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February 2018

The [Y] Project presents Civil Thrill #5

Saturday 24 February @ 7:00 pm10:45 pm
Adamstown Uniting Church – The Dungeon, 228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia
$10
Civil Thrill 5

The Project presents Civil Thrill #5 on the 24th February in the Adamstown Dungeon. Band lineup: Sienna Lace, Alter Ego, Dr Dingo and the Space Cadets, Byren and SHRIMP! Doors open 6.30pm. $10 entry with proceeds to The Men's Shed Association (Men's Mental Health). Proudly Supported by Dungeon Jazz and Adamstown Arts. The Project The Project are a youth run, Newcastle based community full of aspiring world changers and artists. Their primary focus is to provide young people with the opportunity to get their…

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March 2018

Twilight Musical Dialogues – Apollo’s Gift: Music and the Mind

Friday 2 March @ 7:00 pm8:00 pm
Adamstown Uniting Church – Church Auditorium, 228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia
$25 - $45
Apollos gift

Following our 2017 season which traversed the globe, our 2018 Season embraces passionate musicians who are also great thinkers. Twilight Musical Dialogues presents music neurologists, educators, philosophers and performers in recital, in their 2018 subscription series "Musical Luminati". The first of the four-concerts is 'Apollo's Gift: Music and the Mind'. A presentation by a world-leading authority on music and the mind, plus works fit for a King from the Baroque, and a premiere by Kats-Chernin (commissioned by Walker), with the…

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Healing Circle: A Contemplative Art Installation

Sunday 4 March @ 2:30 pm5:00 pm
Adamstown Uniting Church – Church Auditorium, 228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia
'Celtic Cross of Violence and Love' (detail) by Matthew Lamont

This art installation by Matthew Lamont consists of 5 pieces created between 2015–2017 (4 canvas pieces, 1 coffee table piece) arranged in a floor mandala. Drawing inspiration from mandala art, Contemplative Christian tradition, Koori spirituality and dreams, personal and universal themes are attended to: violence, love, peacemaking, grief and baby-loss, connection to country/cosmos, kinship and Aboriginal sovereignty. Each piece is accompanied by a short prayer/poem. What has emerged intuitively is a healing mandala and a desire to share this with…

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The [Y] Project presents Civil Thrill #6

Saturday 17 March @ 7:00 pm10:45 pm
Adamstown Uniting Church – The Dungeon, 228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia
$10
The Y Project logo

The Project presents Civil Thrill #6 on Saturday 17th March in the Adamstown Dungeon. Band lineup to be announced very soon! Doors open 6.30pm. $10 entry with proceeds to Nova for Women and Children. Proudly Supported by Dungeon Jazz and Adamstown Arts. The Project The Project are a youth run, Newcastle based community full of aspiring world changers and artists. Their primary focus is to provide young people with the opportunity to get their hands dirty and do some good…

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Chopin: A Portrait – with Pianist Chris Cartner

Sunday 18 March @ 2:30 pm4:30 pm
Adamstown Uniting Church – Church Auditorium, 228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia
$15 - $25
Chopin: A Portrait, concert flyer

Resonance pianist Chris Cartner tells the story of Fryderyk Chopin through a selection of his greatest works for the piano. ​ Sunday 18th March, 2.30pm Adamstown Uniting Church Purchase tickets online ($25 / $20 conc. / $15 student) Complimentary drinks will be included at the performance.   Chris Cartner – Piano Chris Cartner was still a teenager when he was appointed Organ Scholar at Rochester Cathedral in the UK. He went on to graduate in classical piano performance at Trinity…

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The Hunter – Let’s Face It 2018 Portrait Exhibition

Friday 23 March Sunday 25 March
Adamstown Uniting Church – Memorial Hall, 228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2298 Australia
Lee-Anne Corrigan's 'Theo'

This popular Hunter portrait exhibition is back for 2018. The artists of the Portrait Painters Hunter group will be holding their annual portrait exhibition ‘The Hunter – Let’s Face It’ at Adamstown Uniting Church Memorial Hall. All of the subjects are Hunter people who have contributed/volunteered throughout the region and are well known outside the region, or in their own local communities. The subjects for this year include Andy Firth – winner of an Australian Jazz Award, Geoff Peterkin OAM 2017, Lindsay Carr –…

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Sing Along to the Shows – Songs that Won the Oscars

Saturday 24 March @ 2:00 pm
Adamstown Uniting Church – The Dungeon, 228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia
$10
Music notes graphic with piano keys in background

Sing Along recreates the nostalgic pleasure of singing favourite songs around the piano with a group of friends. Philip Sketchley is an amazing pianist, keeping the singers in tune. All words are provided and local theatre performers lead the singing. A delicious afternoon tea completes a delightful get-together. In early March this year, the 90th Academy Awards ceremony will be held in Los Angeles. The Award for Best Song was introduced in 1934, with The Continental winning that year. Thanks for the…

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April 2018

Screen Sinatra

Sunday 15 April @ 2:00 pm4:45 pm
Adamstown Uniting Church – Church Auditorium, 228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia
$20
Screen Sinatra Poster

Newcastle & Hunter Jazz Club presents 'Screen Sinatra' with The Dorian Mode Quartet, featuring Steve Brien – guitar, Ashley Turner – Bass, Toby Hall – drums, Dorian Mode – vocal/piano. A natural entertainer, ‘Old Brown Eyes’ (Dorian Mode) and his swinging band will take you through Frank Sinatra in movies, with lots of laughs along the way. The show is highly entertaining, peppered with fascinating anecdotes about Frank’s life and unique vocal approach to songs. While Frank Sinatra was not a jazz singer…

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The Wireless Chronicles #2 BOTTOMS UP

Sunday 22 April @ 2:00 pm
Adamstown Uniting Church – The Dungeon, 228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia
$25
The Wireless Chronicles #2

The second series of The Wireless Chronicles is set in the 1930s, the era of the Great Depression following the Wall Street Crash in America which spread worldwide. Enjoy an afternoon of delight with the music and stories from the decade PLUS further episodes of the Radio Play – “The Fickle Finger of Fate” where the gangsters seek to find new ways to turn a quid now that Prohibition has ended! This is Maureen O’Brien’s newest production and she will be joined…

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May 2018

Inspiracy 2 – A Climate for Change

Thursday 17 May Sunday 20 May
Feature image by George GITTOES 'Our chair' 1989–90 (Gift of Gabrielle Dalton through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program 2010) Newcastle Art Gallery collection

A Festival of Imagination and Hope for the Common Good. Set in Newcastle, where post-industrial grunge meets the sea, this festival, now in its second year, will provide a unique conversation around justice, climate change, spirituality, music and art. This conversation seeks to find ways to work for the common good, where diverse communities reclaim the future in hopeful and creative ways. FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS include: Social Justice Youth Short Film Competition Sacred Earth: A conversation day on Ecotheology Artist and…

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