Mansfield.

* Produce Walk Discover an eclectic range of edible plants and learn about their cultivation.

Gaia Night and The exhibition, Conservatory of Singular Specimens are  Part of Melbourne’s Sustainable Living Festival,

And will raise funds for  Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA) – a not-for-profit, non-government organisation dedicated to changing the way Australians

Art Trail and Exhibition Floor Talk,

Sunday 26th February 3 – 4pm.

Lachlan Plain, mural artist and Sanctum Theatre Director and Meredith Plain, Bolin Bolin Gallery Director, will take people on awalk through the exhibition, and around the artworks at Bulleen Art & Garden.

Part of Manningham Healthy lifestyles week

GAIA Night listing details

GAIA Night

A celebration of art and Environment

Date: Thursday 23rd February 2012
 Habitat Walk & Produce Walk
Mural Launch, Exhibition Opening, Speakers, Performance
 Bulleen Art & Garden,6 Manningham Rd. West, Bulleen
RSVP: or 8850 3030 (for Walks and/or Launch)

Exhibition listing details

Conservatory of Singular Specimens

Exhibition dates: 16th February – 23rd March

Art Trail and Exhibition Floor Talk
Sunday 28th February 2012
 3 – 4pm                           or 8850 3030

Address:Bolin Bolin Gallery at Bulleen Art & Garden, 6 Manningham Rd. West, Bulleen


Bulleen Art & Garden

6 Manningham Rd West, Bulleen. 8850 3030



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