Previous Events

  • MICHAEL LEUNIG (Saturday)
    Mar 06, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    37 James St, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Australia's best-loved cartoonist Michael Leunig comes to Blarney for this intimate chat with his audience!
  • MICHAEL LEUNIG (Sunday)
    Mar 07, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Australia's best-loved cartoonist Michael Leunig comes to Blarney for this exclusive chat on the Blarney stage! (NB: THIS IS A SECOND AND SEPARATE EVENT TO THE FULLY BOOKED SATURDAY EVENT.)
  • Richard Weatherly - A Brush with Birds
    Mar 27, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Celebrate the production of this sumptuous book of birds by one of Australia's best wildlife artists, Richard Weatherly.
  • TBD
    The Burning Island by Jock Serong LOCAL LAUNCH
    Time is TBD
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Jock Serong is set to release his fifth novel this September, and - Covid-willing - we are proud to host his local launch. Date & time to be confirmed. Stay tuned!
  • TBD
    The Tolstoy Estate by Steven Conte LOCAL LAUNCH
    Time is TBD
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    In September, we are proud to host the local launch of Steven Conte's long-awaited second novel, The Tolstoy Estate! Details to be confirmed. Stay tuned!
  • Brendan Ryan - Walk Like a Cow
    Feb 06, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Brendan will be launching his memoir, Walk Like a Cow - to be hosted by notable Port Fairy author, Jock Serong.
  • Dr Paul Carter
    Jan 22, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Regional Victoria doctor and author Paul Carter returns with the third instalment in his popular "Tales of a Country Doctor" series!
  • Margaret Hickey
    Jan 09, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Margaret Hickey in conversation about her new book, Rural Dreams. Margaret Hickey writes about people who yearn to be better, people who love life and land and a people whose capacity for hope has been described as funny and heartbreaking and true.
  • Can You Believe It? Live Podcast recording!
    Apr 25, 2020, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Join Matt "Doc" Neal, Brady Jones, and The Colonel to (hopefully) laugh along as they record an episode for Season 2 of their hugely popular podcast!
  • Andrew Wear in Conversation
    Apr 05, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    An inspirational event where we consider solutions for social change, with the author of the highly acclaimed 'Solved'.
  • Book Launch : Jeff Lang
    Mar 08, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    A Port Fairy Folk Festival Village Program event - celebrating the release of Jeff Lang's book, 'Some Memories Never Die'. Hosted by Nick Charles.
  • Grace Petrie in conversation
    Mar 08, 2020, 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    A Port Fairy Folk Festival Village Program event. Come along to hear UK folk singer/songwriter Grace Petrie in conversation with Dobe Newton.
  • William Crighton in conversation
    Mar 08, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    A Port Fairy Folk Festival Village Program event. Come along to hear songwriter and musician William Crighton discuss all things music with Dobe Newton.
  • Meet the Artist : Brett Clarke
    Mar 07, 2020, 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    A Port Fairy Folk Festival Village Program event. Meet Brett Clarke, an Indigenous artist from the Kirrae Whurrong tribe in Western Victoria.
  • Poetry Workshop with Bob Jensen
    Mar 07, 2020, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    A Port Fairy Folk Festival Village Program event. Canadian poet and spoken word performer Bob Jensen offers a short introduction to his works.
  • Meet the Artist : Craig Smith
    Mar 07, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    A Port Fairy Folk Festival Village Program event. Meet Craig Smith, the illustrator of the Mick Thomas song, 'The Lonely Goth', as he discusses the process behind the artwork.
  • The Magic of Children's Literature
    Mar 07, 2020, 11:30 AM – 11:35 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    A Port Fairy Folk Festival Village Program event featuring Craig Smith, Diane Jackson Hill and Stephen Whiteside. Hosted by Jim Haynes.
