On Friday 26th January, Tyalgum Village joins in the Australia Day celebrations with a wonderful programme. Please put the date in your diary and join with family and friends to make this Australia Day a special day here in our beautiful village.
The day will commence with the traditional Street Parade at 9.30 am. All community organisations, businesses, school groups and individuals are encouraged to participate. Make a float or march, dress up in your best Aussie-themed outfits. Prizes awarded to best decorated floats and children’s bikes. Every child with a decorated bike will receive a paddle pop or a delicious gelato.
Everyone is encouraged to gather at the Tyalgum Hall for the formal part of the day from 10am, which will include an Acknowledgement of Country by the traditional custodians. The Tyalgum Public School captains will make an address and raise the flag as we sing the National Anthem.
Australia Day awards will be presented inside the Hall, to recognise members of our community who have made a significant contribution to Tyalgum Village. Morning tea will be provided followed by a sing-a-long, while children’s activities are held outside.
There is a great buzz of anticipation in the air with the ‘double wicket cricket comp’ to be played on Bruce Bartrim Oval commencing at 11.30 am. The cricket is open to men, women and young people. Teams of two will be drawn from a hat. Each team will bat and bowl 2 overs per player. Eleven fielders. A cricket ball is used. The game can cater for 30+ players. Trophies will be given to the winning team (trophy each) and to the runners-up (trophy each). A modest barbeque and bar will be available throughout the afternoon. Entries on the day at the oval at 11.30 am.
There will also be a Marketta at the back of Flutterbies from 9am-3pm, live music and Flutterbies will also be celebrating it’s 13th birthday on the day as well. There will be a few new surprises down there so be sure to pop in through the course of the day.
The O’Heart Festival is a three-day, Conscious Living-Indie Folk event. This festival is deeply rooted in environmental awareness, alternative energy technologies and sustainability solutions. Body Mind and Spiritual healing are a big part of the event that is weaved together by various music stages. This festival is filled with yoga, singing, movement and wellbeing workshops. There are also market stalls, environmental talks and films. This non-profit weekend is a culmination of inspired folk coming together to help rebuild and restore the hearts of many people who have suffered during the devastation of the March Floods in the Northern Rivers Region. It will be fundraising directly for the Mayoral Fund that continues to support those who lost so much during this time. It will be a festival that is plastic bag and illicit drug free, using solar powered stages and with a zero waste outcome. Our hearts desire is to join with others in encouraging and educating as many folk as we can – to know that with every action we make, we can be part of a growing consciousness creating a difference. Join with us in helping be the difference.
Cabaret seems to have taken a back seat in Sydney in recent times, certainly when it comes to young male performers. The scene for a long time was dominated by a variety of music theatre and cabaret guys as they used the intimacy of cabaret to work on their craft and strengthen their reputation. From this period came David Campbell, Tim Draxl, Kane Alexander, Hayden Tee,Shaun Rennie etc etc, to name a few. Many of these performers cut their cabaret teeth at the legendary El Rocco Club in Kings Cross.
So it seems only appropriate to introduce David Simes to the world at El Rocco together with an opening in the wonderful environs of the magical town of Tyalgum where so many of the aforementioned singers have also performed.
David Simes is a 25 year old actor singer from the central coast who has made an impression in children’s theatre and theatre in the last couple of years. David is currently one half of the “Giggle and Hoot” show on ABC TV. Last year he won great reviews in the play “Flood” at the Old 505 Theatre and toured for a year around Australia with Brainstorm Theatre. Most recently David has been touring with singing group “The Vallies”. David has wanted to take on the world of cabaret for some time and this is his first full show.
Leading strongly with the traditions set by some of the great jazz and swing performers, David’s show also features some classic music theatre standards and some songs from the hottest new Broadway Tony award winning musical hit “Dear Evan Hansen” .
David is joined on this journey with one of Australia’s leading musical directors, the amazing Andrew Worboys, fresh from his success with “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Cabaret” and the recent tour with Belinda Wollaston and just before he begins his work on two new Hayes productions “Assasins” and “High Fidelity”. David and Andrew make quite a dynamic duo, not to be missed.
A glass of champagne on arrival, Tapas, Champagne and the show package $75. Get in quick!
Join us for a glass of Champagne at the OSIRIS Exhibition Opening Friday May 12th, 6pm – 7pm, @ Osiris Studio + Gallery, 10 Coolman St, Tyalgum.
1700: Into the Temple is a very special Collection of works that have been crafted upon an ancient, sacred smithing anvil that found it’s way home to the OSIRIS studio at the beginning of this year.
The body of work emerges from this current of ancientness, and echoes symbolisms and stories of times, when adornments were empowered by sacred mysticisms and rituals.
The pieces are handrafted from sterling silver and gold, and feature Lapis Lazuli that have been hand cut for each piece. Lapis Lazuli is a stone of spirituality, holding the current of Truth and Enlightenment. A stone of spiritual royalty and intuition. It’s chakra is Third Eye and it’s element is Water.
