Party In The Church: Late Night TV + Sunnyside + Jackson McLaren + DJs and Special Guests

$20

Sat 6 July 6pm-late

St John’s Church, Regent St

Congregate and elevate under the arches for a night of higher sensation.

Late Night TV are a revolving cast of local and imported musicians of anywhere between 8-14 band members. Fresh from an outdoor performance at the inaugural Goomfest, they’re taking us for a hoon in the grand acousitics of St John’s. Drawing on the likes of Air, Bon Voyage Organisation and Kylie Minogue, expect pop-funk-fusions and steamy winter energy.

Sunnyside are a 6-piece Melbourne wonder squad on the cusp of big things! With the release of their second LP, get in the big house for thrusty, uplifting bangas.

Jackson McLaran is one of the many brilliant musical minds fermenting in the south west. A self-described folk artist, he’s developed into a well-rounded songwriter, touching on the sounds of Springsteen, Wilco and Talking Heads. Expect maximum Jackson for this special and highly anticipated performance. Plus DJs for an after party bash in the Church Hall. Bar opens 6pm, music in the Church from 7pm.

Tickets here or at the door.

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Workshop: Art of Creativity

$70

Sat 20 July 10am-1pm

Community House,Railway Place

Enhance your creativity through journaling, dreams, drawing, painting and meditation. In this session, laugh and enjoy yourself, learn artistic skills and traditional art techniques, connect with like-minded others and explore awareness of the self. Hosted by multi-form artist Catherine Bailey, these workshops have evolved from her experience as an artist, the Atelier Studio Method (National Art School), the work of Jungian Therapist Sally Gillespie and meditative techniques from Catherine’s Qi Gong teacher, Li Ying. Workshops are suitable for beginners to those with intermediate art experience.

Bookings essential. Book here or phone 5568 2681.

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Winemaker Lunch at Conlan’s Wine Store

$110, includes four courses with matched wines

Sun 7 July 12:30-4:30pm

Conlan’s Wine Store, 34 Bank St

Conlan’s is delighted to team up with Belinda Thomson, winemaker at the iconic Crawford River vineyard, to host a specifically-designed four-course meal. This shared lunch is creatively paired to wines from Crawford River as well as Belinda’s own (limited release) label. Belinda will talk through her philosophy on viticulture and winemaking.

To book, phone Conlan’s on 03 5568 2582.

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Workshop: Make Your Own Wax Wraps

$30

Sat 6 July 11am-1pm
Sun 21 July 11am-1pm

Community House, Railway Place

Reduce your dependence on single-use plastic by learning how to make your own beeswax wraps and create a container to store them in. Perfect for using in lunch boxes – you’ll have no need for cling wraps after this session run by experienced maker Judith McKay. All fabric, wax and equipment provided, but feel free to bring your own fabric if you prefer.

Bookings essential. Book here or phone 5568 2681.

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Workshop: Wreath Making

$50

Sat 6 July 3-4pm
Sun 7 July 3-4pm

Suffoir Winery and Brewery, 144 Mount Eccles Rd, Macarthur

The inspiring, natural surrounds of Suffoir Winery and Brewery is the perfect backdrop for a day of wreath making. Your experienced host will supply all materials, equipment, hot drinks and refreshments. A fundraiser for Macarthur’s Music in the Vines.

Limited to 20 places. Bookings essential. Phone 043 038 2432 or email suffoirwincelllar@ iinet.net.au

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Old Men and The Sea

$10

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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Koroit Dinner Club presents: A Mexican Dinner #1

$65

Wednesday July 17 7pm (This IS the weekend for anyone working in hospitality)

St John’s Church Hall, Barclay St

Hannah and Leeroy have never been to M.E.X.I.C.O. Nor are they qualified chefs. Undaunted, The Koroit Dinner Club are going South of The Wall for a night of inauthentic Mexican food and drink*. This is a mid-week feast for friends and feeders; everything is shared, and it’s probably going to get loud but with $5 from every diner donated to the library, that’s a good thing, right?** Lets make this the first of many! *NO, not tacos. YES, yes, margaritas. **$5 from every ticket goes towards new cook books for Port Fairy and Koroit libraries.

