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We’re All Pretty….(different)

Lot 19 Lot 19 Langslow Street, Castlemaine

Four artists from the Castlemaine area converge, driven by a sense of connection, we commit to a group show

FRINGE FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT!!

The Taproom The Mill Precinct, 9 Walker Street, Castlemaine

Mount Alexander Art Collective and Castlemaine Fringe present the: FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT PARTY!! Come and celebrate opening night of the Castlemaine Fringe Festival at the Taproom with Musical Performances from emerging artists Park Lunch, established performers Coddiewomple and local legends M79 plus some very special...

CASTLEMAINE IDYLL

Lot 19 Lot 19 Langslow Street, Castlemaine

Castlemaine's annual talent contest returns! Local singers. Live band. Famous judges. A family friendly event. Food. Bar. Fun for miles... A competition like no other, spectators can expect brilliant singing and performances by local legends, and legends in the making. Each contestant will have a...

$25 – $30

KATE VIGO @ The Taproom

The Taproom The Mill Precinct, 9 Walker Street, Castlemaine

Kate Vigo plays an intimate duo performance with guitarist Sam O'Halloran. Kate's music career has taken her to festivals and renowned venues Australia wide. Kate has a background in jazz improvisation and a studied love of Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald. In this intimate performance...

Free

OrphFund Presents: I AM SOMEONE

Five Flags Merchants 151 Main Road, Campbells Creek

Photographic Exhibition & Silent Auction     https://castlemainefringe.org.au/how-to-have-a-covid-safe-festival/ ‎      

Free

DEAD + K5

Sound Recordings 61 Main Road, Campbells Creek

Second session announced! 2pm start. K5 and DEAD canceled their joint 2020 tour and were forced to release their albums in isolation. Both bands hunkered down and wrote a new album each. In their first show in over a year, they will properly launch their...

$15

ROSS DONLON – POETRY BOOK LAUNCH

Ash Tree Studio 120 High Street, Taradale

Two New Books of Poetry The Bread Horse (Flying Islands Books) is a pocket sized book of poems For the Record (Recent Work Press) showcases new and selected poems   "Ross Donlon is a Swiftian. He's interested in society, human relationships: even in the oft...

LIFE DRAWING with Djinn

CASPA Art Gallery above Stoneman’s Bookshop, 101 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine

A life drawing event at the CASPA gallery, the workshop class, is a 4 hour hour session, to be conducted in 2 x two hour session.   First session with a single model, various poses, and theme. I will act as facilitator for this session....

$30

Quizzyoke!

The Taproom The Mill Precinct, 9 Walker Street, Castlemaine

It’s Pub Trivia meets Karaoke, or Castlemaine Idyll meets Rockwiz but you guys are the special guests!   The trivia is as you would most likely expect, teams, rounds, questions and answers, mostly music and pop culture themed. The karaoke part of it requires singing...

$10

DRINKS & LIFE DRAWING

Taradale Hall Taradale Public Hall, Taradale

$25 (full price) $20 (concession and fringe members) Boards and Easels available  Good quality cartridge paper available for purchase  BOOK TICKETS   Complimentary glass of wine on arrival  Tea and Coffee (gold coin donation)   https://castlemainefringe.org.au/how-to-have-a-covid-safe-festival/  

$20 – $25

Queen of the Desert film screening and Q&A

The Taproom The Mill Precinct, 9 Walker Street, Castlemaine

Not only has she got pink extensions, painted on eyebrows, glitter stockings & superman hotpants, Starlady’s a youth worker in some of Australia’s most remote locations.   Like a real life Priscilla, Starlady takes us on her own Queen of the Desert journey to Areyonga,...

$10

SPECIAL EXTRA EVENT – DEAD

Old Bottlo Corner of Forest Street and, Hargraves St,, Castlemaine

#castlemainefringefestival and #castlemainestatefestival are proud to present local legends DEAD! (Sold out shows last week) DEAD will play two free shows as part of the Festival madness!! This Friday 26th and Fri 2nd April 2-4pm at the old drive through bottleO on Forest st. Improvised,...

