Melbourne Dog Lovers Show 2018 Last Day
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Melbourne Dog Lovers Show 2018

Event Date: 04/05/2018, 09:30 am

The Melbourne Dog Lovers Show returns to the Royal Exhibition Building from 4-6 May!
What better way to celebrate the Year of the Dog than at the multi-award-winning Melbourne Dog Lovers Show returning to the Royal Exhibition Building, Friday 4 to Sunday 6 May!

This year’s theme is ‘Dog Sports’ with the first ever COMMON WOOF GAMES presented by Farmer Dave Graham and his band of canine superstars. Dr Katrina Warren & the Wonderdogs will present the Opening Ceremony to kick off 3 days of thrilling dog sports.

The 2018 Show highlights include the Royal Canin Arena Track & Field and Ball-sport events, the inaugural Sheep Dog Speed Trial competition, a splash-tastic aquatic show from Black Hawk DockDogs® and the Dueling Dogs Wave competition.

An array of educational talks will be hosted at the Pet Circle Stage by the likes of Dr Katrina Warren & Kelly Gill, Dr Harry Cooper, TV star Andrew Morley and Luke Hura, Australia’s leading entertainment animal trainer alongside ‘Toto’ from The Wizard of Oz Musical currently touring Australia.

Australia’s most famous canine Instagram stars will be on show at The Insta-Pooch Zone as they strut down the red carpet and greet the paparazzi.

The Dog Adoption Zone will also be returning with twice as many rescue groups and a dedicated Dog Adoption Stage to help educate and inform dog lovers about the world of dog adoption. Since 2013, the Dog Lovers Show has helped more than 2,000 dogs find loving homes.

More than 120 breeds will be on show with over 50 DOGS Victoria Breed Clubs exhibiting.

What better way to celebrate the Year of the Dog!
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Location:
9 Nicholson Street,
Carlton Victoria,3053
Location:
9 Nicholson Street,
Carlton Victoria,3053
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Phone Number: (03) 9696 9961

Sydney Dog Lovers Show 2018 Last Day
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Sydney Dog Lovers Show 2018

Event Date: 04/08/2018, 09:30 am

The Sydney Dog Lovers Show returns Saturday 4 until Sunday 5 August, 2018!
Celebrate the Year of the Dog at the Sydney Dog Lovers Show returning Saturday 4 until Sunday 5 August, at Royal Hall of Industries and the Hordern Pavillion.

This year’s theme is ‘Dog Sports’ with the first ever COMMON WOOF GAMES presented by Farmer Dave Graham and his band of canine superstars. Dr Katrina Warren & the Wonderdogs will present the Opening Ceremony to kick off 3 days of thrilling dog sports.

The 2018 Show highlights include the Royal Canin Arena Track & Field and Ball-sport events, the inaugural Sheep Dog Speed Trial competition, a splash-tastic aquatic show from Black Hawk DockDogs® and the Dueling Dogs Wave competition.

An array of educational talks will be hosted at the Pet Circle Stage by the likes of Dr Katrina Warren & Kelly Gill, TV star Andrew Morley and Luke Hura, Australia’s leading entertainment animal trainer alongside ‘Toto’ from The Wizard of Oz Musical currently touring Australia.

Australia’s most famous canine Instagram stars will be on show at The Insta-Pooch Zone as they strut down the red carpet to greet the puparazzi.

Explore the Dog Adoption Zone to find out how you can adopt a dog, hear talks from local shelters, listen to stories from adoptees and meet dogs looking for a fur-ever home.

More than 120 breeds will be on show, what better way to celebrate the Year of the Dog!
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1 Driver Avenue,
Moore Park New South Wales,2021
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1 Driver Avenue,
Moore Park New South Wales,2021
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Classical Autumn Soiree 2018 Last Day
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Classical Autumn Soiree 2018

Event Date: 28/04/2018, 05:00 pm

Classical Autumn Concert
A warm invite to our Classical Autumn Soiree.
Come to witness a breath taking interpretation of songs, arias and operettas.
Enjoy a beautiful selection of music by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Bizet and other famous composers performed by acclaimed European and Australian artists: Produced by Dr. Sylvia Virag and presented by Dr. Sylvia Virag - mezzo soprano, Ashlee Woodgate - soprano, Michael Butchard - tenor, Dr. Stephen Mould - piano, Trio con Moto - flute (J. Berky, R. Harwood, L. Grotte).
Proudly sponsored by PODRAVKA INTERNATIONAL (Producers of Vegeta)


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Pitt Street Uniting Church 264 Pitt Street,
Sydney New South Wales,2000
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Pitt Street Uniting Church 264 Pitt Street,
Sydney New South Wales,2000
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Sylph

Event Date: 25/04/2018, 08:00 pm

SYLPH by Jodi Rose “Immortality has a price tag
SYLPH is about Marie Taglioni, known for her chaste, ethereal, sylph-like qualities on stage. But her private life was grounded in affairs with lovers from royalty to the arts, as well as struggles with power, disadvantage and manipulation.​ The play draws on the older Marie’s experiences and recollections. Jodi Rose (playwright), Gertraud Ingeborg (actor) and Colleen Cook (director and designer) are not so different in age from the mature Marie Taglioni. This team of three formidable women have worked together closely throughout the whole process of bringing this one-woman show to life.

