Upcoming Events

Food & Drink
23 Mar 2019

Summer Seasonal Dinner Event

In late summer Talbot Provedore and Eatery will collaborate with the wonderful Taltarni Vineyards to present their next 7-course degustation dinner with matched wines, celebrating regional food and wine of the season!
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Food & Drink
30 Mar 2019

Meet the makers: Larrikin Gin & Red Duck Beer

In 2016, a brewer called Scott with a passion for craft beer and spirits met a Scot called Chris with a lifelong interest in distilling. The pair decided it was time to fulfill their ambitions and so the Kilderkin Distillery [...]
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Craft
01 Apr 2019

Chair making workshop

Spend five days learning traditional woodworking techniques and hand tools to create your very own Sovereign Chair - designed specifically for this class at Sovereign Hill by Master Chairmaker Glen Rundell. This chair will only be run as a workshop [...]
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05 Apr 2019

Meet the makers: Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat

Where would we be without the humble honeybee? Come in store to meet Amanda Collins and Scott Denno from Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat, who will talk you through the fascinating machinations of the colony and the captivating life of the world’s [...]
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06 Apr 2019

The secret life of bees

Where would we be without the humble honeybee? In this exclusive open hive experience, Amanda Collins and Scott Denno of Backyard Beekeeping, will guide you through and intimate exploration of a live honeybee hive. See, hear and smell the aromas [...]
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Craft
07 Apr 2019

Spoon Carving Workshop

Want an excuse to escape Melbourne for a day and learn something new working with your hands? Well, you can’t go past Paul Ryle’s therapeutic and meditative one day spoon carving workshops. Set on his idyllic country property in Buninyong, [...]
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Craft
09 Apr 2019

Become a blacksmith

Ever wanted to try forgeing? Join our talented blacksmiths as they take you through the basics of their trade and teach you the history of blacksmithing on the Ballarat goldfields.
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Art & Design
10 Apr 2019

SAORI Weaving Workshop

Join Prue Simmons – one of only three accredited SAORI teachers in Australia – as you find your Zen and immerse yourself in the beautiful freestyle creativity of Japanese SAORI weaving. In this four-hour workshop, you’ll have the chance to [...]
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Craft
11 Apr 2019

Leather belt making workshop

A good pair of boots, your favourite jeans, that t-shirt you’d happily never take off; there’s something special about these things that become a part of you. They tell a story about where you’ve been and what you’ve done. Never [...]
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Food & Drink
12 Apr 2019

Meet the makers: Latta Vino, Eastern Peake & Salt kitchen Charcuterie

Meet the men making waves on the Ballarat food scene – Owen Latta (Latta Vino & Eastern Peake) and Mick Nunn (Salt Kitchen Charcuterie) Owen was named Gourmet Traveller’s 2018 Young Winemaker of the Year. And Mick’s obsession with European [...]
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Food & Drink
13 Apr 2019

Gin Blending Workshop With Animus Distillery

Hunker down for an afternoon of gin blending as part of this special masterclass at The Lost Ones Basement Bar. The crash course will take you through the history of gin through the ages and the process of distillation and [...]
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13 Apr 2019

How to perform a biosecurity inspection & pack down for winter

Around ANZAC Day is the perfect time to conduct one of your biosecurity inspections (as per the Biosecurity Code of Practice). We will run you through how to conduct an inspection, pests and diseases to look out for and then [...]
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Craft
16 Apr 2019

Become a blacksmith

Ever wanted to try forgeing? Join our talented blacksmiths as they take you through the basics of their trade and teach you the history of blacksmithing on the Ballarat goldfields.
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Craft
18 Apr 2019

Leather belt making workshop

A good pair of boots, your favourite jeans, that t-shirt you’d happily never take off; there’s something special about these things that become a part of you. They tell a story about where you’ve been and what you’ve done. Never [...]
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Craft
18 Apr 2019

Meet the makers: Green Woodsmith

Enter Paul Ryle’s workshop and suddenly you are transported back centuries to a slower-paced time, of muscle-powered tools and the ethos that anything worth doing is worth doing well. Welcome to the world of the woodsmith. Paul will be in [...]
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Food & Drink
26 Apr 2019

Masterclass at Tuki Trout Farm

Harvest and cook delicious fresh food from scratch at Smeaton’s picturesque Tuki Trout Farm. Take a seat at the farm’s kitchen table and get your hands dirty with basic bread and pastry making, whole carcass butchery, sausage making, fish preparation [...]
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27 Apr 2019

Honey Tasting and Appreciation

Join us for a for a session on honey tasting and appreciation. You will learn how to taste honey to maximise your enjoyment focusing on texture and sensation, colour and flavour using the honey aroma and tasting wheel. We will [...]
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Craft
27 Apr 2019

