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| MMAD STREET LOUNGE:
The Street Lounge: Pop-Up MMADness coming your way.
Imagine a café, a venue and a community centre – all on wheels.
You’re imagining the Street Lounge. It’s all those things – and more. It’s our way of making MMAD’s social enterprise space, The Lounge Room, accessible for people everywhere.
When you hire the Street Lounge to bring entertainment and coffee to your event, function, festival or market you’re also helping to support the ongoing creative mentoring of vulnerable people in our community.
Thanks to the generous support of the Central Coast Council, we will be bringing the MMAD flavour through the Street Lounge to six events in six months, with the costs fully subsidized.
That means a mobile stage fully decked out with PA gear, hosting musicians and spoken word poets, while serving some of the finest coffee around.
We are looking for a variety of spaces and places across the Central Coast.
From festivals to markets to community events and everything in between.
This is an amazing opportunity (normally valued at $1,000+) to get a taste of what the Street Lounge could bring to your organization/event in the future!
To register your interest for one of these pop-up spots, just fill out our online booking form
and tell us why we should bring the Street Lounge to your event!
For further information and enquiries contact:
Will Small - Creative Facilitator – The Lounge Room
0423 657 105
MMAD HQ: 342 Mann Street, Gosford
| EVENTS AT THE YOUTH ARTS WAREHOUSE:
PLAY WRITE PROGRAM-Term 1 & 2 2017
Script & Play Development Program
Script & Play Development Program
The YAW 'Play Write' group is in it's 6th year and going from strength to strength with a cast of over 20 young theatre makers, you can come along and collaborate together in writing an original script under a leading industry professional from Australian Theatre for young People ATYP. Write, direct, be part of the costume making, lighting sets, props design and back stage in this exciting skills development program.
Date: Tuesday 14th February to 27th June 2017
Age: 12-25 years
Cost: $100 each term (limited spaces available)
Call Sharon 4323 2374 to register
MUSIC-Song writing and recording-Electronic Music Production
CLUB WELD Central Coast Disability Music Program
The Youth Arts Warehouse will be alive with a group of Musicians, Song Writers & Recording Artists working in our professional recording studio in 2017.
These workshops are a great opportunity to explore the process of song writing and production. Participants will engage in all phases of the production process, from the very first song idea, mixing their tracks to producing & recording a CD.
They will also get the opportunity to perform live at an event at The Youth Arts Warehouse contemporary Music venue.
To fill in an EXPRESSION OF INTEREST please contact sharon on 43232374 limited spaces available
Starts Feb 15th
You can book in to the group session on Wednesday's or one on one mentoring in a time slot of your choice.
Date: Wed 15th february - 28th June 2017
Age: 12-25 years
Call Sharon 4323 2374 to register
One on One hour sessions can be booked in from 9am to 2pm at $40 p hr
call Sharon on 43 232374
| FAIRHAVEN OP SHOP AND MORE!!:
Established in 2007, the Fairhaven Op Shop is one of the best little op shops on the Central Coast!
Loads of treasures and bargains to be had for the thrifty thrill seeker.
Take a browse through a huge and ever changing range of adults and kids clothing and shoes, including dress ups and designer labels, and lots of jewellery and fashion accessories. Plus toys, games, homewares, crockery, linen, giftware, craft destash and collectables. PLUS! … a fab little second hand book shop that was once an old schoolhouse building and has since been lovingly restored.
Hard cover, paperback, fiction, kids titles, biographies, and more. PLUS!... furniture items, electrical, luggage, things on 2 wheels, 3 wheels, 4 wheels (bikes, prams, scooters), tools, hardware.
Fare Cravin’ Café
is open to quench your thirst after shopping – coffee, sweets, hot new menu, all day breakfast.
Also feel free to donate your old or unwanted goods here at our drop off area. All proceeds go directly to our not for profit organisation, supporting people with disability here on the Central Coast.
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Sat 9am-2pm.
Address: 209 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare.
