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Artscape

WORKSHOPS • VISUAL ARTS • PUBLIC PROGRAMS • PERFORMANCE • FAMILIES • FILM • LOCAL & COMMUNITY EVENTS • LIVE AT CITY HALL • MUSIC

WINTER 2019


A message from the Mayor KINGSTON ARTS’ UPCOMING PERFORMANCE PROGRAM IS HERE TO WARM UP YOUR WINTER MONTHS. Indulge your passion for quality theatre with a fabulous line up of shows that offer something for everyone. There will be heart-warming stories of survival-against-the-odds, with a stage production of the much-loved movie The Sapphires and the internationally lauded Swansong. For stories of intrigue and obsession, you can book tickets to the Green Room Awardwinning L’amante Anglaise and the tragicomic The Hunter, The Hunted, and for laugh-till-it-hurts comedy, don’t miss the performance by Three Birds Theatre and The Travelling Sisters. And of course, we have our usual jam-packed school holiday program, with family shows at Shirley Burke Theatre and Kingston Arts Centre, and comedy workshops for kids. We also have acting workshops with Three Birds Theatre and Company 13 coming up later in the year. To celebrate the 90th birthday of Kingston’s mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ Kingston Arts invites you to join us on 5 July for a swinging night of Wurlitzer-infused jazz with the everpopular Shirazz. Kingston Arts’ full list of events and exhibitions are within and I encourage you to gather your friends and family to make the most of what’s on offer at Kingston Arts this winter. Cr Georgina Oxley Mayor

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Contents WORKSHOPS School holiday workshops Adult acting workshops VISUAL ARTS Trauma, Secrets and Memories of Holocaust Survivors and the 2nd Generation Still Buffering Between Falling Rays The Granary Lane Artists Crafting Resistance: Six Moments in Kingston Sustainable Art workshop PUBLIC PROGRAMS OptiKA Six Moments in Kingston PERFORMANCE L’amante Anglaise Swansong The Sapphires Three Birds Theatre The Hunter, The Hunted FAMILIES Don’t Mess with the Dummies The Owl’s Apprentice Trinket the Robot FILM Moviehouse LOCAL & COMMUNITY EVENTS LIVE AT CITY HALL Live at City Hall – Flying Circus Club The Travelling Sisters’ ‘Toupe’ MUSIC Join us in celebrating Wurlitzer Theatre Organ’s 90th Birthday Classic Jazz Standards BOOK NOW

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School Holiday Children’s Workshops

Circus Skills

Shadow Puppetry

Have a ball (or three!) with the Dummies’ all-girl posse in this great fun circus skills workshop. Learn to juggle, balance, roll, play the clown and more with the queens of comic circus! No experience required by participants, who will learn tricks featured in the show. For children aged 6+.

Discover the magic of shadow puppetry with one of Australia’s leading puppeteers, Jenny Ellis from Little Wing Puppet Theatre. Participants will learn to create beautiful shadow puppet shows using simple materials. With a few tricks of the trade, they will finish with a performance of their own shows on a real shadow puppet stage. For children aged 4+.

with Dummies Corp (Don’t Mess With the Dummies)

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with Jenny Ellis from Little Wing Puppet Theatre

Monday 8 & Tuesday 9 July, 3pm Shirley Burke Theatre

Cost: $10

Thursday 11 July, 2.30pm Shirley Burke Theatre

Cost: $10


Adult Acting

Three Birds Theatre Theatre Devising 101

Have you ever wondered how to create theatre without a script? The wonderfully talented women from Three Birds Theatre are experts in theatre devising (see page 22 for their latest production), and they’re coming to Kingston to share their skills and experience with theatre people aged 15+. Beginners welcome!

Kingston Arts Centre Theatre

Cost: $25

NDIS participants $15 (contact box office on 9556 4440)

Company 13 & James Pratt

Kingston Arts proudly presents an acting workshop for actors aged 15+ with nationally renowned physical theatre troupe Company 13 & director James Pratt (see page 24 for their latest show). Expand your acting range through characterisation using performance techniques from the lineage of the famed Jacques Le Coq theatre school in Paris. Beginners welcome! Saturday 31 August, 10am–2pm Kingston Arts Centre Theatre

Cost: $25

NDIS participants $15 (contact box office on 9556 4440)

WORKSHOPS

Saturday 10 August, 10am–2pm

Creating a Character with Physical Theatre

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Robyn Fuerst, My Father’s Trauma, digitally-altered image, 2019.

