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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
| 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
CLUB WELD Central Coast Disability Music Program
MUSIC-Song writing and recording-Electronic Music Production
These workshops are a great opportunity to explore the process of song writing and production.
Please contact Sharon on 43232374 limited spaces available
Starts May 3rd 10.30pm-6.00pm 2017 (time slots)
You can book in to the group session on Wednesday's or one on one mentoring in a time slot of your choice.
Date: Wednesday 3rd May - 28th June
Age: 12-25 years
Call Sharon on 4323 2374
| 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
| HARVEST FESTIVAL 2017:
What is Harvest Festival Central Coast?
Central Coast Council is excited to be developing the inaugural Harvest Festival Central Coast to be held on the long weekend 10th and 11th June 2017.
The festival will take place over the weekend, and will run across the Somersby, Peats Ridge, Mangrove Mountain, Kulnura and Yarramalong areas.
Celebrating the fantastic local produce and unique producers from across the Central Coast, the festival will incorporate free activities, entertainment and experiences, along with ticketed outdoor food experiences. This will give visitors an opportunity to enjoy the local area, sit and talk with local farmers, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the natural environment around them.
The event presents a unique experience and entice people to stay the night, enjoy the surrounding tourist attractions, and increase overnight stays and economic value to the area.
Harvest Festival Central Coast has been developed with the input of local farmers, businesses and community groups.
The festival program will be designed to encourage attendees to visit multiple event sites, with each site able to offer local produce for sale, fruit picking, music, art or other activities.
Country Cooking Workshop
Do you know how to make perfect scones, every time?
Have you ever wondered how to make mustard pickles?
Can you make lemon butter in a microwave?
Are you aware that it’s really easy to make your own Moroccan seasoning and use it to make the most delicious bread you’ve ever tasted?
These questions, and many more, will be answered at the Country Cooking Workshop, being held as part of the Harvest Festival Central Coast.
Mangrove Mountain Union Church and members of the local Country Women’s Association present this workshop for your enjoyment. Participants will discover a variety of skills in the making of “good old” country fare.
All Workshop sessions, recipes, sampling opportunities, morning tea and lunch will be provided all for $30/person. Participants will need to provide any specific dietary requirements during the booking process. Tickets can be obtained online at www.trybooking.com/PCBU.
The workshop will take place on Sunday, 11th June 2017 from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm in the Mangrove Mountain Union Church hall, 2154 Wisemans Ferry Road, Mangrove Mountain.
The church and hall will also be open on Saturday, 10th June for those wanting refreshments. Coffee, tea and cold drinks will be on sale along with a selection of cakes, scones, croissants as well as some savoury items.
High quality plants sourced from local nurseries will be sold on the day at special prices.
100% of proceeds will go towards the upkeep of this community-owned historical church which will turn 105 years old on Mother’s Day.
Visit the website for more information.
| MINGARA ORCHID FAIR AND SHOW:
Mingara orchid club inc. presents the 15th annual Fair and Show
Join us for a great day out and the most spectacular floral displays you will ever see!
All under one roof, in air conditioned comfort, you’ll see a truly amazing array of orchids.
Spectacular displays will be featured from various orchid enthusiasts and societies from NSW.
Potting demonstrations will be given.
Buy your orchids and supplies and get the best tips and advice from professional vendors.
More than 20 vendors from Australia and overseas will be providing an extensive range of orchids including Australian natives, Cattleyas, Cymbidiums, Dendrobiums, Phalaenopsis, Slippers and other species, hybrids and accessories.
Refreshments and food
No day out is complete without the opportunity to relax with a coffee, cool drink or a delicious snack.
The variety of options available to you are sure to satisfy.
Saturday 24th June and Sunday 25th June 2017
| ACTING FOR ACCESS:
Acting & Movement Classes For Adults With A Disability In The Wyong Area
Acting for Access starts up in May 2017 at The Art House, Wyong.
Gain confidence thru improvisation, movement and fun games.
Each term will run for 8 weeks and at the end of the year there will be an exciting opportunity to perform at Wyong’s The Art House for family and friends.
Teacher Sophie is approachable, funny, entertaining, experienced and enthusiastic.
Sophie Cook actress, teacher and performance artist is running “Acting For Access": acting and movement classes for adults with a disability at Wyong’s ‘The Art House’, starting in May 2017. Sophie taught similar programs in arts centres Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Casula Powerhouse and Bankstown Arts Centre before recently moving to the Central Coast.
Having taught acting programs for children for more than 12 years, she made the leap to access groups 5 years ago and found it to be way more fun!
“Teaching access classes is beautiful. I usually do my best acting work in front of these guys because it is such a non-judgmental environment.”
When: Thursday’s at 10.30-12.30pm
Where: The Art House - 19-21 Margaret St, Wyong
Cost: $20 per class
“Acting can be fun one day and quite challenging the next.
Connecting with others and working together as a team is an important part of being an actor. As is being free to be yourself and play in the moment”
| 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.
| 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
| 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