Enquiries: (02) 4323 3566
Vintage Fair, 209 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare
To book or enquire call (02) 4323 3566 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fairhaven centre-based lifestyle activities at Point Clare
Our activities have been designed to develop skills, promote self-confidence and build social networks for people with disability.
Activity programs in 2017
Perform-ability Drama & Dance class: Thursdays
Line Dancing: Thursdays
Drumming with The Rhythm Hut: Thursday
Jake’s Rock & Jam Session: Fridays
Location: Community building, Fairhaven Services, 209 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare.
To book your place call (02) 4323 3566 or email email@example.com
| MONTESSORI PRIMARY SCHOOL
Montessori Primary School To Take Root On The Coast In 2017.
Central Coast parents will have greater choice for their children’s education next year when The Central Coast Montessori Primary School opens its doors.
The first of its kind in the region, The Central Coast Montessori Primary School (CCMPS) will pioneer the way in child-centred Montessori education for 6-9 year olds from Kindergarten to Grade Three.
It will join over 300 Montessori schools throughout Australia and 22,000 schools worldwide based on the 100 year old philosophy of Nobel prize nominee Dr Maria Montessori.
The Schools’ Principal and Director of The Central Coast Montessori School (for 3-6 year olds), Dimitri Nicolaou, said he is thrilled the Primary School is becoming a reality.
The School has met the rigorous regulation and accreditation requirements of The Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) and has received a Certificate of Initial Registration for Kindergarten to Year 3 from 1 January 2017.
It will join 31 other independent schools in the region.
Independent schools provide parents from a variety socio-economic backgrounds greater choice of school for their children based on values, community and culture.
Mr Nicolaou said a diversity of schooling options is integral to ensuring every child has a chance to succeed.
Enrolments for The Central Coast Montessori Primary School (K-3) are now open.
| COME AND TRY KAYAKING
Kayaking Come and Try Day.
Your local paddling club Brisbane Water Paddlers would like to invite the public to attend a ‘come and try’ morning at Restella Avenue in Davistown. The morning is aimed at adults but kids are welcome to attend as well.
No experience is required.
Club members have a wealth of experience, with President Craig Dodd paddling for over twenty years. The club is looking to expand its membership in 2017, after being established two years ago.
The club is very friendly, with many couples paddling together to keep fit, enjoy the water and compete in club competitions. The club runs a training session on Monday afternoons at 5.30, a handicapped time trial on Wednesday afternoons at 5.45 and a club race every second Saturday. The races and time trials are run in different formats so that participants of different experience levels can have a chance of winning.
Those who attend the come and try morning will be helped and encouraged to learn paddling skills and attend club activities.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you’re coming, or if you have any questions. You can also call 0422074564.
Date: 21st January 2017
Location: Restella Avenue, Davistown
| ARTS & JUSTICE MEET
At Access All Areas Featuring L-Fresh The Lion.
MMAD’s AAA (Access All Areas) conference 2017 is set to go next level with L-Fresh the Lion, Mirrah & MK-1, alongside music industry reps and a diverse collection of local artists and creatives from the Central Coast and beyond.
AAA is a unique gathering that brings together big names in the creative industries along with local musicians, artists, dancers, poets and community members to look at how justice and art can unfold together.
AAA launched in Gosford earlier this year with guests including Universal music, The Potbelleez, Prinnie Stevens, The Rhythm Hut, Circle Movement and more.
Thanks to the generous support of the Central Coast Council, AAA will be taking place again on January 27-28, 2017.
The conference is being hosted in January intentionally, to cast a powerful vision of justice, creativity and collaboration to kick off the new year. Attendees will have the opportunity to taste current creative and justice focused events and programs happening locally and find out how they can get involved as the year unfolds.
The event will take place in emerging cultural hub and MMAD social enterprise, The Lounge Room, the home of the Central Coast’s thriving monthly spoken word night SpeakUP. The conference will include workshops, panel discussions, open mic opportunities, indoor and outdoor performance stages and two meals included in the ticket price.
