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THE Fernlea Op Shop in Emerald is hoping a location change will breathe new life into the community icon.
After seizing on a vacancy at 15 Kilvington Drive, just a stone’s throw from their original location at Shop 11 5-7 Kilvington Drive, the store is ready to further establish itself at the town’s old police station.
The move represents a chance to develop further engagement between the op shop and the community.
Shop manager Catherine Kenney said they couldn’t wait to see some of their big plans come to fruition.
“We just want to grow bigger and give the place a more community feel,” she said.
“The jail will be the store room and there’s a big space out the back we’re hoping to renovate and turn into a hub.
“We’ll be doing some planting and creating a garden.
“It’s a beautiful old building, and we saw the opportunity it could bring for us.”
Given the close proximity, the move has been swift, with removal trucks coming in on Thursday 12 January and the opening taking place on Monday 16 January.
Ms Kenney said they presently had access to between 15 to 20 volunteers on their roster, but she believed they would need more in order to achieve the desired growth.
The Fernlea Op Shop helps support Fernlea House Respite Services, which operates through parts of Eastern and South East Melbourne.
The op shop helps to maintain the programs of the house and to keep fees down.
Fernlea House chief executive officer, Sue McIvor, said they had simply outgrown the original premises.
“We want to re-introduce community engagement, the big room will allow people to browse through books while having a coffee,” she said.
“The town has been very supportive of the shop; it’s more than just an op shop.”
If you would like to discuss volunteering at the Emerald shop, contact the friendly staff or visit www.fernlea.com.au.
BELGRAVE Survival Day will reach a major milestone this year when it celebrates its 10th anniversary on Thursday 26 January.
The celebrated local event has become a fantastic way for hills communities to celebrate Indigenous culture and the survival of Australia’s First Nations people.
This year, the family friendly festival will focus on the theme of ‘Knowing your local history’ and has secured a host of top performers.
Top Indigenous musician Benny Walker and his band will head the line-up.
This year, organisers are excited to announce the appearance of award-winning author, Bruce Pascoe, who will share stories of local history.
Author and historian, Jim Poulter, will also have a stall, with books outlining Victoria’s indigenous history.
The Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony will be led by Wurundjeri elder and educator, Uncle Bill Nicholson, followed by traditional dances performed by ‘The Djirri Djirri’ dance mob, where the audience will be invited to join in.
Aunty Dot Peters will also share some of her wisdom.
There will be plenty of activities to keep all ages busy, with fun music and dance, art and craft opportunities and more.
Due to parking limitations at the site, organisers are encouraging people to take public transport or park at Belgrave Train Station, where a shuttle bus will be provided.
Meanwhile, the organising committee is inviting new volunteers to help with preparations and/or to assist on the day.
The Belgrave Survival Day will be held from 12noon to 4.30pm at Borthwick Park (next to Belgrave Pool) at Benston Street, Belgrave.
For more details, visit www.burrinja.com.au.
CRICKETERS around the Yarra Valley were greeted with oppressive conditions upon their return from the Christmas and New Year break, testing not only their cricketing skills, but their mental toughness and fitness levels.
In the competition’s top grade, DJ Strachan Shield, there are two races worth following, which is going to consolidate home finals – Warburton-Millgrove, Woori Yallock or Mount Evelyn – and which team is going to sneak the final position in the top four – Yarra Junction, Seville, Healesville or Yarra Glen.
With a one day game greeting the players return, the weather wasn’t the only thing hot.
After making the 2015/16 grand final, Healesville’s season before Christmas has been disappointing, so the break couldn’t have come at a better time for the Bloods; an opportunity to regroup, refresh and refocus.
Their post-Christmas form last season swept them to a grand final berth, so the men from Queen’s Park know how to make a rush towards finals.
Their opponents in Round 9 were Seville, which have managed to keep themselves in finals contention with consistent performances, particularly against teams around them on the ladder, so this contest had plenty riding on it.
Healesville opened the game up with the bat, and with a much-needed rejuvenation of the top order, they had success with moving their inform bats to the top of the order.
Mark Minney (32) finished the first half of the season as one of the most consistent performers in the competition with the bat; and with an elevation up the batting order, his good form continued.
Partnered by Aaron Violi (38), the pair gave the Bloods a start they had been looking for all season.
A careful 62-run partnership put the Bloods in the box seat for a run at a large score at the mid-point of the innings, despite the loss of Minney in the 20th over.
