Workshop: Night Lights Photography


Fri 5 July 6-7.30pm

Wishart St, meet at the cnr of Cox St

Renowned southwest photographers Perry Cho and Pete Chamberlain traverse the region to capture exceptional moments and scenes. Here in Port Fairy, Perry, Pete and friends will guide you on a Wishart St photography walk, helping you make the most of the festival’s Light Up Port Fairy program. Bring your camera for an informal evening class on how to take great night shots, including tips on exposure, framing, in-camera settings and more.

No bookings required. All ages and levels welcome. The festival thanks Perry and Pete for generously volunteering their time and expertise!

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Donella’s Yoga: Rest and Restore


Fri 7 June 7-8:30pm
Fri 22 June 7-8:30pm
Fri 5 July 7-8:30pm
Fri 19 July 7-8:30pm

Port Fairy Yacht Club, Battery Point

Designed by Donella for people at all levels, come along for a special session of asanas, yoga nidra (relaxation), pranayama (breathing) and meditation. A peaceful and authentic way for all levels to explore and connect with yourself in a beautiful riverside setting.

Entry at the door or pre-book by phone on 0428 654 570.

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Australian Film: Top End Wedding (MA15+)

$25 for three films or $10 per film

Fri 7.30pm

Reardon Theatre, Bank St

The Port Fairy Film Society presents a mini Aussie Film Festival. Engaged and in love, Aussie Lauren and Englishman Ned have just 10 days to reunite her newly separated parents and pull off their dream Top End Wedding. When Lauren’s mother goes missing, they’re forced on a road trip leading to personal fulfilment through the wild beauty of the landscapes and the unbeatable charm of the characters they meet along the way. But will they find Lauren’s mother and pursue their dream wedding? (2019)

Tickets available at the door.

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Old Men and The Sea


Friday 5 July 8pm

The Wharf, 29 Gipps St

How do you build a couta boat and sail it to South Australia to establish the tuna fishing industry? And from there, set up the prawn fishing industry? What’s it like growing up camping on Griffith Island, where your grandfather was the last lighthouse keeper? This is just a touch of the lived history of Roger Haldane, a true Port Fairy pioneer, innovator and man of the sea and land who’s also passionate about building and rowing wooden boats. Join local author Jock Serong in conversation with Roger for a rare evening of live, riverside storytelling.

All proceeds to Port Fairy Marine Rescue. Tickets available here and at the door.


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Coffee Class: Espresso and Milk Texturing


Friday 7 June 4-5:30pm
Friday 21 June 4-5:30pm
Friday 6 July 4-5:30pm
Friday 19 July 4-5:30pm

Driftwood Espresso and Eatery, 10 Bank St

Perfect the art of espresso making in this intense, hands-on class. Guided by Ally from Port Fairy’s small-sized but big-hearted Driftwood Cafe, learn how to make the perfect latte and understand precisely which beans to select. With detailed instruction on dialling in your grinder, dosing beans and heat and action required for milk texturing, this exclusive class takes coffee-making to a whole new level. Includes all beans, instruction and equipment. Also includes delicate, tasty treats to take home.

Small classes, places are limited. Bookings essential. Book via Instagram message or phone 0435 750 105.

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Exhibition: Melbourne Collage Assembly


Opening night talk and drinks, Sat 8 June 5-6pm
Exhibition open every festival night from 4:30pm

Coffin Sally, 33 Sackville St

In a first for regional Victoria (or anywhere outside of Melbourne in fact!), the Melbourne Collage Assembly get out of the city for an exclusive exhibition in Port Fairy. The freshly formed group (est 2018) demonstrate the infinite possibilities of the collage art medium, where hand-dissected images are reassembled or placed to create new meaning. Come along to meet five artists who have exhibited or published works across the globe, and who now bring their new collection of original works to Winter Weekends.

This exhibition runs till Sunday 30 June. Check them out on insta @melbournecollageassembly

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