What’s On Locally


BHT – Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Rd
CFS – Camberwell Film Society, Old Library, 25 Inglesby Rd
CL – Camberwell Library, 340 Camberwell Rd, Camberwell
CMSM – St Mark’s Anglican Church, 303 Canterbury Rd, Forest Hill
CMS – Camberwell Music Society, Camberwell Uniting Church, 314 Camberwell Road
HAC – Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Rd
HP – Hartwell Players, Ashwood College, Vannam Dr. Ph. 0422 010 830 or trybooking.com/YTPB
MTB – Melbourne Tramways Band, concerts 2:30pm weather permitting; check by noon.
PT – Peridot Theatre, Mt Waverley Sec College, Lechte Rd. tickets@peridot.com.au
SO – St Oswald’s Anglican Church, 100 High Street, Glen Iris
WaFS – Waverley Film Society, St John’s Uniting Church Hall, Virginia St, Mt Waverley
WAS – Whitehorse Artspace, inside Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill. Free entry.
WC – Whitehorse Centre, 379 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading. w: whitehorsecentre.com.au
WFS – Whitehorse Film Society, Whitehorse Centre, 379 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading. Ph. 9877 1474


Sat 1 Jun 7:45pm Breath Aust. Dir: Simon Baker. Two teen boys form an unlikely friendship with a mysterious older adventurer who pushes them to take risks. [WFS]

Mon 3 Jun–25 Nov 2-30pm English Conversation Club  Free. No bookings required. Improve your conversational English. Group sessions; qualified tutor. English resources to borrow. [CL]

Mon 3 Jun–18 Nov 5:30-8:30pm Board Games Night  Free every 1st & 3rd Monday. Join others or play as a family to test your skills. All ages. No registration required.  [HAC]

Wed 5 Jun–4 Dec 7-10pm Foreign Film Night  Watch quality world movies, followed by discussion. Refreshments avail. Ashburton Community Centre, 160 High Street. Ph. 9885 7952.

Wed 5 Jun 7:30-8:30pm The Vocal Consort: Vive La Compagnie!  Arguably our finest all-male vocal ensemble; plus The Kelly Gang. $25/$20 Conc. $12.  [HAC]

Wed 4 Jun –30 Jun Yesterday  Free. Bradley Flood’s art reflects on growing up in ’60s when time was plentiful and life simple. Nostalgic walk down memory lane.  [HAC]
Wed 5 Jun 6-7:30pm Green Cleaning Workshop  Free hands-on workshop. Learn to clean your home without harmful products and to make natural cleaning products. Register on 9278 4873.  [CL]

Thurs 6 Jun 12:30pm Community Meals at St Mark’s Free hot lunch. No need to book. Transport can be arranged for locals. Christian hospitality for local community.  [CMSM]

Fri 7 Jun – 6 Dec 1:30-3pm Ageing With Expectation  Dr Frances McNab, renowned psychotherapist. $10 per session, refreshments incl. pay at door. Balwyn Evergreen Centre, 45 Talbot Ave. Ph. 0425 785 571.

12 Jun 7:45pm Murder on the Orient Express 2017. Kenneth Branagh, Penelope Cruz, Johnny Depp. Celebrated detective Hercule Poirot solves a baffling murder.  [WaFS]

Thu 13 Jun 1-2:30pm Men’s Health Week  Discussion group, quiz, guest speaker ‘How to stay healthy and active’. Alamein N’hood & Learning Centre Inc., 49 Ashburn Gr, Ashburton. Ph. 9885 9401.

Thu 13 Jun 6-8pm LinkedIn for small business owners  Over 10 million Aust. users. Practical workshop; attract target audience; network. Bring laptop. $15. Council offices, 8 Inglesby Rd, Camberwell.

Sat 15 Jun 7:45pm Foxtrot Israel. A troubled family faces facts when something goes terribly wrong at their son’s desolate military post. [WFS]

Sat 15 Jun Gardener’s Day Out, Deakin Uni., Burwood Hwy. Free entry to market stalls; plants & garden products for sale. Speaker program from 9:30am. $15. w: rhsv.org.au

19 Jun 7:30pm The Duchess UK/Italy/France/USA 2008 Keira Knightley is 18th century Duchess of Devonshire. Trapped in an unhappy triangle with husband (Ralph Fiennes) and his mistress.[CFS]

21 & 22 Jun, 8pm Quiet, Please! There are Ladies on Stage! Bernadette Robinson sings her favourite contemporary songs and much more. Box Office 9262 6555 e: tickets@whitehorse.vic.gov.au  [WC]

Sun 23 Jun 2-4pm Boroondara Eisteddfod Piano Concerto Final  Three virtuosic pianists compete for prestigious Piano Concerto Award. Zelman Symphony Orchestra. $20 Adult, $17 Conc. Ph. 92784770 [HAC]

Tue 25 Jun 6-8pm Chinese Brush Painting Workshop  Learn Chinese brush painting from award-winning artist Echo Wu. All skill levels. Materials prov. $40/$35 Conc. Suits ages 16 yrs+. Ph. 92784770   [HAC]

Sun 30 Jun 10am Patronal Festival St Peter’s Day, lunch to follow. All welcome. St Peter’s Anglican Church, 1038 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill.



2-28 Jul Through Our Eyes by Boroondara Primary Art Network. Artwork collection created by the budding young artists from local primary schools across Boroondara.  [HAC]

Sat 6 Jul 7:45pm Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri  A murdered girl’s defiant mother paints three local billboards, each with a controversial message.  [WFS]

Sat 6 Jul 8-9:20pm The Parlour: Grainger at Home  Percy Grainger, megastar in early 1900s, had sell-out recitals. Works by Grainger et al. $32 Adult, $27 Conc. Kew Court House, 188 High St. Ph. 9278 4770.

Thurs 4 Jul 12:30pm Community Meals at St Mark’s Free hot lunch. No need to book. Transport can be arranged for locals. Christian hospitality for local community.  [CMSM]

8-12 Jul Hat Week Australia Hat making workshops from inspiring Australian Milliners. Demos, social functions & fun events. hatweekaustralia.com.au

10 Jul 7:45pm Bend of the River  Western/adventure. 1952. James Stewart, Rock Hudson. Town boss takes homesteader’s supplies when gold discovered. Tough cowboy helps.  [WaFS]

13 Jul 7pm Hat Week Australia’s Gala Night, Box Hill Town Hall. Proceeds to YES Inc. Op Shop. $55 incl. entertainment, food and glass of wine/champagne. Tickets from Op Shop, 55 Mahoneys Rd only $45. Info: hatweekaustralia.com.au  [BHT]

17 Jul 7:30pm Plein Soleil  France 1960 (Subt.) A duplicitous American charmer in Rome on a mission to bring his privileged friend back to US. Saga of seduction, identity theft, and murder. [CFS]

Thu 18 Jul 11am-noon Adult Storytime  Enjoy stories read aloud. Settle in with a tea or coffee and lose yourself in a relaxing, screen-free session. No registration required. Free.  [CL]

Sat 20 Jul 7:45pm Ali’s Wedding After a white lie spirals out of control, a neurotic, naive and musically gifted Muslim cleric’s son must follow through with arranged marriage. Based on a true story. [WFS]

Sun 21 Jul 2:30-4:30pm Camberwell Chorale: 100 Years of Broadway and All That Jazz  Excerpts from Oklahoma!, Sound of Music, Oliver, Les Mis., Phantom, Grease, and more. $45 Adult, $40 Conc. [HAC]

Tues 23 Jul 6-8pm Air Dry Pottery Learn foundation technique used with air-dry clay. You’ll create piece of artwork. All materials prov. $40, $35 conc. Suits 16yrs+. [HAC]

Mon 24 Jun – 26 Aug 5-7pm Lit at the library  Talk about books, play games, meet people. Monthly sessions for high school ages; snacks and activities. Free, no registration. Ashburton Library, 154 High St.



Thurs 1 Aug 12:30pm Community Meals at St Mark’s Free hot lunch. No need to book. Transport can be arranged for locals. Christian hospitality for local community.  [CMSM]

Sat 3 Aug 7:45pm A Bag of Marbles France True tale of two young French Jewish brothers, as they attempt perilous journey to the southern Free Zone, before impending Nazi occupation.  [WFS]

Tue 6 Aug 6-8pm Macramé for Beginners Workshop  If you can tie a knot, you can make macramé. Make a pot plant holder. All materials prov. Suitable for 16 years +. $40/ $35 Conc.  [HAC]

9-10 Aug 7:30pm Sunday in the Park with George  Sondheim musical. In 1884 Paris, George Seurat strives to transform the way we see. Won a Pulitzer Prize, nominated for 10 Tony Awards.  [WC]

9-17 Aug 8pm Camberwell Showtime  Up to 80 young people 11-26 yrs write all songs and scripts for ‘Watch This Space’. [HAC]

9-23 Aug 7:45pm The Diary of Anne Frank In Amsterdam two Jewish families hide from Nazis in a secret annexe. Anne keeps a diary of daily life. She believed that ‘people are really good at heart’.  [WFS]

14 Aug 7:45pm The Way We Were Drama/rom. 1974. Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford. Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views drive them apart.  [WaFS]

Sat 17 Aug 7:45pm The Bookshop UK. Small East Anglian town in 1959. Free-spirited widow opens a bookshop. Elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve.  [WFS]

21 Aug 7:30pm Far from Men France 2014 (Subt.) In 1954 ex-soldier rebels when ordered to take villager accused of murder to prison during Algerian War. Journey through a deadly fire-fight.  [CFS]

Sat 24 Aug 2:30-4pm Music Concert Vocal/instrumental. $20, Conc. $15, Family $40. A’noon tea. St Peter’s Anglican Church, 1038 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill.

Tues 27 Aug 6-8pm Beginners Weaving Workshop  Learn basic steps to prepare loom, techniques, knots. Create modern woven wall. Materials (incl. loom) prov. Suits 16 yrs +.  $40/ $35 Conc.  [HAC]

31 Aug-20 Oct  John Young Zerunge: The Lives of Celestials  Chinese diaspora from 1840s. Reimagined memories of local Chinese elite. Stories of 180 years of Chinese-Aust. history. Free. [HAC]