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In conversation with J. P. Pomare

Community Event

4 Sep 2024

Distance from: 10.0 kms | Price from: $10.00

17 Years Later: Who really killed the Primrose familyThe unputdownable new bestseller by multi-award-winning author J. P. Pomare.Who killed the...

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Traditional Signwriting Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

23 Aug 2024 to 25 Aug 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: Not Available

Paint your own property sign with signwriter Greg Chandler.This three-day workshop is an introduction to the theory and practice of...

Wooden spoon on top of leaves in a bowl

Greenwood Spoon Carving Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

14 Sep 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $680.00

Want to discover the fascinating craft of spoon carving? Join Eli Beke of Wedge and Edge Woodcraft and learn the...

Zoo Keeper teaching children about a snake

Junior Keeper Program

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

21 Jul 2024 to 30 Sep 2024

Distance from: 8.9 kms | Price from: Not Available

The Ballarat Wildlife Park’s ‘Junior Keeper Program’ is an incredible three-hour experience hosted by some of the Wildlife Park’s experienced...

Cuttlefish casting

Silversmithing (Cuttlefish Casting) Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

7 Sep 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $405.00

Embark on an exciting journey into the ancient art of cuttlefish casting with Rachel Grose.In this full-day workshop, you will...

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Ballarat Film Society – L’Ombra di Caravaggio

Community Event

10 Oct 2024

Distance from: 10.0 kms | Price from: $30.00

The famous 17th century Italian artist Caravaggio is well known for his intense realism and use of strong contrasts of...

Three women seated at looms with instructor looking over

Saori Weaving Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

31 Aug 2024 to 1 Sep 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $405.00

Find your Zen at the loom.Join Prue Simmons, one of only three accredited Saori weaving teachers in Australia and discover...

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Ballarat Film Society – Smiley

Community Event

12 Dec 2024

Distance from: 10.0 kms | Price from: $30.00

To conclude this year marking their 70-year existence, watch a 1956 Australian film classic about an imaginative young boy who...

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Ballarat Film Society – Army of Shadows

Community Event

8 Aug 2024

Distance from: 10.0 kms | Price from: $30.00

Jean-Pierre Melville is the ultimate cult auteur in the French cinema, acknowledged as a key influence on directors such as...

Donkey

Ballarat Film Society – EO

Community Event

14 Nov 2024

Distance from: 10.0 kms | Price from: $30.00

Described by critics as a ‘sensuous reimagining of Robert Bresson’s Au hazard Balthazar’ (1966), EO is the name of a...

Tiger carrying food

Breakfast with the Tigers

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

21 Jul 2024 to 27 Oct 2024

Distance from: 8.9 kms | Price from: Not Available

Join the keepers at Ballarat Wildlife Park for a keeper talk at the tiger sanctuary, every Saturday and Sunday morning...

Straw cornucopia with a fruit and flower arrangement

Traditional Straw Plaiting Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

14 Sep 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $250.00

Join Elizabeth Woodroofe in learning the traditional art of making corn dollies.In this full-day workshop, learn the history of traditional...

Woman sewing on sewing machine

Beginner Sewing Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

17 Aug 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $285.00

This one day class is perfect for the beginner sewer. Students will be introduced to sewing and pressing equipment and...

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Locksmithing Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

9 Nov 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $390.00

Learn the ancient art of locksmithing with locksmith Aaron Smith.In this full-day workshop, you will make your own brass padlock...

Wadawurrung coil baskets

Wadawurrung Coil Baskets Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

3 Aug 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $150.00

Learn traditional weaving techniques with Wadawurrung woman, Tammy Gilson.In this half-day workshop, you will learn to make a coil basket...

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Christmas Market

Markets

13 Dec 2024

Distance from: 9.6 kms | Price from: Free

Whether you're a big kid or a little kid, this Christmas Market will have you feeling all the magic, joy...

Make your own paint brushes

Brush Making Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

21 Sep 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $150.00

Learn to make your own brushes with renowned local ceramic artist Pete Pilven.In this half-day workshop, you will learn to...

Stone setting on rings

Silversmithing Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

7 Dec 2024 to 8 Dec 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $625.00

Learn to bezel set a stone in precious metal with silver smith Rachel Grose.In this two-day workshop, you will learn...

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In conversation with Anna Romer

Community Event

20 Aug 2024

Distance from: 10.0 kms | Price from: $10.00

The Ghost of Briar Rose by Anna Romer.Everyone says the old mountainside house is haunted. Which is perfect because ghost...

Spinning yarn on wheel

Learn to Spin at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

14 Sep 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: Not Available

Learn to spin fleece into yarn with spinner and weaver Dawn Lim.In this introductory full-day workshop, you will learn the...

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Corset Making Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

6 Sep 2024 to 8 Sep 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $1195.00

Learn to make an underbust corset with Catherine Irving of Crystal Pegasus Costumes.In this three-day workshop, you will learn to...

