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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WAAPA BPA Performance Making Auditions for 2019 entry

Mon 22 Oct | Event

WAAPA (WA)

Melbourne Auditions: Mon 22 Oct 2018 3:30pm – 6:30pm at Brunswick Mechanics Institute
Perth Auditions: Mon 19 – Fri 23 November 2018 at WAAPA
Sydney Audition: Fri 30 Nov 2018 at Readymade Studios
Brisbane Audition: Mon 3 Dec 2018 at Queensland Academy of Creative Industries
Video applications accepted from international candidates and those not able to access the above auditions.

The Bachelor of Performing Arts Performance Making course prepares independent, self-reliant and entrepreneurial artists to be the initiators of their own work. Skills training includes movement, voice, acting and devising as well as directing, writing, puppetry and comic performance.

Productions include solo performance, a major site-specific production plus a graduating season of original work presented at The Blue Room Theatre.

Additional features include a training partnership with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, an annual study tour to Intercultural Theatre Institute in Singapore and the chance to win the Fremantle Arts Centre residency prize to make new work after graduation.

Students in the Performance Making course are encouraged to experiment with form while being aware of the traditional foundations of theatre and performance. They gain communication and project management skills through assessment tasks modelled on current industry requirements.

Dates

Mon 22 Oct

Times

3:30pm – 6:30pm

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Women in Creative Business Panel Discussion

Thu 25 Oct | Event

Hosted by mous. magazine + The Eye Creative (VIC)

This month we are collaborating with The Eye Creative Magazine to bring you a panel discussion all about female-led creative businesses and the women who run them. Joining our panel will be some very influential Melbourne-based makers; fashion designer  Tara Whalley , macramé artist and founder of The Middle Aisle Maggie May (pictured), collage artist and illustrator Alice Lindstrom and photographer Melissa Cowan Photography. At this panel you can expect to hear about the trials and triumphs these women have experienced in their creative careers plus some practical tips for budding creatives.

This panel will not sugar-coat life running a creative business and will instead be an honest conversation about the reality of running a creative business as a woman in 2018.

Limited early bird tickets are on sale now!

Dates

Thurs 25 Oct

Times

7pm – 8.30pm

Price

Early bird – $12
Door price – $20

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Writing Workshop with Michael Pryor

Sat 27 Oct | Event

Wayward Writers (VIC)

Wayward Writers presents a one-day writing workshop with Michael Pryor, one of Australia’s leading Fantasy, Steampunk and Science Fiction authors.

Michael has published over 25 novels and 50 short stories. He has been shortlisted seven times for the Aurealis Award and nominated for the prestigious Ditmar award.

Ideal for all levels of experience and genres, Wayward Writers workshops have been created to inspire emerging and aspiring writers to get back on track, learn some great tips and renew their interests with the craft.

Brunswick Mechanics Institute subscribers can get 10% off tickets with promo code: BMI10

What you will learn:

  • How convincing settings make for good stories.
  • How to create the sort of characters that can sustain your narrative.
  • Worldbuilding from the ground up.
  • The One Percenters that can truly make a difference to your story

Dates

Sat 27 Oct

Times

9am – 5pm

Price

$195 – Brunswick Mechanics Institute friends can get 10% off tickets with promo code: BMI10

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Have/Hold ‘We Are A Ghost Now, You & I’ Album Launch

Sat 3 Nov | Event

Have/Hold (VIC)

Melbourne alternative rock four-piece Have/Hold weathered the past three years the only way they know how – by bunkering down and refining their sound. Out the other side and they are finally ready to present to you, dear listener, the follow up to their 2015 debut album ‘King Salt’ in the form of ten songs to be referred to as WE ARE A GHOST NOW, YOU & I – out October 26.

Have/Hold’s sophomore effort is a much more languid and melodramatic affair than their previous releases, and is perfectly presented with raw yet refined production and live-to-air energy. WE ARE A GHOST NOW, YOU & I sees singer/guitarist Luke Shields evolve lyrically from introspective diarist into more adventurous territory as he explores what it means to be alive in this modern political and emotional landscape.

To celebrate the release, catch Have/Hold in an intimate theatre setting performing WE ARE A GHOST NOW, YOU & I in full at the Brunswick Mechanics Institute on Saturday November 3rd with support from Grand Pine and Romeo Moon.

Support by:
Grand Pine
Romeo Moon

Image credit:
Shaina Glenny (Stumpys Creative)

Dates

Sat 3 Nov

Times

Doors open 7pm

Price

$12 – presale
$15 – on the door

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Duration

5 hours

Access Info

Wheelchair accessible

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Gillian Triggs on “Speaking Up”

Tue 13 Nov | Event

Brunswick Bound (VIC)

As president of the Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs advocated for the disempowered, the disenfranchised and the marginalised. She withstood relentless political pressure and media scrutiny as she defended the defenceless for five tumultuous years.

“Speaking Up” shares with readers the values that have guided Triggs’ convictions and the causes she has championed. She dares women to be a little vulgar and men to move beyond their comfort zones to achieve equity for all. And she will not rest until Australia has a Bill of Rights.

Triggs’ passionate memoir is an irresistible call to everyone who yearns for a fairer world.

Find out more about this aspiring ballet dancer, dignified daughter of a tank commander and eminent law academic when Gillian Triggs joins us to speak about her life, career and her continuing fight for equality for all people.

Tickets include one copy of “Speaking Up” rrp $45.

Author Image: Tim Bauer

Dates

Tues 13 Nov

Times

7.00pm

Price

$40 – single

$60 – double

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