Category Archives: Art & Entertainment

Food, wine and sunshine for Hook and Vine

The vibes and the weather were sunny and bright at the Sustainable Hook and Vine Festival, held in Torquay at the weekend. The event attracted more than 1,300 people who enjoyed the tasty treats served up in pop-up kitchens hosted by local restaurants, accompanied by regional wine, beer and cider. Now in its second year,… Read More »


Some years ago now I had the pleasure of spending three days as a guest of Ian Hollick and his family in Coonawarra at their winery and vineyards – Hollick Wines. I’d actually never been to Coonawarra before this! Yes, sad but true. After a leisurely four and half hour or so drive, there we… Read More »

Ginger Mac Slice [ RECIPE ]

INGREDIENTS 2 x 250gm packets ginger nut biscuits 1-2 teaspns ground ginger 250gm butter 4 tablspns golden syrup 395gm tin condensed milk 2 x 250gm blocks macadamia milk chocolate 1/3 cup Dutch cocoa 1 tablspn (extra) ground ginger METHOD Use a food processor to make coarse crumbs from the ginger nut biscuits. Place these in… Read More »


Close to 200 came to the event at Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre to soak up Indigenous art, music, food, and the relaxed atmosphere. Deadly Duo had the crowd participating early with a mix of covers and original material, and was joined by didgeridoo player Lyndon Perry, who again proved to be the hardest working muso… Read More »


Through a Camel’s Eye recounts, in part, a local legend about the theft of a circus camel from near the Point Lonsdale Surf Club in 1957. As the story goes, the camel was loosely tethered by a rope near the stairs of the surf club, and with a dose of Dutch courage, a group of… Read More »

Ceramics at Windowspace

Windowspace-Beeac is showing the work of ceramicist Georgia Harvey throughout April. Harvey’s work is subtly beautiful and particularly of interest as it combines samples of local lake silt in its alchemy. Titled Quiet Chime, the exhibition features adventurous pieces, with Harvey saying “I enjoy exploring material behaviour and pushing materials to places they wouldn’t typically… Read More »

New show for Melodaires

Local performance group The Melodaires are ready to present their new show, Let’s Face the Music. The performance is a musical treat with foot-tapping songs and glitzy, glamorous costumes. The Melodaires is a group of nine performers who entertain seniors groups and at special events throughout the Bellarine Peninsula. They are looking forward to upcoming… Read More »

Queenscliff draws on life

A selection of drawings from participants at Queenscliff Neighbourhood House’s Monday afternoon life drawing sessions will be on show at an exhibition titled Drawn from Life. The exhibition is open at Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House from 10am-4pm weekdays and weekends by request to Denise Main on 0408 584 169. Untutored life drawing sessions are held on… Read More »


FRIDAY 15/4 A shift in heart Woodbin Theatre presents The Shifting Heart at the Lilian Stott Centre in Geelong. The story is set at 4pm on Christmas Eve sometime in the 1950s in the Collingwood backyard of the Bianchi family home. We see the interaction between neighbours in a Melbourne suburb that has become home… Read More »