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* The Rhythm Hut's 4th Birthday 19th August 2017
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* 37th Annual Spring Show of the Central Coast Group of the Australasian Native Orchid Society 18th - 20th August 2017
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* Central Coast Crystal Festival 19th - 20th August 2017
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* “Names Upon a Stone” exhibition 1st June - 30th August
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* Family Fun Day – A Touch of Japan 2nd September 2017
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* Boyd McMillan Solo Exhibition 12th July to 3rd September
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* Central Coast Grammar presents Spring Fair On The Green 9th September 2017
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* St Philips Christian College Gosford Spring Fair 16th September 2017
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* Plant Lovers Fair 23 -24 September 2017
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* Simon Tedeschi and George Washingmachine 1st October 2017
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* 2017 Central Coast Scottish Spectacular 5th November 2017
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There is a lot of dissent in the ranks regarding the 'lack of work' and I hear it often, yet I re-list so many names regularly in the gig guides... I have found over all these years there are a few pitfalls that some tend to fall into.

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MMAD  logo imageWhats On Logo button image MMAD THE STUDIO:
Lay down your sound, to help others find theirs

Musicians Making a Difference (MMAD) have recently launched a state of the art recording studio in the heart of Gosford. Thank to the support of Lucy Wicks MP, the Thyne Reid Foundation, and a successful Pozible crowd-funding campaign ‘The Studio’ at The Lounge Room is something truly special. Enter the control room through the enormous custom timber barn-door and take a seat on the signature antique leather lounge. You’ll immediately notice the floating ceiling baffles, completing the custom look while adding to the acoustic treatment, designed by professional sound engineers. Glance through the beautiful large window into the spacious live band room - complete with an in-house drumkit, upright piano, and plenty of room for full bands to lay down their unique sound live.

Sound Engineers and Producers will drool over the set-up, with highlights including the UA Apollo 8p, Audient ASP880, Native Instruments Complete 11 and Complete Kontrol S61 all capable of infinite production possibilities, which will sound beautiful playing back through the Adam A77x monitors. Studio sessions will benefit from specialty coffee served direct from The Lounge Room, optional catering packages and NBN Wi-Fi throughout the venue.

If all that’s not enough to get you excited, here’s the real kicker. The Studio is MMAD’s latest addition to a growing suite of social enterprises that seek to empower local creativity while looking out for the most vulnerable young people in our community. Any profits made from studio hire will be filtered straight back into the delivery of creative therapy programs that give a voice to disadvantaged young people and help them realise their true potential.

From the beginning the vision of this studio was that it would record the sound of both established and emerging artists, successful bands as well as disenfranchised youth reclaiming their self-belief. That vision is now a reality - and you can be a part of it.

For the month of March to celebrate the launch, ALL studio bookings are eligible to receive 20% off the standard hire rates.

The Studio is located in The Lounge Room at The MMADHOUSE, 342 Mann St, Gosford.

For standard pricing and further information visit: www.mmad.org.au/the-studio

To inquire about booking, email: studio@mmad.org.au
Simply reference this article to receive your 20% discount upon booking.

For further information and enquiries contact:
Will Small - Creative Facilitator – The Lounge Room
0423 657 105
MMAD HQ: 342 Mann Street, Gosford

Youth Arts Warehouse imageWhats On Logo button image 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.

This year is an exciting year for us as we have been funded by Arts NSW for a theatre development program. The Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) will be coming up to run master classes and help in the development of our theatre group.

This years production will provide a range of skill building activities in the process of Play Development. The program will explore creative platforms that connects with the Central Coast community, environment and enhances the local culture.
This program will explore connection to the natural environment, history, local Indigenous culture, Youth culture and belonging. Develop a play in collaboration with each other and each individuals area's of strength. The students will be mentored by an industry professional, participate in master classes with guest presenters, go on site tours and explore their creativity in a safe, supported youth friendly environment.

Be part of a dynamic theatre group, write and produce a live play. Script writing, acting, characterization and drama games. Term 2 & 3 will be adapting script to stage, stage management, lighting, props, directing, acting

Date:7th February to 19th September
Time: Tuesday's 4-6pm
Age: 12-18 years
(20 students per class)
Address: The Youth Arts Warehouse
123 Donnison Street, Gosford
Cost: $100 per term

Fairhaven Services imageWhats On Logo button image 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 enquiries@fairhaven.org.au

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 10am-11am ($12)
Line Dancing: Thursdays 11.30am-12.15pm ($10)
Drumming with The Rhythm Hut: Thursday 1pm-2pm ($13)
Jake’s Rock & Jam Session: Fridays 10am-12pm ($20)

Location: Community building, Fairhaven Services, 209 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare.

To book your place call (02) 4323 3566 or email enquiries@fairhaven.org.au

Ash Grunwald imageWhats On Logo button image ASH GRUNWALD - The RHYTHM HUT:
The Rhythm Hut’s celebrates 4 years in Faunce Street with Ash Grunwald!

TIt’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

Central Coast Crystal Festival imageWhats On Logo button image ORCHID SPRING SHOW:
The 37th Annual Spring Show of the Central Coast Group of the Australasian Native Orchid Society

See 100s or our beautiful Aussie Natives up close in a traditional display arrangement

Talk to society members about Native orchids, how to look after them, there will be native orchids for sale and there will be a BBQ.

When - Friday 18th, Saturday 19th August 9am to 5pm & Sunday 20th August 9am to 3pm
Where - Narara Valley Nursery, 2 Manns Rd, Narara.
Entry if Free

More details can be found at www.gotoorchids.com and on facebook!

Central Coast Crystal Festival imageWhats On Logo button image CC CRYSTAL FESTIVAL:
Come along to the annual Central Coast Crystal Festival and meet some of Australia's top traders!

This festival is an all weather event!

More than just a crystal festival.

Traders will have mineral specimens, jewellery, opal, and gem stones; Plus lots of different funky things of nature.

> Crystal Exhibition & Sale
> Jewellery. Gems, Findings, Minerals, Silver Rings, Beads
> Fossils, Rocks and Crystals
> Australian Geology and lots more!

Entry: Adults $5, Concession $3, Children under 12 FREE
Saturday 19th August 9am - 5pm
Sunday 20th August 9am - 5pm
Gosford Showgrounds

For more information call our friendly organiser Rob on 0405 904 881 or email us at crystalfestivalsaustralia@gmail.com

Suiseki image Denise AllenWhats On Logo button image A TOUCH OF JAPAN:
To celebrate its 20th Birthday, the Bonsai Society of the Central Coast is hosting a fun day for the family with a Japanese flavour, on Saturday the 2nd Of September 2017.

The Community studios at the Gosford Regional Gallery and Arts Centre at 36 Webb St, East Gosford, will have free displays of Bonsai, Suiseki, Ikebana, Calligraphy, and silk kimonos. In addition to the displays, expert demonstrations will be provided;

9am Suiseki,
10am – 12.15pm Bonsai with four top Australian bonsai experts;
12.45pm – 1.15pm Aikido demonstration;
1.15pm – 2.15pm Ikebana and
2:15-4:45 bonsai will be back on the stage.

Have you already picked up a few new Japanese words?

Many people enjoy collecting and displaying stones, Suiseki is the Japanese art of stone appreciation. Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging that emphasizes form and balance. Bonsai and Calligraphy are better known art Japanese art forms, and Aikido is a Japanese Marital art.

Of course, the Edogawa Commemorative gardens are always a joy to explore but watch out for the Anime actors having fun in the gardens from 1:30pm – 4.30pm. Children will enjoy having a photograph taken with their favourite anime or take a group photo of all the anime actors at 2.15pm.
While exploring the gardens you can also enjoy the sculptures by Japanese artist, Koichi Ishino.

Children have the opportunity to make a bonsai to take home, and dress up in traditional Japanese costume to be photographed.

Watch members of our local community demonstrate Japanese calligraphy and perhaps take home a personalised piece to treasure.

For more information please contact Steve by phone; 417017447 or email: sreeve@bigpond.net.au

CCG Spring Fair logo imageWhats On Logo button image SPRING FAIR ON THE GREEN:
Enjoy a dazzling array of market stalls, thrilling rides for children of all ages, musical performances from student ensembles, entertainment, the Chocolate Wheel and the fun-packed KidsZone bursting with dozens of arcade-style games and pony rides.

