Spinning Wheel Workshops
Jul
4
to 25 Jul

Spinning Wheel Workshops

  • The Lost Ones Contemporary Art Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

4 week series: $264 inc wheel hire
4 week series: $224 BYO wheel

Join the resurgence of homemaking, recycling and upcycling textiles by learning the forgotten art of the spinning wheel. Local designer and maker Debbie Weston will guide you through a four week series of Spinning Wheel Workshops at The Lost Ones Contemporary Art Gallery.

Throughout the series, Debbie will give an introduction to spinning fiber with an express course that teaches participants how to set up a spinning wheel, basic spinning technique, and where to begin when spinning.

Bookings required as spaces are strictly limited. Classes run each Thursday from July 4 to July 25, from 6:30pm - 9:30pm.

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Sterling Silver Ring Making Workshop
Jul
20
10:00 am10:00

Sterling Silver Ring Making Workshop

  • The Lost Ones Contemporary Art Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Full day class: 10am till 4pm
Cost: $155 per person

Learn how to craft a sterling silver ring in a day. This workshop with local recognised silversmith, Rachel Grose, is a great introduction to the joys of working with metal. The workshop provides a practical beginners approach to jewellery making. Participants will learn how to craft in sterling silver and learn about ring sizing and how to custom fit a ring, how to create an individual design for a ring, right through to finishing and polishing a completed piece.

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Basement Session: Victoriana Gaye
Jul
20
3:00 pm15:00

Basement Session: Victoriana Gaye

Vicki Gaye Philipp and Jeff Raglus (Bachelors from Prague, Black Sorrows, The Beachniks) play a mix of jazz, classic movie soundtracks, reggae, sunny psychedelia and their own blend of indie/folk/rock.

They play acoustic guitar, electric guitar, trumpet and share the lead; harmony singing is the backbone of Victoriana Gaye sound.

The husband and wife duo have toured and played their original tunes at festivals and venues in Japan, New Caledonia, the UK and Europe. They continue to tour around Australia.

We are big believers in ensuring our artists are paid well for their time. You can contribute to Victoriana Gaye in the full knowledge that the more people who attend, the more money they receive. Reward the arts and it will reward you. Contribute $15 and you’ll get a drink as a “thank you”.

 

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Hetty Kate Swings the Standards
Jul
25
8:00 pm20:00

Hetty Kate Swings the Standards

General admission: $25
General admission + supper: $45

Fresh from Paris, jazz vocalist Hetty Kate is looking forward visiting Ballarat to perform with outstanding guitarist James Sherlock and bassist, Ben Hanlon. 

"Hetty has an approach to the songs that feels just right. She sings with an easy confidence that is infectious." Joseph Lang : Jersey Jazz Magazine (USA)

Credited with a 'natural musicality' Hetty Kate's pure tone and swing give a nod to the jazz singers of the 1940s and 50's whilst keeping a style that is all her own. In the last decade she has graced stages large and small from New York to New Zealand, toured with James Morrison, sung with the MSO, featured at jazz festivals around the world, released eight albums and moved to Paris. 

For this intimate concert, you can expect a smorgasbord of beautiful songs from Johnny Mercer, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, George Gershwin and more - plucked from the well thumbed pages of the Great American Songbook. Lots of swing, some surprises, and as always many anecdotes about life in France. 

"She’s truly one of the best swing-style vocalists (I’m talking 1940, Benny Goodman style 4/4 swing) on the current scene..” Will Friedwald : Jazz Critic, Wall Street Journal (USA)

Doors open 7pm.

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Basement Session: Stella Savy
Jul
27
3:00 pm15:00

Basement Session: Stella Savy

Stella Savy’s singular blend of funk, soul, reggae and ska is unlike any other performer in Australia.  Her original music is influenced by her Seychelle Island heritage- the sounds of the islands fused with reggae and ska guitar rhythms. Her original material showcases her talent as a songwriter and vocalist. Her expressive and soulful vocal style captivates audiences all over Australia.

Stella has worked with musicians from all over the world.

We are big believers in ensuring our artists are paid well for their time. You can contribute to Stella in the full knowledge that the more people who attend, the more money she receives. Reward the arts and it will reward you. Contribute $15 and you’ll get a drink as a “thank you”.

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Draw the Nude Dude
Aug
1
7:30 pm19:30

Draw the Nude Dude

He's baaaaaaaack!
Our very compliant and oh-so-polite nude dude is back for another drawing session. This is a free drawing event, hosted in the Basement Bar, where you're stepped through challenges and encouraged to drop your embarrassment, grab a charcoal and a drink and get drawing. Leave your prude at the door. Materials provided, bookings recommended.

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Hugo Race
Aug
8
8:00 pm20:00

Hugo Race

General admission: $45
General admission + supper: $65

Hugo Race, ex- Bad Seed and Wreckery founder, composer, producer and author returns with a new album from his  “Fatalists” project.

Never one to sit still, Race, follows his recent excursions into world electronica (Dirtmusic’s ‘Bu Bir Ruya’ and ‘Gemini 4’), 21st century blues (‘John Lee Hooker’s World Today’) with  a selection of modern folk songs on his latest album, “Taken by a Dream”.

The album is a cinematic tapestry of complex emotional states illuminated by mercurial moments of dazzling light and grace. Recorded in Sicily, Taken by The Dream is an album with a dark, nocturnal mood, characterised by pieces where the melodies, always tinged with a certain melancholic fatalism, float in textural and musical scores, crossing hypnotic rhythms with guitars of all kinds, sounds in reverse, organ, piano, keyboards and violins. 

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Basement Session: Nathan Power
Aug
10
3:00 pm15:00

Basement Session: Nathan Power

Nathan Power plays folk music inspired by an odd up-bringing. Born in Pakistan and growing up in Yemen and Kenya, Nathan borrows inspiration from artists such as the Tallest Man on Earth and Leonard Cohen. Armed with a parlour guitar this is folk music at its finest.

2018 saw over 60 shows with the release of Nathan’s debut EP ‘We Were Wild’ and plays across PBS, RRR and Triple J. Nathan kicked off 2019 with the release of new single ‘Walking Wounded’.

We are big believers in ensuring our artists are paid well for their time. You can contribute to the Rod’s performance in the full knowledge that the more people who attend, the more money he will receive. Reward the arts and it will reward you. Contribute $15 and you’ll get a drink as a “thank you”.

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Basement Session: Mariah McCarthy
Aug
17
3:00 pm15:00

Basement Session: Mariah McCarthy

Folk artist Mariah McCarthy is one of regional Victoria’s most prized possessions. With a beckoning voice of home, the honest and tender performer captivates every ear in the room.

Mariah is influenced by the story telling of Dylan and Young, with femininity reminiscent of Joni. This combined with her unique folk style makes for an enchanting, intimate performance from the young artist. Don’t miss the exquisite story telling of Mariah McCarthy.

We are big believers in ensuring our artists are paid well for their time. You can contribute to the Rod’s performance in the full knowledge that the more people who attend, the more money he will receive. Reward the arts and it will reward you. Contribute $15 and you’ll get a drink as a “thank you”.

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Basement Session: Tristen Bird
Aug
31
3:00 pm15:00

Basement Session: Tristen Bird

Tristen Bird deals in subtle, intimate, mood-driven storytelling.

Born of a country-folk musician father, he turned to his craft early, developing a style that utilises textured finger style guitar and combines stringed soundscapes.

Off the back of two successful national tours, showcases in Nashville, Tristen is recording album #3.

We are big believers in ensuring our artists are paid well for their time. You can contribute to the Rod’s performance in the full knowledge that the more people who attend, the more money he will receive. Reward the arts and it will reward you. Contribute $15 and you’ll get a drink as a “thank you”.

