What's coming up at COPACC?

Flinders Quartet

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 | 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM

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A colourful chamber concert, coffee & cake

Coffee & cake: 10:30am

COPACC brings the Flinders Quartet to the theatre on Wednesday, September 27 at 11am.

The quartet is one of Australia’s best known and loved chamber music ensembles and is regularly invited to perform at festivals throughout Australia, often in association with some of the country’s finest talentssuch as Slava Grigoryan, who performed here early this year in the Grigoryan Brothers. FQ have toured to the UK, Singapore, Finland, Sweden and Canada, andall 4 members of Flinders Quartet have a strong commitment to the development of Australian chamber music as well as its musicians and audiences.


Limelight Magazine had this to say about them:  “Their shading, rhythmic pliability and tautness of ensemble are impeccable.”
RUNNING TIME: 2 hours
 See what the Flinders Quartet got up to in 2016 in the video below:


Love Songs - Kate Ceberano & Paul Grabowsky

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 | 08:00 PM to 09:30 PM

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Join us at COPACC for an intimate evening with the high priestess of Australian pop, Kate Ceberano, and her musical partner, ARIA and Helpmann Award-winning Paul Grabowsky, on Wednesday, October 11 at 8pm. They take us on a very personal journey of words and music with brilliantly stripped back interpretations of some of the greatest love songs of the past 50 years.

Kate is a cultural diplomat and national treasure and needs no introduction, while Paul’s contribution to Australian jazz is huge.

The Herald Sun review of their show at the Melbourne Recital Centre read: “Their Love Songs concert, played before a packed house, was joyously alive from the get go. A warm, heartfelt ode to love lost, found and unrequited.”
RUNNING TIME: 90 minute set
RECOMMENDED FOR: Lovers of great music
Proudly sponsored by The Farmer's Son



Blue Love

Friday, 13 October 2017 | 08:00 PM to 09:05 PM

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Snappy acting & a fat dose of funny
Award winning choreographer and dancer Shaun Parker brings Blue Love to COPACC on Friday, October 13 at 8pm. This quirky, character-based show is a multi-media physical theatre comedy and covers most performing art genres within 65 minutes!  It is a poetic and satirical take on the clichés of pop culture, romance, coupledom and suburbia. Parker says: “I was inspired by how romantic love runs through all art forms…and provides such juicy thematic fodder for artists and audiences alike…. It’s a topic that everyone knows only too well. In romantic love the cliché becomes the poignant and vice versa.”

RUNNING TIME: 65 minutes, no interval
RECOMMENDED FOR: People aged 16+
WARNING: Some nudity + strong language
  

Collaborative community mural project with Gunditjmara artist, Joey Chatfield - GET INVOLVED!

A few weeks back, a collaborative community mural project kicked off as part of the enLIGHTen Me Small Town Transformation project. The mural project, led by Gunditjmara artist, Joey Chatfield, will lead to a wonderful 7 metre long mural that tells the story of Birregurra and it's relationship to the Birregurra Hall. Once complete, it will be erected in the landscape surrounding the hall.
Birregurra Community Arts Group is a proud partner of this project and it was wonderful to see lots of BCAG members dipping their toe into the project and learning how to interpret stories into a rich visual canvas using traditional symbolism.
The first session was attended by 42 participants including a whole bunch of talented local artists. It was a fabulous session with some real magic made by everyone. The session was about exploring symbols and stories and knocking up a mini canvas of work.
And it's amazing what can happen in just a few short hours. 

See if you can interpret the stories of some of today's workshop participant's artworks using the symbolism info sheet. Individually these artworks are lovely. Collectively, they are a whole kaleidoscope of amazing. 
In the second session, we shared stories of Birregurra and practised our dot painting techniques for the upcoming mural work with Gunditjmara artist, Joey Chatfield. It was lovely listening to the history of Tarndwarncoort from Tom Dennis and local history from other long term residents including Brian Lawrence.
We heard about gypsies in gypsy wagons picking peas, wire becoming a disruptive technology, mysteries around the water hole, wildlife gathering en masse at the dam, and how a pregnant woman was rowed across the flooded barwon river so she could have her baby.






HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

The next session is Sunday 10th September and focuses on finalising the design for the mural as well as having some more fun practicing painting using traditional techniques. The project is free for all participants.

Everyone 12+yrs is welcome to join in and can come along this Sunday or to subsequent drop in sessions on Wednesdays and Sundays 10am -12 noon. Details of drop in sessions will be advertised in Birregurra Mail and here so stay tuned.

If you have any questions about the project, please email Fiona Brandscheid at enlightenbirre@gmail.com 



Snapshots of Birregurra 2017 - OPEN NOW



It's that time of year again. Snapshots of Birregurra is open. 
The theme? Birregurra with a touch of RED!

Open / 13 & Under categories

PRIZES INCLUDE:
$100 cash first prize 
$50 Birregurra Trader Gift Voucher runner up
$100 cash Lenn Robb People's Choice Award

Proudly sponsored by Birregurra Mail and Birregurra Community Arts Group.

Entries close Saturday 7th October 5pm. Online entries here: http://bit.ly/birresnaps2017 .
Hardcopy entry forms available at Birregurra General Store and Community Health Centre soon.
Category winners announced at Birregurra Festival.

August's Musical Monday!

Hello Music-makers,
Just a reminder that this coming Monday is August's Musical Monday. We will be operating our 'New Look' program for the remainder of the year, as outlined below.

Vic & Mic have returned from their holiday and after the success of our 'all-hands-on-deck' Singing Circle last month, Monday's Singing Circle program is as follows: 
Physical warm-up stretches - Linnet Hunter - 5-10 minutes
Vocal warm-up and breath-work - Fiona Brandscheid - 10-15 minutes
Learning a new song - Angie, Vic & Mic - 15-20 minutes
Supper - 15 minutes
Old favorites - Angie, Vic & Mic until 8:30pm

Looking forward to singing, playing and jamming with as many of you as possible,,
Angie


  • 10 am to 11 am  Morning Zither Run/Group -  a zither run is a 1 hour lesson to get the most out of your zither. We cover tuning, care, playing and navigating the tune-sheets. Everything you need to take your zither 'for a run' and just play. Suitable for all skill levels. $5 per session, includes morning tea.
Please note that for the Zither Runs we have instruments available for you to use, should you not yet have your own, so why not give it a go? 🎶
  • 1 pm to 3 pm - Running with Zithers Ensemble jam - this ensemble is a group of Zither, Autoharp or other stringed instrument players who, with a percussionist, challenge their music-making to play and harmonize in a group. The idea is to have fun playing together. Whilst the session is free, we do ask for a cold coin contribution toward refreshments and expect players to bring along their in-tune instrument.
  • 4 pm to 6 pm - Room 1 - Afternoon Music Sessions -  This time has been set aside for 30 minute time slots of individual or group music sessions in singing, basic music theory, Autoharp and zither playing or zither & Autoharp service. 30 minute sessions cost $5 and times need to be arranged with Angie 0408 379 499
  • 4 pm to 5 pm - Room 2 - Birregurra Community Arts Group Family Music Sessions with John James - These are fun, family music tasters introducing music to children of all ages through an eclectic range of instruments. $5 per session.
  • 7 pm to 8:30 - The Birregurra Community Arts Group Singing Circle - singing for fun because it is sooo good for us. Everyone's welcome $5.

