What are you doing this weekend?


YOUR WEEKEND AT A GLANCE:

Highlights for the week ending Wednesday 22 Aug

CC Opera’s “La Boheme”,  CC Children perform with Opera Australia at The Art House, The Rhythm Hut’s 5th Birthday, Open Mic at Hardy’s Bay Club, Shorethyme Annual Abstract Exhibition, Carnevale 2018, Fab Fakes 2018, Lambing Flats Writing Competition, plus more exhibitions, competitions, markets, poetry, great gigs and concerts from local musicians, and much more!

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Poetry at the Pub 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.

 

August 20 – Steve Armstrong book launch Broken Ground

Borrowing from the title of his Bruce Dawe prize-winning poem, Steve Armstrong’s wonderful first collection is ‘a cracked and weathered prayer’. These are questing, generous poems, filled with grace and vulnerability, and reading them is like taking a walk through a magical and yet familiar landscape, a walk haunted by memory, grief, longing and hope. Highly recommended. – Lisa Brockwell

The intimate territory Armstrong walks attends to the wider world—in particular, wild country, forest and field, river and ridge. But also the suburbs, the kitchen, the realms of the everyday. He writes the places in themselves, and he writes them as analogues, metaphors, for the geographies of the self. His is a poetry of landscape, desire, memory, love, lust and loss. Of delight and dilemma. He is a diviner. From the broken ground he draws the sacred. – Mark Tredinnick

Upcoming program

September 17 – Trish Pender and Keri Glastonbury

Keri Glastonbury is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at The University of Newcastle. Her most recent collection is Newcastle Sonnets (Giramondo, 2018). https://giramondopublishing.com/product/newcastle-sonnets/

Trisha Pender is an Associate Professor of English Literature at The University of Newcastle.  Her debut chapbook, Bibliophilic, will be released by Puncher & Whitman’s Slow Loris imprint in October.

Keri and Trisha met as undergraduates at the University of Sydney in the early 90s where they edited the University women’s poetry anthology Tangent, and have now worked together in the English and Writing discipline at The University of Newcastle for over a decade. They also run the Feminist Poetry Workshop at Islington’s The Women’s Room.

October 15 – Anna Forsyth

Anna Forsyth is a writer and editor from NZ, currently working as an itinerant event producer travelling around Australia. She is the founder of Girls on Key, a feminist poetry organisation hosting poetry readings around Australia. Her short stories, articles and poems have appeared in numerous publications online and in print and her latest collection of poems, Beatific Toast was released in May 2018 by the Girls on Key publishing imprint, General Chaos Press. In her spare time, she moonlights as indie musician, Grace Pageant.

October 29 – Andy Jackson – 5th Monday sponsored by the Wicko

Andy Jackson has featured as a poet and a performer at literary events and arts festivals in Ireland, India, the USA and Australia, including the 2017 Castlemaine State Festival with Each Map of Scars, a collaboration with Rachael Guy and Leonie Van Eyk. Andy’s poems have been selected for five of the last six annual editions of The Best Australian Poems. His most recent collection, Music our bodies can’t hold (2017), consists of portrait poems of other people with Marfan Syndrome, and was recently featured on ABC Radio National’s Earshot. He has worked in call-centres, libraries, and as a creative writing tutor, and is currently undertaking a PhD in poetry and bodily otherness through the University of Adelaide.

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

 

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ATCC COAST ARTS RADIO SPOT AUGUST 2018


If you missed my spot on Meredith Gilmore’s Coast Arts radio show last weekend, you can listen online now at https://soundcloud.com/meredithgilmore/theatre-on-the-coast-august-2018-as-broadcast-on-coast-arts-5818

As broadcast on Coast Arts radio program Sunday August 5 2018,  COAST FM 963 Gosford, Central Coast Community Radio.

 

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Lambing Flat FAW 2018 Writing Competition. Closing date Oct 5th


The Lambing Flat Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW) announce their 2018 Short Story and Poetry Writing competition and invite you to enter. Entry Form with Conditions of Entry is attached.

Now in its 36th year and following on from the creative writing workshop held recently in Young, the competition is open to all comers and has no set theme.

There is a short story limit of 1500 words, so let your fancy and pen fly! And not forgetting the poetry – up to 50 lines of traditional rhyming or free verse is most welcome. Writer’s of fiction, family history, romance or articles are encouraged to enter.

Please lick here for a copy of the entry form: FAW 2018 Entry

 

Information courtesy of

Lambing Flat FAW

per Ted Webber

0459707728

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HARDY’S BAY CLUB EVENTS – AUGUST & SEPTEMBER


AUGUST
Sunday 5th
THE BIG BLUES JAM
2.00pm
Saturday 11th
BLUES EXPRESS-FUNDRAISER FOR GOSFORD HOSPITAL
…….featuring Jack Derwin & Jackal Slide, Helena Brunner,
Muma Jane Acoustic Trio and Jacky and Andy from Top Cat
7.00pm
Sunday 12th
DECK SESSIONS W/ CHARLIE AND JENSEN
7.30pm
Saturday 18th
JACK RAYNE
7.30pm
Sunday 19th
TRENT CRAWFORD OPEN MIC
2.00pm
Sunday 26th
SWING SETS W/ NIELSON GOUGH
2.00pm
SEPTEMBER
Sunday 2nd
THE BIG BLUES JAM
2.00pm
Saturday 8th
VERA & FRIENDS
7.30pm
Sunday 9th
OATLEY WINES LAUNCH w/ THE ROYAL RIVER RATS
2.00PM
Sunday 16th
JAM w/ TOP CAT
2.00pm
Saturday 22nd
HONEY & THE BLUESTONES
7.30pm
Sunday 23rd
DECK SESSIONS w/ GRIZZLEE TRAIN
2.00pm
Sunday 30th
SWING SETS w/ DORIAN MODE ORGAN TRIO
2.00pm
Information courtesy of Russell Hopkinson for Hardy’s Bay Club
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Central Coast Opera presents “La Boheme”.