Carved limestone fish

Soft Limestone Carving Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

21 Sep 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $230.00

Learn the basics of soft limestone sculpting with sculptor Kim Bellette.South Eastern Limestone is a material that can be easily...

Coloured cloth

Natural Dye Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

3 Aug 2024 to 4 Aug 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $510.00

Learn to create a world of colour using natural dyes with Churchill Fellow, Heather Thomas!In this two-day workshop, you will...

Wooden carvings of a sheep, dog and frog

3D Wood Animal Carving Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

3 Aug 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $375.00

This a day-long class where you will hand carve your own three-dimensional wooden animal, full of character and charm from...

Rigid Heddle weaving

Introduction to Rigid Heddle Weaving (Scarf Making) at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

9 Nov 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $270.00

Learn to weave a scarf with spinner and weaver, Dawn Lim.In this full-day workshop, you will be introduced to the...

Wood carving

Woodcarving 101 Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

2 Aug 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $365.00

Learn everything you need to know to get started woodcarving with Olivia O'Connor.This full-day workshop is an absolute must for...

Washing out a good prospect’ ca. 1858 (detail), photograph

Historical Photography and the Nineteenth Century Gold Rushes

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

1 Aug 2024

Distance from: 9.5 kms | Price from: Free

Photography was still a novelty and topic of immense public interest during the 1850s goldrush. Richard Daintree and Antoine Fauchery...

APRONSTRINGS (installation view), photograph by Flossie Peitsch

Apronstrings

Exhibition and Shows

21 Jul 2024 to 15 Sep 2024

Distance from: 9.5 kms | Price from: $5.00

Suspended blue aprons enclose and entangle the viewer as a metaphor for the selfless investment of heart and soul by...

Drop spindle with wool

Drop Spindle Spinning Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

26 Oct 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $290.00

Learn to spin wool by hand with Cloverleaf Corriedale Stud owner, award-winning fleece producer, and skilled fibre woman Ronelle Welton.In...

Leather pouch with brushes

Leather Pouch Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

28 Jul 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $235.00

Learn to make a buckled leather pouch with leathercrafter Alexander Stone.Learn to use patterns, choose the right leather, work with...

Handmade string

Plant Walk and String Making Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

16 Nov 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $145.00

Collect and prepare plant fibre for weaving with Jodie Goldring.In this half-day workshop, Jodie will provide you with a wealth...

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Author Talk with Fiona McIntosh

Community Event

2 Oct 2024

Distance from: 10.0 kms | Price from: $10.00

The Fallen Woman by Fiona McIntosh.The heart-stopping new historical adventure from the bestselling author of The Sugar Palace.Botanical artist Jane...

Colonial era tomahawk

Tomahawk Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

14 Sep 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $490.00

Learn to forge a colonial era tomahawk with Rob Hayes.In this half-day workshop, you will learn to forge your own...

Woven basket

Basket Weaving Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

19 Oct 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $240.00

Learn the art of Random Weaving with Jodie Goldring.In this full-day workshop, you will learn how to create a basket...

Three legged perch stool

Perch Chairmaking Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

30 Aug 2024 to 1 Sep 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $990.00

Learn to make a chair by hand with Windsor Chairmaker, Glen Rundell.In this three-day course, learn about working with timber...

Two wooden carvings one featuring a gum leaf and koi fish

Relief Carving Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

4 Aug 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $360.00

Learn the art of relief carving with woodworker Olivia O'Connor.This is a day-long class where you will get a feel...

Spinning wheel

Spinning Wheel Trouble Shooting Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

3 Aug 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $155.00

Get your spinning wheel up and running with Ronelle Welton.Have you recently dusted off Nanna’s old spinning wheel, or purchased...

Lights projected on United States Hotel and Victoria Theatre building

Winter Wonderlights

Festivals and Celebrations

21 Jul 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $19.00

Experience the sound, lights and wintry delights at Sovereign Hill's Winter Wonderlights.With a dazzling light show, full theatre program, hands-on...

Granny Square crochet with hook

Beginner’s Crochet

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

31 Jul 2024

Distance from: 9.9 kms | Price from: $35.00

Have you ever wanted to learn crochet, but not quite sure where to start? Learn the mindful art of crochet...

Embroidered piece

Chinese Silk and Gold Embroidery Workshop at Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

26 Oct 2024 to 27 Oct 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $350.00

Learn the art of embroidery with award-winning artist, Alison Cole.In this two-day workshop, you will be working on an embroidery...

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Spooky Spring Market

Markets

20 Sep 2024

Distance from: 9.6 kms | Price from: Free

Love Spring markets? Love Halloween? Why not enjoy both!This Spooky Spring market has everything - local stallholders, live music and...

