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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Matt Wicking presents: Field Recording

Sat 24 Nov | Event

Matt Wicking (VIC)

Have you ever been to the Daintree Rainforest? When I was last there something extraordinary – incredible, really – happened. I’ve been holding that story for a long time. It’s finally time to tell it.

Combining story, song, metaphor and poetry, Field Recording weaves themes of loss, grief and environmental awakening into a rich live experience.

Following its first staging at Melbourne Festival 2017, this performance by Matt Wicking was described as “dark/light, sad/funny, but altogether truly beautiful and inspiring”.

Featuring musical backing from The General Assembly, this event will be filmed in front of a live audience for one night only. Don’t miss this special and unique live performance.

Dates

Sat 24 Nov

Times

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Price

$10 – unwaged
$20 – waged

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Making it Reel

Thu 29 Nov | Event

Kate Lefoe and Arts Moreland (VIC)

Making it Reel

Film Making with Kate Lefoe as part of Making it in Moreland presented by Arts Moreland

This introductory workshop will provide the opportunity to learn fundamental filmmaking techniques. This will be a very practical and collaborative workshop for a small group of people to write, direct, shoot and edit a 2 minute film together over a 3 hour period.

As a group, participants
• Write a short script
• Draw storyboards
• Shoot the film
• Edit the film

Kate Lefoe is an award-winning international filmmaker whose shorts and documentaries have screened at numerous festivals worldwide. She is a graduate of the Masters program at the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts.

Watch Kate’s films here http://katelefoe.com

Dates

Thu 29 Nov

Times

6:00pm

Price

FREE

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Code a Website in a Day

Sat 1 Dec | Event

Meeum (VIC)

This one-day course teaches you the essential foundation skills you need to start working with the wonderful world of building websites.

This workshop is aimed at people who have zero experience with coding.

Perfect for small business owners, school teachers, hobbyists, bloggers, artists, designers and anyone curious about the wide and wonderful world of building websites.

By the end of the day, you’ll have the skills and know-how to be able to edit Front End code within a huge array of Content Management Systems, including WordPress, Shopify, Squarespace and others.

Meeum are passionate about teaching the foundations of coding, teaching it well and giving you the confidence to take it where you want.

Dates

Sat 1 Dec

Times

10am – 4pm

Price

$299 – Early bird

$399 – Full

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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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