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Alison Sim - Pain Heroes: Stories Of Hope And Recovery

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Pain is experienced by everyone at some point in their life. Some people experience pain that hangs around far longer than it should. Join pain management expert, Alison Sim, as she shares the stories of people who have experienced persistent pain and recovered from it from her recent book, Pain Heroes. Alison will also offer some practical, evidence-based advice on how to embrace what modern science tells us about pain, in order to recover. No quick fixes or magic silver bullets, just sensible advice that is echoed by the lived experiences in the stories of the Pain Heroes.

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Special Events Maria Takolander

World Poetry Day 2019

Declared by UNESCO in 1999, World Poetry Day is designed to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world. This World Poetry Day event recognises and celebrates the achievements of five local poets: Julie Maclean, John Bartlett, Kathryn Ross, Rosemary Blake and Graeme Kinross-Smith, with introductions by local poet, prize-winning fiction writer and Associate Professor in Writing and Literature at Deakin University, Maria Takolander (pictured). 

Thursday, 21 March 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events Jefa Greenaway

Melbourne Design Week in Geelong - Keynote Address

THE ECHO OF COUNTRY – MAKING SENSE OF PLACE AND CULTURAL CONNECTION TO COMMUNITY 

Don’t miss this singular opportunity to meet and hear leading Indigenous architect and educator Jefa Greenaway discuss the topic of giving agency to Indigenous voices through design. Event presented in partnership with the City of Greater Geelong. Melbourne Design Week is an initiative of the Victorian Government.

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Saturday, 23 March 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events Melbourne Design Week

Melbourne Design Week in Geelong - Panel Discussion

CREATING HEALTHY ENGAGED COMMUNITIES FOR A CLEVER AND CREATIVE CITY

Join our panel of experts as they explore the ways in which clever design can contribute to community connection, resilience and social inclusion. Leading Indigenous architect and educator Jefa Greenaway will be joined on the panel by Valli Morphett, CEO of CoDesign Studio; Sae Ra Germaine Manager Digital Platforms at CAVAL, and Peter Seamer, author of Breaking Point: The Future of Australian CitiesEvent presented in partnership with the City of Greater Geelong. Melbourne Design Week is an initiative of the Victorian Government.

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Saturday, 23 March 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Geelong After Dark

As darkness falls, the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre rises! This year’s annual Geelong After Dark adventures include a number of unusual, interactive performances and installations at the library. One such treat will be Boombox Requests - for one night only get on your leg warmers and go totally 80s! Or join the musical comedy troupe ‘Impromptunes’ who will bring a mischievous mix of improv and musical theatre. See you when the sun goes down… No bookings required.

Friday, 3 May 2019 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Gathering Place, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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‘OUR NED’ - FIRST LIBRARIAN OF THE GEELONG PUBLIC LIBRARY

As part of the 2019 Australian Heritage Festival, 'meet' the first Librarian of the Geelong Public Library, Mr Edward Purdue (played by Ben Mitchell from Geelong Repertory Theatre Company). In this theatrically-inspired presentation, Dr Coralie Jenkin presents the story of the rather rascally ‘Our Ned’, who in 1878 absconded with Geelong Library funds, abandoning his wife in the process. Join us for an exposé of one of Geelong’s most colourful public characters.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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COME AND MAKE PERFORMANCE – WITH BACK TO BACK THEATRE

Spend the weekend making performance with Back to Back Theatre and guest artists in the library. CAMP - Come And Make Performance - is a weekend of theatre-making workshops for community members with and without disability who love, or are curious about, performance making. Places are limited for all workshops but no drama experience is necessary. In partnership with Back to Back Theatre Co. Fees apply for each workshop.

To register your place and learn more, visit backtobacktheatre.com

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The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre