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City of Ballarat Community Magazine October 2011
Ballarat’s young people will be treated to a jam packed program of things
to see and do during Children’s Week (22 to 30 October).
ChILDrEN’S FUN DAy
An animal farm, roving entertainers, musical and movement sessions,
drawing, painting, play dough, storytelling, sausage sizzle and face painting
will all create an exciting carnival of fun at City of Ballarat’s annual Children’s
The Fun Day is celebrated from 10am to 1pm, Thursday 27 October at the
Phoenix Mall, Armstrong Street South.
The Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens will host the Great Big Gardens
Play Day, from 10am to 3pm, Wednesday, 26 October.
Children can make a cubby, search for minibeasts, make mud pies, play
with nature and experience water play, all in the beautiful Ballarat Botanical
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BOOK IN A GOOD tIME
Celebrate Children’s Week with City of Ballarat’s Library Services and enjoy
the best of stor ytime.
Stor ytime at the Phoenix Mall: 10am to 1pm, Thursday, 27 October
Pre-school Storytime: Ballarat Librar y – 10am, 24, 25 and 27 October
Sebastopol Librar y – 10:30am, 25 October
Wendouree Librar y – 10:30am, 26 October
Delacombe Community House – 10am, 24 October
Ballarat Librar y – 10am and 11am, 26 October
Wendouree West Community Hub – 11am, 27 October
Wendouree Librar y – 10am, 28 October
Spice Up your Lunch
Looking for something entertaining to do while you eat your lunch? Sample
a delicious lunchtime talk at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.
The Galler y has recently moved its program of Wednesday Lunchtime Talks
into the new McCain Annexe – a beautiful location for lunch and an enjoyable
talk from an artistic guest speaker.
The Lunchtime Talk program is an initiative of the Gallery Guides, the team
of dedicated volunteers who show visitors around the Gallery and special
exhibitions five days a week. The regular information sessions by the
Guides have blossomed into a successful public program related to art,
artists and exhibitions.
The job of selecting and inviting the guest speakers rotates within the Guides
group and is currently the role of local artist and Galler y Guide Pauline
O’Shannessy-Dowling. Pauline works with the Gallery and Guides group to
make sure that the Talks program is well organised and promoted and that,
where possible, it is tied to the Galler y’s exhibition program.
“The aim is to have a varied program of well-informed and interesting speakers
who will both entertain and inform the audience,” she said.
“The move into the Annexe this year is great. People can enjoy their lunch
during the Talk, so we’re hoping that more people will be able to come
“We’ve also been talking to the University of Ballarat Arts Academy and next
year the Gallery and Arts Academy will be offering a coordinated Lunchtime
Talk program between the two venues.”
Details of the first season of Lunchtime Talks for 2012 will be available at
the Galler y website later this month.
Below: Local ar tist and Galler y Guide Pauline O'Shannessy-Dowling welcomes
lunchtime talk attendees to the event's new location at the Art Gallery of Ballarat's
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