WMTC presents “A Ghost Tale for Mr Dickens”

Opening on the 7th December! Tickets on sale NOW!

🎄Christmas is in the Air🎄as Wyong Musical Theatre Company Presents the Christmas musical, A Ghost Tale for Mr Dickens Jr.

Be transported back to the beautiful foggy streets of Victorian London as the magic tree house whisks Jack and Annie back in time to meet the famous, well-off author, Charles Dickens, who has a severe case of the writer’s block. Jack and Annie also witness the hardships faced by the poor, and their efforts to help only land them in prison. Mr. Dickens rescues Jack and Annie, and they, in turn, help him escape the sad memories that haunt him. In the process, they inspire Mr. Dickens to write one of the greatest holiday stories of all time.
This musical is a fantasy adventure filled with wonderful songs and dances to celebrate the magic of Christmas! Great for the entire family and a perfect start to the festive season!
Directed by Nilzen Lumsden, Musical Direction by Russell Hull and Choreographed by Kate Pareaux.
Show Dates 7th – 16th December
Tickets $20.00
Ph: 1300 366 470 or visit the website www.wmtc.com.au to book your tickets.
Join us in the spirit of giving this Christmas and bring a donation of hamper gifts or food items to support the Wyong Neighbourhood Centre Inc.
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“Weekenders” exhibition at Henry Kendall Cottage

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The Rhythm Hut’s Christmas party ft Tijuana Cartel + The Big Ilch
Friday 7th December, 6.30pm
The Rhythm Hut is excited to celebrate their Christmas and end of year party with one of the Coast’s fave bands – Tijuana cartel – back by high demand! Supporting them on the night is Sydney outfit The BIG ILCH.

Tijuana Cartel
Tijuana Cartel’s new album ‘Live at Hotel Brunswick’ (out now) is teeming with the infectious party vibes that characterise their live show. The electronic tour-de-force never fails to ignite a dance floor and this compilation of tunes captures what their live show is all about. Heavy bass and beats underpin virtuosic instrumentation and exotic sounds reminiscent of the Middle East, Morocco and Spain. Experience it for yourself this year as they embark on a massive international tour that encompasses the East and West coast of Australia, Bali, the UK and Germany. 


The Big Ilch
The Big Ich is a project, a collective, a group of artists that have come together to create. Infusing their different styles of music, each individual adds to this one big melting pot of music. Soul, Funk, Reggae, Hip-Hop, Groove are all the ingredients needed to spice this musical pot up.

After their debut EP ‘Homeground’ launched early 2018 to a sell out crowd at Sydney’s 505, The Big Ilch has been on a sudden rise in the music scene in Sydney and beyond. A favourite at this years popular Wollombi Music Festival, The Big Ilch have been booked for a number of festivals over spring and summer, including world renowned Woodford Folk Festival. 

The Big Ilch suport Tijuana Cartel on this show as part of their latest single tour ‘Groove Constellation’. The single premier on Triple J in September, and is now available on all platforms, released independently.

Not just a space funk / hip hop groove with smooth vocals, and catchy trumpet hooks, ‘Groove Constellation’ also presents a deeper message of bringing people of all worlds together through song and dance. The concept is musical diversity and multi genre to promote cultural diversity, and all humans coming together in harmony. 


More details and tickets available from tickets.tijuanacartel.com and www.oztix.com.au


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 Brewing Company and Murray’s Craft Brewing Co beers and a range of non alcoholic drinks including locally made Kombucha Zest. Under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. 


WHAT: Tijuana Cartel + The Big Ilch
WHEN: Friday 7th December 2018, 6.30pm
WHERE: The Rhythm Hut – 135 Faunce St Gosford
TICKETS: $25 pre sale/ $30 door. Kids 12 & under FREE (must be booked)
MORE INFO: lou@therhythmhut.com.au

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Come on down to The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, on Friday 14th Dec to jam out with the Central Coast’s very own TROUBLE IN PARADISE and celebrate the drop of their sophomore EP, ‘I’m So Much Happy’. 

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Hailing from NSW’s Central Coast, Trouble in Paradise are an entertaining, eclectic, and energetic alternative rock band comprised of four talented local musicians – Harley, Maxi, Dylan, and Charles. Drawing sounds from both reverb-soaked surf riffs and heavily distorted punk – yet landing somewhere perfectly in between – the band create an engaging and truly authentic live experience that’ll have everybody on their feet.