With sessions including:
• Concert featuring L-Fresh the Lion, Mirrah & MK-1
• Performances by Central Coast local and Triple J sensation E^ST
• A showcase stage for emerging artists to perform for Music Industry reps
• Vocals/performance workshop with Gina Jeffries
• 'Bringing Justice into Fashion’ - Ethical Fashion workshop by Circle Movement
• Professional dance workshops (Contemporary, Heels, Dance-Hall)
• The Power of Music for Building Our Community (Louise Sawilejskij, The Rhythm Hut)
• Plus way more! (current schedule attached to this email)
Early bird tickets are available at an incredibly cheap price until the end of the month
27th - 28th January 2017
Note: spots are very limited for this intimate weekend of empowerment and creativity. Booking asap strongly recommended.
For further information and enquiries contact:
Will Small - Creative Facilitator – The Lounge Room
0423 657 105
MMAD HQ - 342 Mann Street, Gosford
| CHAMBER PHILHARMONICA:
Chamber Philharmonia Cologne (Kammerphilharmonie Köln) 2017
Classics from Germany
Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience one of Germany's finest Ensembles, Chamber Philharmonia Cologne, Germany, performing on Monday 6th February 2017 at 8 pm in Anglican Christ Church in Gosford.
After several successful european tours in 2015 and 2016 the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne (Germany) is coming back to Australia in summer 2017 with a powerful and lovely new programme.
“Classical music the world over” – this is the motto of the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne. It is irrelevant for our musicians whether they are playing in a little village church, in the open air, in Cologne Cathedral or in the Sydney Opera House – their enthusiasm to play music is the same every time.
The objective is simple – we want to inspire as many people as possible across all generations to enjoy classical music. The popularity of our ensemble is reflected in the fact that the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne gives around 300 concerts a year around the globe and listeners throughout the world look forward to a musical encounter with our exceptionally talented musicians.
The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne was founded in the city whose name they bear: Cologne. The city that is famous throughout the world for its University of Music and its musical and instrumental teaching.
Generations of musicians have been trained here for many decades who, in terms of their musicality, are unparalleled around the world.
Taking advantage of this pool of talent, a stock of outstanding musicians has accrued that in a changing cast of musicians take our motto across the world.
Since November 2009, the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne has a very special partner at their side – the Mercedes-Benz Centre in Cologne.
As part of a creative cooperation, this world renowned company, via its branch in Cologne, thrilled by our musical concept provides the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne with a comfortable tour bus.
It enables our musicians to travel quickly and comfortably to the many varied concert locations.
The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne is at home all over the world.
Our tours regularly take us to New Zealand, Australia, Spain, Great Britain, Ireland and many other countries - and of course to Germany.
In this context, the selection of works and soloists takes on a special significance. The multifaceted composition of the ensemble provides every member of the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne with the opportunity to perform as a soloist.
The permanently expanding repertoire of the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne consists primarily of hand-picked pieces.
The real appeal of our programme lies in the meeting of popular and unknown works from a wide variety of musical epochs.
This sees familiar greats like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Vivaldi in dialogue with works from people such as Sergei Prokofieff through to the “King of Tango” Astor Piazzolla.
This mix promises great diversity of the very highest order, without us having to preach to the audience in the process. After all, music is for entertainment and not for instruction.
To inspire people across the world to enjoy classical music – that’s what we view as our maxim!
Music Centre Gosford, Shop 4, 39 Central Coast Highway,
Tel. 02 4325 4900
| 63rd ANNUAL MORISSET SHOW:
Welcome to the 63rd Annual Morisset Lake Macquarie Agricultural Showl.
2017 brings a new and exciting aspect to our program, for the 1st time in 59 years the show will run into the night with a action packed Rodeo and Fireworks display.
The show will move 2 weeks later in the show program, we see this as a plus for securing our future and growth of the show.