Central Coast Opera presents Puccini’s much-loved opera

La Bohème

Performed in English

 

SAT 18 AUG – SUN 26 AUG   | LAYCOCK STREET COMMUNITY THEATRE

 

NORTH GOSFORD

 

Composer Giacomo Puccini | Conductor Patrick Brennan | Director Warwick Doddrell

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Caption: Leading Artists – Livia Brash (Soprano) and Branco Lovrinov (Tenor)

Image by Rosa Doric

 

Central Coast Opera is poised to deliver a stunning production of one of the world’s most loved and well-known opera’s, Puccini’s La Bohème”.

An affiliate of Central Coast Conservatorium, Central Coast Opera’s latest production, La Bohème, is set to continue the successful run of shows delivered by this ever-expanding opera company. Following on from last year’s sell-out production of Bizet’s Carmen (2017) and highly successful productions of The Magic Flute by Mozart (2016) and Menotti’s Help, Help The Globolinks! (2013), La Bohème is sure to leave the audience spellbound!

Composed by Giacomo Puccini, La Bohème is the quintessential love story and tells the story of a group of friends – a writer, a painter, a musician, a singer, a seamstress and a philosopher living a bohemian life in Paris.

This is one of Puccini’s true masterpieces, featuring some of the most famous arias of all time. Be swept up in the mastery of lush duets, rowdy crowd scenes, and comical catfights taking place under the streetlights of Paris. Watch a tender love affair unfold under gently falling snow. Experience the delicious joy of love, and the passionate jealousy of besotted young lovers as our bohemians step up to face life’s challenges with courage and conviction.  Director Warwick Doddrell, has set this timeless love story in post war Paris in 1945. He delicately explores the concepts of love, in a world focused on commercialism, set to the backdrop of one of the world’s most romantic cities embarking on a journey of rediscovery.

La Bohème reminds us through heartachingly beautiful songs that the riches worth having are within us, and no matter what the measure of our lives may be, wealth is about the magnitude of the human spirit and the depth of the human soul.

Central Coast Opera and the Central Coast Conservatorium of Music provide a nurturing environment for aspiring operatic performers including cast members from the Central Coast of NSW, the Hunter Region, Sydney and beyond.  The Central Coast Conservatorium of Music is delighted to bolster the learning of these artists through working with world-class vocal coaches, Christina Henson, Anne Haslem, Micheale Archer and vocal consultant Christine Douglas.  The cast will also work with and learn from professional director Warwick Doddrell, and musical director Patrick Brennan. The highly regarded Central Coast Chamber Orchestra will accompany all performances.

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Conductor Patrick Brennan

Director Warwick Doddrell

With Central Coast Chamber Orchestra

La Bohème, is an opera in four acts by Italian composer Giacomo Puccini (Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa) that premiered at the Teatro Regio in Turin, Italy in 1896 and conducted by Arturo Toscanini.

La Bohème has become part of the standard Italian opera repertory and is one of the most frequently performed operas in the world.

 

Performance Information

SAT 18, 7:30 PM   |   SUN 19 2:00 PM    WED 22, 11:00 AM (mid-week price)

FRI 24, 7:30 PM    |   SAT 25, 7:30 PM   SUN 26, 2:00 PM

 

Laycock Street Theatre, Laycock Street, North Gosford.

Directions, accessibility & parking visit Laycock Street Theatre

 

Laycock Street Theatre bar opens one hour prior to performance.

 

Running Time

2 hours and 10 minutes including interval

Performed in ENGLISH

 

Bookings

Tickets   Adult $50   | Concession/Students (Uni/TAFE) & groups of 10+ $40   | Child (aged 2 to Yr 12) $35

 

Online http://bit.ly/CCO-LaBoheme

Phone (02) 43 233 233

www.centralcoastconservatorium.com.au

 

Information and image courtesy of

Lisa Kelly, Events & Communications Manager, Central Coast Conservatorium

Ph: 0422 437 227

E: lisa.kelly@cccmusic.nsw.edu.au

Nicky Castle, La Bohème Production Manager

E:  ccopera@cccmusic.nsw.edu.au

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CentralCoastOpera/

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/ccopera/

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WWLT’s Flash Festival 2018


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FLASH FESTIVAL PLAYS ANNOUNCED! For details, visit http://www.woywoylt.com/flash-festival-performances/

The theme for FLASH 2018 is “CHANGE”.

Come and see what our local artists can do.

Performances: 

Friday @ 8pm September 21
Saturday @ 2pm September 22
Saturday @ 8pm September 22
Sunday @ 2pm September 23

Prices: Adults $25, Concession $20, Children up to 16 $10.

Join our mailing list to get more information as it comes or follow us on Facebook for notifications.

 

 

Information and image courtesy of WWLT publicity. For more info, visit http://www.woywoylt.com/flash-festival-2018/

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