Laneway Learning Workshops

Every Wednesday | Event

Laneway Learning (VIC)

Laneway Learning hosts informal, accessible evening classes in a diverse range of topics.

Our classes are probably unlike any others you have been to. They are affordable, informal and are taught by ordinary people from the local community; florists teach about flowers, scientists about science and bookworms about books. Attending them is less about becoming an expert overnight and more about getting some top tips to take home and practice later.

Come to a Laneway Learning class and you might go away with enough knitting know-how to make your first scarf, an art historian’s eye for a painting, or a killer recipe for chutney.

We host two workshops each Wednesday at the Brunswick Mechanics Institute, the first starting at 6.15pm and the second at 7.45pm.

Check out all of the Brunswick classes here.

 

Dates

Each Wednesday evening

Times

6.15pm and 7.45pm

Price

From $15. Prices vary from workshop to workshop

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The Players Podcast Live

12 Dec | Event

Samsara Dunston (VIC)

Christmas cheer comes early to Brunswick when Melbourne podcasters The Players perform their Christmas special to a live audience! The Players invites one and all to be a part of the crowd as they create their very first live recording. It will be a feisty night of folly, frolics and the kind of excitement only thespians can create, and there will be prizes a plenty. The Drummonds are hosting Christmas. Emotions are high and it’s drama, drama, drama!

Tip: Get up to speed on The Players before the event by listening to the Box Sets at www.theplayerssoapopera.com

Dates

Wed 12 Dec

Times

7.30pm

Price

$10 each, early bird $5 (all tickets bought before 1 December)

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Queerstories

Wed 23 Jan | Event

Maeve Marsden (NSW)

“Queerstories provides a platform for voices often unheard.” – QNews

Enter the raucous, radical and wildly funny world of Queerstories, and enjoy an unexpected tale or two from a diverse line up of stars and strangers, reflections on lives well lived and battles fought, pride, prejudice, love and humour.

The LGBTQIA community has been sharing stories for centuries, creating our own histories, disrupting and reinventing conventional ideas about narrative, family and community. There’s so much more to being queer than coming out and equal marriage.

Fast becoming an institution around Australia, Queerstories has now seen more than 100 LGBTQI+ storytellers take to the stage, with a popular podcast boasting surprising, moving and at times downright hilarious bite-sized episodes, and a book of the stories published by Hachette Australia in 2018.

Winner of Best Spoken Word at Sydney Fringe Festival 2016.

This event is Auslan interpreted.

Warning: Coarse language 

Dates

Wed 23 Jan

Times

7.30pm
Duration: 2 hours + interval

Price

Full: $30
Group (10+): $25
Conc: $20

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The Maids

30 Jan - 9 Feb | Event

Samuel Russo & Adam Ibrahim (VIC)

One Mistress, Two Maids, and a ferocious game of make believe.

Each night, in the absence of their mistress, two maids, Solonge and Claire, enact a perverse, elaborate fantasy of bloody murder. Night in, night out, they role-play the sadistic slaughter of their Madame. Trapped by circumstance this ritual has become their only form of escape.

Seething with deliciously violent sensuality, this riotous exploration of class, gender and sexuality is delivered with a high octane glitter-slap of homoerotic theatricality.

In a dark, comic, drag ritual of the finest form, The Maids adorn the garments reserved for their Madame, drink in the power that clings to them and play a treacherous game of make believe.

Genet’s contemporary masterpiece reimagined by two of Melbourne’s most exciting award-winning theatre makers Adam Ibrahim and Samuel Russo (How To Kill The Queen Of Pop, 2017) and performed with Green Room Award Nominee Artemis Ioannides (Wentworth, The Beautiful Lie, Angry Sexx).

Presented in partnership with Brunswick Mechanics Institute.

Warnings: Nudity | Violence | Strobe lights | Smoke/haze | Smoking on stage 

Duration: 70 mins

Dates

Wed 30 Jan (Preview)
Thu 31 Jan
Fri 1 Feb
Sat 2 Feb
Sun 3 Feb
Wed 6 Feb
Thu 7 Feb
Fri 8 Feb
Sat 9 Feb

Times

All 7.30pm

Price

Full: $28
Group (8+): $22
Conc: $22
Preview: $22

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