What’s On in the Surf Coast?

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What’s On in the Surf Coast?

Thursday, August 7 to Wednesday, August 20
Hi there, guys! OK, so the dead of winter can be pretty boring, am I right? The nights are long, dark and cold – and the days aren’t much better. Sometimes all you want to do is tuck up at home beside the fire with a mug of hot chocolate and your favourite movie on DVD. But sometimes that’s not enough, and you want to get out and do some stuff to take your mind off the cold. Well fortunately for you, there are still plenty of things happening in the Surf Coast region to keep you entertained over the next couple of weeks.
Saturday, August 9
‘Time and Place’ Writing Workshop: Wybellena Drive, Aireys Inlet. 10.00 a.m.
For all you creative types out there who want to improve your writing skills, there is a writing workshop coming to Aireys Inlet. Conducted by Graeme Kinross-Smith, an Honorary Fellow in Communication & Creative Arts at Deakin Uni, you’re sure to pick up plenty of useful writing tips. Sessions run from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. at 34 Wybellena Drive, Aireys Inlet.
Áine Tyrrell (pictured): Martians Café, Deans Marsh. 7.30 p.m.
Irish singer-songwriter Áine Tyrrell has performed all around the world but is currently based here in Victoria. Her wonderfully lyrical songs are inspired by the Irish town atmosphere in which she grew up. She’s crowdfunding her debut album at the moment, so come and check her out at Martians to see some great Irish folk music.
The Fromp: Torquay Hotel, Torquay. 8.00 p.m.
The Fromp are a fun cover ’90s band with a repertoire featuring all your favourite hits from that era. They play Matchbox 20, R.E.M., Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Pearl Jam and so many others. Come and see them at the Torquay Hotel.
Craig Sayer: Aireys Pub, Aireys Inlet 8.30 p.m.
Craig Sayer has been playing gigs for many years and is well known in both the Melbourne and Adelaide cover scenes. Check out his acoustic cover show at the Aireys Pub.
Saturday, August 16
Anglesea 24th One Act Play Festival: McMillan Street, Anglesea
For those of you who like a bit of culture, Anglesea is hosting a one act play festival and competition. The plays are coming from established and up-and-coming playwrights, directors or community theatre groups. So come along on Saturday 16th or Sunday 17th of August to give these plays an audience.
DJ Steve ‘Mix Master’ Miguel: Torquay Hotel. 8.00 p.m.
Californian DJ Steve ‘Mix Master’ Miguel is a veteran turntablist known for his banging club mixes at his concert-like shows. Known in the industry as the ‘King of Mix’, he’s sure to turn the Torquay Hotel into the hottest club in the region. You won’t want to miss out on this show.
Drew Chen: Aireys Pub. 8.30 p.m.
Come along and check out the soulful sounds of Drew Chen at the Aireys Pub and a good mix of covers and quirky originals.
Winter doesn’t seem quite so bad any more does it?! If you’re living on the Surf Coast, or even just planning on visiting, there’s plenty going on in the area to keep you happy. Contact the venues or check out their websites for more information. Stay warm, guys, and I’ll see you in two weeks’ time!
Written by Daniel Waight