Moira Arts & Culture Inc. (MAC Inc.) is a not for profit organisation which aims to stimulate, enrich and support creativity in our communities, ensuring the vitality and sustainability of arts and culture into the future in Moira Shire.

Moira Arts & Culture Inc. was established in 2013 and is proudly sponsored by Moira Shire Council.

In addition to delivering an extensive program of events, MAC Inc. supports a range of community driven initiatives, events and programs.

Come on in and browse around our website to find details of upcoming events, and reports on recent events.

 

BOLLYWOOD ENCHANTS STRATHMERTON

The final performance in the 2018 Café Culture Series was Bollywood presented in Strathmerton.

An exotic colourful taste of Indian culture with feedback from the audience: A beautiful spectacle, fabulous night, just fantastic.

 

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Traditional Indian dance meets contemporary Bollywood
Bollywood comes to Strathmerton
Contemporary ‘Bollywood’ will combine with traditional Indian culture on Friday 9 November for the close of the 2018 Café Culture series.
The Strathmerton Public Hall will host the Bollywood performance, marking the close of the successful Café Culture series presented by Moira Arts and Culture Inc. (MAC Inc.) in collaboration with Just Shows To Go and Creative Victoria.
The show is simply titled ‘Bollywood’ and offers traditional Indian music featuring tabla, sitar and vocals as well as beautiful classical Indian dance contrasted by vibrant, energetic Bollywood routines.
Bollywood celebrates India’s extremely successful Hindi language film industry, based in Mumbai and draws on aspects of Hollywood.
The performance promises to be a vibrant one, featuring energetic dances and the colour and richness of song.
Just Shows To Go Manager, Mary Souness said it was far too ambitious to attempt to make a Bollywood movie while touring regional Victoria so instead the artform was stripped down to the bare elements for this performance.
“Bollywood has been around since the 1970s but long before film was incorporated into the culture, India had a rich tradition of music and dance which the Bollywood producers used as the building blocks for their films.
“This new show ‘Bollywood’ travels through the progression of traditional, classical and contemporary music and dance,” Ms Souness said.
Parvyn Singh, lead singer of Melbourne’s original Bollywood outfit ‘The Bombay Royale’ developed the show in conjunction with four other members of the troupe.
Parvyn exudes a seemingly effortless grace and purity in her movement and voice and has performed on stages around the world from childhood.
Parvyn is joined by two fabulous professional dancers and teachers, Ida Ghate and Shamita Sivabalan. The three dancers come from backgrounds in dance training and incorporate elements of hip hop, tap and ballet.
With the flamboyant costumes, impressive musicianship and energetic and graceful dancing, ‘Bollywood’ is set to entertain.
The show features a segue into a modern interpretation of classical Indian dance to an Ed Sheeran cover and offers a host of surprises and delights.
Doors open at 7pm for the 8pm ‘Bollywood’ performance. Enjoy a welcome drink and nibbles on arrival, supper during interval and BYO alcohol.
Tables of ten are available for $250, alternatively individual tickets can be booked online at http://www.trybooking.com/RGID or at the door for $40 or $35 for MAC Inc members.
When: Friday 9 November (doors open at 7pm for 8pm start)
Where: Strathmerton Public Hall
Tickets: Tickets online at http://www.trybooking.com/RGID or at the door. $40 or $35 for MAC Inc members. Tickets of 10 available for $250.

 

Tickets $40, MAC Inc. Members $35.

TABLES OF 10 $250

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CHRONICLES OF

A SLEEPLESS MOON

 

Chronicles of a Sleepless Moon

Melbourne’s own purveyors of junkyard theatre, The Suitcase Royale, present a tale of dastardly deeds and unfathomable adventure. The Butcher and the Doctor are up to something, and the Newsman sniffs a story that will take him deep into the dead heart of Australia. Deliciously dark and exquisitely crafted, Chronicles of a Sleepless Moon is a funny, sad and surreal fairy tale for grown-ups.
Inspired by 1920’s radio, backyard invention, and the unique dark setting of the middle of Australia; Joseph O’Farrell, Glen Walton and Miles O’Neil bring to the stage a surreal, fortuitous, adventure that crosses artforms and genres to tell the epic tale of a Butcher, a Newsman and a Mad doctor.
“If Dr Frankenstein had lent his skills to the performing arts, this is what might have resulted.” – The Age
“Tom Waits meets the Mighty Boosh in this piece of 24-carat entertainment.” – The Guardian, London.
Moira Arts & Culture Inc. together with Katamatite Community Plan Committee and Regional Arts Victoria present “Chronicles of a Sleepless Moon”
Saturday 10th November 7.30pm.
Katamatite Public Hall, Beek Street Katamatite.
Adults $30.

Tickets available Katamatite Post Office or online by clicking link below,

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MAC Inc AGM 2018


Accessible Video Marketing Workshop.

Presented by Danny Cleary the Accessible Video Marketing Workshop was held Sunday 7th October at the Strathmerton Primary School.

 


MAC Inc. E-News Newsletter October 2018

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MAC Inc E-News for October ready to be viewed. Click on link below.

MAC Inc. E-News Newsletter October 2018


 

ACCESSIBLE VIDEO MARKETING WORKSHOP

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Moira Arts & Culture Inc. and the G.R.A.I.N. Store are joining forces to present a Workshop that will provide participants with the knowledge and confidence to produce their own Video Marketing campaigns in a comprehensive and affordable manner.
The full day workshop will be conducted in a Studio scenario equipped with equipment from entry to pro level. We will cover all steps interactively throughout the Production process and produce a demonstration project within the Event.
Participants will leave with an improved understanding of:
– Marketing, specifically the importance of Video Marketing.
– Production methods: From Pre to Post-Production, understand the order, the importance & ways to save time/money for each step.
– Practical Training: You will observe as well as have an opportunity to operate a variety of equipment and software.
– Advice: If you’re planning your Video Marketing campaign, you may get some private or group feedback on your approach.

Presenter: Danny Cleary
When: Sunday 7th October
Where: Strathmerton Primary School,
School Hall (Front Building),
43/51 Findlay St,
Cost: $25 includes lunch & morning tea.

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ART FEST 2018

An outstanding weekend of creativity at MAC Inc Art Fest 2018. Thanks to the 50 participants who participated learning new skills or honing old skills. Judging by the comments they all enjoyed the experience.
Thanks to the tutors of the 20 workshops offered for sharing their skills.
Big thank-you to Karyn Day for organising the weekend.
“Absolutely beautiful country welcome Friendly artists and fantastic workshops.
Lunch and afternoon tea was delicious
For sure I’ll be doing next year”  –  Jodie.
“Thank you for a fabulous day. Loved both the workshops I did. Great tutors & fun groups. Lovely lunch. Will certainly be back next year!” –  Julie
“Had a fantastic day with a brilliant teacher Jacky, such a talented lady !!!” – Sue.
“I loved my afternoon session, thanks so much Janet.” – Beryl.

 


DR CRASK AND HIS SWINGIN’ ELIXIR

 

Dr Crask and His Swingin’ Elixir provided a fabulous night of music, prompting many to strut their stuff on the dance floor.
Feedback from audience members included: Great swinging music – fabulous entertainment.
As usual Café Culture Series did not disappoint.
Great Ambience. Friendly. Well done.
Very, very good.