Scott Hamer (42) joined Violi at the wicket and immediately picked up the tempo of the innings, capitalising on the work of his openers.
Despite the loss of Violi, the innings gained momentum through Hamer and his brother Ash.
The pair provided the bulk of the scoring as the home team put the pressure on their opponents in the blistering sun.
Across the second half of the innings, the Bloods were able to put on 115 runs to boost their score to an impressive 8/177.
Manoj Beri (2/46) made the initial inroads for Seville, while Mark Sandfort (3/54) and Mark Proctor (2/34) benefited from a batting order searching for valuable late runs.
Seville had their work cut out for them chasing the total; and despite some stoic defence early, Healesville’s bowlers didn’t allow Seville’s batsmen off the leash, and a lack of runs early compounded the pressure.
With only 2/29 off the first 17 overs, the pressure became too great for the home team.
They did manage to lift the tempo, but along with that, the wickets also kept coming at regular intervals.
A good all-round bowling performance by the Bloods ensured they would collect a vital 66-run victory to keep their hopes of finals action intact.
Dylan Moore’s (3/27) steady bowling through the middle-overs was the pick of the figures among contributions for all bowlers, while Beri was the pick of the batsmen with an unbeaten 28 that ensured Seville batted out their overs.
Healesville now face Yarra Junction at home in the most important game for the finals aspirants.
A win to Healesville will put the two teams even on points, while a win to Yarra Junction will have them two games clear in the four and looking hard to topple.
Seville, on the other hand, face Yarra Glen, and win for them will keep them in the race also, so Round 10 shapes as a key point in this season for the race for fourth position.
Yarra Junction missed their opportunity to consolidate their position in the top four; however, they weren’t disgraced in their performance against front-runners Warburton-Millgrove.
Warburton-Millgrove finished 2016 as the best-performed team, as they finished the year on an unbeaten six-game streak.
With their top order in exceptional form, and even contributions from their bowling line up, not only have they been winning games, but they have been winning in impressive fashion.
Yarra Junction, on the other hand, shook off a slow start the season, and their comprehensive victory over Mount Evelyn in the last round before Christmas had their confidence at a high leading into the mid season break.
Warburton-Millgrove elected to bat first, and found the going tough against a disciplined Yarra Junction bowling attack.
Despite contributions right through the order, the Burras couldn’t quite muster a significant partnership that would take the game away from a tireless fielding effort.
Liam Barnard (41) was the pick of the Burras’ batsmen as his experience proved vital in pushing the total toward 150.
When it was all said and done, the home side managed to bat their overs out to score 9/145.
A competitive total, but not an altogether dominant one.
Yarra Junction were put under the spotlight from the word go in their innings as David Lever (5/27) controlled proceedings from the outset.
Lever is one of the competition’s best; and after failing to make a contribution with the bat, he rarely sees out a game with any type of contribution.
He was matched early by an impressive half-century from Quinton Hodgkinson (52); however, the Yarra Junction captain lacked partners to assist him in heaping the pressure back on Warburton-Millgrove.
The Eagles were within striking distance for most of the innings however the home team seemed to have their measure with regular wickets.
Luke Darwall celebrated his return to the fold with tidy figures of 2/32 ensuring that Lever’s early work with the ball wouldn’t go unrewarded.
Eventually, the Burras wore down the Eagles and dismissed them for 131, a mere 14 runs short of their target.
Despite the loss, Yarra Junction’s form has been tidy, and they will be keen to bounce back against a Healesville side which will be looking to close the gap between the two sides.
Warburton-Millgrove, on the other hand, have a week off to plan their assault on a run towards finals.
In the final game of the round, Mount Evelyn travelled to Yarra Glen; and after coughing up the last two games before Christmas, the Mounters were in desperate need of correcting the course of their season.
Yarra Glen have struggled in their return to the top flight, but no one can question their efforts.
A Round 7 victory against Healesville was just rewards for consistent form; and if they had managed to win the clutch moments in a few other games, then perhaps they could’ve registered a couple more wins.
Mount Evelyn didn’t hesitate in batting first, and perhaps their stumbles pre-Christmas ordered a cautious approach from their top order.
The Yarra Glen bowlers didn’t make things easy for the visitors early as they kept things tight.
Jimmy Lusk (2/25) was the pick of the bowlers early, as his accurate leg spin bowling never let his opponents an opportunity to break the game open.
Although cautious, the Mounters managed to keep wickets in hand; and with the fielding group wilting in the sun, Brad Jones (52) took full advantage.
