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What’s on in Clyde – August 2019

August 1, 2019 in What's on in Clyde

Welcome to August

A mecca of events awaits you this August as we count down the days until spring. Our local community is buzzing with theatre, exhibitions, concerts, festivals, cooking classes and sporting events, giving you no shortage of cosy, inspiring indoor and outdoor attractions to see out the winter.

Here is a selection of some of our favourite activities for all the family this month.


When: August 1st – August 18th, 2019
Where: Multiple Locations Around Melbourne
Cost: Individual single session tickets start from $21 per adult and festival passes from $165

For those of you movie buff’s out there who don’t mind a little bit of travel time, Melbourne’s chilly winter always has a silver (screen) lining at the Melbourne International Film Festival: an 18-day binge of Australian films, contemporary world cinema, documentaries, retrospectives, discussions and special events.

A tranche of highlights from Al Cossar’s first official year as festival director has been revealed. The highly anticipated Opening Night film in 2019 is the world premiere of a landmark investigation into race and national identity, Stan Grant’s documentary The Australian Dream.

Based on Grant’s essay of the same title, the film follows the fallout when a young AFL fan racially abused star player Adam Goodes during a match. The festival’s Centrepiece Gala is a hotly anticipated horror-comedy Little Monsters, from writer-director Abe Forsythe (Down Under).

For the full program of events and ticket details go to http://miff.com.au/


An epic tale of human endurance, Les Miserables has been etched in history as one of the greatest novels ever written, and subsequently transformed into one of the most powerful stage musicals of the modern era.

Set in 19th century France, Les Miserables follows the stories of many characters as they struggle for redemption and revolution. The portrayal of their lives and their ultimate quest for freedom is beautifully told through the stirring musical score.

Les Miserables returns to the Frankston stage in August 2019 for a limited season – secure your tickets early so you don’t miss out.

For further information and show times go to: https://artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au/Whats_On_-_Buy_Tickets/PLOS_-_Les_Miserables

When: 10.00am – 5.00pm, 2nd August – 29th September
Where: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington
Cost: $2-$4, MPRG members and children under 5 free

Ground-breaking steel exhibition showcasing renowned Australian artists, designers and architects. STEEL: art design architecture is a major exhibition exploring innovative ways that steel is being used by artists, designers and architects in Australia in the 21st century.

The exhibition includes 29 artists, designers and architects from across Australia and brings together products, projects and works of art that reflect many of the current preoccupations with steel within contemporary art, design and architecture in Australia.

The exhibitors represent a broad range of approaches to working with steel, and the range of work in the exhibition is extensive – from fine, hand-crafted jewellery to high-tech research facilities.

Some of the exhibitors include: the multiple award winning architectural firm BVN – BVN is known for their public architecture having won more Sir John Sulman Medals than any other practice; industrial designers Brodie Neill, now based in London, and the Bombay Sapphire Design Award winner Trent Jansen for Tait; Contemporary art and design duo Korban Flaubert; leading Aboriginal artists Lorraine Connelly Northey; Gunybi Ganam barr, founding member of the acclaimed Gray street workshop jeweller Sue Lorraine; as well as work by the late jeweller Mari Funaki.

For further exhibition details visit: http://mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au


When: 7.30 pm – Friday 9th & Saturday 10th August 2019 and 2.00 pm, Sunday 11th August 2019
Where: Bunjil Place Theatre, 2 Patrick NE Dr, Narre Warren VIC 3805
Cost: Adult $65, Pensioner $55, Senior $55, Student (Full Time) $55, Youth 16-24 $39
U16 – $29 – Children under the age of 2 years do not require a ticket if seated on lap of their carer.
Swan Lake is a timeless love story that mixes magic, tragedy, and romance in one classical ballet by the Victorian State Ballet.

Under the spell of a sorcerer, swan princess Odette spends her days as a swan on a lake of tears and her nights in her beautiful human form. She dreams of a fairytale ending with her true love, Prince Siegfried, but must first break the spell of the sorcerer.

Enjoy a visually breathtaking performance with stunning seas of swans, the mesmerising music that we all know and love, and so much more.

Running time is 135 minutes (including interval).

For general ticketing and box office information (including conditions of sale) go to: https://www.bunjilplace.com.au/victorian-state-ballet-swan-lake

When: 10:00am, Sunday, 11th August 2019
Where: Audi Barry Bourke Showroom, 755 Princess Highway, Berwick
Cost: Tickets: $75 adults, $30 students (15yo+), includes refreshments

Channel your inner interior designer and enjoy a relaxing and engaging morning with award winning celebrity interiors expert Shaynna Blaze.

Shaynna has created stunning interiors in residential homes and commercial spaces for more than twenty years, transforming commercial, private and retail premises from the most modest budgets to million dollar projects via her successful Interior Design business,‘blankcanvas INTERIORS’.