Dr Crask & His Swingin’ Elixir

 

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There is nothing quite like the sound of swing music you get your feet tapping or even gliding across the dance floor. The next show in the Cafe Culture Series 2018 is all about swing. With “Just Shows To Go” celebrating its 20th birthday program, we have splashed out on the full sound of the seven piece band ‘Dr Crask & His Swingin’ Elixir’. Playing swing tunes predominantly of the 30’s and 40’s, the Swingin’ Elixir kicks out the dancing tunes with the originally American dance ‘Lindy Hop’ in mind. The Lindy Hop is a fusion of dance styles including jazz, tap, Charleston and swing.

Their arrangements are drawn from both original charts and by members of the group. The lush horn section and guitar that draws on early blues forms provides a splash of individuality, and some red hot solos. The band have just finished recording their first CD which will be available at the live shows. You’ll hear songs that were performed by the likes of Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Prima just to name a few.

Band leader, Gregory Craske formed this band initially to play his charity event called Swingin’ The Blues Away 2013; a swing dance event that raised money for an organization dealing with mental health issues in our community. A keen Lindy Hopper himself, his focus has been on playing the tunes of the Savoy Ballroom era, and to re-imagine the jumpin’ vibe of this iconic dance hall with a smaller and more portable ensemble. The result is a hot and vibrant three piece rhythm section, matched by the three piece horn section, together with the silky smooth vocals of Jen Salisbury, a timbre and delivery well matched to the era of choice, creating a luscious ‘little big-band’ sound.

Whatever ails you, a dose of Dr Crask and his Swingin’ Elixir is guaranteed to get you on your feet. You can hear the full splendour of Dr Crask & His Swingin’Elixir live at Yarroweyah Memorial Hall on Friday 24th August 8pm. Tickets for this show are on sale now at http://www.trybooking.com/RGHN. The 2018 Café Culture Series is presented by MAC Inc. working in collaboration with Just Shows To Go and is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

WHEN: FRIDAY 24th AUGUST 8 pm

WHERE: YARROWEYAH MEMORIAL HALL

TICKETS $40, MAC Inc MEMBERS $35

Doors open 7.30pm for a welcome drink and nibbles, show starts at 8pm with a delicious supper served during interval.

 

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Chronicles of a Sleepless Moon

Chronicles of a Sleepless Moon

Melbourne’s own purveyors of junkyard theatre, The Suitcase Royale, present a tale of dastardly deeds and unfathomable adventure. The Butcher and the Doctor are up to something, and the Newsman sniffs a story that will take him deep into the dead heart of Australia. Deliciously dark and exquisitely crafted, Chronicles of a Sleepless Moon is a funny, sad and surreal fairy tale for grown-ups.
Inspired by 1920’s radio, backyard invention, and the unique dark setting of the middle of Australia; Joseph O’Farrell, Glen Walton and Miles O’Neil bring to the stage a surreal, fortuitous, adventure that crosses artforms and genres to tell the epic tale of a Butcher, a Newsman and a Mad doctor.

“If Dr Frankenstein had lent his skills to the performing arts, this is what might have resulted.” – The Age
“Tom Waits meets the Mighty Boosh in this piece of 24-carat entertainment.” – The Guardian, London.

Moira Arts & Culture Inc. together with Katamatite Community Plan Committee and Regional Arts Victoria present “Chronicles of a Sleepless Moon”

Saturday 10th November 7.30pm.

Katamatite Public Hall, Beek Street Katamatite.

Adults $30.

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St Kilda Film Festival a sell-out!

The St Kilda Film Festival presented by Moira Arts & Culture Inc (MAC Inc.) at Yarroweyah Memorial Hall was a sell-out with audience members coming from Shepparton, Nathalia, Numurkah, Strathmerton, Tocumwal, Cobram and Yarrawonga. The audience also included American & British guest from the Numurkah time-share.
The program of 12 short films from this year’s St Kilda Film Festival showcased an eclectic selection from the next generation of emerging filmmakers from across the country. What they all had in common was a fresh innovative approach that informed and entertained and greeted by applause from the captivated audience.
The films included documentaries, animation, drama and comedy.
Comments from the audience included ” Great night, well organised and run”, “Such interesting themes and topics”.
The audience were treated to a drink and nibbles on arrival, and a delicious supper at interval provided by the Yarroweyah Memorial Hall Committee.

 


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MAC Inc. Fifth Birthday

Celebrations

Moira Arts & Culture Inc. (MAC Inc.) celebrated their fifth year with a birthday party in Killara House Cobram.
Members and supporters from Nathalia, Numurkah, Strathmerton, Tocumwal, Cobram, Katamatite and Yarrawonga joined in the celebrations.
Established in 2013 by Moira Shire and proudly sponsored by Moira Shire, MAC Inc. is an independent, incorporated not-for-profit organisation which continues to grow and is proud to be able to deliver a diverse program of events, workshops and opportunities to encourage and nurture the arts across the whole of Moira Shire.
Jackie Lee provide the celebrations entertainment for the birthday, encouraging audience participation, and the Baulkamaugh CWA provided a sumptuous supper.
A power point presentation screened the notable events presented by MAC Inc. over the last 5 years and promoted the upcoming St Kilda Film Festival on 14th July and the Café Culture Series Dr Crask & His Swinging Elixir on August 24th, with the Art Fest of twenty taster workshops September 22-23rd.
Last year MAC Inc. presented 11 performances/events in Nathalia, Numurkah, Yarroweyah, Cobram, Strathmerton, Katamatite and Yarrawonga. And gave sponsorship to Cobram, Nathalia, Numurkah and Yarrawonga Agricultural Shows, Numurkah Foodbowl, Strathmerton Community Plan, Katamatite Community Plan, Nathalia, St Marys, Numurkah, Glenvale, Cobram, Cobram Anglican Grammar, Sacred Heart Yarrawonga Secondary Colleges, Cobram Cemetery Trust, 1000 Voices Yarrawonga, Numurkah Rotary Art Exhibition, to encourage and nurture the arts.
Moira Arts & Culture Inc. has commenced planning for next year’s events.

 

 

 

 


                                           5th Birthday

MAC Inc. Fifth Birthday Party.

You are invited to a party celebrating our fifth birthday on 29th June at 7pm, Killara House, 2 Bank Street, Cobram.
Moira Arts & Culture Inc (MAC Inc.) has lots to celebrate and invite you to be part of the celebrations.
Entertainment from Jackie Lee.
Be prepared for fun and games – this is a birthday party.
Prizes for the best party outfit!
Although this is a free event, registration would assist with catering.

 

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Big Tops & Tiny Tots

Big Tops & Tiny Tots wowed Katamatite with an audience of 136, – 55 adults and 81 children, Luth Wollff delighted all with this most entertaining show.
Great to hear squeals of delight from the children and the obvious enjoyment as parents watched their children interact and participate.
Thanks to the Katamatite Community Plan, Katamatite Primary School and Katamatite Kindergarten, a great show of community spirit.
The show them rolled onto Strathmerton to enthrall the little ones.

Thanks to the Strathmerton Community Plan and Strathmerton Primary School Parents and Friends.