Jones was able to pick up the scoring tempo, and, in the process, took the pressure off Daniel Fraser, who was doing an excellent job in keeping things intact at the other end.
Jones blasted 52 off 30 balls, in a 71-run partnership that completely changed the course of the innings.
Despite the loss of Jones, Luke Jones ensured the batting side didn’t rest there.
In an opposite approach to his brother, Luke was able to keep the score ticking over with well-placed shots and good running between the wickets.
All along, Fraser kept his nerve at the other end; and with the innings coming to a close, his intensity lifted, when all others began to wilt.
Fraser carried his bat through the 40 overs to compile an impressive unbeaten 93 to which the visitors built an impressive score of 4/210.
Yarra Glen’s line-up were always going to find the chase difficult, especially after enduring the summer sun.
All of the Mount Evelyn bowlers were able to hit their mark consistently enough; and with regular wickets, were able to post a valuable 126-run win after dismissing the home team for 84.
The pick of the bowlers were Kane Jones (3/5) and Chad Witherdin (2/12), but with wickets to all bowlers, this was an impressive team performance with the bat.
Mount Evelyn’s clash with Woori Yallock next week will tell if this performance is a bounce back in form, or a cheap victory against a team struggling to match it with the big boys.
Woori Yallock enjoyed an extra long break, and a victory to the Tigers would almost see them and Warburton-Millgrove establish a strong hold on home semi finals.
Yarra Glen, on the other hand, face Seville, and their clash against the Blues earlier in the season went down to the wire.
They will back themselves in this contest, and another victory will keep them interested in the run home.
DJ Strachan Shield
Warburton-Millgrove 9/145 (L. Barnard 41, J. King 26*, B. Lever 25) d Yarra Junction 131 (Q. Hodgkinson 52, David Lever 5/27, L. Darwall 2/32); Healesville 8/177 (S. Hamer 42, A. Violi 38, Mark Minney 32, M. Sandfort 3/54, M. Proctor 2/46, M. Beri 2/46) d Seville 8/109 (M. Beri 28*, D. Moore 3/27); Mount Evelyn 4/210 (Dan Fraser 93*, B. Jones 52, J. Lusk 2/25) d Yarra Glen 84 (K. Jones 3/5, C. Witherdin 2/12); Woori Yallock bye.
RA Finger Trophy
Hoddles Creek 6/174 (L. Heatherington 52, W. Trotter 47, B. Taeuber 3/29) d Launching Place 5/167 (B. Taeuber 68, L. Thomas 52*, L. Rowe 3/40); Woori Yallock 8/136 (P. Broussard 63, M. Arnold 24, M. Tilney 3/27, A. Vassallo 2/24) d Gruyere 122 (J. Harding 35, R. Prouse 32, C. Ferguson 3/13, J. Young 3/16); Seville 80 (G. Frankovic 31, A. Nelson 4/7, B. Thorneycroft 3/16) def by Warburton-Millgrove 166 (T. Appletron 44, I. Andueza 37, C. Frankovic 3/27, M. Hardy 2/18); Wandin 7/192 (T. Thorne 57, M. Naquash 42, L. Chandler 3/40, H. Keeling 2/35) def by Healesville 8/202 (B. Wallace 55*, B. Horner 37, J. Oakley 4/46); Yarra Junction 129 (M. Robinson 35, M. Richards 16, T. Gaskett 16*, N. Taylor 3/20, D. Whelan 3/21) def by Coldstream 140 (S. Phillips 40, L. Doughty 27, B. Nightingale 3/34, D. Chaproniere 3/43).
Powelltown 8/184 (S. Thompson 76, S. Sanders 25, M. Fawdry 2/24, Z. Fawdry 2/16) d Healesville 134 (M. Fawdry 34, S. Gerbet 25, T. Long 2/18, S. Sander 2/22); Mount Evelyn 9/140 (D. Westaway 55, J. Williams 24, J. Dobson 3/19, M. Sinnott 2/18) d Wandin 116 (A. Mohomud 31, B. Sinnott 23, J. Williams 3/28 R. Williams 2/16); Yarra Glen d Seville (forfeit).
YARRA RANGES ATHLETICS
WHAT a fantastic end to the last week of athletics competition for 2016.
Two medals, a gold and a bronze, at the Little Athletics Victoria State Relay Championships and a Victorian Best Performance.