  • Thriller writer JP Pomare in Conversation
    Feb 27, 2020, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    'In the Clearing' is a thriller inspired by Anne Hamilton-Byrne and The Family. JP Pomare will discuss the whys and hows of writing this novel in a very special event at Blarney. Hosted by Jock Serong.
  • A Conversation with Stephanie Parkyn
    Feb 08, 2020, 5:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Author of the hugely successful, Into The World, returns to Port Fairy to talk about her latest novel, 'Josephine's Garden'.
  • Thought Club - February
    Feb 02, 2020, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    An open discussion for Thought Club this month! $10 includes refreshments.
  • OPEN MIC EVENT - Poetry & Spoken Word
    Jan 11, 2020, 5:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Hosted by poets, Ray Liversidge and Peter Bakowski, you are invited to dust off your words and take to the Blarney stage!
  • Rob McDonald and Maya Linnell
    Jan 10, 2020, 5:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Author Maya Linnell will be talking to the author of the very funny quirky & camp crime novel, The Nancys, Rob McDonald!
  • Workshop: Making Your Mark with Peta Lloyd
    Dec 08, 2019, 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    'Making Your Mark' is a workshop exploring the joy of experimental mark making using non-traditional and traditional mark making tools.
  • BIBLIO ART PRIZE 2019 EXHIBITION LAUNCH
    Dec 07, 2019, 7:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Come and celebrate the opening of our annual book related art exhibition - the Biblio Art Prize! Prizes awarded on the night! Guest judges for 2019 are Queensland artist Peta Lloyd (previous Grand Prize winner), and Tamsien West of Instagram sensation, Babbling Books.
  • Book Talk: 'Bewildered' by Laura Waters
    Nov 09, 2019, 10:00 AM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Brought to us by the Port Fairy Adventure Film Festival, come and hear what it takes to leave everything behind and break out of your comfort zone!
  • Book Talk - Robert Gott & Jock Serong
    Oct 17, 2019, 7:30 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Robert Gott has just dropped the final instalment in his 'Holiday Murders' trilogy, and he'll return to the scene of the crime - Port Fairy - to talk about it with local author Jock Serong.
  • Spring Music Festival Presents: Paul Kildea
    Oct 13, 2019, 12:45 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Author of 'Chopin's Piano - a Path through the Romantic Century' Paul Kildea will be in conversation with Monica Curro, MSO member, and one of the two Spring Music Festival Directors! (Same event, Saturday & Sunday - you won't miss out!)
  • Spring Music Festival Presents: Paul Kildea
    Oct 12, 2019, 12:45 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Author of 'Chopin's Piano - a Path through the Romantic Century' Paul Kildea will be in conversation with Monica Curro, MSO member, and one of the two Spring Music Festival Directors!
  • Thought Club
    Oct 06, 2019, 4:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    October Topic: How can we affect positive change in our communities?
  • Launch: Windcatcher by Diane Jackson Hill, illustrated by Craig Smith
    Oct 04, 2019, 6:30 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Celebrate the new release from the author who brought us 'Chooks in Dinner Suits' and 'Baby Band'.
  • Creative Journaling Workshop with Tamsien West
    Sep 21, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Unlock your creativity through the practice of journaling and be guided and inspired by Instagram sensation Tamsien, of Babbling Books!
  • AP D'Antonio in concert
    Sep 12, 2019, 7:30 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Come to a one-off intimate show with AP D'Antonio, the modern day Bob Dylan. Bookings essential.
  • Creative Industries Strategy - Books & Writing Session
    Sep 10, 2019, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Regional Arts Victoria, Writers Victoria and partners in the Great South Coast invite you to attend a special session targeting books and writing which will inform the development of a Creative Industries Strategy for the Great South Coast.
  • Book Talk : About a Girl by Rebekah Robertson
    Sep 09, 2019, 7:30 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    A mother's powerful story of raising her transgender child, Georgie Stone.
  • Thought Club
    Sep 08, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    September topic : How can we find meaning and purpose outside of our work?