Red Dress & The Sugar Man

Red Dress & The Sugar Man, another fabulous show in the Café Culture Series presented by Moira Arts & culture Inc.
Marisa Quigley and her 5 piece backing charmed the audience with her singing and story telling.
Yarroweyah Hall proving to be a great venue for the Café Culture Series and once again the Cobram Anglican Grammar School Parents & Friends hit the spot with their delicious supper.
Here is some of the feedback from the audience:
Another fabulous talent – well put together performance.
Prose and music just brilliant combination.
Very enjoyable evening.
Tremendous show!
Café Culture us eclectic – and that’s it’s strength.
Very much enjoyed the evening – thank you.
Can not wait for the next performance in the Café Culture Series, Dr Crask & His Swinging Elixir on Friday 24th August at the Yarroweyah Hall. Do not forget to wear your dancing shoes!


RED DRESS AND THE SUGAR MAN

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A Knockout cabaret show intelligently constructed, written and wonderfully performed by Marissa Quigly. Marisa tells the tragic noir-style tale of Romeo and Rosie, teasing out the characters and taking us deeper into their worlds. Captivating performance poetry guides us from song to song as Marissa applies her strong, smoky singing voice as her band tastefully present the evocative music of Tom Waits to create a world of desire, doubt, temptation, and desperation.

WHEN: Friday 27th April

WHERE: Yarroweyah Memorial Hall, Murray Valley Highway Yarroweyah

TIME: 8pm

TICKETS:  $40  MAC Inc. Members $35.

Includes a drink on arrival plus a delicious supper during interval..

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Art Fest 2018

Art Fest 2018 back

Returning for the third year MAC Inc. presents Art Feat 2018.
September 22—23rd
Cobram Showgrounds.
Twenty taster workshops offered over the weekend from lacemaking, spinning, black smithing, mosaics, clay, leadlight, textile art, drawing, painting, quilting, pottery, photography, wood working, plus many more.
For beginners to advanced, ages 16 years to adult.
Supporting our talented local and regional artists, plus a display of tutor’s artworks.

Click on the link to Art Fest – Cobram Facebook page (on right side) for more details.


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St Kilda Film Festival

The St Kilda Film Festival

returns on Saturday 14th July.

MAC Inc. is bringing the award winning entries in this year’s St Kilda Film Festival to Moira Shire for the fifth year.
Venue: Yarroweyah Hall.

Date: Saturday 14th July 8pm.

Enjoy a drink on arrival and a delicious supper during interval whilst viewing some of the most innovative and inspiring short films from the nation’s leading filmmaking talent.
St Kilda Film Festival takes pride promoting the work of exciting young filmmaker who represent the emerging generation of new talent in the Australian industry.
The innovative short film on display cover a diverse range of genres including documentary, animation, fiction and comedy.
The award winners at this year’s St Kilda Film Festival will be screened along with the Director’s Choice from the entries.
Tickets $30. MAC Inc. Members $25
Booking: http://www.trybooking.com/VAXB

Yarroweyah Memorial Hall. 8pm.

Tickets $30, MAC Inc. Members $25.

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PACIFIC BELLES

The Café Culture Series kicked off for 2018 with an outstanding performance from the Pacific Belles and their little big band on Friday 2nd March at the Yarroweyah Memorial Hall.

Some of the audience feedback:
Wonderful harmonies – fabulous performance. Uplifting.
Fantastic quality performance.
Wow!
Great feedback on change of venue to the Yarroweyah Memorial Hall.
Fabulous supper from the Cobram Anglican Grammar Parents & Friends.


 

CAFE CULTURE SERIES

Moira Arts & Culture Inc. presents the 2018 Cafe Culture Series commencing with Pacific Bells.
The first stop in the 2018 Café Culture Series program is set back in wartime Hollywood with “The Pacific Belles” a retro style singing trio reminiscent of the Andrew Sisters. Characters Betty, Dot and Mabel capture the glamour, music and optimism of the era in perfect 3 part harmony singing accompanied by their little big band. Dot has found her Mr Right but boy does she like to fool around under that Apple Tree? Poor Archie, will he ever be able to get her to settle down. Always one to get an Air raid party started she enjoys a tipple or two! Betty came over on the boat from Blighty after being separated from her love Bert during the Blitz. She is unlucky in love but dreams of finding her beau someday. Known as ‘Bossy Betty’ she keeps the Belles in line! Mabel ‘like the table’ as she likes to introduce herself is married to Johnny who she misses dearly as he is away fighting for his country. She enjoys dreaming of one day performing on Broadway. Favourite saying ‘What a Lark’! They have recently represented Australia in the World Championships of Performing Arts in Los Angeles and brought back 5 Golds for their country.
When: Friday 2nd March.
Where: Cobram Italian Social Club, Koonoomoo Road, Cobram.
Time: 8 pm start.
Tickets $40, MAC Inc Members $35.
Cafe Culture Series tickets for all 4 shows for $140 (save $20).
All four shows for MAC Inc. Members $120.

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Twelfth Night

Moira Arts & Culture Inc. presented Essential Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night at Byramine Homestead.
A large an enthusiastic audience were entertained with an excellent performance.
Some feed back from the audience.
Great venue/great show.
Great entertainment – most enjoyable night – great venue.
Thoroughly enjoyable evening.
Wonderful engaging.
Great venue – perfect evening.
Wonderful!
Estelle Chalker captured the night with her camera.

 

MAC Inc. 2018 Season Launch

Moira Arts & Culture Inc. previewed their 2018 season at a launch in Killara House. Photographic exhibition by Estelle Chalker and musical entertainment from singer songwriter Jessica Lorraine.

 


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Returning for the third year to Moira Shire, MAC Inc. proudly presents Essential Theatre production of “Twelfth Night” on Sunday 4th February in the gardens of Byramine Homestead.
Twelfth Night – “If music be the food of love, play on”
Join Essential Theatre at Byramine Homestead on this magical summer’s evening.
Presenting Twelfth Night
The cast of 8 professional actors will take you on a joyful ride, as Byramine transforms into the magical land of Illyria.
After a raging shipwreck, Viola finds herself washed ashore, separated by her twin brother, Sebastian, and alone on the beach of Illyria.  This town is familiar, but somewhat strange – a dreamland where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem.
To survive, Viola immerses herself into this new land. She discovers a melancholic Duke, a pair of jovial drunkards, a sullen servant and cross-dressing lovers.  Mischief ensues – hearts are tangled, pranks are played, and poor Viola finds herself right in the middle of a love triangle!
We invite you to join this journey with Viola, be delighted by the unforgettable characters and  thrilled by the adventures that this strange yet wonderful land has to offer.
Kick back and enjoy the play, chairs will be provided but if you’d prefer you are welcome to bring a blanket or your own deck chair. Bring a picnic basket but no BYO alcohol. Beer, wine & cider available at venue

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MAC Inc. 2018 SEASON LAUNCH

   A Special Preview

 

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Moira Arts & Culture Inc. (MAC Inc.) invites you to be our guest at a special preview function.
This is our opportunity to personally thank you for your support in 2017 and share with you our exciting 2018 season..
Join us for drinks and nibbles.

Be greeted with a glass of champagne and enjoy a delicious supper as we preview 2018 and discuss our Membership Program for 2018.

On display a photographic exhibition by Estelle Chalker.
Musical entertainment by singer, songwriter Jessica Lorraine.

THURSDAY 18th JANUARY 2018 7pm.

Killara House – the home of MAC Inc., 2 Bank Street Cobram, between the Scout Hall and Guide Hall in the Cobram Showgrounds precinct.

