Friday, November 23
An amazing passion for short film and a desire to support film makers underpins the 2019 Fleurieu Film Festival on Saturday, February 9.
Organisers recently launched their program, announcing submissions for short films up to eight mins in duration will close 5pm, Friday, November 23.
Our Fleurieu Film Festival started in 2016, and has grown with the community, film makers and sponsors embracing and supporting this outstanding event. Entries earlier this year included those across Australia and overseas,.
The 2019 festival has been given a huge boost with a marvelous new partnership with S.C. Pannell, which will showcase their exquisite food and award-winning wines on the big opening night.
The 2019 theme for the Festival is ‘Climate Change – Hot Topic/Kool Films’. Through a unique partnership with the City of Onkaparinga, film makers are offered the opportunity to collaborate with staff on issues such as sea level rise, urban heat prevention, flood control, biodiversity, coastal erosion and conservation.
Prizemoney remains significant – $20,000, with $5,000 cash awarded for the best film category. For further information contact festival organiser Alison Alcock: 0409 980 378, or e: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit: www.fleurieufilmfestival.com.au
Saturday, October 6
Learn how to make useful and decorative objects from recycled materials like a hat rack, key board, cake stand, bird feeder at a beginner’s DIY adults free workshop at Goolwa Library, 11 Cadell Street, Goolwa from 9.30-11am.
Monday, October 8
Latin American expert Chloe Sayer is the guest speaker at the Australian Fine & Decorative Art Society Fleurieu October meeting at the Gospel Centre, George Main Road, Victor Harbor. It starts with morning tea at 9.45am followed by her lecture at 10.30am. Cost: $25 for non-members. Bookings: Val Wyld 8552 5859.
Tuesday, October 9
School holiday program with Dan French at Strathalbyn Library Community Centre,
1 Colman Terrace. A fun, creative workshop from 10-11.30am that will challenge participants to design and build a model of an ‘eco-house’ well suited to our climate and needs that has a positive impact on our environment. For children aged 8+. Free, bookings essential.
Wednesday, October 11
Be inspired by the art work in the Genesis exhibition and make a sculpture of a bird or animal to take home at Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa, from 11am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3pm. No bookings required. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. email@example.com
The Paddle Steamer Square Dance Club will celebrate its tenth birthday from October 12-14, and it’s a great chance to have a look at this traditional form of dancing which has been around since the 16th century.
As part of the celebrations there will be dances at the Port Elliot Institute Hall in The Strand on the Friday night, and at the Victor Harbor Recreation Centre on George Main Road on the Saturday and Sunday. Enquiries: 85523879.
Friday October 26
The Cittaslow Goolwa Food and Wine Group present At the Wharf on the Signal Point Gallery Deck from 5-8pm. Top local band Matt and the Maniacs will perform and Langhorne Creek and Currency Creek wine, beer and soft drinks will be available. Local food vans will be on site but you are welcome to bring your own snacks, chairs. Some seating and tables are provided. No BYO alcohol. Entry is free.
One of the great events on the peninsula – the three-day Fleurieu Folk Festival – will be held at Willunga. Enjoy some sensational classic days of roots, blues, Celtic bluegrass, acoustic and traditional folk music. This is the 16th year of the festival, and yet again it has attracted great performers including Ami Williamson, Chris Finnen “Electric” Band, Mike McClennan, Siobhan Owen, Fiona Ross and Shane O’Mara.
The festival presents a weekend of music concerts and sessions, dance, workshops, bush poets, children’s entertainment, stalls – something for the whole family. Bring an instrument and join in the sessions or step on stage at a blackboard concert – kick up your heels at the Bush Dance – browse around the craft stalls and the Saturday Farmers’ Market. There will be fun events for the kids including face painting, clowns, Punch & Judy and the Young Talent Quests – discover your own talent at one of the many workshops – or just relax. Tickets are from $75. Supported by City of Onkaparinga and sponsors include Bendigo Bank.
Contact: Peter Thornton 08 8327 2797 or 0407 614 990. e: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit: www.fleurieufolkfestival.com.au
Saturday, October 27
Band of the South Australia Police perform at Centenary Hall, Goolwa from 2-3.30pm. Tickets $30, concession $25 + transaction fee. Contact Goolwa Visitor Information Centre 1300 466 592.
Friday, November 2
Cinema in the Park at Aldinga Community Centre, Stewart Road, Aldinga from 6-11pm. A free, fun filled evening of activities watching a family friendly movie under the stars. Children’s activities include face painting, bouncy castle and great games. Food and drink will be available at low cost or bring along a picnic. Further information: 8556 5940 or visit www.aldingacc.org
March 28-April 4, 2019
The Rotary Club of Victor Harbor is organising a 636km cycling event from Victor Harbor to Broken Hill from March 28-April 4 to help raise funds to combat mental illness, particularly for our drought-stricken farmers and in effect their communities in the region. Contact the club president Mark Cox 0414 904 574 or e: email@example.com