This year Buda is presenting a special exhibition of Australian Arts and Crafts jewellery and decorative arts ‘Pursuits of Passion and Principle’ to complement the existing collection of original artworks and ornamental pieces in the house and garden belonging to the Leviny family.
The Arts and Crafts Movement, begun by William Morris in Britain in the late 1800s, greatly influenced the Leviny daughters who lived at Buda. Their passion to decorate the family home with items both ‘beautiful and useful’ is still a feature of the house interior today.
Book your house tour online via budacastlemaine.org or by phoning 5472 1032. Buda Historic Home and Garden is located at 42 Hunter Street, Castlemaine.
The spectacular gardens of Mica Grange are set to open for its autumn sculpture and garden art exhibition.
Mica Grange will be open each weekend from Saturday April 6 to Sunday May 5, as well as Eater Monday and Tuesday. Group bookings are available during the week.
The exhibition brings together the work of 16 sculptors and over 50 exhibits plus a wide range of garden art. There will also be a wide range of plants for sale and delicious preserves from the orchard and vegetable garden. You can also enjoy morning tea, lunch or afternoon tea served on the decking with its panoramic views across the Sutton Grange valley. Entry is $6 (children free).
Mica Grange is located at 373 Faraday Sutton Grange Road, Sutton Grange. For group bookings call 5474 8262 or 0499897242, email email@example.com or visit www.micagrange.com.au.
The Theatre Royal is currently showing the following films: Stan & Ollie, If Beale Street Could Talk, Everybody Knows, Swimming With Men, Sometimes Always Never and Hotel Mumbai. They Shall Not Grow Old will show on April 25 as a special RSL fundraiser. Crybaby sessions specifically for parents and bubs are held every Tuesday at 11.30am. Upcoming gigs include Gordon Koang, Amadou Suso and Allysha Joy on Saturday April 20 and the FNL Pride Cup after party on Saturday April 27. Details at www.theatreroyalcastlemaine.com.au or call 5472 1196.
Join the Castlemaine, Kyneton and Eaglehawk football netball clubs for a blockbuster day of football, netball and activities and celebrate diversity and inclusion in sport at the FNL pride cup at Camp Reserve in Castlemaine on Saturday April 27 from 11am. This event is part of the Bendigo Pride Festival. For details find the event on Facebook.
Castlemaine CWA are holding a Buy, Swap and Sell Adult clothing fundraising event at the Ray Bradfield rooms on Sunday April 28 from 10am – 2pm. Revamping advice will also be available and donations to the Castlemaine CWA will also be accepted. Light refreshments will be served. For details call 0488245544 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join in a celebration of diversity and equality for all ages at the Castlemaine pride picnic in the park at the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens on Sunday April 28 from 11am -5pm. Entertainment will be on show all day, with food, beer and wine available or you can bring your own. This free event is the closing event for the Bendigo Pride Festival.