This is a free event, but please indicate your acceptance for catering purposes.

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THE WIKIMEN

Fantastic final performance in the Café Culture Series by The Wikimen.
Some of the feedback:
Great individually but blended extremely well.
Loved having something different in the area.
Brilliant musicians, great combinations of voices and instruments.
Thoroughly enjoyable evening.
Wonderful entertaining night.
Look forward to 2018.

 


The Wikimen

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Moira Arts & Culture Inc. (MAC Inc.) are proud sponsors of the Strathmerton Community Steering Committee presentation of The Charge of Beersheba.

This must see production commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the Australian Light Horse Charge of Beersheba with music poetry and stories from this era. Local horseman, Wayne Hinchcliffe and his troupe will pay tribute to the brave soldiers and horses and the heroic achievements of Strathmerton’s very own Lieutenant Colonel Murray Boucher.
Featuring Golden Guitar Winner – Travis Sinclair
Tickets: Adults $30, Concession $20, Children $5, Family (2 Adults & 3 Children) $60
Book online by clicking  “Book Now” link below or from Café 3641 and Numurkah Visitor Centre.

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MYSTERY IN THE AIR

The golden age of radio is back
Mystery in the Air – Numurkah Town Hall
There will be mayhem and laughs when ‘Mystery in the Air’ hits the airwaves at the Numurkah Town Hall on Saturday 30 September.
Comedy legend Michael Veitch will team up with the brilliant youngster Simon Oats to revive the golden era of 1940’s radio drama in this two man, high energy and highly entertaining performance.
The dynamic duo will brush off their double-breasted dinner suits and transport the audience back to the days before television when radio was king. The crowd will be thrust into the chaos of the radio studio when the weekly radio drama serial, ‘Mystery in the Air’ gears up to go to live to air in 1947 on radio station 3DDDP.
The unique and highly entertaining performance will capture all the behind the mic and behind the scenes excitement and promises to be a night on the airwaves with a difference.
The show features 50 voices, 100 sound effects and just two rather frazzled actors – however despite the chaos the show must go on.
Fireworks will fly as ‘Mystery in The Air’ transports the audiences kicking and screaming back to the style, the fashion and let’s face it, the sheer political incorrectness of the 1940s.
Moira Arts and Culture Inc. (MAC Inc.) has partnered with Regional Arts Victoria and Creative Victoria to deliver the much anticipated ‘Mystery in the Air’.

 

 

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MAC Inc. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Annual General Meeting of Moira Arts & Culture Inc. (MAC Inc.) will be held on Wednesday 11th October at 7.30pm in Killara House, Bank Street, Cobram, followed by supper.
All welcome.
All members are permitted to stand for a position on the MAC Inc. Board and cast a vote in the election of Board Members.

 

Board membership nominations will be accepted prior to the AGM or in person at the AGM.

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THE CHARGE OF BEERSHEBA

The Charge of Beersheba (2)

The production commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the last big charge of horses in history – The Charge of Beersheba – The Charge of the 4 th & 12 th Light Horse,
The Third Battle of Gaza by incorporating songs, poems, story-telling and horses. This production will
give the Strathmerton and wider Community an opportunity not only to learn more about WWI, but to
recognise the involvement of one of our very own – Lieutenant Colonel Murray Bourchier (from
Strathmerton). The show also features Golden Guitar winner Travis Sinclair and the Numurkah Town
Band.

This spectacular performance will take place at the Strathmerton Recreation Reserve on Saturday 28th October from 3pm tp 6pm.

Adults $30, School children $5 Family 2 adults 3 children $60.
Pre-book to guarantee a seat.

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The Wikimen

 

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Twelth Night

 

Returning for the third year to Moira Shire, MAC Inc. proudly presents Essential Theatre production of “Twelfth Night” on Sunday 4th February in the gardens of Byramine Homestead.
Twelfth Night – “If music be the food of love, play on”

Join Essential Theatre at Byramine Homestead on this magical summer’s evening.

Presenting Twelfth Night

The cast of 8 professional actors will take you on a joyful ride, as Byramine transforms into the magical land of Illyria.

After a raging shipwreck, Viola finds herself washed ashore, separated by her twin brother, Sebastian, and alone on the beach of Illyria.  This town is familiar, but somewhat strange – a dreamland where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem.
To survive, Viola immerses herself into this new land. She discovers a melancholic Duke, a pair of jovial drunkards, a sullen servant and cross-dressing lovers.  Mischief ensues – hearts are tangled, pranks are played, and poor Viola finds herself right in the middle of a love triangle!

We invite you to join this journey with Viola, be delighted by the unforgettable characters and  thrilled by the adventures that this strange yet wonderful land has to offer.

Kick back and enjoy the play, chairs will be provided but if you’d prefer you are welcome to bring a blanket or your own deck chair.

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Art Fest 2017

Tutors Workshops 2017

 

 


Administration Assistant – Casual

MAC Inc. is a not for profit organisation and aims to stimulate, enrich and support creativity in our communities. We are seeking a highly motivated Administration Assistant with a passion for developing arts and culture in Moira Shire.
The successful candidate will provide a high level of support to the MAC Inc. Board and perform a range of administrative functions. The successful applicant will be a proficient communicator and possess sound organisational and computer skills.
Applications close 1 September 2017. To view a position description, visit http://www.moiraartsandcultureinc.org
To apply please email your application which includes a cover letter, resume and two referees listed to macinc@exemail.com.au or PO Box 109 Cobram 3644.


Moira Arts and Culture Inc.

Administration Officer

Position Description

POSITION OBJECTIVE(S):
• To provide efficient and effective administrative support to the Moira Arts and Culture Inc. (MAC Inc.) Board;
• To support the MAC Inc. Board in the achievement of organisational objectives;
• To provide support in the identification and delivery of MAC Inc.’s events, programs, projects and initiatives;
• To maintain and manage MAC Inc.’s member database and assist in achieving timely and effective communication with the member base;
• To assist in the compilation and dissemination of information relating to MAC Inc.’s upcoming events and achievements (this may include but is not limited to assisting with advertising, marketing and promotional material);
• Provide administrative assistance in the identification and application of grants and other funding streams;
• To enhance the image of the Moira Arts and Culture Inc. Board to both internal and external customers;
• Any other duties as directed by the MAC Inc. Chair and MAC Inc. Executive Committee.

ORGANISATIONAL CONTEXT
MAC Inc. is an independent not-for-profit organisation which aims to stimulate, enrich and support creativity in our communities. Established in 2013, MAC Inc. is proudly sponsored by Moira Shire Council and is governed by the MAC Inc. Board.

In striving to ensure the vitality and sustainability of arts and culture in Moira Shire MAC Inc. is committed to the delivery of an extensive program of events and supports a range of community driven initiatives, events and programs aimed at providing diverse opportunities for the expression of art and culture.

