FOOD AND FILM: CHOCOLAT

Friday 23 June, 8pm (doors open 7.45pm)
$25 includes the film, delicious dessert and hot chocolate
Reardon Theatre and Audley and Hall café, Bank St

A delicious night set in Port Fairy and France. Your ticket includes the classic film, a rich hot chocolate or fine tea and a delectable handmade dessert from our local chocolatiers, Audley and Hall. Sip and savour your treats while enjoying the sweet, firey passion of this delicious love story. Dessert AND Johnny Depp? The perfect winter warmer.

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WORKSHOp: DINNER AND ASTROPHOtography

Friday 23 June, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Saturday 24 June, 6:30pm-10:30pm
$120 with dinner, $95 no dinner
Workshop begins at 6:30pm at Lemongrass Restaurant, Bank St, followed by a walking tour to Port Fairy Lighthouse, 8pm - 10:30pm

Begin with delicious Thai dishes then walk and learn under the night sky. Led by Oat Vaiyaboon of Hangingpixels Photo Art, learn how to capture the stunning night sky and milky way. A practical session including what apps to use to plan your shoot, selecting optimum settings to reduce image noise and an intro to light painting. Find Oat on Instagram @hangingpixels_photo_art.

Places limited to 5 only.  Bookings essential, online or email hangingpixels@gmail.com

Cook and dine with Le Crepe Man of Belfast

Friday 23 June, 6pm
$100
Le Crepe Man Creperie, 43 Sackville St

Enjoy a five‐course menu featuring local and organic produce, all matched with local Basalt wines. Plus, everyone tries their hand at crafting crepes on the grill! An evening of wining, dining and demonstrations in Port Fairy’s cosy artisan creperie.

Bookings essential. Drop into the shop or phone 0475 896 983.

WORKSHOp: getting off auto - unlocking your camera's potential

Saturday 24 June, 10:30am - 12pm
Charlie's On East, 4 Hughes Ave
FREE

Stuck in auto mode? Have a fancy camera that you don’t really know how to use? Run by Warrnambool Camera Club, this hands‐on workshop is all about making the most of those extensive menus and handy functions, then getting outside to practice. Bring your camera and operator’s manual (if you have it) and up‐skill in time for the Port Fairy photo contest.

Best suited for beginner to medium level. Over 15s only. Groups limited to 15 people. Register via email at wcc.seminars@gmail.com

Music: Bach to the Bush

Saturday 24 June, 11am - 1pm
$25 adult, $20 concession
Lecture Hall, Sackville St

Australian cellist Anthony Albrecht is an outstanding recent graduate of The Juilliard School, NYC. Currently based in London as a Guildhall Music Scholar, Anthony tours his choice of J.S. Bach’s suites for solo cello to a select number of regional towns. Songs are interspersed with discussion of the cultural context of this timeless music. We are delighted to have Anthony at this year’s festival!

Tickets available online or at the door.

Tower Hill Bush Food and Wildlife Experience

Saturday 24 June, 3pm - 7pm
Saturday 22 July, 3pm - 7pm
$75 adults, $45 child
Tower Hill Reserve

Take a closer look, and taste, at what’s inside this ancient volcanic crater. Your ticket includes an overview of European destruction of the reserve and its restoration; indigenous history and culture with didgeridoo playing and boomerang throwing lessons; a presentation on Robin Boyd and Tower Hill architecture; an evening meal of Australian native foods and flavours and a night walk to discover nocturnal animals and wildlife. Wow! A special winter opportunity to experience all this place has to offer. Hosted by the team from Worn Gundidj.

Places strictly limited to 20. Bookings essential, by phone.

 

 

Music: Songs Of Land And Sea

Saturday 24 June,  7:30pm
$22 adult, $17 concession/child
Lecture Hall, Sackville St

Gunditjmara musician Andy Alberts joins Bruce Campbell and Damian O’Keefe (of folk-rock duo, The Cutting) in a unique evening of songs and stories. These three South West Victorian songwriters and musicians take you on a journey through the peaks and troughs of life, like the sea itself, to set you safely on the shore of a land where black and white reach out to each other in a spirit of reconciliation. Guitar, mandolin, ukulele, harmonica and fine vocals will fill the night. Wine and snacks available.

Tickets from the Visitor Information Centre, online or at the door.

