There s a delicious whiff of nostalgia in the autumn air. Explore scenic, back country lanes and test your powers of observation on this family-friendly, old-fashioned car rally – the Amazing Race on Saturday 5th May.
Meet winemaker Ros Ritchie at her Barwite Vineyard to pick up a map and clues before hitting the road. Finishing at the High Country Maze, there is more to explore on foot through the zigzag of beautiful hedge-walled gardens.
Reward your clue-solving prowess with a delicious Produce Store picnic hamper and glass of local Ros Ritchie wine.
This event is part of the High Country Harvest – bookings online
Bracket & Jam
Not one but TWO Bracket & Jam nights left for 2017
Friday 24th Nov
Friday 22nd Dec
6.30pm for dinner
7.30pm for a fantastic night of live music
$8 cover charge. Come along and have a fantastic night out.
One of the country’s finest song men – Neil Murray– will perform at the Produce Store on September 30 accompanied by renowned guitarist Damien Neil.
With over three decades performing and recording behind him Neil Murray has delivered a string of remarkable albums that have contributed handsomely to the nations contemporary music heritage.
His live shows are a captivating journey deep into Australian lands of rich stillness.
Neil Murray first appeared in the early eighties as a founding member of the Warumpi Band. Twenty years of performing propelled contemporary indigenous music into mainstream Australia, yielding such classic songs as My Island Home, Blackfella Whitefella, Fitzroy Crossing, Jailanguru Pakarnu, Stompin Ground, From the Bush and Waru.
Neil has since become one of Australia’s most respected and influential singer/songwriters and has enjoyed a solo career since 1989. He has released twelve solo albums including his latest release “Bring Thunder & Rain”.
Neil Murray’s song writing is diverse. His work collectively describes an inner landscape to the heart of the nation – a journey which has done much to deepen and strengthen Australia’s contemporary musical heritage.
If you’ve missed hearing Neil perform at the Produce Store before then this is the night for you
Saturday 30 September 2017 at 7:30pm
Dinner bookings 5779 1404 at the Store. Dinner from 6.30pm
Goodbye to Berlin
Priscilla Armstrong, as 1930s Berlin cabaret performer Sally Bowles, sings songs from ‘Cabaret’ and ‘Threepenny Opera’ with a cheeky grin and seductive eyes that could charm the pants off an SS officer.
The intimate setting of The Produce Store, with Cameron Thomas’s sensuous piano playing and Armstrong’s risque antics, creates an experience of forbidden cabaret at the time of the rise of Adolf Hitler.
Armstrong – in a sleek black dress, stockings and suspenders – skillfully draws us into a song and then hits us with a bit of unexpected slapstick or political statement. She has an excellent sense of comedy and strikes up a terrific rapport with the appreciative audience.
“Goodbye to Berlin” has a feeling of mischief and delights in its sense of liberation; the essential philosophy is to enjoy the moment and not be bound by social rules and mores, while all the while suggesting the need to resist oppression.
This performance is a reminder of why some forms of theatre are forced underground and why we revel in attending them.
Come along for a great night of live theatre, music and great food. Bookings at The Store or online via www.trybooking.com/RTDC – $20 tickets. Dinner bookings from 6.30pm
Bracket and Jam
What more could you ask for? A fun night out with live music, whilst enjoying delicious food and a glass of wine? Are you in?
Our monthly Bracket and Jam live music night is the perfect opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy some great music. Give the team a call to book you a table (or just a seat – we’ll find you some friends!)
Blueberry – Book Launch
We are REALLY excited to be hosting the launch of “Blueberry” – local author Glenna Thomson’s new book on Wednesday 8th February. at 6pm.
Glenna is an experienced blueberry orchardist. She grew up on an apple orchard, married, had children, and developed a career in overseas aid and business. In 2004 her life turned full circle when she, and her husband, bought a cattle property and blueberry orchard in north-east Victoria. Blueberry is her first novel.
All the ingredients of a satisfying country story are nestled in this heart-warming tale.’ AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S WEEKLY
For every book purchased at the launch, $5 will be donated to Friends of Venilale.
Local sci-fi author Belinda Crawford launches ‘Riven’ – the thrilling new sequel to her YA book ‘Hero’
Drinks and nibbles
5 – 6pm
Tuesday 25th October
Bastille Day Dinner
B A S T I L L E D A Y ~ Come along for a fun (and French) night out on Thursday 14th July to celebrate Bastille Day.
Join us for a 3 course meal (drinks at bar prices), some French speaking, a little frivolity and plenty of fun.
6pm for 6.30pm
Bookings essential 5779 1404
Joachim Matschoss – Poetry Reading
Remember “Small World”, and what an amazing and poignant piece of writing and acting it was?
Playwright Joachim Matschoss returns to Mansfield THIS WEEK.
On Saturday night, May 28th he will be doing a poetry reading from one of his 15 poetry books. Joachim was born in Germany and now lives in Melbourne. He is a playwright, poet and Theatre-maker. His Theatre Company, ‘Backyard Theatre Ensemble (BYTE)’ presents diverse pieces of theatre all across Melbourne/ Australia and internationally, both Youth Arts and for adults.
This will be a fantastic night – and a great opportunity to head out with some friends. Tickets for the poetry reading can be purchased online viawww.mmuds.org.au A buffet dinner is available after the show – bookings for dinner can be made 57791404. #mansfieldmtbuller #poetry
Joachim has published about 15 poetry books in the UK, Australia and the US. His readings, which he does regularly here and overseas, involve a cross section of his work in two blocks of 30 minutes.
The cover charge for the readings will be $15.
Local artists Jenny and Simone Gibney bring us their latest collaborative collection – Quotation Marks. Opening at 6pm on Wednesday 22nd March, this exhibition is based on famous quotes. Definitely something for everyone.
On show from 22nd March – 2nd May