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The Spirit Level or The Strange Case of Agatha Banks Experience the glorious setting of Her Majesty’s Theatre with students from Fed Uni’s renowned Music Theatre program. The Australian premiere of a new opera with music by Fed Uni lecturer Dr Rick Chew and libretto by Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre in London. This production, created especially for Ballarat Heritage Weekend 2017, is directed by renowned writer and director Anthony Crowley. 8 Where: Her Majesty’s Theatre, 17 Lydiard Street South When: 10am & 3pm, Saturday & Sunday Cost/bookings: Free More information: www.hermaj.com.au Accessiblity: Wheelchair access The Secret River The Lost Ones presents this special screening of the landmark drama The Secret River in our Basement Bar, introduced by Executive Producer, Stephen Luby of Ruby Entertainment. The Secret River is based on the novel by Kate Grenville and directly addresses our founding colonial narrative and the displacement and dispossession of the Indigenous peoples that was carried out in the name of progress. 14 Where: Lost Ones Gallery, Camp Street, Ballarat When: 7pm, Saturday Cost/bookings: Free. Limited places. More information & Reservations: www.thelostones.com.au Rare Books and Mysterious Stories Immerse yourself in pop-up one-hour performances with Fed Uni Arts Academy actors, in a rare theatrical experience of ‘Rare Books and Mysterious Stories’ in the BMI. Extraordinary stories of Ballarat’s past; her spirits and spooks, charlatans and hopeful monsters. 13 Where: Ballaarat Mechanics Insitute, Sturt Street When: 10am & 12pm, Saturday & Sunday Cost/bookings: Free More information: www.heritageweekend.com.au Accessiblity: Wheelchair access www.heritageweekend.com.au 13