Medimime's The Little Mermaid
Introducing the cast of Medimime's 2021 production, The Little Mermaid.
With today’s announcement from the Victorian Government regarding the 7-day extension to the current lockdown, we will be cancelling our auditions scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday this week.
Anyone who has already booked an audition for The Little Mermaid will receive an email from Medimime later this afternoon explaining our next steps. If you have any immediate questions or concerns, please reach out directly.
In the meantime, take care and keep safe.
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Medimime AGM 2021/22
Grill'd: Local Matters
Don’t forgot to head into Grill'd Waurn Ponds for a delicious, healthy burger and support Medimime at the same time. It’s good for your belly and hopefully our bank account.
Medimime's Local Matters runs for the full month of May.
Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser
It has been a couple of weekends since our Bunnings Warehouse Australia BBQ Fundraiser and, unfortunately, the delicious smells of cooked snags and onions are now gone.
A huge shoutout to the Medimime community for such a massive response to our call out for donations and volunteers. We were overwhelmed with the response and would never have achieved such a wonderful result without you.
To the Bunnings shoppers, thank you for the support and for helping us raise over $2,700 for Barwon Health. Such a great result for our local health services.
The 2020 Gala Christmas Album has landed!
Make sure you check out the short video of the making of the 2020 Gala Christmas Album. You might see some familiar faces as a few Medimimers had the privilege of being involved with the creation of the CD.
Barwon Health Foundation Gala Christmas Concert
Join the Foundation live on Facebook on Saturday for the 2020 Geelong Connected Communities Gala Concert.
As well as the event being live on the Baron Health Foundation's Facebook page, the 2020 Barwon Health Foundation Christmas Gala will also be live streamed by the Geelong Arts Centre on Saturday 12th December 2020 at 6:00pm.
Humans in Geelong Expo 2020
The Humans in Geelong Expo 2020 is a little different this year and move online to YouTube channel.
Do yourself a favour and check out the channel now and add a bit of positivity to your life and be blown away by amazing, inspirational and creative locals in our community who are making a difference.
National Mental Health Week
Saturday, 10 October 2020 is World Mental Health Day and the start of a national, week long awareness campaign, aimed to activate, educate and engage Australians in a conversation about mental health.
The Barwon Health Foundation is committed to supporting the mental health of Greater Geelong and has launched a new social media campaign to highlight the mental health issues many people are facing during the pandemic, and beyond.
The Shaka Up for Mental Health campaign is encouraging people in our community to check-in on mates and help raise much-needed awareness and funds for vital mental health initiatives at Barwon Health.
For more information and to make a donation, head to www.shakaupformentalhealth.com.au
Medimime Tees and Hoodies
Our first ever batch of Medimime branded tees and hoodies have arrived and we love them.
We're no longer accepting orders for our 2020 merchandise but hope to have a shop in the future!
Thank you to everyone who supported us!
If you would like to become a 2020 member, please email us!
Opening Night for The Little Mermaid
Tonight would have been the opening night of our 2020 production and even though we cancelled our season early in the pandemic, our preparation started long before that.
Each year we work with the Graphic Design students at The Gordon to produce our artwork, we give them a simple brief and let their creativity and imagination do the rest.
Here are the submissions from the class of 2020. Which one is your favourite?
Don’t forgot you can still help raise money for Barwon Health by heading to https://www.barwonhealthfoundation.org.au/general-donation and making a donation.
September is #ShakaUpForMentalHealth month, so for the month of September we will be checking in on our Medimime community, both online and offline, and sending them a Shaka!
1 in 5 Australians aged between 16-85 will experience a mental illness in any year, so we just wanted to remind everyone to take a moment this week to check in on your mates
In The Name of Theatre
we received our copies of “In The Name Of Theatre: The History, Culture and Voices of Amateur Theatre in Victoria”.
“In the Name of Theatre was published by Cheryl Threadgold to ensure the history and culture of Victorian amateur theatre is recorded for today’s theatre-lovers and the researchers of tomorrow.”
Thank you Cheryl for keeping an important record for Medimime and many other Geelong theatre companies in In the Name of Theatre.
If you would like a copy, head to https://www.inthenameoftheatre.com.au/
Become a Member
With Medimime being unable to stage our annual pantomime this year, we are coming up with different ways to raise money for Barwon Health and the vital services they provide our community.
Over the last few years, we've raised on average of $30k from our annual productions. This comes down to the generous support from our members (cast and crew), amazing sponsors and much loved audiences.
This year our goal is to raise $10k (at least.)
So, to kick off our fundraising efforts, for $30.00, the price of a standard Medimime ticket, you will become a Medimime member for 2020/21 and receive the limited edition member tee (pictured).
To become a member and order your tee, simply head to our 'Members & Merch' page on our website and complete the form.
Annual General Meeting 2020
Thank you to everyone who attended our virtual Annual General Meeting tonight.
We are thrilled to be making a donation of $30,698.06 to the Acute Neurosciences Unit - Heath Wing 2 at Barwon Health this year, our profits from our 2019 production of Rapunzel: A Tangled Panto.
The Medimime Committee would also like to thank our outgoing committee members, Leonie Joynson, Erin Bloye, Seamus Kennedy and Jenna Irvin, thank you for your invaluable contribution to our organisation.
With the most recent announcements from the Federal and State Governments regarding the roadmap to a COVIDSafe Australia and the staged approached to easing restrictions, Medimime now have a clearer view of our immediate future and what is achievable.
Medimime has made the difficult but essential decision to cancel our 2020 production of The Little Mermaid, which was due to be staged at the Geelong Arts Centre in September. Unfortunately, with the ongoing restrictions on gatherings and the continuation of social distancing, our ability to audition and rehearse our production in time to take to the stage in September has been limited.