Trauma, Secrets and Memories of Holocaust Survivors and the 2nd Generation BY ROBYN FUERST Three weeks after her father passed away, Fuerst received an envelope containing secret documents with swastikas, which her father had hidden during his voyage to Australia on the horror ship, the Dunera. This prompted her journey of discovery, uncovering her father’s secret life of trauma and survival of the Holocaust – a generation later. VISUAL ARTS 6

This new body of work explores concepts of memory and intergenerational trauma as experienced by Jewish Australians, through the presentation of archival photographs, text, music, found objects and sculpture.

Opening:

Wednesday 8 May, 6–8pm Artist Talk:

Wednesday 15 May, 6–7pm, G1 + G2 RSVP: robynf1@live.com.au Exhibition:

Thursday 9 May – Saturday 8 June Venue:

G1 + G2 Kingston Arts Centre 979 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin Tickets:

Admission free


Willow Franklin, Still Buffering (digital still), 2019.

Still Buffering

BY WILLOW FRANKLIN AND YANNI MOUGOS Still Buffering is a mixed-media exhibition offering commentary on the current dating climate, gender norms and growing voice of the LGBTIQA+ community in the 21st century, through the careful manipulation of appropriated visual and audio samples from the 1950s.

Thursday 6 June, 6–8pm Exhibition:

Friday 7 June – Saturday 6 July Venue:

G3 Artspace Shirley Burke Theatre 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale Tickets:

Admission free

VISUAL ARTS

The work attempts to blur all semblance of binary and identifiable conventional gender indicators through unconventional visual data-bending and audio manipulation. Looking into the past to cast a mirror into the present, a variety of formats are utilised to encourage viewers to watch patiently as each artwork evolves.

Opening:

This project is supported by Kingston’s Arts Grants Program.

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Kate Wischusen, Lauren Joffe and Georgina Proud, Between Falling Rays, ceramics, dimensions variable, 2019.

Between Falling Rays

BY KATE WISCHUSEN, LAUREN JOFFE AND GEORGINA PROUD Artists Kate Wischusen, Lauren Joffe and Georgina Proud present a curated selection of their latest ceramic works in this new group exhibition. They each work across a number of ceramic techniques including wheel-throwing, hand-building, and high-firing in both oxidised and reduced atmospheres. VISUAL ARTS 8

Through exploring the reactivity of light against surface and material, each artist considers the relationship between light, shadow and form in their works, whilst playing with concepts of memory, beauty and femininity.

Opening:

Thursday 20 June, 6–8pm Exhibition:

Friday 21 June – Saturday 3 August Venue:

G1 + G2 Kingston Arts Centre 979 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin Tickets:

Admission free


Kathie Mathes, Endurance (detail), mixed media on canvas, 2019.

Seeing the Light

BY THE GRANARY LANE ARTISTS The Granary Lane Artists collective includes Sue Blackburn, Valerie Conboy, Penny Cowie, Daryl Flynn, Rick Graham, Colin Heymann, Michael Hogarth-Scott, Vicki Jans, Steve Jarrold, Alan Jenkins, Kathie Mathes, Judy Thompson, and David Webster.

Thursday 15 August, 6–8pm Exhibition:

Friday 16 August – Saturday 21 September Venue:

G3 Artspace Shirley Burke Theatre 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale Tickets:

Admission free

VISUAL ARTS

Seeing the Light at G3 Artspace marks the fifth exhibition by this collective, who have studied with Clive Sinclair at Mentone Mordialloc Art Group for many years. Ranging across watercolours, acrylics and oils, the exhibition showcases each artist’s distinctive style and skill.

Opening:

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Tal Fitzpatrick, Feminist Killjoy XOXOX, mini protest banner made using new and recycled materials, machine appliqué, quilting and hand embroidery, 50 x 350cm, 2015.

Crafting Resistance:

Six Moments in Kingston BY KINGSTON ARTS Curated by artist, craftivist and researcher, Tal Fitzpatrick, this exhibition showcases the diverse collection of textile protest banners and video documentation created by local participants and community organisations during Six Moments in Kingston. VISUAL ARTS 10

Taking inspiration from the story of Julie Cooper, the first woman elected to local council in 1976 and first female mayor of Moorabbin in 1982, the banners commemorate the legacy of women’s suffrage and struggles for equal rights endured to this day.