The popular International Food Court serves up tasty, authentic cuisine from around the world including South African, Italian, Chinese and Mexican dishes.

Freshly brewed Inca coffee will waft across the courtyard and you will be enticed to relax with your coffee and a delicious piece of cake from the popular Pavillion Café. There are of course all the kid’s favourite treats including snow-cones, fairy floss, ice cream and cupcakes.

The Champagne & Oyster Bar has become an institution at the Fair in recent years and is a very popular spot for parents to relax and enjoy the afternoon sun.

Set in our stunning school grounds, the Spring Fair is a wonderful, colourful family day with something to interest everyone.

Saturday 9th September 2017
9am-4pm | admission free.

St Phillips College imageWhats On Logo button image ST PHILLIPS SPRING FAIR 2017:
St Philips Christian College Gosford Spring Fair 2017

The annual Spring Fair of St Philips Christian College Gosford will be held on Saturday 16th September, 9.30am to 2.30pm.

Lots of fun for the entire family.

Amusement rides, market stalls, furry animals, reptiles, pony rides, food and beverage, entertainment throughout the day.

Chocolate wheel with fantastic prizes.

Located at 20 Narara Creek Road Narara, just 10mins from the Gosford exit on the M1 Freeway.

20 Narara Creek Road, Narara.

Plant Lovers Fair logo imageWhats On Logo button image PLANT LOVERS FAIR 2017:
Over 40 Specialist Plant Exhibitors offering fabulous rare and unusual plants for your garden plus quality garden products.

Refreshments available.
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

Simon Tedeschi imageWhats On Logo button image SIMON TEDESCHI IN THE ARBORETUM:
Come and join in the toe tapping fun with Simon Tedeschi and George Washingmachine playing live in our beautiful Arboretum.

Simon Tedeschi is quite often described by respected critics and musical peers as “one of the finest artists in the world” making the young pianist’s mark on music both undeniable and admirable.

1st October 2017

This is an outdoor event, BYO picnic, rug and chairs

Tickets: $ 45 Adults - $ 25 Child under 15 - Group booking of ten or more $40 each

Venue: Crommelin Arboretum.Pearl Beach, access via Tourmaline

Scottish Spectacular imageWhats On Logo button image SCOTTISH SPECTACULAR 2017:
The Central Coast Scots, in conjunction with City of Gosford Pipe Band, Pipe Bands NSW, Central Coast Highland Dancing Incorporated, and the Gosford Scottish Country Dancers are proud to present the inaugural Central Coast Scottish Spectacular.

This Scottish Highland Gathering will be held at The Entertainment Grounds, Gosford and will feature the NSW Pipe Band State Championships, and the Central Coast Scottish National Dancing Titles.

Pipe Bands, Drum Majors, Scottish Stalls, and Food. It is a great day out for the whole family.

Come along on Sunday the 5th of November 2017 and join in the fun.
Central Coast Scottish Spectacular

Tai Chi imageWhats On Logo button image FREE TAI CHI IN THE PARK 2017:
Free Tai Chi in the Park

Start with Tai Chi as a fresh start to the year in maintaining and nourshing your health! Add Tai Chi to your new years resolution list and come to a free Tai Chi session in the park at East Gosford. Learn the relaxing art that you see people do in the early morning which aids to help raise the Yang Qi ( Energy ) in the body as it is exposed to the sun and wake the body. Tai Chi has special techniques and exercise which helps to relieve the body of aches and pains, it improves flexibility, stability, corrects posture, calming the mind and is a non strenuous exercise. Contact us now and start today! All Welcome
For more information, call David on 0410050080.

Sunday 26th March 2017, Starting at 10.00am to 11.30am
Webb Street, East Gosford opposite The Japanese Gardens and Art Gallery

Sunday 18th June 2017, Starting at 10am to 11.30am
End of Thompson Street (Lakeside) Long Jetty

Sunday 27th August 2017, Starting at 10am to 11.30am
End of Thompson Street (Lakeside) Long Jetty

Sunday 26th November 2017, Starting at 10am to 11.30am
End of Thompson Street (Lakeside) Long Jetty

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