SCHOOL HOLIDAYS AND COWRA CARNIVAL OF COLOURS
Dear <<First Name>>,
This weekend both the School Holidays and the Cowra Carnival of Colours kick off with two weeks of amazing events to enjoy. We have some amazing films as well as live performances of Urza and the Song in the Dark, The Heart Collectors, Spring Dance with Limerick & The Shamrock Dancers, Trinket the Robot; markets and workshops.
As well as events at Cowra Civic Centre, there are a number of events happening around town including Sakura Matsuri at Cowra Japanese Gardens; Sushi Train at Cowra Train Station; a BBQ & Farm Tour at Rosnay Organic; Ochre Painting, Storytelling and Dance Workshop plus loads more. Visit visitcowra.com.au for more info.
In fact there is so much on, there’s no need to leave Cowra at all! Read on!
See you soon!
Cowra Civic Centre
MOVIES THIS WEEK
MA15+ Strong themes and sexual violence | 101 mins | $14*
★★★★★ “A Masterpiece. Profoundly generous and empowering.” Time Out
Acclaimed Australian artist Del Kathryn Barton makes her stunning feature debut, combining live action, puppetry and animation and starring Simon Baker, Yael Stone and Julia Savage. Twelve-year-old Blaze is raised by her caring father, Luke. When she witnesses a brutal crime, Blaze is faced with conflicting emotions of debilitating fear and a desire for justice. As she spirals uncontrollably, Luke does his best to help her through this crisis, but to little effect. An unlikely saviour enters the picture, a dragon – a magnificent Barton creation – that provides solace and courage to Blaze as she finds a path forward.
Friday 23 September at 7pm
Saturday 24 September at 4:30pm
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: STRAIGHT LINE CRAZY
E – Exempt | 180 mins | $25*
★★★★★ ‘Another acting triumph for Fiennes’ - The Guardian
★★★★ ‘ Ralph Fiennes excels in David Hare’s new play’ - Broadway World
★★★★ ‘Stirring, engrossing stuff smoothly directed by Nicholas Hytner’ - WhatsOnStage
★★★★ - Daily Mail
★★★★ - Observer
Ralph Fiennes leads the cast in David Hare’s (NT Live: Skylight) blazing account of the most powerful man in New York, a master manipulator whose legacy changed the city forever. For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses exploited those in office through a mix of charm and intimidation. Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created parks, bridges and 627 miles of expressway to connect the people to the great outdoors. Faced with resistance by protest groups campaigning for a very different idea of what the city should become, will the weakness of democracy be exposed in the face of his charismatic conviction?
Captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London, Nicholas Hytner directs this exhilarating new play.
Saturday 24 September at 1pm
EVERYBODY HATES JOHAN
M - Mature themes and coarse language |
92 mins | Norwegian with English subtitles | $14*
Everybody Hates Johan is an explosive comedy about the life of Johan, a small-town loner with a flair for dynamite who finds himself in constant conflict with the rural community. Orphaned at a young age, Johan is brought up by his aunt and uncle and throughout his life, he struggles to find his place in society and cope with his lifelong, unrequited love for the girl next door, whom he nearly blew to pieces during his younger days.
Saturday 24 September at 6:45pm
Sunday 25 September at 5pm
MOVIES COMING UP
THE RAILWAY CHILDREN RETURN
PG – mild themes and violence | 99 mins | $14* - includes a popcorn & a popper
Inspired by one of the most beloved British family films of all time, this is an enchanting, moving, and heart-warming adventure for a new generation. 1944 – As life in Britain’s cities becomes increasingly perilous, three evacuee children are sent by their mother to Yorkshire. When the children discover injured American soldier Abe hiding out in the railyard, they are thrust into a dangerous quest to assist their new friend who, like them, is a long way from home.
