Ten of Australia’s top tango musicians come together to create an Australian first! Four bandoneón. (the rare instrument of the Argentine tango), four strings, double bass, piano and vocals will grace the stage at Avoca Beach Picture Theatre to create the formidable sound of a full ‘Orquesta Típica’.
Joining them will be Argentine Maestro dancers Maximilliano Cristiani (Argentine tango champion) & Karina Colmeiro direct from Buenos Aires. This will be an experience not to be missed.
The orchestra will be led by master arranger Owen Salomé, along with director Emily-Rose Sarkova of Sydney based ensemble ‘Tángalo’. Tángalo is the first Australian ensemble to tour and study in Buenos Aires as part of the ‘JUMP’ grant in 2014.
They have subsequently toured Australia with Latin Grammy nominated ‘Duo Ramirez Satorre’, as well as collaborating with international musicians Fabian Rodriguez and Nestor Vaz, playing in festivals and concert halls across Australia.
Members from Tángalo will be joined by core members of the incredible Brisbane based Mendoza Tango Quartet and Sydney based Orquesta la Luna. ival
Friday 25th August at 7.30pm
A double bill night of Jazz greats
Billie Holiday and Bill Evans.
Following a sell out performance last year with Matt Baker, Tiana Young returns to our stage as special guest for this night to remember with the Rodric White Quintet.
Billie Holiday, legendary performer, Jazz musician & singer-songwriter, is one of the most influential singers. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered new genres of singing.
With her strong vocal delivery & incredible improvisations, Billie’s golden voice and imaginative music captures hearts. We’ll be swooned by her songs God Bless The Child, Don’t Explain, Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans, No Detour Ahead.
Jazz pianist and composer BILL EVANS
continues to influence music & Jazz, with much of his music considered ‘standards.’ Known for his highly nuanced touch, the clarity of the content and his chord voicing system, he recorded over 50 albums with 31 Grammy nominations.
His inescapable influence on the very sound of jazz piano has touched virtually everybody of prominence in the field, and he remains a monumental model for jazz piano. Of his many works, tonight we will hear Come Rain or Come Shine, All Of You, Dolphin Dance, Someday My Prince, Time Remembered…
The End of The End chronicles the final tour from the band who forged the sound of metal - Black Sabbath. On 4th February, 2017, the band took to the stage in Birmingham, the city where it all began, to play the 81st and final gig of The End tour - bringing down the curtain on a career that spanned almost half a century.
The sold out show marked the culmination of a tour that had seen them play to well over a million fans in arenas across the globe. Since their beginnings in 1968, they created a sound that would form the basis of heavy metal, going on to influence bands all over the world – an influence which is still felt to this day.
The End of The End is the story of that final, emotionally-charged concert. Fans are taken into the heart of the action, up close and personal with the band on stage as they perform genre-defining hits, from Iron Man to Paranoid to War Pigs, amongst others. Sabbath also took the opportunity to spend some time in the studio, delivering a unique performance of some of their favourite songs.
This film gives fans an intimate glimpse into the band’s relationships and their banter with each other, with both individual and group recollections from Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler.
The band’s loyal following spans generations and this is the opportunity for fans, young and old, to come together and see the boys from Birmingham doing what they do best, almost 50 years after they started. This is the final word from the greatest metal band of all time.
BLUE is the story our generation need to hear.
The industrialization that has occurred in the oceans over the last century, mirrors the events that triggered mass extinctions on land. Industrial scale fishing, habitat destruction, species loss and pollution have placed the ocean in peril. The very nature of the sea is being irretrievably altered. BLUE is a provocative journey into the ocean realm, witnessing this critical moment in time when the marine world is on a precipice.
Our Ocean has been the guardian of life on Earth.
Wednesday 13th September at 8pm
‘David Gilmour Live At Pompeii’ is an audio-visual spectacle, featuring lasers, pyrotechnics and a huge circular screen on which specially-created films complement selected songs, but paramount above all is the astonishing music and stellar performances from an all-star band. The show includes songs from throughout David's career, as well as many Pink Floyd classics, including 'One Of These Days', the only song that was also performed at the band’s 1971 show.
Both concerts also saw very special performances of 'The Great Gig In The Sky' from 'The Dark Side Of The Moon', which David rarely plays as a solo artist. This concert performance film includes highlights from both shows.
Songs include the title tracks of his two most recent No. 1 solo albums: Rattle That Lock and On An Island, as well as other solo and Pink Floyd classics, including Wish You Were Here and Comfortably Numb.
