Saturday November 5th, 2022 Jen Lush and Steve Lennox bring their many and varied influences together in evocative, darkly folk, alt country song/stories drenched and interwoven with their unique and luscious harmonies.Lush and Lennox each have been following their own rich musical paths and they collaborated on Steve’s album ‘In The Lighter Dark’ – a gorgeous song cycle based on his family’s lighthouse keeping history, and the ARBA Roots Album of 2021. They are currently working up a new batch of creations. Jen recently launched her stunning new album ‘Let Loose The Beating Birds’ to much critical acclaim. Lush and Lennox…together, think Calexico meets Simon and Garfunkel and Mazzy Star.
Thursday 4th August 2022, 7-9pm Once again we host another four excellent artists from The Hills. After opening night (4th August) the exhibition is open through August on Fri-Sat 10am-4pm, and Sun 12-4pm. Bridgewater Arts Centre (in the Uniting Church) at 407 Mount Barker Road, Bridgewater, SA. So excited about showcasing this year’s SALA artists at the Bridgewater Arts Centre. Open each weekend in August. Come and meet local artists and their art. Details on page 42 of the SALA magazine. Opening nights are a chance to see first hand wonderful works of art created by people who are passionate about the creative process and telling a visual story. Four local artists are exhibiting for the first time. Come and meet them and be the first to see their art.Entry to the opening is FREE and if you would like to make a DONATION to the arts centre please doRead more…The Hills Enlightened – SALA 2022 Exhibition Opening
Saturday August 13th 7.30 – 9.30pm, Bridgewater Arts Centre – 407 Mount Barker Road, Bridgewater SA 5155 Love a good story? Join us for an exceptional evening of storytelling in a warm comfortable and friendly space.A performance piece of story tellers who created and honed their storytelling skills during workshops with author Rachael Mead, in the style of “The Moth Radio Hour.”Commissioned by Adelaide Hills Council, you will laugh, cry, wonder and be surprised as you hear tales of life. Saturday August 13th 7.30 – 9.30pmDoors open at 7.00pm for plates and drinksBookings: FULL $20 / CONCESSION $15Children at primary school FREE The Application of Pressure, Rachael’s debut novel was published by Affirm Press in 2020 and has received stunning reviews. “Mead brings precision, empathy and an engaging sense of place (with a) full spectrum of emotion, tone and effect.” The Advertiser “Insightful, jaw-dropping, hilarious, horrifying.” Mike Hopkins “Authentic andRead more…Fireside Stories – real stories told live
Update (Wed 29th June 2022) With overflowing numbers we have moved the event to: The Aldgate Village Well, 54 Strathalbyn Road, Aldgate. You are welcome to add to our numbers by inviting your network to this memorable evening. Adelaide-based folk singers ‘Fossils’ will present a benefit concert for the Bridgewater Arts Centre on Saturday 2nd July, 2022. Spokesman for the group Brian Loffler said they are all very much looking forward to playing in Bridgewater. “We have performed individually in the Adelaide Hills on many occasions, but this will be the first time for us as Fossils,” Mr Loffler said. He went on to say: “It’s been a very tough time for musicians, arts-workers and performance venues during the pandemic, so we’re delighted to help with this fundraiser for the Bridgewater Arts Centre. “2018 was a huge year for Fossils folk group when singer-songwriter Peter Combe was awarded a star atRead more…Multi ARIA Award Winner Peter Combe OAM and Fossils – July 2nd 2022
August 6th, 2022 at 7:30pm *** Please note the new date after being postponed from May 2022.*** Welsh born Siobhan is what you get when you combine Celtic passion and Classical training! Throw in a harp and you get an ethereal blend of haunting melodies, ancient and new! Siobhan studied Classical Voice at Adelaide University’s Elder Conservatorium, gaining a Bachelor of Music (Performance and Pedagogy) in 2015. Her versatile voice easily changes from classical operatic to traditional Celtic style, as well as jazz and pop. She has performed at major festivals, concerts and events around Australia, as well as the UK, Ireland, Europe, USA, Japan and Siberia, and has appeared as a soloist on two episodes of BBC TV’s “Songs of Praise”. Working between Europe and Australia from 2014 to 2018, Siobhan is based in Adelaide performing at weddings, functions and festivals, as well as teaching voice, harp and pianoRead more…Siobhan Owen
After our Fringe events, other shows we have booked this year include: Fossils – July 2nd Siobhan Owen – Aug 6th – The Aldgate Village Well, 54 Strathalbyn Road, Aldgate Steve Lennox and Jen Lush – Nov 5th For past shows click on ‘Menu’ above then ‘Past Shows’.
Presented by PAINTELAIDE – Adelaide’s local pop-up Paint & Sip and Art Studio. Times: Two classes – Friday 25th Feb at 12:30 and 6:30pm Where: Bridgewater Arts Centre, 407 Mount Barker Road, Bridgewater, SA 5155 (Bridgewater Uniting) At each event we will be painting one of Van Gogh’s popular paintings. A local artist will walk you through the process step-by-step and help you create your own masterpiece to take home. Drag your bestie, make it a date or get your family along for this super fun event. NO ART EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! Includes: All art supplies, a take-home canvas (40cm X 50cm) and a drink on arrival (wine/ coffee/ tea)
Adelaide Festival Fringe – Saturday 19 Feb, 7.30-8:30pm – Bridgewater Arts Centre – 407 Mount Barker Road Once again, Bridgewater Arts Centre has a Fringe event. This time with Uncle Nath, from Newcastle, NSW, who presents comedy that you can take your whole family to. Uncle Nath is a clean stand up comedian from Australia. The playful nature of his stand-up, gather entire families to laugh together. His engagement with audiences creates a night full of laughter, fun and memories that will last a lifetime. As a high school dropout from a dysfunctional family, Nath’s future looked grim. Dropping out of school at the age of 16, he felt lost in life as being routinely get kicked out and moved along became a regular occurrence of his life. No-one wanted him around. Then out of nowhere, hope arrived. A local church reached out to Nath and his mates. The ChurchRead more…Clean Comedy with Uncle Nath
Two high quality, memorable acts on November 20th, 2021 at 7:30pm Robin Mann is acknowledged world-wide for his songs of Christian faith that offer an expansive theology of hope in the suffering servant. He has provided rich songs for the Australian church for over 40 years. Robin was recently awarded an honorary doctorate for his contribution to theological scholarship. Dorothy Mann, who has been singing with Robin for quite a few decades, will be accompanying him. Sue Baker is a skilled songwriter. With a pitch-perfect, warm voice that you’d expect to hear on big labels, Sue’s songs are a rich soothing experience and deserve to be heard across Australia. She was one of Bridgewater Arts Centre’s artists in our SALA August 2021 exhibition. Robin and Dorothy Mann Dorothy & Robin Mann have been singing all their lives. They have been singing together for over 50 years – as a duo,Read more…Robin and Dorothy Mann; Sue Baker