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Karen Lee Andrews
Oct
16
8:30 pm20:30

Karen Lee Andrews

General admission: $25
General admission + supper: $45

Karen Lee Andrews has reconnected with her guitar, hitting new strides and a new style, which can only be described as Oceanic Blues. And now this commanding Polynesian woman of soul is back with her own original music and new EP.

Her sound is an exceptional blend of American Blues, Soul and Gospel. The roots of the sound are gritty guitar, glowing valves, lush tremolo and deep reverb in a distinctively fluid Oceanic expression.

Doors open 7pm.

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Out of Copyright film night - Glen or Glenda? (1953)
Jul
18
7:00 pm19:00

Out of Copyright film night - Glen or Glenda? (1953)

Another low budget classic, Glen or Glenda is a plea for tolerance for the cross dressers of the 1950s. Our hero is Glen, who is struggling with his urges to dress in his fiancee Barbara’s clothing. There’s lots of shots of him staring mournfully into shop windows. But Barbara is beginning to suspect there’s another woman in his life, who would have thought it was Glen’s alter ego Glenda!


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Michael Westlake Trio
Jul
17
7:30 pm19:30

Michael Westlake Trio

The Michael Westlake Trio is Michael on keyboards and vocals, Denis Toner on double bass and Michael Evans-Barker on drums and percussion. Look forward to an evening of blended jazz fusion with classical influences, and an adventure at every turn. We are big believers in ensuring our artists are paid well for their time. You can contribute to the Michael Westlake Trio in the full knowledge that the more people who attend, the more money they receive. Reward the arts and it will reward you. Contribute $15 and you’ll get a drink as a “thank you”.

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The New Savages
Jul
13
7:30 pm19:30

The New Savages

General admission: $25
General admission + supper: $45

The New Savages are an Indie Blues band. Their sound's unique texture comes from taking inspiration mostly on the first generation of recorded Delta Blues, Gospel and Country Music recorded in the 1920's/30's.

Singer Milan’s striking baritone vocals evoke the spirit of a great poet. His guitar playing is a simple, primitive and hypnotic Blues boogie not unlike John Lee Hooker's – it's one that taps into the raw, authentic strand of Blues guitar that has been forgotten and neglected by a lot of modern Blues performers.

The New Savages have a subtle sense of charisma and confidence that seems to come from having their ears are tuned to the sounds of the old world. This deep interest in the history of the blues led Milan on a pilgrimages into the Mississippi Hill Country. The journey served as an inspirational basis for the band's debut album Seventh Son.

The release of Seventh Son sees the band embarking on a national tour across the country.

Evening show: 7.30-9.30pm.

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Basement Session: Rod Gear
Jul
13
3:00 pm15:00

Basement Session: Rod Gear

Stalwart musician, Rod Gear brings his Latin and Middle Eastern musical expressions to The Basement Bar. Using his guitar and loop station, Gear creates subtle loops that draw the listener in, evoking a spectrum of emotion & thought. His arrangements of familiar songs, leave you with the essence of the composition, whilst injecting his own unique views into the mix. A great afternoon for some reflective world music.

We are big believers in ensuring our artists are paid well for their time. You can contribute to the Rod’s performance in the full knowledge that the more people who attend, the more money he will receive. Reward the arts and it will reward you. Contribute $15 and you’ll get a drink as a “thank you”.

 

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Floyd Thursby
Jul
10
7:30 pm19:30

Floyd Thursby

Tickets $15, including drink

Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Floyd Thursby appears live at Ballarat's Lost Ones Bar and Gallery performing songs from his upcoming album 'To those in flames' (Ang Fang Industries) produced by ARIA award-winning producer Marty Brown (Art of Fighting, Clare Bowditch).

"Floyd Thursby has a fascinating voice. But of course, all that would be insignificant without great songs as vehicles for that voice. Thursby has armfuls of them." (Rhythms magazine)

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Basement Session: Four Lions (solo) and Nathan Seeckts
Jun
29
3:00 pm15:00

Basement Session: Four Lions (solo) and Nathan Seeckts

General admission $15 including drink

Geelong-based troubadour Nathan Seeckts is a singer-songwriter who fuses Americana, folk, country and blues in a voice that is equal parts gravel and passion.

