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Easy Peasy cooking program

25 May 2017 - 346 Macaulay Road., Kensington, Victoria
Come and experience our Easy Peasy all-inclusive 8 week cooking program, designed for adults of all ages and abilities who are blind or have low vision. Socialise with others in a similar situation whilst learning new skills, recipes and strategies to safely participate in meal preparation at home.

Kensington Woodwork group

30 May 2017 - 346 Macaulay Road., Kensington , Victoria
If you have a passion for woodwork and furniture making then these groups are for you!

Therapeutic Art Program

30 May 2017 - 346 Macaulay Road, Kensington , Victoria
Come and enjoy our creative art therapy classes, helpful for self-exploration, self-expression, personal growth and managing grief and loss. Individual, family and group sessions are available at our Kensington office.

Social Music Jam Group

4 July 2017 - 252 Dorset Road, , Boronia, Victoria
It's time for a jam! Inviting all musicians, singers and music enthusiasts!! All are welcome!

Vision Australia Social Group - Mornington

17 July 2017 - “The House”18 Pitt Street, Mornington , Victoria
Join our social group in Mornington. Talk to our dedicated staff about our wide range of activities from crafts to sports, shopping trips and much more. Come on an organised outing and meet other people who have low vision or are blind.

Vision Australia social group - Frankston

18 July 2017 - Ebdale Community Hub, 20 Ebdale Street, Frankston , Victoria
Join our social group in Frankston. Talk to our dedicated staff about our wide range of activities from crafts to sports, shopping trips and much more. Come on an organised outing and meet other people who have low vision or are blind.

Vision Australia social group - Hallam

20 July 2017 - Hallam Senior Citizens Centre, 4 Princes Domain Place, Hallam, Victoria
Join our social group in Hallam. Talk to our dedicated staff about our wide range of activities from crafts to sports, shopping trips and much more. Come on an organised outing and meet other people who have low vision or are blind.

Lip Service (Audio Described)

21 September 2017 - 78 McDougall St, Kirribilli , NSW
In John Misto’s uproarious new play, Rubenstein’s astonishing career is charted from humble beginnings in country Victoria to the intoxicating heights of international success.

The Black Rider Victorian Opera (Audio Described)

22 September 2017 - Merlyn Theatre, The Coopers Malthouse, Melbourne, VIC
One of the most iconic pieces of avant garde theatre since it premiered in 1990. Finding its roots in German folktale Der Freischütz (also the basis for Weber’s opera), the story follows a file clerk’s desperation to prove his worth by entering a Faustian pact. However, the Devil’s bargain is always a fool’s bargain. An allegory of addiction, the plot mirrors the tragic events of Burroughs’ own life.

Therapeutic Art Program

26 September 2017 - Vision Australia, 346 Macaulay Road, Kensington, VIC
Vision Australia’s school holiday Therapeutic Art Program, Creative Connections, is designed to creatively strengthen the connection between parents and children through art making.

Fringe Furniture 31: Tactile Tours

28 September 2017 - 1 St Heliers St,, Abbotsford, Victoria
Explore Fringe Furniture with an experienced accessibility guide who will lead tactile interactions with selected pieces and provide an audio description of the exhibition. Tactile tours are designed for blind and low vision visitors, but everyone is invited.

Children’s Playdate

2 October 2017 - Frankston Foreshore , Frankston , Victoria
You and your children are invited to join Vision Australia staff for a play-date in a fun and engaging setting.

Lovely Lady Lump

3 October 2017 - 118 Hovell St, Wodonga, Vic
Presented by Lana Schwarcz In 2014, Lana was diagnosed with breast cancer.In an unmissably vibrant mix of storytelling, rounded character work, stand-up, silly dances, ridiculous puppetry, and animated projections of her real imaging, she has made a show that is touching, real, raw and hilarious, skilfully making mutated cells the butt of her joke. Cause cancer seriously deserves to be laughed out of town.

You’re invited to an Employer Breakfast

6 October 2017 - 346 Macaulay Road, Kensington, Victoria
Vision Australia will be hosting a breakfast and a tour of the Kensington work shop for all potential employers. We invite employers to come and view our facilities and meet blind and low vision students of all ages, who are producing some great wood work.

Try before you Ride PTV Event.

11 October 2017 - Box Hill Interchange, corner Whitehorse Road and Box Hill Central, Box Hill , Victoria
There will be stationary trains, trams and buses. The PTV staff will do a tour, provide advice and answer questions about catching public transport. Clients are also given the opportunity to explore and try all forms of PT in a safe environment.

The Bodyguard (Audio Described)

12 October 2017 - Regent Theatre Melbourne, 191 Collins St, , Melbourne, Victoria
Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge – what they don't expect is to fall in love.

White Cane Day Dandenong Walk

13 October 2017 - Dandenong Railway Station, Dandenong, Victoria
Meet at Dandenong Station for a walk to the Vision Australia South East Melbourne Office for a celebratory morning tea.

Les Miserables

14 October 2017 - 525 Swift Street, Albury, NSW
Set in early 19th-century France, it is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his quest for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his sister's starving child. Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew after a kindly bishop inspires him by a tremendous act of mercy, but he is relentlessly tracked down by a police inspector named Javert. Along the way, Valjean and a slew of characters are swept into a revolutionary period in France, where a group of young idealists make their last stand at a street barricade.

Hay Fever – Melbourne Theatre Company (Audio Described)

17 October 2017 - Southbank Theatre, The Sumner, Melbourne, VIC
Although decidedly odd, the Bliss family can be perfectly charming when they want to be. It is just that, on this blighted weekend, each has invited a guest to stay at their house in the country without telling any of the others. So dashed inconsiderate! And for their poor guests, perfect agony!

