2013 November

On the Golden Couch with Travis Price

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Whilst panning the BallaFornian shores for the finest in local golden humans, I have discovered a rich vein of fabulous folk! This is the first in a series of chats with Ballarat’s, and surrounding areas, best and brightest peeps…

Our inaugural BallaFornian to be grilled on the Golden Couch, first came to my attention when I was perusing the products of the Doveton Street Purveyors of fine Children’s clothes and toys, Pencilmark Lane. Read More

FU 2013 EYE (End of Year Exhibition)

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On this windy, showery night, 65  fine art and graphic design final year students from the wonderfully renamed F.U., will be displaying their sweet fruits of arty labour.

The work ranges from digital works, ceramics and photography to drawing, print-making, painting and graphic design.

Many of the works will be available for sale, so now is the time to invest in some rising art star while they are cheap!

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Roller Derby bashing into Ararat

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Roller Derby
BallaFornia’s own Rat Pack will soon be singing a song of victory when they bring the first roller derby game to the Wimmera.

The Ararat Council recently asked the Ballarat Roller Derby League  to dip their wheeled toes into the rural city’s waters to test our country cousin’s Derby-lust.

The Rat Pack were more than happy to oblige, and, in partnership with the Council and the Grampians YMCA, they are inviting the Wimmera community to go and see what Australia’s fastest growing sport is all about.

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I ain’t afraid of no ghosts

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Australian Paranormal Society
It is time to don your overalls, stuff your Walkman full of some pumpin’ Ray Parker Jr tunes, and ensure your proton streams don’t cross. Why? Because there are ghosts to be found at the Eastern Station Hotel!

The Australian Paranormal Society will be holding an overnight investigation at Australia’s most haunted hotel. You will get to experience what it’s like to be involved in a paranormal investigation, use the equipment and learn about the field from some very experienced investigators.

I can’t say that I really believe in ghosts, but I do believe that at the very least you will find spirits behind the bar!

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Ballarat By The Glass

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Ballarat WineI write this while a cheeky glass of Mitchell Harris’ Rosé seductively beckons me with its potent plop of oak and strawberry. Conjured from plump local Pyrenees fruit, it’s a perfect drop to celebrate the end of another long BallaFornian winter, and is a stupendous  introduction to the glorious nectar that drips from the heavenly vines around here.

I’m happy to report that it won’t be the only locally-crafted glass of yum that I will be enjoying responsibly this month, because during November BallaForninan restaurants, pubs, cafes and bars will be putting on a spread of the finest Ballarat wines and food.

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