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The Magnolia Tree – 22nd May

The Magnolia Tree – 22nd May

The Magnolia Tree

By Michael Gray Griffith

A new Australian thriller with a twist…

Saturday 22nd May 2021 7.30pm

The Magnolia Tree

Three siblings have come together to choose a nursing home for their mother, who has advanced Alzheimer’s, but instead Jack, for unclear reasons, will attempt to talk his sisters into letting her go, tonight. Will his sisters’ principles hold up, or will the decades of poverty ahead of them force them to re-evaluate the morality their mother taught them?

The twist? The final decision won’t be theirs – it will be yours.

This play has two endings and right in the middle of its most powerful and tense moment you will have to vote for the one you want to see.

So the real question is, how robust is your morality?

Each ending leaves audiences with a different experience and adds a completely new dimension to live theatre. Most nights there have been gasps and squeals of nervous laughter as audiences realise this is the moment they must choose, with some members fixed in their choice before the play has even started while others waver throughout the play, as confused by the logic of Jack as his sisters are…

The Magnolia Tree is presented by The Wolves Theatre Company, a group of artists determined to show that mature creatives can be original, challenging and pertinent. Their focus is to write and produce bold, contemporary pieces aimed predominantly at the 45 plus demographic.

‘In a lifetime of going to see theatre I have never been as
emotionally involved in a play as I have in this one.’
John Flaus

‘Playwright Michael Griffith has written a striking character-driven play
filled with family secrets and fractured relationships,
presenting them with an impossible bind… A must see.’
Simi West (4/5 stars)

 

On Saturday 22 May 2021 at 7:30pm

Moyhu Soldiers Memorial Hall
24 Bartley St, Moyhu

Doors and Bar open 6.45pm
Show starts at 7.30pm
Duration approx 80 minutes – no intermission.
All tickets include a delicious CWA supper.
Drinks are available at bar prices.

Tickets are $25 and available here:  The Magnolia Tree

Hosted by

With Moyhu Action Group & Moyhu CWA


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King Valley Art Show 2021

King Valley Art Show 2021

Dear Artists, Friends and Supporters,

The Magnifico King Valley Art Show is back!! … In Spring!!

From 29th October – 2nd November 2021 – Cup Weekend.

Watch this space for more information.
 
Stay well & enjoy life.
 
Anita, Michael and Rowena
President, Secretary and Treasurer KVA
and the KVA Committee

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2020 Arts and Culture Grants

2020 Arts and Culture Grants

Multiples Light Show Moyhu

Do you have a fabulous idea for an arts based project in the King Valley? Do you need a little bit of money to get your project off the ground? King Valley Arts is proud to offer small grants of up to $1500 to enrich the King Valley arts culture.
The 2020 Arts Culture Grant application forms are now available.

Closing date Monday 23rd December 2019

Visit our Community Grants page or for more information phone Michael Ashby Secretary 0439 386 027

 

 

 

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The Kutcha Edwards Hour

The Kutcha Edwards Hour

Saturday 26th October 7.30pm

BUY TICKETS HERE

The Kutcha Edwards Hour is an invitation to be immersed in the lifelong experiences of a Stolen Generations member through songs and stories. Kutcha’s path has taken him from a child institutionalised to winning the Melbourne Prize for Music. Kutcha is a story teller and, using these skills, he delivers a concert that proves to be both riveting and enriching. 

Removed from his family and culture, he has recaptured his Songline and spends his life casting ‘pebbles in to the pond’, creating wave upon wave of cultural awareness through his music and performance charisma.

Writing music and singing have been Kutcha’s lifeline as well as a continuation of his Songline. Throughout the hour with Kutcha the audience will hear firsthand how it was growing up as an Aboriginal in a land that did not recognise his people as citizens of their own country.

Kutcha’s songs are incredibly moving and personal, including a song written about the time he turned 18 and was freed from State care, despite having returned to his Mother at the age of 14 after removal at 18 months. Kutcha sings of the impact of Government policies of removal and assimilation on his people and the ramifications that have pervaded the wellbeing of Aboriginal people since.

Humour also plays a strong role alongside his songs, playfully engaging his audience throughout the hour. Kutcha presents an inclusive and inviting conversation with the audience, while also provoking emotive responses to his personal story, that of his family and his community.

Each show concludes with the singing of what is virtually an anthem, the beautiful song Yil Lul by Jo Geia. The audience is invited to sing together and are left feeling they’ve had a positive experience, and their cultural awareness heightened.

On Saturday 26th October 2019 at 7:30pm

Myrrhee Soldiers Memorial Hall
1736 Benalla-Whitfield Rd, Myrrhee

Doors and Bar open 6.30pm
Show starts at 7.30pm
Duration approx 1 hour – no intermission.
All tickets include a delicious supper.
Drinks are available at bar prices.

Tickets are $25 and available at the door or book here:  The Kutcha Edwards Hour
Children under 15 FREE if accompanied by an adult

Hosted by

With Myrrhee Hall Committee

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Varietyville

Varietyville

Friday 30th August – 7.30pm

BOOK TICKETS HERE

Two ʻmust seeʼ artists of outrageously funny proportions combining their talents into one incredible show for your pleasure!

