Upcoming Events

Art & Design
26 Jan 2019

Japanese Bengala Eco-Dye and Shibori Workshop

Delve into the beauty of Bengala earth dyes in this fun, hands-on workshop at Prue Simmons’ Dyeing To Weave Studio in Clunes. These gorgeous eco-dyes are derived from the earth, are non-toxic and easy to use with cold water. Learn [...]
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Art & Design
27 Jan 2019

Japanese Indigo Dye and Shibori Workshop

Learn about the rich history of indigo dyeing with Japanese crafts and culture aficionado Prue Simmons at her Clunes studio. Discover traditional Japanese shibori and itajime folding techniques to create gorgeous patterns in cloth. Experiment with kanoko, kumo and arashi [...]
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Art & Design
28 Jan 2019

Japanese Indigo Dye and Shibori Workshop

Learn about the rich history of indigo dyeing with Japanese crafts and culture aficionado Prue Simmons at her Clunes studio. Discover traditional Japanese shibori and itajime folding techniques to create gorgeous patterns in cloth. Experiment with kanoko, kumo and arashi [...]
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Art & Design
02 Feb 2019

Japanese Bengala Eco-Dye and Shibori Workshop

Delve into the beauty of Bengala earth dyes in this fun, hands-on workshop at Prue Simmons’ Dyeing To Weave Studio in Clunes. These gorgeous eco-dyes are derived from the earth, are non-toxic and easy to use with cold water. Learn [...]
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Art & Design
09 Feb 2019

Japanese Indigo Dye and Shibori Workshop

Learn about the rich history of indigo dyeing with Japanese crafts and culture aficionado Prue Simmons at her Clunes studio. Discover traditional Japanese shibori and itajime folding techniques to create gorgeous patterns in cloth. Experiment with kanoko, kumo and arashi [...]
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Food
09 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.  Settle in for an evening of authentic Thai cuisine, as head chef Damien Jones (of Michelin restaurant Nahm) takes you on a [...]
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Craft
10 Feb 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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Food
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.  Settle in for an evening of authentic Thai cuisine, as head chef Damien Jones (of Michelin restaurant Nahm) takes you on a [...]
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Art & Design
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. The Eton Choirbook stands at the crossroads of the Renaissance. One [...]
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Music
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. Be mesmerised by Taasha's vocals and Tristan's six-string mastery, and yield yourself to [...]
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Music
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. Featuring international artist and producer Zee Gachette and guitar prodigy Sebastien Heintz, this unlikely [...]
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Produce
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. See, hear and smell the aromas of [...]
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Art & Design
07 Mar 2019

Visual Thinking Strategies two-day workshop

Visual Thinking Strategies uses art to develop students’ critical thinking, communication and visual literacy skills. Presenter Christine Healey is an experienced VTS trainer, coach and facilitator whose initial training in New York was followed up with two fellowships at America’s [...]
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Produce
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. See, hear and smell the aromas of [...]
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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
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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What you've missed

Craft

Green Woodsmith

20 Jan 2019

Introduction to Green Woodworking

Want an excuse to escape Melbourne for a day and learn something new working with your hands? 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.

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Art & Design

Dyeing to Weave SAORI

19 Jan 2019

Japanese Bengala Eco-Dye and Shibori Workshop

Delve into the beauty of Bengala earth dyes in this fun, hands-on workshop at Prue Simmons’ Dyeing To Weave Studio in Clunes. These gorgeous eco-dyes are derived from the earth, are non-toxic and easy to use with cold water

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Food

Mr Jones

31 Dec 2018

Summer Pop Up Catfish Thai N.Y.E Banquet

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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Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat

15 Dec 2018

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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Food

Mr Jones

12 Dec 2018

Summer Pop Up Catfish Thai Banquet

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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Produce

Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat

24 Nov 2018

The Secret Life of Bees – SOLD OUT

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

18 Nov 2018

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. Learn a range of weaving techniques and create your own woven scarf to take home.

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Produce

Salt Kitchen Charcuterie

17 Nov 2018

Nose to Tail – A Charcuterie Experience

Somebody once said, “a Weekend well spent brings a week of content”. And what better way to spend an afternoon than a lazy long lunch with Mick Nunn from Salt Kitchen Charcuterie and John Harris of Mitchell Harris Wines.

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Food & Drink

Kilderkin Distillery

16 Nov 2018

Larrikin Gin Masterclass

In 2016, a passionate brewer called Scott met a Scot called Chris with a lifelong interest in distilling. And so Kilderkin Distillery was born. In this masterclass, you’ll learn about the history of distilling, be taken through the gin-making process, and even have the chance to create your own cocktail masterpiece.

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Stay & Play

OLAF / KERSTENS EXHIBITION


Admire exclusive photographic works from two of today’s most significant practicing Dutch photographers – Erwin Olaf and Hendrik Kerstens. Exhibited in the majestic Craig’s Royal Hotel, this regional-first is hosted in collaboration with the Ballarat International Foto Biennale.

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Earle Ballarat
Lascelles Terraces


Stay in a space of pure luxury laden with historic elegance at the lovingly restored Earle Ballarat – Lascelles Terraces. Boasting original 19th century features with a contemporary overlay, these Victorian townhouses provide a home base rich in history.

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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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