Bush Toys workshop The Connecting to Country Aboriginal Arts Festival is holding two Bush Toys workshops on April 8 at Gallery on Sunset in Jan Juc. Artworks created in the workshops are symbolic of the native wildlife that has been affected by the recent Wye RiverJamieson Track fires, and will be placed in the bush during the festival’s annual Culturally Guided Walk from Point Addis to Bells Beach. Cost is $25 and includes morning or afternoon and a light lunch. To book, head to trybooking.com/KUJO.
SATURDAY 9/4 Experience Jadida!
Exotic colours, tastes and sounds are coming to the Surf Coast with a live performance of Jadida! Featuring music and dance from North Africa, the Middle East and India, Jadida! will be at Bellbare Hall on Saturday April 9. Take part in a dance workshop preceding the performance from 3-5pm and learn some Middle Eastern and Bollywood dance grooves. All participants are welcome to perform later. The Jadida! Performance will begin at 7.30pm, and include local Indian Kirtan chanting, and a pop-up cafe with food and treats will be available. Book online at trybooking.com/KGCU.
Matt Taylor for one night only Chain band member and blues singer Matt Taylor will perform one show only at the Barwon Club in Geelong on Sunday April 10 from 6pm. The show will come off the back of Taylor’s performance at the Byron Bay Bluesfest and features a spoken word and song homage to 50 years of Australian blues. Taylor spent months writing this show, which relies not just on his own songs and the classics, but his story-telling about his own place in the blues universe. Tickets are available now at oztix.com.au.