Media Centre

Media Centre


All media enquiries should be directed to Alicia Kokocinski on 0403 172 024.

Media Releases


Media Release: Italian, Brazilian and Middle Eastern influences colour this year’s Woodend Winter Arts Festival: 22 May 2018

An international line up including two of Italy’s finest musicial talents, one of the leading lights of a new generation of Brazilian instrumentalists and an ARIA award-winning master of the Oud (a Middle Eastern lute) are soon to arrive in the heart of the Macedon Ranges for Australia’s leading regional classical music festival.


Media Release: Mad Spanish King Ferdinand and other political leaders – Max Gillies showcase: 21 May 2018

The elastic features and sharp wit of the fabulous Max Gillies will be showcased at this year’s Woodend Winter Arts Festival as he switches between a performance as Spain’s mad King Ferdinand VI and sifting through his archive of scripts to portray some of the most notable leaders of our times.


Media Release: Music in the dark, with Arabic influences in an octet or in a trio – your choice: 16 May 2018

Whether it’s Bach by Candlelight, or an ARIA Award-winning Middle Eastern inspired musical artist, a classical Schubert Octet or Baroque Concerto for Three Violins, the talent and the program at the Woodend Winter Arts Festival ensures there is no shortage of choice.


Media Release: Poetry, Prose and spoken word – from gritty reality to optimistic dreamers in the Macedon Ranges: 15 May 2018

Authors from the Macedon Ranges and some from further afield – including former senior government Minister Craig Emerson and a leading Australian slam poet will converge in Woodend for the Words and Ideas program of the Woodend Winter Arts Festival.


Media Release: Woodend environment fertile ground for writers: 9 May 2018

The Macedon Ranges has long proved fertile ground for writing talent – and the latest crop of published women authors proves the rule.


Media Release: Audacious project to present Renaissance pageant in regional Victoria: 26 April 2018

An ambitious collaboration of some of Australia’s leading creatives from different disciplines will bring to life ‘La Pellegrina’ (The Pilgrim Woman), most famously performed at the lavish wedding of Ferdinand I de’ Medici, Grand-Duke of Tuscany, with Christine de Lorraine, grand-daughter of the former queen-mother of France, Catherine de’ Medici in 1589.