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BIBLIO ART PRIZE AWARDS & LAUNCH NIGHT!
Sat, Nov 03
Blarney Books and Art
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).
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Music - Gretta Ziller & Lachlan Bryan
Fri, Oct 12
Blarney Books and Art
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.
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Book Launch: Port Fairy - A Likely Story!
Fri, Sep 28
Blarney Books and Art
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.
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Writing for Real - Demet Divaroren
Sat, Sep 15
Port Fairy Community House
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.
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Demet Divaroren on Writing
Fri, Sep 14
Blarney Books and Art
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).
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IRISH SUNDAY SONGS: GALLIE
Sun, Sep 02
Blarney Books and Art
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.
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LOVE YOUR BOOKSHOP DAY
Sat, Aug 11
37 James St
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!
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Bruce Pascoe & Vicky Shukuroglou
Wed, Aug 01
Blarney Books and Art
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.
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Launch of 'Wallaby in the Garden'
Sat, Jul 14
Blarney Books and Art
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.
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BAD DIARIES SALON
Sat, Jul 07
Blarney Books and Art
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.
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Brendan Ryan - Poet
Sat, Apr 14
37 James St
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.
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Creativity Within Chaos
Sat, Mar 17
Blarney Books and Art
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!)
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Meridith McKinnon in conversation with Anne Gleeson
Thu, Mar 15
Blarney Books and Art
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.
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Re-launch: Pharlap the Wonder Horse
Sun, Mar 11
Blarney Books and Art
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.
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Viragos of Verse
Sun, Mar 11
Blarney Books and Art
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!
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Book Launch - Chooks in Dinner Suits
Sun, Mar 11
Blarney Books and Art
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.
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Geoffrey Robertson appearance
Sat, Mar 10
37 James St
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!
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Jim Haynes - Book Launch!
Sat, Mar 10
Blarney Books and Art
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.'
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Fiona Kershaw
Sat, Mar 10
Blarney Books and Art
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!
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Victoriana Gaye
Sat, Mar 10
Blarney Books and Art
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.
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Girl Gangs, Biker Boys & Real Cool Cats
Sat, Feb 24
Blarney Books and Art
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!
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Author Visit - Stephanie Bishop
Sat, Feb 10
Blarney Books and Art
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.
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Celebrated author/artist Gabrielle Wang presents:
Sun, Jan 21
Blarney Books and Art
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".
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Celebrated Australian author/artist Gabrielle Wang presents:
Sat, Jan 20
Blarney Books and Art
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.
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Celebrated Australian author/artist Gabrielle Wang Presents
Sat, Jan 20
Blarney Books and Art
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.
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Meet the Poets: EA Gleeson & Ray Liversidge
Sat, Jan 06
Blarney Books and Art
Jan 06, 2018, 4:00 PM
Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
(Free Event)
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Music: Launch 'Sleeptalking', Nancie Schipper
Sat, Dec 09
Blarney Books and Art
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!
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Music: Fiona Kershaw's Freedom Tour
Sat, Nov 25
Blarney Books and Art
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 .
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Poetry Workshop
Sun, Nov 12
Blarney Books and Art
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!
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Book Launch: Bay of Martyrs
Sat, Nov 11
Blarney Books and Art
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 “favourite British crime writer”!
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Book Launch - On the Java Ridge by Jock Serong
Sat, Aug 19
Blarney Books and Art
Aug 19, 2017, 7:00 PM
Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
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The Bruce Campbell Collective
Sat, Aug 12
Blarney Books and Art
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.
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Bookshops are an unnecessary indulgence!
Sat, Aug 12
Blarney Books and Art
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.
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Nigel Wearne
Sun, Jun 25
Blarney Books and Art
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.
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Biblio-Art 2017 Opening Night
Sat, Jun 10
Blarney Books and Art
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!
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Kristin Rule, Bicycle-Touring Cellist!
Sat, May 20
Blarney Books and Art
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.
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Community Film: Guarding the Galilee
Tue, May 16
Blarney Books and Art
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
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Dog Trumpet
Sat, Mar 11
Blarney Books and Art
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.
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An Gabhain - Stars of the Lake School
Sat, Mar 11
Blarney Books and Art
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.
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Jim Haynes Book Launch
Sat, Mar 11
Blarney Books and Art
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.
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Alissa Duke - Exhibition
Tue, Feb 28
Blarney Books and Art
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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