Welcome to August!
As we count down the days until the warmer days of spring, we just cannot believe how many fun things there are to do this August in Geelong. Our glorious community is buzzing with theatre, exhibitions, concerts, festivals, cooking classes and sporting events… even Grammy winning artists will be in town to perform, giving you no shortage of cosy, inspiring indoor and outdoor attractions to see out the rest of winter.
Here are our favourite events and activities for the month.
Guy Grossi: Beyond the Kitchen
When: 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Thursday, 1st August
Where: The Pier Geelong, 10 Western Foreshore Road, Geelong
Guy Grossi plates up his key ingredients for learning, innovating and thriving in business.
With a passion for his heritage and desire for excellence, Guy Grossi has built a culinary empire and achieved international acclaim as a chef, author, TV entertainer, public speaker and consultant.
He is also a socially conscious entrepreneur who has successfully embedded responsible business practices into his growing Grossi Group brand which includes some of Melbourne’s most renowned restaurants like Florentino, Merchant and Ombra.
Hear Guy’s personal story to understand what motivates him and how he’s continued to cut through in a fiercely competitive business environment.
Ticket price includes canapes, a two course dinner and drinks.
This event is brought to you by The City of Greater Geelong.
Tickets are available via: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/guy-grossi-beyond-the-kitchen-tickets-63365336427?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse
Guru of Chai
When: 8:00PM, 1st, 2nd and 3rd August
Where: Drama Theatre, Geelong Performing Arts Centre50 Little Malop St Geelong
The contradictions of modern India with its iPhones and ancient gods come alive in this outrageously funny and heartbreakingly beautiful production.
A poor chai-wallah has his life changed forever when a young girl is abandoned at a busy railway station and brings the place to a standstill with the beauty of her singing.
Our Guru (Jacob Rajan), is a buck-toothed chameleon, channelling 17 characters and leaping to multiple locations, delivering a serpentine romantic thriller while dispensing dubious spiritual wisdom. He is by turns charming, loathsome and absurdly profound.
Laughter, heartbreak and enlightenment abound – not to mention the killer live soundtrack provided by his mute side-kick, Dave (Adam Ogle). Scooping Best Play, Best Actor and Best Composer at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards New Zealand, Guru of Chai has gone on to sell-out tours around the world.
For further information and tickets visit: https://www.gpac.org.au/event/1139/guru-of-chai
Chocolate Making Workshop
When: 10:00am & 3:00PM, 4TH, 10TH, 18TH & 24TH AUGUST
Where: 108 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, VIC 3220
Did someone say chocolate?
Just when you thought that there was nothing better than eating chocolate, now you get to learn how to make it too.
During this 3 hour workshop, you will be introduced to the fine art of chocolate making. Led by a Pastry Chef, you will learn to make filled chocolates like a professional with a variety of centers, fun chocolate lollipops, bespoke chocolate bars, decadent truffles and more. Um YUM!
And better yet, the class has been specifically designed so that you will learn techniques that you can replicate at home.
Take home the goodies you have made along with recipes and the essential knowledge to make your own creations for family, friends and of course yourself!
Tickets and further information available via: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/chocolate-making-workshop-tickets-66099458259?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse
Winter Cooking Classes at Terindah Estate – Asian Street Food
When: 6pm, 2nd August
Where: 90 McAdams Lane, Bellarine, Victoria 3221
Cost: $120 Per Person
Terindah Estate will once again host its popular Winter Cooking Class Series, led by chef Ivan Roianov. The interactive, rustic and relaxed culinary sessions will elevate your Asian street food knowledge by enjoying your completed dishes, paired with matched Terindah Estate wines.
The interactive series is suited for people of all cooking abilities and is the perfect way to warm up on a Friday night throughout winter or to give as a gift.
Visit http://www.terindahestate.com for further details and booking information.
When: 4th August 2019
Where: Deakin Waterfront Campus, 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Victoria, 3220
Cost: $2 entry adults only
Piccadilly is an indoor artisans market located on the Geelong Waterfront showcasing over 80 stalls of beautiful jewellery, adults and children’s clothing, homewares, stationery, gourmet food and more.
Everything is either handmade or designed by the seller.
Bring the family down to find unique and interesting goods that are non-mass produced and often have a lovely story behind them.
For further details visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/piccadillymarket
Science Fair – Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
When: 10:30 am – 11:30 am, Wednestday, 14th August
Where: Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, 51 Little Malop St, Geelong VIC
Ever wondered what makes colour change or how can you make a paperclip float?
Channel your inner scientist and celebrate Science Week as you discover the answers to these questions and more!
Suitable for all ages.
Australian Bee Gees Show
When: 8:00 PM, Thursday, 22nd August
Where: The Playhouse, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, 50 Little Malop Street, Geelong
Cost: Adult: $57.50 and Concession: $52.50
Fresh from celebrating 8 years and over 2500 shows headlining on the Las Vegas strip, the Australian Bee Gees Show will be heading Down Under for the Australian leg of their 2019 ‘The Bee Gees Story’ world tour!
This new show will be presented in two parts and feature all of the hits in a nostalgic trip down memory lane in a multimedia concert event. The video component of the show has been completely reworked with a brand new script to help to tell the story of the amazing career of the Brothers Gibb.
The group has racked up over 2500 performances on the Las Vegas Strip and was recently voted Best Tribute Show in Las Vegas by the prestigious Las Vegas Review Journal and has made the top 10 in the ‘Overall Best Show’ category, an amazing achievement in Las Vegas.
They were also honoured to receive the coveted Entertainer of the Year award for 2015 at the prestigious Win Win Headliners Bash.
For one night only be a part of the magic that is, The Australian Bee Gees Show.
Soweto Gospel Choir – Freedom
When: 7:30 PM, Saturday, 31st August
Where: Costa Hall, Deakin University, Geelong Waterfront Campus, 1 Gheringhap St, Geelong
Cost: Adult: A RES – $89.90 B RES – $79.90; Child: 17 yrs plus A RES – $59.90 B RES – $49.90
Winner of the 2019 Grammy Award for Best World Music Album for their latest album “Freedom”, a collection of songs which celebrate and commemorate South Africa’s democratic movements struggle for freedom, Soweto Gospel Choir now bring their “Freedom” concert to Australia for the first time.
Hailing from Soweto (South West Township), a town outside of Johannesburg and home of Nelson Mandela and South Africa’s democratic movement, Soweto Gospel Choir continues to inspire audiences around the world with their powerful blend of African gospel, freedom songs, and international classics.
Comprised a line-up of South Africa’s best vocalists, these uplifting performers have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music including U2, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Robert Plant, Celine Dion, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Josh Groban.
In this uplifting and joyous repertoire, The Choir will perform a rousing program of freedom songs celebrating the life of the father of their Rainbow Nation, Nelson Mandela as well as international gospel classics including a spine-tingling take on Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and an extraordinary rendition of “Amazing Grace” which has had over 15 million views on YouTube.
Don’t miss the spectacular Soweto Gospel Choir LIVE in Australia in 2019!
For ticketing and further information visit: https://www.gpac.org.au/event/1181/soweto-gospel-choir or www.sowetogospelchoir.com.