Community Events

GUILTY – special CDOC event screening – 10 October


The Phee is delighted to host Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival (CDOC) on 10 October for a special screening of GUILTY, a powerful and moving Australian-made feature documentary charting the final 72 hours in the life of Myuran Sukumaran, one of the Bali 9. You can watch the official trailer here.

Wednesday October 10 is the sixteenth annual World Day against the Death Penalty. The screening of GUILTY will be one of thousands of supporting events and cinema screenings across the globe.

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That Was Then, This Is Now

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Join us as young adults and writers including Cate Kennedy, Robyn Annear and Ellie Marney come together on stage to discuss much loved modern classics that have made an impact on them.

This promises to be a lively and engaging conversation run in partnership with the Castlemaine Library and the Castlemaine Children’s Literature Festival.

Date:          Thursday, 8 November
Time:         5.30pm – 6.30pm
Where:      Castlemaine Library
Cost:          Free
Bookings: Eventbrite

Suitable for ages 12+.

Supported by a Mount Alexander Shire community grant and the Regional Centre for Culture program.

RetroSuburbia – An Evening with David Holmgren

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Join an insightful evening with leading Australian environmental thinker David Holmgren at the Phee Broadway Theatre, Castlemaine on Thursday 6 September from 7.oopm to 9.00pm.

David, who is best known as one of the co-originators of the permaculture concept, will present his highly engaging multi-media talk ‘Aussie Street’ which highlights the importance of incorporating household food growing and neighbourhood activity into everyday life.

Holmgren is the author of RetroSuburbia; the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future, which shows how Australians can downshift and retrofit their homes, gardens, communities and themselves to be more self-organised, sustainable and resilient.

Holmgren will also participate in a panel discussion and Q&A with local thought leaders and sustainability advocates. Local community and environment groups will hold an information display, with supper and drinks available for sale from 6.00pm.

This special event is hosted by Mount Alexander Shire Council as part of its Sustainable Living Workshop series, in partnership with Mount Alexander Sustainability Group (MASG).

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Professor Gillian Triggs keynote for Refugee Week

Professor Gillian Triggs

Professor Gillian Triggs will speak at the Phee on Monday 18 June as part of Refugee Week 2018. Click here for more information and to book.

Castlemaine Library Community Events

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Join in fun and educational events for all ages run by Castlemaine Library, many of which are held in the Phee Broadway Theatre.

The Castlemaine Library program includes author talks, expert workshops, science and technology, activities for children and young adults, music performances and more.

Most events are free.

Some events require bookings – click here for the full program and to book for individual events.