WEAVING WORKSHOP


WEAVING WORKSHOP

with

Lilliah McCulloch
OAK Weaving Studio
Textile & Fibre Artist

 
The workshop will cover the weaving process from start to finish
Planning, preparing the warp, warping up & weaving 

When: Sat 7th October 10 AM – 3 PM
      Sun 8th October 10 AM – 3 PM

Workshop is for the full weekend – 8 hrs total with a 1 hour break for lunch

Cost $160 plus cost of materials if applicable
Bendigo 3ply wool will be available to purchase

ALTERNATIVELY, BYO your favourite yarns, fibre or material & of course your ideas
our aim is to create & finish a woven piece in the 2 days
No prior weaving experience is needed just a desire to create & enjoy the pleasure of weaving

Four fully equipped looms will be provided for the two days
alternatively byo loom – any form of loom
Only 4 places are available
So book fast to avoid missing this great opportunity

Where: Studio 92, 70 Murray St, Colac
Bookings PH: 0407 818 932

Spinning Workshop

SPINNING

Workshop
with
LILLAH McCULLOCH

Basic spinning, plying
&
 spinning wheel maintenance section

4 wheels available, 1 electronic & 3 uprights
or byo your own wheel
Fibre can be provided or else byo

When: September 24th
10 am – 2.30pm

1 hr break for lunch

Where: Studio 92, 70 Murray St Colac

Cost: $100

Bookings: ph Studio 92

 0407 818 932

or call in



Bridal Parade



DOROTHY & LORRAINE

Invite you to attend a

BRIDAL PARADE

Where: Lismore Community Centre, Seymour St. Lismore Vic.

When:  23rd September, 2017     Time: 7pm for 7.30pm START

RSVP: 23rd September, 2017 to Lorraine Graham 0407875102/collorry@hotmail.com

Door tickets available - but why not go with the theme and send in your acceptance & pre-book, early.

Entry Cost: $15.    Senior Pension Concession - $10.

Dress: Dress as if going to a wedding, if possible.   

Light supper included

Wedding outfits from Dorothy Nicol’s “Flappers to Flare” Vintage Clothing Collection, and may be your only chance to see her beautiful wedding dresses, some of which may never have been seen before.

Studio 92 - Mark Shannon Exhibition



“Sea, Sky and the Hills Behind”

Mark Shannon

 

Mark Shannon arrived at painting in his late twenties and studied under Patrick Moss a well-respected painter and teacher, after running a successful health food/bakery in Melbourne.

 

In some ways, one could say his move towards painting was inevitable as art and artists have surrounded him in his life. He is the nephew of renowned Melbourne artist Michael Shannon; and his mother, Pat, is a highly respected and accomplished artist. In 1993 he was awarded the Contemporary Art Society painting prize.

 

Living in Apollo Bay provides Mark with endless subject matter from which to draw and paint. The surrounding hills and ocean views unique to Apollo Bay are captured in Mark’s distinctive style with oil pastel and acrylic.

 

Mark’s exuberant landscapes illustrates his intuitive use of strong form and exciting colour. He seems to possess an instinctive and enviable pleasure in line and colour – essentially that which makes us like art in the first place. An approach that ensures his paintings fill a room with joy and colour.

 

The liveliness and energy that Mark inject into his landscapes has become a release for the physical limitations he now experiences. His limited mobility has led to a move in to residential care. Mark takes comfort in depicting landscapes with an expression of feeling that he can now only capture as an onlooker.

 

Exhibiting

August 3 - 26

 

Studio 92

70 Murray St

COLAC

 

Time for the last Music Salon for 2017 - Reimagining Nina Simone, Sat 5th Aug

It's just under 2 weeks to go until the grand finale Music Salon for 2017.

Explore the world of jazz singer Nina Simone through the eyes of the spectacular Nicola Watson on vocals and the award winning Nathan Liow Trio on keys, kicks and bass. This will be a sublime, unforgettable show at a very family friendly time. Join us for a fabulous evening out with great music and good friends. Bar opens at 4.30pm for a 5.30pm show.

TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/reimagining-nina-simone-with-nicola-watson-and-the-nathon-liow-trio-tickets-35164122838


BCAG General Meeting

BCAG group meeting this Thursday night at the
Community Health Centre - 6.30pm.

