Breaking the silence through music

Gherkinator will be among the local talent to perform at 'Breaking the Silence through Music' event. Photo: Joey Nippz

Castlemaine Safe Space is hosting a ‘Breaking the Silence through Music’ fundraiser at the Red Hill Hotel on June 14.

Artists to take the stage include Spitting Chips featuring Bill Walsh and Peter Jones, and local bands Gherkinator with Doug Falconer on drums, and local punk outfit K5. The night will also include a silent art auction, raffle and finger food.

The Chewton event aims to raise awareness of the Castlemaine Safe Space – and to encourage speaking up and out around mental health issues, and connecting with others in a fun way.

“This fundraiser is an opportunity for the community to get together, have some fun, listen to some great music, and find out more about Castlemaine Safe Space,” says the CSS Working Group.

“We want to support sharing experiences about mental health and making a noise around keeping connected, and what better way to do it, while enjoying a good night out at a wonderful venue, listening to an inspiring mix of talent.”

Castlemaine Safe Space is nearly two years old and continues to offer a safe, non-clinical, warm and friendly space for those in distress.

It is currently located at Castlemaine Community House, 30 Templeton Street and open Tuesdays 6pm-8pm and Saturdays 1.30pm-4pm.

Tickets are $15 pre-booked via and $20 on the door. Doors open at 6.30pm, bands start at 8pm.

The event is supported by a Wesley Hill Grief and Loss Grant. To learn more about Castlemaine Safe Space visit: