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From the Artistic Director

From the Artistic Director

Dear Arts Lovers,

Welcome to the sixteenth Woodend Winter Arts Festival – reimagined!

2021 would have been our 17th festival, except for the major challenges worldwide in 2020. Like hundreds of arts organisations, we adapt and change and do the best we can in the circumstances.

Last year, just before lockdown, started very sadly with the death of our beloved founding member Sheila Drummond. We hope that we can pay tribute to her and to ensure that we help her vision come to fruition. We hope you will be patient with us as we work behind the scenes.

This year, in order to meet restrictions and be adaptable, we are extending the festival period into the winter months. More to come as soon as we have information available. Flexibility and being able to adapt to any sudden potential lockdowns is up front in our minds this year.

We hope you take full advantage of what is on offer and have a holiday in the beautiful Macedon Ranges, enjoying the food and wine of our region and exploring the different locations around Woodend, and planning your return visit.

Jacqueline Ogeil
Artistic Director and Founder