  • Exhibition Launch - Omnium Gatherum
    Aug 29, 2019, 6:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Queensland artists Peta Lloyd and Nanette Balchin bring their intricate handmade artist books all the way to Port Fairy for this one-off exhibition! Please join us in making them welcome at their launch!
  • Thought Club (August)
    Aug 11, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Join us in our monthly discussion. Wine & nibbles included. $10 pp.
  • Love Your Bookshop Day
    Aug 10, 2019, 2:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Love your Bookshop and we'll love you right back! Come in for discounts, cake, champagne, and prizes!
  • Talking Stories with Jackie Kerin
    Aug 03, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Jackie Kerin is a storyteller in the traditional sense of the word. In Talking Stories she will share with you some of her favourites and how she uses her skill to raise awareness for migratory shore birds and landscape. Suitable for ages 16+. $10pp.
  • A Blarney of Poetry
    Jul 27, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Join poets Ray Liversidge and Earl Livings for an open mic event. Poets and spoken word artists encouraged to participate.
  • Thought Club (July)
    Jul 07, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    The theme for the July gathering is "How can we foster deeper compassion for ourselves and others?"
  • Acting in Character
    Jul 03, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Join Keelan Mast on the Blarney stage for some holiday fun!
  • Women to the Front: Author Talk
    Jun 22, 2019, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Hear authors Heather Sheard and Ruth Lee discuss their new book about the extraordinary Australian women doctors of the Great War.
  • Nature Talk
    Jun 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Three Wise Men - a photographer, Chris Farrell, a songwriter, Shane Howard, and an ecologist, Dr Lachlan Farrington, walk onto a beach ... fascinating nature talk (and song) by three of our most passionate environmental experts. (More info under 'Register' link.)
  • Maya Linnell launches 'Wildflower Ridge', with Matt Neal.
    Jun 15, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Come and listen to Maya talk with journalist Matt Neal about her debut novel, 'Wildflower Ridge'.
  • Philomena Manifold talks Landscape
    Jun 14, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Author of 'Written in Stone: reading the rocks of Great Ocean Road' will appear at Blarney to discuss the challenges of compiling this beautiful volume on our local landscape.
  • "May the Road Rise Up" Rosemary Jenkinson
    Jun 02, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Meet the playwright in a Q&A with Rosemary Jenkinson
  • THOUGHT CLUB
    May 26, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    This month's topic is "How can we grow nurturing communities?" Particularly topical, after the election results...
  • Thought Club
    May 05, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    How can we overcome shame?
  • Meta More Faces Exhibition Launch
    Apr 24, 2019, 7:30 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Come along to the launch of a photographic exhibition which covers 73 years - Face to Face with Paul Bucci! Followed at 8.30 with Nino Bucci, who will be discussing his true crime book, 'The Stoccos'. To be MC'd by Woody Bucci. All welcome. Refreshments supplied.
  • Pamela Irving & Benjamin Lindner
    Apr 20, 2019, 7:30 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    A conversation between Pamela Irving and Benjamin Lindner about their work based on Australia's 'accidental anthem', Waltzing Matilda.
  • Toni Jordan in conversation with Matt Neal.
    Apr 19, 2019, 5:30 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Join us for a conversation with award-winning author Toni Jordan, about her latest book 'The Fragments'.
  • Theatre Skills Workshop
    Apr 17, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    For ages 10+. Drama expert Keelan Mast will give kids the skills to have confidence on and off the stage! Great school holiday activity. $15 pp.
  • Edible Books Competition / Afternoon Tea
    Apr 13, 2019, 4:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Join us for the 4th annual edible books afternoon at Blarney! Free for those who bring their book themed edibles. Gold coin donation for those who want to partake in the fun!
  • 4th Annual Edible Books Competition!
    Apr 13, 2019, 4:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Cook up something inspired by a favourite book and bring it along for a fun afternoon tea! Prizes & drinks supplied by us!
