5 Reasons to Get Lost - May
COMPILED BY SARAH LANG
1. Scrub Up Well
Spend an afternoon in the incredibly gorgeous Scrub Hill 1869 with talented artists Aine Tyrrell and Claire Anne Taylor for their double album launch. These women have got serious skills both as musicians and songwriters.
Aine gained international acclaim as a finalist in the 2018 International Songwriting Competition and Claire Anne is renowned for penning songs that are visually rich and emotionally revealing and is considered one of the most significant songwriters of her time.
2. Autumn in Italy
This masterclass was held in April and sold out within a matter of days so it is back by popular demand! A hands-on masterclass, this is about so much more than pasta. Learn to make hand cut egg pasta with ragu, classical seasonal side dishes, a Tuscan bread & tomato ‘soup’, quail and pancetta plus the best tiramisu you will ever taste.
Saturday 25 May 10am-2pm; Tickets $185; Piper Street Food Co, 89A Piper St Kyneton; ticket sales go to www.piperstfoodco.com
3. Lavandula Autumn Harvest Festival
Celebrate Autumn in one of the prettiest venues in the region. The annual Autumn Harvest festival is a celebration of the land, the people who work with it and of course, the bountiful harvest. A great day for the whole family, including 4-legged fur-babies on leads. There will be music, rural demonstrations, workshops, artisan stallholders, activities for kids, tours of the original stone farmhouse, great food from the wood-fired oven and BBQ plus their famous festival-sized paella. Wander gardens and grounds of this magnificent Swiss Italian property.
Sunday 19 May 10am-5pm, tickets $6 Adults, $2 Children; Lavandula, 350 Hepburn- Newstead Road, Shepherds Flat; www.lavandula.com.au
Launching on Saturday 11 May at 4.30pm, Chopsticks, curated by Yifeng Tan is a group exhibition that explores the symbolism and experience of chopsticks in everyday Chinese life. For the artists in this exhibition, chopsticks are a medium to explore Chinese identity and cultural distinctions.
Artists include: Jian Qin, Guo Jian, Hei Tong, Yifeng Tan, Cuifang Tang, Shaohoa Nong, Michael Downs and David Jianhai Niu.
Chopsticks opens on Saturday 11 May at Stockroom, 98 Piper Street Kyneton; www.stockroom.space
5. Crowd Favourite, Beccy Cole
Everyone loves a long, lazy Sunday and when it involves wine, a gorgeous venue and the sultry vocals of one of the country’s favourite musicians, then it feels like a pretty perfect way to spend a cool Autumn day. Beccy Cole is a singer, guitar player, drummer, comedienne, mother and entertainer with a huge heart and love for this region. One of the most popular performers at Daylesford ChillOut Festival, Beccy is back in the region and playing at the drop-dead gorgeous Palais with Libby O’Donovan for an unforgettable Sunday session of music, wine and fun.
Sunday 26 May 2pm; Tickets $35-$40; www.stickytickets.com.au
The Palais, 111 Main Road, Hepburn Springs, www.palais-hepburn.com