2NUR-FM’s Arts News
15th, 16th and 17th November, 2019
Theatre – The Wizard of Oz: Retro
Maitland Musical Society’s adapted version of the popular story features a cast of 45, some new songs, and a narrator who interacts with the audience.
Theatre – Dali: Hallucinogenic Toreador
A new play, by local author Carl Caulfield, exploring the fascinating world of artist Salvador Dali, in which shameful secrets raise disturbing questions about his legacy.
Theatre – Christmas At Pemberley
The Australian premiere of a new story, in the form of a sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, about Mary, the bookish middle sister in the Bennet family, who longs for independence and romance.
Revue – Partners in Crime
Rhonda Burchmore and Lara Mulcahy with a comedic take on several notable singing duos. Includes Jailhouse Rock, Rehab, Islands in the Stream and I’m a Believer.
Concert – Music in the Podium
Free outdoor entertainment with popular classics from 2 Good Reasons, comprising singers/guitarists Larelle and Glen Haug.
Concert – Mamma Mia
A tribute to the classic hits of ABBA.
Concert – The Reunion
Country performers Adam Harvey, Beccy Cole, Darren Coggan and Felicity Urquhart celebrate 20 years since the start of their singing careers.
Concert – Hooked On Classics
The concert version of symphonic classical masterpieces played over a continuous disco beat. George Ellis conducts a 28-piece symphony orchestra.
Concert – 30 Years of The Hunter Singers
A 30-year celebration for youth choir The Hunter Singers, featuring current and former members with repertoire favourites and two newly-commissioned works by leading choral composers Sally Whitwell and Luke Byrne. Conducted by founding music director Kim Sutherland OAM.
Concert – This Land
Features indigenous and non-indigenous performers with music, dance and stories highlighting identity, culture and history.
Cinema – Ad Astra (M)
A drama about an astronaut who travels across an unforgiving solar system to find his missing father. Stars Brad Pitt, Liv Tyler and Tommy Lee Jones.
Cinema – Rory’s Way (PG)
A comedy/drama about a curmudgeonly Scot who travels to America for medical treatment and to reconnect with his adult son. Stars Brian Cox, Rosanna Arquette and Treat Williams.
Cinema – Bonnie and Clyde (M)
Part of the Hollywood Classics series. The Oscar-winning 1967 drama based on the lives of controversial 1930s bank-robbers Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. Stars Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway.
Cinema – The Reel Rock Film Tour (G)
A series of documentaries highlighting adventurous rock-climbers. Includes an emcee introduction, prizes and a short intermission.
Event – Garage Sale
Bargain books, toys and bric-a-brac, plus food and morning tea.
Event – International Animation Festival
Screenings at two venues of Australian and international animated films, including a special children’s session which includes music, plus a Q&A session with two of this country’s most creative film-makers.
Event – The Real Film Festival
A three-week feast of Hunter-made documentaries depicting real stories (including Newcastle’s infamous Star Hotel riot), film-related workshops, panel discussions with filmmakers, and a short-film competition. The festival begins at 6pm on Friday, 15th November, at Newcastle’s Customs House with a screening of the award-winning Australian documentary In My Blood It Runs.
Event – Friday Bar Eats-n-Beats
Market stalls, international cuisine, local musicians and a free kids’ zone.
Event – Book Launch and Exhibition
The launch of the crime thriller Scarred, the first novel by former inmate Damien Linnane, who handwrote the book while in prison and also taught himself to draw. Examples of his artwork will be on display.
Event – Artisan Market
Christmas goodies, jams, pickles and honey, plus morning tea and a barbecue.
Event – Christmas Gift Craft and Treasure Fair
Handmade crafts, home-baked goodies and morning tea.
Event – The Warners Bay Markets
Fashion and accessories, arts and crafts, flowers and entertainment.
Event – The Waratah Men’s Shed Markets
Stalls, craft, a community garden, kids’ activities and a sausage sizzle.
Event – Christmas Market Day
Christmas craft items, jams, pickles, local honey, plants and morning tea.
Event – The Olive Tree Market
Live music, gourmet food, and arts and crafts from local artisans.