Seeckts has been writing, recording and performing as a solo artist since 2010, self-producing and releasing three EPs during this time. His new album, The Heart Of The City, came out in March.

Shann Lions, who fronts Bendigo-based band Four Lions, writes songs that conjure up a cocktail of roots, rock and alt-country blended with the spirit of the bush.

Four Lions, who formed in 2015, released their fourth album, Hard Days, in May on their own label Verse Chorus Verse.

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Granny Square Workshop: Next Steps
Jun
29
2:00 pm14:00

Granny Square Workshop: Next Steps

  • The Lost Ones Contemporary Art Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Classes: $30

Learn the basics of one of the most on-trend classics: crocheting. Be a part of the resurgence of granny square fashion with Ballarat’s own Granny Square Lady, Pauline O’Shannessy-Dowling, and get up there with famous courure houses like Yves Saint Laurent, Miu Miu or Valentino. Book in for a one-off beginners class or further your skills with the Next Steps

Join us for complimentary cups of tea and good chat. Beginners will learn basic stitches, what the required materials are, some crocheting language, and receive a starter gift pack. The Next Step classes will continue the granny square technique and learn how to join squares to make a scarf or blanket.

Beginners classes run from 2pm - 5pm, Saturday 8 and Saturday 22 June. Next Step classes run from 2pm - 5pm, Saturday 15 and Saturday 29 June. All materials provided.

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The Piano Man
Jun
26
7:30 pm19:30

The Piano Man

Tickets $15 including drink.

Piano man Matt Ganim brings his extensive musical repertoire back to The Lost Ones for an evening of entertainment.

With classics from Elvis Presley,  Billy Joel and Elton John to hits from Fleetwood Mac, Snow Patrol, Adele and more, Matt’s got your song requests covered.

Come down and sing along, challenge Matt’s musical knowledge or just enjoy the entertainment.

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Basement Session: Nina Rose
Jun
22
3:00 pm15:00

Basement Session: Nina Rose

Tickets $15 including drink

Nina Rose is a Melbourne singer songwriter, whose music combines folk and pop.

Her original songs evoke love, loss and hope, drawing you into the journey.

You will find her singing in local bars or on outdoor stages beneath the stars. Nina will be joined by support act Patrick Evans.

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Granny Square Workshop: Beginners
Jun
22
2:00 pm14:00

Granny Square Workshop: Beginners

  • The Lost Ones Contemporary Art Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Classes: $30

Learn the basics of one of the most on-trend classics: crocheting. Be a part of the resurgence of granny square fashion with Ballarat’s own Granny Square Lady, Pauline O’Shannessy-Dowling, and get up there with famous courure houses like Yves Saint Laurent, Miu Miu or Valentino. Book in for a one-off beginners class or further your skills with the Next Steps

Join us for complimentary cups of tea and good chat. Beginners will learn basic stitches, what the required materials are, some crocheting language, and receive a starter gift pack. The Next Step classes will continue the granny square technique and learn how to join squares to make a scarf or blanket.

Beginners classes run from 2pm - 5pm, Saturday 8 and Saturday 22 June. Next Step classes run from 2pm - 5pm, Saturday 15 and Saturday 29 June. All materials provided.

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Cocktail Workshop: The Negroni
Jun
20
7:30 pm19:30

Cocktail Workshop: The Negroni

Celebrate the centenary of the Negroni with a dedicated cocktail workshop at The Lost Ones.

Learn the art of the Negroni with a workshop led by one of our cocktail masters in the Basement Bar.

Bitter, sweet, dry and refreshing all at once, the Negroni has been called the perfect cocktail. Find out the history behind its creation, and how to make three variations.

Tickets $20, and include a Negroni of your choice.

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Rob Snarski
Jun
15
8:30 pm20:30

Rob Snarski

Tickets
General Admission:
$35.00 GST Inc.
General Admission + Supper: $50.00 GST Inc.

