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‘Blister’ – play reading with Sarah Peters

Saturday 16th October 2021, 5-6:15pm Bridgewater Arts Centre – 507 Mount Barker Road, Bridgewater SA As part of Bridgewater Arts Centre’s Festival of Pilgrimage, Sarah Peters conveys her experience of the Camino and the people she met. “You’re following little yellow arrows across a country, which is kind of crazy”. In 2016, playwright Sarah Peters walked the Camino de Santiago, an 800-kilometre hike across Northern Spain that has been travelled by pilgrims for centuries. She went to discover the stories of other adventurers – but she also had to confront her own. Drawn from encounters with real people walking ‘The Way’, Blister explores what happens when daily life is reduced to a 10 kilo pack, a pair of boots, and a series of yellow arrows pointing you in the right direction…most of the time. “The central protagonist in Blister, Rosie, is based primarily on Sarah Peters’ experience with a bitRead more…‘Blister’ – play reading with Sarah Peters

Festival of Pilgrimage 1st -17th October 2021

During the month of October 2021, Bridgewater Arts Centre has a Festival of Pilgrimage including all the events below. The activities are coordinated by Janet Leitch, President of Australian Friends of the Camino. Date Event Location Friday 1st Oct7:30pm Festival opening including:* Janet Leitch from Australian Friends of the Camino, * Dan Mullins online from Sydney presenting a song and sharing some Camino highlights* To be confirmed – Josh Teague – Member for Heysen*Viewing the exhibition. * A recorded tour of the exhibition on film for those unable to join us on the evening. URL to be advised. Please contact us for information. Bridgewater Arts Centre (BAC)407 Mount Barker Road, Bridgewater SA Sat 2nd Oct10-4pm Pilgrimage exhibition – photos and wisdom from pilgrims over the ages BAC 10-4pm Labyrinth Walk Grace Lutheran Church 15 Wembley Avenue, Bridgewater 7:30pm Riversong and Friends (choir): Pilgrim songs across the agesTicketed event with supperRead more…Festival of Pilgrimage 1st -17th October 2021

I’ll Push You – Movie

Saturday 9th October, 7pm Sunset Rock Uniting Church – 40 Spencer St Stirling 5152 As part of Bridgewater Art Centre’s Festival of Pilgrimage in October this year (2021) we are presenting the movie, I’ll Push You – winner of five awards in 2017 and 2018. A portrait of friendship and faith across 500 miles. Movie website It all started with three little words. I’ll Push You is an up-close and personal look into the dynamics of a life-long friendship between of two best friends – Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray – as they travel across El Camino de Santiago. This feature-length documentary covers the struggle of the 34-day, 500-mile hike across mountains, deserts, hills, and valleys and features perspectives from family and friends. Even though the story begins with the challenges that come with Patrick’s answering of the invitation to push Justin in a wheelchair across northern Spain, it alsoRead more…I’ll Push You – Movie

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