Event – The Repair Café
Socialise, learn new skills, and receive free repairs from volunteers on your damaged items, such as clothing, bikes, tools and small furniture.
Event – Cardiff Community Fair
Inaugural event featuring stalls, markets, food trucks, wine tasting, a kids’ zone and live entertainment.
Event – Rockin’ the Green
Seven hours of rock featuring tribute bands All Access 80s, Something From Nothing, Lies-n-Destruction, Damnation and The AusNickelback Show.
Event – The Toronto Lions Markets
Local produce, arts and crafts, books, DVDs, furniture, homewares and food.
Event – The Sunday Muster Artisan Market
More than 80 stalls of locally handmade product, plus food, art, live music, and indoor and outdoor café dining.
Event – Art Bazaar
Live music, gourmet food, more than 70 stalls of craft from local artisans, and the chance to win prizes created by participating stallholders.
Event – The Time Out Festival
Promotes physical and emotional wellbeing with workshops, exhibitions and sporting activities, plus music, rides, food, kids’ activities, and arts and crafts.
Event – Art Therapy Exhibition
Annual community colouring-in competition and art therapy exhibition, with live music in the afternoon. Also: a sale of crafts (including Christmas cards) and limited-edition artworks.
Event – Warners Fest
Live entertainment, food stalls and more than 50 suppliers of beer, wine and cider.
Event – John Edward: Crossing Over
Psychic medium, author and lecturer John Edward helps connect people with deceased loved ones.
Event – Supercars Signing Session
An autograph-signing session from the 26 racing drivers who’ll be taking part in this year’s Newcastle 500 event (22nd, 23rd and 24th November).
Event – The Chaser’s War On 2019
Comedy group The Chaser satirises politicians and Government ministers. Features Charles Firth, James Schloeffel, Mark Humphries, Jenna Owen and Victoria Zerbst.
Forthcoming Event – Movies Under the Stars
A family evening of short films from the 1920s to the 1970s, plus the classic 1946 Chips Rafferty adventure Bush Christmas. All films screened via a traditional and solar-powered reel-to-reel projector in the quiet ambience of Mt Royal, on the edge of the Barrington wilderness and 50km north of Singleton.
Exhibition – Time Traveller
Journals and artist books by avid traveller Suzanne Archer, including reminiscences of her journeys through Europe, Africa, China and the US.
Exhibition – In the Light of the Day
Nola Tegel’s paintings of everyday life, both locally and internationally.
Exhibition – The Myth of the Angry Wizards of Maitland
A world of wizardry, wonder and fairytales created through the art of puppetry.
Exhibition – 40/40
The Newcastle Printmakers’ Workshop celebrates 40 years with 40 artists each interpreting a year between 1979 and 2018 via engravings and etchings.
Exhibition – A Poem For Maitland
Maitland’s Society of Artists celebrates its love of Maitland with poems and artworks.
Exhibition – Birdland
Phil Stallard’s abstract paintings, serene and evocative, of his memories of Sydney suburbia and of mornings on the Parramatta River.
Exhibition – Waste to Art
Thought-provoking artworks created from waste items sourced by artists, students and community members.
Exhibition – Memories of Our Travels
Port Stephens Community Arts Centre members pay an artworks tribute to global cities they’ve visited or would love to see.
Exhibition – Coming to Town in the ʹ50s
A look at Maitland’s High Street in the 1950s, including shops, businesses and people.
Exhibition – Wish You Were Here
A cultural holiday via the Newcastle Art Gallery’s collection of Australian landscapes, including vibrant scenes of bush, coast and mountains.
Exhibition – Snakeabout
Detailed paintings of serpents by local artist and wildlife rescuer Teresa Purnell.
Exhibition – Between Two Worlds
Showcases the work of generations of Chinese-Australian artists, as well as artworks by Aboriginal artists who are exploring their own Chinese heritage. Includes photos, paintings, installations, sculpture and video.
Exhibition – Newcastle in Print
Local newspaper reports and photos highlighting Newcastle’s important social and cultural changes since the 1920s.