What are you doing this weekend?

Highlights for the week ending Wednesday 26th July:

WDGs And Then There Were None, GTC’s Twelve Angry Men, Nate Butler’s Beauty and the Beast, “Fab Fakes” call for entries, plus more exhibitions, great gigs and concerts from local musicians and much more!


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Calling for entries for ‘Fab Fakes’

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Calling for entries for ‘Fab Fakes’

Open to all artists in NSW & ACT

Great prizes and recognition


The highly popular FAB FAKES Art Exhibition is once again calling for submissions from eager artists from across NSW and the ACT, with prizes of $3,000. For first and $1000 runner up.


‘Fab Fakes’ are recreated masterpieces of paintings by famous artists.  The artist whose work is being copied must be deceased  by 70 years.


“Emulating the masters has long been heralded across the globe as one of the best ways to learn art, which is how the exhibition originated,” said Gail Brigden-Vice, President of the Tuggerah Lakes Art Society. “It’s wonderful to see the interest and standard of entries continue to grow each year.”


Copied Old Masters Artworks have previously included work from Degas, Rubens, Turner, Constable, Matisse, Waterhouse, Manet, Monet, Pissarro, McCubbin,  Streeton, Ashton, Gruner, Lautrec, Gaugin, Cezanne, Picasso and many others.


The exhibition is open to all artists in NSW and the ACT. Any medium can be used, but must be in the same colours as the original artists.


Prizes include:

First prize – Best Copy of a Masterpiece – $3000.

Second Prize –   runner up                        $1000.


The ‘FAB FAKES’ exhibition is an initiative of the Tuggerah Lakes Art Society Inc and proudly supported by the Central Coast Council.


The exhibition will be held in The Art House– Wyong, from November 15-25, 2017  and will be open daily from 10am to 4pm, weekdays plus viewing in the evening during the day and weekends in conjunction with  the Wyong Drama Group – Coast Theatre Company’s  production of “Allo Allo”.


Entry forms can be obtained  by going onto the website  www.fabfakes.org.au and down\loading the forms


Or from The Art Director vpresident@tlas.org.au




Closing date for entries is October 6th ,.2017



The winner will be announced on  Friday night 17th at the  official opening   night by

Prominent Artists/ Judges Robert Chapman @ Peter Tyrell from TLAS




All entries are offered for sale with price tags starting from $100.


“It is a fantastic opportunity to acquire a “famous” masterpiece to display at home, in the office restaurant etc, or as a great gift at a very affordable price,” Gail Brigden said.


Issued on behalf of the Tuggerah Lakes Art Society.


Media Contacts: Fleur Townley 0405 278 758

Lanham Public Relations


About Fab Fakes

In 1998, one of Tuggerah Lakes Art Society’s (TLAS) members, Brian Hasler, founded the FAB FAKES Art Exhibition. His idea of the best way to learn art, like many art tutors, was to emulate the ‘masters’. To copy – make a ‘forgery’, a fake of a masterpiece. This contest eventually became a tradition over the years, attracting artists from all over Australia.
Now, by popular demand, judging by the results from last year’s event, Fab Fakes 2017 returns to The Art House, Wyong, in mid November for what will be the biggest exhibition of it’s kind in Australia. Due to the overwhelming number of entries over the years, the competition has been limited to NSW and the ACT.



Information and image courtesy of TLAS publicity

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Sat Aug 5th @7:30pm

A romping stomping roots duo from the NSW Central Coast, Grizzlee Train take the sound of vintage blues and drench it with filthy modern guitar licks and pulsating percussion.


Grizzlee Train pride themselves on their unique sound and energetic live style/ A truly dynamic duo, they blend an old school core with sharp new-age kicks – a stripped back firing of raw energy and honest music.



Sun Aug 6th @ 2pm



Sat AUG 12th @ 7:30pm

TC3 is Trent Crawford ( Guitar & Vocals ) David Crawford ( Bass & Vocals ) & Adam Toole ( Drums & Vocals )


The band will be playing a mix of original music from their upcoming E.P, as well classic tracks from yesterday’s legends like, Creedence, Neil Young, Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash etc as well as more modern tracks from Tom Petty, The Lumineers, Angus & Julia Stone etc. It would be a TC3 gig without a few traditional tracks also, think Rolling In My Sweet Babys Arms / You Are My Sunshine.


It`s all done with a little country / hillbilly flavour. It`s a goooood time!



