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White Night | Deborah Klein: ‘Decorated Women’

The White Night excitement is certainly building. Deborah Klein whose work many locals (and beyond) will be familiar with, will be featuing her work ‘Decorated Women’ at Cobbs Corner, just up the road from the BMI. Visiting Deborah’s website is a treat in itself, however projection will be spectacular. Deborah is a long-standing member of

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Book of the Week

Rosemary’s Book of the Week | 13 May 2024

Making Up Amanda Rozzi Bazzani. A Cold Case Ballarat, 1988.  After a normal day of filming, movie star Amanda King got into a car outside her hotel and was never seen again. A Cop Who Can’t Forget DI Tom Burn was a young officer at the time King went missing.  Burnt out and close to

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Book of the Week

Rosemary’s Book of the Week | 6 May 2024

Daddy’s Girl Josephine Cox. When heartbroken Sarah Quinn is left to care for her father and siblings after her mother dies, it’s hard to watch their loving dad, Fred, drift into drink and despair. With money tight, Sarah is determined to keep the family together. But they receive a shock when Fred Quinn announces he is

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Board Members

Introducing Malcolm Roberts | Board Member, Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute

Introducing Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute Board Member, Malcolm Roberts. Malcolm Roberts is Ballarat born and educated. He has had a varied business career in hospitality, corporate management and senior management where he was responsible for delivering high levels of customer service.  Malcolm has a firm commitment and passion for the Ballarat community and the region, supporting local

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Author Talks

Garry Disher at the BMI

We had a packed house in the Humffray Room for Garry Disher on Sunday. Garry proved a witty and articulate interviewee, and had the audience of over 80 rapt with tales of his literary career (being nominated for the Booker Prize); amusing anecdotes about readers who worry that the author “condones” the awful things his

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BMI Fundraiser

The Hideaways,
The Harmonies &
Surf Shadows. 

2 course dinner & lots
of dancing