What are you doing this weekend?


Highlights for the week ending Wednesday 29 November

“A Night for Alf” – UP Special Event, WDG’s “‘Allo! ‘Allo!”, Auditions for WWLT’s 2018 plays, Fab Fakes art exhibition, 5 Lands Experience at The Rhythm Hut,  Best of the Lounge Room showcase, Christmas at The Entrance, plus more exhibitions, competitions, markets, great gigs and concerts from local musicians, and much more!

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‘SING SING SING EXHIBITION


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Brisbane Water Historical Society’s upcoming temporary exhibition is a charming collection of photographic images on loan from the Local History Collection of Central Coast Council.

The ‘Sing Sing Sing’ exhibition is an extension of the current travelling display touring the libraries recently, and will visit us this Summer season. The images are from the Les Allen collection that captured many star studded performances and social highlights of the Gosford Leagues Club back in the 60’s and 70’s.

The Museum is open Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am – 3pm.  Exhibition runs 2nd December 2017 until 28 February 2018 at Henry Kendall Cottage and Historical Museum, 25-27 Henry Kendall Street, West Gosford.
Enquiries (02) 4325 2270   www.henrykendallcottage.org.au
Information and images courtesy of

Sue Chidgey
President
Brisbane Water Historical Society
Henry Kendall Cottage and Historical Museum
25-27 Henry Kendall Street
West Gosford NSW 2250
43 252270
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Central Coast Concert Band Concert Centenary Celebrations


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The Central Coast Concert Band is reaching a significant milestone in our history.

We will soon be holding our 100th concert on the Central Coast!

To mark this achievement, we wish to extend a personal invitation to you to attend our next concert

CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS which will be held on

Sunday 10 December 2017 – 2:00pm at Gosford RSL Coral Room.

The concert will feature a selection of music to showcase the band’s wide repertoire, including marches, popular film scores, songs,classic symphonic wind pieces – such as Strike up the Band, Grainger’s – Childrens March, Lord of the Rings, Oregon, and featured sections of the band and a guest singer. Many of these pieces are band favourites and some are audience requests.

We will also use this occasion to present some special awards. 

The band loves to perform and we thank you for your loyal support over the years. ‘Centenary Celebrations’ is our 100th formal concert for the community of the Central Coast since we started giving public performances in 1992 at Laycock Street Theatre.

Who:Central Coast Concert Band
Concert Title: Centenary Celebrations
Where: Gosford RSL
When: Sunday 10th December, 2pm
Tickets: Available at the door or phone 4328 1951 or 0413 849 307 for further information
Adults $20 Children $5, Please ask about our Group booking Special Prices

 

We would be delighted if you and your friends would be able to join us on this special occasion to celebrate this remarkable achievement by a wonderful community band, featuring the Central Coast Concert band, soloists, guests and great music.

Suitable for all ages.

 

Information and image courtesy of

Kindi
CCCB Publicity Officer

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Starviking: The Divine Experience at The Rhythm Hut


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Join us for a magical evening of light, sound and music at the Rhythm Hut Gosford. Come and hear stories, stand up and songs performed live by local Performer and Comedian Sandy Bigara and friends. She is supported by Elijah Stevenson as the Celestial Poet, and singer Sam Tracy as the Maddonai, they both work extensively with MMAD – Musicians Making a Difference.

Doors open 7pm, Tickets are $20 for Adults and $5 for Children and Pensioners.

The DIVINE album is the second album of the “Deity, Divine, Nature” Trilogy. With driving beats, and soaring melody focusing on a dreamlike make-believe narrative of the journey of the StarVikings. There is a strong focus on affirmation, love, strength, positive encouragement and storytelling, and using musical elements from all over the world; Sandy Bigara in the guise of her alter ego the StarViking, weaves a magical fantasy journey through cinematic soundscapes, soaring orchestral detours, choral harmonies and rhythmic meters. With a professional singing career of over 30 years behind her, including national and international tours and performances, trained Operatic, Aria Antiche and Jazz singing weaves effortlessly with powerful pop diva vocals, to deliver a hypnotic and unusual listening experience.

At the event, there will be stand up comedy, special lighting, projections, poetry, StarViking dancers, StarViking performance artists, StarViking live musicians and more! There will be drink and food available as well. People are encouraged to dress creatively, the wearing of crowns, lights and all things that glitter is highly recommended.

What:    StarViking: The Divine Experience with Sandy Bigara

Where:  The Rhythm Hut, 135 Faunce Street, Gosford, near the train station.

When:   7pm, 2nd December 2017

Dress:   Casual | Cosplay | Creative

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/starviking-the-divine-experience-tickets-36263222274

Website: www.sandybigara.com

Fully licensed bar and hot food will be available.

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ABOUT SANDY BIGARA

Sandy Bigara is a singer/songwriter from Gosford. Growing up in South Africa, Sandy has composed classically since the age of 6 when she formulated her own music writing method to notate the songs she wrote on a small bell action wooden baby piano. She still plays some of these songs today.

After singing and dancing from the age of 3, Sandy continued to compose once she taught herself to play the guitar at age 14. By age 18 she had composed over 40 pop/contemporary songs on guitar, she won singing competitions and songwriting competitions nationally and in her province. By age 22 she had taught herself to play the piano and had composed almost 60 songs. Sandy then undertook her music grade and practicals, attending Master Classes and singing lessons and by age 24 she had composed over 80 pieces of pop and classical music, for choir and instruments.

Over the next decade, Sandy taught music and drama in public and private schools, and continued to compose and search for her own signature style.

In 2015, Sandy followed her Aussie husband to NSW with their two small daughters, they settled in Gosford and Sandy started to look again for her own sound. She found it.

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“I had not seen the stars for a very long time, years in fact. It might be because I had small children, and let’s face it. Small children keep your head down and focused! When we moved to our apartment on the Gosford Waterfront I was blown away by the night sky. The song “Speed of Light” was inspired by the night sky over West Gosford and Kariong. I’ve had people from around the world contacting me about the song, which is lovely.

I felt strongly connected to my unknown cultural heritage, to my Norwegian and possibly Scandinavian roots. Being a woman who loves Vikings… I was drawn to the ideology behind the Viking mind set – to constantly explore and seek out that which is on the horizon. I have always felt a magical connection to the sky, to the stars. So the name StarViking came about quite organically. The entire StarViking idea and vision came about this way. Slowly and purposefully. It feels right. I also love covering myself in glitter and hopping out to Aldi.

I sat down with sound samples from all over the world, and decided to put my classical songwriting knownledge to use. I “composed” classically with the electronic sounds. The song lyrics came from my subconscious like an avalanche. The tunes did too. It was an incredibly emotional process that has taken literally hundreds of hours. Each song has been painstakingly crafted, reworked again and again until I felt that connection – that it was the sound I wanted. I have purposefully not listened to ANY other similar artists, I’ve wanted to remain true to the ideas and soundscape that I dreamed of.

Each Experimental Fanstasy song can be classified as Pop / World Music / Jazz / Classical / Spiritual because there are elements of each in every song. The idea is that I am telling a story, the story of the StarVikings. With the hope that these songs will form the music for a Fantasy musical one day.

I’ve always performed comedy in some shape or form, and so far people have had a laugh over the StarViking idea. They laugh with me, and then they listen to the music, and they get it. They understand the purpose of the music. I love how humour can open doors, and create connections that blossom into a great local network of people.

 

I wear special outfits made by hand, each outfit has over 1000 crystals and sequins attached to it, I also wear Valkyrie inspired head gear, lit up like the stars. In my almost 18 months performing the StarVikings music (first from the Deity Album and now the Divine Album) I have never had a negative response. I’ve been teased to death, the Aussie way! But have really only experienced inspiration and encouragement.

I hope that people will join me on my journey and enter the mind of the StarViking.”

 

Information and images courtesy of

Sandy Bigara

Sandy Bigara Arts & Entertainment 

Tel +61(0)422548770 

Central Coast, New South Wales

www.sandybigara.com – StarViking EDM / SFX / Singing / Arts / Styling / Photography / Masterclasses

www.reverbnation.com/sandybiga ra Online Music Portal / Works in Progress

www.au.linkedin.com/in/sandybi gara Linkedin Profile / Updated CV

www.pawpawshowcompany.comWorkshops / Family Theatre / Djembe Drumming 

www.bigaraweddingmusic.comWedding Music / Pre-Reception Entertainment 

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DECEMBER EVENTS @ HARDYS BAY CLUB


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Sat Dec 2nd @8pm

Ticketed show . Tix on sale at http://www.oztix.com.au

Dave Graney and drummer Clare Moore  return from a run of dates in Europe and the UK to play some dates in and around Sydney.

They will be joined by Stuart Perera on guitar and Stu Thomas on bass

The 2017 release for  LETS GET TIGHT. A vivid collection of commanding pop styles. Where they go – few others could follow. They wrote the book on flash and drama.

 

Speaking of books, Dave Graney is also issuing a second memoir on Affirm Press, WORKSHY.

 

2017 has seen shows by Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes, Dave Graney and Clare Moore and Dave Graney and the mistLY.