Friday 30 September at 10am
Saturday 1 October at 11am
Sunday 2 October at 1pm
BOSCH & ROCKIT
MA15+ - strong coarse language | 107 mins | $14*
Filmed at iconic Byron Bay, against the canvas of Australia’s famous east coast surf beaches and rain forests, Bosch & Rockit is a raw and unapologetic exploration of unconscious parenting and the deeper themes of love, forgiveness and relationships. Set in the late 1990s, before the era of smartphones and social media, Rockit grapples to understand why his Mum’s not coming home, while he embarks on a magical holiday with his father, Bosch, only to discover they’re actually running from the law. Told through the eyes of a young boy, Bosch & Rockit is an incredible journey from boyhood to manhood.
Friday 30 September at 7pm
Saturday 1 October at 1:15pm
Sunday 2 October at 3:30pm
RESCHEDULED - TOP DOG FILM FESTIVAL
CTC | 120mins | $14*
This carefully curated film festival about dogs and their humans, graces Australian screens once again for its sixth year. The Top Dog Film Festival showcases six awe inspiring short films created by independent filmmakers from around the world. Filled with delightfully doggy moments of joy and celebration of our beloved canine companions, gather together to support senior dogs, watch in awe as dogs come to the rescue, witness a centuries long tradition continue in Greenland, and meet Rodney the adventure loving bulldog.
NEW DATE Sunday 2 October at 5:30pm
DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS
PG - Mild animated fantasy violence and coarse language | 106 mins | $14* - includes a popcorn & a popper
In DC League of Super-Pets, Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime in Metropolis side by side. When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a rag-tag shelter pack—Ace the hound, PB the potbellied pig, Merton the turtle and Chip the squirrel—to master their own newfound powers and help him rescue the superheroes.
Thursday 6 October at 10am
Friday 7 October at 10am
Saturday 8 October at 2pm
Sunday 9 October at 10am
G - Very mild coarse language and references to bullying and discrimination | 79 mins | $14* - includes a popcorn & a popper
Body-image advocate Taryn Brumfitt is a best-selling author and speaker, and the film director behind break-out documentary Embrace (2016). This time she’s talking to school-aged kids and famous friends about body image, bullying, gender identity, advocacy, representation and more. Featuring Taryn’s network of well-known celebrity friends including Celeste Barber, Jameela Jamil, Electric Fields, along with Chico the family dog, Embrace Kids brings together a vibrant collection of stories and voices to entertain and inspire kids and parents alike, showing us that the first step in changing the world, is changing your own mind.
Friday 7 October at 1pm
Saturday 8 October at 4:30pm
TICKET TO PARADISE M - Coarse Language | 104 mins | $14*
Academy Award® winners George Clooney and Julia Roberts reunite on the big screen as two divorced parents who find themselves on a shared mission to Bali to stop their lovestruck daughter from making the same mistake they once made – marriage! With can’t look away chemistry radiating from Clooney and Roberts, Ticket to Paradise is a romantic comedy reminiscent of the best from years gone by.
Friday 7 October at 8pm
Saturday 8 October at 6:30pm
Friday 9 October at 5pm
Wednesday 12 October at 10am
GREEN THUMB MARKETS
Celebrate spring with our Green Thumb Markets in the Civic Square outside the Civic Centre. Grab yourself some delicious breakfast from one of our stalls and check out the selection of garden related stalls.
Sunday 25 September at 9am til noon
School Holiday Entertainment and Cowra Carnival of Colours
URZA AND THE SONG IN THE DARK Suitable for ages 7+ | $15
A brand-new story for young people set in a subterranean wonderland of complex caves, underground lakes, fantastical creatures, and myths waiting to be discovered.
One day, a mysterious song leads a young girl named Urza on an adventure into the depths of the earth. Along the way she befriends a lost explorer, gets pursued by a mysterious, dark force, and finds herself caught up in a primeval story that may just lead to her saving the world. Devised for children and kidults 7+, Urza and The Song in the Dark brings together amazing puppetry, live songs and original music, and stunningly layered shadow visuals to take audiences on an epic journey they won’t soon forget.
