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SSC Newspaper : October 2010
By Bernadette Chua Toe-tapping show tunes from everyone's favourite musicals are a crowd-pleaser at any performance. And when the Strath eld Musical Society puts on Songs from Stage to Screen it will also showcase some of the best musical talents in the area. A er the success of last year's Musicali-tea, the society has returned this year with a vibrant and swinging production presenting numbers from big-screen hit musicals. Society member Kathy Clark says the concert director Philip Clark chose the repertoire for its wide audience appeal. e musical numbers include Masquerade from e Phantom of the Opera, One Day More from Les Miserables, Hail Holy Queen from Sister Act and e Winner Takes It All from Mamma Mia!. "Philip has chosen songs that suit the individuals in the cast, have wide audience appeal, while maintaining a balance between old and new, full choral, ensemble and solo numbers," Clark says. "Concerts of this nature are very popular and can be done on a low budget, so we do them to raise much-needed money." e society is run purely on the dedication of its members and welcomes anyone who wants to be involved, not only in the ensemble but also backstage, front-of-house or in administrative roles. "We do not receive sponsorships or other assistance, so our income is mainly from ticket sales," Clark says. "All the money raised from a production goes towards the cost of our next production." Cast members hail from all over Sydney, including some who are not members of the society. "We have about 60 members, all of whom sing as a hobby," Clark says. "Most members of this small cast will perform a solo but our main soloists are Brian Hughes, Philip Clark, Haydn Allbu , Christine Pech, Carol Gri th and Laura Clark." Philip Clark says the best part of the show is that the music will have the audience singing and clapping along with every number. "We're choosing shows that have made a successful transition from the stage to the big screen and back again," he says. "Or in some cases, a show we think should be a movie!" Where: Latvian eatre, 32 Parnell Street, Strath eld When: October 22, 8pm; October 23, 2pm and 8pm; October 24, 2pm How Much: Adult $35, seniors $27, children $25. Bookings of 12 or more $25. Bookings: 9797 6658 By Bernadette Chua EVERY FRIDAY morning eager art students gather in the Strath eld Town Hall to share their passionate love of art. You might see them tramping through the streets with sketch pads and canvases under their arms as they search for a picturesque corner of Strath eld to paint. Inspired by local scenes, the all-female class has been under the instruction of Angie Kolistasis -- Angie K, a local artist who has exhibited successfully around the world for the past 15 years including Greece and the US, as well as Sydney and Melbourne. Angie moved to Strath eld ve years ago and approached the council with a brilliant plan. " is was a great way to start a community event," she says. "I have such a passion and love for art and I love the area. It's really such a pleasure to live here." Tutored and guided by some of Australia's foremost artists such as Beryl Oliver, Stephen Ramsay and Garry Foye, Kolistasis promoted local talent through an art gallery she managed in the Sutherland area. Impressionism mixed with pop art is what inspires Kolistasis, and she has developed a unique style to depict the Australian landscape. Now she has her students creating their own styles. e Art Trail started when the NSW Government began o ering grants to support a positive outlook on ageing. Fitness classes and social groups have also been set up as part of the initiative. e women have been practising their brushwork from their new found art skills and creating artwork for Family Resource and Network Support Inc (F NS) for Art's Sake Exhibition. Money raised from the sale of their paintings will go to people with disabilities and their carers. " e best thing about being part of the Art Trail is being able to inspire each other," Kolistasis says. e Art Trail is free on every Friday from October 8 at 9:30am, starting at the Supper Room, Strath eld Town Hall. For more information, contact Strath eld Council on 9746 9999. 2010 COOKS RIVER ECO FESTIVAL Live music and children's cra activities as well as sustainable living workshops and an interactive sustainable living house trailer. October 10. 10am. Ewen Park, Hurlstone Park. Bookings phone 9748 9649. Cost: Free LINE DANCING Line dancing is a fun and easy way to get t and to make new friends. No previous experience is required and an instructor will show you the basic steps. Every Wednesday from October 13 -- December 15. 10:30am-12pm. Strath eld Town Hall. Cost: Free FITNESS CLASSES e exercise classes are designed to help improve balance, co- ordination, strength and exibility. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring a bo le of water. Every ursday from October 14 -- December 16. Strath eld Town Hall. Cost: $5 AN AFTERNOON OF MUSIC Strath eld Council are giving recognition to carers who provide unpaid care and support for a family member or friend. An a ernoon of music and refreshments will be provided. October 16. 2-3:30pm. Woodstock Community Centre, Burwood. Bookings call 9748 9999. Cost: Free STRATHFIELD WEST SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB e club o ers games, cra and morning tea as well as bus trips and end of the year celebrations. Every Monday and Friday. 9:30am -- 2:30pm. Bates Street Community Centre. For more information contact Marlene Doran on 9764 1037. Cost: Free 18 Strathfield Scene "The best part of the show is that the music will have the audience singing and clapping along with every number.” Philip Clark october 2010 WHAT'S ON COUNCIL ACTIVITIES PREVIEW Mamma Mia! Here they go again Art starters brush up their skills A song om Phantom of the Opera will be included in the Musical Society's repertoire.