Death in July
When: Saturday, various times.
Where: Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka,102 Stawell Street South, Ballarat.
Details: This is the very first Death in July festival to be held in Ballarat, in partnership with Sisters in Crime. The festival is a celebration of Australian women’s crime writing and is sure to get your blood pumping. It will include seasoned crime writer Angela Savage, Miles Franklin shortlistee Maurilia Meehan, forensic pathologist Dr Shelley Robertson and Castlemaine YA crime writer Ellie Marney. For entry costs, refer to website. For more details, phone 1800 287 113 or visit www.ballaratwriters.com/death-in-july-festival/
Love Ballarat Concert
When: Saturday, 1.30pm.
Where: Minerva’s Hall, Ballaarat Mechanics Institute, 117 Sturt Street, Ballarat.
Details: Come and see the 2014 Love Ballarat conference featuring fan dance, sogo dance, taekwondo, shuffle dance and drama. Children under the age of 10 cannot be accommodated. Free entry. For more details, phone 0404 742 369.
In Duty Bound
When: Saturday, through to July 12.
Where: Her Majesty’s Theatre, 17 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat.
Details: Ballarat National Theatre’s latest production revolves around a young Jewish doctor, who is prevented from marrying a gentile by family opposition. In Duty centres on the individual issue of what it is to be Jewish but includes the larger issues of good and evil. Tickets cost adult $25, concession $20, students $18. Various times, refer to website. For more details, phone 5333 5888 or visit www.hermaj.com
Ballarat Bridal Expo
When: Sunday (July 6), 10am-3pm.
Where: Ballarat Lodge, 613 Main Road, Ballarat.
Details: This exclusive bridal expo is the ultimate planning event for your wedding day. The bridal expo includes the latest bridal and fashion jewellery, advice on hire, planning, entertainment. Travel, wedding cake decoration and more. Entry is $10. For more details, phone 9563 8001 or visit www.ballaratlodge.com/weddings/bridal-expo
Ballarat Fresh Produce Market
When: Saturday, 9am-1pm.
Where: Bridge Mall.
Details: Held on the first Saturday of every month, the stallholders will have the freshest seasonal produce available which ensures that there will always be something new for you to enjoy. Disabled access. For more details, phone 5331 8948.
When: Saturday, from 5.30pm.
Where: Eastern Hotel, Humffray Street North, Ballarat.
Details: A special showcase of some of Melbourne, Ballarat, and Daylesford’s finest musicians with the line-up including Ballarat rock legends 23rd of Elvis, Melbourne post-punk experimentalists Pioneers of Good Science, Melbourne indie-noir singer-songwriter Michael Plater, country Victoria new-wave duo the Ern Malley Affair, Daylesford spooky folkers Dirtbird, Melbourne soundscapist Cabin Inn and Ballarat gothic country duo Matt Malone and Edwood McKay. Come along and support local music and the arts. Entry is $10. For more details, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/321818241308859/
Clunes Booktown Sunday Selection: David Day
When: Sunday, 2pm.
Where: The Warehouse, Collins Place, Fraser Street, Clunes.
Details: David Day will chat about Flaws in the Ice. In Search of Douglas Mawson. David Day has been a research fellow at Clare College in Cambridge, a visiting professor at University College Dublin, the University of Aberdeen, and the University of Tokyo, and a senior research fellow at La Trobe University. He is currently an honorary associate at La Trobe University in Melbourne and a visiting fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra. His many books include bestselling histories of World War II, biographies of Australian prime ministers, and a study of Winston Churchill and Robert Menzies that has been made into a television documentary. His books have won several literary prizes, with Claiming a Continent winning the non-fiction prize at the Adelaide Festival.
When: Sunday 9am -2pm
Where: Set in the lovely historic township of Maldon in Fountain Street & Shire Gardens
Details: This months market will feature more than 70 stalls including gourmet foods, excellent coffee, fresh produce, homegrown and handmade goods, with quality entertainment at the rotunda in the Shire Gardens. For more information visit www.maldonnc.org.au or www.facebook.com/maldonmarket, or call Kerry Mitchell, Market coordinator on 0419 102 723.