Opening:

Wednesday 21 August, 6–8pm Exhibition:

Thursday 22 August – Saturday 14 September Venue:

G1 + G2 Kingston Arts Centre 979 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin Tickets:

Admission free


Photograph by Timothy Marriage of Mixed Media Arrangement by Regina Middleton, 2017.

Sustainable Art

BY KINGSTON ARTS As extreme weather conditions and plastic pollution dominate media outlets, artists continue to adopt new ethical approaches to their artistic practice.

An exhibition of wearable art and sculptural pieces created by artists and workshop participants will be presented at the Kingston Arts Centre.

Saturday 3 August, 10am–1pm & Saturday 10 August, 10am–12 noon Opening:

Wednesday 21 August, 6–8pm Exhibition:

Thursday 22 August – Saturday 14 September Venue:

G1 + G2, Kingston Arts Centre 979 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin Tickets:

Full: $20 • Concession: $15 (Price includes both workshops, materials and morning tea)

Book Now:

9556 4440 kingstonarts.com.au

VISUAL ARTS

Through talks, workshops and an exhibition, a panel of jewellers and artists share the ways in which sustainability shapes their practice. Explore practical techniques for converting natural, recycled, found and fossicked materials into art, during two workshops over two consecutive Saturdays.

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This year, former OptiKA finalist and professional photographer, Peter Merriner will host a series of ‘Walk and Shoot’ creative workshops, based in and around various locations within Kingston. These walking tours are an opportunity for photographers of all skill levels, to connect with each other, exchange creative ideas, tease out this year’s dynamic theme and further their technical expertise. Workshop tickets are $15 each and $10 concession, and all participants must be 16 years of age. Places are limited so please visit kingstonarts.com.au to book your place!

WALK AND SHOOT WORKSHOP DATES: 13 July, 10am–12 noon, Mordialloc Creek, Pier and Foreshore area

11 August, 10am–12 noon, Bicentennial Park

7 September, 10am–12 noon, Moorabbin Train Station & Shopping Centre Precinct Please note locations of each workshop are weather dependent.


Peter Merriner, Reflecting (detail), Digital Photograph, OPtiKA 2017.

BUILDING ON THE SUCCESS OF LAST YEAR’S AWARD, OPTIKA 2019 INVITES PHOTOGRAPHERS AND VIDEO MAKERS TO CAPTURE IMAGES OF KINGSTON THAT RESPOND TO THE CREATIVE THEME OF TIME. PRIZES: Best photography Award $4,000 sponsored by DFO Moorabbin People’s Choice Award $1,000 sponsored by DFO Moorabbin

Video Award $500 sponsored by the City of Kingston

ENTRIES CLOSE: Tuesday 15 October Please visit kingstonarts.com.au for full entry details and the announcement of this year’s curatorial committee.

EXHIBITION DATES: 5 December 2019 – 4 January 2020 VENUE: G3, Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale ENTRY: $25 full price, $15 concession

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Portrait Award $1,000 sponsored by the City of Kingston

ENTRIES OPEN: Tuesday 4 June

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It’s a wrap! One year in the planning, over 200 community participants, 15 local partners, six contemporary artists, two curators, 16 volunteers, 23 Kingston Council employees, voice-artists Michael Caton & Kate Fitzpatrick and busloads and busloads of audiences‌

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We hope you enjoyed the broadcasts, performances, street parades, sculpture and videos dotted around Kingston. For the full washup, go online at smik.melbourne

PARTNERS: Creative Victoria, Ventura, Southern FM Radio, Australian National Museum of Aviation, St Kilda Football Club and RSEA Stadium, Unified Filipino Elderly Association Inc, Longbeach Ukelele Band, P.L.U.M.S. (Peninsula Laidback Underground Music Society), Pop Choir, Urban Yarn Art, Mister Stiltskin, Le Studio, Tony and Dimitra Panigirakis, Deakin University.


YOU SAID:

“I’d never thought that unknown places matter.” “It was delightful! So funny and moving. Not what I expected.” “Like modern public art is a whole new universe.”

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

“Six Moments in Kingston made me laugh and gave me a deeper appreciation of local history.”

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Critical Stages presents

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A brutal murder is committed in a small town in France. The dismembered corpse is dropped from a railway viaduct onto passing trains below …all except the head. Based on an actual event, L’amante Anglaise is a beautifully poignant and emotionally powerful portrait of lost passion.

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This modern classic, psychological thriller from celebrated French author Marguerite Duras is a fascinating and compelling true crime story that takes you inside the heart and mind of the perpetrator, offering insights into the human condition that will make you squirm.

“BRILLIANT THEATRE, PURE AND SIMPLE. DON’T MISS IT.” – Cameron Woodhead, The Age


DATE/TIME:

Wednesday 5 June, 7.30pm

DURATION:

105 minutes (no interval) SEATING: Allocated seating VENUE: Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Rd, Parkdale WARNINGS: 15+ Adult themes TICKETS:

Full $45 • Concession/Seniors $35 Groups 6+ $35 BOOK NOW: 9556 4440 kingstonarts.com.au

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Swansong WRITTEN BY CONOR MACDERMOTTROE. PRESENTED BY RAV & RED HOT PRODUCTIONS

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Returning to Australia after a triumphant US tour in 2018, don’t miss this moving, inspirational and brilliantly performed play, featuring rising star of Australian stage and screen Andre de Vanny.

Swansong is the story of a hero abused by the system at every step. But this troubled soul will never give up. Meet Occi Byrne, the illegitimate child of a single mother from the west of Ireland. Shunned by Church, state and family, Occi must fight his way to adulthood in a dog-eat-dog world. But this troubled soul is not one to ever give up. By turns moving and inspiring, Swansong is theatre at its finest. Not to be missed.

- Australian Theatre

Friday 28 June, 7.30pm; Saturday 29 June, 7.30pm

Duration:

80 mins (no interval)

Venue:

Kingston Arts Centre 979 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin

Warnings/Sensitivities:

Ages 15+. Strong language, adult themes.

tickets:

Full $30 Concession/Seniors $25 Groups 4+ $25

Book now:

9556 4440 kingstonarts.com.au

PERFORMANCE

“Swansong is a mighty ‘tour de force’ featuring an indisputable talent and his boundless energy and commitment. What de Vanny brings to the stage is faultlessly executed.”

Date/Time:

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HIT PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

Written and Directed by

Tony Briggs PERFORMANCE 20

Go see this for the magnificent music, fascinating story, and to support a group of brilliant First Nations talent. Cathy Bannister, Stage Whispers


Four young Aboriginal women from regional Australia who love singing country music suddenly get the chance to change their tune and their lives. Wearing sequins, armed only with microphones, they find themselves trying to spread joy in the hell that is the Vietnam War.

Date/Time:

Wednesday 10 July, 1pm & 8pm

Funny, heart-warming and inspired by the true story of four Yorta Yorta women singing classic soul hits against a backdrop of massive social upheaval, The Sapphires is an energetic and engaging show about taking a chance and realising your dreams.

Duration:

Come and celebrate NAIDOC week with the fabulous Sapphires!

Book now:

Venue:

Kingston City Hall 985 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin

tickets:

Full $45 Concession/Seniors $35 Groups 4+ $35

9556 4440 kingstonarts.com.au

PERFORMANCE

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

2 hrs 20 mins (incl. interval)

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Three Birds Theatre swoops into town with their hilarious and dazzling three-woman show Three Birds One Cock, a black comedy dripping with noir, glamour, murder and suspense. Hitchcock’s iconic blondes from Vertigo, Psycho and The Birds find themselves trapped in an absurd ‘whodunnit’ murder mystery. They must use their feminine charm and cunning skills to unravel a storyline much darker than they realise, tumbling towards morbid endings of their own. PERFORMANCE

Footsteps! Gunshots! Lingerie! Deception! Will all go to plan for these strong-willed bombshells? Or will they be the next victim?

“Brilliant theatre...performed with a ferocious intensity” – Ian Pidd, Melbourne Fringe Living Legend

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Date/Time: SHOW: Friday 26 July, 7.30pm

WORKSHOP:

Duration: 60 mins (no interval)

Warnings/Sensitivities:

Saturday 10 August, 10am

Adult concepts, some profanity

Venue: SHOW:

Tickets:

WORKSHOP: Kingston Arts Centre theatre

Full $35 Concession/Seniors $25 Groups 4+ $30

Book now: 9556 4440 kingstonarts.com.au

PERFORMANCE

Kingston Arts Centre 979 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin

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Presented by Company 13 & James Pratt

The Hunter

The Hunted

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Desire can be wonderful, but it can drive you crazy – and even get you killed.


When your head gets in the way of your heart, it can kill you.

