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
A celebration of poetry and paintings by Helen Wiltshire Public Gallery open times Sat 6th November 11am – 4pmSun 7th November 1 – 4pm Sat 13th November 10am – 4pmSunday 14th November 1 – 4pm Over the first two weekends in November we have an exhibition of water colours and poetry by artist, songwriter and poet, Helen Wiltshire. We will launch her book, “The Gift of This Moment” – a collection of her poetry and art penned over several years and curated in a beautiful book. Helen’s book will be available for sale along with one of her songbooks, the proceeds of which will go to Medecins sans Frontieres. Helen Wiltshire is a respected hymnwriter who has provided new songs at Pilgrim UCA in Adelaide for many years. Many of these can be found in the collection, ‘Here’s a New Day’. One of her songs has been included in aRead more…Helen Wiltshire Exhibition
Pilgrims Trevor Whitney, Jeff May and Christa Megaw share their experiences in a facilitated discussion on “Spirituality and Pilgrimage”. A chance to dive deeper into the soul of pilgrimages and their importance.Moderator: Phil Megaw (The Australian Friends of the Camino). Bridgewater Arts Centre 407 Mt Barker Rd; Bridgewater.
As part of the Bridgewater Arts Centre’s Festival of Pilgrimage, we present this evening as a celebration of the music of pilgrimage, especially across Europe. Riversong is conducted by Janet Leitch, the Chair of Australian Friends of the Camino. Entry by donation but please get a ticket to assist us in organising. Where: The Village WellAldgate Church of Christ54 Strathablyn Road, Aldgate SA
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
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 Chair of Australian Friends of the Camino, * Dan Mullins online from Sydney presenting a song and sharing some Camino highlights* 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. Here’s the Zoom link if you wish to join us live” http://tiny.cc/BUC-Sunday-Service 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 Programme altered with apologies Grace Lutheran Church 15 Wembley Avenue, Bridgewater 7:30pm RiversongRead more…Festival of Pilgrimage 1st -17th October 2021
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
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