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LIVE MUSIC • THEATRE • DINING OUT • EATING IN • GIVEAWAYS • MOVIES • GAMES • PUZZLES • TV GUIDE ISSUE 65 16.12.11

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COVER STORY

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Nathan Taylor chats with 2011 X Factor winner Reece Mastin about becoming an instant star, being the busiest teenager in Australia and his recently released debut album…

THE 17-YEAR-OLD WITH TALENT TO BURN

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his is the face of a kid who’s going to have one very happy Christmas. At just 17-years-old, 2011 ‘X Factor’ winner Reece Mastin is currently the Australian music industry’s hottest property and also probably the busiest. In just a little over three weeks, the Adelaide teenager won Australia’s highest rating singing contest, signed a contract with Sony Music, released a number one single, filmed his first music clip, strolled the red carpet at the ARIAs, recorded his debut album and celebrated his 17th birthday. “It’s been a full-on three weeks and I haven’t really had a breather yet,” Reece told FYI. “But in saying that it’s been so fun and I can’t remember a time when I haven’t had a smile on my face.” Reece said the release of his debut album, which features 11 studio versions of his best tracks performed on the show, has been a long time in the making. “I’ve been waiting a long time to put this album out, since basically the start of the show, so it’s great it’s finally out there for people to buy,” he said. Just like after any television singing contest it’s important for the winner to release an album as soon as possible in order to capitalise on the popularity the show has given them. Reece’s album took just three days to record in what he describes as an extremely gruelling process. “We had to get the album done in three days in order for it to come out early before my upcoming tour started,” Reece said. “Most of the songs I sung on the show were high-energy rock songs, which meant I had to belt out every

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song. I was definitely straining and putting a lot of pressure on my voice but I pulled through and the songs I recorded sound great.” One of the tracks on the album is Reece’s debut single ‘Good Night’, which rocketed to number one on the Aussie charts just hours after he was crowned winner. ‘Good Night’ was so popular fans were purchasing the song every 2.7 seconds, turning the hot pop/ rock track into a Gold record (35 000 units sold) in just two days of release. What was even more amazing was his ‘X Factor’ mentor Guy Sebastian had the number two song on the charts at the same time with ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’. Reece said he wouldn’t have gotten so far in the contest if it wasn’t for his mentor, Guy. “Guy (Sebastian) is amazing and I owe most of my time on the show to him,” he said. “He helped me with a lot of things and made me a better musician tenfold.” Reece had plenty of highlights throughout his ‘X Factor’ journey including weekly standing ovations, utter praise from judges Ronan Keating, Natalie Bassingthwaighte and former Spice Girl Mel B and even had the opportunity to perform a duet on finale night with none other than Australia’s highest selling artist Kylie Minogue. “Kylie (Minogue) was amazing and it was an honour to get to sing with her,” Reece said. “I was very nervous when we first met but she made it very comfortable because she was such a nice person.” Born in the UK, Reece and his family relocated to South Australia nearly seven years ago with the aim of seeking better opportunities and living a more comfortable lifestyle. Whilst he

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The reason we came out to audition for the show in Adelaide was for a bit of a laugh

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admits he wasn’t the best student in the classroom, Reece did indeed have an interest in music which was ignited even further by his school music teacher Mr Elsey. “Mr Elsey is a great man and he just taught me so much about music,” Reece said. “Mr Elsey didn’t just teach me about the theory behind music but some of the great things that have come from it as well. He really sparked up a bigger passion in music than I’d ever had before.” Unfortunately for Reece and his beloved teacher they’ll be without each other next year as Reece plans to finish the final year of his education on the road. Reece said the decision to leave school and study out of a tour van wasn’t a hard one to make. “It wasn’t really that hard because if I had gone back to school it wouldn’t have been very easy to learn because I would’ve been hounded all the time,” he said. Reece won’t only be leaving behind his teacher but also his friends, and if it wasn’t for them convincing him to attend ‘The X Factor’ auditions to get the day off school, he may not be where he is today.

