Art Classes at The Heights 2018

vic 23 Feb 2018
Come along to The Heights for a wonderful afternoon of painting in the surrounds of the heritage property and garden. Local artist Faye Owen will explore the techniques of working with pen and wash along with teaching composition with a modern approach. Subjects will range from still life to some
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Como House Tours 2018

vic 7 Jan 2017 - 4 Mar 2018
Built in 1847, Como House & Garden is an intriguing mix of Australian Regency and classic Italianate architecture. This time-capsule of Melbourne aristocracy spans a century from the Gold Rush era through two World Wars. A Como house tour offers a glimpse into the privileged lifestyle of former owners, the Armytage family, who
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Easter Fun Day (2018)

vic 1 Apr 2018
Held on Easter Sunday the event offers families a wonderful opportunity to spend a day together in Rippon Lea’s magnificent House and Gardens. There will be craft, activities and outdoor games, and the Mansion will be opened for all to explore. Children from two to twelve will be able to
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Escape the Gaol – Autumn School Holidays (2018)

vic 27 Dec 2017 - 15 Apr 2018
Children are invited to participate in Escape the Gaol, an immersive and educational activity aimed at ages six and up. Participants will have the opportunity to become inmates and must explore the Gaol to discover all the necessary clues to create the perfect escape plan, without being discovered by the prison
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Garden Tours at Rippon Lea 2018

vic 27 Sep 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
Experience the magnificent gardens of Rippon Lea during a 45 minute tour. The garden is complex and covers almost 14 acres, which includes a large lake, extensive shrubberies and flower gardens, an orchard of historically significant fruit varieties, a fernery, rose gardens and many other features of historical, landscape and
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Genaivisheh Shtiklech (Tricky Pieces) Exhibition at Tasma Terrace (2018)

vic 23 Feb 2018 - 9 Mar 2018
Genaivisheh Shtiklech (Tricky Pieces) is an exhibition of 16 enigmatic new works. More than what they first appear, each of the small-scale, intricately silver-smithed sculptures in perspex combine language, metaphor and conflict to both puzzle and enlighten. Inspired by the natural world, her childhood connection to the Yiddish language and
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Gulf Station Open Day 2018

vic 19 Apr 2018
Come along to Gulf Station to experience Australia’s oldest pioneer farm building precinct while volunteers work to maintain it. Tours of the property are available as well as the opportunity to bring a picnic and discover what life was like for a family to live, and making a living, on
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La Trobe’s Birthday Celebration and Exhibition 2018

vic 18 Mar 2018
The members of the Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors sketched wonderful artwork of La Trobe’s Cottage and Garden in 2017. Join us to view the exhibition and hear from Jo Reitze, fellow of the Victorian Artists’ Society. Stay on for birthday cake and festive drinks in the La
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Labassa Mansion Tours (2018)

vic 19 Feb 2017 - 18 Nov 2018
Labassa is an outstanding Victorian era mansion with opulent architectural features. The mansion was redeveloped in the French Second Empire style by German born architect, John A. B. Koch, who remodelled the house into a thirty-five room mansion. The interior features gilt embossed wallpapers, ornate stained glass and a rare
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Mooramong Pool Party! (2018)

vic 3 Mar 2018
We are thrilled to relaunch the magnificent Mooramong swimming pool after recent works to maintain the original  structure built by hand in 1938. Dress in your most glamorous floral outfit, pack a picnic rug and chair, and enjoy an afternoon of music and old-fashioned frivolity in the tremendous gardens by the
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Open Day at La Trobe’s Cottage (2018)

vic 1 Oct 2017 - 6 May 2018
All welcome to explore and discover La Trobe’s Cottage every Sunday from October 2017 to May 2018. Visitors will learn how Charles Joseph La Trobe, Victoria’s first Governor and a keen botanist, lived with his family in early Melbourne on their garden estate at Jolimont, as well as the role
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Pirate Sundays at Polly Woodside (2018)

vic 8 Jan 2017 - 2 Dec 2018
Bring along your scallywags and buccaneers and join us at Polly Woodside for a day of adventures. The first treasure hunt is at 11am, which kicks off a variety of activities throughout the day. The children get to scrub the decks, ring the bell, participate in pirate games and arts
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Rippon Lea Ballroom Gala Concert (2018)

vic 23 Feb 2018
Join us for a rich performance presented by two renowned artists Victor Hu (piano) and Tony Fenelon (organ). The same recital will be given twice, at 1pm and again at 8pm, each presentation running for approximately 1 hour with a 20 minute intermission. Our 8pm performance will hold a 20 minute reception before the main show.
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Team of Pianists at Rippon Lea (2018)

vic 15 Apr 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
Since 1994 Melbourne has enjoyed one of the longest running and most loved chamber music series. Join us in the magical ballroom of Rippon Lea for six amazing twilight concerts performed by Team of Pianists.   Bookings are essential To book: Online or phone (03) 9822 2959 Please note that full
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Teddy Bears’ Picnic (2018)

vic 25 Feb 2018
Grab a picnic, some friends, family and most importantly the teddy bears, roll out a rug and enjoy a wonderful family day out at Rippon Lea for the annual Teddy Bears Picnic. There will be roving entertainment, performances, market stalls and an array of activities for all to enjoy. Don’t
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Vintage Clothing Sale (2018)

vic 17 Mar 2018 - 18 Mar 2018
Vintage lovers, don’t miss our annual Vintage Clothing Sale at Como House on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March for the chance to take home your own little piece of history. Browse the carefully curated racks for everyday clothes, formal garments and accessories for women, men and children that you won’t
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