PGMild sexual references and coarse language
Starring Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson, Hampstead is a charming romantic comedy set around the beautiful Hampstead Heath in London, a quiet piece of countryside in a vast metropolis. Living on the edge of the Heath, Emily Walters (Keaton) can’t quite focus on the things that need attention in her life, like her lovely old apartment, her diminishing finances or even her son. Everything changes when she meets the eccentric, unkempt Donald (Gleeson), who has lived harmoniously on the Heath for 17 years in a ramshackle hut. Now, property developers are attempting to evict him. As Emily steps up to defend Donald in the escalating battle, she soon finds that, despite his gruff exterior, there is something special about this gentle and unconventional man. Inspired by a true story, Hampstead is a warm, funny and life-affirming tale about two very different people who find unexpected love and discover that age is no barrier to second chances.
MSexual references, coarse language and nudity
Adding a little spice to a waning marriage, Anne and Bob, a wealthy and well-connected American couple, move into a manor house in romantic Paris. While preparing a particularly luxurious dinner for sophisticated international friends, our hostess discovers there are 13 guests. Panic-stricken, Anne insists her loyal maid Maria disguise herself as a mysterious Spanish noble woman to even out the numbers. But a little too much wine and some playful chat lead Maria to accidentally endear herself to a dandy British art broker. Their budding romance will have Anne chasing her maid around Paris and finally plotting to destroy this most unexpected and joyous love affair.
Friday 27th October at 8pm
Adult: $40 | Conc: $35 | Student: $15
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All children, except one, grow up…
Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas.
When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues.
A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.
The story has been told before, but never like this.
An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world.
This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.
Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production on the stage of the National Theatre.
Sancha and the Blue Gypsies are a take on traditional folk, blue grass, jazz and gospel tunes.
With a lifetime of performance
experience between them, this joyous
collaboration of some of Sydney’s most respected musicians are headed our way. This will be a night of musical joy!
The lineup features Sancha Prowse for Vocals & Mandolin, Marcus Holden - Violin, Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals, Garry Steel on Accordion & Stan Valacos on Double Bass and Guitar.
‘Sancha and the Blue Gypsies bring the best of the gypsy music world, unforgettable toe-tapping tunes, with the best of the folk world, sing-a-long, heart-felt classics,
together in one incredible show.’
‘The quality of their musicianship & their
intimate relationship with the audience makes this show something you won’t forget.’
Wednesday 20th September at 11:30am
Just $19.50 Bookings essential
Relax with a light luncheon, in the Garden
followed by Live Entertainment
and the movie: Hampstead
SHOWTIME LUNCHEON SEPTEMBER
An American widow finds unexpected love with a man living wild on Hampstead Heath when they take on the developers who want to destroy his home.
A glorious mix of history and imagination, NERUDA is the enthralling new film from multi award-winning director Pablo Larraín (No, Jackie), a lavishly mounted and grandly entertaining depiction of the manhunt for exiled Chilean poet and politician Pablo Neruda.
MMature themes and sex
While imprisoned in a Confederate girls' boarding school, an injured Union soldier cons his way into each of the lonely women's hearts, causing them to turn on each other, and eventually, on him.
MSexual references, coarse language and nudity
Studio Canal are bringing The Graduate to select cinemas nationwide for a special two-day event, which also includes an introduction from a TCM host. Dustin Hoffman's Benjamon Braddock, adrift after college, is craftily seduced by Anne Bancroft's icily-assured friend-of-the-family Mrs. Robinson. So it's understandable that Ben's dream girl Katharine Ross is a bit startled to learn that he's sleeping with ... her mother.
MNudity, coarse language and drug use
Determined to gatecrash her ex-lover's funeral on glamorous French hideaway Ile-de-Re, former Hollywood siren Helen (Joan Collins) escapes her London retirement home with the help of Priscilla (Pauline Collins), a repressed English housewife stuck in a bad marriage. Pooling their limited resources, they hit the road together by coach, ferry, car and foot in a race to get to the funeral on time, becoming entangled in a love triangle with a reclusive French millionaire (Franco Nero) along the way. On this unforgettable journey, they find true friendship in one another - and have the time of their lives.
The film follows six surfers along with adventure photographer Chris Burkard and filmmaker Ben Weiland as they seek out unknown swell in the remote fjords of Iceland's Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. Chartering a boat, they depart from Isafjordur on the cusp of the largest storm to make landfall in twenty-five years.
With the knowledge that storms bring legendary swell the crew are optimistic, but face failure when the storm forces them back to shore.
Making the decision to carry the expedition on by road they experience the brutality of Iceland's winter and begin to question if searching out the unknown is worth risking their lives for. Despite setbacks the team pushes on and finds that uncertainty is the best ingredient for discovering the unimaginable.
The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.
Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films), Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers), Luke Treadaway (A Street Cat Named Bob, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed, 5 star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.
In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.
The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph). Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval.