What are you doing this weekend?


YOUR WEEKEND AT A GLANCE: Highlights for the week ending Wednesday 7th December:

Live From 5 at Kibble Park, Lighting of the Christmas Tree at The Entrance, Concertante Ensemble Christmas Concert at The Art House, SEA FM DISCOVERED GRAND FINAL, XtrAct EOY Performances, Dance Season at Laycock and The Art House, and much more!

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Celebrate the festive season with GBID


2016 is fast drawing to a close, but we still have some awesome events happening here in Gosford!

Our last Live From 5 is on this Friday in Kibble Park! The event starts at 5pm and goes until 8pm. We will be looking to party hard for the final one with an awesome performance from Ryan Baker and co! There will be the usual great food, and drinks from RevieR bar!

So make sure you gather your work colleagues, or your family and come down to celebrate summer with us!

Our final event for 2016 will certainly go off with a bang!!

You can begin your day seeing out 2016 by getting along to the Entertainment Grounds for the Gosford Races. Gates open at 12pm, and the first race is at 1.30pm. You can collect FREE tickets from us here at the GBID office, or they will be available for $10 per person at the gate.

Then, GBID is proud to present the Mars Foods New Years Eve Festival on the beautiful Gosford waterfront! There will be activities for the kids and awesome food  choices! There will be a great kids disco on the main stage, followed by singer Howie Shearman. The main act will be Muma Jane’s Blues Band playing lots of your favourite tunes to get up and dance to! And the piece de resistance will, of course, be the huge fireworks display at 9.15! 

We hope that you will join us to see out the year!

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“Here and There” at Shorethyme


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Information and image courtesy of Noeline Millar

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“Classics!” from Symphony Central Coast


For their final concert of 2016, Symphony Central Coast embarks on a whirlwind tour through some of classical music’s most cherished works. There is Shakespearean tragedy, Nordic melancholy, French nostalgia and Italian passion. There is also a joyous wedding celebration, a cracking Italian dance inspired by a spider, the swirling sounds and colours of Spanish flamenco, and a cheerfully impish overture to a comic opera. Soprano Angela Brewer sings all-time favourites by Puccini, Canteloube and Rachmaninov and flautist Vanessa Ropa and clarinettist Greg Turner team up to perform a sizzling Tarantella. ‘An Australian Concert Overture’ by local composer Christopher Sainsbury takes its place in the program with works by Tchaikovsky, Chabrier, Grieg, and many others.  

What: ‘Classics!” Symphony Central Coast
When: Sunday 4 Dec 2015, 2:30pm. 
Where: Central Coast Grammar School, Arundel Road, Erina Heights. 
Tickets: symphonycentralcoast.com.au or on the door.
Information courtesy of Judith Hulson-Calvert
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KERRIE GARSIDE GIG GUIDE


DECEMBER

  • FRI 2nd – CHOIR GROUP @ PENINSULA VILLAGE – 10am
  • MON 5th – ‘KERRIE SOLO’ – MEALS ON WHEEL VOLUNTEER XMAS PARTY – Diggers Entrance -12-2:30pm
  • WED 7th – LIVE & LOCAL @ DIGGERS 6:30-10:00pm – 3 artists with my set 9-10pm
  • TUES 6th – ROCK N JAM – PRIVATE – GOSFORD
  • FRI 9th – CHOIR GROUP @ PENINSULA VILLAGE – 10am
  • FRI 9th – NEW HORIZONS CHRISTMAS PARTY
  • SUN 11th – ‘KERRIE SOLO’ – TREBLE CLEF CAFE, UMINA – 11am-2pm
  • MON 12th – ‘WAX LYRICAL’ SONGWRITERS – TALL TIMBERS – 7pm
  • WED 14th – OPAL, BERKELEY VALE – CHRISTMAS! – 10:30am
  • THURS 15th – ‘KERRIE SOLO’ – PVL – RESIDENT CHRISTMAS PARTY – 5:30pm
  • SUN 25th – ‘KERRIE SOLO’ – XMAS LUNCH – CROWNE PLAZA, HUNTER VALLEY – 12-4pm

