Wyong Drama Group presents “Proof”


David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play “Proof”

Being proudly presented by Wyong Drama Group, David Auburn’s Proof is a passionate story about fathers and daughters, the nature of genius, and the power of love.

Catherine has given up her university studies to look after her father, a famous mathematician who has become mentally ill. Upon his death, she is haunted by the fear that she might also share his debilitating mental illness.

When Hal, one of her father’s former students discovers a ground breaking mathematical theory among the notebooks Catherine’s father left behind, it raises more questions than mere mathematical problem.

As a special offering all tickets are $20 with a 10% discount for groups of 10 and under 18s.

The production opens at Wyong Grove Theatre (cnr Pacific Highway and North Rd, Wyong) on Fri. August 25th at 7.30 to Sat. September 2nd with 2 pm Matinees on Saturdays 26 Aug, 2nd Sept and Sunday 27th August. For online bookings: visit www.wyongdramagroup.com.au or ring1300 665 600

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Bearfoot’s ‘Crazy For You’ tour hits Gosford


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Roots/reggae-fuelled sextet, Sunshine Coast’s Bearfoot have risen quickly in Queensland’s roots scene – so quickly that their sun-soaked-yet-dark take on roots, reggae and dub has sent ripples through the country, and even over the ditch in the land of the long white cloud. 

You could blame their highly energetic, sweat-drenched live performances, or their ability to create catchy melodies, but whatever the case, Bearfoot have been turning heads wherever they (and/or their music) go.

Mixing a solid rhythm section made up of fat bass and steadfast drums with percussive flare, bubbling keys, dubby guitars, horn lines that won’t quit, and vocal harmonies to support vocalist Asher Chapman’s passionate rapid-fire vocals, Bearfoot unashamedly bring their own take on Australian Roots/Reggae music.

“…this is a band who knows their strengths musically and the direction they’re heading in.”  The AU Review

In early 2015, Bearfoot broke through with their locally-produced debut single, ‘Babylon’. It got a little bit of JJJ attention, and community radio pricked up its collective ears. Towards the end of that year, Bearfoot headed to Tanuki Lounge (West End, Brisbane), to work with the award-winning Paulie B – and ‘Impolite’ came out to the world. Roots’N’All on Triple J dug it (it was used throughout 2016 as part of the program’s intro), Community radio was all over it, and it won Bearfoot ‘Best Blues/Roots Release’ at the 2016 Queensland Music Awards.

And now Bearfoot have a brand new single out in ‘Crazy For You’ – a knees-up ska-driven track with twists and turns, celebrating our rollercoaster love lives – and to celebrate, they are heading on a huge East Coast tour.

https://www.facebook.com/bearfootaustralia/
https://bearfootmusic.com/

Supporting Bearfoot on the night is Ren Stone. Ren Stone brings a fresh lyric based sound to folk n conscious roots music.
Ren Stone AKA Rendra Freestone is the long standing force behind world music heavyweights Rhythm Hunters so stay attentive for some percussion n rhythmic twists in the otherwise soulful and optimistic sound-scape.

https://www.facebook.com/renstonemusic/

The Rhythm Hut is an all ages fully licensed venue. Strictly, no BYO. Under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult over 25. Dinner, bar and drinks available for purchase.
ALL THE DETAILS

WHO: Bearfoot + Ren Stone
WHEN: Fri 25th August, 7pm
WHERE: The Rhythm Hut, 135 Faunce St, Gosford
TICKETS: Tix $10 pre sale/ $20 door. Kids 12 and under free (limited tickets available)

MORE INFO: Lou 0420 682 258 or lou@therhythmhut.com.au

 

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Wyong Musical Theatre Company Inc. is proud to present Chitty Chitty Bang Bang


WMTC Chitty promo

Originally written for his son, Ian Fleming’s book became the much loved 1968 film
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. A sensational score by the renowned Sherman Brothers
(Richard and Robert) includes such unforgettable songs as “Truly Scrumptious”,
“Toot Sweets”, Hushabye Mountain”, and of course the Oscar-nominated title song,
“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”.

Reaching a new generation throuagh an enthralling and enchanting stage musical,
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG details the fantastic adventures of the out-of-the-
ordinary magical car that flies through the air and sails the seas, the eccentric
inventor Caratacus Potts and his two children Jemima and Jeremy, alongside Truly
Scrumptious and Grandpa Potts, who are all trying to outwit the dastardly Baron
Bomburst and the evil Child Catcher.

