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Event Type Venue Fri 27/3 Sat 28/3 Sun 29/3 Mon 30/3 Tue 31/3 Wed 1/4 Thu 2/4 Fri 3/4 Sat 4/4 Sun 5/4 Time Cost
Theatre Royal Presents April Fools Fringe Festacular Fringe Theatre Royal                   7pm - late $15 / $10
The Fez Bar Caberet Senior Citizen’s hall                 8pm - late $10
Bathing in the Dark:
A Rose by Any Other Name
Createability: Blue House
Theatre Anglican Church hall                 7pm - 9pm $15 / $10
Castlemaine Senior Campus Commedia dell'Arte Theatre Wesley Hill Market                   10am - 12pm free
Random Acts of Roving Raving Theatre Castlemaine you never know free
Battle of the Planets, Parts 1 and 2 Music Five Flags Hotel                 8pm - late $7 / $5
Castlemaine Highland Pipe Band Open Rehearsal Music Botanical Gardens Pipe Hall                   7pm - 9pm free
Event Type Venue Fri 27/3 Sat 28/3 Sun 29/3 Mon 30/3 Tue 31/3 Wed 1/4 Thu 2/4 Fri 3/4 Sat 4/4 Sun 5/4 Time Cost
Castlemaine Idyll Music Lot 19                   2pm - late $12 / $8
Breakout FReeZA event: Young Songwriters of the Region music Old Castlemaine Gaol                   2pm - 5pm $5
Keep out of the park at night music Botanical Gardens Pipe Hall                 6:45pm - 7:45pm free
The Folk of the Fringe Music Bridge Hotel 7pm - 11pm $7 / $5
The Folk of the Fringe Music Doveton Corner Store                   1pm - 5pm $7 / $5
The Folk of the Fringe Music Saff's Café                   1pm - 5pm $7 / $5
End of the Line featuring Duncan Graham and his Co-accused Music Victorian Goldfields Railway                   11am - 1pm $20 / $18 / $10 family $45 under 4 free
Event Type Venue Fri 27/3 Sat 28/3 Sun 29/3 Mon 30/3 Tue 31/3 Wed 1/4 Thu 2/4 Fri 3/4 Sat 4/4 Sun 5/4 Time Cost
Argentinean BBQ.com Presents: Film and Buenos Aires Disco Film Lot 19                   7pm - late $15 /$10
Studio 1 Youth Arts Project Film Screening film Theatre Royal                   dusk (7:45pm) - 8:30pm free
Theatre Royal Digital Underground Film Festival Film Theatre Royal Brickyard Cinema   dusk (7:45pm) - 8:30pm free
Theatre Royal Digital Underground Film Festival Gala Film Theatre Royal                   7:30pm - 10pm $5
BreakOut Youth Program Workshops Old Castlemaine Gaol                 11am - 1pm $5 bookings essential!
Castlemaine Skaters Demo Castlemaine Skate Park                   4pm - 5pm free
Antares Iron Art Park Exhibition 6 Brandt Rd Newstead         10am - 5pm gold coin
Event Type Venue Fri 27/3 Sat 28/3 Sun 29/3 Mon 30/3 Tue 31/3 Wed 1/4 Thu 2/4 Fri 3/4 Sat 4/4 Sun 5/4 Time Cost
Artspace Exhibition 8 Simpson St Campbells Creek 10am - 5pm free
Ben Laycock Open Studio Exhibition Caspa   10am - 6pm Launch Fri 27/3 6pm free
Castlemaine Artist Co-Op Exhibition 247 Barker St Castlemaine Open daily free
Castlemaine Secondary (Senior Steiner Stream) Poetry Trail Exhibition Various All the time free
Catacomb Exhibition Stoneman's Bookroom Cellar   10am - 6pm Launch Fri 27/3 6pm free
Curves 'Decorative a Bra' Exhibition Exhibition Curves     Mon - Fri 7:30am - 7pm Sat 7:30am - 12pm free
Event Type Venue Fri 27/3 Sat 28/3 Sun 29/3 Mon 30/3 Tue 31/3 Wed 1/4 Thu 2/4 Fri 3/4 Sat 4/4 Sun 5/4 Time Cost
Found Exhibition Newstead Pocket Gallery 9am - 5pm free
Jinari Lee Mountain Exhibition Doveton Corner Store Mon - Sat 6:30am - 6pm Sun 8am - 5pm free
Leslie Thornton Open Studio and Jim Rowe Bronse Sculptures Exhibition 10 Rowe St Castlemaine 12pm - 6pm free
Overdrawn Exhibition ANZ bank     9:30am - 4pm Launch at CASPA Fri 27/3 6pm free
Future Sailors exhibition Old Castlemaine Gaol   11am - 5pm Launch Mon 30/3 4pm free
Phantasmagoria Exhibition Caspa Main Room 10am - 6pm Launch Fri 27/3 6pm free
Event Type Venue Fri 27/3 Sat 28/3 Sun 29/3 Mon 30/3 Tue 31/3 Wed 1/4 Thu 2/4 Fri 3/4 Sat 4/4 Sun 5/4 Time Cost
Quinkins... at the bottom of the garden Exhibition 11 Rowe St Castlemaine             12pm - 6pm free
Tasha Blackfish and Dale Mandrake Exhibition 209 Barker St Castlemaine Open daily free
The U.M Den of Dr Hyde Exhibition Caspa 10am - 6pm Launch Fri 27/3 6pm free
The Willow Pattern Revisted Exhibition Tearooms, Castlemaine Railway Station Open daily free
Tonksculpture Junior Prize Exhibition Old Castlemaine Gaol     11am - 5pm Launch Mon 30/3 4pm free
Tonksculpture Prize Exhibition Lot 19   10am - dusk Launch Sun 29/3 3pm free

Events at Castlemaine Fringe 2009

THEATRE ROYAL PRESENTS APRIL FOOLS FRINGE FESTACULAR

Come and join us April Fool's Day at the Theatre Royal as we showcase the many juicy morsels found on the fringe thing inc.’s musical and theatrical platter. From choir to West African drumming; circus, commedia and naughty cabaret; eclectic acoustic and electronic grooves. A show not to miss!

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THE FEZ BAR

The Fez. It's where it's at! Located in the swanky Senior Citizens Hall the Castlemaine Fringe and Zombie Brainspace Productions launch an ultra supper club of deluxe entertainments (to continue each month). The Fez presents an ever-changing line-up of international guests & local luminaries - jugglers, comedians, crooners, bands, acrobats, dancers, films and more.Delectable foods, exotic drinks, games, prizes & dancing ensure that The Fez will be where its gonna be for any discerning cat who wants to party like its 1959. DRESS CODE: Secret Society, Tiki, Exotic, Swanky, Jetset, Retro-Modern, Space-age, Hot Rod, Swinging. All ages welcome. Licensed Venue.

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BATHING IN THE DARK presents A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME

A play by Australian author, Catherine McKinnon. It is a challenging and fast paced work that presents topical issues in a social and political context. Far from being dry, it is full of passion and strong imagery. (Note: this work is for a mature audience – frequent coarse language) Incorporating a visual arts and digital media exhibition and short, spontaneous theatrical performances.Bathing In the Dark is a theatre company based in Central Victoria that is committed to presenting exciting and progressive work that connects with audiences.2 shows double bill with CreateAbility Events Network “Blue House” & Atypical Troupe.

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CREATEABILITY EVENTS NETWORK presents BLUE HOUSE & short works by ATYPICAL TROUPE

Blue House explores the expressive potential of movement based theatre, and ideas of bringing dreams and nightmares into the waking world. A collaborative process between members of the company and the artistic director, Kelly Effenberg. Atypical Troupe and Odd Sock Theatre Company appeared as a double bill in the 2008 Bendigo Fringe. Now members have collaborated on new short works. Raw and new, this is a work in progress. Directed by Sky Lilly Simpson. CreateAbility Events Network was established in 2002 with the aim of providing opportunities through the arts for people of all abilities to express themselves and connect with others. Double bill with Bathing in the Dark “A Rose By Any Other Name

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CASTLEMAINE SENIOR CAMPUS COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE

a form of improvisational theatre that began in Italy in the 16th century

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RANDOM ACTS OF ROVING RAVING

A long-standing Fringe event; where anyone who hasn't been assed to actually organise anything formally creative has licence to perform, sing, rave, exhibit, sculpt dance...under the Fringe Banner, as the urge takes them, for the duration of the festival.Past Random Acts have included: Nude Motorcycle Peace Riding & Orations in IGA.