Leading Australian physical theatre exponents Company 13 return to Kingston with an extraordinary new work about love, loyalty and obsession. True stories, fast-paced drama and Company 13’s unique brand of idiocy combine to create a gothic melodrama that’s equal parts Downton Abbey and Frankenstein, telling a tale of the eternal battle between the rational and the intuitive, played out in a love triangle.

Duration: 60 mins (no interval) Venue: Kingston Arts Centre 979 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin Warnings/ Sensitivities: 16+. Adult concepts, some profanity Tickets: Full $35 Concession/Seniors $25 Groups 4+ $30 Book now: 9556 4440 kingstonarts.com.au

PERFORMANCE

Funny and absurd yet ringing with truth, you could die laughing or weeping at this show. This is one to really sink your teeth into!

Date/Time: Friday 30 August, 7.30pm

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“What kids dily and adults so rea t, enjoy is the adep ted era ult ad un mischief.” The Times, UK

Warnings/Sensitivities: Pants-wettingly funny.

Book now: 9556 4440 kingstonarts.com.au

FAMILIES

Tickets: One price $18 Groups 4+ $15 Workshop $10

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The Owl’s Shadow puppetry workshop after the show!

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Owls aren’t born wise, they have to learn somewhere. A young owl named Poot Poot is sent to study at Owl School. On his journey he meets Echidna, Wombat, Kookaburra, Lyrebird, Kangaroo and Platypus, who share their own special kind of wisdom. But will he pass the final test and become wise enough to save the forest? An interactive show for families combining puppetry and physical comedy, The Owl’s Apprentice will captivate children aged 3-13 and their families. Stay for the shadow puppetry workshop with Jenny from Little Wings Puppets after the show!


Apprentice

Where do owls go to learn to be wise?

“Students were fascinated by the puppets and enthralled by the story. Jenny was very professional and approachable. Her love of children and her craft was delightful.” Carolyn Sismanes, Performance Coordinator, Thomastown Primary

Date/Time: Performance - Thursday 11 July, 1pm

Workshop – Thursday 11 July, 2.30pm

FAMILIES

Duration: 40 mins + Q&A Venue: Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale Warnings/Sensitivities: Suitable for people aged 3-13 and their families Tickets: One Price $15 • GROUP 4+ $12 • Workshop $10 Book Now: 9556 4440 • kingstonarts.com.au

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TRINKET THE ROBOT Join Trinket as he learns how to be a ‘real’ human.

“The children were captivated by the show. They laughed and some cried. Trinket the Robot was entertaining and thoughtful in dealing with emotions.” - Kylie, teacher, Killarney Heights Pre-School

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Dr Doovalacky sets out to build a robot, with the help of his assistant, a caterpillar named Gizmo. But this is no ordinary robot – it’s Trinket, a robot with the ability to have feelings like a ’real’ human. Dr Doovalacky begins to lose control of his creation as Trinket learns that to become human is to not only to feel wonder and joy, but also to feel other emotions, like anger, fear and sadness. A delightful, interactive puppet show based on the tale of Pinocchio, Trinket the Robot explores emotions, offering new ways for children to understand their feelings.


Photo by Jeremy Lavender

DATE/TIME Tuesday 2 July, 11am & 2pm DURATION 40 mins VENUE Kingston Arts Centre, 979 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin WARNINGS/SENSITIVITIES Suitable for people aged 3–13 BOOK NOW 9556 4440 • kingstonarts.com.au

FAMILIES

TICKETS One price $15 • Groups 4+ $12

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How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

Kingston Moviehouse MONDAYS AT 10.30AM THROUGHOUT THE YEAR FOR AN ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP COST OF ONLY $25, ENJOY CLASSIC FILMS AND A CUPPA IN THE COMPANY OF FELLOW FILM BUFFS. Kingston Moviehouse 2019 continues into winter, bringing you a weekly parade of wonderful movies in high definition. Sit back and enjoy a cinematic journey through the golden years of Hollywood and beyond. Featuring classics, neglected gems and all-time favourites, this is your seat in the cinema of your dreams, where you can revisit the excitement, adventure and romance of a bygone era, along with some more recent films already reaching legendary status. Each session is introduced with interesting production details and a movie trivia question. FILM 32

Purchase an annual Moviehouse membership and enjoy access to all films screened throughout the year. Sorry, no single session tickets. Don’t miss out! Memberships are great value, and strictly limited.


WINTER 2019 SCREENING CALENDAR Mon 3 Jun

Cover Girl (1944)

107 mins

Mon 10 Jun

No movie – Queen’s birthday public holiday

Mon 17 Jun

Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)

Mon 24 Jun

The Inspector General (1949)

102 mins

Mon 1 Jul

The Five Pennies (1959)

117 mins

Mon 8 Jul

Sweethearts (1938)

114 mins

Mon 15 Jul

Raintree County (1957)

160 mins

Mon 22 Jul

The Catered Affair (1956)

94 mins

Mon 29 Jul

Simon and Laura (1955)

87 mins

Mon 5 Aug

Paper Moon (1973)

102 mins

Mon 12 Aug

The Misfits (1961)

125 mins

87 mins

Mon 19 Aug

Mr Denning Drives North (1951)

93 mins

Mon 26 Aug

How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

95 mins

Kingston Arts Centre 979 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin

For more visit kingstonarts.com.au

JOIN US FOR A CUPPA BEFORE THE START OF THE SHOW AT 10.30AM SHARP. SORRY, NO LATECOMERS ADMITTED FOR SAFETY REASONS. PLEASE BE SURE TO ARRIVE ON TIME.

2019 memberships are now closed. 2020 memberships go on sale in November.

Memberships: $25 (per person, per calendar year)

FILM

WE HAVE EIGHT SPACES DEDICATED TO WHEELCHAIR USERS. PLEASE INFORM US OF YOUR NEEDS WHEN APPLYING FOR MEMBERSHIP.

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Local & Community Mr. Bailey’s Minder PRESENTED BY MORDIALLOC THEATRE COMPANY

A funny and deeply moving play by Debra Oswald about friendship, ego, art and the secret longing for a better life.

Friday 21 June – Saturday 6 July Shirley Burke Theatre

INFO & BOOKINGS: mordialloctheatre.com 9587 5141

TICKETS: Prices start from $23

Oliver! PRESENTED BY ASPECT THEATRE COMPANY

Lionel Bart’s award-winning musical adaptation of the classic Dickens’ novel springs to life with some of the most memorable characters and songs to ever to hit the stage. ’As Long as He Needs Me,’ ’Food, Glorious Food,’ and ‘Where is Love,’ – Oliver! is a musical classic. Proudly supported by the City of Kingston.

Friday 19 July – Saturday 27 July Shirley Burke Theatre

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INFO & BOOKINGS: aspecttheatre.org.au

TICKETS: Prices start from $22

The Australian Woodturning Exhibition BY WHITEHORSE WOODTURNERS INC

Daily woodturning demonstrations plus exclusive and unique creations for sale. Proudly supported by the City of Kingston.

Friday 14 June – Sunday 16 June, 10am–4pm (till 5pm on Saturday) The Banquet Room, Kingston City Hall

FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Rachelle Leaver 0416 656 786 contact@awtex.com.au


Events Suburban Sandcastles “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn”

– Alvin Toffler, Futurist

Join Suburban Sandcastles founder Bridget Wood in her monthly film and conversation events that seek to explore more deeply the issues of our time. Monthly film and conversation events offer: • Inspiring, thought-provoking insight into health and wellness, education, leadership and conscious living • Nourishing wholefood meals, drinks, and bar service • Guest speakers and a Q & A panel to help you explore the theme more deeply • Local businesses and artisans with healthy and beautiful products and services

Monthly Shirley Burke Theatre

INFO & BOOKINGS: suburbansandcastles.com TICKETS: Prices start from $24

Eisteddfod by the Bay

FURTHER INFORMATION: For further information on up-coming performance dates and to enrol please visit: eisteddfodbythebay.com.au 0412 161 399

LOCAL & COMMUNITY EVENTS

The City of Kingston and Kingston City Hall is proud to be supporting Eisteddfod with their 2019 program. Eisteddfod by the Bay is a not-for-profit organisation run by a voluntary committee which is dedicated to the performing arts, and enrolments are now open to participate in the 2019 season.

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Kingston Arts is thrilled to present The Flying Saucer Club at Live at City Hall for a very special series of gigs. Saturday 8 June

Friday 21 June

Into The Mystic presents The Music of Van Morrison Sunday 9 June

Mrs Walker’s Unborn Children present The Who’s Tommy – 50th Anniversary Performance

Dancing In The Street presents A Tribute to Motown

Saturday 6 July The Eagles Story celebrate Hotel California

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ALL BOOKINGS VIA THE FLYING SAUCER CLUB


Date/Time: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights Venue: Kingston City Hall, 985 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin

Saturday 13 July The Chain presents The Fleetwood Mac Story

Cost: Ticket prices from $22 BYO: Strictly no BYO Alcohol / Venue Fully Licenced

flyingsaucerclub.com.au

LIVE AT CITY HALL

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Keep an eye on flyingsaucerclub.com.au and our website and social media for further gig announcements.