Monday 26 September at 11am and 3pm
COFFEE CONCERT: THE HEART COLLECTORS | $20*
Imagine Fleetwood Mac with more of an organic, Celtic-inflected lilt of vocals and melody, with the sentimentality of 70’s inspired harmonies. Australian four piece ‘Epic Folk’ band The Heart Collectors have graced stages around the world, accomplishing three international tours and releasing four studio albums.
Enjoy a cuppa and a scone before settling in for 90 minutes of wonderful music.
Wednesday 28 September
Morning tea at 10am, concert at 11am
Four Seasons Series and Cowra Carnival of Colours
SPRING DANCE WITH LIMERICK & THE SHAMROCK DANCERS
Earlybird tickets $55* - save $10!
Celebrate spring with live music and the spring harvest. Feast on a sumptuous and freshly prepared grazing platter of locally grown and seasonal produce lovingly prepared by Pennie Scott aka the Bush Goddess; sip on a glass of locally crafted wine and soak in the live music of Australian Celtic Music Award winners, Limerick and The Shamrock Dancers. Limerick bring together four highly talented and entertaining musicians who have a ‘Reel’ passion for hi-energy music, performing a line-up of toe tapping, sing a long, Celtic rock, traditional tunes, originals and modern crowd pleasers. You are sure to be sure to be Celta-field with Limerick’s roaming ‘Pied Piper’ like fiddle player, leaving you satisfied with a smile from ear to ear. Limited capacity so book early. Seating is at tables of six but you don't need to have six to book. All tickets include two courses of shared grazing platters, a glass of wine (or soft drink) on arrival and the entertainment.
Saturday 1 October at 7pm
School Holiday Entertainment and Cowra Carnival of Colours
TRINKET THE ROBOT
Suitable for ages 2+ | $15*
A little robot who longs to become “real” – but is he ready for what it means to be alive? Inventor Dr Doovalacky and his assistant, a caterpillar named Gizmo, set out to build a robot. But Trinket is no ordinary robot. Trinket has the ability to have feelings like a “real” human and the audience helps him to navigate the ups and downs of his new world. Trinket the Robot is a lively, funny, interactive solo puppet show, based on the tale of Pinocchio. It explores emotions and offers ways for children to understand different feelings.
Tuesday 4 October at 10am
Wednesday 5 October at 10am
School Holiday Entertainment and Cowra Carnival of Colours
STREET PARADE WORKSHOPS
School students will love these free workshops learning to create unique lanterns that will light up the night for the Cowra Carnival of Colours Night Time Street Parade on Friday 7 October. Working with a professional puppet maker, young people will create lanterns that reflect the many colours of the Cowra landscape including cherry blossoms and canola fields.
Numbers are limited and bookings strongly encouraged.
Tuesday 4 October at 11am
Tuesday 4 October at 1pm
Wednesday 5 October at 11am
STEVE KILBY PLAYS THE CHURCH SINGLES | Earlybird $35*
Steve Kilbey, singer, songwriter and charismatic leader of iconic Australia band The Church, armed with his guild 12 string guitar presents The Church singles. Spanning from 1980 to 1992, Steve performs all the hits with anecdotes and reminiscences to set the scene about the places and people involved.
An intimate and special performance.
Thursday 6 October at 6pm
LIVE & KICKING: RAPTOR COUNTY & CIVIL HANDS | $10*
A series of Live & Kicking shows featuring original music artists from the Central West - two of Dubbo’s finest Indie bands Raptor County & Civil Hands. Civil Hands’ music is hand-crafted indie-rock with a dash of joyful pop; REM by way of San Cisco, Ice cream Hands with a smidge of Cloud Control. Raptor County seek to tell a lifetime of stories set to a rock n roll soundtrack. The band's sound incorporates elements of Americana mashed with progressive blues rock, and lyrics that wrestle with the existential nature of life, love and living the best you can with every remaining second you have.
Catch both of this bands for just $10* per ticket.
Sunday 9 October at 2pm
EVEN MORE EVENTS COMING SOON
Bonsai Workshops - Sunday 25 September
Coffee Concert: Life on Land’s End - Wednesday 2 November
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