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BATTLE OF THE PLANETS, PTS 1 and 2

Two nights of down and dirty, straight and twisted ROCK!
PART ONE - Attack of the Space Terrapin: Crazy Craw (melb), Smurfinger, The Beat Disease, MoonRockit, Earworm
PART TWO - Ace from Outer Space: Duck Duck Chop (melb), Mr Blister, The Combs, Ryk's Blue Planet, The Blackouts

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CASTLEMAINE HIGHLAND PIPE BAND OPEN REHEARSAL

The Castlemaine Highland Pipe Band rehearses every Thursday evening. Tonight they open their doors for a glimpse behind the scenes.

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CASTLEMAINE IDYLL

Lot 19 Presents...Castlemaine Idyll, where the town really gets to sing! Live band, live dancers, famous judges and memorable (although not valuable) prizes, a bawdy afternoon in the sun with a fine food kitchen and small bar...Mature audiences recommended, immature performances inevitable. Click here to visit Lot 19

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BREAK OUT FReeZA EVENT: YOUNG SONGWRITERS FROM THE REGION

MASK Productions presents the 2009 Songwriters competition Get Your Music Heard! This FReeZA event is a competition and display of local young singer/songwriters, shown through solo group acoustic performances. Click here for entry forms and details

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KEEP OUT OF THE PARK AT NIGHT

Two nights of avant-garde improvisation, with local action painter Djonn CAN YOU HEAR THE DRUMS, FERNANDO? Featuring Bob Daniels (drums), Dan Cookson (drums, Melb) and Langley (perc). Monday 30th March, 6:45pm - 7:45pm ELEVEN, ELEVEN, ELEVEN: Featuring Scott Sanders (guitar) and Tom Foster (electric bass). Tuesday 31st March, 6:45pm - 7:45pm

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THE FOLK OF THE FRINGE

An assortment of local musical delights! Saturday 28th March Saff’s Café 1pm-5pm Mick Ahearne, Mildcats, Gus Read-Hill, Tommy B, Dan Nixon. Sunday 29th March Doveton Corner Store 1pm-5pm The Heel Toe Express, Brothers in Arms, Acoustic in the Corner, Jude Parsons. Sunday 29th March Bridge Hotel 7pm-11pm Kestral, Sayou Souare' Bato (West African Drumming and Dance) and Chris Jephcott CD Launch featuring Tim Walter, Kynan Sutherland, Rohan Souter, Josh Preston, Jacinta Walsh. Monday 30th March Bridge Hotel 8pm-11:00pm Roostar, S.E.G.U.E., Charlie Steel, Saul Roache

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END OF THE LINE for Duncan Graham and his Co-accused

Take the Steam Train (packed with local performers) out to Muckleford for a BBQ lunch with local music giants Duncan Graham and his Co-accused. General Enquires: 54752966 Recorded Train Info: 54706658 Click here to go to Victorian Goldfields Railway

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ArgentineanBBQ.com presents: FILM & BUENOS AIRES DISCO! TANGO OR DEATH (Orquesta Tipica)

Nicolas Entel, 90mins, Argentina, 2006 (Spanish w/English subt). The film follows the tango group "Orquesta Tipica" through their European tour through Germany, Italy, Switzerland, then back home to Buenos Aires, Argentina.Followed by Buenos Aires Disco! Dj Astrid and MC Hernan playing contemporary latin and funk tunes! With a delicious Argentinean BBQ and bar. Outdoor event - BYO rug and polished shoes! Click here to go to ArgentinianBBQ.com

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STUDIO 1 - YOUTH ARTS PROJECT FILM SCREENING

Castlemaine Continuing Educations’ Youth Arts program Studio 1 project. Presenting films by youth (14 - 24) working with film-makers Stewart Carter and Cath South. Castlemaine Continuing Education gratefully acknowledges the support of VicHealth for this project.