ORGANISATIONAL RELATIONSHIP
Position reports to: the MAC Inc. Chair and the MAC Inc. Executive Committee
Position supervises: Nil
Internal Relationships: MAC Inc. Board members
External Relationships: MAC Inc. members, established local arts groups, local primary and secondary schools, Moira Shire Council, other Councils, Government Departments and Agencies, State and Federal Arts and Culture Networks and agencies, Moira Shire residents

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS AND DUTIES
• To provide general administrative and program support to the MAC Inc. Board;
• To be responsible for the coordination of the Moira Arts and Culture Inc. membership data base, fees and associated programs;
• To attend monthly board meetings and compile meeting agendas and minutes as required;
• Provide assistance as directed to ensure good governance practices;
• Assist in the compilation and dissemination of marketing material including but not limited to brochures, industry information leaflet, promotional literature and marketing materials;
• Assist in making application for funding to support new and existing Arts and Culture initiatives;
• To provide timely support to the acquittal and reporting requirements of successful grants;
• Provide assistance in reporting requirements including but not limited to the organisation’s Annual Report;
• To provide an effective customer service and point of contact for all arts and culture clients and customer enquiries and receive, assess and initiate actions on inquiries and requests;
• Assist in the management and maintenance of databases;
• Assist in minimizing potential risks to the organisation.

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
• Perform duties in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 2004, Regulations;
• Codes of Practice and MAC Inc. policies and procedures;
• Monitor occupational health and safety within area of responsibility;
• Actively participate in the development and implementation of hazard elimination or
minimisation strategies;
• Immediately report any hazards, incidents and accidents to relevant supervisor and take
appropriate action;
• Participate in workplace inspections and in occupational health and safety training.

ACCOUNTABILITY AND EXTENT OF AUTHORITY
• The position occupant is accountable to the MAC Inc. Chair for the timely completion of tasks within set standards and procedures in an ethical and non-discriminatory manner which ensures a high level of service delivery and efficiency, and subject to approval of the Chair;
• The Officer has the authority to exercise discretion as to how tasks are performed with the aim of improving processes and procedures to the benefit of the organisation;
• The incumbent is expected to plan their work on a weekly basis and complete tasks within
specific timeframes designated by the Chair;
• The Officer is to ensure Risk Management tasks are completed as requested by the Chair;
• Care for and maintain all plant and equipment under direct control and promptly report any loss or damage.

JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING
• The ability to make decisions in accordance with organisational objectives;
• The tasks and procedures for completing the tasks required are clearly defined and the Officer is required to make choices from a range of available alternatives in completing the range of tasks and duties of the position;
• High level judgement and decision making is required regarding issue identification and the development of good practice;
• Advice and guidance are always available.

KEY COMPETENCIES
1. Specialist Skills and Knowledge
• Sound clerical and administrative skills;
• Previous experience or knowledge of coordinating, organising or supporting arts and cultural related events;
• Experience in liaison with Government and Non-Government sectors;
• Ability to establish and supervise projects;
• Advanced technology skills;
• Experience in coordinating task groups / committees;
• High level computer skills in particular the application of Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and website administration;
• Ability to maintain and manage records and filing systems and retrieve files and associated
documents;
• Ability to receive, assess and initiate action on customer inquiries and requests and provide
quality customer service to both internal and external customers;
• Ability to prepare basic and routine correspondence and reports in response to customer
requests.

2 Management Skills
• Manage time and organise their own work to achieve clearly defined objectives and
timelines for completing designated tasks with minimum supervision;
• Exercise discretion and confidentiality in regard to service and client information.

(3) Interpersonal Skills
• Possess the ability to gain cooperation and assistance from arts and cultural industry participants, members of the public, residents, in response to inquiries;
• Ability to work positively and constructively with staff from a variety of professional backgrounds and disciplines;
• Excellent communication skills (oral and written);
• Ability to communicate effectively with the public and possess a high level of and commitment to customer service skills.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Essential:
• Relevant experience or knowledge of the arts and cultural industry;
• Demonstrated strong customer service and time management skills;
• Demonstrated ability to produce accurate documents, maintain and manage various data bases and to prepare reports addressing organisational needs;
• Ability to juggle multiple tasks and work flexible hours;
• A current Licence to drive a motor car.

Desirable:
• Previous experience coordinating events, preferably arts and cultural events;
• Previous experience working with contemporary technology to promote industry sector.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
• Relevant knowledge and/or experience in the area of arts and culture;
• Proficiency in the application of community engagement principles;
• Understanding of the long term goals and outcomes for arts and culture development across the municipality;
• Demonstrated strong customer service and communication skills, both oral and written;
• Demonstrated skills in managing time effectively and reaching deadlines;
• High level of computer literacy; in particular MS Office suite;

 

AGREEMENT
I hereby agree to the terms and conditions of this Position Description.
Incumbent’s Name: __________________________________________________ (Print)
Signature: _________________________________ Date: ___________________
Chair’s Name: ______________________________________________________ (Print)
Signature: _________________________________ Date: ___________________



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I VIAGGITORI

MAC Inc. presented I Viaggiatori in the Café Culture Series On Friday 11th August.
Comments from the audience:
“Wonderful night, very interesting & informative”
“My father came over on a boat – it was a familiar yet new look at his journey. The music was excellent”
“Always proud of events organised by MAC Inc.”
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“Fantastic – loved it”
“Keep up the good work”
“Sang beautifully, entertaining, liked how they asked the audience”

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THE EXOTIC LIVES OF LOLA MONTEZ

The Exotic Lives of Lola Montez was presented at the Barooga Sporties on August 10th to rave reviews.
“Great opportunity, great experience, thought provoking story and content”
“Didn’t know what to expect, was thoroughly enjoyed!’
Great venue, looked good – great atmosphere”
“Absolutely wonderful. A breath of creative air for our area. Keep it coming. Well done MAC Inc.’
“Great show, well done”.
Absolutely awesome. Congratulations”
“Bloody brilliant”

Lola


 

The Crow Family

MAC Inc. presented The Crow Family in association with Regional Arts Victoria in St Marys of the Angels Secondary College auditorium, Nathalia on Sunday 6th August.


 


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MILES and SIMONE

Miles & Simone impressed with their music and humorous banter at Strathmerton.
Some feedback from the audience:

“Fantastic show. Their music is beautiful and relaxing, and I love their story telling and audience engagement:”
“So awesome to see this kind of event happening in this area”.
“Quality entertainment – thoroughly enjoyable evening”.
” Great show – great talent, wonderful opportunity to experience locally”.


 


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NUMURKAH TOWN HALL

Friday 28th July

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YARROWEYAH MEMORIAL HALL

Saturday 29th July

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MEMBERS HIGH TEA

MAC Inc. second members event was a High Tea on June 4th was a great success.

Warm friendly atmosphere, delicious food offered and an art exhibition from the Cobram & District Artists Society allowing MAC Inc. to thank our members for their support.

SPECIAL MEMBERS EVENT

HIGH TEA EXPERIENCE

High Tea

Moira Arts & Culture Inc. (MAC Inc.) invites MAC Inc. members to celebrate their membership with a very special high tea experience.
After a glass of champagne on arrival, indulge in home-made cakes, savoury treats and sweets with freshly brewed tea whilst viewing an art exhibition from the Cobram & District Artists Society..

Hear first hand of the terrific performances planned for the rest of the year.

This is our opportunity to personally thank you for supporting MAC Inc.
If not a MAC Inc. member, come along and discover the advantages of being a member.
This is a free event.

SUNDAY 4th JUNE 2017
2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Killara House – the home of MAC Inc., Bank Street Cobram, between the Scout Hall and Guide Hall in the Cobram Showgrounds precinct.

This is a free event, but please indicate your acceptance for catering purposes.

