"BUSH COMES TO TOWN FESTIVAL 2017" Portarlington

 

                PROGRAM

 

FRIDAY 12TH MAY 2017 TO SUNDAY 14TH MAY 2017

 

WRISTBAND WEEKEND ENTRY - $55 (Saving of $35) $45 Conc $90 Family

                           **Entry to all Concerts, Workshops & Events

    **TICKETS available at Door to all Events 

 

    ***https://www.trybooking.com/to purchase Weekend Tickets Online

    *** Wristband purchase available Friday evening at Senior Citizens Hall and

            Saturday morning in Portarlington Main Street outside Indian Restaurant

 

***DUSTY SWAG POETRY & YARNSPINNING AWARD...

           Click Here for  ENTRY FORM 

***VOICES By the SEA SONGWRITING AWARD....Click Here for ENTRY FORM

***PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION........Click Here for ENTRY FORM

 

FRIDAY 12TH MAY 2017

 

11.30am - 1.30pm                 CHILDRENS' PROGRAM

                                          Portarlington Primary School

                                                 (PARKS HALL)

                                               Colonial Dress Parade

                                               Poetry & Storytelling

                                               Colonial Kitchen - Scones & Billy Tea

                                               Bush Dancing

                                               Aboriginal Dreamtime Stories

 

10.30am-1.30pm          NURSING HOME VISITS

                                               Bush Poets

 

5pm-7pm                      ART SHOW OPENING

                                         (Neighbourhood House, Portarlington)

                                               Wine & Cheese

                                               ENTRY FREE

 

7.30 pm-9.30pm           BUSH FESTIVAL BUSH DANCE

                                          (Senior Citizens Hall, Portarlington)

                                               Music by "Cocky's Joy"

                                               BYO Drinks & Plate to Share

                                               ENTRY - Wristband or  $15 Adult  $25 Family                                                                

 

SATURDAY 13th MAY 2017

 

8am-10.30am             BUSH POETS BREAKFAST 

                                     (Saints n' Sailors, Portarlington)

                                              Hosted by Geoffrey Graham

                                              ***WALKUP Poets, Yarnspinners Welcome

                                              Breakfast Available at Venue

                                              ENTRY FREE

 

11am - 3pm               **** ROVING "Henry Lawson"

                                    **** ROVING PHOTOGRAPHER

                                    **** ROVING NEWSPAPERMAN

                                    **** INFORMATION Table will be set up

                                               Outside Indian Restaurant where Wristbands can

                                                be purchased/programs distributed

  

2pm-4pm                  "VOICES BY THE SEA" -  Singer/Songwriting Finalists

                                         (Senior Citizens Hall, Portarlington)

                                             HOST - Jill Meehan

                                             ***Click HERE for Entry Form

 

                                             ENTRY - Wristband or $10 at door                             

 

11am-Noon              WORKSHOP - "WRITING CHILDRENS POETRY"

                                    (St. Andrews Hall, Portarlington)

                                            Stephen Whiteside, Published Childrens Writer

                                            Winner Golden Gumleaf "Book of the Year"

                                            ENTRY - Wristband or $10 at door

 

1.30pm-2.30pm       WORKSHOP - "POETRY WRITING & PERFORMANCE

                                         TRICKS"

                                      (St. Andrews Hall, Portarlington)

                                           Carol Reffold, Poet, Writer & Reciter

                                           ENTRY - Wristband or $10 at door

                        

7.30pm-9.30pm       EVENING SHOW - "HENRY LAWSON SHOW"

                                     (Senior Citizens Hall, Portarlington)

 

                               SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST  Geoffrey Graham brings "HENRY

                                            LAWSON" to life in Verse, Comedy & Song               

 

                                        ENTRY - Wristband

                                                        or $25 Adult $20 Concession $35 Family

                                                      (Supper Included)

                                        BOOKINGS/Enquiries - Tim Sheed 0438861271

                                                       Tickets also available at Door

 

9.30pm -  midnight    MUSIC SESSION

                            ("The Captains Bar", Grand Hotel Portarlington)

                                        Hosted by Jill Meehan

                                        BYO Instruments, Songs, Poems & Yarns

                                        ENTRY - FREE

 

SUNDAY 14th MAY 2017

 

8am-10.30am          BUSH POETS BREAKFAST

                                   (Saints n' Sailors, Portarlington)

                                     Hosted by Geoffrey Graham

 

                                    AWARDS PRESENTATION

 

                                       ART SHOW - Peoples Choice Award

                                       PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION - Peoples Choice Award

                                       DUSTY SWAG AWARDS - Poetry & Yarnspinning

                                       SONGWRITING AWARDS

                                       RAFFLE DRAW

 

                                    FREE ENTRY

                                    ****Breakfast available at Venue

 

 

2.30pm-5pm            FAREWELL CONCERT

                                   (Saints N' Sailors, Portarlington)

                                    MUSIC - "COCKY'S JOY"

                                    ENTRY - Wristband or $10 at Door

 

 

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

 

City of Greater Geelong Community Festivals Grants Program

Bendigo Bank Portarlington

Mussel Festival, Portarlington

Stockdale & Leggo Real Estate Agents, Portarlington

Saints n Sailors, Portarlington

Australian Bush Poetry Association

Portarlington Neighborhood House

Neville Richards Real Estate

Pelicans Nest Beach House

Port Arts Network

Port Phillip Ferries

 

ARTWORK

 

Dusty Swag Awards Image "Been There Done That" - Jakki Eden, Dali Doo Art & Design www.edenart.com.au

 

LOGO "The Boys are Back in Town" by Artist Gerry Taylor www.gerry'spaintbrush.com.au