45 MINUTES LATER AND OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Dear <<First Name>>,
Last week I had the enormous pleasure of announcing the line-up of the first ever Cowra Comedy Festival. 45 minutes after we sent that email to you, sadly Dane Simpson called me to say he had just been given a month of touring and making India laugh. We couldn’t begrudge him that, but we have had to cancel his show. Go get ‘em Dane!
Fortunately, we have a huge number of amazing comedians in Australia and we are pleased to announce the late addition to the program of Sean Choolburra in his one man show World By Storm. See details below and book immediately!
Thanks to our regional arts development organisation, Arts OutWest, we are able to announce three Live & Kicking events in November as part of Australian Music Month. For three Sundays in a row, and for just $10 a ticket, catch some of the best musicians from across the Central West performing at Cowra Civic Centre for the very first time. See below for details.
We also are pleased to announce a special addition to the Live Performance on Screen program from the National Theatre in London, The Seagull - Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) makes her West End debut in this 21st Century retelling of Anton Chekhov’s tale of love and loneliness. Tickets are on sale now for this must-see production.
We hope to see you soon!
Cowra Civic Centre
COFFEE CONCERT: LIFE ON LAND’S EDGE
A musical odyssey to the ends of the earth and back, this Coffee Concert celebrates Australian birdlife with a very special and unique concert – a blend of live music and stunning visuals.
From the creators of Where Song Began (★★★★★ Limelight Magazine) this performance will take you on an epic journey alongside migratory birds as they connect continents and cultures.
A cinematic concert experience, Life on Land’s Edge draws on art, science, and music from across the ages. Spectacular footage and soundscapes set the scene for two of Australia’s most adventurous musicians. The 60-minute performance is followed by a Q&A and proceeded by a delicious morning tea which is included in the ticket price.
Wednesday 2 November – Morning tea at 10am, concert at 11am
SEE HOW THE RUN
M – Violence | 98 mins | $14*
★★★★ "lots of laughs, oodles of style and played with verve by a quality cast. It also reconfirms Saoirse Ronan as a comedy god." EMPIRE MAGAZINE
In the West End of 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after the film’s Hollywood director is murdered. When world-weary Inspector Stoppard and eager rookie Constable Stalker take on the case, the two find themselves thrown into a puzzling whodunit within the glamorously sordid theatre underground, investigating the mysterious homicide at their own peril.
Friday 4 November at 7pm
Saturday 5 November at 4:30pm and 7pm
Sunday 6 November 4:30pm
Wednesday 9 November at 10am
DISNEY’S VILLAINS FILM FESTIVAL: THE EMPEROR’S NEW GROOVE
G | 82 mins | $10* includes popper and popcorn
Emperor Kuzco thought he had it all: a devoted populace to rule over, a wardrobe of glamorous garb and his unwavering "groove." His world is flipped upside down when he's turned into a llama by his devious adviser Yzma and her hunky henchman Kronk. Now the once-mighty ruler is forced into an unlikely alliance with pleasant peasant Pacha. Together, they must overcome their differences as they embark on a groovy adventure. Discovering the good in everyone has never been so much fun!
Saturday 5 November at 2pm
Sunday 6 November at 2pm
MA15+ - Strong injury detail and occasional drug use | 134 mins | $14*
An original romantic crime epic about three close friends who find themselves at the centre of one of the most shocking secret plots in American history. Based on facts that meet fiction, the film stars Academy Award® winner Christian Bale, two-time Oscar® nominee Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Alessandro Nivola, Andrea Riseborough, Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Rock, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Shannon, Mike Myers, Taylor Swift, Timothy Olyphant, Zoe Saldana, with Oscar winner Rami Malek and two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro.
Friday 11 November at 7pm
Saturday 12 November at 12:30pm
Sunday 13 November at 5pm
Wednesday 16 November at 10am
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: THE SEAGULL BY ANTON CHEKHOV
E – Exempt from classification | 180 mins | $25*
★★★★ ‘Brave, compelling and powerful’ The Guardian
Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) makes her West End debut in this 21st century retelling of Anton Chekhov’s tale of love and loneliness. A young woman is desperate for fame and a way out. A young man is pining after the woman of his dreams. A successful writer longs for a sense of achievement. An actress wants to fight the changing of the times. In an isolated home in the countryside, dreams lie in tatters, hopes are dashed, and hearts broken. With nowhere left to turn, the only option is to turn on each other.
Saturday 12 November at 3:30pm and 7pm
LIVE & KICKING
AUSTRALIAN MUSIC MONTH
MATT BOYLAN SMITH
With support Chloe Swannell
With a familiar sound that could be compared to Mumford & Sons, Matt Boylan Smith is a singer songwriter with a smoky voice and a contemporary acoustic sound. Best described as fitting into the alternative Indie rock folk genre while blending into blues and country, be swept away by the original lyrics of this natural storyteller and his band hailing from the Central West. With great success across Europe and the US, Matt sings every song as though it is his last - full of feeling and with full commitment.
Don’t miss him as he performs at Cowra Civic Centre for the first time as part of Australian Music Month made possible by the Live & Kicking program from Arts OutWest.