Workshop: Port Fairy Photo Walk

Sunday 25 June,  10:15am - 12:30pm
$35
King George Park (wharf) Gipps St

Oat Vaiyaboon of Hangingpixels Photo Art takes you on a roaming photographic tour of Port Fairy’s hidden treasures. Starting at the wharf and working down to East Beach and around the headland, gather tips and advice from one of the region’s most talented and passionate photographers. Find Oat on Instagram @hangingpixels_ photo_art

Places limited. Bookings essential, online or email hangingpixels@gmail.com

Merrijig’s Last Sunday Roast Lunch

Sunday 25 June,  12:30pm
Merrijig Inn, 1 Campbell St

SOLD OUT

A winter must‐do in these parts! The Merrijig serves up its two‐course roast lunch, deliciously slow cooked in the wood‐ red oven and served around the long table in their garden conservatory. Warm, cosy, tasty, hearty...nom, nom winter nom.

Places limited and bookings essential. Phone the Merrijig or drop in to the inn.

Workshop: Coffee at Home

Sunday 25 June, 2pm - 3pm
$10
Sterling Espresso Bar, 10 Bank Street

The Sterling coffee crew import some of the world’s highest grade beans to Port Fairy and they want you to enjoy it at home through simple but effective brewing techniques. Explore the flavour profiles of each region’s beans and learn manual methods including V60 pour over and Aeropress. This demo includes samples of seasonal beans and delicious house‐made treats.

Limited to 8 people per workshop. Tickets from the cafe or via their Facebook page.

Music: Nigel Wearne

Sunday 25 June, 3pm
$20
Blarney Books And Art, 37 James St

An intimate afternoon with Nigel Wearne on his personally handcrafted guitars, with clawhammer banjo, folk and honest tales of forgotten rebels, mischievous bank robbers, wandering poets and his love of eggs. Nigel delivers Drawing Circles, his current album, full of shadows and lucid reveries, exploring dark corners of creativity and the irregular swells of life. “Warmth flecked with grit... beauty awaits. 4 stars” (Rolling Stone Australia).

Buy tickets from Blarney Books,  at the door or by phone.

Workshop: Sunrise Photography

Saturday 8 July, 6:30am - 8:30am
Sunday 9 July, 6:30 - 8:30am
$95
Roger's Place carpark, East Beach


Early riser Oat Vaiyaboon of Hangingpixels Photo Art believes sunrise is the best time of day to shoot! In this small-group workshop, learn about timing and positioning, HDR, long exposure techniques and lter usage to even out your exposure. Get your feet wet if you dare! Find Oat on Instagram @hangingpixels_photo_art. Suited to all levels. DSLR
and tripod essential. Remote shutter release optional.

Places strictly limited. Bookings essential via hangingpixels@gmail.com

Budj Bim Tours

Saturday 8 July, 11am-1pm
Sunday 9 July,  11am – 1pm
Saturday 22 July, 11am-1pm
Sunday 23 July, 11am-1pm

$30 adult, kids under 16 free
Tours start at 11am at the Budj Bim Orientation Centre 12 Lindsay St, Heywood

A free return bus will depart at 10am from Port Fairy Visitor Information Centre.
 

Take a trip way, way back in time to learn about one of the world’s oldest human settlements. For thousands
of years, Gunditjmara people engineered an extensive aquaculture system of eel and sh traps along the Tyrendarra lava flow and wetlands. Here you will see remnant houses, rebuilt stone houses, aquaculture traps and channels and the rainbow serpent’s eggs. With water owing and peaking, winter is THE BEST time to witness this ancient place in full life. Bookings by phone only.

Port Fairy Ghost Tours

Saturday 8 July, 5:30pm - 7pm (for families and history buffs)
Saturday 8 July, 10:30pm - midnight (for thrill seekers and ghost spotters)
Saturday 22 July, 
5:30pm - 7pm (for families and history buffs)
Saturday 22 July, 10:30pm - midnight (for thrill seekers and ghost spotters)

$30 adult, $15 concession/child

It might look like a cute, innocent seaside town, but there is a darker side to little ol’ Port Fairy. Take this eerie (but warm) bus tour to discover haunted locations, learn about real murders and unsolved mysteries and hear shocking stories that will send shivers down your spine. In association with the Port Fairy Ghost Stories project.

Limited to 20 people per tour. Not suitable for children under 12 years. Tickets from the Visitor Information Centre or by phone.

 

Workshop: Fab phone photos – using camera phones effectively

Sunday 9 July,  10:30am - 12pm
FREE
Wishart Gallery, 19 Sackville St

While the phone could be the handiest camera device ever invented, are we taking the best pics and vids we can? This session, hosted by Warrnambool Camera Club, starts with tips on composition, lighting and framing before hitting the streets to put your new knowledge to the test.

