June 11th, 2pm – 4pm Bridgewater Arts Centre – 407 Mount Barker Road, Bridgewater SA PLEASE NOTE – this is SUNDAY AFTERNOON Join acclaimed harpist and singer Emma Horwood and Celtic harpist Christine Morphett for an exploration of world music both old and new. From innovative arrangements of traditional Irish and Scottish tunes to American blues, Spanish Flamenco and contemporary music, be mesmerised by two Celtic harps in harmony. Also featuring harp and voice solos by Emma and a performance by harp/guitar duo Telenn Tri, don’t miss this varied and beautiful concert featuring the combined talents and 70 plus strings of stunning strumming! She Moved Through the Fair (Duo Celtica 2 harps & voice)https://youtu.be/AOZ8cwNs9G4 Elizabeth Kelly’s Delight (Duo Celtica)https://youtu.be/WHFDZ47MYdg * And the following are links featuring Emma Horwood only. The Stolen Child Emma (harp and voice) and percussionhttps://youtu.be/x9Mkhzu33m8 Girl in the Red Skirt (Emma and Steve harp & percussion)https://youtu.be/nQ79MuR_oLE Time toRead more…Duo Celtica
Sat May 13th 7:30pm at Bridgewater Arts Centre, 407 Mount Barker Road, Bridgewater SA 5155 Singer/songwriter/pianist, Rachel is a huge talent from Sydney with plenty of top reviews. So many excellent songs. Put her name and date in your diary. Sydney songstress Rachel Collis has been described by reviewers as no less than “prodigy”, “sheer genius” (Australian Stage) and “a welcome jolt back to the time of Joni Mitchell and Carole King” (The Orange Press). Rachel is good old-fashioned songwriting, combined with whirlwind virtuosic piano and Celtic–like vocals. Rachel has released 4 studio albums with ARIA and Emmy-award winning producer Sean Carey, which have grown Rachel a dedicated fanbase in Australia, the UK, the US and Canada. Her songs explore the beauty and spirituality of everyday life. Beautifully-crafted and emotionally honest, each song is an invitation to find connectedness and belonging in the simplest of moments. Rachel has performed toRead more…Rachel Collis in concert – Sat May 13th, 2023
Bridgewater Arts Centre 407 Mount Barker Road Feb 24th, 2023 6:30pm About this event After a SOLD OUT season last year Bridgewater Arts Centre, we are back with more!Join us for a two-hour guided painting session to create your very own version of Klimt’s Tree of Life. No art experience required! Note: Session start at 6:30pm. 24th Feb – Klimt’s Tree of Life Important information:Ticket includes: A take-home canvas, use of paints, brushes, easels, aprons at the venue and a welcome drink for the non-Paintelaide studio events. Further drinks are available for sale. Presented by:Paintelaide Pty Ltd This is a super fun and casual painting class where a friendly local artist guides you through the featured painting, while you sip on wine and paint. You can enjoy the company of your loved ones, socialise with other guests or get that much needed me-time. No prior art experience is required toRead more…Paint and Sip with Paintelaide Studio
Adelaide FringeThursday 16th March 7:30pmBridgewater Arts Centre 407 Mount Barker Road, Bridgewater SA. “Lilting folk tunes overlaid with sprightly Kora (West African harp) playful strings and dreamy harmonies as though Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon had convened in a Bamako back street.“ – The Guardian December 2021 Miriam Lieberman’s music, accompanied by Lara Goodridge on vioin, presents themes of love for the natural world, stories of transformation, motherhood, love, loss and the power of imagination. The music is coloured by Miriam’s transformational time studying in Latin America & West Africa that have left an imprint on her musical style though contemporary in its tone. Featuring feathery-soft strings that evoke hauntingly beautiful memories, Miriam’s music is a mesmerising ride that vibes Kate Bush, but also sounds completely modern – if you’re not swaying are you even listening? Not since Deborah Conway crooned “it’s only the beginning” has an Australian singer madeRead more…Miriam Liebermann with Lara Goodridge – Thurs 16th March, 7:30pm
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