“I wanted to construct pieces that spoke of Ancientness, that told the stories that are embedded still in the depths of our Consciousness; relics of our archaeologies emerging at this End Time… We are alive as the Collective Consciousness and perfect summary of all of our lifetimes, for the sake of Understanding. These sliding doors of the Ages move constantly, as Mists of Time, as we seek Self Knowledge and Remembrance of the Truth of Us as Only God..” – OSIRIS
Saturday April 1st – 9am-1pm
Annie Sloan has created a wonderful range of chalk paint colours, inspired by her travels through Europe, decorating wonderful country homes and chateaus. Sometimes though, we want another colour, another theme, another time that requires a special colour, a special feeling..
She has written a book giving us her experience with mixing her colour range which just adds to that adventurous spirit of creating fabulous art with her chalk paint. It gives you the freedom of choice with a basic understanding of how and why to mix certain colours together.
This workshop gives you the tools to start your adventure; to mix paint with confidence. You will receive a workbook that you will put colours into, keep as a reference and build on with ideas for future projects.
Bring along your piece of furniture to paint and enjoy learning with friends. $130 Workshop includes morning tea and all your paint.
See you there!
Fresh from her London triumphs in the new hit musical play “Through the Mill” about the life and times of Judy Garland, acclaimed Australian music theatre performer and actor Belinda Wollaston returns briefly to Australia for a month in March, before returning to London for another season of the hit play on Garland’s life.
For one night only, Belinda will present at the Hayes Theatre on Sunday March 19th at 7 30pm, a cabaret show based around the songs of Judy Gaeland. Belinda will tell stories of the show, stories of the remarkable Garland and how the show has affected her life in an intimate stripped back cabaret setting.
A recent London review of Belinda’s work summed it up in saying…
“I’d die happy if I could press Belinda Wollaston’s voice to brand new vinyl, lie back in an empty room, and play it loudly on a loop for the rest of my life”…
Under the musical direction of Helpmann Award nominee Andrew Worboys and featuring special guest Shaun Rennie, this is set to be one of the highlights of the Tyalgum events calender for 2017.
Belinda is currently nominated for Broadway World’s Best Lead Actress in a Musical. Previously, Belinda appeared at the Union Theatre in “The Spitfire Grill”, which won her the Craig Dodd Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Before leaving for London, Belinda has a strong and exciting music theatre career in Australia performing leads in shows such as “Titanic”, “Summer Rain’(STC) , “Mame’;(TPC), :Respect”, “Mamma Mia” and “Shane Warne the Musical”.
This one night only performance is a rare chance to see Belinda perform in her own country, before returning to further engagements in London.
Pre-show dinner @ Flutterbies Cafe from 6pm.
Doors open at Tyalgum Hall 7:30 for 8:00pm start.
Enquiries: 0488 713 241.
For our first Little Shop concert Australian operatic soprano Michelle Ryan, will perform at Flutterbies on Saturday 8th April in the quaint and intimate venue of The Little Shop Next Door.
Michelle is a student of the Royal Academy of Music in London, she is also a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and has performed with the Berlin Opera Academy, The Lyric Opera Studio Wiemar, and this year she returns to Tyalgum after having visited at the Tyalgum Music Festival performing with ‘The Song Company’. For her Flutterbies concert Michelle will perform a selection of classical arias, operetta, musical theatre and Celtic music.
The concert will also feature rising star pianist Crystal Smith. 19 year old Crystal will perform a selection of classical pieces including Bach, Beethoven and Rachmaninov in the Flutterbies concert and will also accompany Michelle. Cyrstal is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Music (Advanced performance) at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University in Brisbane, and has already won a swag of awards to her credit.
Most recently she was a Showcase Performer at the Sydney International Piano Competition in 2016. Crystal won first place at the Queensland Piano Competition in 2015, Most Promising Tweed Valley Pianist 2015 and several others. We are so thrilled to welcome Crystal back to Flutterbies for this exciting concert in April.
Book your tickets now!
LIMITED SEATING Only 30 seats available. Saturday 8th April @ Flutterbies Cottage Cafe. Doors open 2:00pm for 2:30pm start. $35 for concert only or $45 with afternoon tea.
Make a day of it and book for lunch at the cafe before the concert!
Bus to the Garden leaves Flutterbies Cottage Cafe at 1:30pm. Book now for a Champagne Brunch prior on (02) 6679 3221.
We are so excited to invite you to the pre-release of our third album ‘Back To The Garden’, at a special event here in Australia! The creation of this album has been such a journey for us since the beginning of recording at Blue Rock Artist Ranch and Studio in Wimberly, Texas, last September. Come and listen to what we’ve created whilst sitting on picnic rugs, in the verdant gardens and afternoon sunshine at The Garden of Light. Hope to see you all there!