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TH E TR AVE LLING “Like nohaveothereveractseen” you - Theatre People

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SISTE RS’

‘Toupe’ The comic genius of The Travelling Sisters has to be seen to be believed.

Toupé is a spectacular sketch show brimming with characters you’ll recognise from everyday life – with a surreal twist. From yoga mums to lollipop ladies, from schoolyard nightmares to on-stage costumechange catastrophes, The Travelling Sisters conjure a world where the sublime and the ridiculous collide. Returning from an international tour, catch this singing, dancing comedy masterclass before The Travelling Sisters become world-famous!

Dance the night away..

WITH A VERY SPECIAL , VERY FUNNY GUEST DJ AFTER THE SHOW!

D U R AT I O N : 60 minutes DJ till late VENUE: Kingston City Hall 985 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin WA R N I N G S / SENSITIVITIES: Adult concepts TICKETS: Full $45 Concession/Seniors $35 Groups 4+ $40 B O O K N OW: 9556 4440 kingstonarts.com.au

LIVE AT CITY HALL

Book a table for you and your friends and relax in cabaret-style comfort.

DAT E / T I M E : Friday 16 August, 8pm

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JOIN US IN CELEBRATING KINGSTON’S MIGHTY WURLITZER’S...

90

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You’re invited to join us to celebrate the 90th birthday of our beloved Wurlitzer Theatre Organ with a swinging night of Wurlitzer-infused jazz with Shirazz and City Organist Scott Harrison.

Date/Time: Friday, 5 July, 8pm

Playing the hottest trad jazz this side of New Orleans, Shirazz is one of Melbourne’s most sought-after jazz bands, melding raucous, high-energy trad, laid-back Louisiana street beats and sleazy and salacious blues in their witty and irreverent live show. An exceptional night for Wurlitzer fans and lovers of fine music.

Tickets: Full $35 Concession/Seniors $25 Groups 4+ $30

Duration: 2 hours Venue: Kingston City Hall 985 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin

Book now: 9556 4440 kingstonarts.com.au


“Shirazz are talented, amazing musicians & performers. Extraordinarily entertaining!!”

– ‘Marygrace’, via Facebook

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PRESENTED BY MELBOURNE THEATRE ORGAN Join Melbourne Theatre Organ for an afternoon of fabulous Classic Jazz Standards from The Great American Songbook as popular jazz vocalist Ruby Page performs at Kingston City Hall. MUSIC 42

Ruby will be joined by the remarkable Scott Harrison who will be playing the Wurlitzer unit orchestra and Wurlitzer piano.

DATE/TIME:

Sunday 8 September, 2pm

DURATION:

140 mins (including Interval)

VENUE:

Kingston City Hall 985 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin

TICKETS:

Full $35 Concession/Seniors $30 TOS member $25 Student Under 25 $10 Child Under 16 Free

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OPENING TIMES Kingston City Hall Box Office 985 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin Mon–Fri, 9am–4.30pm Kingston Arts Centre G1 & G2 979 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm Sat, 12pm–5pm Shirley Burke Theatre G3 Artspace 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale Wed–Fri, 9am–5pm Sat, 12pm–5pm

BYO RULES No hot, aromatic or noisy food. No BYO drinks. E-NEWS Subscribe to our e-newsletter by visiting our website kingstonarts.com.au LANGUAGE LINE People of all languages can now contact Kingston’s Language Line:

Kingston Arts Centre, City Hall and Shirley Burke Theatre are proud to be affiliated with the Companion Card. Programs listed in this edition are correct at the time of printing. For further information visit kingstonarts.com.au

The City of Kingston acknowledges the people of the Kulin nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

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SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Our venues are equipped with hearing loops and a limited amount of wheelchair accessible seats. Please specify your requirements when booking to ensure your needs can be accommodated.

Bookings can be made in person at the Box Office on the ground floor of the Kingston City Hall or credit card bookings can be made over the phone or on our website. The Box Office opens 60 minutes prior to show times unless otherwise specified.

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