The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang production team has a wonderful variety of talent. From
two very experienced and life members of the company in Greg Derry as Director
and Michael Partridge as Musical Director. Assistant Director is Stephanie Derry
who has grown up in the society. Assistant Musical Director is Brigette Johnson a
young lady with loads of talent. Costume designer is Tiffany Derry who has
costumed a number of shows and has an amazing flare for costuming. First time
choreographer with WMTC is Courtney Randall who is very talented and a
passionate dance instructor who has choreographed exciting dance numbers for this
show. Ian Abbott heads up the set design and building team. The combination of
this production team is an exciting show you do not want to miss.

This year marks 21 years for Wyong Musical Theatre Company and we have seen
many changes during this time, with shows now performed in The Art House and the
Grove Theatre. We are extremely proud of the quality of performances that we are
able to bring to the Wyong community. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is our second show
in The Art House this year and our company has stepped up to the challenge of this
mega show. With nearly seventy cast and an ever-growing team of support crew
helping make this show happen. We are always looking for new and exciting ways to
bring community theatre to the coast so please come along as this show will be truly
spectacular! Find out the answer to the all-important question, will the Chitty car
fly? Follow us on facebook or our web site and I encourage you if you are interested
in any aspect of theatre either on stage of behind the scenes to contact us and joint
the WMTC family – we have something for everyone.

Strictly Limited season Friday 22nd September till Saturday 30 September 2017.
The Art House
Cnr Anzac Ave & Margaret St Wyong
Tickets on sale now at http://www.thearthousewyong.com.au or by calling 4335 1485 for
more information visit http://www.wmtc.com.au

 

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What are you doing this weekend?


YOUR WEEKEND AT A GLANCE:

Highlights for the week ending Wednesday 23 August

Crossroads Chamber Music Festival 2017, Gosford Community Precinct Open Day, WWLT’s “A Murder is Announced”, plus art exhibitions, competitions, craft markets, great gigs and concerts from local musicians, and much more!

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Satisfy you appetite for the Groove at The Hut


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The 5 Lands Experience is back for August. A regular monthly community event at The Rhythm Hut in Gosford, each month, The 5 Lands Experience begins with a free community drum circle, at 5pm all ages and levels encouraged. Bring your own drum or have a go with ours! We’ll have loads of different percussion for everyone to try.

 

A well established, well known local band, The 5 Lands Band has run for over 9 years around the Central Coast – from Terrigal, to Erina, to Gosford. Named after originally forming to perform at the popular Central Coast 5 Lands Walk in Terrigal, the ever changing line up of The 5 Lands Band, lead by Rendra Freestone, brings together some of the top musicians from the Central Coast, Sydney and Newcastle. The unique band doesn’t practice, nor write music together, but rather create improvised jams, based on funk, jazz, folk and groove. Well known for getting the dance floor filled, the 5 Lands Band kick off music at 6.30pm.

Feature artist this month is Moussa Diakite and Wassado

 

Moussa Diakite & Wassado play modern Malian music inspired by the rich musical traditions of his West African homeland.

Emerging from the golden era of Malian music in the 1970s & 80s as one of its most influential and respected lead guitarists, Moussa performed with the seminal Super Rail Band de Bamako, the legendary Toumani Diabaté’s Yanga Orchestra and the internationally acclaimed voice of Africa Salif Keita, before migrating to Australia in 1994.

 

Since that time Moussa has been an influential force in the Australian African music scene. He formed Badema (The brothers) followed by the Afro Jazz and became a feature of the local festival circuit playing at Bellingen, Kiama and the Apollo Bay Festivals as well as performing with Malian diva Oumou Sangare at the Sydney Opera House. Moussa was also a key component in other groups including Keyim Ba and Chosani Afrique.

 

After an absence of many years Moussa returned to Mali to record his new album Doncomodja which translates as “A gift from god”. Waiting for him in Bamako at the legendary Studio Yeelen were old friends and some of Mali’s finest musicians including; Djelimady Tounkara, Cheick Tidiane Seck, recent Grammy award nominee Bassekou Kouyaté and multi-Grammy award winning kora player, Toumani Diabaté.