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Inspiring Bush Gothic

Inspiring was just one feedback from the Bush Gothic performance in the Café Culture Series for MAC Inc. on Friday.
“Fantastic performance”, “Fabulous night – so different”, “Good to experience a wide range of talented artists” were other remarks.

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The upcoming Café Culture Series show featuring the Melbourne based trio “Bush Gothic”will arrive in regional Victoria fresh from their wildly successful UK tour. With sold out concerts in London and 5 star reviews across the UK, the band hopes to achieve equal success in each of the16 towns that form the itinerary for their Just Shows To Go  regional Victorian tour.  

Band leader Jenny Thomas, winner of prestigious Golden Fiddle Award, was described by The Guardian as an ‘Edgy rising folk star’.  She has created hauntingly beautiful arrangements of Australian songs that re-tell the tales of criminal women and desperate convict men from an era of transportation, adventure and gold. Her approach to this genre of music shines a torch light beam into parts of Australia’s darker, stranger Australian folk history to reveal some colorful hidden gems. Together with double bassist Dan Witton and drummer Chris Lewis, they form the most daring of Australian bush bands. Defiantly modern and achingly old the music is rattled by the bones of convicts and steeped in campfire smoke. There are pirates and magpies with songs sung by our long dead ancestors who whisper to us yet from their graves. 

“I first heard Bush Gothic perform at the old Castlemaine Gaol which was an awesome venue for them, given the content of their repertoire. It was as if the performance was not just for the live audience!” commented Mary Souness, Manager of Just Shows To Go, the company responsible for delivering the Café Culture Series into regional Victoria.   It would seem it was not just me that was impressed with our distinctly Australian flavoured talent. They have since received much acclaim and some awards including Folkroots Runner Up Album of theYear 2016, 5 stars in BBC Music Magazine and most recently won Best of the Fringe Music Award at the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2017.  Their review in The National Times declares that Bush Gothic is ‘Bold, inspired and beautiful in its intensity, they have taken the foundations of a folk library and built a new architecture. Bush Gothic takes your breath away.’ 

Bush Gothic will be performing on 19th May at the Cobram Italian Social Club. The show will feature music from their new CD “The Natural Selection Australian Songbook” and the musical influence of the early Irish settlers. You can purchase tickets by phoning 0488 370 521 or trybooking.com/243242. The 2017 Café Culture Series is presented by Moira Arts & Culture Inc. working in collaboration with Just Shows To Go and is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. Please book early to ensure your seat.

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Miles & Simone

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MAC Inc. with Regional Arts Victoria are proud to present Miles & Simone.
Miles and Simone are like Johnny Cash and June Carter (if Johnny Cash and June Carter had grown up in a small Victorian seaside town).
Set in the folk/country tradition and maintaining at their core an Australian feel both in lyrics and laconic style, Miles & Simone’s songs cast a spell of lonesome roads and oceans filled with heartbreak, and in between songs, create lovely comic moments with jokes and storytelling, ensuring the night is both beautiful and FUN!
14th July Strathmerton Public Hall

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St Kilda Film Festival

St Kilda Film Festival

Returning in 2017 the St Kilda Short Film Festival returns to Moira Shire for the fourth year. Screening this year in two locations Numurkah Town Hall on Friday 28th July and Yarroweyah Memorial Hall on Saturday 29th July..

Proudly presented and produced by the City of Port Phillip, the Festival supports the Australian film industry by turning the spotlight on a wide range of fascinating works that may not otherwise see the light of day. Exceptional films by emerging artists and short works by accomplished industry professionals are shown on the big screen, where they look their shiny best. Accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the St Kilda Film Festival is now an Academy Awards® qualifying event, with award-winning films from the Festival eligible for consideration in the Short Film Awards and Documentary Short sections of the Oscars®.
NUMURKAH TOWN HALL Friday 28 July

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YARROWEYAH MEMORIAL HALL Saturday 29th July

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THE CROW FAMILY

The Crow Family

In conjunction with Regional Arts Victoria MAC Inc. proudly presents The Crow Family.
A women lives in the middle of the city, next to a tree that smells of lemons. In this tree lives a family of crows, but their home is threatened by developers looking to build inner city apartments where factories and shops used to be. One day, the child of the crows falls from the nest. As nigh falls, the neighbourhood cats move in for the kill. The women intervenes and her encounter with the crows and their child transforms her life and ultimately transforms her.
Told by a real life family the Crow Family is a gentle, intimate, and beautiful music performance event about remarkable creatures and what makes us human.
Sunday 6th August St Mary of the Angels Secondary College Auditorium 8pm

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EXOTIC LIVES

OF LOLA MONTEZ

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In conjunction with Regional Arts Victoria, MAC Inc. will present ‘The Exotic Lives of Lola Montez” by Finucane & Smith on Thursday 10th August.

From Patrick White Playwright Award Winner Jackie Smith & world famous cabaret stars Finucane & Smith comes the story of the wildest showgirl of the nineteenth century. Lola Montez.

She horsewhipped the editor of the Ballarat Times (for a bad review). Swung down mineshafts on a single rope with champagne in hand. Escaped arrest dressed only in her jewels. Showered with gold nuggets and insults. Swathed in scandal. Her erotic Spider Dance was “the most libertinish and indelicate performance that could be given on the public stage” (Sydney Morning Herald 1855).

In 1855 the wildest showgirl of the nineteenth century, Lola Montez, toured Australia & its goldfields.

The scandal is legend.

From award winning creators of the smash-hit national touring legend Caravan Burlesque, the internationally adored Glory Box and the haunting drama The Flood, comes a brand new drama decked in couture black lace, a thousand true lies, jaw-dropping dance, multi-award winning storytelling, sultry song and a death scene or three.

The Exotic Lives of Lola Montez.

Starring triple Best Actress Winner (and direct descendant of Lola herself!) Miss Caroline Lee and Parisian dance siren Holly Durant, directed by the international Queen of Provocative Variety Moira Finucane, Lola is a wildly contemporary dreamscape steeped in Australian history and the extraordinary lives & freedom of one of the world’s most adventurous women. Created in partnership with Her Majesty’s Ballarat

In conjunction with Regional Arts Victoria, MAC Inc. is pleased to present “The Exotic Lives of Lola Montez” on Thursday 10th August at Barooga Sporties.

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MYSTERY IN THE AIR

Mystery in the Air

MAC Inc. with Regional Arts Victoria presents Mystery in the Air.
Take a couple of hilariously antiquated radio plays; add two somewhat over-stressed actors and
you’re ON THE AIR with Mystery In The Air!

This is the show that transports audiences back to the style, the fashion and – let’s face it – the sheer political incorrectness of the 1940s. Of course, back in those days, such luxuries as a proper cast and a sound effects department were the norm, but in these economically stringent times, it’s all down to just our boys – costumes, sound effects, scene changes, music, voices – they’ll do the lot. It’s a big ask, and occasionally they might even succeed.

Starring Michael Veitch and Simon Oats, the results are sure to be hilarious.

Saturday 30th September Numurkah Town Hall 8pm

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SONIDOS FLAMENCOS

The first performance in the Café Culture Series captured by Estelle Chalker.


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Performance at Byramine Homestead captured by Estelle Chalker.



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Beautiful day today (Friday) BUT, JUST INCASE of inclement weather, erecting marquee in the picturesque gardens of Byramine Homestead for Sunday’s performance of Much Ado About Nothing

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MAC Inc. 2017 SEASON PREVIEW

MAC Inc. 2017 SEASON

PREVIEW

MAC Inc. invites you to be our guest at a special  preview function.
Join us for nibbles and drinks.