Places limited. Bookings essential.

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Mad Hatter's Tea Party

$25, includes high tea and entertainment

Fri 19 July 5:30-7:30pm
Sat 20 July 5:30-7:30pm

St John’s Church Hall, Barclay St

Join the Mad Hatter, Alice and the White Rabbit for a Tea Party never to be forgotten! Be immersed in this interactive production where taste buds will tingle in an evening of riddles, jokes and poems as the Mad Hatter and his friends have tea with you. A wonderful high tea from Yani’s popup will be served as the entertainment surrounds you. Hurry up, don’t be late!

For two nights only. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets online only. Bookings encouraged (we think these events will be popular!)

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This event is proudly sponsored by Seacombe House Comfort Inn.

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Theatre: Yes, Prime Minister

$39 full $35 concession

Fri 19 July 7:30pm

Lecture Hall, Sackville St

The UK is in crisis! Spiralling debt, rising unemployment and a fragile cabinet at breaking point. But, salvation may exist in a deal with oil-rich Kumranistan. Can the PM save Europe, avoid national scandal, and (more importantly) save his job? From the writers of the original TV series comes this equally sharp and satirical stage version.

Presented by Melbourne-based touring theatre company, Highway 1.

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This Is Not A Brunch: Asian Fusion Dinner

$70, includes three courses

Sat 20 July 6pm

Bank St + Co, 28 Bank St

It’s a fave local brekky/lunch joint that opens after dark only for very special nights. Bank Street + Co have heard your demands and are back with this delicious instalment in their popular Fusion Dinner series. Places are limited for Dinner #4, so book early and beat the winter chills with rice and spice, drinks and more.

Bookings essential. Call 5568 1610.

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Film: Adventure On Screen

$15

Sat 20 July 6pm for 7pm screening

Reardon Theatre, Bank St

Port Fairy Adventure FilmFestival is a new festival for our town, launching in November 2019. But…we can’t wait! So they’ve compiled the world’s best adventure short films from 2018 for an evening of beauty and awe. Crack a beer and immerse yourself in an incredible selection of short films about climbing, biking, skiing and kayaking. Inspiration and reactions of needing to explore someplace or do something new guaranteed. Doors and bar open at 6pm for screening at 7pm.

Tickets available at the door or via www.portfairyfilmfest.com

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Film: Adventure on Screen

$15

Sun 21 July 2:00pm

Reardon Theatre, Bank St

Another teaser session of what’s to come in November, when Port Fairy Adventure Film Festival kicks off for real. Settle in for an afternoon of more excitement and inspiration on film. Screenings to be announced closer to the date - see the festival website for all the details.

Tickets available at the door or www.portfairyfilmfest.com

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Codrington Wind Farm Tours

$10
Every festival Sunday 1:30-2:30pm
Codrington Wind Farm, 5213 Princes Hwy, Codrington (meet at the gate)

Did you know that just outside Port Fairy is Australia’s first commercial wind farm? Opened in 2001, the site was selected as being ‘close to perfect’ with strong prevailing winds blowing off the Southern Ocean. Your tour guide Tim has over 18 years’ of wind energy knowledge to share. He will show you around the base of the farm’s 81m towers and explain how the farm generates enough energy to power 10,000 Victorian homes every year.

These tours require a minimum of 10 and maximum of 20 people. Only a few tickets are available at the gate. Please book here or phone 0419 188 715.

Please note: Sunday 9 June tour has been closed due to low numbers. Please book another session.

