The Rhythm Hut’s 4th Birthday ft. Ash Grunwald, Rhythm Hunters, Tullara

The Rhythm Hut’s celebrates 4 years in Faunce Street
with a giant birthday party featuring Ash Grunwald!

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It’s another historical moment in The Rhythm Hut history, as we celebrate a milestone 4 years in our space in Faunce Street, Gosford. The Hut’s birthday party is our biggest event of the year and on the 19th of August we will welcome Ash Grunwald as headliner, supported by local legends, Rhythm Hunters, Tullara, a DJ and of course the fabled Rhythm Hut drum circle. Dinner, drinks and desserts will be available on the night and The Rhythm Hut is an all ages fully licensed venue within a 2-minute walk to public transport – including trains, buses and taxis.
In 4 years the Hut has seen substantial changes, the first of which was the addition of walls and roofing to the then abandoned building. In its current state the Hut is a multi faceted cultural hub. The Hut hosts everything from music and yoga classes, through to creative workshops, book launches, film screenings, fundraisers and of course, huge live music events featuring National and International acts like Nattali Rize (Blue King Brown), Tijuana Cartel, OKA, Wes Carr, Wild Marmalade, Katchafire, Melbourne Ska Orchestra and more.
Headliner, Ash Grunwald has been praised for his guitar playing and creative blend of blues and roots for over a decade. Taking cues from classic bluesmen such as John Lee Hooker, Grunwald brings his sound into the 21st century with modern rock and soul influences and a hat-tip to contemporaries such as John Butler. Ash has been nominated for 5 ARIA Awards, 2 APRA Awards and stormed crowds at Bluesfest, Falls and Woodfood Folk Festival. Ash returns in 2017 with his new single ‘Hammer’ that gives a taste of his upcoming album.
Rhythm Hunters are a dynamite force in the world of roots music, known for their frenetic drum choreographies and infectious dance grooves, fusing physical percussion, western horns, Asian flute and electro beats, making them one of Australia’s most exciting festival acts. Drawing influence from Australasia and Indonesian cultures Rhythm Hunters traverse genres including world, folk, electronic. 2017 will see them produced by Nicky Bomba, before touring Australia and Indonesia throughout the year.

23-year-old Australian singer/songwriter Tullara has quickly developed a reputation as one of the country’s brightest up and coming performers. Renowned for her guitar playing, her sound is raw and honest, yet complex and intricate. After winning Triple J Unearthed Spotlight Artist of the week she caught the attention and praise of John Butler who proclaimed “Tullara has a way with words and a way with that guitar. She’s a gifted artist just at the beginning of what looks to be a promising adventure ahead.”

WHAT: The Rhythm Hut’s 4th Birthday ft Ash Grunwald, Rhythm Hunters + Tullara
WHEN: Saturday 19th August, 6pm
WHERE: The Rhythm Hut, 135 Faunce St, Gosford
TICKETS: PRE SALE – $40 + bf adults / $20 + bf kids 13 & under (limited tickets available) on sale now through Moshtix (online) or at The Rhythm Hut
DOOR (if available) – $50 adults / $25 kids 13 & under
MORE INFO: Lou 0420 682 258 or


Information and image courtesy of The Rhythm Hut publicity

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A brand new book from Jill Mather

Jill’s latest book, “The Walers’ Last War”  features the famous Waler war horses used in the Northern Territory, Papua New Guinea (Kokoda track) and other South West Pacific Islands during World War Two.  Printed by Boolarong Press  this book (and enquiries)  may be purchased directly from the publisher. Only $24.99. The Waler horse was thought by many to be redundant as a military animal. However – this book contains some startling facts that will surprise the reader, especially those interested in Australian military history.
Other books available include : “Follow the Flag” (horses in the Boer War) “Gallipoli’s War Horses” , “Forgotten Heroes” (Australian Waler Horse) “The Old Campaigners”  (camels,donkeys and horses), “War Horses” (horse stories) and lastly “Twelve Terrible Tales” a  funny children’s book about pests and insects that drove our soldiers and horses crazy in Egypt during World War One) Ideal for the classroom (ages 7 – 11yrs)  .
Information courtesy of Jill Mather
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The Don Craig Room at Laycock Street theatre is being transferred to a Little Shop of Horrors 27-29 July.  Director Derek Walker has returned to Nate Butler’s Studio, following his work with their Diploma students on the fabulous Avenue Q to direct the talented students of the accredited Certificate IV in Musical Theatre course to bring this delightfully comic show to life.


Little Shop Of Horrors is the classic 80s Rock Horror Musical – deliciously cheesy… touchingly charming… and laughably grotesque all at once. Originally staged as an off-Broadway production in 1982 and famously converted to film with an all-star line-up under the direction of Frank Oz in 1986, it has achieved cult following and remains a firm family favourite.


Seymour is an awkward and shy florist. His dreams to be noticed, to win the love of the out-of-his-league co-worker Audrey and to escape the depression of a poor skid row existence appear almost impossible. When a ‘strangingly interesting plant’ mysteriously falls in Seymour’s lap during an untimely total eclipse of the sun, his nature to nurture takes over and he begins to nurse the plant back to good health. It soon becomes clear that the only way to achieve success is at the cost of surrendering his own life-blood, and then that of other somewhat deserving victims. This is where the fun begins.


To what lengths will we go for fame, fortune or love? Do the ends ultimately justify the means? Who is really using who in the overall quest for survival?

When resources and space are scarce, how far will nature go to claim back the concrete slums that we have turned the world into?


Nate Butler’s Studio is a unique facility situated in North Gosford, offering the nationally accredited Diploma of Musical Theatre and Certificate IV (in conjunction with CADA Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art), joining the ranks of the state’s elite performing arts’ institutions NIDA, Brent Street and AIM (Australian Institute of Music) by offering these full-time accredited courses to Central Coast talent.


The season is strictly limited, being predominantly a practical segment of the Certificate IV Musical Theatre course. Sessions: 8pm Thursday 27th , 8pm Friday 28th and 2pm & 8pm Saturday 29th July.  Ticket Prices: Adults $42, Concessions / Full Time Students/Children, $36,  Groups of 6+ & Members $35, Bookings can be made in person at the theatre box office, by phone: 02 43233233 or online:


Information and images courtesy of

Robyn Edmonds~King… 

        Ph: 02 43851030 Mob: 0428 852 307  e:  PO Box 3579 Wamberal 2260 

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Newly Added Shows at The Art House


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Central Coast Philharmonia

Calling All Dawns

13 August 2PM

Tickets: Adults $25, Conc. $20, Children and Students FREE


Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

Thursday 24 August 7.30PM

Tickets: $35-$32


John Williamson in Concert

Friday 25 August 8PM

Tickets: $33-$54


Endless Night Theatre Company Presents: Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

Friday 1 September- Saturday 8 September various times

Tickets: $24-$34


The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Friday 8 September 7.30PM

Tickets: $79.90-$89.90




Jopuka Productions Presents: Grounded

Friday 6 October- Saturday 14 October various times

Tickets: $28


Jopuka Productions Presents: Children of the Black Skirt

Saturday 7 October- Saturday 14 October various times

Tickets: $28


Geoff Harvey

Tuesday 31 October 11am

Tickets: $45-$52



Information and images courtesy of

Emily Carryer / Marketing/Box Office Manager


The Art House

+61 2 4335 1485
+61 409 415 192

19 Margaret Street, Wyong NSW 2259

P.O. Box 376, Wyong NSW 2259

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If you missed my spot on Meredith Gilmore’s Coast Arts radio show this month, you can listen online now at

As broadcast on Coast Arts radio program Sunday July 2  COAST FM 963 Gosford, Central Coast Community Radio.


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Hardy’s Bay Art Space

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“Hardy’s Bay Art Space is happy to present our new artist, Treena Lowe who’s refreshing art will be on show for the next six weeks at the club.. Treena has exhibited locally and throughout the Central Coast including the 5 Lands Walk, and we are very excited to have her join our Exhibition.

Treena joins the other exhibitors, Meg Lewer with her outstanding artwork, Colin Tapping with his magnificent timber sculptures, Dale Montgomery with her amazing photography of the Sydney “Vivid” spectacular, and the internationally award winning landscape photography of Brendon and Jude Weston of FineArt Photography Australia.

Over 100 works on display and for sale throughout the club,  and gallery attended 5 – 7 Fridays, and 12 -6 Saturdays and Sundays, or contact Brendon on 0427 499861.”


Information and images courtesy of Brendon Weston

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‘RED WOOLLEN PETTICOAT’ presented by Brisbane Water Historical Society

presented by Brisbane Water Historical Society
Henry Kendall Cottage and Historical Museum
Henry Kendall - Exhibition 'Red Woollen Petticoat'
Brisbane Water Historical Society proudly presents it’s latest exhibition and lunch event to be held on Saturday July 15 at 11.30am.  Special guest speaker will be Marilyn Wood of Dharug Lower Hawkesbury Historical Society.
Not often seen glimpses from the costume archive make an appearance with local stories about those people who helped weave the very fabric of cultural life in the early days of the Gosford region.

Exhibition and lunch –  join us for a Soup & Rolls light lunch on Saturday 15th July commencing at 11.30am at 25-27 Henry Kendall Street, West Gosford.   Please RSVP to the phone number below. 

The Exhibition ‘Red Woollen Petticoat’ will also be on view from 1st June until 30th August 2017 at 25-27 Henry Kendall Street, West Gosford.
Open: Wed / Sat / Sun 10am-3pm – groups at other times by appointment
$5 adult, $4 concession, $3 children, $10 family
Enquiries: (02) 4325 2270

Information courtesy of Sue Chidgey for BWHS
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