Free

HAUNTLIT – Shadow Full of Stars

Lot 19 Lot 19 Langslow Street, Castlemaine

out of the darkness offering of sustenance senses enchanted a small glass to drink wholesome and mysterious a small gift to taste time in a soundscape the dance of light and darkness shadow full of stars   Join us for the opening and launch of...

$13

CED LE MELEDO – TALES OF A FRENCH TROUBADOUR

Ash Tree Studio 120 High Street, Taradale

Paris born Céd Le Mélédo is a gifted musician and vocalist. His talent and dedication to his craft have made him a highly regarded entertainer and well-known ambassador of European culture in Australia for 25 years. He combines romantic and joyous singing and story telling...

$15 – $20

World Music Feat Walls & Waves, the Lone Mariachi & Son Quba

The Taproom The Mill Precinct, 9 Walker Street, Castlemaine

A treat this Sunday afternoon at the Taproom with 3x fabulous bands!! Kicks off at: 3.00pm with Walls and Waves 4.30 pm The Lone Mariachi 6.00pm Son Quba FACEBOOK EVENT Walls and Waves it's a multidiverse band based in Melbourne orignating in Mexico. Walls and...

REACTIVATE! A night of sensory & audio pleasure!!

Castlemaine CBD Mostyn Street, Castlemaine

***********************************************************************************************************************   Click HERE for the REACTIVATE Program   https://castlemainefringe.org.au/how-to-have-a-covid-safe-festival/  

HAYLEY HOOPLA Kids and Teens Plus Workshops

Victory Park Corner Mostyn and Barker Streets, Castlemaine

Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn the art of hula-hooping with Hayley Hoopla, world renowned for her effervescent stage charisma. Join Hayley for an hour of POWER! Learn fancy hoop tricks, discover the trick to keeping the hoop up spinning on your waist! Learn...

$15

Vocal Workshop with Angie

Castlemaine Railway Underpass Castlemaine Railway Station, Castlemaine

Join Angie for a restorative, reactivating, vocal improvisation workshop. Reconnect to our collective voice as we play with words, sounds, song and movement. It is well and truly time for us to gather for fun times and silliness in the Railway Underpass. If you can...

$15

HAYLEY HOOPLA Kids and Teens Plus Workshops

Victory Park Corner Mostyn and Barker Streets, Castlemaine

Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn the art of hula-hooping with Hayley Hoopla, world renowned for her effervescent stage charisma. Join Hayley for an hour of POWER! Learn fancy hoop tricks, discover the trick to keeping the hoop up spinning on your waist! Learn...

$15

EARLY DAYS and DAD JEANS

Online Castlemaine

Misfit Toys is thrilled to present two virtual productions for the Castlemaine Fringe. Early Days and Dad Jeans are a double bill of plays depicting the shifting intimacies of two couples at different stages of their relationships. A young trans man and a cis man’s...

$20

HALT presents ‘Happy Sad Man’

The Taproom The Mill Precinct, 9 Walker Street, Castlemaine

Proud Mother Pictures and HALT present a screening of the documentary Happy Sad Man.   Followed by Q&A with Director Genevieve Bailey hosted by HALT CEO Jeremy Forbes   FREE event but bookings essential   BOOK TICKETS WATCH TRAILER Following her smash hit documentary 'I...

Free

GIANT SCRABBLE BATTLE

The Salvage Yard 6 Lewis street, Castlemaine

Calling all word nerds, Scrabble lovers and fans of all things oversized to join us the Deptarptment of Alphabology for the WORLD DEBUT of Giant Scrabble Battle as part of the Castlemaine Fringe Festival, in Castlemaine - the Scrabble Capital of The World!   Envision...