The Under 9s/Under11s Girls medley team of Charlotte, Alicia, Tiara and Kiara ran a superb medley relay to win the state title in a new Victorian best performance of 2.09.73.
The medley is made up of 2 x 100m, 1 x 200m and 1 x 400m.
Well done girls.
The bronze medal was won by the mixed Under 15s 4x200m relay team of Chelsea, Estelle, Pat and Harry.
An excellent race and some sensational baton changes boght the team home in third palce in a time of 1 46.07.
Well done to all teams for giving your very best at these state championships.
Club results are: Girls Under 9s 4×200 11th 2.28.08, Girls Under 11s 4x100m 16th 1.02.69, Girls 9-11s Medley 1st2.09.73 (VBP), Girls 12-13 Medley 4th 2.04.07, Mixed Under 12 4x200m 6th 2.01.56, Boys u15 4x100m 8th 51.25, Boys u15 4×200 13th 1.55.77, Mixed Under 15s 4×100 12th 53.47, Mixed 4×200 3rd 1.46.07.
Friday night was the final round of Little Athletics for the year.
Excellect weather conditions provided perfect conditions for some PBs, with all the athletes enjoying the night.
The special visitor who arraved mid-competition added to the fun of the evening.
Thanks to all the parents and athletes who helped to set up and pack up. Next round is Saturday, 14 January.
The senior team competed in Round 9 of the AV Shield on Thursday night at a cold, windy Nunawading track.
A small team competed hard with some very good results, contributing towards team wins for the Open Men and Open Women, while the Women Under 16s and Under 14s teams finished close seconds.
The next round is on Saturday, 7 January, at Nunawading.
That is it for 2016.
The club looks forward to seeing you all back again in 2017.
Thanks to all the committee, regular helpers and coaches for all your tireless help and commitment to our club and the sport of athletics.
For information on how to join or trial, photos, results and updated news, visit the all new and improved website at yarrarangesathletics.org.au or check out the Facebook page.
Run, jump, throw … too easy!
LYSTERFIELD’S Nathan Walsh and The Basin’s number three batsman Jake Best have been selected to represent the Victorian Country Cricket League in the Australian Country Cricket Championships held in Wollongong NSW on 2-11 January.
Forty regional cricketers from all over Victoria attended trials at the MCG, Endeavour Hills and Bendigo, before 14 were selected in the final squad.
The championships will comprise of five one-day games and five Twenty20 matches against WA, SA, NSW, QLD and East Asia Pacific.
Walsh was the standout player in last year’s carnival in Mt Gambier SA, winning the Don Bradman trophy for the most runs in the competition and has been elevated to vice-captain.
The 26-year-old Best will become the first Basin player to represent a Victorian Country X1 after a career with Premier club Casey South Melbourne which included 74 matches and two seasons as skipper.
Last season he was selected to lead the South East Country Region Team of the Year after scoring almost 600 runs.
Knoxfield’s Tom Boxell has been named as an emergency.
Victorian Country Squad
Ben Boyd (Capt) (Warrnambool), Nathan Walsh (VC) (Ferntree Gully), Cam Taylor (Bendigo), Mick Allen (Gisborne), Jake Best (Ferntree Gully), Nathan Fitzpatrick (Bendigo), Tom Mathieson (Geelong), Lee Stockdale (Traralgon), Matthew Combe (Horsham), Lachy Dobson (Mornington Peninsula), Jacob Smith (Geelong), Chris Dew (Mornington Pen), Taylor Beard (Bendigo), and Cole Roscholler (Ballarat).
Music inspired by the sculptures of Bronwyn Oliver will be performed in the halls of TarraWarra Museum of Art on 22 January, with the exhibition entering its final weeks.
Multi-instrumentalist and composer Rosie Westbrook will perform a series of compositions, inspired by the sculpture work of the late Bronwyn Oliver displayed in the museum, from 2-4pm on Sunday, 22 January.
Ms Westbrook’s performance follows a previous show at TWMA, to commemorate the Howard Arkley and Friends exhibition in January 2016.
The event description on TWMA’s website describes her work as “minimal yet highly emotional soundscapes’.
“Layers of delicate guitar and the unearthly sounds of the double bass will echo through the gallery in tandem with the patterns and shadowy images of Oliver’s work,” the description for the event reads.
The exhibition has been on display since Sunday, 21 November, and was described by curator Julie Ewington as the first “major survey exhibition” of Oliver’s work since her death in 2006.
Pieces have been gathered from collections around the country, with more than 50 works spanning 1984-2006 in the ever-changing halls of the gallery.
