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The Ballarat LoungeRoom

30 May, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 20 June, 2014 @ 8:00 pm


Someplace Far, Far Away From the Everyday




WHO               Ballarat LoungeRoom


WHAT              Free Friday evening music & dance extravaganzas featuring magical music, enchanting enactments, captivating cuisine, and astonishing artistry


WHEN             Fridays, 30 May – 20 June 6 – 8pm


WHERE                        M.A.D.E. Theatrette 102 Stawell Street South & Eureka Street


Don’t take your Snuggie out of mothballs quite yet – the Ballarat LoungeRoom is set to transform Winter in Ballarat into someplace warm and wonderful!


The cold-weather cousin of the popular Ballarat Backyard Tasters has found cozy digs through June at M.A.D.E. (Museum of Australian Democracy @ Eureka), and is bringing musical experiences from the world over to town and to the dance floor for the season.


Over four Friday evenings from 6 – 8pm, 30 May – 20 June, you can learn some new moves and travel someplace far, far away from the same-old-same-old with by imbibing our secret formula of magical music, astonishing artistry, enchanting enactments – and you can always stoke your furnace for more dancing with our captivating cuisine and intoxicating infusions!


Friday, 20 May          Latin American Magical Realism


Thomas Melgarejo Showy Dance

Awaken your inner sultry with Salsa and Argentinian Tango

Los Locos

Work that thang out on the dancefloor – and if you’re not sweating, you’re not

doing it right!


Friday, 6 June           Ballarat Goes Bollywood


Geelong Bollywood Dance Group

Break out those sequins, kids, and bounce that bindi

Om Music Group, Australia

Move with the groove that keeps 30 million Bollyfans hot & happening…

SpectraFlash Projections

Total sensory immersion in colour and sound!


Friday, 13 June         Gypsy Town


The Imprints

If the heart could play music, it would fire up with these dream-driven Euro gypsy / dub melodies that take you on a sweet voyage to the never-never

La Rumba

The passion and mystery of Flamenco that draws on the Romani: Moorish Spain, India, Egypt – anywhere but Deniliquin!


Friday, 20 June         Welcome Home: Refugee Week Special


Abe Ape

Hip-hop that is the exaltation of the spirit, movement of the heart, the boom-boom-bap!

The Living Arrows

Compelling song-stories of Afghani refugees now living in our town

Ajak Kwai & Band

Fiery Sudanese singer who draws on unique sound of her Dinka roots, gospel music, and driving jazz rhythms


Ballarat LoungeRoom is presented by the City of Ballarat Arts & Culture Unit as part of their Livening Live Music Ballarat initiative.


For further information on Ballarat LoungeRoom, contact;

Deborah Klein   deborahklein@ballarat.vic.gov.au


30 May, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
20 June, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
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Deborah Klein