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
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