Best suited for beginner to medium level. Over 15s only. Groups limited to 15 people. Register via email at wcc.seminars@gmail.com

Lazy Days Lunch at Conlan’s

Sunday 9 July,  12:30pm
$75 lunch, $110 with paired wine
Conlan’s Wine Store, 34 Bank St

The festival welcomes back award‐winning chef Matt Dempsey for a slow Sunday lunch of shared dishes featuring some of the South West’s best producers. A meal designed for big flavours and relaxed, robust conversation in great company.

Places limited and bookings essential, by phone or drop in to the restaurant.

Workshop: Conlan’s Cooking Class

Saturday 22 July, 12pm - 3pm
$125
Conlan’s Wine Store, 34 Bank St

Multi award‐winning chef and restaurateur Matt Dempsey invites you into his kitchen for a three‐hour hands‐on cooking class on slow cooked winter warmers. This workshop includes a glass of vino and, of course, your delicious lunch.

Places limited and bookings essential, by phone or drop in to the restaurant.

Workshop: Conlan’s Wine Tasting

Saturday 22 July, 12pm - 3pm
$200
Conlan’s Wine Store, 34 Bank St

Take a seat and a glass in the intimate wine room at Conlan’s for a three‐hour class on some of the most iconic wines of France and Australia. An extensive opportunity to enjoy some expensive bottles and truly refined flavours. This session includes champagne and canapés on arrival and fine treats to finish.

Places limited and bookings essential, by phone or drop in to the restaurant.

 
Photo by HangingPixels Photo Art.

Photo by HangingPixels Photo Art.

 
Photo by James Chapman.

Photo by James Chapman.

 
Photo by James Chapman.

Photo by James Chapman.

 
Photo by Anthony Albrecht.

Photo by Anthony Albrecht.

 
Photo by Tower Hill.

Photo by Tower Hill.

 
Photo by Bruce Campbell.

Photo by Bruce Campbell.

 
Photo by HangingPixels Photo Art.

Photo by HangingPixels Photo Art.

 
Photo by the Merrijig.

Photo by the Merrijig.

 
Photo by James Chapman.

Photo by James Chapman.

 
Photo by Nigel Wearne.

Photo by Nigel Wearne.

 
Photo by HangingPixels Photo Art.

Photo by HangingPixels Photo Art.

 
Photo by Budj Bim.

Photo by Budj Bim.

 
Photo by Winter Weekends.

Photo by Winter Weekends.

 
 
Photo by James Chapman.

Photo by James Chapman.

 
Photo by James Chapman.

Photo by James Chapman.

 
Photo by Conlan's.

Photo by Conlan's.

 

Merrijig Inn 175th Anniversary

Saturday 22 July, 6pm
$175
Merrijig Inn, 1 Campbell St

It’s not often you get to attend a 175th birthday party!! Celebrate the rich history and the bright future of this iconic building, home to endless tales, meals and characters over its long and vibrant past. The Merrijig team invites you to enjoy this rare milestone in one very special evening of music, wine and a feast of dishes of fine local produce.

Places limited and bookings essential, by phone. 

Music: Fred Smith – the musical diplomat

Sunday 23 July,  2pm - 5pm
$15
Lecture Hall, Bank St

Fred Smith writes and sings about love and war zones. His highly acclaimed album, Dust of Uruzgan, is about the realities of life for soldiers and civilians in Afghanistan, where he was deployed in 2009. Fred brings his sell-out concert with Liz Frenchmen to Port Fairy to present a combination of his stories from war zones and satirical observations of life in America following a recent journey through Texas and other states. Drinks and snacks available. Tickets at the door or online. 

This event is proudly sponsored by Cobbs Bakery

Show Us Your Winter Woollies – High Tea and Crocheted Art

$59 high tea package
Every Saturday  & Sunday of the festival, 12pm - 4pm
time&tide High Tea, 21 Thistle Place, Port Fairy

Amidst the beachfront views and delectable high tea at time&tide, see deliciously whimsical crocheted art in the Show Us Your Winter Woollies competition. Crochet or knit your own High Tea creation to win an indulgent package for two at time&tide. Competition opens 10 June, entries close July 22 and WINNER announced July 23. For info and bookings phone time&tide or visit www.facebook.com/timeandtidehightea 

Photo by portfairy.com.au

Photo by portfairy.com.au

 
Photo by Fred Smith.

Photo by Fred Smith.

 
Photo by time&tide.

Photo by time&tide.