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| 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: email@example.com
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
| 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
| KING OF CONCRETE:
Coast to Host 2018 'King of Concrete' at BATO Yard
Local and international skateboarders will converge at the Central Coast's largest riding facility, BATO Yard, to contest the 2018 'King of Concrete' championship event being held on the 10th February 2018
The event - now in its second year - is anticipated to attract more international participants and spectators following the highly successful inaugural event in 2017. Riders will be participating across five categories - Opens, 16 years and under, 12 years and under, Girls and Masters.
Riders will compete for their share of $5000 in prize money and the chance to secure a wildcard entry into Bowl-a-Rama in Bondi Beach the following week.
Event organiser and current Australian Masters Champion, Renton Millar, said the event is world-class, and attracts some of Australia's best riders, along with international competitors.
"Last year's winner and inaugural BATO Yard 'King of Concrete' was Nitro Circus US shredder, Beaver Fleming, whose tricks blew everyone away," said Mr Millar.
We also had big names like Clay Kreiner and reigning Games Vert Gold Medallist, Sam Beckett, along with 2017 Vert World Champion Poppy Olsen," he said.
"Along with the prize money on offer, this is a tremendous platform for the best local riders to make a name for themselves and compete for a national ranking. BATO Yard has some great local riders including Matt Kitai and Bryce McKean and it is great for these skaters to get a stage in their hometown and compete against some of the best skaters in the world."
"I was fortunate to have input into the design of BATO Yard and am excited to bring this competition to the Coast, said Mr Millar."
Council Director Assets, Infrastructure and Business, Mike Dowling, said the event was another feather in the cap for BATO Yard - one of the biggest and most diverse facilities in Australia, which has seen tens of thousands of visitors since its opening in 2016.
"I urge all riders and skating enthusiasts to book the date, 10th February 2018, in their calendar now as we head into peak skateboarding season.".
Registrations and event information can be found on Facebook.
| 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