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Wayapa Wuurk: Aboriginal Yoga Meditation

$10

Sat 22 June 9-10am
Sat 22 June 11:00am-12:00pm

Outdoors at the Rail Trail clearing, Regent St opp Railway Place

Originating in Aboriginal wisdom, Wayapa is sometimes called Aboriginal yoga. Join practitioner Thaedra Frangos, a Wemba Wemba and Dhudhuroa woman who teaches this gentle physical movement and meditation practice. Wayapa is for everyone, all ages and levels, Indigenous and non-Indigenous. It promotes reconnection with the earth as a starting point for wellness and healing, based on the understanding that Aboriginal people have lived in harmony with the earth for more than 65,000 years. This session is outdoors (indoors at the Reardon Theatre only if bad weather).

Dress warm and bring a yoga mat or towel. Tickets available here or on the day.

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Up To Your Elbows In Cabbage: Fermenting With Caroline Gray

$35

Sat 22 June 11:30-2pm

In the Merrijig kitchen, cnr of Campbell and Griffiths St

Fact: Caroline Grey (Cunliffe and Waters, the Yarra Valley’s Relish Mama cooking school, and A Bit of Pickle and Jam) is a preserve and pickle guru. This two-hour session is your chance to cover the basics of fermentation with an expert, in the warmth of the Merrijig kitchen. Get involved as Caroline splits a cabbage straight down the middle, pitting the delicious stink of Korea’s kim chi against Germany’s sauerkraut! Become acquainted with your new favourite snack: the kim chi toastie! This is hands on and elbows deep, with all the jars, recipes, ingredients and kombucha provided. There’s nothing you wont know about fermentation (or cabbage!) by the end of this.

Spaces strictly limited to 15 people.

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Workshop: Mandala Magic

$45

Sat 22 June 1-3pm

Community House, Railway Place

Mandala is a sanskrit word meaning a dot in the centre of a circle, with the circle surrounding the dot represents the universe. Ancient and modern cultures have used mandalas for mindfulness, relaxation and focus. Run by arts teacher Chris Dobson, start with viewing and analysing Mandala examples from a range of styles, history and various cultures before making your very own colourful creation. All in a welcoming, relaxing environment. All materials supplied and no prerequisite skills are necessary.

Bookings essential. Book here or phone 5568 2681.

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Dalwhinnie Dinner

$150

Sat 22 June 6:30pm

Gladioli Restaurant, 22 Sackville St

A collaborative dinner featuring one of Australia’s premium wine producers, Dalwhinnie, alongside Gladioli chefs carefully creating dishes to match wines. This iconic Pyrenees producer is known for premium Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. After 40 years of growing grapes the now fully mature 16-hectare vineyard is producing true varietal fruit characters with great concentration of flavours. The vineyard does not have its own restaurant, so this evening is a rare opportunity to enjoy food designed specifically for the wine.

Strictly limited seats available. Bookings essential. Phone Gladioli on 03 5539 7523.

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España el Vito: The Spirit of Spain

$30/$25 concession

Sat 22 June 7:30-9pm

Reardon Theatre, Bank St

Acclaimed 10-string Spanish classical guitarist Matthew Fagan, aka Lord of the Strings, presents a concert of traditional flamenco elements with masterpieces of composers Isaac Albeniz, Manuel De Fall and Joaquin Rodrigo in stunning new arrangements. This performance celebrates the launch of Matthew’s LP ‘El Vito’, the first new Spanish guitar vinyl release in Australia in 30 years. He will also be joined onstage by singer Kellie Grace for joyous Latin and Bossa Nova Jazz vocals.

Tickets available here or at the door.

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Open House and Design Talk: Laneway Apartments

Gold coin donation

Sun 23 June
Talk 3-4pm (booking essential)
Open House 4-5:30pm (no booking, just rock up)

Laneway Apartments, entry via Barclay St near cnr of Bank St

Wander down Port Fairy’s secret laneway for a tour and talk about how design and construction come together to create exceptional spaces. Join building designer Ryan Adamson and Port Fairy builder Simon Knee for an intimate behind-the-scenes chat about turning ideas and plans into reality. And if you can’t make the talk, pop in to see the contemporary spaces of Port Fairy’s newest boutique accommodation. All entry proceeds to The Bandari Project.

Please note: places for the talk are strictly limited to 35 and bookings are essential.

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