“The reason we came out to audition for the show in Adelaide was for a bit of a laugh and because a few of the boys wanted a day off school,” Reece said. “My friends now keep telling me the reason I won was because they told me to go down to the auditions.” Next year is set to be a big and busy year for the teenager as he prepares to go on a national tour, head back home to crack the big UK music market and write and release his own album of originals. “I’ve been writing my own music since I was 12 and I’ve got a lot of originals ready to go for my next album,” Reece said. Reece said it didn’t bother him that 2010 ‘X Factor’ winner Altiyan Childs still hasn’t released his own album of original material more than a year after winning the Channel Seven series.

Reece had locals screaming last week during a visit to Westfield Penrith. Thousands turned out to greet the singing sensation, who performed and signed copies of his album. People of all ages turned out to the event.


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Seattle Sound set to rock the Penrith RSL this weekend

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ne of the Sydney’s hottest and most experienced live bands, Seattle Sound, are back to send off the year in a huge way when they rock out the Penrith RSL tonight, December 16. Beginning in 1996, Sydney’s number one cover band formed at the height of the grunge music era. Bands like Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam were taking the world by storm, selling millions of albums across the globe and creating anthems for a generation. Interestingly, these bands all came out of one place – Seattle, Washington, USA. Back in the early days of Seattle Sound their playlists were flooded with the popular hits of those Seattle-based bands. Over time they’ve had to update, adapt and develop with people’s changing tastes in music. “We originally started doing Seattle sound music but now it’s not really like that,” lead singer, John Perry said. “It started off with Pearl Jam and when Nirvana broke big 15 years ago, but from then on it’s evolved into a lot of other things. We’ve changed a lot in 16 years and some of those songs and artists we did before just don’t really work now.”

John said over the years the band have had to update their playlists largely due to the rather youthful crowds they play to at some of Sydney’s most popular nightspots. “If we were to go to a popular venue these days and play ‘Spoonman’ by Soundgarden or ‘Even Flow’ by Pearl Jam, it’s basically blank faces,” he said. “A lot of this Seattle area music we started doing 16 years ago and some of these 20-yearold’s in the crowd would’ve been five at the time when these bands were big. “So now in a two-hour show we’ll do two sets that include music by the Goo Goo Dolls, Matchbox 20, U2, Green Day, Kings Of Leon, Foo Fighters and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.” Seattle Sound has performed at a countless number of venues in the Sydney area over the years but a local stage here in Penrith is among the band’s favourites. “Every time we play at the Penrith RSL we have an awesome time and I’m not just saying that,” John said. “We have a really good time at the RSL because at the Showroom we play in there’s nothing else in that room except for the band. “We go to other venues and the management will turn around and say to us ‘that’s a great crowd tonight’ but you can still get a lot of people at the venue that don’t really care about the band. However, the RSL gives you a really good gauge on how strong the band really is.” Seattle Sound return to one of their mostloved venues on Friday, December 16 at 8pm.

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AROUND THE TRAPS

LOOKING FOR A GREAT LOCAL GIG?

Lawrence Baker Venue: Penrith RSL Free entry, 9pm 4728 5200

Friday December 16 Funked Up Friday Venue: Peachtree Free entry, From 9pm 4731 3444

THE CRUISERS 9pm - Friday December 16 - St Marys Leagues - Free Entry - Bookings: 9677 7777

Live Band Venue: Penrith Panthers Free entry, 6pm 1800 061 991 Soundproofed Venue: Penrith Hotel Free entry, 10pm 4721 2060 Australian Played Venue: St Marys Band Club Free entry, 8pm 9623 1211 After Dark Venue: St Marys Band Club Free entry, 9pm 9623 1211

PENRITH VALLEY R i v e r

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Friday 16th December • Seniors Christmas Lunch Panthers, Mulgoa Road, Penrith • Mamre’s Twilight Christmas Markets Mamre House, 181 Mamre Road, Orchard Hills • Kings of Croon & Swing Luncheon Show Panthers, Mulgoa Road, Penrith. • Christmas In The Community Outdoor Movie Autumnleaf Neighbourhood Centre, Autumnleaf Pde & Timesweep Dr, St Clair • Seattle Sound Penrith RSL, 8 Tindale Street, Penrith Saturday 17th December • Christmas Activities and Santa Coachmans Park, Queen St, St Marys • Kids Summer Festival Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest 86 River Road ,Emu Plains

