Think you don’t know a thing about West Side Story? How about the Jets and the Sharks? Making its Broadway debut in 1957, the musical about young love against the odds if for no other reason is known for its teenage gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. The Warrnambool Holiday Actors will staging the play at The Lighthouse this month and we wanted to know more.
It is 29 degrees, the city is swarming with motorbikes, and a young family of three whizzes past with a fully-sized dead pig balanced on the back. A common scene in Hanoi, Vietnam, but something Brett Danielsen wasn’t prepared to witness as he entered the country. “I just thought, ‘Holy shit, where are we?’
Choosing a winner for anything is hard, and that process isn’t made any easier when it comes to short films created by VCE students. What one film may luck in technique, it may more than make up for in the story line. Though regardless of how hard choosing a winner is, two were picked from this year’s films screened at the Odyssey Film Festival.
There aren’t many people who can say that they’re an artist, and be talking about both visual art and musical art. Geelong grown David Bowers has been creating in both areas for over 20 years, beginning with his art/surf label, Umgawa, which he founded in 1992.
The Apollo Bay Annual Summer Art Show is all about showcasing the work of local and regional artists. Established and successfully managed for 33 years by the Apollo Bay & District Historical Society, the 34th Art Show was hosted, for the first time, by Apollo Bay Arts Inc. Few changes have been made to the successful format of the show apart from a greater emphasis on encouraging entries from local artists.
A new fashion exhibition opening at the Gold Museum Ballarat, will showcase the fashions of one of Ballarat’s most prominent figures during the mid-20th century, Jessica Simon (née Stone). Fashion director, clothing designer, retailer, philanthropist, world traveller and local style icon, Jessica Simon was a key figure in Ballarat’s fashion history.
Barwon Park Mansion presents Love, Desire and Riches – The Fashion of Weddings. A collection of over 50 famous and rarely seen wedding gowns and accessories sourced from around the world. Romance is never without drama and costumes from great moments in literature and film will be placed along side real life love stories of the women and men of Melbourne.
Mad As Us / Geelong Production Company is proud to present Abigail’s Party – a wickedly black comedy that has gained a cult status in the theatre world since its debut in 1977. Come see what all the fuss is about and join the party in Beverley and Laurence’s London ‘70s lounge room- a night you won’t forget. Starring Libby Tanner, Brad Beales, Lauren O’Callaghan, Clare Springett and Scott Middleton.
‘The Don’ finally plays Geelong! An exhibition experience like no other, this amazing cricketing feast features over 50 selected original works by renowned artist Brian Clinton. The exhibition will include rare Bradman objects, memorabilia and images – some never before seen on public display – and artifacts from Geelong’s cricket tradition.