Many of the pieces use copper wiring, weaved and welded to create forms that look different under different lighting and from different angles.
“From very early on, I think from 1988, she worked out that the lighting should be considered as part of the work, and very often there are quite specific instructions, saying only light from one source – so it gets a particular shadow, and that shadow, behind the form itself, is considered part of the work,” Ms Ewington said.
You’ve got to circumnavigate the works,” she said.
“You can’t touch, but you’ve got to circumnavigate, and the great pleasure is just seeing them from different angles and seeing the way the light falls through them.”
TarraWarra Museum of Art is located at 311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville, and is open from 11am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday.
Entry is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for pensioners and students and children under 12 receive free entry – the concert is free with entry to the museum.
The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver exhibition finishes on 5 February, with an exhibition featuring the works of Melbourne painter Louise Hearman opening on 18 February.
FASHIONISTAS of all ages will have a chance on Saturday, 14 January, to show off their particular race-day style and win prizes with the return of Healesville Cup Day Fashions On The Field.
The event was added to the many attractions of Healesville Amateur Racing Club’s Cup Day event last year and got away to a flying start.
With a full year of planning for the second fashion stakes, organisers say this year’s Fashions on the Field will be even better.
Set among the magnificent pin-oaks of one of Victoria’s most picturesque country race venues, the Cup Day meeting offers a spectacular summer racing experience.
The club is gearing up for a fantastic day with thousands of people expected to make their way to Healesville to take in the relaxed atmosphere and great entertainment on and off the track.
On track the racing will be very competitive with six actioned-packed races, with gates opening at 11am and the first race kicking off around 1pm.
In addition to the live local action, all the races from the Gold Coast Magic Millions will be telecast on screens around the track, along with the Melbourne and interstate races.
Off the track there will be plenty of free activities for the kids including a jumping castle, an animal farm, pony rides, and Kelly Sports conducting lots of fun and games for the children.
As a bonus the first 200 children through the gates will receive a great Country Racing summer kids’ pack with loads of goodies.
The Fashions On The Field competition is scheduled for later in the day with loads of fun to be had and great cash and prizes to be won, including a $500 travel voucher for the winner of the Lady of the Day category.
Categories include Lady of the Day, Best Hat, Couple of the Day and a Junior Boys and Girls category.
To pre-register check out the club’s Facebook page or you can register on the day. All contestants who pre-register will receive a double pass to the Healesville Races.
Racegoers are invited to pack a picnic or take advantage of the great food and drink available throughout the day.
For more information on Healesville Races visit www.healesvilleraces.com.au.
WINERY visitors will be able to enjoy live music as part of their dining experience, with a new space opening at Coldstream’s Rochford Wines.
The Deck at Rochford Wines, a new outdoor space overhanging the winery’s lake, opened on Saturday, 3 December.
The space features a bar to showcase the venue’s wines, accompanied with a dining menu and live entertainment in an outdoor setting.
The deck also has a cold-smoker installed and will serve Southern-style barbecue food, and the space can be hired out for private functions.
Rochford owner, Helmut Konecsny said The Deck would allow visitors to enjoy the valley’s scenery while having a glass of wine.
“It is a great new addition to the range of entertainment attractions for visitors to explore in the Yarra Valley,” he said.
During the venue’s A Day on the Green concerts, the deck will be used as a VIP space for platinum ticket holders, with a view adjacent to the stage.
To celebrate the opening of The Deck, Rochford Wines and the Mail are giving away a dinner at Rochford wines for one reader and their three friends.
The giveaway includes a meal, glass of wine and wine tasting for the attendees.
To be in the running, email your name and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The lucky winner will be announced on Friday, 16 December.
THE Screaming Jets are set to thrust local audiences into the musical stratosphere, with the renowned hard-rockers to touch down at York on Lilydale on 10 February.
Fresh from releasing their eighth studio album, ‘Chrome’, the band is hitting the road again with their third run of dates since the May 2016 release.
The latest offering has received a typically warm reception for the Jets, peaking at number 30 on the ARIA Mainstream Charts, an incredible effort considering the band first burst onto the music scene in the early 1990s.
After 27 years of touring and making records, the band knows how to rock Aussie audiences and with tracks such as ‘Better’, ‘Helping Hand’, ‘Needle’ and ‘Come On’, mixing with new tracks such as ‘Automatic Cowboy’ and ‘Cash in your Ticket’, their live shows never disappoint.