25-28 April 2018
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The Depot Theatre, 142 Addison Rd,
Marrickville New South Wales,2204
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The Depot Theatre, 142 Addison Rd,
Marrickville New South Wales,2204
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Darkness And Light
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Darkness And Light

Event Date: 29/04/2018, 02:30 pm

The Streeton Trio (Emma Jardine, Meta Weiss and Benjamin Kopp) explore darkness and light
The Streeton Trio (Emma Jardine, Meta Weiss and Benjamin Kopp) explores the themes of darkness and light,
featuring the music of three composers who drew inspiration from one another
in this imaginative concert at Sydney’s most intimate and elegant concert venue.

Part of the popular “Prelude in Tea” series, the concert includes a delicious selection of cakes and refreshments in the price of a ticket.

Streeton Trio presents Darkness and Light
Sunday, 29 April 2018 at 3:30pm - A Prelude in Tea series concert
Afternoon Tea from 2:30, Concert at 3:30
Johannes Brahms - Piano Trio in C minor Op.101
Franz Schubert - Notturno D 989
Antonin Dvorak - Piano Trio in F minor Op. 65
Tickets: Adult $48, Concession and Under 30 $30, Student $22, Child $16 (Includes afternoon tea)
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Location:
The Independent Theatre 269 Miller St,
North Sydney New South Wales,2060
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The Independent Theatre 269 Miller St,
North Sydney New South Wales,2060
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Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. Last Day
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Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

Event Date: 03/05/2018, 08:00 pm

“Each scene ...begins with deconstruction and proceeds into detonation”
In Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. UK writer Alice Birch skewers the language and semiotics of both patriarchy and feminism in a play which is equal parts belly-laugh funny and gut-wrenchingly real.

She tears apart the structures that keep feminism and women trapped inside a patriarchal system, and presents a rallying cry for a new feminism; to work outside the system and re-redefine the way we think about womanhood.

Women take their rightful place, centre stage: becoming the aggressor in seductions, demanding what they want from work, trashing supermarkets and with them the fragile masculine ego.

Packed with intelligence, humour and wrenching social commentary, House of Sand bring its signature visceral performance style to a Revolt that is a punch in the face wrapped in a satin glove.
Based on conversations with more than 80 Australian women across a range of socio-economic, cultural, religious, sexuality and gender backgrounds, this new production will resonate deeply with local audiences.

Charles and Eliza Sanders’ award-winning House of Sand creates madcap, visceral performance work
with a signature expressionistic style in and across art forms including theatre, dance, cabaret and visual & performance art.
Directed by Charles and featuring Eliza, Revolt also features the talents of Violette Ayad, Anna Cheney, Enya Daley, Richard Hilliar and Moreblessing Maturure.
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Old 505 Theatre, 5 Eliza Street,
Newtown New South Wales,2042
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Old 505 Theatre, 5 Eliza Street,
Newtown New South Wales,2042
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Tales Of The Silk Road - Melbourne
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Tales Of The Silk Road - Melbourne

Event Date: 08/05/2018, 07:30 pm

Experience the majesty in a one night only performance at Melbourne Recital Hall
Distinguished Pipa (Chinese Lute) master Zhang Hong-Yan together with over 30 top-level musicians from the Plucked-String Orchestra of China Central Conservatory of Music will make their Australian debut in Tales of the Silk Road. Experience the majesty in a one night only performance at Melbourne Recital Hall on Tuesday 8 May.

Combining folk music along the Silk Road and contemporary dance, the concert brings together the Pipa, Chinese traditional percussions and exquisite stage decoration, giving audiences an unforgettable multi-dimensional artistic experience. The concert explores wide-spread Chinese masterpieces with strong ethnic features including Spring of Tian Mountain, Cockfight and Tales of the Silk Road.

During a Uygur tour in 2002, Zhang discovered that both the Pipa and Chinese traditional percussion originated from the Western Region (Uygur regions and part of central Asia), and was inspired to bring the instruments back together in concert.

Pipa, also known as the Chinese lute, is a four-stringed Chinese musical instrument, considered the king of plucked instruments. With a pear-shaped wooden body, Pipa has a number of frets ranging from 12 to 26, and dates back to the Han dynasty (around 2nd century AD). With a 2000-year history, Pipa is one of the most popular Chinese instruments, shaping ancient Chinese singing and dancing and a symbol of Chinese traditional culture.
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Melbourne Recital Hall, Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street,
Melbourne Victoria,3000
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Melbourne Recital Hall, Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street,
Melbourne Victoria,3000
Bespoken Word
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Bespoken Word

Event Date: 09/05/2018, 07:30 pm

Bespoken Word is a monthly fresh new night of wonderful live storytelling & comedy.
Bespoken Word brings together Sydney's most interesting and exciting writers, entertainers and comedians for an evening of hilarious true storytelling!

