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NED KELLY COMES TO FRANKSTON By Andrea Louise Thomas

Kelly is a captivating new play by young Queensland playwright Mathew Ryan. Weaving fact with legend and exploring themes of brotherhood, mateship and masculinity, this mesmerizing performance covers the last 24 hours of Ned Kelly’s life.

Matilda Award winning Steven Rooke as Ned Kelly. The priest who visits to administer last rites turns out to be Dan Kelly who wants to ask one last thing of his brother, but Ned does not wish to comply. The Kelly brothers were said never to see eye to eye.

A raked stage without walls and nothing but a cage for a jail, the play’s action lies in its dynamic dialogue, eerie soundscape and the phenomenal acting skills of three young Brisbane actors led by

Experience this gripping tale first hand at Frankston Arts Centre on Saturday 16 May at 8 pm. Bookings 9784 1060 or thefac.com.au

ART INVIGORATES FLINDERS By Andrea Louise Thomas

Every Queen’s Birthday weekend the annual Flinders Art Show celebrates art. Exhibiting the finest in drawing, painting and printmaking, this show is a feast for the eyes. It attracts the best exhibiting artists by offering a wide variety of prizes, while at the same time including emerging artists thereby maintaining its ethos of open entry. Over 350 entries are judged by top

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professionals in the Melbourne art world, giving patrons a chance to purchase award-winning art at affordable prices. Run entirely by volunteer art committee members with the generous assistance of local businesses and community organizations, all parties work diligently to promote art and artists while raising much need funds for Peninsula charities. Over the past six years alone, more than $160,000

has been donated to local charities. Ever charming MC Neil Mitchell kicks off the proceedings on opening night, Friday 5 June from 7-10pm. Tickets available at the door for $30 including canapés, wine, beer and door prize. Show continues Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm and Monday from 10am to 2pm. See flindersartshow.com.au

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