 

Moussa Diakite along with his exciting new Sydney based band Wassado will be performing tracks from Doncomodja, fusing traditional Malian styles with blues, jazz, Cuban and Afro-rock, creating an exciting and dynamic mix.

https://www.facebook.com/Wassado/

http://www.moussamusic.com/

 

As a not for profit community space, The Rhythm Hut is dedicated to supporting the arts and music on The Central Coast, and this monthly event is open to the whole community, with entry by donation. Suitable and affordable for the whole family, patrons are encouraged to pay whatever they can afford to help keep this unique space running, and such events happening on The Central Coast. Delicious home style cooked dinners and desserts are available for purchase. The Rhythm Hut is fully licensed with assorted beers, wines and ciders, including locally made Six String beers. Under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

FUNDRAISING FOR THE ACUPUNCTURE RELIEF PROJECT & EMMA SNARE’S VOLUNTEER TRIP TO NEPAL

 

Emma Snare is the local Chinese Medicine Practitioner at HealthHQ Erina. At the end of August Emma will be volunteering 8 weeks of her time to provide acupuncture to those in Nepal who have NO other medical care.

 

Donations to Emma’s cause will go directly to helping supply her clinical acupuncture and herbal supplies for the trip as well as food and shelter necessities.

 

Acupuncture Relief Project is a non-for-profit organization that aims to provide health care to those in rural communicates of Nepal. In addition to this, Emma will be helping train translators in English to further support the communities education as well as documenting her experiences to help the world research base.

 

Emma has a passion for healing and is extremely excited about her trip. She is keen to immerse herself in a community who is in need of serious healthcare.

 

Emma encourages all readers to follow their passion ‘the things that scare you most, but you know are right, are the things you have the most to gain from doing’

 

Step out and make a difference!

https://www.flipcause.com/secure/fundraiser/MTc1OTA=/4556

 

WHAT: The 5 Lands Experience ft. The 5 Lands Band and Moussa Diakite & Wassado

WHEN: Sunday 27th August, from 5pm

WHERE: The Rhythm Hut, 135 Faunce St, Gosford

COST: Entry by donation

 

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WYONG DRAMA GROUP presents “PROOF”


David Auburn’s  Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play “Proof”

 

Being proudly presented by Wyong Drama Group, this play revolves around Catherine, who has given up her university studies to look after her father, a famous mathematician who has become mentally ill. Upon his death, she is haunted by the fear that she might also share his debilitating mental illness.

Caught between a new-found connection with Hal, one of her father’s former students, and the reappearance of her controlling sister, Claire, Catherine finds both her world and her mind growing increasingly unstable. Then Hal  discovers a ground breaking mathematical theory among the notebooks Catherine’s father left behind, and Catherine is forced to further question how much of her father’s genius or madness will she inherit.  David Auburn’s Proof is a passionate, beautifully written, intelligent story about fathers and daughters, the nature of genius, and the power of love.

It features Tiffany Smith as Catherine and Marc Calwell as her father Robert. They are backed up by Rohan Smith as Hal, and Samantha Winsor as Claire and directed by Brendon Flynn.

The production opens at Wyong Grove Theatre from Friday August 25th at 7.30 to September 2nd with 2 pm Matinees on Saturdays 26 Aug, 2nd Sept and Sunday 27th August. For online bookings: visit  http://www.wyongdramagroup.com.au/  or ring  1300 665 600.

BOOKING NOW OPEN

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Information and images courtesy of WDG publicity

 

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POETRY AT THE PUB THIS MONDAY


Readings are at the Wickham Park Hotel, corner of Maitland Road and Albert St, Wickham, commencing at 7.30pm.  All meetings include an open reading bracket.  Gold coin donation requested.

Upcoming program

21 August – Peter Brown launch of “Roxby Downs Revisited”

Roxby Downs Revisited begins with Greetings from Roxby Downs, which is a first-person, stream-of-consciousness accounting of the protests at Roxby Downs in 1984, and ends with some meditations by the author.  It includes a recounting of the activities of some of the activists before and after they go to Roxby Downs and Olympic Dam.

 

18 September – George Woods

 

16 October – Bill Tibben launch of suburban veneer

 

30 October – Luke Fischer

Sponsored by the Wicko

 

20 November – Launch of annual anthology

 

18 December – Christmas Party

 

Poetry at the Pub is on the 3rd and 5th Mondays of the month. Mostly.

 

 

Innformations courtesy of P@tP publicity

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