Rob Snarksi, of Blackeyed Susans fame, brings his golden croon to the Basement Bar for a night of poignant tales and inspired music from his new solo album ‘Sparrow & Swan’.

With lyrical songs about cab drivers, Robert Mitchum, lost sailors, the sun and the sky (to take a random sample), Rob is joined by maestro guitarist Shane O’Mara for an unforgettable night of musical story-telling. Don’t miss this chance to see two gifted performers in the intimate setting of The Lost Ones Basement Bar, for one night only.

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Granny Square Workshop: Next Steps
Jun
15
2:00 pm14:00

Granny Square Workshop: Next Steps

  • The Lost Ones Contemporary Art Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Classes: $30

Learn the basics of one of the most on-trend classics: crocheting. Be a part of the resurgence of granny square fashion with Ballarat’s own Granny Square Lady, Pauline O’Shannessy-Dowling, and get up there with famous courure houses like Yves Saint Laurent, Miu Miu or Valentino. Book in for a one-off beginners class or further your skills with the Next Steps

Join us for complimentary cups of tea and good chat. Beginners will learn basic stitches, what the required materials are, some crocheting language, and receive a starter gift pack. The Next Step classes will continue the granny square technique and learn how to join squares to make a scarf or blanket.

Beginners classes run from 2pm - 5pm, Saturday 8 and Saturday 22 June. Next Step classes run from 2pm - 5pm, Saturday 15 and Saturday 29 June. All materials provided.

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Draw the Nude Dude
Jun
13
7:30 pm19:30

Draw the Nude Dude

He's baaaaaaaack!
Our very compliant and oh-so-polite nude dude is back for another drawing session. This is a free drawing event, hosted in the Basement Bar, where you're stepped through challenges and encouraged to drop your embarrassment, grab a charcoal and a drink and get drawing. Leave your prude at the door. Materials provided.

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Basement Session: Nick Harris
Jun
8
3:00 pm15:00

Basement Session: Nick Harris

Tickets $15 including drink

Hailing from the old mining town of Ballarat, Nick is an entertainer who regular spends time at local live music hubs. Accompanied by piano and guitar, Nick is influenced by Alternative Country, Folk and Rock n’ Roll. Warren Zevon and Townes Van Zandt contribute to his musical sound.   

The love and passion shines through the music that is sung and played by Nick, with a true appreciation for lyrics and acoustics, a genuine sound that echoes the older sounds of the past.

Nick entered his journey into singing and playing at the age of 26, despite always relishing various music genres throughout his youth years. The moment Nick commenced playing music, he became inspired to write his own material and become a musician that offers something unique and special for the listeners. Nick sings some of his most loved songs on piano with the hope to introduce old songs to new listeners.

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Granny Square Workshop: Beginners
Jun
8
2:00 pm14:00

Granny Square Workshop: Beginners

  • The Lost Ones Contemporary Art Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Classes: $30

Learn the basics of one of the most on-trend classics: crocheting. Be a part of the resurgence of granny square fashion with Ballarat’s own Granny Square Lady, Pauline O’Shannessy-Dowling, and get up there with famous courure houses like Yves Saint Laurent, Miu Miu or Valentino. Book in for a one-off beginners class or further your skills with the Next Steps

Join us for complimentary cups of tea and good chat. Beginners will learn basic stitches, what the required materials are, some crocheting language, and receive a starter gift pack. The Next Step classes will continue the granny square technique and learn how to join squares to make a scarf or blanket.

Beginners classes run from 2pm - 5pm, Saturday 8 and Saturday 22 June. Next Step classes run from 2pm - 5pm, Saturday 15 and Saturday 29 June. All materials provided.