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This is our opportunity to personally share the 2017 season with you.

A MAC Inc. Membership Program will also be launched on the night.
Be the first to learn the benefits of MAC Inc. Membership.

An exhibition of photographs by award winning photographer Lachie Brown will be on display.
Musical entertainment by singer/songwriter Simon Marks.

THURSDAY 12th JANUARY
6.30pm for 7pm

KILLARA HOUSE – the home of MAC Inc. Bank Street Cobram, between the Scout Hall and Guide Hall in the Cobram Showgrounds precinct.

Please advise attendance for catering purposes by booking at http://www.trybooking.com/239133

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MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

After this year’s performance of “Romeo & Juliet”, Essential Theatre are returning by popular demand to present their new production of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”..
Make a note of the date – 5th February 2017.
The venue will be  the picturesque gardens of Byramine Homestead.

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Essential Theatre are so very proud to be celebrating 15 years of producing
“Shakespeare in the Vines”.
They will mark this momentous occasion by revisiting the play that started it all –

Much Ado About Nothing. 

This witty, romantic and playful tale will be directed by the company’s Co Artistic Director, Amanda LaBonte. Amanda has a wealth of experience producing and performing with the company and promises to bring a fresh eye to this production. Joining the creative team this summer is Designer, Amaya Vecellio. Essential Theatre’s production takes place in rural Australia in the mid 19th Century. The design will be responding to the Australian backdrop that has become synonymous with Essential Theatre’s tour.

“Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.”

After victory in battle, Don Pedro leads his soldiers, including the dashing young Claudio and the clever wordsmith Benedick, to the home of Leonato.  The soldiers are greeted warmly by Leonato and his charming daughter Hero and consequently invited to stay.  Leonato’s witty niece Beatrice engages in a merry war of words with Benedick both proclaiming their scorn for love, marriage and each other. In contrast, Claudio and Hero meeting for the first time, are instantly lovestruck and are quickly betrothed.
However the bastard brother of Don Pedro, Don John, devises a meddling plan to mess with the unfolding romance.  Lovers are deceived and happiness is threatened.
Dogberry and Verges, the comical night watchmen, appear just in time, ensuring that good will defeat all evil!
Much Ado About Nothing is a timeless tale of two pairs of lovers – and the people who want them to be together, and the people who try to rip them apart.
Under the setting sun, Essential Theatre invites you to relax in the grounds of Byramine Homestead and join in the delight of this colourful and charming comedy that is Much Ado About Nothing.

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Essential Theatre are proud to be celebrating the milestone of 15 years of Shakespeare in the Vines with Much Ado About Nothing.  This a unique tour of Shakespeare’s classics to some of Australia’s most spectacular wineries and gardens. This program has grown from strength to strength since 2003, ensuring the longevity of an ambitious and entrepreneurial Victorian theatre company.
These passionate theatre makers re-interpret the classic texts for modern audiences delivering vibrant and engaging productions. Whether you’re new to the work of Essential Theatre or a regular audience member we guarantee you a night to remember.

Recent reviews
“On reporting my experience of the Essential troupe for the third
time, it feels repetitive to sing their praises but in all honesty, it’s nigh impossible
to fault them.” Barefoot Review SA
“ an excellent performance, one of the best I have seen..full of action and energy, the ensemble clearly enjoyed themselves, and that excitement spilled over into the audience.” Audience member, Mudgee NSW

Date: 5th February
Time: From 5 pm for 6pm start.
Venue: Byramine Homestead, 1436 Murray Valley Highway, Yarrawonga.
Cost; $35.  Members $30
BYO picnic hampers. No BYO, beer, wine and cider available for purchase.
Bookings: http://www.trybooking.com/237598

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CAFE CULTURE – SONIDOS FLANCOS

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BACKWARD & IN HIGH HEELS

Fantastic finale to Café Culture Series with Kelly Auty giving a high energy, informative and engaging performance in Backwards and In High Heels.
Kelly presented a powerful journey through the music, lives and fashions of some of the great women singers of the 1950’s to 1980’s.


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Backward & In High Heels written and performed by Kelly Auty & her band. A powerful journey through the music, lives and fashions of the great women singers of the 1950’s to the ’80’s from Edith Piaf to Annie Lennox. Kelly’s lightning fast costume changes along with her humor and sensitivity to the women she portrays is mesmerizing.

The Butlers Pantry from Numurkah are the caterers for the Café Culture Series Dinner Packages.
For Backwards and in High Heels Chef Adam has chosen the following. Canapes on arrival and then salmon fillet with asparagus, cherry tomato and candied beetroot drizzled with an orange buerre blanc. As an alternative for those that don’t like fish a roasted rack of lamb with pomme dauphine, honeyed carrots and pea puree with red wine jus.
Drinks are available from the Cobram Italian Social Club bar.
Dinner packages are available when booking tickets at the Cobram Information Centre or online at a cost of $30. Dinners must be pre-booked. Dinner 6.15pm

Friday 4th November 8pm
Venue: Cobram Italian Social Club, Cobram.
Adults $30, Concession $25, Pre-booked dinner $30
Bookings Cobram Barooga Tourism, phone 58722132 or online, by clicking link below.

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ART FEST 2016

The weekend of 8th & 9th October provided opportunities for budding artists to try theor hand at painting, drawing, spinning & weaving, garden art, leatherwork, clay modelling, lead lighting, mosaics, printing quilting material, metal sculpture, blacksmithing, bobbin lace and patchwork.

Thanks to the tutors for sharing heir expertise.


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SIMON MARKS

Singer/songwriter Simon Marks will be partnering with MAC Inc (Moira Arts and Culture) as he tours some smaller intimate venues around regional Victoria sharing his upbeat songs and stories in unique intimate solo mode before embarking on a wider national tour in the new year.

This troubadour singer/songwriter recently relocated from Fremantle (WA) to a small town on the banks of the Murray River. Life among the red gums and beside the river inspired Marks to write and record his 4th independent release “Big River, Little Stories” based around the area, its people, and the move to life in country Victoria.
This is a specific tour of fun intimate interactive shows launching the new album around where it was written.
Details of venues to follow.


THE LAGERPHONES

Captivating the audience with their verve and musicianship the Lagerphones played the blues, classic jazz and their own improvisation of old-time tunes at the Café Culture Series performance Friday night.
The six lads knew how to swing it, to the delight of the audience, with outstanding individual solos stealing the spotlight.

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Escape the ordinary for 1 night!

Moira Arts & Culture Inc. present “The Lagerphones”.

Taking their cues from the giants of early jazz from New Orleans, this band from a furious stomp to sweet, lowdown blues bring it, wing it & swing it.

Cafe Culture Series will be presented at the Cobram Italian Social Club, Koonoomoo Rd. Cobram. Tickets are available at the Cobram Visitors Information Centre, Ph. 58722132. Single tickets for each show $30 adult / $25 Concession Senior/Student. Dinner pre-ordered $30. Meals will be served from 6pm to be finished by 7.45pm. Concert commences at 8pm. Dinners must be pre booked.

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Want a sneak peek at the winners at this year’s St Kilda Film Festival to be screened in Yarroweyah and Yarrawonga?

