Festivals | Live Music

Scrub Hill 1869

SCRUB HILL, a district of rich farmland amongst picturesque volcanic hills, halfway between Daylesford and Ballarat in Victoria. In 1869 the locals commissioned a Bluestone Church forming the heart of the community until 2015.

Fronting Scrub Hill on 1.25 acres, an old Himalayan Cedar tree shades a quadrangle flanked by the Bluestone Church and Sunday School (original Dean church c1879), evoking an English countryside ambiance.

To the west a backdrop of 40 year old pine trees and an elm tree garden where you can wander and watch the sunset and birdlife around the neighbouring farm dam.

Fully restored to highlight the Bluestone Church’s original features. The green diamond leadlight windows shine in the afternoon sun, glowing against the walnut ceiling beams and the baltic pine floor. Hydronic heating and NBN are the modern comforts of a venue ready for your imagination.

Inside the Sunday School you can feel the history, timber tongue and groove paneled walls and ceiling – l

Clunes Booktown

Clunes is a Booktown all year round and offers a FREE series of writer talks on the third Sunday of the month – known as Booktown on Sunday. The charming Goldfields village of Clunes is internationally recognised as a Booktown. It is a hub of ideas and the arts… along with a disproportionately high number of bookshops.

Each year, an army of local volunteers and a small team of staff, host the annual Clunes Booktown Festival, which attracts 18,000 people to enjoy the most amazing whole town bookshop in the world. Think author talks, workshops, live entertainment, a kids village, and good food.

  • Clunes, Victoria
  • Booktown on Sundays occurs the 3rd Sunday of each month. The annual Booktown event is in May each year.

Daylesford Cinema – School Holidays at the Town Hall!

We're getting a little bit excited! The volunteers at the Daylesford Cinema are gearing up to show movies at the Daylesford Town Hall for the September school holidays! The team is working on getting the Town Hall "Cinema-Ready". They are bring in speakers and the projector is finding a new space too!

For a great viewing experience the balcony seating will be used, so there won't be any issues seeing the screen!

The school holiday session will  start this Friday 21st September at 5:30pm with a screening of Christopher Robin. A selection of new release movies will be running through to Sunday 7th October. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

The Old Hepburn Hotel

Proprietor Amber Dooley has over 20 years experience in the hotel industry and she prides herself on showcasing amazing talent, whether that is local, from all over Australia or from all around the Globe, they all love taking to the stage at the Old Hep.

With Live Music on weekends this is the destination where locals and visitors alike can enjoy live music, a cold beverage, a great meal and exchange a story or 2. The Old Hepburn is the focal point of the local community, and has been since the Gold Rush days of the 1850s.

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