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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 @ 6:30 pm10:40 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 Allira House 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…

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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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Senegalese Wild Flavours Fundraiser

Saturday 24 March @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm
Adamstown Uniting Church – The Dungeon, 228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia
$25 - $30
Wild Flavours drink

Enjoy wonderful food and music and support a refugee start-up business here in Newcastle. Maimouna is part of the Mauritanian refugee community in Newcastle, and has been making her delicious wild hibiscus drinks for many years for friends and family. Maimouna is now launching her business ‘Wild Flavours’ with her Australian business partner Sarah. Wild hibiscus is tasty, refreshing and healthy, and proving popular with all who try it. This event will provide start up money to help make the…

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April 2018

Hunter Singers Concert

Sunday 8 April @ 2:00 pm
Adamstown Uniting Church – Church Auditorium, 228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia
$10 - $27
Hunter Singers

Hunter Singers and Hunter Trebles first concert of 2018! Hunter Singers is a vibrant community choir organisation based in Newcastle, Australia, dedicated to nurturing and developing young voices and promoting Australian choral music. Now in its 29th year of exceptional music making, the choir has a history of successful international tours, high-profile performances and significant commissioned works. Later this year Hunter Singers will tour to Canada to participate in the International Kathaumixw Festival in Powell River British Columbia. This concert…

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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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