Create a Piece of History with The Pitcha Makin Fellas

From colonial times through to the 1930s, white authorities had Aboriginal leaders wear breastplates or “kingplates” in a bid to represent their status. But many indigenous communities didn’t believe in the existence of “kings”. It was a concept enforced by [...]
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Craft
27 Apr 2019

Introduction to Green Woodworking

Immerse yourself in the art of woodworking, as Ballarat woodsmith Paul Ryle takes you on a journey through the techniques used by the bodgers of yesteryear. Nestle yourself amidst Paul’s stunning country property in Buninyong, and learn all the basics [...]
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Food & Drink
11 May 2019

Larrikin Gin Masterclass

In 2016, a brewer called Scott with a passion for craft beer and spirits, met a Scot called Chris with a lifelong interest in distilling. The pair decided it was time to fulfill their ambitions, and so the Kilderkin Distillery [...]
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Craft
12 May 2019

Spoon Carving Workshop

Want an excuse to escape Melbourne for a day and learn something new working with your hands? Well, you can’t go past Paul Ryle’s therapeutic and meditative one day spoon carving workshops. Set on his idyllic country property in Buninyong, [...]
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18 May 2019

How to assemble honey supers and wire and wax embed frames

Join us for this two-hour session and learn how to assemble, wire and wax embed frames. Become familiar with the tools and hardware needed to put together your frames and supers ready for spring. Take home your very own assembled [...]
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What you've missed

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Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat

16 Mar 2019

The Secret Life of Bees

Where would we be without the humble honeybee? In this exclusive open hive experience, Amanda Collins and Scott Denno of Backyard Beekeeping, will guide you through an intimate exploration of a live honeybee hive.

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Art & Design

The Art Gallery of Ballarat

07 Mar 2019

Visual Thinking Strategies two-day workshop

Visual Thinking Strategies uses art to develop students’ critical thinking, communication and visual literacy skills.

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Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat

02 Mar 2019

Beginning in Bees & How to Light a Smoker

Where would we be without the humble honeybee? In this exclusive open hive experience, Amanda Collins and Scott Denno of Backyard Beekeeping, will guide you through an intimate exploration of a live honeybee hive.

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Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat

23 Feb 2019

The Secret Life of Bees

Where would we be without the humble honeybee? In this exclusive open hive experience, Amanda Collins and Scott Denno of Backyard Beekeeping, will guide you through an intimate exploration of a live honeybee hive.

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Art & Design

Dyeing to Weave SAORI

21 Feb 2019

SAORI Weaving Immersive Retreat

Learn SAORI weaving and Japanese dye techniques, discover the freedom and meditation of the SAORI loom and enjoy the exceptional, authentic Japanese surroundings, food and culture to inspire your creativity.

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Music

The Lost Ones

21 Feb 2019

Z-Star Delta

Savour the modern country blues and desert rock sounds of explosive duo Z-Star Delta as they take to the stage at The Lost Ones Basement Bar

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Music

The Lost Ones

17 Feb 2019

The Audreys

Join multiple ARIA award-winning folk rockers The Audreys as they relive some of their much-loved hits, as well as a suite of new numbers and unexpected tunes.

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Art & Design

The Art Gallery of Ballarat

14 Feb 2019

The Song Company: Treble Helix Unlocked

Take a step back in time with Australia’s premier classical vocal ensemble, The Song Company, as it reads the music of the Eton Choirbook from a beautiful DIAMM facsimile.

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Food

Mr Jones

13 Feb 2019

Summer Pop Up Catfish Thai Street Food

Indulge in a hat-worthy dining experience as Ballarat’s award-winning restaurant Catfish returns to the city for three nights only.

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Stay & Play

Plate Up


Now in its second year, the month-long festival will showcase the region’s best growers, producers, chefs, restaurants and cafes this May 1 to 31. The festival’s line-up of more than 50 events will feature lunches and dinners, workshops, markets, food trucks, high teas, fashion, live music, competitions, and guided beer, wine, whisky and gin tastings.

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The Provincial Hotel


A new luxury boutique hotel and restaurant offering has re-opened the doors of one of Ballarat’s most iconic heritage buildings. The boutique hotel and restaurant provides luxury, timeless beauty and quality nestled within regional Victoria’s western highlands.

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THE LOST ONES GALLERY AND BAR


Enter the ominous walls of a 19th century Masonic Lodge and wander through Ballarat’s contemporary art space The Lost Ones. Venture further below to the speakeasy-like basement bar and delight in tapas, wine and spirits as you while the evening away to a tune or two.

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