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WHAT’S ON LAKE MAC: Your guide to November events in Lake Macquarie

It’s a massive month for the events calendar in Lake Macquarie.

From fishing and history to exhibitions and workshops – There’s even a special screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show!

Check out the guide to November events in Lake Macquarie below.

MAJOR EVENTS

Let’s Fish Lake Mac

This contact-free fishing competition is a catch and release event with registrations taking place online. Participants will fish for the lakes most popular species. Catch your fish, take a photo, then release it and try and catch a bigger one.

When: Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 November 2021
Where: Lake Macquarie

Let’s Fish Festival

The Let’s Fish Festival is a family day out celebrating all things fishing, including roving performers, magical talent, creative puppetry, music from a variety of local musicians and much more! Tickets $10 for adults and free for children 15 and under. Bookings essential.

When: Sunday 14 November 2021
Where: Rathmines Theatre and park

History Illuminated

History’s time to shine! From 19- 28 November Lake Mac is celebrating History Illuminated featuring an evening with General Sir Peter Cosgrove workshops, exhibitions that highlight local, national, and international historical facts and fiction, research, art and writing.

When: 19-28 November
Where: Various locations across Lake Macquarie

Lake Mac Open Studios

Local artists and makers will open their studio doors and welcome the general public inside for a behind the scenes look; giving art lovers the chance to meet artists, learn about the creative process and purchase unique artworks to take home. 

When: Saturday 20 November and Sunday 21 November 2021
Where: Various studio’s across Lake Macquarie

ART AND CULTURE

MAC Workshop: Shibori and Fabric Printing

Join printmaker and textiles artist Amanda Donohue for a four-week art course. Explore techniques for shibori & indigo dyeing as well as fabric printing using linocut designs. $180 per person all materials supplied.

When: Tuesday 2 – 23 November 2021
Where: Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie

MAC – Watercolour Wednesday’s

Celebrate Spring with botanical illustrator and nature artist, Molly Gill for a four-week art course. Students of all levels of art experience are welcome. $160 per person.

When: Wednesday 3 – 24 November 2021
Where: Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie

Art for teens – Book of Beasts

Learn some illustration tips & tricks with Artist Tallulah Cunningham for a four-week art course. $100 per person.

When: Sunday 7 – 28 November 2021
Where: Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie

Late Mac: Honey, Honey, Honey

Learn how to draw bees with a local artist, using high grade luscious soft pastels, while feasting on honey themed gastronomic delights. Tickets $25per person over 18.

When: Friday 12 November 2021
Where: Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie

Sunday Sessions at MAC

Grab a wine or beer and enjoy some local music and artmaking. Tickets are $20, including one drink, cheese and all art materials.

When: Sunday 21 November 2021
Where: Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie

LIBRARIES AND THEATRES

Films @ Rathmines: Rocky Horror Picture Show

Enjoy film favourites from the last few decades with a glass of wine at Lake Mac’s Rathmines Theatre. Tickets $25 per person, included drinks and catering bookings essential.

When: Friday 19 November 2021
Where: Rathmines Theatre

Wartime Australia Tour: Max Dupain exhibition and Rathmines Theatre

Explore the recently restored Rathmines Theatre and our current exhibition ‘Max Dupain: Art and War’ with our expert guides. Bookings essential.

When: Saturday 20 November 2021
Where: Rathmines Theatre

An Evening with General Sir Peter Cosgrove

Join us for an evening with General Sir Peter Cosgrove and gain an insight into his extraordinarily full and eventful life, as he shares stories, thoughts and anecdotes from his book ‘You shouldn’t have joined’. $35 per person Includes individual cheese platter and drink on arrival. Bookings essential.

When: Tuesday 23 November 2021
Where: Rathmines Theatre

It’s A Long Way – Oz Rock in Words and Pictures

Jeff Apter and Phil Morris – Philip Morris is a legendary Australian music photographer; Jeff Apter has written 25 books about Australian music and musicians, together they discuss Philip’s photos of such icons as AC/DC, Vanda and Young, John Paul Young, the Angels and Midnight Oil, and the stories behind those images. Bookings essential.

When: Thursday 25 November 2021
Where: Rathmines Theatre

Daughter of the River Country – Dianne O’Brien in conversation with Sue Williams

Join Dianne O’Brien (known as Aunty Di) a Yorta Yorta woman as she tells her powerful memoir. Bookings essential.

When: Saturday 27 November 2021
Where: Rathmines Theatre

Showtime! Judy Nunn in Conversation

Judy Nunn will discuss her latest novel taking us on a scintillating journey through the golden age of Australian show business. Bookings essential.

When: Saturday 27 November 2021
Where: Rathmines Theatre

Sue Williams – Elizabeth and Elizabeth

Sue Williams will discuss her novel Elizabeth and Elizabeth and her fascination with early colonial Australian history. Bookings essential.

When: Saturday 27 November 2021
Where: Rathmines Theatre

An afternoon of Fashion and History

Join us for a Fashion of the 1940s Parade with the Australian Museum of Clothing giving the opportunity to view parts of their collection and listen to the stories exploring a fascinating social history. $15 per person includes entry, drink on arrival, tea & coffee.

When: Sunday 28 November 2021
Where: Rathmines Theatre


Find out more

For more information about all the events and online resources, Lake Macquarie City Council has available please visit the Lake Macquarie City Council event’s directory by clicking the link below.