Front-man Dave Gleeson, now 48, told the ‘Mail’ their ongoing success was a result of their traditional rock values.
“We’re still there to bring the fire to our stage shows,” he said.
“We’ve got those eight or nine songs everyone wants to hear and we’ll hit them with that straight away.
“We’ll then back off and I’ll talk with the crowd … let a few things out … then we’ll smash home the show.
“As far as hard rock ‘n’ roll fans go, they want to see people on stage playing their instruments.
“They want to see Jimi and Scott ripping out, and they want to see Paul stomping around the stage owning it, and Mickl banging away … and me throwing myself to the floor.”
Gleeson said the album has gained significant momentum, which he is proud to say is of not a result of social media.
“I don’t do Facebook – if I want to say something, I just let loose and say it on the stage,” he said.
“If I say it on the stage, then I don’t get upset about anything at home – except for losing a game of pool.
“You look at someone like Selena Gomez with millions of Twitter followers … a third of them are just there to spread hate.”
Throughout the 1990s, the Screaming Jets became a household name after a string of successful songs and albums.
The band also became widely known for their intense live shows.
Though, the rock star lifestyle never seemed to claim the band, only pushing them further creatively, with ‘Chrome’ the perfect testament to the love of their craft.
Today, the Screaming Jets are Dave Gleeson (vocals), Paul Woseen (bass), Scott Kingman (guitars), Jimi Hocking (guitars) and Mickl Sayers (drums).
“Our present line-up is eight years in and we’re all about having fun,” Gleeson said.
“We went to Byron Bay to record and had a blast.
“We’re still in a great place and having as much fun as ever.”
The Screaming Jets will perform at the York on Lilydale on Friday 10 February.
For more details, visit www.yorkonlilydale.com.au
BURRINJA Cultural Centre has something special in store for guests from Saturday 10 December to 12 February.
Wominjeka: a New Beginning traces cultural communities and explores new modes of creative practice in South Eastern Aboriginal art and cultures.
Featuring a diverse array of materials and techniques including painting, animal skin cloaks and textiles, bark and feather flowers, clay shields and digital prints – this landmark exhibition brings together specially commissioned work by five cross-generational early career artists; Georgia MacGuire, Aunty Marlene Gilson, Mitch Mahoney, Josh Muir and Raymond Young.
As part of this project, each participating artist has been mentored by a senior artist including Maree Clarke, Lee Darroch, Ray Thomas and Peter Waples-Crow to explore the Koorie Heritage Trust’s significant Collections and to develop new work in dialogue with the past.
Wominjeka: A New Beginning was originally produced to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Koorie Heritage Trust and to launch the Trust’s new high-profile premises at Federation Square in Melbourne.
Exhibitions co-ordinator Angie Taylor said people should take the time to view this exhibition.
“The exhibition is an opportunity to view some of the Koorie Heritage Trust’s precious collection items together with artwork by contemporary Indigenous artists,” she said.
“The contemporary Indigenous artists have created artworks in response to items from the Koorie Heritage Trust collection.
“NETS Victoria has partnered with Koorie Heritage Trust to tour Wominjeka around Victoria, and we are really delighted to be able to display the exhibition at Burrinja.”
The exhibition will tour to four venues around Victoria in 2016.
A range of public programs, an education resource and an exhibition catalogue will accompany the exhibition tour.
Burrinja Cultural Centre is located at 351 Glenfern Road, Upwey.
For more information, visit netsvictoria.org.au or www.burrinja.org.au.
THE renowned 1812 Theatre is presently holding its last play for the 2016 season, the stage adaption of the BBC TV comedy series, ‘The Vicar of Dibley’.
The stage version of this hilarious, heart-warming BBC TV sitcom features all the eccentric characters many audiences have come to love.
These include Alice, the blonde, dippy verger; Owen, the earthy local farmer and the stuttering Jim who prefaces most remarks with “No-no-no-no-yes!”
Of course, there’s the inimitable vicar herself.
Geraldine Granger is a boisterous, fun-loving female minister who serves the community in an eccentric, conservative small village church, bringing mayhem and comedy at every turn.
The script is by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew Archer, writers of Blackadder and Mr Bean.
Don’t miss this unique chance to see three episodes of ‘The Vicar of Dibley’ live on stage in one show.
The show is directed by Loretta Bishop.
Performance dates will be held until Saturday, 10 December.
For more details, visit www.1812theatre.com.au.