Check out Linnet's new website

www.wildsky.coach/artsbuzz

artsbuzz is a powerhouse 30 day program for
·       practising artists at any stage of their career
·       those who want to learn with other creatives in a small, supportive group environment
·       people who want to make what they make into a business

artsbuzz covers
·       marketing methods that work for creatives
·       creating your online presence
·       goal setting strategies to match your work style
·       developing an internal sense of direction and confidence
·       selling your stuff… without pain

artsbuzz includes
·       4 X face to face 2.5 hour workshops at weekly intervals
·       art folder, notebook, tools and templates
·       access to a private artsbuzz facebook group
·       post course individual 30 minute coaching session
·       6 hats strategy
·       PLUS discounts on future courses and resources

when:       9.30 am - 12.30 pm
Teal Program           July 24/July 31/August 7/ August 14
Crimson Program    July 28/August 4/August 11/August 18
 
where:  Birregurra   Otway Region (online course available in 2018)

how much:   $65- per session x 4 = $260- discount for bookings before July 17 = $230-
 


Surf Coast Arts Trail


 
August 12 and 13 will see six new vibrant venues along the hinterland trail. 11 out of the 46 trail venues are dotted amongst the hills and bush of the inland routes. I hope that your art loving communities will grab a map and join the trail this year.
For any more information, please phone me on 0400 436 308      Cinnamon



 
 

Cellist Anthony Albrecht will perform Bach to the Bush


This Saturday Night at the Carolyn Theatre Cellist Anthony Albrecht will perform Bach to the Bush
 
Anthony is touring in a lot of regional centres and has had a good turn out and appreciative audience at all.

Tickets are $25 full $20 concession $10 students & children free .  at Cow Lick Books, or https://www.trybooking.com/OMSS

Birregurra Music Salon - Lisa Miller & Shane O'Mara / 10 June 2017

The crowd was warm and the sound was rich! 

Australian singer-songwriter, Lisa Miller, didn't fail to impress the crowd of 80 or so in attendance last night at Birregurra Christ Church - the second installment of Birregurra Music Salon for 2017. Guests got toasty by the outdoor fire and enjoyed some delicious spiced mulled wine before heading in to the historic church to soak up some sublime vocals, guitar and lyrics from two of Australia's most brilliant musician. It was a real treat.

Next salon is on Saturday 5th August with "Reimagining Nina Simone" presented by jazz singer Nicola Watson and the award winning Nathan Liow Trio - direct from Melbourne's Caravan Music Club and Paris Cat. Tickets on sale NOW


June's Musical Monday


Hello Music-Makers,

Time flies when your having fun so this coming Monday is June's Musical Monday.
On offer this month is -
  • 10 am to 11 am  Morning Zither Run/Group -  a zither run is a 1 hour lesson to get the most out of your zither. We cover tuning, care, playing and navigating the tune-sheets. Everything you need to take your zither 'for a run' and just play. Suitable for all skill levels. $10 per session, includes the new tune-sheet and morning tea.
 
  • Please note that for the Zither Runs we have instruments available for you to use, should you not yet have your own, so why not give it a go? 🎶
 
  • 1 pm to 2:30 pm - Running with Zithers Ensemble rehearsal - this ensemble is a group of Zither & Autoharp players who, with a percussionist, challenge their music-making to play and harmonize in a group. Ensemble membership asks for commitment to attend rehearsals, a sense of fun and an annual membership fee of $10 to cover the cost of sheet-musicPlease note - the Running with Zithers Ensemble rehearsals are not open-to-all music lessons, they are genuine rehearsals for instrumentalists working toward performance and/or recording. Contact runningwithzithers@gmail.com for more Information.
 
  • 3 pm to 4 pm - Afternoon Zither Run/Group -  a zither run is a 1 hour lesson to get the most out of your zither. We cover tuning, care, playing and navigating the tune-sheets. Everything you need to take your zither 'for a run' and just play. Suitable for all skill levels. $10 per session, includes the new tune-sheets and afternoon tea.
 