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THEATRE ROYAL DIGITAL UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL

The second biennial film festival for the Castlemaine Fringe has gone Underground. The Theatre Royal Digital Underground Film Festival promises to bring an even more diverse selection of movies from around our community and around the globe. The Theme for this year’s festival is "Underground". In true fringe spirit we seek the quirky, the zany, the strange and the newest films. We will feature a 45-minute program at dusk each night between March 27 and April 4. There will also be a Gala Film Night on Tuesday march 31st when the winners will be announced.Entries close on March 20th 2009. Click here for entry forms and details

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THEATRE ROYAL DIGITAL UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL GALA NIGHT

Click here to go the Digital Underground Gala page

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BREAKOUT YOUTH PROGRAM OLD CASTLEMAINE GAOL

Young peeps get to release their creative juices in this jammed pack weekend of workshopping, music, dance and visual arts. Bookings essential 03 54723733. Saturday 28th March 11am MAKE YOUR OWN ZINE - ADAM FORD (12+) SONG WRITING - CARL PANNUZZO (12+) SCREEN PRINTING - RHYLL PLANT (10+) BADGE MAKING - BARB SPARKS HENDERSON (8+) (Make 5 badges free, $1 each after that) HIP HOP WORSHOP - INDIGENOUS HIP HOP PROJECTS (all ages) Sunday 29th March 11am HIP HOP WORKSHOP - INDIGENOUS HIP HOP PROJECTS (all ages) STREET ART - BENDIGO HIP HOP KOLLECTIVE (10+)

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CASTLEMAINE SKATERS DEMO

Local skaters Lucas, Jesse, Darrel, Chris, Jaryn and Andy show off their much sought after skills in this awesome demonstration of what it means to be the coolest kids in town.

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ANTARES IRON ART PARK

Sculpture by Roger McKindley.

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ARTSPACE 2009

Macoolama Studio features dynamic works in three studios and sculpture gardens. Come and enjoy an outstanding display of works by Peggy Shaw, Kristina Browning, Sonia Browning, Glenn White, Brian McCormic, Julia Shaw, Carol Degraauw and Cameron Wilson. Meet the artists! Saturday 28th March

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BEN LAYCOCK

Open Studio

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CASTLEMAINE ARTIST CO-OP

This exciting new group of local artists working in glass,stone,wire,steel,silk and many other media have got together for an eclectic exhibition.

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CASTLEMAINE SECONDARY (SENIOR STEINER STREAM) POETRY TRAIL

These blooming young lyrical jamsters have created a poetry trail. Pick up a map at The Market Building or The Theatre Royal to follow the trail of poems in and about particular spaces in Castlemaine's CBD.

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CATACOMB

The Art of Death - Curated by Ben Laycock and Di Thompson in the old cellar under Stonemans Bookroom

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CURVES 'DECORATE A BRA' EXHIBITION

Come and behold some of the most memorable bras every to exist in this amazing exhibition. The display is some of the best of 628 bras that were submitted in an outstanding effort to raise money for Cancer.

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FOUND

Found is an exhibition that invites its audience to imagine the stories that lie behind the images of unknown families and obscure events, Australia in the 1950s, private school regattas, sunny days in unknown places, a horse that won a few races, and discarded press releases found at op shops, garage sales, roadsides, rubbish bins and hidden in second hand books. The new owners of these photographs often know little to nothing about them but what they are able to glean from details, or wildly imagine. This exhibition also acts as a lost property area, in that viewers may bring their own knowledge to identify people, events, or places in these found photos. More info: 0437 074 326

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JINARI LEE MOUNTAIN

Large Acrylics and mixed media on canvas and ply. Drawings, photography, clothing, cards, posters, small sculptures exploring myth, (mis)meaning, culture and diversion. Click here to see some examples

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LESLIE THORNTON / JIM ROWE

Leslie Thornton: Open Studio Jim Rowe: Bronze Sculptures

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OVERDRAWN

An exhibition of drawings by Jan Palethorpe at the Castlemaine ANZ bank.

