Uniting Productions’ Juppies present “Rat Race”.

Tickets are now on sale for our Juppies April School Holidays musical production “Rat Race”. Rat Race tells the story of an unlikely community of rats struggling to survive in a back alley of a city. They have no food, no health care, killer cats, and a rubbish truck threatening to bulldoze them into oblivion. Could Snortle Tozer, a dynamic, evangelical con-rat, be their answer to a better life, or just the next disaster waiting to happen? At $10 per ticket, it’s great holiday entertainment for ages 3 and up.
And we’ve also just launched our brand new webpage at unitingproductions.org.au – head on over and have a look!

“Rat Race” will be performed at the Uniting Church Hall, Donnison Street, Gosford from Wednesday 18th to Saturday 21st April, and tickets are available through the webpage.

Copyright © 2018 Uniting Productions, All rights reserved.

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Upcoming Art & Music Events

18th March –  Sunday 2.00-3.30p.m. at Davistown RSL   The Australian Spirit Book Launch. –  The book is a collection of veterans’ poetry, art work and photographs. For more info, visit http://www.australian-spirit.com/, https://www.facebook.com/artstudioscooperative/ and http://www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/galleries/event-detail/2018/03/22/galleries-calendar/australian-spirit-2018
25th March –  Sunday  A special day at the Forest of Tranquility –  In the morning 10-1p.m. will be stalls, singing and some workshops and nature walk – High Tea from 10-2pm with Cheryl McCoy as guest artist.  Therese Wilkins will be running a brief workshop on movement and sounds and also singing with Karen Clarke in the morning.   For more info, visit http://www.forestoftranquility.com/
25th March  Sunday at 2pm. Launch of the Australian Spirit exhibition at Gosford Community Gallery from 2p.m. Come along to view the poetry and the art work and mingle with the artists and veterans. Refreshments available. For more info, visit http://www.australian-spirit.com/ and http://www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/galleries/event-detail/2018/03/22/galleries-calendar/australian-spirit-2018
14th April, 2018  10-3p.m.  Open Precinct Day at 8 Russell Drysdale Street, East Gosford.  Spinners and Weavers, Historical Society, Potters, The Makers Studio will have stalls, demonstrations, opportunities for making and joining in, fashion show, sausage sizzle and much more so all welcome to come along and join in the fun there. Of course I will be there taking photos, selling raffle tickets and generally helping out for the Makers as many others as well.   A great day to see what goes on and to view everyone’s wares and to have some fun.  ( It is free to enter). For more info, visit http://www.themakersstudio.org.au/
13th May, 2018 – High Tea in the Forest of Tranquility –  with forest walk – music – and artist talk and presentation by Therese Gabriel Wilkins.   $35 a head includes High Tea from 2-5p.m. the forest walk, the music and of course the artist talk and presentation.  This can be booked through the forest of tranquility or Emilia Krumm. For more info, visit http://www.forestoftranquility.com/
Information courtesy of Therese Wilkins.
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Shorethyme Best in Show Exhibition 2018

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Information and image courtesy of Shorethyme publicity

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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-march-2018-broadcast-on-coast-fm-963-4318?in=meredithgilmore/sets/coast-arts-radio-show

As broadcast on Coast Arts radio program Sunday 4 March 2018,  COAST FM 963 Gosford, Central Coast Community Radio.



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Upcoming Events at Hardy’s Bay




Friday 13th April 8pm



At the end of 2017, live favourites and multiple ARIA award winners The Audreys completed a sell-out national tour performing their award winning debut album “Between Last Night & Us” to celebrate 11 years since its release. So well received it was, that they have decided to go back out on the road adding the rest of their illustrious repertoire to the show.



Friday 1st June 8pm



Love Police announce the return of EILEN JEWELL and her stellar band for a series of show in May and June. Playing in support of their blues influenced album of 2017 “Down Hearted Blues”, Eilen and band will be ripping through tunes from that album and all her catalogue in a night of country twang, Americana and reworked blues classics. Those familiar with the sweet, sweet sounds of Eilen and band will know they are in for a fine night of music and good times to warm up the oncoming winter months.


Information courtesy of

Loren McHenry, Marketing loren@hardysbayclub.com.au

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 

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Poetry at the Pub Upcoming


Brew: 30 Years of Poetry At The Pub Newcastle

Copies now available from MacLeans bookshop, Newcastle at $25

Newcastle’s Poetry At The Pub is Australia’s longest-running spoken word venue. PATP celebrates 30 years of poetry with the publication of Brew: 30 Years of Poetry At The Pub Newcastle – selected poems from 34 anthologies, edited by Dael Allison.


Upcoming 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.


April 30 – TBA


May 21 – 6pm AGM

7.30 reading with Pete Brown’s Love Minus Zero: The Dialectic of Existentialism and Religious Faith in Bob Dylan’s Lyrics

Note this is also a protest themed evening. Bring along your protest poems

This was a labour of love. Completed in 1995 as a University of Newcastle MA thesis, supervised by Imre Salusinszky, it covers ground suggested by the title, but also Dylan’s roots in American Literature from colonial times until the present day, including authors Dylan himself refers to in his 2017 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, such as Herman Melville. There are references to Carl Sandburg, Kenneth Patchen and the Beats; and to Dylan’s roots in American folk music. Pete has been interested in Dylan since first hearing “Blowing in the Wind” on the radio, back in 1962, aged seven. Pete is not alone in considering Dylan as one of the foremost artists of our time! The book contains a Foreword by Michael Sharkey which delves into this and other issues. It is available as an ebook through Amazon, Kindle, and other electronic outlets by punching in the ISBN, which is “ISBN: 9780648140917”.


June 18 – TBA

July 16 – 52 Poem Project

July 30 Jane Williams 5th Monday sponsored by the Wicko

August 20 – Steve Armstrong book launch Broken Ground


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




Information courtesy of P@tP publicity

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If you missed my spot on Meredith Gilmore’s Coast Arts radio show last weekend, you can listen online now at http://bit.ly/TheatreontheCoast-forFebruary2018

As broadcast on Coast Arts radio program Sunday January 28 2018,  COAST FM 963 Gosford, Central Coast Community Radio.



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