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SHOWS AT OLD MILL THEATRE JANUARY 2019

December 10th, 2018

“OUR HISTORY ON THE AIRWAVES”
an Agelink Theatre and Capital Radio project.

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to see a professional radio play recorded?

You can be an audience member as Perth’s leading actors and technicians perform and record a play in a theatre in preparation for broadcast on Capital Radio.

In the comfort of the delightfully cosy Old Mill Theatre, you can be one of a few to have the opportunity of seeing and hearing these interesting plays that you may not have had a chance of attending when they were performed to acclaim.

And you may appear on radio yourself! The Capital Radio crew will be interviewing some audience members after the show. Join us for a fun afternoon – a radio play live and a cuppa!

The plays and performance dates 2019:

Sunday 6 January at 2pm Sarah of Enderslea Farm
Sarah and Henry Morley built the farm in 1853 and employed convict labour to build the largest barn in the neighbourhood. The family’s joys and sorrows and adventures as pioneers in the Geraldton area make a memorable piece of theatre.

Sunday 13 January at 2pm Red Flowering Gums
It’s 1929, the year of WA’s centenary, and four women are involved in the celebrations. Helen Ogden is a photographer of wildflowers commissioned together with artist, Ida Richardson, to create an iconic book for visitors to our state. Renowned politician, Edith Cowan, and educator, Elsie Finlayson join them for a fascinating insight into professional women’s lives post World War 1.

Saturday 19 January at 2pm Uncovering May Gibbs
May Gibbs grew up in Western Australia and it was our flora and fauna that inspired her paintings and stories. Hear about her early life – much of it in South Perth a stone’s throw from the Old Mill Theatre – and her friendship with two other iconic and much-loved Australian children’s authors of the early 20th century, Ethel Turner of Seven Little Australians Fame and Mary Grant Bruce who wrote the Billabong series.

Sunday 20 January at 2pm And Now The Governor’s Wife
Mrs Ellen Stirling, Mrs Mary Hampton, Lady Annie Broome and George Fletcher Moore meet at a tea party, “somewhere in the universe”, to compare notes on the trials and tribulations and exciting times of their eras at Perth’s Government House.

VENUE: OLD MILL THEATRE, Mends St, South Perth
COST: $25 and $20 conc BOOKINGS: tel 9367 8719 (seats limited)

www.oldmilltheatre.com.au

UNCOVERING MAY GIBBS

November 15th, 2018

UNCOVERING MAY GIBBS by Jenny Davis tours to Harvey

On Saturday, 17 November, our play about May Gibbs will play at the Recreational and Cultural Centre at Harvey, the town where May spent some of her early childhood years before the family settled in South Perth. Growing up in Western Australia, May was inspired by the local flora and fauna to create her gumnut babies.

The play also features Ethel Turner of Seven Little Australians fame, and Mary Grant Bruce, who wrote the Billabong series. These contemporary writers were the first to write stories for and about Australian children and the Australian bush.

Starring Rebecca Davis, Clare Moore, Michelle Fornasier, Craig Skelton, Saskia Halusz and Bernie Davis

RIVERSEA SPRING FESTIVAL

August 31st, 2018

Agelink’s 2018 project engaging with and celebrating the lives of people with dementia is at Curtin Care’s Riversea facility in Mosman Park. Students from the Specialist Visual and Performing Arts program at Mount Lawley High School have joined us in this stimulating intergenerational project that has seen the students interviewing the residents and joining in with them at an Agelink musical workshop.

Stories garnered from the residents and their families are being used to create a script. The students will be performing the script at the ACT BELONG COMMIT RIVERSEA SPRING FESTIVAL on Saturday 27th October.

Come along and join us for a delightful morning for all the family with music performances, theatre, the Spirit of the Streets Choir and bush poetry.

Free entry and food and beverages provided.

All welcome to join us in this uplifting and joyous morning as we celebrate the human spirit that endures in all of us.

9 am – 12 pm
Saturday 27th October
Riversea, Wallace Lane, Mosman Park

Between Wind and Water

March 14th, 2018

Agelink’s next show, Between Wind and Water, will be a celebration of Fremantle and its history. Please see our flyer below for details.

Anzac Day 2018

February 20th, 2018

Agelink are delighted to announce a new show, The Spirit of Claremont” which will take place on ANZAC Day, 25th April 2018. It will feature WWI and WWII but will also include a wider history of Claremont. Claremont seniors will be contributing their memories.

Good news – no admittance fee and a free breakfast.

It will take place in the war memorial gardens at 9 am in Claremont following the ANZAC Ceremony.

Celebrating 25 years of telling WA stories

January 21st, 2018

Our first brand new show for 2018, BETWEEN WIND AND WATER, is a play based on interviews with 40 seniors, long-time residents of Fremantle. The show will feature seniors’ stories of Freo as far back as World War II and up to the America’s Cup, with extra historical anecdotes of the past thrown in for good measure! With music, choir and a large cast of professionl and local community performers, we will be out to entertain you in style with four performances at Fremantle Town Hall from 1 – 3 June.

Bookings open in March at City of Fremantle.

From 18 – 20 May we will be recreating our play about the Morley family who arrived in Perth in 1830. SARAH OF ENDERSLEA FARM, about Sarah Morley, her family and her convict son-in-law, will be staged in the old convict-built stone bar at Enderslea Farm in Chittering. This event will be accompanied by a splendid afternoon tea, courtesy of the Country Women’s Association.

Bookings open: Diane Pope at popetwo@gmail.com or call 9386 5575.

UNCOVERING MAY GIBBS

September 16th, 2017

By Jenny Davis

Starring Rebecca Davis, Claire Moore, Alex Jones, Craig Skelton, Bernie Davis and Saskia Haluszkiewicz

Enderslea Farm, Blue Plains Road, Chittering

Friday 15 September at 2 pm, Saturday 16 September at 11 am and 2 pm, Sunday 17 September at 2 pm

As part of the Bindoon Flower Festival, enjoy a couple of delightful hours at Enderslea Farm, entertained by a play about May Gibbs, author of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, and her contemporaries Ethel Turner (Seven Little Australians) and Mary Grant Bruce (The Billabong Series) followed by a delicious afternoon tea.

MAGIC MOMENTS

February 24th, 2017

Agelink’s exciting new project with residents with dementia at Bethanie Riversea will be culminating in an interactive free performance at Christ Church Grammar School’s beautiful chapel with its sweeping views of the Swan River.

Join us at 1.30 pm on Friday April 28th 2016 for a joyful afternoon in the most beautiful of settings as we celebrate the lives of our seniors with music and stories and laughter.

Bookings: register your interest on admin@agelink.com.au

SOME ENCHANTED AFTERNOON

July 28th, 2016

In association with Bethanie, we present a special musical show with memories for and about people with dementia on Sat September 10th at 1pm.

A free event but bookings essential on 131 151.

Venue: Subiaco Arts Centre

Bethanie Oh what a beautiful afternoon

RED FLOWERING GUMS

July 28th, 2016

By Jenny Davis and featuring Vivienne Garrett, Polly Low, Jo Morris & Alison Van Reeken.

Back again by popular demand at Enderslea Farm for the Chittering Spring Flower Festival, four women – a teacher, a photographer, an artist and a politician – meet for a lively discussion set in the WA centenary year of 1929.

Venue: Enderslea Farm, Blue Plains Rd, Chittering
Date: Friday 16 and Saturday 17 September 2016

Bookings: www.trybooking.com or at 9386 5575

Enderslea Farm

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