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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
  
 
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Events for the month of August 2018
 
The Zoo / The Farm
Monday, January 1, 2018
to Sunday, August 5, 2018

10:00 AM
The Zoo The Farm
The images and objects in this display are connected by the themes of animals, fish, birdlife and the natural world. The display includes items from Council's Cultural Collection and selected items on loan from the Portland Historical Society. Highlights include a 19th century calendar in the shape of a cockatoo; a fur collar made from fox tails; a pull-along toy cow; K.S. Anderson's white elephant; and a 1920s photograph of Bert Vivian in a magnificent rooster costume.

Until 5 August 2018
10am to 12noon & 1pm to 4pm.
(Except Good Friday)

Adult: $3 Concession: $2 School Groups: 50c per student


LOCATION:
History House
WEB:
www.portlandartscentre.com.au

Souvenir
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
to Friday, March 15, 2019

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Souvenir
Since the late 19th century Portland has been a summer destination for holiday makers seeking relief from inland heat. To promote the town and provide memento of those summer memories, souvenirs of Portland began to be mass produced in the 1920s. This display of vintage souvenirs includes china, view ware, tea spoons and other quirky keepsakes produced between the 1920s and the 1980s.

10am to 12noon & 1pm to 4pm
(Except Good Friday and Christmas Day)

Adult: $3 Concession: $2 School Groups: 50c per student


LOCATION:
History House
WEB:
www.portlandartscentre.com.au

The Shire Papers
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
to Monday, September 17, 2018

ShirePapers
Ephemeral items are any transitory written or printed not meant to be retained or preserved. this exhibition brings together a collection of ephemera from the Cultural Collection that gives an insight into how people lived, worked and went about their everyday life in Glenelg Shire. Items in the exhibition relate to past events, civic history, commerce and business, recreation and promotion. The exhibition also includes original historic ledgers and documents.

LOCATION:
Portland Arts Centre
WEB:
www.portlandartscentre.com.au

Casterton Show - 150 years
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
to Friday, March 29, 2019

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Casterton Show
This exhibition commemorates the 150th Casterton P&A Society Show and includes items sourced from community members. Curated with assistance from the Casterton P&A and the Casterton and District Historical Society.

Open week days 9am to 5pm & Saturdays 10am to 1pm
(Closed public holidays)

FREE


LOCATION:
Casterton Customer Service Centre
WEB:
www.portlandartscentre.com.au

Oyez, Oyez, Oyez
Monday, August 6, 2018
to Sunday, July 14, 2019

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Oyez
The role of Town Crier was created for Syd Cuffe in 1983 in the lead up to Portland's 150th anniversary celebrations. In 1985 Syd was named Citizen of the Year in recognition of his contribution to Portland's 150th celebrations. He continued as an ambassador for Portland, and later the Glenelg Shire, for 30 years. Dressed in his magnificent costumes, he was a regular fixture at civic and community events. This display includes a selection of items donated by Syd's estate after his death in 2013.

10am to 12noon & 1pm to 4pm
(Except Good Friday and Christmas Day)

Adult: $3 Concession: $2 School Groups: 50c per student


LOCATION:
History House
WEB:
www.portlandartscentre.com.au

Vivaldi's Violins
Friday, August 10, 2018
7:30 PM
Vivaldis Violins
Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

A humble orphanage in Venice became home to a music academy and orchestra famous throughout Europe. Its young musicians were leading virtuosi of the day and feted well beyond Italy. Their leader was Antonio Vivaldi, who composed hundreds of violin concertos for his charges, including some of the most beloved music of Baroque.

Leading violinist Sophie Rowell joins members of Melbourne Chamber Orchestra for a concert dedicated to some of the most spectacular of these concertos, including concerti for two and four violin and four violin soloists and the dazzling concerto Grosso Mogul.

Adult: $40 Concession: $35 Under 16s/Student: $20 Family: $100
Duration: 2 hours including interval.


LOCATION:
Casterton Town Hall
WEB:
www.portlandartscentre.com.au

Swing Man
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
7:30 PM
Swing Man
A boogie-woogie midlife crisis

Damian Callinan, renowned character and stand-up comedian, confirms what many had already suspected: he suffers from OTTDS [Over The Top Dance Syndrome].

After years of eschewing partner dancing and cutting up dance floors on his own, he discovers that the only cure is to learn how to Swing Dance.

Swing Man sends Callinan on a journey back to the incidents in his adolescence that set him on his path - a fracas as a Bush Dance, unrequited love at Ballroom Dancing, and the revelation that as a 17 year old he was abducted by Swing-era obsessed aliens who set him an ultimatum to learn how to Swing dance by the time he is 51.

Adult: $35 Concession: $30
Duration: 90 minutes
Warning: mild coarse language and adult content


LOCATION:
Portland Arts Centre
WEB:
www.portlandartscentre.com.au

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