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Woodend Winter Arts Festival 2021

Three special events for the thinkers and the writers among us at this year’s Woodend Winter Arts Festival – with topics ranging from revenge to satire, and on to Bach.

· Revenge, Justice and the Lost Lovelies Foundation: Author Beth Wilson who will discuss her new (and first) novel with Dr Sally Cockburn (known to many radio listeners as Dr Feelgood). Beth’s book looks at a range of themes and she’ll also discuss what it’s like to be a first-time author in her 70s after a career which included being Victoria’s Health Services Commissioner and President of Victoria’s Mental Health Review Board. A session to inspire the writer in all of us. St Ambrose Hall, Midday, Saturday 12 June.

· Backstage with Max: The wonderful humour and flexible facial features of the inimitable Max Gillies will be on show in a one-hour session where Max will perform and discuss some of his favourite scripts and dialogues from his own personal archive. This will be a salon-style session with opportunity for audience questions and interaction. St Ambrose Hall, 12.30pm, Sunday 13 June

· John O’Donnell will give a free lecture on the process and journey to creating the new edition of Bach’s Art of Fugue (Die Kunst der Fuga). St Ambrose Church, 10am, Monday 14 June. (A ticketed concert on this work will be held at midday – separate bookings required).

Please check the website for updates about COVID-related impacts on scheduled events as restrictions change in response to the pandemic.

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