In the two years they have been a band, T.I.P have begun to establish quite the    impressive reputation for themselves along the road from Newcastle to Sydney and all through their home grounds of the Central Coast. With this comes a steady incline up the experience ladder, having been picked up to play alongside a diverse range of killer acts such as The Rubens, and the massive list of bands Narara Music Festival had on show. In an exciting turn of events, Trouble in Paradise have recently announced their inclusion on the absolutely stacked Mountain Sounds Festival lineup for 2019, featuring huge names like Angus & Julia Stone, Courtney Barnett, Nothing But Thieves, and Skegss, that T.I.P will blend seamlessly alongside.

That being said, while they’re always on the hunt for new venues to play, the four like to shake it up and kick it old-school by crashing humble backyard parties, busking out the front of record stores, and jamming at secret gigs in the odd coastal cul-de-sac. If one thing can be said about Trouble in Paradise, it’s that they are no strangers to the stage and are always pumping out new ridiculous stage antics to engage and enthral any audience.


Their latest single ‘Coffee & Cigarettes’ is currently available on Spotify, Bandcamp, iTunes, and all other streaming services via the following link: http://fanlink.to/coffeeandcigarettes. Keep an ear out for some new grooves later on this year.

Find Trouble in Paradise on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TroubleinParadise.band/




PORT ROYAL — Port Royal have been holding the rock n’ roll crown in Brisbane since forming in mid-2015 and have, in no-doubt, made serious impressions in that time. Since releasing their debut EP ‘The Express’ they have graced the stage with nationally-touring rock acts such as The Delta Riggs, Wolfmother and The Cherry Dolls. The band followed this up in March 2017 with their single ‘Get Heavy’ which was later voted in at #2 on 4ZZZ’s Hot 100. Port Royal recently released their sophomore EP ‘Love, Passion, Satisfaction’ and have since shown no signs of slowing down, as their show supporting Trouble in Paradise is part of a whopping 20-date tour.


COOKBOOK BOOK CLUB — Cookbook Book Club are a three-piece Kitchen Punk/ Crock-Pot® Rock band from Sydney consisting of members Tim Cheeseman, Andrea Ricciardiello, and Robbie MacPherson. Uniquely inspired by the likes of Donna Hay, Iain “Huey” Hewitson and Margaret Fulton, the band write songs about food, cooking, and other culinary activities. CBBC are a new addition to Sydney’s rock scene, with the three members having experience in other bands of the genre previously before deciding together they would blend deliciously. A must-have for every kitchen!



Delicious home style cooked dinners and desserts are available for purchase. The Rhythm Hut is fully licensed with assorted beers, wines and ciders, and a range of non alcoholic drinks including locally made Kombucha Zest. Under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.



WHAT: Trouble in Paradise, supported by Port Royal, and The Cookbook Book Club

WHEN: Friday 14th December, 2018 @ 7pm

WHERE: The Rhythm Hut — 135 Faunce St, Gosford

For more info, contact moniquepym42@gmail.com


Informationa and images courtesy of The Rhythm Hut publicity.

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Dangar Island and the Hawkesbury

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This month the village bus trip visited the Hawkesbury where we boarded a cruise that included a tour of Dangar Island followed by a cruise around the Hawkesbury River estuary. Here are some photos I took on while I was … Continue reading

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Poetry at the Pub 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.


Upcoming Program

December 17

Christmas Party

Ho-ho-ho and other gardening accessories.

January 21

Irina Frovola

Irina Frolova is a Russian-born Australian poet who lives in Lake Macquarie with her three human and two feline children. Irina’s poetry is intercultural, feminist and largely auto-biographical. Her writing explores human psychology, cultural identity, womanhood, relationships and connection to nature. You can find her walking by the lake, at local poetry readings and on “old people’s social media” (according to her teenage daughter) aka Facebook.

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


Check out and join our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/483608820385/

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Riding the Waves

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Michael Johnson (resident Harpist at Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens), Evripided Evripidou (Guitarist) & Coastal a Cappella present Riding the Waves-.

 Saturday Dec 8th

Erina Baptist Church



Tickets available online www.michaeljohnson.com.au/riding.php

Or phone Jennie 0412285642


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Jennie Harrison for Coastal a Cappella


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