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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

After the Storm – new date thanks to Covid

Supported by the Adelaide Hills Council | Part of Winter Words 2021 There is nothing like coming together to celebrate the power of true, personal storytelling. This is the tradition of New York’s “The Moth” but it is also the age-old tradition around campfires and within families. On this night seven stories will be told from people’s lives – no fiction, no fantasy, just stories well told from people’s lives. Stories that reflect the humanity, the joy, the grief of people living each day. This show starts with the theme, “After the storm” with storytellers exploring the theme, no doubt in unexpected ways. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, this show will dance between documentary and theater, creating a unique, intimate, and often enlightening experience for the audience.  Rachael Mead, author of  The Application of Pressure has been commissioned to assist each storyteller with thanks to AdelaideRead more…After the Storm – new date thanks to Covid

Naomi Keyte with her guitarist, Tom Kneebone – July 3rd, 7:30pm

After the June concert was cancelled to Naomi’s ill health, we have shifted the date to July 3rd. Apologies for the many who booked. Those who can’t come on July 3rd will be reimbursed. One of SA’s best voices with a swag of awards to her name! Not to be missed! For this special, intimate performance at the Bridgewater Arts Centre, Naomi will perform duo, with her bandmate Tom Kneebone (guitar). In 2016, Keyte was named ‘Best Live Voice’ at the National Live Music Awards. Live performance highlights include Latitude (UK), WOMADelaide, OzAsia Festival, Here’s to Now and the Basket Range Festival. Keyte’s debut album, ‘Melaleuca’ (2017), was nominated for ‘Best Release’, ‘Best Folk’ and ‘Best Female Artist’ at the South Australian Music Awards. In 2020 Naomi Keyte released her latest single ‘Travelling Woman’ and won Best Folk – People’s Choice at the South Australian Music Awards.  “Naomi is oneRead more…Naomi Keyte with her guitarist, Tom Kneebone – July 3rd, 7:30pm

4 Women with a Palette 6-29th August 2021 – SALA Exhibition

This SA Living Arts (SALA) Exhibition will be each weekend in August at Bridgewater Arts Centre (BAC)- Fri to Sun each weekend. Friday and Saturday 10am-4pm Sunday 1-4pm Come and talk to the artists.  One will always be in attendance over the course of the month. The launch was cancelled in favour of a celebration on the last day of the exhibition celebrating the exhibition. It is Sunday 2-4pm. Tickets are free but please register below. Free Tickets found here.  

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