Monday 11 March 7pm Australian audiences will be able to immerse themselves in the wonders of the ocean without getting their feet wet this coming March as the Ocean Film Festival Australia makes a splash in cinemas across the country. The festival, which features a carefully curated selection of the world’s most captivating ocean-themed will […]
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01 – 03 June 2018
Arts Margaret River is proud to present the 10th annual Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival.
VOYAGER ESTATE FESTIVAL HUB
This year’s Festival will be in the magical grounds of Voyager Estate. Enjoy author talks, discussions, Q & A sessions, free events, entertainment and stalls. Plus discover feature events at some of the region’s best-loved venues.
Each year, the festival brings an array of thought-provoking writers to the region including novelists, journalists, academics and established and emerging storytellers from WA, interstate and overseas.
For more information about Festival program, tickets and VISUAL STORIES ART competition please visit the Festival website or contact Arts Margaret River box office on (08) 9758 7316.
The ultimate comedy roadtrip!
Join the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow as it journeys around the country, home-delivering hot and tasty comic treats to audiences near and far.
This roving tour-de-comedy features funnymakers from Australia and beyond, showcasing everything from stand-up and sketch to satire and song in one side-splitting show! There’s nowhere our exceptional entertainers fear to tread, so we’re bound to be heading your way. Come on Australia – pack your laughing gear and get on board!
‘You are guaranteed a night filled with nothing but good feelings and laughter’ Pelican Magazine, Perth (WA)
‘It is a wonder how the roaring auditorium found any time to remember to breathe.’ 9 Inch Tales (Malaysia)
This year’s comedy festival will be held at The River Hotel . The show is suitable for ages 15+ and youth must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
Tickets: $50 Adults, $45 Concession (Pension & Health Card Card holders only), $42 Arts Hub Members
The ultimate comedy roadtrip! Thursday 24 May 8pm – The River Hotel Join the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow as it journeys around the country, home-delivering hot and tasty comic treats to audiences near and far. This roving tour-de-comedy features funnymakers from Australia and beyond, showcasing everything from stand-up and sketch to satire and song in one side-splitting […]
01 – 03 June 2018 STORIES THAT SHAPE US Arts Margaret River is proud to present the 10th annual Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival. VOYAGER ESTATE FESTIVAL HUB This year’s Festival will be in the magical grounds of Voyager Estate. Enjoy author talks, discussions, Q & A sessions, free events, entertainment and stalls. Plus […]
A Readers & Writers Festival Fundraiser
Meet Robin Esrock, bestselling Vancouver-based author, award-winning journalist, blogger, producer, and broadcaster as he speaks about his latest book The Great Global Bucket List..
For over a decade, bestselling author, TV host and travel expert Robin Esrock has sought out the extraordinary, visiting 110 countries on 7 continents in search of the adventures, destinations and cultural spectacles that make life worth living.
HarperCollins Canada is thrilled to announce the publication of The Great Global Bucket List, Esrock’s personal journey to discover the world’s very best experiences. Continuing Esrock’s trailblazing vision to re-invent the guidebook, this inspiring, fascinating, and frequently funny book is accompanied by rich digital media, including an up-to-date website, dozens of videos, galleries, a blog, and social channels for readers to share their own experiences.
From cruising down the Amazon River to camping in Zanzibar, Robin’s bucket list is full of characters, trivia, history and humour, proving that modern travel is so much more than over-trafficked tourist attractions.
“Bucket Listers are chasing unique, authentic experiences, along with real moments and meaningful connections to the world around them,” explains Robin, a former travel columnist for The Globe and Mail, MSN and Outpost, “That includes ancient wonders, but also swimming in mud volcanoes, tracking wildebeest, and sampling local dishes that don’t always taste like chicken.”
“When it comes to bucket lists, he’s kicked that travel bucket so many times it doesn’t know what hemisphere it’s in. Esrock has done it!”
– Canadian Traveller Magazine
“One of Canada’s top travel writers and definitely one of our bigger personalities.”
– The Globe and Mail
BOOKS & DRINKS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FROM 6PM.
TICKETS: $10BOOK TICKETS
A Readers & Writers Festival Fundraiser
Judy Nunn returns with a stunning portrait of love, hope and survival on an isolated island off Western Australia in her latest book Sanctuary.
Many years ago, as part of a local writers’ festival, Judy had the opportunity to visit the Houtman Abrolhos, a chain of islands off the coast of Geraldton. The desolation of the islands was the perfect inspiration for her 14th novel, Sanctuary: What if people in search of sanctuary landed on this remote island, with no idea of where they might be, only to discover that, despite the starkness of the place, it provided everything necessary for their survival?
Sanctuary is a story about the human spirit; the will to survive under horrendous circumstances and the spirit of people who put themselves at risk to help those in peril, says Judy. It’s also a tale about love and compassion – this is by no means a ‘romantic’ novel, but it is probably the strongest ‘love story’ I’ve yet written, simply because it had to be. Love is the essence of the book.
Tickets $10, drinks available for purchase.
Wed Aug 23 | 5.30pm | $70
If it’s laughs you are after, you’ll love this night of comedy shorts and good times at Settlers Tavern. Films to make you laugh out loud, filmmakers sharing yarns and a three-course meal by Executive Chef Rick Houston makes Opening Night in Margs a regular sell-out. Contact venue to be seated with your party. 18+
Come along to this pre-festival fundraiser to have your Jasper Jones book signed, watch the movie and participate in a Q&A with the author himself, Craig Silvey. Bar opens at 7.30pm | Movie starts 8pm
JASPER JONES [M] – 8pm
Mystery/Drama film ‧ 1h 45m
Australian film directed by Rachel Perkins and based on the novel of the same name by Craig Silvey.
In the dead of night during the scorching summer of 1969, Charlie is startled when he is woken by local mixed-race outcast Jasper Jones outside his window. Jasper leads him deep into the forest and shows him something that will change his life forever, setting them both on a dangerous journey to solve a mystery that will consume the entire community. In an isolated town where secrecy, gossip and tragedy overwhelm the landscape, Charlie faces family breakdown, finds his first love, and discovers what it means be truly courageous.
Stars: Hugo Weaving, Tony Collette, Levi Miller, Angourie Rice
Adults $20, Arts Hub Members $18, Youth $10
Adults receive a complimentary glass of wine on arrival. Book signings and wine from 7.30pm, movie commences 8pm with talk and Q&A after the movie.
Book online or from the box office half an hour before the screening.
Online sales available until Friday 4pm, then tickets at the door.
Designed to mesmerise and enthral, the 2017 Ocean Film Festival showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface.
This carefully curated selection of short films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue.
The films feature captivating cinematography, complete with awe-inspiring underwater scenes and fast-paced wave sequences that have been captured from unbelievable vantage points.
Inspiring and thought-provoking, the 2017 Ocean Film Festival is filled with moving footage, touching interviews and insightful narrations. Each of the festival’s films conveys a deep respect and appreciation for the world’s oceans and the creatures that call them home.
Find out more at www.oceanfilmfestival.com.au
Tickets: $30 Adult, Group (10+ purchased in one transaction) $28, Youth $23BUY TICKETS