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The Goon Show LIVE!
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Contact: bookings@entertainmentbluemountains.com.au
Venue: The Paragon, 65 Katoomba Street Katoomba New South Wales
Date(s): Start Sat 29 Jun 13 repeat weekly for 24 week(s)
A Yulefest Blue Mountains event; The Goon Show Live!Enjoy a Christmas-in-July five course dinner and show with all the trimmings at the historic Paragon in Katoomba, this live-on-stage recreation of The Goon Show will delight everyone.The Goon Show, which was primarily created and written by Spike Milligan, was produced and aired by the BBC between 1951 (initially titled 'Crazy People') and 1960. Since then, The Goon Show has regularly been broadcast around the world including (still today) on Australia's Radio National.Widely acclaimed as being ahead of its time, and being the inspiration for other comedic cults such as Monty Python and The Goodies, this event will be a nostalgic re-visit for those who remember - and a wonderful discovery for those who are new to the best of British comed... Read more

Celebrate Yulefest in June and July at Fairmont Resort
By ATDW Database

Contact: 4785 0000 or reservations@fairmontresort.com.au
Venue: 1 Sublime Point Road, Leura New South Wales
Date(s): Start Sat 29 Jun 13 repeat weekly for 10 week(s)
Enjoy Yulefest at the Fairmont Resort in Leura.

Enjoy a sumptuous buffet in Jamison's Restaurant with a selection of festive favourites! Santa will visit, and there will be buffet decorations, festive music, a Christmas tree and bon bons on the tables. Mulled wine and eggnog will also be available.

Bookings are essential.. www.fairmontresort.com.au Read more

Mother's Day at Fairmont Resort
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Contact: 4785 0000 or reservations@fairmontresort.com.au
Venue: 1 Sublime Point Road, Leura New South Wales
Come and celebrate this Mother's Day at the Fairmont Resort in Leura.

Enjoy an international gourmet buffet with seafood and special items in Jamisons Restaurant, while enjoying views over the Jamison Valley. All Mothers dining for lunch will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.

Bookings are essential for this Mother's Day event.. www.fairmontresort.com.au Read more

The Sydney Writers Festival in the Blue Mountains
By ATDW Database

Venue: The Carrington, 15-47 Katoomba Street Katoomba New South Wales Date(s): From Sat 18 May 13 To Tue 21 May 13
Celebrating Sydney's Writers' Festival in the Blue Mountains, Varuna, this festival brings together the best International, Australian and local writers, and will be sure to delight, intrigue, stimulate, enlighten and entertain you. The program will include writers' across all genres, including contemporary and historical fiction, short story writing, poetry, memoir, politics, biography, current affairs and travel.On Saturday 18 May there will be two special community events, run in partnership with The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. This year will also see the return of the Poetry in the Caves, at Jenolan Caves in Oberon on Sunday 19 May. The main program will take place at The Carrington Hotel, in Katoomba on Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 May.The full program will be launched by Sydney Write... Read more

Crossing
By ATDW Database

Contact: 9489 4955 or Jessica@blaxlandanddaughter.com
Venue: 63-65 Bridge Street, Lithgow New South Wales
Date(s): Start Sat 11 May 13 repeat weekly for 26 week(s)
Crossing is an exciting world premier play performing the many crossings of the Blue Mountains as part of the Bicentenary celebrations over the next three years - and is coming to theatres in Lithgow.

Through song and movement, the performers will take you on a journey through your own past - from the 40 000 years of Aboriginal crossings to the Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson crossing in 1813 to the early free settlers like Elizabeth Hawkins and her eight children.

Be astounded by ... Read more

James Morrison and his Band - Blue Mountains Concert Society
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Venue: Springwood High School Hall, Grose Road Faulconbridge New South Wales
You are sure to have a really great evening's entertainment from this master virtuoso.

Although James Morrison is best known as a trumpet player, he is a multi-instrumentalist who composed and performed the opening fanfare for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. He has also had an influence on the design of trumpets and trombones.

He has had a long association with the composer and pianist Lalo Schifrin, and has recorded CDs of Schifrin's "Jazz Meets the Symnphony" with the London Symph... Read more

Simon Tedeschi and Emma Pask - Blue Mountains Concert Society
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Venue: Springwood High School Hall, Grose Road Faulconbridge New South Wales
The program will feature favourites from the Gershwin Songbook, Rhapsody in Blue, the three Preludes and more.

Simon has been performing for 25 years now and is yet to meet someone who did not love Gershwin's music. This is because of the supreme harmonic ingenuity and accessibility of his musical language that encompassed African-America, Cuba, Brazil and Russia.

For this concert, Simon has teamed up with multi-award winning jazz vocalist, Emma Pask, to show why Gershwin's music... Read more

Australian Violin Ensemble (Musical Mozaika)- Blue Mountains Concert Society
By ATDW Database

Venue: Springwood High School Hall, Grose Road Faulconbridge New South Wales
Seven violinists and one pianist present a program of more than twenty colourful pieces, including the Bach/Gounod Ave Maria, Dvorak's Humoresque, dances and other numbers by composers such as Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Fibich, Glazunov, Shostakovich, Gliere, Gershwin and Ann Carr-Boyd.

The program includes pieces from different styles with arrangements especially created for the Ensemble, and was a great success in China where all their concerts were sold out. The new Australian... Read more

Colonial Dinner Dance
By ATDW Database

Contact: 4787 1369 or annette@bluemountainsmanorhouse.com.au
Venue: Montgomery Street, Mount Victoria New South Wales
For a wonderful night of Colonial history and dancing, enjoy a scrumptious dinner and music at the Manor House in Mount Victoria and with the arrival of the Bicentenary Re-enactment Walk, this will be a night to remember!

After dinner, in your best colonial finery, head to the Community Hall (Mt Vic Flicks, especially refitted for the night) to learn dancing to the callers of a great bush band. Supper is served at the hall. This is also the opening of the Historic House signs initiative.<... Read more

21 Days on the Mountain
By ATDW Database

Venue: Throughout the Blue Mountains, Katoomba New South Wales Date(s): From Sat 11 May 13 To Fri 31 May 13
In 1813, European explorers Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth, took 21 days to find a way to cross the Blue Mountains. To commemorate this momentous occasion 200 years later, several Blue Mountains communities will be organising a range of events, such as Blaxland Explorers Day, Lawson Celebrates Lawson and Wentworth Falls Bicentenary Celebrations.Many other events are being organised by local individuals to celebrate the Crossings, including the Bicentenary Flyover (25 May 2013), the Bicentenary Re-enactment Walk (11 May to 31 May 2013) and the play, Crossing! and Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Gardening Seminars to name a few.To find an event that has been endorsed by the Bicentenary Crossings Committee look for the words 'This is an endorsed Blue Mountains Bicentenary Crossings 2013-2015 ev... Read more

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