Commencing Sunday 20 February join John Flaus at the Northern Arts Hotel when he will introduce and engage wholeheartedly in a dialogue with the audience regarding one of his chosen films. At 87, Castlemaine local resident and national treasure, commentator, actor, film doyen, and the generally good bloke has chosen a further ten ‘intrinsically worthy, idiosyncratically engaging’ films from a lifetime of watching.
The Northern Arts Hotel in Castlemaine, central Victoria (formerly the New Northern) was created as a retreat, a place of warmth and welcome that offers much more than just a room. In August 2020, this beautifully restored establishment was purchased by Maggie Fooke, former owner of the iconic Brooklyn Arts Hotel in Fitzroy. Maggie brings her own quirky style and flair to this grand dame, creating an oasis – one of those places you’ll be glad you found, perfect for those interested in the arts. The Northern Arts Hotel is a place where people come together for shared experiences and stimulating conversations. What was once a country pub is now a beautiful guesthouse featuring nine rooms, the result of a restoration in 2012 by furniture maker, Nicholas Dattner. The Northern Arts Hotel provides an honest, uncomplicated and comfortable stay where guests can kick back and relax – a real home away from home. The property also features the Coolroom – hosted by Frank Veldze, room technician and LOW BAR manager, a place for jazz and other musical performances in a quiet room atmosphere, as well as other salon-style events.