Market Art Summer Exhibition
Jan 4 @ 9:00 am – Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm

Local artists have helped to create a new exhibition at the Market Building in Mostyn Street, Castlemaine.
Entry to the Market Art Summer Exhibition is free and the exhibition features photography, jewellery, painting, sculpture, glassware and more. All works are for sale. The exhibition runs until Sunday February 24. As home to the Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre, the Market Building hosts a wide range of local gifts and items for sale such as tea towels, cards and historical books. It is open every day (except Christmas Day) from 9am to 5pm.

What’s on at the Theatre Royal
Feb 15 – Feb 22 all-day

The Theatre Royal in Castlemaine is currently showing the following movies: Loro, Vice, Kusama: Infinity, The Favourite, Shoplifters, Can You Ever Forgive Me? Cold War and Mary, Queen of Scots. Upcoming movies are Green Book and The Mule. Upcoming gigs include: The Flea Market on Sunday February 17 at 10am and The Beats on Thursday February 21. Details at or call 5472 1196.

Climate Flags project launch
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

The official launch of the Climate Flags project will be held in the Castlemaine Library foyer from 11am-2pm. The purpose of the project is to use the flags to instigate action on climate change, appealing to both politicians. The flags created by the group will be raised at various events, including election day.
At the official lunch on Saturday the flags will be there for decorating. There will also be music, finger food and some short speeches.

Ecobrick workshop
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Castlemaine CWA will run an ecobrick workshop at the Ray Bradfield Rooms in Castlemaine on Sunday February 24 from 10am – 2pm. The workshop provides and opportunity to reuse plastic bottles and soft plastics to make modules which become furniture. Bring along eight 600ml plastic bottles with lids, plus about two kilograms of soft plastic and a wooden spoon to push the plastic into the bottle. All plastic must be clean and dry. Hosted by Jane Dunstan: 0411 271 204 or 0488 245 544, or find the event on Facebook. Entry by $5 donation.

Repair it!
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The first Repair Cafe for 2019 will be on the last Sunday in February in a new venue, Castlemaine Town Hall. Take along broken household appliances, sewing, darning, picture frames, furniture, knives to be sharpened etc. Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be available, all for a small donation. The Repair Cafe will run from 10am-1pm. New repairers and helpers always welcome. Further info: Chris 5470 5508 or Facebook: Castlemaine Repair Cafe.

High tea at Buda
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm

Buda Historic Home and Garden will host its first Sunday Arts and High Tea for the year on Sunday February 24 from 2pm.
Treat yourself to sparkling wine on arrival, followed by a High Tea, savouries and sweets served to your table, leaf tea and brewed coffee. There will also be an optional tour of the house and garden. The guest performer is piano accordionist, Rowan Blackmore, who will carry you away to with his French musette and Macedonian folk repertoire -a perfect way to spend a pleasurable summer Sunday afternoon. Book early to avoid disappointment online via or by phoning 5472 1032. Buda Historic Home and Garden is located at 42 Hunter Street, Castlemaine.

CAM conversation
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

You’re invited to the first Friends of Castlemaine Art Gallery Inc Cam Conversation event for 2019. This Cam conversation will present the accomplished local artist Helen Bodycomb in ‘The Material and the Immaterial’ on Sunday February 24 at the Castlemaine Art Museum from 3pm-5pm. Helen will provide an illustrated presentation about the contemporary practice of mosaic, drawing on her current PhD research project. Drinks and snacks will be served. Come along and help support CAM. Cost to attend is $25 for Friends of CAM, $30 for CAM members on $35 for non members. All welcome. Book by Friday February 22 to secure your spot. Contact: Jennifer Taylor – or 0400 156 021.

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