JANUARY 2017

  • MON 9th – ‘WAX LYRICAL’ SONGWRITERS – TALL TIMBERS, OURIMBAH
  • WED 11th – OPAL BERKELEY VILLAGE – 10:30am
  • SUN 15th – ‘KERRIE SOLO’ – GOSFORD RSL – 6-9pm
  • WED 25th – ‘RETREAT SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE’ – The Dag Sheepstation, Nundle – (with Kevin Bennett)
  • THURS 26th – ‘KERRIE SOLO’ – COCA-COLA WALKUP – TAMWORTH TOWNHALL – 11:20-11:30
  • THURS 26th – ‘KERRIE SOLO – TSA SONGWRITERS SESSIONS – 3-3:20pm
  • FRI 27th – ‘KERRIE SOLO’ – TSA SONGWRITER SESSIONS – CAFE 2040 – 12-12:20pm

FEBRUARY

  • MONDAY 13th – ‘WAX LYRICAL’ SONGWRITERS – SHOWCASE!!! – TALL TIMBERS, OURIMBAH
  • TUES 14th – OPAL BERKELEY VILLAGE – 10:30am

MARCH

  • WED 8th – OPAL BERKELEY VILLAGE – 1:30pm
  • MON 13th – ‘WAX LYRICAL’ SONGWRITERS – TALL TIMBERS, OURIMBAH

APRIL

  • MON 10th – ‘WAX LYRICAL’ SONGWRITERS – TALL TIMBERS, OURIMBAH
  • TUES 14th – OPAL BERKELEY VILLAGE – 10:30am

MAY

  • MON 9th – ‘WAX LYRICAL’ SONGWRITERS – TALL TIMBERS, OURIMBAH
  • FRI 11th – OPAL BERKELEY VILLAGE – 1:30pm

JUNE

  • TUES 6th – OPAL BERKELEY VILLAGE – 10:30am
  • MON 12th – ‘WAX LYRICAL’ SONGWRITERS – TALL TIMBERS, OURIMBAH
  • SAT 17th – “NOTHING SACRED” – Danii Meads-Barlow Jelly Bean Ball – Four Points Sheraton, Sydney

JULY

  • TUES 4th – OPAL BERKELEY VILLAGE – 10:30am
  • MON 10th – ‘WAX LYRICAL’ SONGWRITERS – TALL TIMBERS, OURIMBAH

AUGUST

  • MON 7th – OPAL BERKELEY VILLAGE – 10:30am
  • MON 14th – ‘WAX LYRICAL’ SONGWRITERS – 3rd BIRTHDAY – TALL TIMBERS, OURIMBAH

SEPTEMBER

  • MON 11th – OPAL BERKELEY VILLAGE – 1:30pm
  • MON 11th – ‘WAX LYRICAL’ SONGWRITERS  – TALL TIMBERS, OURIMBAH

OCTOBER

  • MON 9th – ‘WAX LYRICAL’ SONGWRITERS  – TALL TIMBERS, OURIMBAH
  • WED 11th – OPAL BERKELEY VILLAGE – 1:30pm

NOVEMBER

  • TUES 7th – ‘KERRIE SOLO’ – PENINSULAR VILLAGE – MELBOURNE CUP
  • WED 8th – OPAL BERKELEY VILLAGE – 10:30am
  • MON 13th – ‘WAX LYRICAL’ SONGWRITERS – TALL TIMBERS, OURIMBAH

DECEMBER

  • MON 4th – OPAL BERKELEY VILLAGE – 1:30pm
  • MON 11th – ‘WAX LYRICAL’ SONGWRITERS  – TALL TIMBERS, OURIMBAH

 

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Information and images courtesy of  http://www.kerriegarside.com.au

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Art Exhibition Invitation: Shorethyme Restaurant


Come and join the San Remo Neighbourhood Centre’s combined art group on our official opening night exhibition on 22nd November at 6pm.

 Drinks and canapes will be served from 6pm for $5 per head, this includes entry fee and plenty of time for browsing before a lovely 2 course dinner for $40 per head so why not stay for both.

For catering purposes bookings are essential.