Penrith Valley Visitor Information Centre Open 7 days between 9am-4.30pm

Greg Poppleton’s Bakelite Dance Band Venue: Penrith RSL Free entry, 2pm 4728 5200

Seattle Sound Venue: Penrith RSL $10, 8pm 4728 5200

Kings Of Croon & Swing Venue: Penrith Panthers $35, 12pm 1800 061 991

If you were born in the 1940s you would have been part of the cultural change that swept through the world in the 50s. Andy & The Cruisers recreate those exciting sounds of the 50s and 60s when music changed teenagers forever and delighted audiences of all ages throughout the world. Whether you get on the dance floor and kick up your blue suede shoes, or just sit back and sing along, it will be a night you’ll never forget!

Free entry, 8pm 9623 1211

Saturday December 17

Peachy Venue: Penrith RSL Free entry, 9pm 4728 5200

Sounds like Saturday Venue: Peachtree Free entry, From 9pm 4731 3444

Divas Christmas Dinner Show Venue: Penrith Panthers $65 members, $70 visitors, 6.30pm 1800 061 991

Ian Blakeney Venue: Blacktown Workers Free entry, 9pm 9830 0673

Countdown Explosion Venue: Rooty Hill RSL Free entry, 8.30pm 9625 5500

Christmas on Broadway with Stephen Fisher King Venue: Blacktown Workers $7.50 members, $10.50 visitors, 8pm 9830 0673

Reach Out – A Journey Through Motown Venue: Rooty Hill RSL $26 members, $31 visitors, 8pm 9625 5500

Freshmix Venue: St Marys Leagues Free entry, 9pm 9677 7777

Andy & The Cruisers Venue: St Marys Leagues Free entry, 9pm 9677 7777

Dean’s Karaoke/DJ Venue: Penrith Hotel Free entry, 9pm 4721 2060

Backlash Venue: Penrith Gaels Free entry, 8pm 4722 8180

Darren Johnston Venue: Fitzroy Hotel Free entry, 1pm 4577 3396 Live Country Band Venue: Penrith RSL Free entry, 2pm 4728 5200

Time Machine Venue: Penrith Gales Free entry, 8pm 4722 8180

Stellar Venue: Rooty Hill RSL Free entry, 8pm 9625 5500

Sunday December 18

At The Hop Venue: St Marys Band Club

Live Band Venue: Penrith Panthers Free entry, 1pm 1800 061 991

WHAT’S ON GUIDE 16th December - 29th December 2011

• Diva’s Christmas Dinner Show Panthers, Mulgoa Road, Penrith • Wizard of OZ Penrith RSL, 8 Tindale Street, Penrith • Kid’s Summer Festival The Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, 86 River Rd, Emu Plains. Sunday 18th December • Sunday Siestas Tench Reserve,Tench Avenue, Penrith Saturday 19th December • ABBA’s Back Penrith RSL, 8 Tindale Street, Penrith Saturday 24th December • Christmas Activities and Santa Coachmans Park, Queen St, St Marys

LOCAL EXHIBITIONS AND DISPLAYS Penrith City Library, High Street, Penrith. Until 3rd January • Harry Potter Display by Matthew Atkins The Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, 86 River Rd, Emu Plains Until 18th December • Sizzle 2011 - An inclusive arts festival Until 29th January • Case Study: Gemma Smith considers the work of Margo Lewers • More Than All The Little Pearly Shells • Harbour Journal

Friday 23rd - Sunday 24th December • 2011 Tie Break Shoot Out Penrith’s Woodriff Gardens Tennis Complex, Mulgoa Road, Penrith. For further information on the above events please visit www.penrithvalley.com.au or visit Penrith Valley Visitor Information Centre

Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, 597 High Street, Penrith Until 27th January • Thursdays – a photographic portrait exhibition THEATRE AND PERFORMANCES Major Oak Theatre Restaurant, corner Queen and Belar Streets, St Marys • Cruise Themed Comedy Theatre Restaurant ‘On Land’ Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, 597 High Street, Penrith Saturday 17th December • Mozart at Twilight Concert 6

Please contact the Penrith Valley Visitor Information Centre for information on School Holidays Activities

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OUT & ABOUT

LOOKING FOR A GIG OUT OF TOWN? Friday December 16

BONDI SOUNDS 12pm - Saturday December 17 - Cream Tangerine - $66 - www.fakeclub.com.au

The Beatnix Venue: Lizotte’s Restaurant $46 - $104 (Dinner & Show), 8pm 9984 9933 Aussie Foo Fighters Show Venue: Engadine Tavern Free, 9.30pm 9520 8882 Hit Machine Venue: Scruffy Murphy’s Free, 10pm 9211 2002 Jackmanfriday Venue: Gaelic Theatre $13.30, 8pm 1300 438 849 Matt Vaughan Venue: The Rocks Market Free, 6pm 9240 8717 Mish Venue: The Valve $10, 7.30pm 9559 6300

This weekend sees the second installment of ‘Bondi Sounds’. Last year the summer party wowed crowds with its stellar lineup and energised atmosphere. Bondi Sounds 2011 has sought to be bigger and better than ever, delivering international heavy-hitters ‘Kissy Sell-Out’ and ‘Round Table Knights’. The party will also boast local acts revered for their skill behind the decks, including multi-award award winning DJ, AJAX.

Steve Flack’s Guitar Heroes Venue: Empire Hotel $20, 8pm 9557 1701 Button Down Disco Venue: Candy’s Apartment $10 - $15, 8pm 9380 5600 The Foundry Venue: Imperial Hotel $10, 10pm

9519 9899 Saturday December 17

Kobra Kai Venue: Gaelic Theatre 8pm, 1300 762 545

Bondi Sounds Venue: Cream Tangerine $66, 12pm www.fakeclub.com.au

Robin Lee Sinclair band Venue: Marrickville Bowling and Recreation Club Free, 5pm, 9557 1185

Armchair Travellers Venue: Coogee Bay Hotel Free, 10pm 9665 0000 Bondi Cigars Venue: Lizotte’s Restaurant $28 - $70 (Dinner & Show), 8pm 9984 9933 Californication – Red Hot Chilli Peppers Show Venue: Macarthur Tavern Free, 9pm 4626 3888 The Church Venue: Enmore Theatre 8pm 132 849

Sunday December 18 Cell Block 69 Venue: Oxford Art Factory $15, 8pm 1300 438 849 Drive Venue: Bridge Hotel 3.30pm, $10 9810 1260 Fox Venue: Tone $10, 8pm www.tone.net.au Sydney Blues Society Venue: Botany View Hotel Free, 7pm, 9519 4501

Bondi Sounds After-Party Venue: Fake Club 9.30pm www.fakeclub.com.au

Revel Venue: The Three Wise Monkeys Free, 10pm 9285 5855

Flap! Venue: Marrickville Camelot 8pm 9550 3777

Rob Henry Venue: The Observer Hotel Free, 6pm 9252 4169

Mark Da Costa Venue: Marlborough Hotel Free, 10.30pm 9519 1222

Mojo Juju Venue: The Vanguard 8pm 9550 3666

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We take a look at some of the best music heading into Christmas

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ast week FYI brought you a list of the best Christmas movies we all love to watch at this time of year. So this week we’re bringing you the best Christmas music CDs to play whilst either decorating the tree, wrapping up your Christmas presents or hosting your Christmas Day function. Here is a list of some new and classic Christmas CDs that everyone should have in their collection: •

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Michael Buble – ‘Christmas’: The classic charm we all know and love from Buble is presented at its best with this 15-track album. Justin Bieber – ‘Under The Mistletoe’: This album features some amazing

duets including Usher, Busta Rhymes and the ever-popular Mariah Carey. Boney M – ‘Feliz Navidad’: This is the first time ever that all of Boney M’s Christmas hits are all featured on the one CD. Mariah Carey – ‘Merry Christmas’: This classic CD may be almost 20-years-old but is still flying off shelves just like it did back in 1994. Tony Bennett – ‘The Classic Christmas Album’: This legendary crooner delivers a sensational rendition of some of the world’s most loved Christmas carols. So Fresh – ‘Songs For Christmas 2011’: A double album featuring 42 of the freshest Christmas tracks from modern day artists like Stan Walker to legends like Bing Crosby.