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Out of Copyright film night: The brain that wouldn't die (1962)
Jun
6
7:00 pm19:00

Out of Copyright film night: The brain that wouldn't die (1962)

It’s a familiar tale. A talented, yet slightly unhinged, surgeon (Jason Evers) is tampering with body parts to try and keep them alive and building a bank of failed experiments which he keeps locked in a cupboard. When his sexy fiancee (Virginia Leith) is unexpectedly decapitated in a car accident he stuffs her head in his jacket and runs home to his basement lab. There he resuscitates his fiancee’s head, and resolves to find her a body to match. While the surgeon is off hunting in a burlesque nightclub for an alternative body to stick his fiancee’s head on to, the fiancee’s head starts to telepathically communicate with the rest of the failed experiments in the cupboard. Mayhem ensues. Plenty of buxom beauties and serious man talk, because, science. Recommended beverage is Jedi Juice, and haloumi fries. 2 stars.

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Life Drawing Series 2
Jun
5
6:00 pm18:00

Life Drawing Series 2

Life drawing returns for a second series
Single class: $25 inc GST / $20 inc GST for concession

Join us as we continue our discovery of the willow charcoal in the second life drawing series of 2019. Come down and dedicate some time to examining the human form throughout the whole 6-week series, or just for a one-off class.

Perfect for the experienced artist who simply wants to keep their skills up, as well as for the novice who wants to try something different.

This is a three-hour drawing class on a Wednesday night, with professional models and a warm and inviting atmosphere. Respond to the challenges set, or set your own path.

Easels, clips and boards provided. Please bring your own materials.

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Life Drawing Series 2
May
29
6:00 pm18:00

Life Drawing Series 2

Life drawing returns for a second series
Single class: $25 inc GST / $20 inc GST for concession

Join us as we continue our discovery of the willow charcoal in the second life drawing series of 2019. Come down and dedicate some time to examining the human form throughout the whole 6-week series, or just for a one-off class.

Perfect for the experienced artist who simply wants to keep their skills up, as well as for the novice who wants to try something different.

This is a three-hour drawing class on a Wednesday night, with professional models and a warm and inviting atmosphere. Respond to the challenges set, or set your own path.

Easels, clips and boards provided. Please bring your own materials.

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Basement Session: Shaftwerk
May
25
3:00 pm15:00

Basement Session: Shaftwerk

General admission: $10
General admission + drink: $15

Shaftwerk began as a busking duo featuring Andre Prenc and Adrian Jones. While both men’s musical backgrounds are firmly rooted in heavy rock, metal and punk they both shared a love and interest in 1850’s music.

After numerous busking and small venue gigs with Andre playing acoustic nylon string guitar and Adrian playing woodbox they added to the duo with Peter Bray (steel string acoustic) and Paul Elliott (tin whistle) to complete the current line up.

Featuring songs from Stephen Foster along with many contemporary Irish and English folk songs of the same era the boys add a modern tinge to these classic standards. Along with a healthy mix of sea shanties and a few reworked modern classics, Shaftwerk deliver a foot stomping show that will have you dancing and singing along to these great old tunes. 

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The Rum Rebellion - celebrating the spirit of uprising
May
24
7:00 pm19:00

The Rum Rebellion - celebrating the spirit of uprising

This Ballarat Heritage Week, The Lost Ones Basement Bar is celebrating the spirit of uprising - RUM.

A selection of carefully crafted cocktails, all including that essential of ingredients linked back to our rebellious era, are available for one night only. Come and revel in the spirit of the times, the alcohol that fed democracy. A night to raise a glass to our forebears, and recognise the chaos, the tumult and the raw energy that made our city great.

Free entry. This is a night of potation worthy of bushrangers…

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The Kelly Gang Remixed - with Geoffrey Williams
May
24
7:00 pm19:00

The Kelly Gang Remixed - with Geoffrey Williams

Tickets: $15 (sorry no concessions)

It’s over 100 years since the silent movie, The Story of the Kelly Gang, opened in Melbourne. This Australian-made production is thought to be the world’s first feature-length narrative movie. Despite raking in thousands of pounds and being celebrated as a landmark Australian film, by the end of the Second World War all known prints of the movie were thought to have vanished. Until the mid-1970s, some publicity material and a few photographs were all that remained. Thanks to some lucky finds and painstaking work, 16 minutes of this extraordinary film has now been pieced together and restored.