Netsuke carved fish

Netsuke Carving Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

8 Nov 2024 to 10 Nov 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $925.00

Learn the ancient art of netsuke wood carving with master wood carver Hape Kiddle.In this three-day workshop, you will learn...

Interior Bunch of Grapes

Ballarat Green Drinks

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

15 Aug 2024 to 17 Oct 2024

Distance from: 9.9 kms | Price from: Free

Ballarat Green Drinks is a regular event that occurs every third Thursday of the month. This is a free event...

Painting showing scene from the Eureka Stockade

Back of House Collections Tour: Treasures from the Collection

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

24 Jul 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $20.00

From proud Wadawurrung Elder Marlene Gilson’s artwork to Eureka rebel Peter Lalor’s chair, discover some of the most intriguing, significant...

Hands holding fibres dyed in indigo

Introduction to Indigo Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

17 Aug 2024 to 17 Nov 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: Not Available

Give the gift of time spent together in this Mother’s Day workshop with natural dyer Jude Craig.In this full-day workshop,...

Close up of bust of gold 1850s dress with historical clock in background

Back of House Collections Tour: Fashion and Textiles

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

26 Jul 2024 to 31 Jul 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $20.00

Go behind the scenes with Sovereign Hill's expert guides and explore their vaults of hidden treasures.See some of their most...

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Carboni’s Gnocchi Masterclass

Food and Wine

27 Jul 2024

Distance from: 9.4 kms | Price from: $99.00

Learn the traditional way of gnocchi making while having fun and of course a glass, followed by a sharing lunch!Spend...

Ceramic bowls

Hand-Forming Tableware Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

6 Oct 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $270.00

Learn the basics of hand-forming tableware utilising household objects with ceramic artist Minna Graham.Learn to use your kitchen skills and...

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Ballarat Spoken Word

Concert or Performance

3 Aug 2024 to 7 Dec 2024

Distance from: 9.9 kms | Price from: Free

Calling all poets and word connoisseurs! Experience an enchanting evening of literary and musical marvels on the Ballarat Spoken Word...

Singer at the microphone

Ballarat Film Society – Stop Making Sense

Community Event

12 Sep 2024

Distance from: 10.0 kms | Price from: $30.00

Viewing a filmed music concert has been a tradition of the BFS, so this year we are fortunate to have...

Piano Bar Ballarat

Piano by Request

Concert or Performance

26 Jul 2024

Distance from: 10.0 kms | Price from: $10.00

Welcome to Piano Bar Ballarat! Enjoy an evening of Piano Bar entertainment presented by their exceptional piano and superstar vocalists,...

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Festival of Australian Queer Theatre

Festivals and Celebrations

22 Aug 2024 to 25 Aug 2024

Distance from: 10.0 kms | Price from: Not Available

Australian Theatre has a celebrated and relatively recent history of queer theatre. From censorship furors over The Boys in the...

Man with drum

Frame Drum Making Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

18 Oct 2024 to 20 Oct 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $1195.00

Handcraft your own Zilli-Tar frame drum with instrument maker Matt Stonehouse.Over three days, you will use traditional hand tools and...

Gin School

Distill Your Own Gin at Kilderkin Distillery

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

10 Aug 2024 to 31 Aug 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $210.00

This hands-on experience takes you deep into the art of gin making to create your own, signature spirit. It starts...

Battle scene in AURA sound and light show

AURA Sound and Light Show at Sovereign Hill

Exhibition and Shows

21 Jul 2024 to 21 Jul 2025

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: Not Available

From a place you know comes a story you don’t — AURA immerses you in the story of gold in...

Ring making workshop

Ring-making Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

5 Oct 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $275.00

Learn the joys of working with precious silver with silversmith Rachel Grose.In this full-day workshop, you will use traditional tools...

Drawing in silverpoint

Drawing in Silverpoint Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

21 Sep 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $185.00

Join fine artist Lisa Nolan for a beginner friendly workshop on drawing in silverpoint.Silverpoint is a traditional form of durable...

Needle felted owl

Introduction to Needle Felting at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

12 Oct 2024

Distance from: 8.8 kms | Price from: $245.00

Learn the art of needle felting with Ingrid van der Molen. Wool felt may be the oldest textile in the...

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In conversation with Margaret Hickey

Community Event

8 Aug 2024

Distance from: 10.0 kms | Price from: $10.00

The Creeper by Margaret Hickey is the chilling new mystery novel from the award-winning author of bestsellers Cutters End, Stone...

Australian Calisthenics Competition

Royal South Street Society Ballarat Eisteddfod

Concert or Performance

21 Jul 2024 to 31 Oct 2024

Distance from: 9.3 kms | Price from: Not Available

Step into the heart of the Royal South Street Society Ballarat Eisteddfod, Australia's longest running, premier performing arts eisteddfod, and...

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