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Merry Christmas had a happy,healthy & safe 2012

To all our Sponsors, Owners, Trainers Drivers & Patrons

Santa Arrives at the paceway’s Christmas race night Live entertainment, a jumping castle & giveaways for the kids, Fun for the whole family

Thursday 15th Dec FREE ENTRY

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Live Entertainment

Still on every Wednesday over the Christmas Break From 8.30am-1.30pm We have between 250 - 300 stalls every week. Selling a variety of products, ranging from Plants, Fruit & Veg, Clothing, Lingerie, Tools, Craft Supplies, Auto Supplies, Pets, Bric a Brac. etc. Also available Dining Room & Kiosk meals

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INSTRUCTIONS

(Makes 40) 395g can sweetened condensed milk 400g premium dark chocolate, broken into pieces 1 cup (40g) mini marshmallows 1 cup (200g) red glace cherries baking cocoa, for dusting

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Grease a 28cm x 18cm lamington pan. Line base and two long sides with baking paper, extending paper 2cm above edges of pan. Combine sweetened condensed milk and premium dark chocolate in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir for 5 minutes or until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat. Stir in marshmallows and cherries. Spoon mixture into prepared pan. To spread evenly, top fudge with a sheet of baking paper and smooth surface over with hands. Refrigerate for 2 hours, until set. Cut fudge into bite size squares and store in an airtight container in refrigerator. Dust with baking cocoa prior to serving.

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Dinner at the Paceway takes place at 6pm Wednesdays through to Saturdays and offers even more great and mouth-watering meals. For something different, why not wine and dine on the terrace under the sails overlooking the racetrack. Don’t forget to visit the Club Paceway website for an extensive overview of what the Paceway has to offer. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to see they offer everything from the comfort of a registered club to the excitement of harness racing every Thursday night. Make sure you visit the Paceway on the first Saturday night of each month because you could win over $2000 in prizes with the Paceway raffle! The Paceway also offers a function centre that makes an ideal venue for special occasions like weddings, parties, seminars and business lunches.

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Friday 16th of Dec Red Hot Numbers 8.30pm until late

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Tuesday nights


STELLAR SEASON

Q Theatre reveals a strong line-up of works for 2012 season

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his year was an amazing year for first run and high-class productions at Penrith’s Q Theatre. And 2012 is already set to be a knockout season with 10 fantastic productions promising audiences a bit of everything from vibrant comedies to powerful drama, from inspirational music to high romance, from nail-biting circus to opera to die for! Featuring a host of great performers including Annie Byron, Henri Szeps and Kristy Best, and productions from touring companies including Bell Shakespeare and Circus Oz, as well as three premiere productions from the Q Theatre Company, 2012 is set to be one of their best ever seasons. The season kicks off in March, when one of

