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| 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
| LENNON THROUGH A GLASS ONION:
“A deeply felt reflection of the man. Savour every minute” – NEW YORK TIMES
“Lennon’s spirit shines through” – New York Post
Lennon: Through a Glass Onion is back in Australia following their sensational 16 week season in New York.
The internationally acclaimed theatrical event celebrating the genius, music and phenomenon of John Lennon which we know and loved as LOOKING THROUGH A GLASS ONION was re-produced and rebranded for its Off-Broadway debut at the Union Square Theatre.
Created and performed by renowned Australian actor/musician John Waters and esteemed singer/pianist Stewart D’Arrietta, Lennon: Through a Glass Onion , part concert and part biography, reveals the essence of the life and astonishing talent of one of the most admired icons of the past century with a story and 31 songs including “Imagine,” “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Revolution,” “Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds,” “All You Need is Love,” “Come Together,” “Help,” “Working Class Hero,” “Mother,” “Jealous Guy,” and more.
“It was truly an emotional experience seeing Lennon: Through a Glass Onion in New York at its American premiere” said producer Harley Medcalf. “We were overwhelmed, blessed really, to have the support of Yoko Ono and the Lennon Estate. As Charles Waterstreet (Fairfax) said, “We should get out the streamers and confetti to shower D’Arrietta and Waters in an open limousine to the steps of our town halls””. The show will return to the US following the Australian tour in April/May.
John Waters added “To be embraced by New Yorkers as we were from October to January, this was a great reward for all of us who worked so hard to get our show there, at the Union Theatre. It truly felt as though Glass Onion had in fact given the city what it needed, to reconcile their own sense of loss of a much loved ‘son’, as John Lennon came to be. Night after night, our audiences stood to acknowledge us, and it doesn't get much better than that.”
In 1992, twelve years after Lennon’s death, Waters and D’Arrietta first conceived and performed Lennon: Through a Glass Onion on a small stage at the Tilbury Hotel in Sydney. The show was an instant success. In the years that followed, Waters and D’Arrietta toured the show and played sold out engagements at venues including The Sydney Opera House. The show performed a three-month engagement in London’s West End.
“Its been fantastic the response the show is receiving, especially from the younger audiences that are coming along, some of whom were not even born when Lennon and The Beatles were recording and releasing their music. It’s a testament to the legacy of the man and his music that still excites and intrigues people to this day” says Waters.
“It never ceases to amaze us how many people still request to see the show, even after our last lengthy tour, we’re constantly getting emails and messages asking when is the show coming back, so its great that the demand and interest is always there”, says Waters.
“The song Glass Onion was John Lennon’s postscript to The Beatles. It had such a strong image of crystal ball-gazing and peeling away the layers that it inspired the format for this show – a kaleidoscope collage of song, word, emotion and image”, agrees D’Arrietta with Waters.
For the audience this is either an emotional trip down memory lane or a wonderful introduction to the life and times of one of the most fascinating icons of our time.
Friday 23rd February 2018
Laycock Street Theatre
| SMILES ON DIALS DAY:
Disabled Surfers 'Smiles on Dials" Surf Event – Toowoon Bay
The Central Coast branch of the Disabled Surfers Association is holding its final 'smiles on dials' event for the season at Toowoon Bay on Saturday 3rd March 2018. We surf rain or shine!
Volunteers can register by calling Pauline on 0416 332 166.
Sign in on the day is at 9.00 am with surfing commencing at 9.30 am.
A free BBQ is provided for volunteers and participants from noon.
Volunteering consists of helping participants to and from the beach, assisting them in and out of the water and helping set up and clean up. Food is provided and smiles are always encouraged!
Volunteers do not need to know how to surf, they just need to be willing to get wet and have some fun! If you surf, it's a bonus. A rash shirt will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own wetsuits.
To register as a Volunteer, contact:
Phone: 0416 332 166
For more information on DSA, please visit http://disabledsurfers.org.
About Disabled Surfers Association:
The Central Coast Disabled Surfers Association (DSACC) is a volunteer-run organisation that enables people of all ages and abilities to take part in one of Australia’s most popular past-times, beach surfing! DSA volunteers serve to provide a unique, safe and happy surfing experience to a wide range of people with various disabilities who would otherwise be unable to access the beach. In order to ensure safety, DSA has a very high volunteer to participant ratio, with a minimum of 6 to 1 up to as high as 30 to 1 for more challenging participants. We only surf in broken waves, in waist depth water.
| OPERA IN THE ARBORETUM:
We are very pleased to announce that our lead singer will be soprano Greta Bradman, the winner of the 2013-14 Australian International Opera Award and a Fellow at the Australian National Academy of Music. In 2015 Greta recorded ‘My Hero’ her debut album that became the highest ever charting Australian classical album on the pop chart and debuted at number one on the classical chart.
Accompanying her will be mezzo-soprano, Deborah Humble one of Australia’s most successful international artists. In 2004, she was awarded the prestigious Dame Sutherland Scholarship and the following year, she became a Principal Mezzo with the State Opera of Hamburg.
A graduate from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Music and a Diploma in Classical Voice, baritone Alex Sefton was a member of the Opera Australia Schools Company performing hundreds of times to thousands of students around Australia.
Australian/Italian tenor Virgilio Marino completes the line-up of singers. He was the winner of the Tenor Award at the Sydney Performing Arts Challenge, the Dame Sutherland Award and a finalist in both the MacDonald’s Opera Competition and Australian national Eisteddfod in Canberra. He made his debut at Theater Regensburg in Germany performing the roles of Il Duca di Mantua in Rigoletto as well as the title role Oberon.
Pianist Francis Greep returns for his third performance with us. He has an international reputation for his work as a vocal coach, recitalist, chorus master, continuo player and conductor. He has worked for Opera Australia as part of the Music Staff and as Assistant Chorus Master.
The Opera in the Arboretum would not be complete without the ‘Central Coast Chamber Orchestra’ under the baton of Patrick Brennan.
The orchestra consists of 20 plus very talented youngsters and professional musicians from the Central Coast.
Every year the event gives them the opportunity to accompany some of Australia’s finest opera singers.
We are expecting another full house for next year’s event so we suggest that you consider
24th March 2018
Adult: $70.00 / Senior: $67.00
10 or more tickets: $63.00 each
High school student: $36.00
Primary school student: Free
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