Merchant of Venice (Audio Described)

21 October 2017 - Canberra Theatre , Canberra , ACT
This uncompromising and dark production explores the tense relationship and prejudices between those that have, and those that have not. Dark in its humour and bawdy in its romantic hijinks, The Merchant of Venice takes audiences on a journey of love, mercy and justice.

Evita The Musical (Audio Described)

27 October 2017 - Sydney Oprah House, Bennelong Point, Sydney, New South Wales
With more than 20 major awards to its credit, the original Broadway and West End production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical EVITA will open at the Sydney Opera House in September 2018, directed by legendary Broadway director Hal Prince and starring Tina Arena.

Buyer and Cellar (Audio Described)

2 November 2017 - 78 McDougall St , Kirribilli , NSW
A one-man tour-de-force, Jonathan Tolins’ award-winning comedy about hero worship and celebrity is poignant, classy and full of laughs – just like the Funny Girl herself.

The Popular Mechanicals (Audio Described)

4 November 2017 - Canberra Theatre , Canberra, ACT
Shakespeare’s greatest clowns – the rude mechanicals from A Midsummer Night’s Dream – take centre-stage in this wild reimagining of what might have happened off-stage during the Bard’s most loved comedy. Perhaps the most famous group of amateur thespians of all time, the cast of the play-within-a-play Pyramus and Thisbe, bumble their way through rehearsals, somehow surviving the misadventures brought on by their own sheer idiocy. The result is a riotously funny mix of Shakespearean verse, songs and dance that is lewd, rude and ingenious. Clowning, vaudeville, slapstick, farce, stand-up comedy and some hilarious puppetry come together to create an unhinged feast of wit.

Diving for Pearls (Audio Described)

4 November 2017 - IMB Theatre, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, 2 Burelli St.Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW
With the town she grew up in changing all around her, Barbara is determined to change with it. Dreaming of a way out, she sets her sights on a job at one of the new resorts popping up all over town. Meanwhile, Den is having change forced upon him. The steelworks he’s worked at his whole life has been sold and Den must reinvent himself to survive. The arrival of Barbara’s daughter, Verge, just might be the thing that tips Barbara and Den over the edge.

Brigadoon - The Production Company (Audio Described)

4 November 2017 - State Theater, Arts Centre, Melbourne, Victoria
Brigadoon is the story of two young American tourists lost in the Highlands of Scotland, who stumble upon a mysterious village called Brigadoon. Tommy (Rohan Browne), one of the tourists, meets and falls in love with Fiona (Genevieve Kingsford), a feisty young woman. But Tommy discovers that magically, Brigadoon only appears for one day every one hundred years.

The Kitchen Sink (Audio Described)

8 November 2017 - 78 McDougall St , Kirribilli , NSW
The Kitchen Sink is a touching and irresistible comedy from one of the UK’s finest young writers, a richly woven story about finding the courage to face change, and the enduring strength of family bonds

Diving for Pearls

11 November 2017 - Corner market and Church Street, Parramatta, NSW
Katherine Thomson’s story about aspiration and reinvention is one of the great Australian plays. Set in Wollongong during the economic rationalism of the ‘80s, Diving for Pearls remains startlingly relevant – the political decisions of that time planted the seeds of divide we continue to witness between those with opportunity, and those without.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Audio Described)

18 November 2017 - Lyric Sydney, 55 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont, NSW
BEAUTIFUL is the inspiring true story of King’s journey from school girl to superstar; from her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her remarkable rise to stardom.

Hotel Bonegilla

18 November 2017 - Gateway Island, Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga, Vic
In 1997, HotHouse Theatre sprang to life with a large-scale community production of a new Australian play, Hotel Bonegilla. 34 community actors – many with close family ties to Bonegilla – raised the Butter Factory Theatre roof with a passionate performance dedicated to the many post-war migrants who came to our region to forge new lives. In the political climate of 2016/17, Tes Lyssiotis’ play still resonates powerfully, as she draws on the very personal stories and experiences of people who arrive, and strive, to make Australia their new home.

The Merry Widow – Opera Australia (Audio Described)

19 November 2017 - Arts Center Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
The Merry Widow is a delicious confection: a light-hearted look at love amid the champagne and glitter of Art Deco France. Ladies sweep into ballrooms in silk fishtail gowns, and dapper gents in suits and patent leather shoes kiss your hand and fill up your dance card.

The Father – Melbourne Theatre Company (Audio Described)

28 November 2017 - Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio, Melbourne, VIC
There’s definitely something fishy going on. You can’t fool André, and while he may be eighty years old and apt, on occasion, to forget things, they are only ever small things. Such as where he’s put his watch. It doesn’t explain why people are messing around with things in his flat, and why his daughter keeps contradicting herself. And it doesn’t explain why she allows strangers to come in and threaten him. No, something’s going on and he’ll get to the bottom of it

The Wizard of Oz (Audio Described)

29 November 2017 - QPAC, Grey St & Melbourne St, , South Brisbane, Queensland
The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting revision of the all-time classic. Developed from the ever-popular MGM screenplay, it contains the beloved songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, all the favourite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Scenes from a Marriage (audio described)

30 November 2017 - Playhouse, QPAC, Brisbane, QLD
Joanna Murray-Smith’s fiery adaptation of the Ingmar Bergman classic reunites her with Queensland Theatre’s new Associate Artistic Director Paige Rattray (Switzerland).

Vivid White (Audio Described)

12 December 2017 - Southbank Theatre, The Sumner, Melbourne, VIC
Liz and Ben have known Cynthia and Evan for years and would never let anything get in the way of their friendship. Except. When the couples each set their sights on buying the same house – well, that’s different. Forget friendship, forget respect, forget human decency: this is the property market.
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