The Highlands is known for the strength and creativity of its artistic community. Practitioners of all levels, from national icons to enthusiastic amateurs, come to the area for the cool air, natural beauty and lifestyle which combine to provide an inspirational environment in which to create. The region supports a vibrant Arts/Culture ethos that is reflcted in the wealth of events, performances, exhibitions and festivals that occur
through every season, all year. As a dedicated Arts & Culture site for the Southern Highlands, ARTSfie is both a teaser for the spectacular creative offerings of the region, and a calendar of events for various cultural happenings during the year. We trust that you enjoy what you see and look forward to meeting you here in the
November is Southern Highlands ARTS Trail time! Visual artists across the Highlands open their studio doors for visitors to explore their creative habitats and purchase works direct from the maker. Exhibiting artists range from full-time professionals to emerging artists across genres including painting, ceramics, jewellery, woodwork, photography, sculpture and printmaking.
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Journalist, Peter Hartcher – wrote “Treehouse Theatre is how Australia can witness the experiences of the young refugees among us. Australia gives them a new life, and they give back so much in return.”
Young refugees share their life stories through public theatre performance. This group is sponsored by ADFAS ( Australian Decorative Arts Society Bowral, as part of our annual young philanthropy initiative for 2023).
“Why Me” on the 20th of October at 12:00pm or 7pm.
ADFAS Members/Concessions/Students: $25
Frensham Students: $5
Join us at our ImaginArta Puppet Theatre for “The Story of Mr B.” by Shake Shake Theatre
This surprise filled puppet show, set in a giant pop-up book, tells the story of Mr Bumblegrum. As we turn from one page to the next, this grumbling character goes on a colourful, moving journey through the seasons. Nature tries to cheer him up with tenderness and humour; trees play, the sun swirls, mushrooms laugh and snow falls. As spring arrives Mr Bumblegrum realises he wants friendship again.
Can you help blow the stormy clouds away?
Will you be his friend?
Delighting audiences young and old.
Performed with puppets, animated objects and shadow theatre.
Join us at ImaginArta for a very special family experience where master puppeteer and performer Pierre Filliez from Shake Shake Theatre shares the tale of “The King’s Nightingale”.
Built in an old suitcase, the show is inspired by Andersen’s famous tale “The Nightingale of the Emperor of China”, where a nightingale with a marvellous song and a prodigious mechanical bird compete with each other and end up being stopped, to the great displeasure of the sovereign who owns them.
“An exclusive pleasure for those who get involved here. Pierre Filliez has created a very special “fairy tale” atmosphere with his voice, facial expressions and gestures. ”
Duration: 30 minutes
Duration: 30 minutes
The Mother’s Club™ is a one woman show about the rollercoaster ride of being a mum. Set in the late 80’s/early 90’s through to the present day, it explores the journey of dating, falling in love, getting married, falling pregnant and having children over a 25 year period.
It will make you laugh, probably make you cry and definitely have you reminiscing. You’ll walk away not only wanting to see it again but wanting to bring your friends back with you.
It’s PG rated.
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LATEST SUPPER CLUB EVENT AT CENTENNIAL VINEYARDS – SUPPER AND A SHOW
This is a spanking new initiative to present professional productions to the Southern Highlands in arrangement with Dave Letch and his award winning Highlands based company, duende productions.
A major new Australian play written by David Cole & Directed by Dave Letch.
The world premiere season continues it’s sold out success in this ONE NIGHT ONLY event.
Hilarious, thought provoking and never less than highly entertaining. Two former hippies find their worlds collide in a most unexpected encounter!
Starring Pauline Mullen & Martin Sanders.
AUDIENCES STAND AND APPLAUD: “This is one not to be missed!”. “We laughed (a lot), we cried, we loved it!”.
$95 per person
Includes – drink on arrival followed by supper and show.
“Australia’s Best Live Singing Drag Queen,” as seen on Australia’s Got Talent and featured on local radio throughout the country, has finally arrived in the Southern Highlands.
You are invited to experience an interactive and truly unforgettable dinner cabaret and circus show, that will bring the magic of winter. Expect snow, glitter, glamour jaw-dropping circus acts, impressive dance moves and powerhouse live vocals.
Dressed To Chill is an interactive three-course dinner and cabaret show produced by and starring Australia’s award-winning and popular Singing Drag Queen for Weddings and Special Events, Kara Zmatiq (pronounced charismatic) alongside exciting circus artists and dancers who have joined this show from right here in the Southern Highlands.
“I have seen many acts like this before, but not very many can sing like Kara Zmatiq” – Kelly Osbourne (Australia’s Got Talent)
“Kara Zmatiq has a great voice and is a wonderful communicator of song” – Ian Dickson (Dicko, Australian Idol)
“Australia has fallen in love with Kara Zmatiq” – Dave Hughes (Hughesy We Have A Problem)
Guests are encouraged to dress in their Winter Best for this special one-night-only event. Be prepared to be invited to be part of the show, as well as dance the night away with your friends and family, in what will be one of the best nights the Southern Highlands has ever experienced. Hurry as limited tickets are available for this one-night-only event.
Your Ticket includes:
3 Course Dinner
Complimentary drink on arrival
Interactive cabaret and circus show
Photographic Meet & Greet with Kara Zmatiq
DJ & Dancing at the end of the show
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ImaginArta presents a professional puppet show every Sunday at 11 am. Suitable for the whole family with special discounts for groups of 4 or more. In March you will see the beautiful “Nell’s Wings” by the Sydney Puppet Theatre. With the theme of finding freedom in your imagination, this show has won awards at International Puppet Festivals in Serbia and Thailand.
Tickets: Adults $15, Children 2 and over $11, groups of 4 or more just $10.50 each.
Contact: Sue Wallace 0438 218 217
Concert Pianist – Andrea LamJ.S. Bach – French Suite No. 5 in G B WV816Vivian Fung – GlimpsesChopin – Ballade No. 1 in G Minor Op 23.
Interval – Enjoy complimentary refreshments
Shubert – Sonata on A,D. 959Since her concerto debut at the age of 13 with the Sydney Symphony orchestra, Andrea Lam has performed with every major Australian Orchestra and gone onto earn international acclaim as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. Usually based in New York, Andrea is back in Australia and has prepared a stunning program of Virtuosic treats.
Admission $55 Full, $45 Concession, Under 18 $10
Tickets may also be purchased through the Southern Highlands Welcome Centre in Mittagong. Phone 02 4871 2888
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