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Lucie Thorne & The Yearlings

Friday 22nd September

Lucie Thorne & The Yearlings return to Castlemaine for an intimate evening concert at The Diggers Store on Friday 22nd September.

Lucie Thorne has earned her place as one of Australia’s most striking contemporary songsmiths. With eleven releases to her name – including her latest LP Everything Sings Tonight – and a prodigious touring schedule, Thorne continues to carve out an extraordinary creative career. Thorne conjure “exquisitely impressionistic… poetry in motion” (**** Rolling Stone) with an intimacy and warmth for which her live shows have become so renowned. “A demonstration of power through grace and subtlety. World Class.” (Roots Down) “Atmospheric, innovative… brilliance” (****Sydney Morning Herald).

South Australian sweethearts The Yearlings make music that exudes raw beauty, honesty, intimacy and passion, and have built a reputation for their evocative songwriting, keen harmonies and mesmerizing live performances. With Parkinson’s signature guitar tones and Chalklen’s hypnotic prose, The Yearlings deliver tunes with a confidence that carries an addictive fragility. Quiet, intimate, raw and powerful, they produce a new strain of acoustic music, distilling Americana alt. country through the filter of distinctly Australian life.


Doors at 7pm. Tickets $18 pre-sales/$20 door

Pre-sales here

Mandala Workshop – with Stephanie June Ellis

Saturday 23rd September

A mindful practice for self expression:

Invest a moment in time and allow your mind the freedom to express, with no judgment in a safe supportive environment.

This is not a colouring in class – You will be creating your very own personal Mandala. Stephanie will teach you the fundamental principles behind making a Mandala and guide you through this mindful practice, allowing your mind the freedom to express your individual personality.

ALL Materials are provided
NO artistic skills required
For ALL Ages
Free refreshments inc. Tea making facilities
On-site Barista available from 10am for that morning coffee BUZZ!

Investment $35
Bookings essential *
Note: Limited spots available
* To secure your spot please book in advance
Payments can be made through paypal or bank transer through my website
* No refunds


0407 690 769

Mandala Therapy
Art making for the purpose of transcendence, mindfulness, and wellness.
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Traditionally, the mandala is used as a meditation tool to search for the meaning of self. This often requires a study of this diagram which we may call the “personality” – the part of ourselves which bares witness to our vast invisible potential.

The very nature of creating a mandala is therapeutic and symbolic. The shapes and colours you create in your mandala art therapy will reflect your inner self at the time of creation. Using ones instinct and feeling should inspire and guide you through the process of creation.

Ultimately, you will be creating a portrait of yourself. Whatever you are feeling at that time, whatever emotions are coming through, will be represented in your mandala art therapy.

When you reach your destination, you will have a representation of something meaningful that you can take home with you or “gift” to someone who might appreciate it.
Once you have enjoyed creating your mandala, it has already served its purpose for you
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It is a snapshot of you – a brief moment in time spontaneously expressed through your unique personal mandala.

About Your Facilitator:

Stephanie June Ellis has been working as a professional artist for the past 10 years and is a qualified colour therapist .
Her creative practice aims to transcend viewers beyond the physical world and encourage a wider vision of awareness through spiritual and enchanted themes. By exploring symbolic references, she plays amongst geometric and organically formed abstract patterns influenced by vibration, energy, light.

From an early age Stephanie found herself in the midst of an overbearing fast paced life, consuming her mind and body into depletion. It was only through art that she was able to listen, observe and find peace within her struggles.
With each gesture, stroke and colour, she found the space to allow things to come and go and trust her inner vision.

As a result of her own healing journey, Stephanie went on to complete a diploma in Colour Therapy. She now facilitates guided meditation & creative workshops which provide non-invasive techniques aiming to bring balance & harmony in all areas of life.

For now, Stephanie currently resides between Australia and Bali, deepening her daily self practice and engaging with local communities offering a safe space for people to visually express themselves, adorn their homes and their bodies, to contemplate spirituality, to heal, reframe, transform and relate.

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Tickets: https://www.stephaniejuneellis.com/workshops