THEATRE Australia’s favourite actors, Henri Szeps, takes to the stage in his one-man show, the touching and hilarious ‘Wish I’d Said That’. Henri takes his audience on a comic journey to prove that the world may be a stage but not everyone is a star. In May, acclaimed performer Darren Coggan returns to the Q with ‘War Stories: A Salute In Story And Song To The ANZAC Spirit’. Inspired by his own family history, Darren connects us to an iconic part of our heritage in this moving and magical piece of theatre. Also in May, ‘Truck Stop’, the new Australian play by award-winning playwright Lachlan Philpott (‘Silent Disco’) will have its world premiere at the Q Theatre. Commissioned by the Q Theatre Company and developed in Penrith, this important, funny and confronting work, shines the headlights on sex, gender, raunch culture and growing up in the ‘burbs’. In August, Bell Shakespeare brings an exhilarating new production called ‘Moliere’s School For Wives’ to town. September see’s a new play by Don Reid called ‘Biddies’, which casts a loving and mischievous eye over the female species. The hilarious Wharf Revue team are back again in October to take another swipe at our politicians and popular culture. In November, the Q Theatre Company and CarriageWorks present the Australian premiere production of ‘Full Gallop: The Vreeland Project’, based on legendary Vogue Editor, Diana Vreeland. Vreeland reigned as Empress of Fashion for over 50 years and was one of the most influential women of the 20th century. She was adored, loathed, feared and outrageously original. ‘Full Gallop’ is a run amok comedy about a

remarkable woman. The 2012 Q Theatre Subscription Season is on sale now with special discount offers for

subscribers who book before December 31. To book or for more information call 4723 7600 or visit www.qtheatre.com.au.

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6.00 Sunrise 9.00 The Morning Show 11.30 News 12.00 All I Want For Christmas 2.00 Dr Oz 3.00 Find My Family 3.30 Toybox 4.00 It’s Academic 4.30 News 5.30 Deal Or No Deal 6.00 News 6.30 Today Tonight 7.00 Megastructures 8.10 Highway Patrol 8.40 Criminal Minds 9.40 Air Crash Investigation 10.40 Royal Pains 11.35 Keeping Up With The Kardashians 12.00 Auction Squad 1.00 Home Shopping

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HARRY POTTER FANS GO WILD

FYI gets the lowdown from Global Experience Specialists’ Chief Creative Officer, Eddie Newquist, on why families should visit ‘Harry Potter: The Exhibition’ these school holidays…

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he ‘Harry Potter’ franchise is one of the biggest money makers in entertainment history, spanning film, DVD, video games, consumer products and books. And now thanks to the newly opened ‘Harry Potter: The Exhibition’ at the Powerhouse Museum, fans have the chance to look inside the famous wizard’s magical world and get the opportunity to experience the amazing craftsmanship of hundreds of authentic costumes and props from the ‘Harry Potter’ films. Hundreds of artefacts will be displayed in impressive settings inspired by the film sets, including the Great Hall, Hagrid’s hut and the Gryffindor common room. Fans will encounter iconic props and costumes including Harry’s original wand and glasses, costumes from Hogwarts Yule Ball, props from the most dramatic Quidditch matches, a study model of Dobby the house-elf and much more. ‘Harry Potter: The Exhibition’ is currently on show at Sydney’s Powerhouse

Museum until March 18, 2012. For more information and to book tickets visit www.powerhousemuseum. com. Why should Harry Potter fans visit this Exhibition? ‘Harry Potter: The Exhibition’ is the ultimate celebration of the ‘Harry Potter’ film series. It’s an absolutely amazing experience because we have props, artefacts and costumes from the entire film series. When the film fans come in it’s a whole other story, they get to really understand and appreciate some of the things that go by so fast in the film, so it’s really an opportunity to appreciate the artistry and craftsmanship that go into making a film series like this. What can people see at the Exhibition? We have over 200 original props, costumes and dressings from the

film series – from the very first film ‘Philosopher’s Stone’ to the very last film ‘The Deathly Hallows Part II’. We have Harry’s glasses, his wand, his invitation to Hogwarts, those are really cool and I think everybody wants to see those. We also allow you to see some brand new things from ‘The Deathly Hallows Part II’ like Helga Hufflepuff’s cup, we’ve got the sword of Gryffindor for the very first time in the Exhibition (which was a major prop used in the last film) and we’ve also got the invisibility cloak that Harry uses throughout the entire film series. What interactive things can fans do at the Exhibition? The Exhibition has a lot of pretty cool interactive things. We allow you to play Quidditch, sit in Hagrid’s chair and go into his hut and explore some of the things that he’s doing in there. We also allow you to pull your own Mandrake in the Herbology vignette, so there are lots of fun things for kids and families to do.

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