Click on the link below to be taken to the St Kilda Film Festival website.

https://stkildafilmfestival.com.au/program/award-winners-program

 


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Dual St Kilda Film Festival Flyer 2016

Prize-winning films and outstanding favourites from this year’s St Kilda Film Festival will hit the road for a Victorian tour throughout June and July, 2016. Visiting eight destinations, the St Kilda Film Festival Tour will ensure that film buffs around the state will have the opportunity to view this year’s exceptional entrants from Australia’s largest and longest running short film competition.
The St Kilda Film Festival returns to Moira In June with screenings at Yarroweyah on 24th June and Yarrawonga 25th June. Program details will be available after the St Kilda Film Festival is screened in Melbourne and wining entries selected.  

About St Kilda Film Festival

Australia’s Top 100 Short Films

Proudly presented and produced by the City of Port Phillip, the Festival supports the Australian film industry by turning the spotlight on a wide range of fascinating works that may not otherwise see the light of day. Exceptional films by emerging artists and short works by accomplished industry professionals are shown on the big screen, where they look their shiny best.

Accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the St Kilda Film Festival is now an Academy Awards® qualifying event, with award-winning films from the Festival eligible for consideration in the Short Film Awards AND Documentary Short sections of the Oscars®.


Melbourne Guitar Quartet.

The Melbourne Guitar Quartet performed at the Cobram Italian Social Club on Friday 29th April, the second attraction in the Café Culture Series.

Their combination of innovative arrangements and superb ensemble playing was a joy to listen to.

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From Riverdance to Carmen on four guitars.

Tonié Field is Head of Guitar at the Victorian College of the Arts (now the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music repertoire stream). In 2003 Tonié received an ARIA award for ‘Best Classical Album’ as part of the guitar group ‘Saffire’ which also boasts the extremely talented Leonard and Slava Grigoriyan Brothers.  Tonié is also a founding member of the Melbourne Guitar Quartet and has now hand picked star talented guitarists Evan Hopkins, Cameron Sloan and Michael McManus to create the “Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Guitar Quartet” who, with the support of the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, will be touring to fifteen regional Victorian towns during May as the second show in Café Culture Series program for 2016.

Guitar quartets are extremely rare in the Australian music landscape. They offer the listener an unique opportunity to hear a variety of music arranged and performed on four guitars. “Whilst the Café Culture Series has presented “Carneval Strings” a traditional string quartet in previous year’s program, we have never had the pleasure of experiencing a guitar quartet” commented Mary Souness, Manager of Just Shows To Go, the touring company responsible for touring the Café Culture Series throughout regional Victoria. “It offers an interesting twist on the overall sound and is the perfect vehicle for showcasing the versatility and warmth of the guitar family of instruments. It is quite a rare phenomenon even in the city and so we are very happy that the members of the Mebourne Conservatorium of Music Guitar Quartet have made themselves available for this tour.

Classical bass guitar, baritone guitar, standard guitar, treble guitar, and the occasional use of percussion instruments conspire to create a rich and beautiful ensemble sound. The repertoire that the group has chosen caters for a wide variety of musical tastes including music from the Irish stage production “Riverdance” by Bill Whelan to music from Bizet’s opera Carmen to contemporary Tango and Australian rock inspired compositions.

Tickets are on sale now at Cobram Visitor Information Centre 58722132.

Single tickets $30 full/ $25 conc. With pre ordered dinner $30.

Series tickets for remaining 3 performances in Series $75 plus 3 pre-ordered dinners $165.

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A sea of kids welcome Justine Clarke to Moira.

Justine Clarke delighted a crowd of children and adults at her performance at The Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Resort on Wednesday 24th February. Accompanied by her three piece band Justine sang and danced, leading the audience, up on their feet, in song and dance.
Comments received “What a fabulous performance! Justine was FABULOUS and the venue perfect”. “Loved being on the floor together, very good venue”. “Amazing show. So lucky to have shows like this coming to our rural areas”. “Fantastic, congratulations on having Justine locally. We really appreciated it”.”What a wonderful concert. Fantastic day for all the kids”.
The audience came from near and far, Oaklands, Jerilderie, Wangaratta, Cobram, Nathalia, Numurkah and Yarrawonga.


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 MAC Inc. is proud to bring Justine Clarke to Moira Shire.

Justine Clarke is an Australian actress, singer and television host. She has been acting since the age of seven and has appeared in some of Australia’s best-known TV shows. She is also a film and stage actor, and won the Best Actress Award at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival in Argentina in 2006 for her role in independent film Look Both Ways.

A popular children’s entertainer and presenter on the landmark children’s television program Play School, Clarke has releases albums and DVDs of Children’s music through ABC Music. Titles include I Like to Sing, Songs to Make You Smile, Great Big World, Pyjama Jam! & the ARIA Award winning A Little Day Out With Justine Clarke


Standing ovation for Co-Cheol

An enthusiastic audience gave Co-Cheol a standing ovation at their performance on Friday 19th February.
The first of four performances in the Cafe Culture Series was an outstanding success, and augurs well for the rest of the series.
Comments included: Beautiful music.Talented girls. Made my heart sing. Thanks to all.
The evening commenced, for those fortunate to have purchased the dinner package, with a superb dinner prepared by The Butlers Pantry from Numurkah seving Irish Stew or Guinness Pie followed by Baileys Cream Cheesecake and cream.
The performance by Co-Cheol featured Claire Patti, Georgina Walton and twins Merrily and Ginger Hansen in a beautiful evening of four part harmony singing.
The second performance in the Cafe Culture Series will take place on Friday 29th April featuring the Melbourne Guitar Quartet.
Single tickets $30 full / $25 concession with pre-ordered dinner option for $30 per person.
Series tickets for the remaining three performances will be $75 with pre-ordered dinner option $90. Total $165.
Bookings Cobram Visitors Information Centre ph. 5872 2132

Direct Debit to Moira Arts & Culture Inc. Bendigo Bank BSB 633 000 Account No. 151125382 Please reference “CCS” and your name in the transaction then email mgourley@moira.vic.gov.au providing your name and address.


CAFE CULTURE Co-Cheol

Co-Cheol flyer

Great News! Moira Arts & Culture Inc. are pleased to advise that “the butlers pantry” from Numurkah are catering for all dinners in the dinner packages of the Café Culture Series. Chef Adam has suggested themed menus for each performance. This coming Friday “CoCheol” with a Celtic theme, Adam has suggested Irish Stew (lamb) with a colcannon mash OR beef and Guinness pie, followed with a baileys cheesecake with Irish coffee cream for dessert.
Dinners must be pre-booked for $30 per person.
Tickets on sale at Cobram Visitor Information Centre Ph. 5872 2132, or direct debit to Moira Arts & Culture Inc. Bendigo Bank BSB 633 000 Account No. 151125382. Please reference “CCS” and your name, then email mgourley@moira.vic.gov.au providing your name and address.
Single tickets $30, with dinner option of a further $30.
Season ticket for remaining 3 concerts $75. Season ticket of 3 concerts plus 3 pre-ordered Dinners for $165.


ROMEO & JULIET

Moira Arts & Culture presented the Essential Theatre production of Romeo & Juliet on the banks of the Murray at Thompsons Beach Cobram on Sunday 7th February.

A large appreciative audience were engrossed in Shakespeare’s drama

 

 


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