No need to stay home

There are some great events coming up over the next two weeks to tempt you out from the comforts of home.  Here are just a few.


Clunes Booktown 2017 Festival.  

Stalls, workshops, author’s talks, live entertainment, children’s village, and food.  Venue: Clunes Township  Dates: 6th & 7th May  This is now a ticketed event – Adults $10 per day  Children 12 to 18  $5 per day  Author’s talks $10 each session  Children $5 (unless held on lap).

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The Great Trentham Spudfest

Stalls, food, music, games, entertainment and activities.  Venue: Township of Trentham  Date:  Saturday 6th May   Time:  10am to 4pm.


The Grigoryan Brothers at Art Gallery Ballarat

Australia’s finest guitar duo, will perform works from their latests release, arranged by their father Edward. Venue: Art Gallery Ballarat  Date: Thursday 11th May  Time: 7.30pm  This is a ticketed event – Adults $42 | Concession $38 | Students $25


My Leonard Cohen 

Performed by Stewart D’Arrietta and a seven piece band, with some of Australia’s best contemporary musicians. Venue: The Capital Theatre, Bendigo  Date: 13th May  Time: 7.30pm  Cost: $59.00


World Sideshow Festival 2017

A celebration of the sideshow arts.  Sideshow is best described as extreme circus. Some of the best sideshow artists from around the world come to Ballarat.  Venue: Ballarat Mechanics Institute  Dates & Times: 11th May – 6.30pm  12th May 7.30 & 9.30pm  13th May 2.00pm, 7.30pm & 9.30pm  Cost:


Behind the Seams – Doctor Blake’s Ballarat

Step back in time as Sovereign Hill’s Gold Museum hosts a special even celebrating the iconic 1950s looks of the Doctor Blake television series.  Includes a panel session an audience Q&A and a guided tour of the exhibition.  Venue: Gold Museum, Bradshaw Street, Ballarat  Date: Saturday 27th May  Time:  2.00pm to 4.00pm