  • BOOK READING: D.A.A.S.: THEIR PART IN MY DOWNFALL
    Mar 10, 2019, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Paul Livingstone (aka Flacco) reveals all! Free event. Brought to us by the Port Fairy Folk Festival.
  • Waltzing Matilda - Australia's Accidental Anthem
    Mar 10, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Join W Benjamin Lindner in this fascinating journey as he explores the how, why, when and where Australia’s accidental anthem came to be composed. Free event. Brought to us by the Port Fairy Folk Festival.
  • Pamela Irving Exhibition Launch
    Mar 10, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    For the first time, iconic Melbourne artist Pamela Irving is bringing an exhibition to Port Fairy. Titled 'YOLO Man Waltzes Matilda', Pamela has created a visual response to partner W Benjamin Lindner's book, "Waltzing Matilda: Australia's Accidental Anthem".
  • Book Launch: Bloody Mary - My Story
    Mar 09, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Paul Petran will introduce Ireland's Mary Coughlan at this launch of her life story. Free event. Brought to us by the Port Fairy Folk Festival.
  • Book Launch: Man out of Time
    Mar 09, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    To celebrate the release of 'Man Out of Time', a memoir (and CD) about his musical life, Broderick Smith will be in conversation with Jeremy Lee. Free event. Brought to us by the Port Fairy Folk Festival.
  • MICK THOMAS: Words & Music
    Mar 09, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Words and music from the voice behind Weddings Parties Anything, and of course now Mick Thomas & the Roving Commission!
  • Book Reading: Baby Band
    Mar 09, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Author Diane Jackson Hill is going to read from her latest book, Baby Band, a musical picture book for young readers! (Free Event) Brought to us by the Port Fairy Folk Festival.
  • In Conversation with Blaise Van Hecke
    Feb 28, 2019, 7:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Writer & publisher Blaise Van Hecke will talk about her new book, The Road to Tralfamador is Bathed in River Water, and her experience of life in a commune in the '70s.
  • Dr Jodie Fleming & Matt Neal
    Feb 23, 2019, 7:30 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    In an intimate setting, Matt Neal will lead a discussion with Dr Jodie Fleming about her memoir, 'A Hole in My Genes' - when the professional becomes personal.
  • Special Event: Graeme Simsion at L'Edera Restaurant
    Feb 16, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    L'Edera, 20 Bank St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Blarney Books & Art presents an evening with Graeme Simsion - author of smash hit 'The Rosie Project' at L'Edera Restaurant, for the new release of The Rosie Result! Bookings absolutely essential. Limited to 50 places.
  • Music: Lachlan Bryan and Hannah Aldridge
    Jan 31, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Australian alt-folk singer Lachlan Bryan teams up with American Hannah Aldridge for a night of musical storytelling. $20 ph. Tickets essential.
  • Music: Tennyson King
    Jan 23, 2019, 8:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Canadian singer/songwriter Tennyson King brings his raw, gritty, and organic sound to Blarney Books & Art!
  • Author Talk - JP Pomare (Free event)
    Jan 05, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    JP Pomare, debut author of the New Zealand based thriller Call Me Evie, and 'On Writing' podcaster, in conversation with author/journalist Matt Neal.
  • Exhibition Launch: Curiouser & Curiouser!
    Dec 15, 2018, 5:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Studio 10 Artists reimagine 'Alice in Wonderland'.
  • Book Launch - Australia's Birdwatching Megaspots
    Dec 13, 2018, 7:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Join Chris Farrell in this local launch of a fascinating birding book, where Port Fairy is documented as one of the best Pelagic locations in Australia! Accomodation providers around Killarney and Port Fairy are also featured. To be introduced by Shane Howard.
  • Live Music: Victoriana Gaye
    Dec 07, 2018, 8:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Join us in welcoming dynamic music duo, Jeff Raglus and Vicky Gaye, to Blarney Books & Art!
