Events at the old church in the bush

To enquire about using our space for an upcoming event or performance please go to our performers page.

The bedridden

Saturday May 25th, 2024
Time: 7.30pm
Entry by donation.

An acoustic original muppet-punk performance at Yandoit Cultural. 

Come and listen to this talented trio- with Yandoit’s Dave Lewis on guitar, banjo, voice and harmonica; Alex Miller on double base;  and Emma Rasmussin on voice and drums.  

The band will play 2 x 45 minute sets, with supper in between and at the end. . 

“The Bedridden are brilliant, childish side-splittingly funny, musically outstanding, poetic” …. and more . 

Indigenous film festival

Sunday June 2nd, 2024
Time: 4.45pm for a 5.00pm start
Entry by donation.

As part of this year’s Central Victorian Indigenous Film Festival, Yandoit Cultural is again screening  a feature film as well as several short films located on Djaara Country. 

We’ll start with a smoking ceremony, the fire set by Yandoit’s Erica Higgins, followed by a series of short films by local film makers, People Pictures,  show-casing the work of Nalderun Education Aboriginal Corporation, on Djaara Country.

Our feature film, a documentary- ‘The Last Daughter’ – explores Brenda’s first memories of growing up in a loving white foster family, before she was suddenly taken away and returned to her Aboriginal family. Decades later, she feels disconnected from both halves of her life. But the traumas of her past do not lie quietly buried. Brenda uncovers long-buried secrets, government lies, and the possibility for deeper connections to family and culture. 

Join us for some exceptional story-telling and stay for a cuppa and debrief after the film.

About Yandoit Cultural

Yandoit Cultural is located at Yandoit’s historic Uniting Church - Uniting Church Rd (off High St), Yandoit, 3461, Central Victoria. This old church in the bush is an intimate space seating approximately 100, with excellent acoustics.

Yandoit Cultural provides an arts and cultural space for the communities of Yandoit, Clydesdale and Franklinford, as well as surrounding townships in central Victoria. We encourage local, acoustic, quality and innovative performances with a diverse, inclusive program of music, story, song, poetry, film, visual arts and local history. In addition, Yandoit Cultural is available for wedding hire, musical recordings and more.

Yandoit Cultural celebrates the retention of our community’s much-loved and historical Uniting (ex-Methodist) church. Over the years many churches across central Victoria, and throughout Australia, have been decommissioned and subsequently sold. Once vital community hubs and commons, these buildings shift from public to private. The communities of Yandoit, Clydesdale and Franklinford are committed to retaining our precious church in community hands and to exploring ways the church can continue as a community gathering place, as local cultural centre, and as a venue for an emerging faith community.

Yandoit Cultural is committed to arts and culture being accessible to everyone. In most instances entry is by donation. We offer country hospitality with afternoon tea/supper provided at each event. Yandoit Cultural is a project of the Yandoit Clydesdale and Franklinford Community Planning Group.

If you’re interested in performing at Yandoit Cultural complete our expression of interest form.