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    November 2019

    Faraway Storytelling

    November 19 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until 17 December 2019

    Collins on Lydiard, 22 Lydiard Street Nth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Ballarat Events - Faraway storytelling

    Step into the magical world of children’s adventures with Faraway Storytelling where you will travel from a world of dinosaurs to a toadstool village for fairies and all the places in between. Faraway Storytelling at Collins Booksellers will be held every Tuesday at 10am. It is ideal for children aged 3 - 5 years and for parents who want to relax for a moment while their children listen to a story for half an hour. The heritage-listed location of ‘Collins…

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    Meet the Author – Paul Byrnes

    November 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Old Colonists’ Club, 20 Lydiard St North
    Ballarat Central, VIC 3350 Australia
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    We are delighted to host Paul Byrnes, an experienced and engaging speaker, as he launches his book The Lost Boys - The Untold Stories of the Under-age Soldiers Who Fought in the First World War As well as being an author, Paul is a film critic for the Age and Sydney Morning Herald and the former director of the Sydney Film Festival. He’s been a journalist for more than 40 years and his book is the product of a lifelong…

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    Faraway Storytelling

    November 26 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until 17 December 2019

    Collins on Lydiard, 22 Lydiard Street Nth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    Free
    Ballarat Events - Faraway storytelling

    Step into the magical world of children’s adventures with Faraway Storytelling where you will travel from a world of dinosaurs to a toadstool village for fairies and all the places in between. Faraway Storytelling at Collins Booksellers will be held every Tuesday at 10am. It is ideal for children aged 3 - 5 years and for parents who want to relax for a moment while their children listen to a story for half an hour. The heritage-listed location of ‘Collins…

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    Ballarat Writers – Members Night

    November 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Bunch of Grapes Hotel, 401 Pleasant Street South
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
    Ballarat writers events

    Our Members’ Nights are held on the last Wednesday of each month (except December). They are held at The Bunch of Grapes Hotel, at 401 Pleasant St South, which has a private room that is easily accessible – no stairs! Come along at 7pm or enjoy dinner beforehand – the kitchen is open from 5.30pm.

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    An Evening with Peter FitzSimons

    November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    $60

    We are delighted to host Peter FitzSimons as he visits Ballarat and launches his latest book 'James Cook'. Peter FitzSimons is Australia's bestselling non-fiction writer, and for the past 30 years has also been a journalist and columnist with the Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald. With his masterful storytelling talent, Peter FitzSimons brings James Cook to life. Focusing on his most iconic expedition, the voyage of the Endeavour, where Cook first set foot on Australian and New Zealand soil,…

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    December 2019

    Faraway Storytelling

    December 3 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until 17 December 2019

    Collins on Lydiard, 22 Lydiard Street Nth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    Free
    Ballarat Events - Faraway storytelling

    Step into the magical world of children’s adventures with Faraway Storytelling where you will travel from a world of dinosaurs to a toadstool village for fairies and all the places in between. Faraway Storytelling at Collins Booksellers will be held every Tuesday at 10am. It is ideal for children aged 3 - 5 years and for parents who want to relax for a moment while their children listen to a story for half an hour. The heritage-listed location of ‘Collins…

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    Faraway Storytelling

    December 10 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until 17 December 2019

    Collins on Lydiard, 22 Lydiard Street Nth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    Free
    Ballarat Events - Faraway storytelling

    Step into the magical world of children’s adventures with Faraway Storytelling where you will travel from a world of dinosaurs to a toadstool village for fairies and all the places in between. Faraway Storytelling at Collins Booksellers will be held every Tuesday at 10am. It is ideal for children aged 3 - 5 years and for parents who want to relax for a moment while their children listen to a story for half an hour. The heritage-listed location of ‘Collins…

    Find out more »

    Faraway Storytelling

    December 17 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until 17 December 2019

    Collins on Lydiard, 22 Lydiard Street Nth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    Free
    Ballarat Events - Faraway storytelling

    Step into the magical world of children’s adventures with Faraway Storytelling where you will travel from a world of dinosaurs to a toadstool village for fairies and all the places in between. Faraway Storytelling at Collins Booksellers will be held every Tuesday at 10am. It is ideal for children aged 3 - 5 years and for parents who want to relax for a moment while their children listen to a story for half an hour. The heritage-listed location of ‘Collins…

    Find out more »

    Ballarat Writers – Members Night

    December 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Bunch of Grapes Hotel, 401 Pleasant Street South
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
    Ballarat writers events

    Our Members’ Nights are held on the last Wednesday of each month (except December). They are held at The Bunch of Grapes Hotel, at 401 Pleasant St South, which has a private room that is easily accessible – no stairs! Come along at 7pm or enjoy dinner beforehand – the kitchen is open from 5.30pm.

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    January 2020

    Ballarat Writers – Members Night

    29 January 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Bunch of Grapes Hotel, 401 Pleasant Street South
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    Free
    Ballarat writers events

    Our Members’ Nights are held on the last Wednesday of each month (except December). They are held at The Bunch of Grapes Hotel, at 401 Pleasant St South, which has a private room that is easily accessible – no stairs! Come along at 7pm or enjoy dinner beforehand – the kitchen is open from 5.30pm.

    Find out more »

    February 2020

    Ballarat Writers – Members Night

    26 February 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Bunch of Grapes Hotel, 401 Pleasant Street South
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    Free
    Ballarat writers events

    Our Members’ Nights are held on the last Wednesday of each month (except December). They are held at The Bunch of Grapes Hotel, at 401 Pleasant St South, which has a private room that is easily accessible – no stairs! Come along at 7pm or enjoy dinner beforehand – the kitchen is open from 5.30pm.

    Find out more »

    March 2020

    Ballarat Writers – Members Night

    25 March 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Bunch of Grapes Hotel, 401 Pleasant Street South
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    Free
    Ballarat writers events

    Our Members’ Nights are held on the last Wednesday of each month (except December). They are held at The Bunch of Grapes Hotel, at 401 Pleasant St South, which has a private room that is easily accessible – no stairs! Come along at 7pm or enjoy dinner beforehand – the kitchen is open from 5.30pm.

    Find out more »
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