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For Pity Sake Publishing in association with Artsound FM’s Write On program, presents author Dorothy Johnston with For Pity Sake’s Principal, Jennifer McDonald. They will discuss The Swan Island Connection, the second and most recent of Johnston’s sea change mysteries. Q and A to follow.
Join us for a glass of wine and an enjoyable informal literary discussion. The event is free.
Copies of Dorothy Johnston’s Through a Camel’s Eye and The Swan Island Connection can be ordered directly at a special discounted price from For Pity Sake Publishing at http://forpitysake.com.au/shop/. Just enter the coupon code QUEENSCLIFF at checkout.
Dorothy Johnston was a long time Canberra writer, the author of eleven published novels, including the Sandra Mahoney Quartet of mystery novels set in Canberra and a self-published collection of short stories, Eight Pieces on Prostitution. She now lives and writes in coastal Victoria. For more on Dorothy Johnston visit her website dorothyjohnston.com.au.
RSVP by Friday 16 March 2018 to email@example.com for catering purposes.
On ANZAC Day at 11AM, we present local Paper Moon Radio Theatre Group’s “AFTER ALL – A RADIO PLAY ABOUT GALLIPOLI”
The play was written by Bart Meehan, who has authored the three previous productions from the group and was directed by Tony Turner, the former Head of Drama Studies at the Australian National University in Canberra, who also performs. Other cast members include well known local actors Geoffrey Borny, Chris Zuber, Elaine Noon and Emma Wood.
The story focuses on the relationship of two men, Charley, an educated Anglo Australian from Sydney and Jack, a farmer’s son from Werris Creek in northern New South Wales, following them from training in Egypt, to the trenches of Gallipoli and then St Andrews Hospital in Malta.
The play includes a number of period songs, as well as the poems from Henry Lawson, Eva Dobell and Homer.
Poems used in the play
- Advent 1916 – Eva Dobell
- After all – Henry Lawson
- The Iliad – Homer
Songs used in the play
- (Just like) Starting over – John Lennon
- Down Under – Men at Work
- It’s a long way to Tipperary – Albert Farrington
- Oh how I hate to get up in the morning – Arthur Fields
- Keep the home fires burning – John McCormack
- There’s a long, long trail a’ winding – John McCormack
- Aba daba honeymoon – Arthur Fields
- (Note: Wild Colonial Boy is sung by the cast including Emma Wood, Chris Zuber and Tony Turner)
Recorded at ArtSound Studios, Canberra ACT by Tony Hunter
Planning for ArtSound’s 2018 Book and Music fairs has already begun.
While our Winter Solstice Fair is not until June, we are very happy to accept early donations of quality items in good condition now. This will enable our sorting team to steal a march before the peak donation periods of May and June.
Donations can be left at our Administration office on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Manuka Arts Centre, located at the corner of NSW Crescent & Manuka Circle GRIFFITH just next to the Manuka Pool.
Call us on 6295 7444 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ArtSound is throwing a Garden Party on Saturday 6 October to raise funds to assist with the renewal process across all areas of the Station’s operations.
You, our much-valued members, friends, and your family and friends are invited.
The event will take place at Reid House, a Queanbeyan property renowned for its fine gardens — it’s the home of ArtSound Board member and presenter Ursula Reid.
There’ll be garden tours, a raffle, art and artisan crafts for sale, as well as musical entertainment and light refreshments.
Entry fee includes:
- Raffle ticket to the “Private Gardens of the Monaro” valued at $400
- Light refreshments
- Art exhibition and sale by Amalijah Thompson including garden artworks on display
- Garden tours with Steve, horticulturalist and head gardener at Reid House
- A variety of artisan crafts for sale including Canberra miniatures by Marisa Martin & David Tynan (Suitcase Dollhouse), beautiful cards by NZ artist Meredith Walker, hand-made bags by Judy and Angie
- And more!!
Throughout the day there’ll be live music by the Zimmer Twins, the Canberra Mandolin Group, the ArtSound Wonders as well as a dance performance by Tango Capital.
Refreshment will be supplied by Kitchen Witchery.
Reid House is located at 7A Thorpe Avenue, in Queanbeyan, overlooking the Queanbeyan River and Golf Course.
Hope you can make it, and support the ArtSound cause. Please pop our garden party into your diary and come along!
For more details, including donation opportunities, call the ArtSound Office on 02 6295 7444.
ArtSound Fundraising Garden Party
Saturday 6 October 2018
Reid House, 7A Thorpe Ave Queanbeyan
Admission: $30 CASH ONLY at the garden gate
The board has organised a slightly different end-of-year event for members and volunteers.
Date: Thursday 13th December 2018
Time: 5.30-7.00 pm
Place: Lazzari Bros’ Espresso, Carleton Street, Kambah (Cnr. Boddington Cres.)
Cost: $20 a head, includes finger food and wine
BYO beer or purchase soft drinks at Lazzari Bros’ Espresso
Plenty of parking, including at the pre-school across the road
Very friendly environment
Live jazz duo
RSVP by COB 10th December to email@example.com
Please confirm prepayment when you RSVP by EFT to:
Reference: your name
Alternatively, pre-pay at the office Tuesday to Thursday by COB Monday 10th December.
Looking forward to seeing you on the 13th!
The ArtSound Board