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Daylesford Art Show
This Melbourne Cup weekend the Daylesford Town Hall is home to one of the biggest art shows in the state. The 34th annual Rotary Daylesford Art Show this is a big fund raiser for the region raising over $18,000 for local projects for last year and returning over $20,000 to our living artists in sales. This year there are more than 250 original pieces for sale from close to 100 local artists. This is a great opportunity to pick up affordable art to decorate your home and support our local artists. There are thousands of dollars in prize money being awarded to the artists by judge Andre McIlroy and this year LOST is supporting the prize for the best nude.
Daylesford Town Hall, Nov
Stonefields. Paul Banguay Open Garden
World renowned landscape designer Paul Bangay is once again opening the gates to Stonefields, his spectacular 16-hectare private central Victorian property, to raise money for the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation.
Stonefields is rarely open to the public and this event offers garden lovers and food enthusiasts an exclusive opportunity to go behind the scenes at one of Australia’s most celebrated gardens.
Guests can enjoy the spectacular vistas, walk through seven acres of gardens bursting with colour, chat with members of the Kitchen Garden Foundation team and shop for handmade and seasonal keepsakes made by local school students. There will be food and refreshments along with a Community Market with rare plants. Paul and Stephanie Alexander will be at the book-signing marquee, with an extensive range of books available to buy.
Sat 17, Sun 18 November 10am-6pm $30
online $40 on the day
Spring is well and truly here and the vines of the region are responding with the bursting of the buds. On the weekend of November 17 and 18 more than 30 wineries in the region are opening their doors and welcoming you to their cellar doors, wineries and sheds to tell their stories. What sets this region apart is that the majority of the wineries are small and family owned. Many are at altitudes above 500 metres and some as high as 800 metres. There are lunches, dinners, music and special events happening on this weekend and some of the wineries that are not normally open to the public are showing people around their vineyards and cellars and pouring wine for tastings. There are also buses travelling between selected wineries connecting with some Vline stations.
For Festival information, to buy your pass
and to book a bus visit www.
Do you like the music of Edith Piaf, Serge Gainsbourg, Leonard Cohen, Sinatra and Cole Porter? Then consider booking into the Glenlyon Hall on Sunday 25 November at 3.30pm for a fantastic afternoon's entertainment by the amazing singer, musician and storyteller Amie Brûlée. Amie Brûlée brings you fabulous songs in seductively vintage style. She sings an eclectic mix of French chansons, vintage jazz, and other tunes that cross her path and take her fancy. With enchanting stories and humorous anecdotes between songs, she takes you on journey to other places, times and worlds. Her musical adventures and influences range from classical to jazz, folk and blues (just to name a few), and she loves nothing more than finding a new way to interpret and old song.
Book at trybooking.com. Tickets
$30/$25 conc. Enquiries 0418 312 935.
Art in the Vines
Hanging Rock winery is one of our region’s most lovely wineries with its aspect looking out over the mysterious Hanging Rock and its creation of blended aged wines to make its NV Cuvee. Hanging Rock is also a patron of the arts and Art in the Vines at Hanging Rock Winery - An Exhibition of Sculpture, is the first of its kind to be held in the Macedon Ranges. Visitors can wander through a trail of discovery on the winery’s expansive lawns, exploring 25 works of art which have been hand-crafted by leading local, national and international sculptors with some pieces being made at the winery itself.
10 November 2018 - 31 March 2019, Hanging
Rock Winery, 88 Jim Road, Newham, Open 7
days 10am -5pm; hangingrock.com.au