Meryl Leppard has fallen in love again! At her age!! A laugh out loud show filled with storytelling and song.

We're very excited to be supporting the fabulous Meryl Leppard with her upcoming show, The Thief. Grab your tickets NOW at COPACC and join us for a rollicking night of storytelling and song. 

Leppard, an acclaimed songwriter for the Off Broadway hit, Cougar the Musical, is a weaver of stories. She performs magic at the piano, drawing us into her world with a voice that is arresting, haunting and utterly authentic. Meryl’s solo shows cross genres. They are a sophisticated hybrid-cabaret of music, humour and performance poetry. Stylistically, her music ranges from jazz-like idiom, through blues and adult pop, to the sweet sounds of country cross-over.

Grab the girls and come along for a night of hilarious fun with Meryl Leppard and The Thief.


LIVE MUSIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Cookin' on 3 Burners at Birregurra Hall - Sat 31 August

WHEN: Saturday 31 August 2019, Doors open at 7.30pm
WHERE: Birregurra Mechanics Hall, 42-44 Main Street Birregurra
TICKETS: $35. Buy tickets here:

We are supremely excited to bring you the magnificent Cookin' on 3 Burners and their 60s soul style funky grooves at the newly refurbed Birregurra Hall. They don't go on the road very often but we've managed to coax them down to The Otways for an incredible night of music and moves. Grab your groove shoes, don your funky frocks and let's get down and dusty with Cookin' on 3 Burners. Featuring special guest...the most fabulous, most delicious, most outta this world queen 'o soul, Ms Stella Angelico....CO3B's funky setlist is squarely placed on the dance floor. and is guaranteed to blow your winter blues away!!

Shane Murphy from Melbourne's The Daily Review described the CO3B Lab Experiments show as "...slick, taut and punchy..." and "...a must see... it feels like we'v…

WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT: Coil Basket Weaving with Lyn Dickson, Sat 1st June

Coil Basket Weaving with Lyn Dickson
WHEN: Saturday 1st June 2019
WHERE: Birregurra Butter Factory at 452 Birregurra Road, Birregurra
WHAT: This coil weaving workshop for beginners will provide you with new skills to weave your own unique piece. You’ll learn how to prepare yarn, start a basket, change yarn, create the walls of a basket and finish it off.
HOW MUCH: $55.00 per person
LUNCH: BYO Lunch. Morning and afternoon tea provided.
TO BOOK: Online HERE, or contact Judy Goddard at with your name, phone, and receipt of payment (payment details below). (Workshop is limited to 8 participants).

Lyn has exhibited extensively including at Geelong's Winter Garden, the Art Is Gallery ,COPACC, Lorne Bienalle (Small Sculpture), and from 2013 - 2015 she was an artist in residence at Geelong College's Middle School.

Payment Details:

Online HERE or by direct payment as per below

Birregurra Community Arts Group
BSB 633000 / Acct 154307789
Reference: …

WORKSHOP ALERT: Drawing workshop with Natalie Newton, 4th May 2019

Learn about perspective and dimension, shading, hatching, texturing and gradation, lines and mark-making, negative space, tonal values, and contrast. Using viewfinders, masks and grids, blind contour drawing. $60 per person.

Paper, support boards, blending tools and reference photos supplied. BYO lunch. Morning/afternoon tea supplied.

Participants to bring HB, 2B, 4B pencils, kneaded eraser, pencil sharpener and reference photos if desired.

To enrol, email Judy Goddard at
Payments to BCAG BSB 633000 / act 154307789
Ref. Drawing WS_(last name)

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT: The Maes are returning to Birregurra on Sunday 26 May 2019

We are super excited to announce Multi-award-winning Melbourne contemporary folk outfit, The Maes (formerly The Mae Trio) are returning to Birregurra on Sunday 26th May as part of their upcoming album tour.

TIX on sale NOW:

The Maes’ latest, self-titled record set for release in April 2019 is a return to the sisters’ folk music roots. Gentle, intimate and conversational, the album is an unadorned showcase of Maggie and Elsie’s superb songwriting as well as honest, relaxed and stunning vocal and instrumental performances.

The band’s touring history includes a list of some of the worlds largest and most prestigious music festivals such as the Woodford and Port Fairy Folk Festivals in Australia, The Edmonton and Vancouver Folk Festivals in Canada, Cambridge Folk and Celtic Connections festivals in the UK and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in the USA.

This show is part of the Birregurra Music Salon Singer Songwriter Series and is brought to you by the good folk…

WORKSHOP ALERT: Natural Dyeing with Plants (Irene Pagram), Sat 16th March

Natural Dyeing with Plants with Irene Pagram Learn about suitable plants to use for easy dyeing, substantive and fugitive colours, the use of mordants and cellulose and protein fibres. This workshop will cover many forms of natural dyeing including eco, solar, hapazone, ice flower and dyebath.

DATE: Saturday 16th March
TIME: 10.00am to 4.00pm
VENUE: Birregurra Butter Factory, 452 Roadknight St Birregurra
COST: $65.00 which includes some materials eg special paper and fibres.

The list of materials to bring and share includes flowers, leaves, foil and other easily obtainable items.

BYO lunch. Morning and Afternoon Tea supplied.

Payment Details: Transfer payment to
Birregurra Community Arts Group
BSB 633 000 Account No. 1543 07789
Ref: DyeWkp_(your surname)

Once paid, email receipt to Pam Fyfe at, or contact Pam for more details about the workshop.

Limited spaces.

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2019 Arts in Birregurra has got off to a great start! And there's a stack of great activities, shows and workshops lined up for the year ahead including Natural Dying, Drawing, Basket Making, Ceramics, and Collage from David Lancashire. Check out the latest newsletter for the latest, read about the Birre Ball wrap up and find out about "The Thief" a wonderful show that BCAG is supporting in partnership with COPACC. We've also attached some extra info from Pam Fyfe who has a terrific scarf felting workshop coming up at the old butter factory in Birre on March 2. 
Speaking of the old butter factory, there's some exciting news to share in the newsletter about the old girl and join us there for our first social catch up for 2019 this coming Thursday 14th February at 6.30pm (details in the newsletter). Come along to find out more about what's …