Museum Undone – 4 TO 27 June

Museum UNDONE is a playful encounter with the Kyneton Museum, engaging with history and its gaps. It has been created by cross-disciplinary artists and Metanoia Theatre and is an immersive and interactive journey through collective possibilities for an imagined future. Museum UNDONE asks us to consider what the impact of the past is on the present? What are the stories we tell about ourselves? How do we want to be remembered in the future when we are history?

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Castlemaine Jazz Festival – 11 to 13 June

The Castlemaine Jazz Festival weekend aims to promote the performance and appreciation of jazz in all its forms, offering a wide range of styles played by emerging and experienced musicians. This year’s festival may be smaller and in a slightly different format, but the Castlemaine Jazz Festival is committed to bringing you a whole weekend of jazz even in these uncertain times.

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Woodend Winter ARTS Festival – 11 to 14 June, 11 July and 8 August

Enjoy the arts and winter in the Macedon Ranges. Take a break from the city and visit Woodend this winter for a reimagined festival and additional festival event days during the season. The festival will include salon style concerts in intimate venues all within walking distance of Woodend’s High Street. With 3 local exhibitions included as umbrella events, there’s a feast for all the senses. Local cafés will welcome you and you’re bound to find a treasure or two in Woodend’s wonderful local businesses.

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Winter in Maldon – 28 June to 14 July

Winter is the best season to experience the historic town of Maldon, with a collection of events brought together under the annual Maldon in Winter. Focused over the June-July school holidays, with various community events, including Cascade Art Gallery’s book launch for the young at heart, Steampacket’s Hits of the Sixties, Winter Creek’s floral workshop and the best of winter bonfires. With loads of accommodation options, stay for a couple of days so you have time to curl up by a fire of an evening and get a taste of the delights of country winters.

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Winter Sounds – 16 to 18 July

Winter Sounds is a weekend of intimate performances taking place across Daylesford and the surrounding hills. From gold-rush-era halls to historic churches, art deco theatres and heritage rail cars, Winter Sounds is lighting up the most unique and beautiful spaces in the region, for performances by artists including C.W Stoneking, Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, Emma Donovan & The Putbacks, Jazz Party, Freya Josephine Hollick, Blake Scott and more.

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Words in Winter, Daylesford Writers Festival – 20 TO 22 August

Words in Winter is an annual celebration of words in all their forms, based in Daylesford. The festival shares stories and ideas by local and visiting presenters through performance, music, storytelling, comedy, poetry, talks, workshops and exhibitions. Stories as hot as today’s headlines will combine with riveting accounts of clashes on Australia’s frontier at one of the nation’s top rural writers festivals.

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Featured image: Cash Savage and the Last Drinks, Winter Sounds Festival