Sunday 13 November at 2pm
DAVE WEBB PROJECT
Guitar driven, hard rock/metal experience ripe with catchy vocal hooks, memorable riffs and blistering guitar solos. If shredding guitars and music on the heavy side is your thing here is a Live & Kicking featuring two bands from the Central West. From Bathurst the Dave Webb Project is described as ‘if metal greats like KISS, Metallica and Tool were to meet Good Charlotte and Chevelle’.
Opening the afternoon will be Dubbo based metal meisters Whisperhead combining nu-metal riffs with the technicality of modern metal with the driving bass in their rhythm section supplied by Cowra local Darcy Coates.
Both bands perform for the first time at Cowra Civic Centre as part of Australian Music Month made possible by the Live and Kicking program from Arts OutWest.
Sunday 20 November at 2pm
Support Eli Stanford
CJ Stranger is rapidly carving out a distinctive place in the Australian music landscape with his unique blend of indie rock and alt-country. He released critically acclaimed and Top 10 album ‘Hey Stranger’ in 2020 and now returns in 2022 with new music. Recently performing in the Australian and New Zealand 2022 tour of The Girl from the North Country (the award-winning Broadway musical featuring the music of Bob Dylan), this is his first time performing at Cowra Civic Centre.
Opening the afternoon will be upcoming Orange singer-songwriter Eli Stanford. Surrounded by music all his life, he has a soulful voice that shines through on his latest release “Perfect Vision”. One of his major influences is Bill Withers and that groove reverberates through what Eli puts into his performance as his “music means everything to him”.
Sunday 27 November at 2pm
FUNNY MUMMIES COMEDY GALA (Cowra Bowling Club)
Cowra, please welcome to the stage Jenny Wynter and Bron Lewis! Two Hilarious Mamas. One Rocking Show. Don't miss this amazing line-up of some of Australia's funniest comedians who also happen to have birthed loin fruit. You'll cackle, you'll shriek, you'll make like Patrick Swayze and have the time of your life. Gather a group of your favourite gal pals and celebrate a morning or night out your way: with quality gal time and laughs!
Friday 25 November at 11am
Friday 25 November at 7pm
WORLD BY STORM
(Cowra Civic Centre)
Sean Choolburra has had a career and life unlike any other. With the skills to back him, he established himself in the world of dance, became one of our First Nations’ leading comic geniuses, and could entertain a microphone stand if he had to. But he doesn’t have to. A comedian, rap singer, dancer & hip-hop didge player, this is the story of Sean Choolburra. Hailing from Townsville, Sean’s ancestors are Gu-Gu-Yalanji, Kalkadoon, Kandju and Bwgcolman from around Townsville and Palm Island. He has toured throughout Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, the USA and the UK. “Truly gifted; he can sum up a whole situation in one facial expression” Australian Stage
Friday 25 November at 8pm
ARE YOU PULLING MY LEG?
(Cowra Civic Centre)
With Madeline Stewart, Robyn Reynolds, Lily Star, Jamal Abdul and Sam Kissajukian
Five comedians. A thousand laughs! Showcasing some of Australia’s funniest comedians with disability or chronic illness, this accessible comedy event boasts an hilarious line-up of award-winning performers with entertaining and uncensored insights into disability and oh so much more!
With razor-sharp wit and undeniable charm, each comedian offers the audience hilarious and uncensored insights into disability. From awkward encounters to side-splitting observations that cut to the quick, no subject is off limits. Their impressive comedy material also ventures much further than disability, highlighting the many facets of their lives, relationships, experiences and personalities.
Saturday 26 November at 8pm
(Cowra Civic Centre)
Immigrants and racist?! Whaaa !? An hour of unabashed comedy that will leave you crying with laughter and questioning everything you know about immigrants and cultures as it attempts to break all stereotypes. Food, culture, taxis, boats, nude beaches, Chinese bat soup. Nothing is off limits.
From the line-up of this popular show, which has been a part of all major Australian festivals and was also covered by SBS News, we bring to you RAW Comedy Nationals Runner-Up Delhi Buoy and RAW Comedy SA Finalist Paul da Black.
Thursday 24 November at 7:30pm Friday 25 November at 6:30pm
WHO LET THE DYKE OUT?
(Cowra Civic Centre)
Loz Budden never thought anything about those weird feelings she sometimes had around women. She grew up in the 80s as a tom boy, married, had two kids, and then?... Who Let the Dyke Out? is an hilarious and revealing show about growing up and growing up again. It’s raw, it’s funny, it shows how when life gives you lemons you don’t just make lemonade – you make tequila shots and get hammered. It’s a coming out story that can only be told by this little Butch Dyke. You will laugh, you will cheer and then after the show you’ll want to buy her a beer.
Friday 25 November at 9:30pm Saturday 26 November at 6:30pm
BOOK LAUNCH: WILLINGLY CAPTURED
by Emily Kandelas
Crime lovers - be ready! Join Emily Kandelas as she launches her first published novel into the literary world.
This thriller will be sure to make you quiver. A story of just how dangerous love can be for women, entwined with the success story of how a man got away with the most heinous crimes. Meet the author behind this twisted tale.
FREE but bookings required
Monday 14 November at 11am
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