  • Workshop: Overcoming Self-Doubt & Procrastination
    Nov 24, 2018, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Having trouble getting onto those creative projects? Want some tools to give you the confidence to tackle them?
  • What to Expect When You're Expecting a Novel
    Nov 23, 2018, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    37 James St, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Join writers Annabel Smith and Jane Rawson as they discuss the pitfalls and pleasures that debut authors face, many of them completely unexpected or misunderstood.
  • Book Launch: 'Preservation' by Jock Serong
    Nov 10, 2018, 7:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Local master storyteller Jock Serong is back with his fourth novel! This is a special Port Fairy launch event to break the bubbly over the bow of 'Preservation' as she sails into the world!
  • BIBLIO ART PRIZE AWARDS & LAUNCH NIGHT!
    Nov 03, 2018, 7:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Now in its 10th year, this year's Biblio has some fabulous surprises! Guest judges for the Grand Prize Winners are Justine Hyde (Director, State Library Victoria) and Vanessa Gerrans (Director, Warrnambool Art Gallery).
  • Music - Gretta Ziller & Lachlan Bryan
    Oct 12, 2018, 7:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    House concert with two of Australia's most outstanding singer/songwriters.
  • Book Launch: Port Fairy - A Likely Story!
    Sep 28, 2018, 4:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    As part of Port Fairy's first ever Vintage Weekend, we will be launching 'Port Fairy - A Likely Story!' by Leonie Needham.
  • Writing for Real - Demet Divaroren
    Sep 15, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Port Fairy Community House, Railway Place, Port Fairy
    This writing workshop is an interactive and supportive space to explore the elements of memoir writing: how to turn memories into stories, finding your story’s shape, voice and purpose, and the elements of story that help bring your memoir to life.
  • Demet Divaroren on Writing
    Sep 14, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Join Premier’s Literary Award winner Demet Divaroren in this intimate conversation at Blarney Books & Art. Wine and nibbles provided. Please book via the Writers Victoria website (link below).
  • IRISH SUNDAY SONGS: GALLIE
    Sep 02, 2018, 3:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Gallie has played a couple of sold out shows here before, this time Tristan Courtney will be joining him on double bass. An afternoon not to missed.
  • LOVE YOUR BOOKSHOP DAY
    Aug 11, 2018, 7:00 PM
    37 James St, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Please join us for afternoon tea! Free scones, tea, coffee & champagne! Show us your love for our bookshop (through letters, cards, cakes or other tokens) - the sweetest demonstration wins a book voucher!
  • Bruce Pascoe & Vicky Shukuroglou
    Aug 01, 2018, 7:30 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Rewriting history: an intimate conversation about Indigenous landcare, agriculture and farming practices.
  • Launch of 'Wallaby in the Garden'
    Jul 14, 2018, 4:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    A beautiful new children's book by local author, Ganga Powell.
  • BAD DIARIES SALON
    Jul 07, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Star-studded cast of local & Melbourne authors gather together to read from their old diaries to the theme of 'Deleted'. A light-hearted, fun look at the writing process, from behind the scenes. Buy tickets from www.portfairywinterweekends.com.au.
  • Brendan Ryan - Poet
    Apr 14, 2018, 4:00 PM
    37 James St, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    A chance to hear and meet one of Victoria's best-known regional poets.
  • Creativity Within Chaos
    Mar 17, 2018, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Author of 'Motherhood & Creativity' Rachel Power, joins Hamilton artist Jasmine Mansbridge, at Blarney to show creatives how to create from within the chaos of family life. This session will give you ideas, inspiration and tips on how to squeeze more art in. (Not just for mothers!)
  • Meridith McKinnon in conversation with Anne Gleeson
    Mar 15, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Enjoy a relaxed evening conversation with two regional writers, as they engage with questions of creativity, readership and the work of being a writer.