Friday 10th is Free to the public.
The show opens with the highly competitive Dog Show and the much loved Show Jumping Horses
Saturday 11th is jam packed full of excitement with Live entertainment all day the main stage will come alive at 1 pm with the Official Opening of the show and the crowning of 2017 Show Girl.
The night will see the sky’s light up with Fireworks Display at the conclusion of the Rodeo.
Sunday 12th sees the fun continue with the Dog Groomers Shoot Out , 200 car Car Show the very popular Wood Chopping, our Free Pet Show and the Finals of the Wife Carrying Competition.
Both Saturday and Sunday will comprise of free entertainment, a new and improved extensive Horse program, Cattle, Poultry, Goats Pavillon Exhibits, Art & Photography Show & Sales, Animal Nursery, Police / SES / Fire Brigade displays, Trade Stands, Stalls, Carnival Rides, Food and Show Bags.
The annual show showcases our district and beyond and we continue to see the very best agricultural exhibits and displays on offer.
I would like to thank the entire committee for their tireless effort , commitment and support to bring you the best show ever.
The show would not survive with out these people and the continued support from the local community and our very generous Sponsors
This is the Community and Family event of the Year.
So I now ask you the community to show your support and come join us and be part of 63 year tradition which is the Morisset Lake Macquarie District Agricultural Show.
Bar, rides, ATM onsite, stalls and great food. BYO chairs
STRICTLY NO PASS OUTS
B.Y.O ALCOHOL OR FOOD
GLASS OR DOGS.
The 63rd Annual Morisset Lake Macquarie Agricultural Show
10th, 11th & 12th February 2017
| GIRRAKOOL BLUES FESTIVAL & BBQ:
The Central Coasts Very Own Annual World-Class Music Festival.
Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQ named after the nearby waterfalls, and quite befittingly is Aboriginal for “Place of still water” ie Muddy Waters, will be held on the first weekend in March every year.
In a New Orleans styled theme, the Festival will feature a wonderful weekend of quality, international, national and local blues and roots acts, within the beautiful surrounds of Mt Penang Garden Parklands, in a family friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
Patrons can bring their rugs and chairs to enjoy the world-class music, and soul food from our selectively picked stalls, including a unique American Southern style BBQ, and local artist stalls.
The main “Girrakool Stage” will be nestled among the trees in front of the creek, easily seen by all patrons. While the “Wondabyne Stage” will be located amid the Wonderbyne Sculptures at the other end of the gardens.
Apart from the music it will have a strong Aboriginal content, with indigenous bands, Welcome to Country Ceremony, Womens activities and with the potential of short tours to the Girrakool waterfalls and engravings.
A UNIQUE WEEKEND AWAY
Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQ is the Central Coasts own world class music festival for all the community who loves music, fine food, culture and a great relaxing day out.
This festival is for Families and music lovers from the Central Coast and beyond who are looking to see live music at a reasonable price, where they know they will have a great time; within beautiful surrounds; where the children are welcome; the acts are of high quality; with great food and value for money.
The beauty of music is that it’s a universal language for all and we expect patronage will consist of the very young spaning to the considerably older folk of the Central Coast, due to the easy accessability of the Mt Penang Gardens.
Males, females, families, lovers, music lovers, event stalkers (socialities), from the struggling to the affluent, from the artistic to the intellectuals, will all enjoy the Girrakool Blues Festival.
Girrakool is bound to meet everybody’s needs Culturally, spiritually and musically – whether it’s the gardens and the surrounds; whether families would like a day out or whether music lovers are looking to see quality music.
Mt Penang Gardens is the perfect place for a day of fun and music. Situated conveniently between Newcastle and Sydney, and only a 2 minute drive from the M1 Motorway. It is also just short trip from either the Woy Woy (15 mins) or Gosfords (10 Mins ) Train Station.