The first half of the evening, hosted by Kate Iselin, sees our special guests telling short, pre-written stories on a specific theme. The second half of the evening, hosted by John Knowles is a live episode of his successful Comedy Festival show and ABC702 Radio Afternnoon segment 'I Can Top That!'. John and three guests take the stage to tell completely true yet totally unprepared stories inspired by topic suggestions from the audience.

The stories told at Bespoken Word can be shocking, others embarrassing, insightful, sweet or just plain hilarious. It's a smorgasbord of real life adventures and raw revelations with an emphasis on vulnerability, confession and laughter. Staged at the cosy Petersham Bowling Club, known for its welcoming community and artsy offerings, Bespoken Word aims to create a friendly modern version of traditional parlour entertainment.
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Petersham Bowling Club, 77 Brighton St,
Petersham New South Wales,2049
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Petersham Bowling Club, 77 Brighton St,
Petersham New South Wales,2049
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Kiss Of The Gallery Guard
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Kiss Of The Gallery Guard

Event Date: 11/05/2018, 08:00 pm

Amber, you’re famous! Everyone wants to hear more of your plain-speaking, unadorned philosophy of..
Young Amber leaves the outback under a cloud. She makes good in Sydney at the Art Gallery of NSW, then better in London… and even better in New York.
How did she do it? And what happens if she returns to Australia?
This clever new play from the prolific pen of Carol Dance (Future Seekers, Indian Embrace)
breaks the mould of traditional theatre by including piano music, a soirée atmosphere and a most unusual story. Scene Theatre Sydney returns to the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct of Sydney this May with the world premiere of Kiss of the Gallery Guard.
Directed by Murray Lambert with Anna Greig, Kiss of the Gallery Guard stars Cara Severino
(Girls Like That), Eli Saad (Beirut Adrenalin, Asylum, Future Seekers) and Chloe Schwank
(Julius Caesar, Cosi, Comedy of Errors), with pianist Philip Eames.
Kiss of the Gallery Guard is a mystery, a comedy and a romance. This tale of art theft, forgery and the meaning of art is both inspirational and entertaining. Suitable for all ages, it plays Fri-Sun from 11 May to 26 at the Philharmonia Choirs Hall in Walsh Bay.
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Philharmonia Choirs Hall, Hickson Rd,
Walsh Bay New South Wales,2000
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Philharmonia Choirs Hall, Hickson Rd,
Walsh Bay New South Wales,2000
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She Stoops To Conquer
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She Stoops To Conquer

Event Date: 11/05/2018, 07:30 pm

CLASSIC, BAWDY ROMP FOR NORTH SIDE SEASON
When Marlow mistakes Kate’s house for an inn and treats her father like an inn-keeper, things don’t go so well for him. With her brother causing mischief, her father insulted and her mother plotting a marriage that nobody wants, it’s no wonder Kate has to stoop to conquer!
She Stoops to Conquer belongs to that small group of classic English comedies which not only never go out of fashion, but never fail to delight. Directed by Peter Farmer (Away, The 39 Steps, Shadowlands, Charley’s Aunt), this production is a true delight: a sweet concoction of Goldsmith’s sly language and lovable characters. It’s also a rarity: a comedy that - like Shakespeare’s - has withstood the test of time!

Director Peter Farmer explains why he loves a rarely performed, 250-year-old comedy:

“Simple! She Stoops is full of charm – a quality too seldom seen in theatre today.
Most playwrights turn vanity, egotism and snobbery into bitter social satire but Oliver Goldsmith loves his characters – and so do we.
It’s far more enjoyable to laugh at human frailties without a stern, didactic finger wagged in our faces…
... this play’s infectious fun, happiness and joy echo through the ages.”

Farmer is confident Lane Cove’s “light touch” overcomes the challenge of 18th century language too:
“A charming and spirited performance requires the right balance – and we’ve found it!”

Times change but great characters don’t, he adds.
“They remain lively, real and recognisable: a girl discovering the thrill of independence;
a boy learning from experience that freedom requires courage and self-awareness.
Every complication is resolved and – through the magic of theatre – we share in their triumphs!”

She Stoops to Conquer stars Henry Taylor, Natasha Nogueira, Larissa Turton, Ross Scott, Alison Grace,
Simon Emmerson, Katie Regan, Ross Holohan, Esther Hannan-Moon, Antony Akle & Wills Burke.

It plays at St Aidan’s Performance Space, Longueville Friday to Sunday from 11-26 May.
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St Aidan’s Performance Space, 1 Christina Street,
Longueville New South Wales,2066
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St Aidan’s Performance Space, 1 Christina Street,
Longueville New South Wales,2066