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ADFAS Lecture: Dress Detective: Miss Fisher's Wardrobe Revealed9 Jul 2020
The phenomenal success of the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries has a great deal to do with the aesthetics of the TV show - 1920s Melbourne and a glamourous protagonist. This lecture looks at dress in the 1920s, the designers who were influencing style and developments that were changing the way people thought about clothes. It is also a look behind the scenes, creating Phyrne Fisher's world and the flapper style so synonymous with the decade. it was a period that began to embrace sportswear, leisurewear, shortened hems as well as the outrageous parties. It also looks at menswear of the period and changes that were beginning to take place. VENUE: Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 6.00pm. COST: $25 (per lecture - includes supper), $140 (annual subscription for 10 lectures), $5 (full-time student +18) - available from www.trybooking.com/BHAOP (50¢ booking fee applies). For more information phone 02 6778 3684, or email adfasarmidale@bigpond.c
MAMMA MIA! - The Musical10 Jul 2020
Armidale Drama and Musical Society ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit for all theatre lovers. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! Venue: TAS Hoskins Centre Tickets available (from April 2020) www.adms.org.au Director Neil Horton Music Director ; Elizabeth Smidt Choreographer: Lindy Hardman Producer: Marney Tilley
Armidale Farmers Markets @ Saumarez Homestead12 Jul 2020
The Armidale Farmers Market provides a traditional sustainable marketplace for regional producers to direct sell seasonal regional fresh produce, food products and quality artisan wears to the Armidale regional community. We offer an authentic traditional market experience and the opportunity for you to connect with our local regional producers and their products. And, we strongly promote the value of sustainability and healthy living. Turn off the New England Highway at the Airport and follow the signs. https://www.armidalefarmersmarket.com.au/
Opera Australia's Carmen13 Aug 2020
Announcing Opera Australia's 2020 Regional Tour Performance: CARMEN NECOM is proud to present Opera Australia’s newest touring production of Bizet's much-loved masterpiece for a once-only performance in Armidale on Thursday 13 August 2020. Sung in English, this new production is designed to entertain people of all ages and features a chamber orchestra and a stunning set, costumes, and lighting. Save the date in your diaries! VENUE: Lazenby Hall, University of New England. TIME: tba. COST: tba - tickets will go on sale in December 2019. For more information, phone 02 6788 2136.
ADFAS Lecture13 Aug 2020
A highly topical lecture, given the current arguments about the multi-billion pound restoration planned for Westminster! The Houses of Parliament is one of the most famous and staggering buildings in the world. It rises serenely from the Thames at Westminster, on a site which has been the centre of power and government in England from the earliest times. It is a masterpiece of Victorian architecture and a spectacular feat of civil engineering: but from the beginning, its design and construction were a battleground for architect, Charles Barry. This lecture tells the story of how Charles Barry created the most famous building in Britain. VENUE: Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 6.00pm. COST: $25 (per lecture - includes supper), $140 (annual subscription for 10 lectures), $5 (full-time student +18) - available from www.trybooking.com/... (50¢ booking fee applies). For more information phone 02 6778 3684, or email adfasarmidale@bigpond.com
Opera Australia's Carmen13 Aug 2020
Bizet’s Carmen Caught between her desire for love and a longing for freedom, Carmen faces an impossible choice. She’s enigmatic and elusive: a femme fatale you can’t forget. Captivating Don José with her sensual Habanera, he abandons everything to pursue her. But Carmen won’t be owned and finds herself a new lover: the dashing bullfighter Escamillo. Don José’s jealousy is untameable and in a gripping finale, Carmen is destined to fight for her life. This new production highlights the colour and vibrancy of postcard Spain, with vintage-inspired costumes it evokes an era of bikers and shady police in a post-war setting of teen angst and rebellion. 7:30pm 13 August 2020 Lazenby Hall, UNE A cast of some of Australia’s finest opera singers assemble with a chamber orchestra and local children’s chorus to perform the world’s most popular opera. Hear the famous Habanera and the Toreador Song when you join us for Opera Australia’s 25th Anniversary tour of Bizet’s Carmen. https://www.trybo
Goldmund Quartet3 Sep 2020
For their debut Australian tour, the Goldmunds offer some of the great masterpieces of the string quartet canon: Haydn and Schubert, set alongside a brand-new work, written for this tour by rising Australian composer Elizabeth Younan. The young guns show their credentials in heartland repertoire which demonstrates the fresh interpretations, irresistible energy and distinctive, characterful playing that brought them such early success – and equally celebrate the music of our own time. Armidale Town - 127 Rusden St ARMIDALE https://www.trybooking.com/BGZTP
ADFAS Lecture11 Nov 2020
Art and Fashion: The enduring relationship between artists and fashion designers from the 20th Century (Alison Kubler) - Historically art and fashion found themselves philosophically opposed. There traditionally existed a hierarchy of high and low art and fashion. Art aspires to a cultural longevity that fashion by its very nature seems designed to negate. So how did art and fashion reconcile in the new millennium, and how are art and fashion collaborations shifting the paradigm? VENUE: Michael Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School (enter from Chapel Street). TIME: 6.00pm. COST: $25 (per lecture - includes supper), $140 (annual subscription for 10 lectures), $5 (full-time student +18) - available from www.trybooking.com/BHAPI (50¢ booking fee applies). For more information phone 02 6778 3684, or email adfasarmidale@bigpond.com.