Words in Winter

Throughout August

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Friday 3 August

Clunes Artists' Group Exhibition 2018 Opening Night

Join the celebration and view outstanding local art works. The 2D and 3D Awards, as well as an Encouragement Award will be presented. Vote for the People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Words in Winter.
Friday 3rd August 6pm - 8pm. Gallery 5, 5 Service Street, Clunes. Free. All welcome. Refreshments provided.

Exhibition at Gallery 5
A highlight of the Words in Winter festival, showcasing the talent of the Clunes Artists’ Group the exhibition continues over three weekends:

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th August
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th August
Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th August
On Sunday 19th August at 3:30pm the People’s Choice Award will be presented. Please come along to this free event and support local artists.
Gallery 5, 5 Service Street, Clunes. 10:00am - 4:00pm.

Free. Contact: clunes.artists.group@gmail.com or Marlene 5345 3093.

Saturday 4 August

Clever Town Challenge

Help bring the trophy back to Clunes by completing the hardest general knowledge crossword in Australia, as appears in the Sunday Age. It could be your answer that makes all the difference!

Ulumbarra Room, The Warehouse, 30 Fraser St, Clunes. Free. 10am - 11.30am. All welcome. Contact Clunes Library 5345 3359. Sponsored by Snodger Media (snodger.com.au) and Hepburn Libraries.

Saturday 4 August

Elliot Goblet

A Clunes Comedy Gold Event

Elliot Goblet is one of Australia’s best-known comedians, having made numerous television appearances (Hey Hey It’s Saturday, The Midday Show and The NRL Footy Show to name just a few) as well as comedy festivals and stand-up comedy. Created by comedian Jack Levi, Elliot Goblet is one of Australia’s most original comedy characters and is renowned for his deadpan delivery of classic one-liners. Bookings essential at: www.trybooking.com/eventlist/comedygold
Dinner and Show - 7pm - $55
The National Hotel, 35 Fraser Street - 5345 3005.

Saturday 11 August

Dave O’Neil with Brad Oakes

A Clunes Comedy Gold Event

Dave O’Neil is best known for his work on ABC TV having appeared on Spicks and Specks over 5o times. He has also appeared on Good News Week, Comedy Uplate, Randling, Adam Hills Tonight Show and more recently appeared on the Channel 10 show Hughsey we have a problem. He is regularly heard on ABC Local radio and spent years doing breakfast radio on 3RRR FM, NOVA FM and VEGA FM.

Brad Oakes has been doing comedy for over 30 years. He was on such TV shows as Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Rove Live and Jimeoin. He has also worked as a writer on Full Frontal and the Russell Gilbert show and served as a live director for comics such as Tommy Little and Lehmo. Bookings essential at: www.trybooking.com/eventlist/comedygold
Dinner and Show - 7:00pm - $55
The National Hotel 35 Fraser Street, Clunes - 5345 3005.

Sunday 5 August

Booktown on Sunday Author Talk

Susi Fox - Mine
You wake up alone after an emergency caesarean, desperate to see your child. And when you are shown the small infant in the nursery, a terrible thought takes root: this baby is not your baby. But no one believes you. Susi Fox, a GP in regional Victoria has deftly captured every parent’s worst nightmare in her stunning debut thriller, Mine. In conversation with Dr Joanne Love. Free.
2-3pm - The Warehouse - Clunes Esmond Gallery

Monday 6 August

Clunes Garden Club

Bring a favourite written piece, original writing or inspiring thoughts to share. Create a small posy for competition. Please bring a small plate for morning tea. All welcome - bring a friend.

Ph: Maryanne - 0425 232 442; Jill - 0438 640 431

Wednesday 8 August

In the Parlour at Poplars

Sharing poetry or prose on the theme ‘Change and Chance’. A small venue so places limited to 12. Bookings essential. 5345 3947. Bring a plate to share. Poplars B&B, 21 Service St. 2-4pm. Free.

Saturday 11 August

Poetry Slam at Scoribreac

Sit around the pitfire on a winter’s night at the Woolshed. Share your poem or a favourite poem and enjoy the warmth of words and music. MC is Bob McKinnon. BYO food, drinks and coat.
6:30pm Scoribreac, 80 MacRae Road, Clunes.

Sunday 12 August

Sunday Stand-up with Monica Dullard & Ewan Hocking

A Clunes Comedy Gold Event

Monica Dullard is a talented stand-up comedian and MC who has performed across Australia and the UK. A wiz at impro and quick to find the ‘funny’ in the everyday stuff. Monica has performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and on ABC radio and TV.

Evan Hocking has become a regular at clubs, fundraisers and comedy rooms around the country. With his punchy delivery, observational humour and storytelling, ‘Hocko’ is your average knock about Joe who happens to be hilarious when he has an audience in front of him.
Stand up - $25 cover charge - 2:30pm
Quigley & Clarke - 52 Fraser Street, Clunes
0408 101 316. Book online at: www.trybooking.com/eventlist/comedygold

Words in Winter big bargain book sale
As part of the Clunes Farmers Market. All books under $5. 10am – 2pm Fraser St, Clunes.

Monday 13 August

Clunes Writers’ Group

1-3pm at the RSL using the side entrance. ‘Change and Chance’ will be the theme and visitors are welcome to join us and share any writing or poems. Afterwards we will have a cuppa and afternoon tea. Enquiries: Patsy 0407 377 610.

Thursday 16 August

Clunes Book Club

We’re currently reading The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro for discussion at the August meeting. All welcome. 7.30pm Clunes RSL.

Saturday 18 August

An evening with Mike McColl-Jones

A Clunes Comedy Gold Event

Enjoy a relaxed dinner with veteran comedy writer Mike McColl-Jones as he shares his stories from the golden days of TV in Australia. He’ll also unveil his show reel with some never before seen clips from his time as a writer for the likes of Kennedy, Newton, Sigley, Lane and Vizard. There will be six DVD sets to give away for a Trivia quiz too. Dinner & Show - 7pm - $40. Drinks at the Gallery - 54 Fraser Street, Clunes 0447 915 576. Book online:

Sunday 19 August

Kids’ Booktown with Ailsa Wild

Author talk, kid’s writing workshop and whip crackin' demo with one of Australia's best loved children's authors. 2pm - The Warehouse - Clunes Esmond Gallery. Free. All welcome.

People’s Choice Award Announcement
3.30pm Clunes Art Group Exhibition at Gallery 5 (details as above).

Friday 24 August

Mark Jackson and Peter Bosustow in the front bar

A Clunes Comedy Gold Event

Former Aussie Rules footballer Mark ‘Jacko’ Jackson and Peter ‘the buzz’ Bosustow (1981 AFL mark of the year winner) make themselves at home in the front bar of the Nash, telling a few yarns and selling memorabilia from 4pm. Happy hour 5 to 6pm.
Free – no bookings necessary. From 4pm. The National Hotel, 35 Fraser St, Clunes