Courses & Events

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Local chef Joe Perse creates delicious pizzas to share. Come and join the growing number of people who have discovered our pizza lunches! Great food, Great conversation.

4th February
4th March
and school holiday special: 8th April, 12-2pm

12-1:30pm Supper Room, Town Hall. $5.00
Bookings essential. Joe's pizzas are becoming renowned in the neighbourhood!

For the keen cook
Join Joe in the kitchen to make dough for the pizza bases. Then wander up to the pizza oven to cook and eat around the campfire.

11.00am in the kitchen at the Town Hall.

Call the Neighbourhood House or pop in to make your booking.

Pizza Angel


Sharing art, ideas, food and conversation. Last Thursday of the month in the gallery at the Lee Medlyn Home of Bottles. Bread and soup provided. BYO beverage. $5.00

February: Thursday 27th, 6-8pm

Introducing GRASSLANDS

A unique theatrical event being developed and performed in Clunes.

Join Rebecca Russell and Ken Evans as they discuss the ideas, artists and process behind their latest production GRASSLANDS. Working with dance puppetry, projection and a stage of living native grasses, GRASSLANDS explores our fragile connection to place. GRASSLANDS brings together an exciting team of local and Melbourne based artists and ecologists to develop this work during 2014.

March: Thursday 27th, 6-8pm

The Booksellers of Clunes present:
My first favourite book

Join the booksellers of Clunes as they discuss the first book that rocked their world and set them on the path towards owning a bookshop. Join this discussion about early influences and the impact a good book can have on a young mind. What was your first favourite book?

Featuring Pam Adams, Ian Baker, David Bernstien, James Curzon-Siggers, Joan Rogers, Wendy Sattler and Robin Schmidt.


A unique theatrical event being developed and performed in Clunes. Did you know our unique volcanic indigenous grasslands are among the most endangered natural habitats in the world?

More information coming soon.

upcoming workshops ...

Wednesday 12th March, 11am-12.30pm, Bottle Museum
$5.00 includes morning tea

Old fashioned Household Remedies

facilitated by Pam Adams

Come and join the conversation on Home Remedies and Brews. Bring along a recipe for your favourite natural product that you can make at home, be it shampoo, air freshener, kitchen or bathroom cleaner, or health remedy. Share your thoughts or just listen and take home some fabulous ideas. Old ideas are new again!



Thursday 20th March, 6pm-9pm, $5.00
COMMUNITY SPACE (Alliance St behind the Bottle Museum)

NATIVE GRASSES - identify, propagate, grow

with Dale Tonkinson - Ecologist with 20 years specialising in native grasses.

Help grow grass for the GRASSLANDS project while learning simple techniques to be able to grow your own. Native grasses are easy to grow and they are perfect for home gardeners, conservation, preservation or farming. Learn basic identification of native grasses and how to successfully propagate from seed and division.

BBQ included, Places limited, Bookings required



Date to be advised, $35.00 includes fabric


with Janette Wotherspoon

Use rose petals, tumeric, walnuts and other natural products to dye fabric.
This is an easy, fun, inexpensive and fascinating way to change the colour of
drab old material. Bring natural fibre clothing or fabric to dye or work with the
fabric provided.


Date to be advised





with Janette Wotherspoon

Textile artist Janette Wotherspoon is offering 3 half day workshops that will inspire your creativity and develop drawings, designs and motifs for screen printing. The motifs and designs will be reproduced on to a small screen printing process used to print on new and vintage fabrics or recycled garments. This can be used as a way to embellish plain fabrics to create a unique and individual style of your own. The fabrics can then be used to create clothing, home wares such as cushions or craft items for your self and your home.

Bookings essential, these workshops require a minimum number of bookings to go ahead so spread the word!

Saturday 15th March, 1pm-4pm, $30.00

Session One - Drawing and designing motifs suitable for screen printing.
Create your own original designs or bring designs to adapt for printing such as gift card and wrapping paper designs. Please bring pencils for drawing, a sketchbook and designs
to adapt. Sketchbooks will be available for purchase at the workshop.


Saturday 22nd March, 1pm-4pm, $35.00 fabric included

Session Two - Screen printing the motifs and designs on to fabrics as
placement prints.
The designs can be used to embellish clothing or homewares you already have. There will be an opportunity to also do some stencil printing using other forms of printing and stamping. Bring along garments or fabric for printing or work with the fabric supplied. Fabric must be natural fibre, 100% cotton or 100% silk are best.


Saturday 29th March, 1-4pm, $30.00

Session Three - Make a product, jewellery or embellish clothing using your newly printed designs. Make a cushion or a bag or a simple garment from the printed fabrics you have made. You will be able to access new tips for sewing tuition and product designing advice in this workshop. Bring your sewing machine and garments, cushions etc to embellish. There will be a couple of machines also available on the day.


We are open:
Tuesday-Friday 9:45am to 3:15pm

70 Bailey Street Clunes
Clunes 3370 VIC

Ph: (03) 5345 4078
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Please put "Course Enquiry" in the subject line.

Clunes Neighbourhood House Inc. acknowledges the support of
Hepburn Shire Council and the Australia Council for the Arts
for our events.

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