What's on in Ballarat this weekend?

Highway of Lost Hearts will be held at the MADE theartre
Highway of Lost Hearts will be held at the MADE theartre

Royal South Street Society Competitions

When: Saturday, through to November 2.

Where: Mainly Her Majesty's Theatre, 17 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat.

Details: It's that time of the year again and competitors will be converging on Ballarat for the well established Australian cultural event. The RSSC hosts 40,000 onstage appearances and competitors showcase theatrical disciplines including voice, music, and movement, vying to win more than $85,000 in prizes. Check the website at www.royalsouthstreet.com.au/ for detailed venue information, locations, times and costs. For more details, phone 5332 1054.

Highway of Lost Hearts

When: Saturday, August 2, 7.30pm.

Where: M.A.D.E Theatre, 102 Stawell Street South, Ballarat.

Details: Mot wakes up one morning to find that her heart is missing from her chest. She can breathe; she has a pulse - but she feels… nothing. So, she decides to go and look for it. With her Dog enlisted as co-pilot , Mot heads down the highway of Lost Hearts into the deepest core of Australian outback. An allegory for a country that has lost its heart, Highway of Lost Hearts leaves you pondering the question: when your heart goes missing, what lengths will you go to, in order to find it again? Adults cost $40, concession $35, children $12. For more details, phone 1800 287 113 or visit www.made.org

Wuthering in Winter

When: Saturday 9am-5pm, 

Where: Eastwood Leisure Complex, Eastwood Street, Ballarat.

Details: A movie marathon featuring various film adaptations of one of the greatest romantic tragedies ever written, Emily Bonte's Wuthering Heights. $5 entry. For more details, phone 0409 943 862.

2014 Ballarat Artisan Festival

When: Saturday, 9am-5pm, Sunday, 9am-4pm.

Where: Mining Exchange, 8 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat.

Details: Come and meet us and experience an exciting variety of art, craft and music. Entry is by gold coin donation. For more details, visit www.ballaratsa.webs.com

A Winters Afternoon Of Music

When: Sunday, 1.30pm - 4pm.

Where: Wendouree Uniting Church, 1022 Grevillea Road, Wendouree.

Details: Featuring performances by the Ballarat Memorial Concert Band, Elements Of Laughter and Tomorrow's Stars from the Coward Lemke Music School. Entry is by gold coin donation. For more details, phone 0417 450 567.

Birds, Beasts, & Blossoms exhibition opening

When: Saturday, 2pm.

Where: Backspace Gallery, Huyghue House, Alfred Deakin Place at Camp Street and Police Lane, Ballarat.

Details: Involving 15 visual artists from across Victoria responding to the call for work that features the natural world in all its glory - both real and imagined including photographer Paul Anthony. The show will be opened by renowned award-winning naturalist painter Criss Canning. The gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, between 12-4pm, and the exhibition will run until August 10. For more details, contact Deborah Klein at deborahklein@ballarat.vic.gov.au

Ballarat Community Health Free Family Fair

When: Sunday, 10am-3pm

Where: Ballarat Community Health - Lucas, 12 Lilburne Street, Lucas Town Centre

Details: A free community fair to celebrate the opening of the new BCH healthcare facility at Lucas. Lots of fun and loads to do for the kids with a kids gym, face painting and jumping castle. Discover just how much this facility and BCH offer. Get a free health check; inspect the consulting rooms; see the public gym and conference facilities. Try yoga, pilates and tai chi, take a tour of the state-of-the-art building. Talk to staff about BCH counselling, health promotion, youth health, chronic disease management, food and nutrition and much more. For more details phone BCH on 5338 4500.

Jazz and Shiraz

When: Sunday, August 3, from 1pm.

Where: Jackson's & Co, corner of Mair and Lydiard Streets, Ballarat.

Details: Jazz and Shiraz is a popular event held regularly at Jackson's & Co and will be held in the first floor Lawless Room. From 1pm, guests will be welcome to enjoy free tastings from Eastern Peake winery along with live jazz by band Kaze.For more details, phone 5338 8101.


When: Wednesday, August 6 at 7pm

Where: St Patrick's College Chapel

Details: SPC in Concert is a showcase of SPC musical talent including soloists, staff ensemble, a chamber choir and our numerous ensembles. Our new acquisition, the Yamaha grand piano will be played for the first time in a public performance. The Rotary Club of Ballarat South has been extremely generous is providing financial support towards the purchase of the piano and ongoing support for our ensembles to tour Queensland again this year.

Entry is by donation towards the Queensland Tour the following week. Bookings are not required.


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