  • Re-launch: Pharlap the Wonder Horse
    Mar 11, 2018, 3:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Re-launch of a book about the best-loved horse in Australia.
  • Viragos of Verse
    Mar 11, 2018, 1:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Join Melanie Hall & Suzie Carcery, from Lightning Ridge, in a wonderful homage to women of verse!
  • Book Launch - Chooks in Dinner Suits
    Mar 11, 2018, 11:00 AM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    A relaunch of this popular book about how a canine came to the rescue for a colony of fairy penguins.
  • Geoffrey Robertson appearance
    Mar 10, 2018, 6:00 PM
    37 James St, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Geoffrey Robertson, human rights barrister, academic, author and broadcaster, will appear at Blarney Books & Art for a book signing!
  • Jim Haynes - Book Launch!
    Mar 10, 2018, 3:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Well-known storyteller Jim Haynes returns with a new book, 'Great Australian Scams, Cons & Rorts: a book of dodgy schemes and crazy dreams from the bush to the city.'
  • Fiona Kershaw
    Mar 10, 2018, 1:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Fiona Kershaw brings her music to Blarney once again as a part of the Port Fairy Folk Festival village program! Free event!
  • Victoriana Gaye
    Mar 10, 2018, 11:00 AM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Victoriana Gaye describe their sound as a combination of psych-folk with new wave pop, but performed in a singer songwriter style. The couple play a mix of acoustic and electric guitars, trumpet, harmonica and take it in turns to sing lead or harmony.
  • Girl Gangs, Biker Boys & Real Cool Cats
    Feb 24, 2018, 5:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Noir raconteur Andrew Nette will be in conversation with local author Jock Serong, discussing Andrew's latest book and his obsession with pulp fiction!
  • Author Visit - Stephanie Bishop
    Feb 10, 2018, 4:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    'Into the World' by Stephanie Bishop is making waves in the publishing world! Come and hear Stephanie talk about her journey in writing this novel.
  • Celebrated author/artist Gabrielle Wang presents:
    Jan 21, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Let's Talk Beasts & Books! Writing & Illustration workshop for children. (8-12 yo). Includes a copy of "The Beast of Hushing Wood".
  • Cool & Classical Series
    Jan 20, 2018, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Relax and be entertained by local musicians: Chris Philpot (Violin), Mark Weise (Cello), Julie McErlain (Piano). $15. Family friendly. Drinks available at bar prices.
  • Celebrated Australian author/artist Gabrielle Wang presents:
    Jan 20, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Beginners' Chinese Painting Workshop for adults (15 - 100+ yo). Learn the philosophy and techniques of Chinese brush painting. All painting materials supplied. Bookings essential.
  • Celebrated Australian author/artist Gabrielle Wang Presents
    Jan 20, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Chinese Painting Workshop for Kids (8-14yo). Learn the philosophy and techniques of Chinese brush painting. All painting materials supplied. Bookings essential.
  • Crafty Kids Art Class with Izzy MacKirdy (Ages 10-12)
    Jan 18, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    These are interactive classes designed to inspire young artists to focus on their artistic skills and techniques.
  • Crafty Kids Art Class (Ages 6-9)
    Jan 18, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Artist Izzy McKirdy art class: designed to inspire young artists to focus on their artistic skills and techniques.
  • Cool & Classical Series
    Jan 13, 2018, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Relax and be entertained by local musicians: Laura Thompson (Flute) and Julie McErlain (Piano). $15. Family friendly. Drinks available at bar prices.
  • Meet the Poets: EA Gleeson & Ray Liversidge
    Jan 06, 2018, 4:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    (Free Event)
  • Music: Launch 'Sleeptalking', Nancie Schipper
    Dec 09, 2017, 6:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Intimate show at Blarney Books & Art from 6pm with special guest Ben Starkie. Tickets on sale now!