During the 2019 Ballarat Heritage Week, we're revisiting and remixing The Story of the Kelly Gang, with the help of local performer Geoffrey Williams. The inaugural performance of this world-class silent film has been now set to an original, commissioned musical, interpretative piece.

A handful of tickets are available to this "world premiere" of our remix of The Kelly Gang. 

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Life Drawing Series 2
May
22
6:00 pm18:00

Life Drawing Series 2

Life drawing returns for a second series
Single class: $25 inc GST / $20 inc GST for concession

Join us as we continue our discovery of the willow charcoal in the second life drawing series of 2019. Come down and dedicate some time to examining the human form throughout the whole 6-week series, or just for a one-off class.

Perfect for the experienced artist who simply wants to keep their skills up, as well as for the novice who wants to try something different.

This is a three-hour drawing class on a Wednesday night, with professional models and a warm and inviting atmosphere. Respond to the challenges set, or set your own path.

Easels, clips and boards provided. Please bring your own materials.

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Basement Session: Mick Trembath
May
18
3:00 pm15:00

Basement Session: Mick Trembath

General admission: $10
General admission + drink: $15

The insanely talented Mick Trembath is set to entertain us this Saturday for our Basement Bar Sessions. Kick back with Mick as he takes you an a wander through his influences, from Blind Blake to Fred Frith. Mick is as comfortable playing country rags as he is playing prepared guitar sonics.

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Cocktail workshop
May
16
7:30 pm19:30

Cocktail workshop

Learn the art of cocktail making with a workshop led by one of our cocktail masters in the Basement Bar. Build your cocktail repertoire from scratch with a classic that every cocktail fan should know: the martini.

Whether you like your martini dirty, you're more of a 007 fan, or you prefer our personal favourite, the Vesper, we'll show you how to get it right every time.

Tickets $15, and include a martini of your choice.

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Life Drawing Series 2
May
15
6:00 pm18:00

Life Drawing Series 2

Life drawing returns for a second series
Single class: $25 inc GST / $20 inc GST for concession

Join us as we continue our discovery of the willow charcoal in the second life drawing series of 2019. Come down and dedicate some time to examining the human form throughout the whole 6-week series, or just for a one-off class.

Perfect for the experienced artist who simply wants to keep their skills up, as well as for the novice who wants to try something different.

This is a three-hour drawing class on a Wednesday night, with professional models and a warm and inviting atmosphere. Respond to the challenges set, or set your own path.

Easels, clips and boards provided. Please bring your own materials.

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Basement Session: Paige Duggan Duo
May
11
3:00 pm15:00

Basement Session: Paige Duggan Duo

General admission $10
General admission + drink $15

Paige Duggan's approach to jazz is raw and honest. Her voice and passion for jazz exploration equal an extraordinary and rare talent. She explores vulnerability and risk, crafting a truly engaging listening experience.

Paired with Wayne Parker, a musically sensitive, thoughtful, talented guitarist, the duo present jazz as an exploration of stories which evolve. Moments of fluidity, quirkiness and humour. They perform traditional jazz standards in a contemporary manner as well as modern tunes.

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A Single Malt Whisky Adventure: Plate Up Ballarat
May
10
7:00 pm19:00

A Single Malt Whisky Adventure: Plate Up Ballarat

Tickets: $120

Take a heady deep-dive into the world of single cask, single malt scotch whisky.

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A comprehensive guided tasting of the world's finest and rarest whiskys by the internationally recognised Scotch Malt Whisky Society. An evening of drams complemented with finely aged and cured meats, mouthwatering cheeses and preserves.

Featuring Oakwood Smallgoods (Castlemaine), Goldfields Cheese (Ballarat), Salt Kitchen Charcuterie (Ballarat) and Il Piccolo Gelato (Ballarat).



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