  • 4 pm to 5 pm - Birregurra Community Arts Group Family Music Sessions with John James - These are fun, family music tasters introducing music to children of all ages through an eclectic range of instruments. $5 per session.

  • 7 pm to 8:30 - The Birregurra Community Arts Group Singing Circle - singing for fun because it is sooo good for us. Everyone's welcome $5.

  • Private music tuition - unable to attend Musical Mondays but wanting to start your own musical journey? Contact the following music teachers directly!
  • Piano & Violin - Jill Price 0417 207 298
  • Music Theory - Julie Payne 0413 255 687
  • Blues Harmonica - Ron Eichler 0429 222 422

Time to get your tickets for the fabulous Lisa Miller gig at Birregurra Christ Church this Sat 10th June

Are you coming along to the gig this Saturday to see the fabulous Lisa Miller and Shane O’Mara? There are still some tickets available here: http://bit.ly/lisamiller10June


It’s our 2nd of 3 Music Salons and it's going to be a great winter night out with mulled wine, a roaring fire weather permitting, great company, good wine and the most fabulous music from one of Australia’s singer songwriter icons. 

Bar opens at 6pm. Show starts at 7pm; two sets with short interval.

Tickets $22+bf or $25 at the door until sold out.

See you there!!

Next Birregurra Music Salon: Sat 5th Aug - Nicola Watson and her award winning jazz trio with Reimagining Nina Simon




Daytrip to Van Gogh Winter Masterpieces

It's on again! Daytrip to Van Gogh Winter Masterpieces NGV on Wed June 14. Interested? Contact Judy at oldlorneroadolives@yahoo.com.au

Musical Monday

Hello Music-makers,
A reminder that this coming Monday is the last Monday of the month and therefore May's Musical Monday.
 

On offer this month is -
  • 10 am to 11 am  Morning Zither Run/Group -  a zither run is a 1 hour lesson to get the most out of your zither. We cover tuning, care, playing and navigating the tune-sheets. Everything you need to take your zither 'for a run' and just play. Suitable for all skill levels. $10 per session, includes the new tune-sheet and morning tea.
  • Please note that for the Zither Runs we have instruments available for you to use, should you not yet have your own, so why not give it a go? 🎶
  • 1 pm to 2:30 pm - Running with Zithers Ensemble rehearsal - this ensemble is a group of Zither & Autoharp players who, with a percussionist, challenge their music-making to play and harmonize in a group. Ensemble membership asks for commitment to attend rehearsals, a sense of fun and an annual membership fee of $10 to cover the cost of sheet-music. Please note - the Running with Zithers Ensemble rehearsals are not open-to-all music lessons, they are genuine rehearsals for instrumentalists working toward performance and/or recording. If you would like to try out playing with this ensemble.
  • 3 pm to 4 pm - Afternoon Zither Run/Group -  a zither run is a 1 hour lesson to get the most out of your zither. We cover tuning, care, playing and navigating the tune-sheets. Everything you need to take your zither 'for a run' and just play. Suitable for all skill levels. $10 per session, includes the new tune-sheets and afternoon tea.
  • 4 pm to 5 pm - Birregurra Community Arts Group Family Music Sessions with John James - These are fun, family music tasters introducing music to children of all ages through an eclectic range of instruments. $5 per session.
  • 7 pm to 8:30 - The Birregurra Community Arts Group Singing Circle - singing for fun because it is sooo good for us. Everyone's welcome $5.
  • Private music tuition - unable to attend Musical Mondays but wanting to start your own musical journey? Contact the following music teachers directly!
  • Piano & Violin - Jill Price 0417 207 298
  • Music Theory - Julie Payne 0413 255 687
  • Blues Harmonica - Ron Eichler 0429 222 422