Wreath Making Workshops
Westfield’s are inviting customers to join an evening of fun with adult wreath making workshops on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 December. Customers will be able to learn the technique of professionally designed fresh Christmas wreaths and create their own whilst picking up some tips on flower care.
At the end of the workshop, you’ll take home your floral masterpiece to enjoy this Christmas season. The cost of the workshops are $100 and this includes all materials, plus snacks and refreshments from the fabulous Espresso Warriors.
Please see link here with all of the information.
Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta will present the world-premiere production, Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam, from 18 th to 27 th October.
Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam is a play that goes straight to the heart and asks how far would you go to protect your family, what promises should be made to a child and would you ultimately die for a loved one. Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam is a powerful reminder of what we do for those we love.
An evocative, haunting and moving tale, Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam is based on the novella by acclaimed Australian author Peter Goldsworthy, adapted by Steve Rodgers (King of Pigs, Food) and directed by Darren Yap (Miracle City, Diving for Pearls).
With a stellar cast of six, the story explores the world of an ideal family, The Pollards, who have boycotted society and its evils to create a cocoon for a perfect world, defining their lives through each other. When illness breaches the sanctuary, their world is flipped on its head.
Emma Jackson (Force Majeure’s Food by Steve Rodgers) and Justin Smith (Sydney Theatre Company’s The Long Forgotten Dream and Griffin Theatre Company’s A Strategic Plan) play the parents while the children are performed by Liam Nunan (Sydney Theatre Company’s Away) and 13-year-old Grace Truman (web series Amazing Grace). Valerie Bader and Mark Lee also feature.
Director Darren Yap said, “When I first read Peter Goldsworthy’s novella in 1997, I was deeply moved, disturbed and enthralled. And I never guessed the ending! Steve has done an incredible job with the adaptation which is tender, confronting and thrilling. It’s a uniquely Australian play but its themes are universal. It’s a story full of pain and full of love, where family is everything.”
Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam was the inaugural winner of the Lysicrates Prize.
Tickets available on Riverside’s website:
Over 50s Volunteering, Employment and Small Business Expo
Sydney Philharmonia performing Path of Miracles at Parramatta Catholic Church Crypt.
This award winning Australian play, which inspired the film of the same name, tells the story of three sisters who grew up together in the seaside town Sorrento.
Hilary lives in the family home in Sorrento with her father and 16 year-old son. Pippa, a business woman, is visiting from New York and Meg, a successful writer, returns from England. When the three sisters are reunited after 10 years apart they again feel the constraints of family life. A semi autobiographical book written by middle sister and expat Meg triggers the familial tensions and dramas that eventuate. The play is about family in a literal and metaphorical sense and the importance of blood ties and collective memory, true or false.
Dates & Times:
Tuesday 31 July at 7.30pm
Wednesday 1 August at 7.30pm
Thursday 2 August at 1pm & 7.30pm
Friday 3 August at 7.30pm
Saturday 4 August at 2.15pm & 7.30pm
Where: Riverside Theatres - corner of Church and Market St, Parramatta
Bookings: www.riversideparramatta.com.au/show/hotel-sorrento/ or from the Box Office (02) 8839 3399.
The case of Azaria Chamberlain - Missing? Murdered? Taken?
A mother accused. A nation - captivated, obsessed and divided.
A mother’s love and devotion Letters to Lindy paints a singular portrait of the heartbreak, wisdom and resilience of, Lindy Chamberlain, a grieving mother and her 30 year fight for justice.
Filled with humour and heartbreak this poignant and moving play by Alana Valentine (Parramatta Girls) about an iconic Australian story is a major theatre work of national significance that is not to be missed!
“…a fascinating collage depicting Australian attitudes to grief, justice, celebrity, and to women who do not conform to expectations…Cronin's pitch-perfect Lindy… is a warm, earthy, personable focal point in an evening that rises strongly in the final minutes to pay tribute to Chamberlain's resilience and to the child she lost.” -
Jason Blak, The Sydney Morning Heral
12 – 14 JULY | 4 SHOWS ONLY! MORE INFO & BUY TICKETS
School holiday fun for $10.
A full screening of Disney’s Frozen (the movie that shows you would do anything for your sister) - with lyrics on screen to help you sing along with Anna and Elsa will make this a truly magical experience for the family.
Remember to dress up as your favourite character and be a snow queen, Sven the reindeer or Olaf, the coolest snowman ever!
Don't be shy, just let your inner princess out and Sing-A-Long with the favourites Let It Go, Do You Want To Build A Snowman and more!
Classification: PG – Some scenes may scare very young children
Distributor: Walt Disney
Tickets available at Riverside Theatres website.
If you like a great night out for a great cause, you're going to love the Stars of Parramatta inaugural Dance for Cancer.
Judges include Doris Younane, a stage and screen actress, who was born in Parramatta. You may recognise Doris as Sasha from The Wrong Girl, Sue from Harrow or Moira from McLeod's Daughters.
Stars include Dr Geoff Lee MP (Member for Parramatta), Jim Cassidy (Melbourne Cup winning jockey), April Diego (Novotel) and Michelle Garrard, (Deputy Lord Mayor, City of Parramatta).
Dancers include Sashya Jay Brito from Escola de Samba Internacional, and Nartan Institute of Performing Arts (NIPA).
Hosted by Cancer Council GWS.
This 80s songbook concert celebrates hit after hit of iconic female anthems and will have you enthralled. The spectacular tribute weaves together amazing harmonies, authentic costuming and hit tunes by iconic artists such as Whitney Houston, Pat Benatar, Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion, Tina Turner & Annie Lennox which stunningly showcase the full force of the 80’s ladies vocal prowess.
Treat Mum or unleash your own inner Madonna and join us (dressed in your best 80's outfits) and win big all night long!
With compelling creativity and reverent attention to detail, they draw from the wellspring of 80s synth pop, new wave, arena rock and new romantics tradition. The Ladies completely own the full 80s music spectrum and this has seen them inspire new audiences with their powerhouse voices, unstoppable charisma and dazzling vocal flourishes.
The 80's Ladies and Icons is a fantastic concert event in the auditorium with all the best music from the 80's presented by 3 of Sydney's hottest singers in town! A fully costumed and choreographed show, it will have you on your feet and dancing within minutes.