In 2008, Shaynna’s talents were brought to a broader audience through her role as Interior Designer and Co-Presenter on the TheLifeStyle Channel’s award winning show, Selling Houses Australia.

Arguably the LifeStyle channel’s most successful show (Season 7 broke the record to become the highest rating series in subscription television history), Selling Houses Australia is the series that just keeps on giving.

Making its return for an eighth season in 2015 Shaynna returned to help home-owners change their lives with her design expertise – transforming ‘unsellable’ houses into market-ready homes. It was through her role on Selling Houses Australia that Shaynna was able to showcase her design skills, along with her warm and approachable presenting style, which have consequently led to regular appearances as a design expert across a number of mainstream shows including The Morning Show, The Circle, Today Tonight, A Current Affair and The Renovators.

The morning Includes a light breakfast and refreshments.
Tickets via: http://www.trybooking.com/523898

When: 4:30pm, Tuesday, 13th August 2019
Where: Endeavour Hills Library, Raymond McMahon Blvd, Endeavour Hills, VIC 3802
Cost: Free

Get ready for a jam packed 60-minute show of big WOW science madness!

There’s giant smoke vortices, levitating beach balls, flying toilet paper, flour fireballs, hair-raising electricity, fire and lots of learning!

Furthermore, you will learn about the fire triangle, and how flour can burn under the right conditions.

For tickets go to: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/mad-about-science-presents-the-big-science-show-tickets-61772628595

When: 1st August – 31st August 2019
Where: Various participating venues across Frankston
Cost: Dependent on venue

Calling all burger lovers out there! This August you can be part of the battle of the burgers across Frankston City.

Don’t be tempted to reach for the phone and get dinner delivered when it’s cold outside. Burger Off Frankston have sourced an incredible selection of restaurants and cafes from across the City who have created a delicious burger menu for you to discover and devour.

And the best bit is… You Get To Vote On Which One Is The Best!

Yes, that’s right, all you need to do is check the menu, find your burger, taste it and VOTE.
The burger with the highest score at the end of the campaign will be crowned Frankston City’s Best Burger.

Stay tuned via the Burger Off event page on Facebook for more details and to register to vote https://www.facebook.com/events/354973248539297/.

Participants and burgers can be found via the website at: https://www.burgeroff.com.au

Date: 10:00am – 4:00PM, Sunday, 11th August 2019
Where: Coolart Wetlands and Homestead Reserve, Hastings
Cost: Free

Care for a spot of frog calling, water bug identification, bird watching, or koala spotting? The Science in the Park event at the Coolart Wetlands and Homestead Reserve in Somers, will be the focus of free science activities on the Mornington Peninsula catering for all ages.

PrimeSCI along with universities, state and local organisations and volunteer groups, will host a day of science presentations, eco-tours, science displays and hands-on activities, wildlife monitoring, and education on sustainable practices in the unique wetland environments of the Coolart Reserve.

You can also meet NASA Scientist Dr Darlene Lim to learn about life in extreme Earth habitats and beyond!

The event will run in parallel with an astronomy art/science exhibition “The Moon and Beyond” at the Coolart Homestead, to compliment the National Science Week school theme of Destination Moon.

Please note: a free shuttle bus service around Somers will be introduced to provide easier parking options.

For further information go to: https://www.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Events-Activities/Science-in-the-Park-2019

When: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, August 18th, 2019
Where: Bunjil Place Library, Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren
Cost: Free

For all you mad scientists out there, the Fizzle and Pop Show combines the magic of science with fun, creative demonstrations.

With plenty of hands-on opportunities for willing participants and loads to see and wonder about, the audience will always be engaged with our Scientwist presenters throughout!

Be sure to pop by with the family for some fizzling fun!
For further information go to: https://www.scienceweek.net.au/fizzle-and-pop-science-show/

When: 11am & 6pm, Thursday 22 August 2019
Where: Frankston Arts Centre, Davey Street, Frankston
Cost: $25

“Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts will enthral young and old. You’ll laugh, squirm, delight, smile and thoroughly enjoy the smorgasbord of Dahl’s terrific and twisted tales.”

Think you know the story of The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Goldilocks and Jack and the Beanstalk? Think again.

Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts bursts off the page in a spectacular live show, taking the world’s best-loved fairy tales and rearranging them with some surprising and hilarious twists. Frighteningly funny and seriously silly, Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts is the perfect family entertainment – for children 5 to 105. It delights and disgusts in equal measures.

Don’t miss this multi-Helpmann Award nominated production penned by the world’s number one storyteller and from the team that brought you George’s Marvellous Medicine.
Suits: Ages 6-12

For further information or tickets go to: https://artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au/Whats_On_-_Buy_Tickets/Revolting_Rhymes_and_Dirty_Beasts