Media Centre

Media Centre

All media enquiries should be directed to Madeleine Blake on 0400 262 505.

The Festival is returning in 2022 on a reduced capacity

Despite running on a reduced capacity the festival will deliver a thought provoking and engaging program of events when it returns to the charming village of Woodend over the Queen’s Birthday long
weekend, from 10-13 June, 2022.

Melbourne – we’ll wait for you! New dates for Woodend Winter Arts Festival

With the announcement this week that Melbourne people can’t get out to the regions for the long weekend, the Woodend Winter Arts Festival has postponed to contingency dates. 4/6/2021

Our festival contingency plans were designed for this current eventuality

When planning for a future Festival in this new Covid era, the eventuality of what is now happening was central to our thinking. This year’s Covid-cautious festival was planned with potential snap lock downs in mind and how these would impact on us logistically, artistically and of course, financially. 29/5/2021

Whether it’s a book, theatre performance or music – write what you know

Three special events for the thinkers and the writers among us at this year’s Woodend Winter Arts Festival – with topics ranging from revenge to satire, and on to Bach. 1/6/2021   [NB the dates referred to in this press release have now changed]

Woodend Winter Arts Festival establishes Memorial lecture to honour Sheila Drummond

Last year the Woodend Winter Arts Festival committee and community of volunteers and supporters were devastated by the loss of one of the founding members and half of the driving force behind its literary program, Sheila Drummond, who died in February 2020.  31/5/2021 [NB the dates referred to in this press release have now changed]

Patient music lovers rewarded

Determined to return – even if it’s not quite the same as it was all those years ago pre-COVID – the Woodend Winter Arts Festival will take place over the Queen’s Birthday Weekend with four fabulous concerts for patient post-lockdown music lovers. [NB the dates referred to in this press release have now changed]