Off to Sydney to fulfill a long long wish to see The Boss. As I've never been to Sydney before that should make for a great trip.
The Whole of the Moon
Really looking forward to this one.
A trip to the theatre with my kids. A great birthday present.
2nd November Astor Theatre.
Provocative troubadour Billy Bragg is heading back down under with a new two-part show. Part one celebrates the life and music of alternative godfather Woody Guthrie, while part two examines Bragg's own career. His Ain't Nobody That Can Sing Like Me tour promises an emotional, political journey that pulls no punches.
13th October Belvoir Amphitheatre.
The achievements of Mumford & Sons since the release of Sigh No More has been a success story rarely matched of recent years, in an industry we’re regularly led to believe is in constant decline. It’s a story, however, that has been written and mapped out on the road. From a ten-day live adventure across India, to sold-out arenas in America and Australia, and from the festival fields of Europe, to impromptu parks on the Railroad Revival Tour in America, each and every town and city that has welcomed the band has been treated to a jubilant and suitably intimate performance, regardless of the size of venue.
Saturday 17th November 2012 @ 7.30. Regal Theatre. Subiaco
Founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusiasts for the purpose of presenting a playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet in parody form and en travesti, LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO first performed in the late-late shows in Off-Off Broadway lofts. The TROCKS, as they are affectionately known, quickly garnered a major critical essay by Arlene Croce in The New Yorker, and combined with reviews in The New York Times and The Village Voice, established the Company as an artistic and popular success. By mid 1975, the TROCKS' inspired blend of their loving knowledge of dance, their comic approach, and the astounding fact that men can, indeed, dance en pointe without falling flat on their faces, was being noted beyond New York.
In the boom times of 1912 Broome, Sydney Pigott is a wealthy pearling master looking for a way around the White Australia Policy, anxious to keep his cheap Asian workers – and his high profits.
Webber, Sanders and Beasily are the cream of the British Navy deep sea divers. Hired by Pigott, they arrive in Broome naïvely convinced they’ll prove their skills when they hit the hazardous seas and collect the precious mother-of-pearl. But desperate Asian crews, shadowy alliances and the ruthless environment of Broome are against the white divers from the beginning.
From the brothels to the ballrooms to the deep seas, it’s a cutthroat world and trust is hard to find.
Inspired by the book of the same name by John Bailey, The White Divers of Broome is a celebration of boom time Broome and its exotic clash of cultures. Be captivated by a stirring account of greed, betrayal, loyalty and survival that resonates through the years.
Date: 10 February
Venue: State Theatre
Cost: $55 This is heavily discounted (inc booking fee)
Book: Email Me
A great night! People entered into the spirit of things and dressed for the occasion. A quick head count at the height of the party reached 60 and the dancing never seemed to stop.
A special thanks to a few people; Dave and Rob for risking life and limb to get the tarp up and make sure we were all dry for the night. Mari and Graham for the paella, cooked before our eyes and a favourite with everyone. Eleanor, Shirley, Ann and Cindy for the curries, rice and cake we ate. Jackie for the one we didn't as for some reason we couldn't get the oven to work! To Bernard Carney and his band for playing the music that had us dancing all night (literally).
I was a bit like a spoilt 10 year old with my presents and ripped them open without noting who gave what. So without being specific thanks for the books, gift cards, DVD's, fridge magnets, flowers, chocolates, luxury picnic chair, teapot and cups, ceramic bowl and lotto tickets (losing!) shower curtain (my cleaner's idea of a joke!), and tea bags.
The people in the picture have asked to remain anonymous. It's Nick, Rob, Dave and Annette.