  • Ghost Stories Art Exhibition Launch
    Dec 02, 2017, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    You are invited to the opening of an art exhibition featuring works from some of the region's best-loved artists! These works form a large part of the Moyne-shire-funded publication, Port Fairy Ghost Stories. Runs until the end of January 2018. Free event. All welcome! (Cover logo by Liz Gannon.)
  • Music: Fiona Kershaw's Freedom Tour
    Nov 25, 2017, 8:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Fiona Kershaw kicking off her Freedom Album Tour, with special guest Ishor Gurung! Wine available. $15 ticket .
  • Poetry Workshop
    Nov 12, 2017, 2:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    A poetry workshop designed to give you confidence to create. Presented by Australian poet, Paul Dunell. In an effort to keep this accessible to everyone, we are suggesting a gold coin as a workshop fee. Bookings would be really useful!
  • Book Launch: Bay of Martyrs
    Nov 11, 2017, 3:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Matt Neal is a man of many written words. Born and raised in south-west Victoria, he wrote for The Warrnambool Standard for 17 years. Join us in launching his first book, Bay of Martyrs, co-written with Tony Black - who Irvine Welsh called his β€œfavourite British crime writer”!
  • Book Launch - On the Java Ridge by Jock Serong
    Aug 19, 2017, 7:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
  • The Bruce Campbell Collective
    Aug 12, 2017, 7:30 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    The Bruce Campbell Collective perform from 7.00pm (see attached flyer), with drinks available at bar prices.
  • Bookshops are an unnecessary indulgence!
    Aug 12, 2017, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Debate between local authors Paul Burman, Tracie Griffith, Steven Conte & Matt Neal, with guest moderator, Gareth Colliton.
  • Love your Book Shop Day!
    Aug 12, 2017, 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Celebrate with us - we've been here for over 12 years now, and we love this community! All book purchasers go into a draw for the big book hamper. Free snacks and champagne between 12pm and 4pm. Events throughout the day.
  • Music: From Spain and South America
    Jul 22, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    An hour of fine music presented by Laura Thompson (flute) & Julie McErlain (piano).
  • Nigel Wearne
    Jun 25, 2017, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Presents an intimate afternoon of storytelling through song. Equipped with personally handcrafted guitars, Nigel Wearne melds finger-style guitar, clawhammer banjo, folk and honest storytelling.
  • Biblio-Art 2017 Opening Night
    Jun 10, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Biblio-Art Award opening night and prize announcements. Included in this year's Biblio event, we are proud to host the launch of local author Paul Burman's book, 'night-night, sleep tight' and his publishing company windeye. The biggest night in Port Fairy, come and see what the fuss is about!
  • Kristin Rule, Bicycle-Touring Cellist!
    May 20, 2017, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Share in a passionately visceral performance by cellist / composer / live-looper Kristin Rule. Be mesmerised by the sensory delights of exquisitely woven cello layers, stunning imagery and sublime melodies. Immerse yourself in a deeply moving and holistic expererience.
  • Community Film: Guarding the Galilee
    May 16, 2017, 8:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Presented by Michael Caton & made by an award-winning documentary team, 'Guarding the Galilee' is a 30-minute doco on the battle to stop the biggest coal mine in Australian history, Adani's Carmichael Project. After the film, stay for a cuppa, a light supper (you are welcome to bring a plate to shar
  • Dog Trumpet
    Mar 11, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Part of the Port Fairy Folk Festival 2017 program. Reg Mombasa and Peter O'Doherty.
  • An Gabhain - Stars of the Lake School
    Mar 11, 2017, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Part of the Port Fairy Folk Festival 2017 program.
  • Jim Haynes Book Launch
    Mar 11, 2017, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Part of the Port Fairy Folk Festival 2017 program.
  • Alissa Duke - Exhibition
    Feb 28, 2017, 11:00 AM – Mar 05, 2017, 6:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    An exhibition of illustrations in books.
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