 

Organised by Teacher Jana Colvin 43923747 and

Carol Bolwell Student 43902363

Venue

 Shorethyme Restaurant 9 Mitchell Street Norah Head

Phone 43551295

Exhibition runs from Tuesday 22nd November to Sunday 4th December

 

Information courtesy of Shorethyme publicity

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WDG’s “Noises Off”: a review by Karen Ractliffe


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Wyong Drama Group has made a triumphant debut at The Art House with its production of a perennial favourite: the riotously funny and clever comedy, Noises Off, by multi-award winning British playwright and novelist Michael Frayn. For lovers of live theatre, this affectionate send up based on the misadventures of a British touring company is a play not to be missed. Premiering at the Lyric Theatre in London, where it ran for five years, it opened on Broadway the next year to rave reviews, one critic declaring it to be “the funniest play written in my lifetime”. It enjoyed successful revivals in 2001 and 2015 and culled multiple Tony Award nominations on each occasion. It also earned the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy for its author in 1982. Said to have been inspired by a performance of a farce the author witnessed from behind the scenes, Frayn claimed “it was funnier from behind than in front, and I thought that one day I must write a farce from behind.”* The resulting play was Noises Off, which certainly demonstrates the point.

Otstar Productions are about to open at the Grand Theatre, Weston-super-Mare, with their production of “Nothing On”, and the dress rehearsal is not going well. With mere hours to go before curtain up, we observe as the cast stumble through the all-too familiar formula of a third-rate farce. Lines are dropped, props are mislaid, and actors struggle to find their motivation; the director’s nerves are frayed and the stage manager hasn’t slept for days; at least the cast are in good spirits, but can their morale survive the challenges of clandestine romances, speech impediments, the drinking problems of aging thespians, and spontaneous nervous nosebleeds? The first act of “Noises Off” cleverly sets up the action for the following acts where we see variations of the same scene, first from backstage mid-run, then in performance toward the end of the tour where we witness the hilariously disastrous consequences that ensue from Lloyd’s dalliances, Garry’s jealousy, and everyone’s attempts to keep Selwyn away from the bottle.

The play employs a wide range of comedic devices that include mime, slapstick and other physical comedy, along with very funny but fiendishly difficult dialogue, all of which makes Noises Off a huge technical challenge for any company that has the kahones to take it on.

Wyong Drama Group has risen to the challenge admirably, fielding a cast of its most experienced, well-loved and – not to mention – award winning actors. Veterans Ruth Jordan, Howard Oxley, Marc Calwell, Laszlo Weidlich and Duncan Mitchell are supported by talented regulars Maddy Parker and Steve MacDonald, Coast favourite Sierra Phillips and one relative newcomer, Alexander Travers, who manages to endear herself to the audience long before she has even spoken her first line! All the cast show superb comic timing and revel in the humorous possibilities created as they move deftly between their characters and their characters’ characters.

Director Pam Campbell, well known for her phenomenal success with WDG’s Fawlty Towers productions, brings all her expertise from staging those equally difficult plays. Technical director, Brendon Flynn and his team are to be congratulated as FX are a vital component of this play, engaging audience imagination with humour derived from incidents that are implied but unseen. In general, the company makes the best use of the new theatre’s facilities with an impressive set designed by Daryl Kirkness and built by a dedicated construction team led by Ian Abbott and Ron Baker.

A final additional level of entertainment is provided, courtesy of the author: I urge theatregoers to take the time to read the programme within the programme from the play within the play. It really is a hoot!

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The show continues this weekend but tickets are selling fast, so book early to avoid disappointment. Call 4335 1485 or book online at http://www.thearthousewyong.com.au

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Wyong Drama Group’s next show at The Art House, to be staged in March 2017, is another comedy, adapted for stage from the highly popular television show: The Vicar of Dibley. For more information, watch the group’s website at http://www.wyongdramagroup.com.au/

*Mehlman, Barbara K. “A CurtainUp Review”. CurtainUp. Retrieved 18 September 2013. Quoted in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noises_Off#cite_note-1

Images courtesy of WDG publicity.

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