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Monday, March 1, 2021

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Gallery to mark International Women’s Day

Blackstone Gallery will celebrate International Women’s Day by exhibiting some of the city’s most talented female artists. ‘MISTRESS 2’ is showcasing the works of 11 artists and practitioners from across the Hunter. Gallery co-owner...

WIN! Young Frankenstein musical double passes

Opera Hunter’s first production for 2021 – Young Frankenstein – is a new musical by Mel Brooks based on the comedy movie from 1974. This version of the show (revised) opened in...

Checkmate: actor thrilled to star in upcoming musical

For David Harris, coming home to the Hunter has meant returning to a “Utopia”. “It’s a world apart here,” he told Newcastle Weekly. “I tell my friends and family this really is another world...

Musical’s fresh take on a freaky classic

Freaky, funny and fresh – it’s a combination that hopes to thrill Hunter audiences next month. Young Frankenstein, a new musical by Mel Brooks based on the classic comedy movie from 1974, will...

Look Who’s Talking returns to Maitland libraries

Insightful, unique, modern and renowned voices will again be heard as Maitland Libraries’ Look Who’s Talking program returns for a massive year of illuminating new perspectives, challenging perceptions, and getting to the...

GALLERY: Newcastle’s Christ Church Camerata back on stage

Following the cancellation of last year’s entire season due to COVID-19, Newcastle’s Christ Church Camerata is back at last. The 2021 concert series opens with Mozart’s ever-popular Eine Kleine Nachtmusik at the Christ...

Book talk: Three historical fiction reads

This week, Michael Popple checks out three amazing and thought-provoking historical fiction reads.

Now showing: Another Round (M)

Luke McWilliams gives his review of the 2020 Danish comedy drama, Another Round, starring Mads Mikkelsen and Thomas Bo Larsen.

WIN: Girls Can’t Surf double passes

It’s the 1980s and the world of professional surfing is a circus of fluoro colours, peroxide hair and radical male egos. Girls Can’t Surf follows the journey of a band of renegade...

Have a howling good time at Space Funk

An exciting night of performances, music and art will entertain locals and visitors alike in Maitland this month. Space Funk! Disco Dystopia is set to liven up Coffin Lane, Central Maitland, on Saturday...

Goats, wine and humour: Hunter Valley farmer pens second book

His resume includes roles ranging from bus driver, negotiator, cookbook collector, and sperm donor to author and farmer, so what is next for Hunter Valley resident Todd Alexander? In his latest book entitled...

Production turns concept on its head

It's a play that is flipping the narrative. Do Your Parents Know You’re Straight (DYPKYS) explores the queer experience by creating a world where heterosexuality is not "normal". Written and directed by award-winning, non-binary...

Long Story Short: a tale of living life in the moment

Actress Zahra Newman believes Australians have a tendency for “looking outside of ourselves for inspiration” but hopes the nation’s film and television industry continues to thrive.“We have an amazing landscape to film...

Bands to bring tunes to The Green

The future for Alder Park Sports Club is an open book.  Despite being hit hard by the pandemic, the New Lambton-based club’s staff and board have made some exciting changes in a bid...

Lachlan Edwards strums along on musical journey

With the Hunter Region being home to the musical prowess of Silverchair, The Screaming Jets and Tiffani Wood, a rising star has set his sights on joining the elite group of...

Artists fill a VOID at Newcastle Art Gallery

The Newcastle Art Gallery (NAG) will present a touring exhibition of work, from this weekend, by contemporary Aboriginal artistic practitioners articulating the unknown as space, time and landscape. VOID officially opens on Saturday...

WIN! Taylor’s Run double passes

For the New Annual festival, Curious Legends will transform City of Newcastle’s Summerhill Waste Management Centre into a grand concert hall, where magic happens. Taylor’s Run will be performed across two weekends...

Festival to launch city onto national stage

Novocastrians already know what makes their city a great place. So, hosting an annual arts festival is about letting the rest of the country in on the secret. Speaking in the lead-up to the...

New book series to take young readers on an adventure

A new book series is set to inspire young readers with a story about friendship that’s full of adventure.   Pepper Creek Ponies, written by Newcastle-based author Jess Black, follows the lives of...

Puppets take the lead in colourful show

Looks of wonder, excitement, and fascination. That’s how people will react to Curious Legends’ latest show, Taylor’s Run. A highlighted performance during the city’s inaugural New Annual festival, the production follows Taylor, a young...

Singleton library welcomes best-selling author Peter FitzSimons

Best-selling author, former rugby Test player and popular media commentator Peter FitzSimons will present a free talk at Singleton Library on his latest book, Breaker Morant, later this month, signifying the return of face-to-face...