Sun Aug 13th @ 2pm



Sat Aug 19th @ 7:30pm

Sharing the initials ‘JB’ with many famous musicians, Jackson Besley, an acoustic/folk singer songwriter born and raised in Sydney, has been performing since the late months of 2011.


While attending Asquith Boys High School Jackson discovered the never ending world of music at a young age, and has been playing ever since. Based on the acoustic guitar Jackson has performed on stages such as The Metro Theatre and Sydney Entertainment Centre with a number of different bands and on a range of different instruments throughout his ever expanding career. His career has gone from strength to strength, with numerous ARIAs and Golden Guitars collected along the way for albums such as Familiar Ghosts (2008), Bad Machines (2011) and Hell Breaks Loose, as well as for Rattlin’ Bones (2008) and Wreck & Ruin (2012) the two much-lauded collaborations with Kasey Chambers.



Sun Aug 20th @ 7pm

Since making his debut with Brisbane band Pretty Violet Stain in 2000, Shane Nicholson’s career has gone from strength to strength, with numerous ARIAs and Golden Guitars collected along the way for albums such as Familiar Ghosts (2008), Bad Machines (2011) and Hell Breaks Loose, as well as for Rattlin’ Bones (2008) and Wreck &

Ruin (2012) the two much-lauded collaborations with Kasey Chambers.



Sat Aug 26th @ 7:30pm

Lots of songs to dance to, ranging from Dylan to Brit Pop to Aussie bands like Hunters and Hoodoos, plus some great originals.



Sun Aug 27th @ 2pm




5pm – 7pm Friday

12pm – 6pm Saturday & Sunday




Full information at http://www.hardysbayclub.com.au/art





Sat Oct 21st @ 8pm

Heaven knows Rick Price has enjoyed the type of enduring success that many struggling young artists will only ever dream of. His musical journey started early on in Beaudesert, a small semi-rural community south of Brisbane.


This year Rick celebrates the 25th Anniversary of his debut album, ‘Heaven Knows’. This album set Rick on a soaring trajectory with smash hits, Heaven Knows, ‘Not A Day Goes By’, ‘Walk Away Renee’ and ‘River Of Love’, he has never looked back. His broad repertoire of eight albums and music industry awards including the prestigious APRA Song Of The Year award for his song ‘Heaven Knows’ and the Export Music Australia award for his outstanding achievements abroad have made Rick a household name.



Sun Oct 22nd @ 7pm

The explosive duo features the electrifying award-winning frontwoman Zee Gachette deemed “one to watch” by BBC Radio 2 (drums and acoustic guitar), and guitar prodigy Sebastien Heintz, who effortlessly deliver a fascinating cinematic road trip of sound.


Zee’s hypnotic presence, bewitching raspy blue tones, big acoustic guitars and swampy grooves laced with Seb’s dark desert slide, psyche blues guitars and synth make for a beautifully dangerous concoction. From the acoustic sublime, to high octane rock.


Sensual, expansive, powerful. The duo’s sound journeys through an intoxicating and experimental mix of Country Blues and Desert Rock.

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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Try some Alternative Rock at The Hut

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The 5 Lands Experience is back again for July. 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.


The featured artist for this month is Thomas Macokatic

Thomas Macokatic is an artist based in Newcastle, Australia. He is the lead singer of a self titled five piece folk-infused alt-rock band, which has been making waves in the local scene and have recently released his first single titled “Call On You”.



It all began for Tom at an early age, where he would spend a great deal of time wandering around the jam sessions of his two elder brothers.

Immersed in sounds of The Doors, Hendrix and The Beatles, whilst witnessing the artistic talent of his mother, Who would paint murals of iconic artists on the walls of their bedrooms. it wasn’t long before he was practicing songs of his own on the old piano down the hall. twenty years later, Tom finds himself amidst an eclectic assortment of friends and musicians jamming in his lounge room, those same people now form the well established act known as The Thomas Macokatic Band. The group is comprised of five main members, Tom on rhythm guitar and lead vocals, Gabe Argiris on drums, Nathan Richards on lead guitar, Dan Zyderveld on bass and Victoria Stanmore on violin and vocals.

