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Geelong After Dark


Once again we will be participating in Geelong After Dark. Discover the cultural precinct and centre of Geelong in a whole new way with pop-up performances, artistic interventions and provocative installations. No bookings required.

Ground Floor 10 min screenings on the hour from 6pm; 6.30pm – 6.50pm Misguided Senses, Various Artists; The Tides of Welcome Choir Meets the David Robertson Drummers First Floor 6.00pm – 9.00pm Light-the-Night Spin Drum Workshops Join us at the craft stations on Level One of the to create your own glow-in-the-dark spin drum Second Floor 7.00pm and 8.00pm A Little Light Reading – Radio Play Presented by Write Acts Heritage Centre (third floor) 6.00pm – 9.00pm Take a trip back in time to the sights and sounds of a Geelong gone by… Visual Reality: stereoscope photos of old Geelong and 1965 Geelong: Sounds of Geelong Newsreel Fifth Floor 6.00pm – 10.00pm The Storytelling Machine The Storytelling Machine instantly transforms your drawings into animated characters that roam the artwork's worlds. Come along and be involved in Australia’s first exhibition of this creative technology experience.

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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This special evening event in recognition of NAIDOC Week will explore language from the Wadawurrung perspective. This session will celebrate the unique and essential role that indigenous languages play in cultural identity, linking people to their land and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites. The panel will be facilitated by anthropologist Heather Threadgold.

Thursday, 6 July 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Annie Smithers – Annie’s Farmhouse Kitchen

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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My Emma - A One Act Play by Lise Rodgers

“… for my next, I have taken a heroine whom no one but myself will much like”Jane Austen 1814 To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's “Emma” in 1816, this charming one act performance reveals a more mature Jane Austen, quietly confident in her abilities as a novelist as she turns 40, finally assuming an active role in managing her own affairs. Based on her letters of the period and the novel itself, this beautifully costumed entertainment allows you to enter the world of Jane Austen.

Thursday, 17 August 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre