T: (02) 4929 4969 Dean Winter

 Wed 21st Nov

Green Left Weekly fundraiser. Tix $20 full $15 conc $0 for kids/or if you can afford conc. Please book http://tix.yt/newyafricanladiestroupe

 

The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe

The story of four charismatic and inspirational African women, now living in Australia who turned their harrowing stories of survival into a joyous theatre of humanity.

 Fri 30th Nov 8pm $32

FOURPLAY

online tickets available HERE

Australia’s most unique and innovative electric string quartet, FourPlay, have returned to the stage this year with two back to back singles with accompanying videos and stack of national tour dates to celebrate.

With a career stretching back to the mid 90’s, they have released 5 albums, toured the world, played the album Pet Sounds with Brian Wilson, appeared at three TEDx Sydney events, and collaborated with wildly popular best selling author Neil Gaiman, performing with him at venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York and The Barbican in London.

The first single release from earlier in the year - ‘Bound’ - is classic FourPlay, with a big dirty riff that pushes and pulls, urgent and soaring vocals, a deeply melodic chorus, and a crazed viola solo to push everything over the edge. View the video HERE

The second release ‘Wish’ is a haunting ballad about living in a climate-changed world. The song began life when the band was trapped behind rising floodwaters while enjoying the Bundanon Trust’s Artist-In-Residency program in the NSW Southern Highlands. Viola player Tim Hollo’s daughter called to make sure he was OK and, at one point, said to him “I wish that I’d been born before climate change was happening.” Tim, a long-time environmental activist and founder of Green Music Australia, said those words “hit me in the guts” and inspired this beautiful song.

View the video for the single ‘Wish’ HERE

“Nothing short of magnificent” The Scotsman

“Forget anything you ever thought about string quartets. This is the future” Drum Media

“Just perfect… the rock band of string quartets” Neil Gaiman (author)

 

 

Sat 1st December
THE LADY IS A VAMP


 "This is not the Moulin Rouge,

A high femme dark burlesque cabaret featuring the creatures of the night:
VENUS VAMP BURLESQUE STAR (coming out of retirement - SYDNEY))
BERLIN VON BLACK (NEWCASTLE, Burlesque Idol Newcastle Winner 2014)
PORCELAIN (Miss Pinup International 2013 - BLUE MOUNTAINS)
MAYARI (Bellydance Duo)
DANI (of Umbra Theatrical Bellydance)
VIVIENNE ROSE
STONE COLD FOX BURLESQUE COLLECTIVE (from around NSW)
Come join us for a night of dark delights! These shows tend to sell out so book your ticket now!"

 

Thursday 20th December

MONIQUE CLARE

 

Dancing between intricate, rhythmic cello lines, compelling lyrics and heart-tugging harmonies, Monique Clare is an award-winning, song-writing powerhouse. Onstage she’s described as “pure joy” to watch; offstage she’s hosted mountaintop sunrise concerts, taught cello in Afghanistan and travelled the world to dive deeply into folklore treasure troves.

Friday 28th December 8pm

SCREENING :- STARE INTO THE LIGHTS MY PRETTIES

We live in a world of screens. The average adult spends the majority of their waking hours in front of some sort of screen or device. We’re enthralled, we’re addicted to these machines. How did we get here? Who benefits? What are the cumulative impacts on people, society and the environment? What may come next if this culture is left unchecked, to its end trajectory, and is that what we want?

Stare Into The Lights My Pretties investigates these questions with an urge to return to the real physical world, to form a critical view of technological escalation driven by rapacious and pervasive corporate interest. Covering themes of addiction, privacy, surveillance, information manipulation, behaviour modification and social control, the film lays the foundations as to why we may feel like we’re sleeprunning into some dystopian nightmare with the machines at the helm. Because we are, if we don’t seriously avert our eyes to stop this culture from destroying what is left of the real world.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBxCywRtP4g