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FUTURE SAILORS EMERGING ARTISTS EXHIBITION

Highlighting a unique first time partnership between the Castlemaine State Festival and the Castlemaine Fringe Festival, Future Sailors explores emerging artists visions for our future. Featuring urban and rural based artists employing a variety of media and techniques, this exhibition delves into the distantly hopeful yet often disturbing realms of apocalypse, evolution, faerie tale, time construct and dream.Featuring: Nick Nicholl, Scott Sanders, Dotahn Caspi, Emmily Caspi, Alana Degen, Fuzz Guzzardi, Mick Pratt, Niccolo Palandri, Danarchy Grimes, Reece Newling, Steven Hughes.

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PHANTASMAGORIA

An exhibition of 2D and 3D artworks by Lesley Little, Miranda Watts and Rex Watts.

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STONEMASON'S GARDEN EXHIBITION

Come and relax with a cup of tea whilst you enjoy this marvellous display of craftsmanship in the serenity of one of Castlemaine's oldest and most established gardens. Exhibitors include Lisa Honeychurch - metal and mixed media; Mick Pratt - stone sculpture; Brianna Hurley-Shaw - textiles.

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TASHA BLACKFISH & DALE MANDRAKE

A mixed media exhibition, including lino-prints, drawing and collage. 'Our work is informed by how we see ourselves interacting within the space that we occupy.'

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THE U.M DEN OF DR HYDE

Get a glimpse into one of Castlemaine's most creative and magical minds in what is promised to be a brilliant installation of retrospective artistic backlog.

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THE WILLOW PATTERN REVISTED

A reinterpretation of the images and legends by five local artists: Carol Degaauw, Tess Chandler, Sarah Fowler, Dagmar McNamara, Lorena Carrington. Textiles. Ceramics. Photography. Gold and Silversmithing. Mixed Media.

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TONKSCULPTURE PRIZE & EXHIBITION

Tonks Hardware and the Fringe Thing Inc presents the biennial TONKSCULPTURE PRIZE An eclectic menagerie of polymorphic constructions made from materials that may have come from a hardware store but have since been liberated from the constraints of functionality. Open categories on display at Lot 19 Junior categories on display at Old Castlemaine Gaol Click here for entry forms and details

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Venue Addresses

THEATRE ROYAL

30 Hargraves St Castlemaine
 

SENIOR CITIZENS HALL

Mechanics Lane Castlemaine
 

ANGLICAN CHURCH HALL

8 Mostyn St Castlemaine
 
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HIGHLAND PIPE BAND HALL

Castlemaine Botanical Gardens
enter from Downes Rd Castlemaine

OLD CASTLEMAINE GAOL

Cnr Charles and Bowden Sts
Castlemaine

BRIDGE HOTEL

21 Walker St Castlemaine
 
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DOVETON CORNER STORE
AND CAFE

30 Hargraves St Castlemaine
 

SAFF'S CAFE

Mechanics Lane Castlemaine
 

VICTORIAN GOLDFIELDS RAILWAY
CASTLEMAINE RAILWAY STATION

Kennedy St Castlemaine
 
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CASTLEMAINE SKATE PARK

Cnr Hargraves and Forest Sts
Castlemaine

STONEMANS BOOKROOM

Cnr Mostyn and Hargraves Sts
Castlemaine

CASPA

Cnr Mostyn and Hargraves Sts Castlemaine
Above Stonemans Bookroom - enter from
laneway off Hargraves St
 
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CURVES

287 Barker St Castlemaine
 

ANZ CASTLEMAINE

57 Mostyn St Castlemaine
 

GOOD FOODS
HEALTH STORE / CAFE

247 Barker St Castlemaine
 
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WESLEY HILL MARKET

Pyrenees Hwy Wesley Hill
Opposite the Albion Hotel

FIVE FLAGS HOTEL

155 Main Rd Campbells Creek
 

ARTSPACE

8 Simpson St Campbells Creek
 
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LOT 19

McShanag Lane Castlemaine
Click here to visit Lot 19

ANTARES IRON ART PARK

6 Brandt Rd Newstead
enter from C285 or via the
river crossing off Panmure St

POCKET GALLERY

Newstead RTC 45 Lyons St
(Pyrenees Hwy) Newstead
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