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The Crow Family - Performed by the Pidd-Davey Family

The Crow Family - Performed by the Pidd-Davey Family

July 27, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
West Gippsland Arts Centre

Nobody saw this happen so it may or may not be true.

A woman lives in the middle of a city, next to a tree that smells of lemons.  In this tree lives a family of crows, but their home is threatened by developers looking to build inner city apartments where factories and shops used to be.  One day, the child of the crows falls from the nest.  As night falls, the neighbourhood cats move in for the kill.  The woman intervenes and her encounter with the crows and their child transforms her life and ultimately transforms her.

Told by real life family, Maude Davey, David Pidd and their children, Alice (17) and Leo (10) in the tradition of travelling show biz troupes of old, The Crow Family shares this urban parable alongside songs, confessions, tales of famous and infamous families, Alice and Leo’s rule for being a good parent, and servings of cake.  It’s about urban scavengers and what we can learn from them, about children growing up and leaving home, about taking care of the world we share with birds and beasts.  The Crow Family is an insight into the delicate and difficult business of being a family.

Venue: Neerim Junction Hall, 2957 Main Neerim Road, Neerim Junction

Mystery in the Air - starring Michael Veitch and Simon Oats

Mystery in the Air - starring Michael Veitch and Simon Oats

September 14, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
West Gippsland Arts Centre

Comedy legend Michael Veitch with Simon Oats revive the golden era of 1940’s radio drama – 50 voices + 100 sound effects = 2 very busy actors!

Take a couple of hilariously antiquated radio plays, add two somewhat over-stressed actors and you're ON THE AIR with 'Mystery in the Air!'  This is the show that transports audiences back to the style, the fashion and - let's face it - the sheer political incorrectness of the 1940s.  Of course, back in those days, such luxuries as a proper cast and a sound effects department were the norm, but in these economically stringent times, it's all down to just our boys - costumes, sound effects, scene changes, music, voices - they'll do the lot.  It's a big ask, and occasionally they might even succeed.  The results, say audiences, are hilarious!

Venue: Yarragon Public Hall, 7 Campbell Street, Yarragon

Flinders Quartet

Flinders Quartet

October 07, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Wesley of Warragul

Flinders Quartet (FQ) is instantly recognisable as one of Australia's most loved chamber music ensembles.

FQ continues its second decade with acknowledged musical skill and maturity.  Their dynamic and stirring performances of a full spectrum of repertoire have audiences and critics articulating their esteem, and the quartet is now a highly respected force in Australian chamber music.  FQ regularly commissions and premieres works by Australian composers.

Nick Parnell - Secret Songs

Nick Parnell - Secret Songs

October 29, 2017 @ 3:00 PM
West Gippsland Arts Centre

Like beguiling treasures unearthed in fine antique shops, often the lesser-known gems are more entrancing. Vibraphonist Nick Parnell, a five star musician – and secret revealer – unveils his musical treasures centre-stage in Secret Songs.

Parnell’s magical mallets lovingly hurl audiences into new sonic worlds full of kaleidoscopic colour.

With no stone unturned, the Vibes Virtuoso has mined the very best of living composers to present Secret Songs, an upbeat feast of music full of light and shade.

In this program there are many more encounters of joyous jazz, pulsing world music and elegant classical works.

Venue: Wesley of Warragul, 62 Victoria St, Warragul

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