“Thomas Macokatic, could definitely become a staple of FM radio, and perhaps more deservedly so than many other artists in the same genre”. Adam Carter, Musos Garage



This month we are fundraising for local group, WQRDS

WQRDS (pronounced ‘qwerds’) is a group of young people creating and online space for members of the queer community aged 13-25 to talk about issues that are important to them, to share their own stories and journeys, and to provide advice and information to other young people who are questioning their identity, identify as queer, and for LGBTQ+ allies on the Central Coast. On their podcast, they feature stories on local artists, musicians, and youth events as part of their digital media project, so there is something for everyone!


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.


WHAT: The 5 Lands Experience ft. The 5 Lands Band and (FT Band)

WHEN: Sunday July 30th, 5pm

WHERE: The Rhythm Hut, 135 Faunce St, Gosford

COST: Entry by donation


Information and images courtesy of The Rhythm Hut publicity

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A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED at the Peninsula


and will take place on Friday October 13th,
at Little Paddocks at 6.30pm.

What? Murder? Who’s invited? “Central Coast audiences are invited,” said the director of Woy Woy Little Theatre’s next production, Christine Vale. “They can follow the twists and turns in the classic Agatha Christie mystery, A Murder is Announced.

Set in the village of Clipping Cleghorn, residents and curious guests gather at Little Paddocks, the home of the welcoming spinster, Miss Letitia Blacklock, played by Judi Jones. Enter Miss Marple, one of Christie’s favourite amateur detectives, who helps unravel the mystery. “Playing the role of Miss Marple in our production, is Fran Kendall, a ‘doyen’ of Central Coast theatre. She just brings Miss Marple to life, with her subtle probing of every character, and ever-curious attention to detail,” said Ms Vale.

“What is so clever about an Agatha Christie mystery is that nearly everyone seems to have a motive to be the murderer,” said Ms Kendall.  “It is my job to unravel the mystery. But, being considered a bit of a dithery little-old-lady, the local constabulary, played so well by Mike Jeffries, thinks I’m getting in the way of ‘real policing’”.

“Agatha Christie mysteries enthral audiences,” said Ms Vale. “There is a very good reason. Christie has a way of weaving a storyline that keeps the audiences guessing ‘who done it?’ all the way through.”

A Murder is Announced will be performed at The Peninsula Theatre, Woy Woy, It opens in Friday 11 August for 3 weekends. Book online at woywoylt.com.au or phone 4344 4737.

Bookings can be made through the website or you can leave a message for us on 4344 4737 and we’ll get back to you.

See you at the Peninsula Theatre during 2017!

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Information and images courtesy of
Woy Woy Little Theatre pubicity

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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


31 July – Charlotte Clutterbuck

Sponsored by the Wicko

Charlotte Clutterbuck has written many poems, essays, articles and reviews, the scripts for the internationally successful animation series The Web, and published five books, both academic and poetry. In 2016, she curated the Bird Connections Exhibition at 107 Projects Gallery, Redfern, NSW.


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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And Then…? Agatha Christie at the Arthouse!

Book NOW for an entertaining evening with Wyong Drama Group’s mystery And Then There Were None.



For online bookings: Arthouse website or ring the Arthouse: 4335 1485

Agatha Christie wrote the stage play And Then There Were None, adapting it from her highly successful novel (more than 100 million copies sold worldwide), with a slight change to the ending as she felt the original ending was too depressing for her war-time audiences. Yes, the play is that old! And as current TV trends show, with Marple and Poirot still popular, Agatha Christie’s work has lost none of its staying power. This mystery drama will intrigue even the most discerning of “who-dunnit” sleuths.

Ten strangers responding to vague invitations are transported to the remote and rocky Soldier Island. It promises to be an entertaining weekend in a luxury mansion with apparently affable but mysteriously absent hosts. That is, until the first death, then the second and the realisation that the deaths are no accident. Is the murderer an unseen figure? Is it the boatman? Is it one of them? Is there more than one hand at work here?

Featured is  a stellar cast of faces not seen for a while in Wyong Drama Group productions ( Jenny Sharrock, James Chambers, John Cziernecki, Stuart Mortimer, Niccy Hallam) as well as some favourites from “The Vicar of Dibley” (Gabrielle Brookes, Justin O’Connor) with stalwarts Nikki de Vries  and Andy Kabanoff and newcomers Allan Pleym and Dan Smith and is directed by Pollyanna Forshaw.

The production opens at the fabulous Art House, Wyong from Friday July 21 at 7.30 til July 29 with 2 pm Matinees on Saturdays 22, 29 and Sunday 23. 


Information and images courtesy of WDG publicity

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