The Fesitval will be held within the amphitheatre section of the beautiful 12 hectare gardens. The gardens are surrounded by cascading waterfalls and 12 different “garden rooms”, which during the summer days of march will lend themselves to a lovely day out for all of the family.
It is important to us at Girrakool BF & BBQ to have our aboriginal brothers and sisters represented along side us.
Since the Central Coast is rich in tradition, engravings and dreamtime stories, we welcome their inclusion into the festival.
Set among the Bottle Tree section of the gardens, patrons will be able to immerse themselves in our first peoples heritage and ceremonies.
Not only that, we are more than excited to have high profile indigenous artists performing at Girrakool.
Harper (Usa) - Chasin The Train - Lachy Doley Group - Foreday Riders - 19twenty -
Phill Wiggins (Usa) & Dom Turner - Hat Fitz & Cara (Qld) - Cyril B Bunter Band With Mal Eastick - Gawurra (Nt) / Blue Eyes Cry (Vic) - Darren Jack Solo / Christina Crofts - Mescalero / Wards Express - Cass Eager & The Velvet Rope - Rivershack Blues Band - With Roaming Festival Band Yella Cats (Vic) - Eugene Hideaway Bridges
Girrakool Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQ
4th - 5th March 2017
Mt Penang Garden Parklands
| OPERATION BLACKHAWK:
Proudly supporting Autism Spectrum Australia.
The Battlefield Challenge is 7km’s long with military style obstacles.
The event is suitable for every level of fitness from first time mud runner/obstacle racer couch potato, to seasoned weekend warriors!
Designed and led by Soldier Dan you will take part in a genuine military themed obstacle course. Above all the course is a lot of fun and the perfect way to spend the day getting down and dirty with your mates. We even provide you the clothes to get dirty in.
Don’t let the Army gear scare you, this event is not timed and perfect for first timers looking for a fun day out with their mates through to elite weekend worriers. It’s not about how fast you complete the course but how much fun you have along the way. This is a 14yo+ event
For the Kids, there is KiddyHawk.
KiddyHawk is based on a mini version of the adult Battlefield Challenge, KiddyHawk is ran on the same days as the Battlefield Challenge.
Suitable for kids 3 to 13 the course is around 1km long. There’s waves run throughout the weekend so adults have time to run the main course before or after their little tackers.
Course lasts up to 1 hour and each child is issued a ‘Certified Tough’ Dog Tag.
Its seriously MUD FUN! Go on, book them in and win parent of the year!
To get a FREE ticket in exchange for volunteering 7am to 2pm please email Elle for more details: email@example.com
Event name - Battlefield Challenge - Operation Blackhawk – Gosford
Dates- 18th - 19th March 2017
Location - Gosford Racecourse, 6 Racecourse Road, West Gosford
Booking URL – http://www.operationblackhawk.com/
See the Facebook page for more
| NITRO CIRCUS:
Nitro Circus Comes To Gosford.
Direct from sell out shows across the globe, the world's greatest action sports show, Travis Pastrana's Nitro Circus Live, is coming back to Australia.
Featuring 30 of the world's best extreme athletes in freestyle motocross, BMX and Skate, plus a host of ridiculous contraptions being launched 50ft into the air by the crazy Nitro daredevils.
Expect to see the world’s biggest and most dangerous stunts, in a fully choreographed, actions sports, theatrical spectacular!
More than 60 world 1sts were performed at the Nitro World Games in 2016 and you can expect to see the majority of them perform for the first time ever in Australia, on the Regional Rampage Tour.
Do not miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see the biggest action and extreme sports tour on the planet.
Saturday, 1st April 2017 4pm
Central Coast Stadium, Gosford
Cost to be advised
| PLANT LOVERS FAIR 2017:
Over 40 Specialist Plant Exhibitors offering fabulous rare and unusual plants for your garden plus quality garden products.
Come and visit for a great day out!
Plant Lovers Fair
23rd -24th September 2017
Kariong Mountains High School
9 am - 4 pm
Entry $12 Adult, Children frees