$10

SPECIAL EXTRA EVENT – DEAD

Old Bottlo Corner of Forest Street and, Hargraves St,, Castlemaine

#castlemainefringefestival and #castlemainestatefestival are proud to present local legends DEAD! (Sold out shows last week) DEAD will play two free shows as part of the Festival madness!! This Friday 26th and Fri 2nd April 2-4pm at the old drive through bottleO on Forest st. Improvised,...

Free

“Roller Mania” Roller Disco – Kids Session

War Memorial Stadium Castlemaine Stadium, McGrath Street, Castlemaine

Maine Rollers, Castlemaine Fringe Festival & Skate Victoria present, "Roller Mania" Roller Disco,  at the War Memorial Stadium, Castlemaine. Follow the tickets link below for more info and to book your ticket! Numbers limited. Kids session 5-6pm/ Adults 6:30-10pm. Bring you own skates, pads and...

$10

Roller Mania Roller Disco!! – Adults Session

War Memorial Stadium Castlemaine Stadium, McGrath Street, Castlemaine

The very first ever of its kind in the fair town of Castlemaine, you'll be treated to local DJ legends and sweet roller dancing grooves this Good Friday Eve. So get your disco mania costumes on and roll down to the War Memorial Stadium for...

$25

Ramones Tribute Night

The Taproom The Mill Precinct, 9 Walker Street, Castlemaine

Road to Ruin...the end of the best of the Ramones? A dawning of a new post Tommy era? Maybe it's just a great name for a Ramones cover band!   GOOD FRIDAY AT THE TAPPY!!   https://castlemainefringe.org.au/how-to-have-a-covid-safe-festival/  

Free

The GO-BETWEEN: WILLIAM MURRUNGURK BUCKLEY feat Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky

Guildford Music Hall 35 Fryers St., Guildford

Jan 'Yarn' Wositzky's acclaimed one man show, the story of William Murrungurk Buckley (1780 - 1856), the convict who escaped, became Murrungurk and lived with Wada Wurrung people for 32 years. Then, in a world where everything was black and white, became the go-between in...

$25 – $30

PUBSING does BOWIE

The Taproom The Mill Precinct, 9 Walker Street, Castlemaine

We're tackling Bowie! In three part harmony! With YOU as our choir!   Over 90 minutes you'll learn the song in a big fun group, then perform it together over a bevy and a laugh. Everyone Welcome! No experience necessary. Stick around for a Bowie...

$10 – $15

IT’S A WRAP!! FRINGE CLOSING PARTY

Victory Park Corner Mostyn and Barker Streets, Castlemaine

Garden Party - yes its Easter Sunday so come have your family picnic with us for 10x the fun! Featuring a very special line-up of local legends,roving performers, and dance work shops!

Free

The Millards play The Taproom

The Taproom The Mill Precinct, 9 Walker Street, Castlemaine

The Millards original country music play their whimsical lyrics, foot tapping rhythms and pure energy. Hop on board their caravan of song, paying homage to the quirky Australian country side towns and the characters of the land, interwoven with a little history. Uniquely Antipodean, genuine...

Free

The Moonee Valley Drifters

The Taproom The Mill Precinct, 9 Walker Street, Castlemaine

Melbourne's original Old Time Country Swing, Tex-Mex, Cajun, Bluegrass, Honky Tonking Jive, and Country Rockabilly band. Their motto is Roll With The Punches, Make It Swing And Groove On Your Hunches. The Drifters are doing the 6pm>>8pm spot for the Castlemaine Fringe Festival,,weather says No...

Free

Love Me Tender

park next to the train station - where the palm trees are 30 kennedy st, castlemaine

'Love Me Tender' is a digital installation work by artists Hermione Merry and Helen Mathwin developed in conversation with 'There is no Shame in Delight', also screening during the festival as part of the 2021 State festival. These works explores connect and dis-connect, an inability...

Free