Every time they go out to play and in whatever combination – IT’S WHAT THEY REALLY DO! Great songs, sly grooves, tangy guitar jams.

 

 

BLUES JAM

Sun Dec  3rd  @ 2pm- 6pm

 

 

 

JAM WITH TOP CAT

Sun Dec 10th  @ 2pm – 6pm

 

 

 

BOBBAPALOOZA – SKOOLZ OUT FOR SUMMER

Sat Dec  16th  @ 7.30pm

Come Celebrate the 1st Day of Summer Holidays and your festive season Holiday of choice , with some frosty beverages and  local bands, all hailing from 2257 .

Clean Marlin

Lion Island

Front Yard Saga’s

Archie .

Free Entry ! Good times and great classic alternative funk rock noise sounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECK SESSIONS  – GREEN MOHAIR SUITS

Sun Dec 17th @ 3pm – 6pm

 

A quartet of expressive songwriters that take their four-part harmonies as seriously as they take their dedication to a good time, The Green Mohair Suits, (Brian Campeau,
Richie Cuthbert, Jason Mannell and Ben Romalis) hold a reputation for inspired showmanship and performances as brash as they are emotive.

 

 

NULL & VOID

      Sat Dec  23rd @ 7:30pm

Known for performing great classic rock tunes from the 1960’s to today Null&Void have consistently delivered a committed performance for their audiences.

Featuring Bob Jackson (vocals/guitar), Stan Milojkovic (drums), Chris Waller (guitar) and Kai Schweisfurth (bass) is always a crowd pleaser and a band for all ages and occasions.

Null&Void have performed for numerous Central Coast and Sydney RSL Clubs, pubs, fundraisers, community and school fairs, special events and private functions.

If you’re ready to rock down memory lane Null&Void will take you there!

 

 

THE ALL IN XMAS JAM

Sun Dec 24th  @ 3pm – 6pm

Paul Wilson who holds our very popular Blues Jam on the 1st Sunday of every month , is pulling together a big all in Xmas Jam on Christmas Eve . All are invited to come join in .

 

BIG YELLOW MOON BAND

Sat  Dec 30th @ 7.45pm

BIG YELLOW MOON cover band is guaranteed to get any venue or party crowd up and dancing. Playing a mixture of the hits , the classics and dance floor fillers BYMB combines rocks energy, the rhythm and blues of soul and the insistence of disco to deliver a dynamic night of great entertainment.

NYE – THE CAMRY’S + DJ DADDY LONG LEGS / DJ’S RUSTY & BOONGE

Sun Dec  31st From 5.30pm – 12am

We got a Party for you ! Kicking off at the family friendly hour of 5.30pm , The Camry’s are playing 3 sets with a dinner break in between . After the Camry’s killer 3 sets we have some good times Dj’s hitting the deck . Playing a mixture of Soul , RnB ,Garage and Psych we have Dj’s Daddy Long Legs , Rusty [You Am I] and Boonge

Come and join in on the fun .
Tucked between the bush and the bay, Hardys Bay Club is happily pokie machine-free, family friendly, full of personality and quirky characters and unlike any other on the Central Coast of NSW. Great food, music, weddings, craft beer and of course the best beer garden and deck on the Coast! Hardys Bay Club, 14 Heath Road, Hardys Bay NSW 2257 t: (02) 4360 1072 http://www.hardysbayclub.com.au 

 

 

 

 

Information courtesy of

Loren McHenry, Marketing loren@hardysbayclub.com.au

 

 

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Subscriptions are now open for WWLT’s 2018 season


Subscriptions are now open for Woy Woy Little Theatre’s 2018 season

You can download the Subscription Form here.

All four plays offer up a feast of fun and laughter.

From the satirical Jonathon Biggin’s Australia Day, to New York for Sylvia and to England for Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery and Season’s Greetings.

You can read more about them at our new look website.

Our season starts earlier than normal this year. (Australia Day opens on Australia Day!). So get your subscription in early so that you don’t miss out.

To subscribe, all the details are on the form.

If you would prefer to have a subscription form sent by post, email boxoffice@woywoylt.com.au or leave a message on 4344 4737 and we will mail it to you.

You can also purchase a Gift Certificate online or email boxoffice@woywoylt.com.au These were very popular last Christmas.

We hope to see you at WWLT in 2018.

Information courtesy of Graham Vale
Woy Woy Little Theatre Box Office

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“FAB FAKES” ART EXHIBITION 2017

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This annual competition, featuring imitations of the work of great masters, is hosted by the Tuggerah Lakes Art Society, and is open to artists both local and statewide. The exhibition is now showing at The Art House, Wyong, until November … Continue reading

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