Starring award winning, five star internationally renowned physical comedian Daniel Oldaker aka “Dandyman” (La Soireé, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Melb. Int Comedy Fest) and the inimitable circus variety star Rani Huszar, as seen on ABC’s “Live at the Memo”, “The Sideshow” and the world renowned variety show La Cliqué.

Varietyville is based around two characters. One wants to present meaningful art that has a message whilst the other loves creating entertainment that is accessible to everyone. It’s art versus entertainment, variety with vavoom.

Varietyville takes variety to a whole new level. Bite sized morsels of masterful magic, chaotic clowning, preposterous physical feats, musical mayhem, hilarious hi-jinks and much, much more!

“I laughed harder and longer at one act this evening than I have anything else I have seen this fringe”
Clothesline (Charissa McCluskey-Garcia) Fringe World, Perth

On Friday 30 August 2019 at 7:30pm
King Valley Community Complex (AC Swinburne Pavillion),
LOT 2 Mansfield-Whitfield Rd, Whitfield

Doors and Bar open 6.30pm
Show starts at 7.30pm
Duration approx 1 hour – no intermission.
All tickets include a delicious CWA supper (after performance).
Drinks are available at bar prices.

Tickets are $25  Book here 
or available at the door

Children under 15 FREE if accompanied by an adult

Hosted by

With King Valley CWA

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Three Birds One Cock

Three Birds One Cock

Friday 5th July 7.00pm

BOOK HERE

Footsteps! Gunshots! Lingerie! Deception!

Will all go to plan for these strong-willed bombshells?

A black comedy dripping with noir, glamour, murder and suspense.


As Alfred Hitchcock and his films are iconic and influential points in pop culture and film history, Three Birds One Cock is a show that takes his famous heroines and gives them stories of their own, with a contemporary punch and a dose of dark-humoured comedy.

A bit about the show!
Three of Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic blondes from Vertigo, Psycho and The Birds find themselves trapped in an absurd “whodunnit” murder mystery. Something sinister is lurking in the shadows and things are not quite what they seem.

Terrified that any one of them could be the next victim, these blondes must use their feminine charm and cunning skills to unravel a storyline much darker than they realize, tumbling towards morbid endings of their own.

On Friday 5 July 2019 at 7:00pm
Moyhu Soldiers Memorial Hall

24 Bartley St, Moyhu

Doors and Bar open 6.15pm
Show starts at 7.00pm
Duration approx 1 hour – no intermission.
All tickets include a delicious CWA supper.
Drinks are available at bar prices.

Tickets are $25 and available at the door or here:  
THREE BIRDS ONE COCK TICKETS
Performance is not suitable for kids under 16.

For more information please contact
Louise – 0412265665
or email contactus@kingvalleyarts.com.au

Hosted by

With Moyhu Action Group & Moyhu CWA

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The 2019 Winners are …….

The 2019 Winners are …….

Grand Winner $3,000.00 sponsor Dal Zotto Wines

Awarded to Maxwell Wilks for Through the Trees

Grand Prize Winner artist Maxwell Wilks with his award winning art work ‘Through the Trees’

‘ Masterful work with a colour sensitivity for Australian light exploiting a large variety of mark making which evokes movement. Taking what might be an unassuming scene and creating a beautiful classical artwork’

click here for link to all the award winners

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King Valley Arts Presents

King Valley Arts Presents

King Valley Arts Presents a SEASON PASS for 2019

 


Drum roll please ….

Due to many requests, we have introduced a SEASON PASS for our 2019 performances. This will include a Season ticket to all three events, for a reduced price of $70.

Supporting the King Valley Arts Presents events, means you are contributing to the ongoing success of this program. These events encourage your local community to socialise together and they bring original and quality entertainment to your area. They introduce young children to live entertainment and it remains cost effective to enable everybody to enjoy the events.


SEASON PASS 2019 includes all 3 events
(Supper included & Drinks at Bar Prices)

• Three Birds One Cock – Friday 5 July, 7pm – Moyhu Soldiers Memorial Hall
Hosted with Moyhu Action Group & Moyhu CWA

• Varietyville – Friday 30 August, 7pm – King Valley Community Complex
Hosted with King Valley CWA

• The Kutcha Edwards Hour – Sat 26 Oct, 7.30pm – Myrrhee Soldiers Memorial Hall
Hosted with Myrrhee Hall Committee

Purchase your 2019 SEASON PASS here


CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE EVENTS

 

 

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2019 King Valley Art Show

2019 King Valley Art Show

Plans are well afoot for the 2019 King Valley Art Show, held on the Queen’s Birthday Weekend we expect to receive 400 entries from local, intra and interstate artists, which makes for a diverse and interesting art show.
We are thrilled to announce artist Christine Wrest Smith as this year’s judge, and with 19 awards to the value of $17,250 there are plenty of opportunities for artists to enter work to suit the varied categories.

We thank Dal Zotto Wines for sponsoring our major award the $3000 Grand Winner  Acquisitive Award.

Artists wanting to enter we encourage to sign up to our mailing list to be first to receive an entry form in late March.

Key dates :
Entry forms available late March 
Closing Date for entries Friday 24 May
Artwork drop off Saturday 1 June and Sunday 2 June

Gala Opening
Friday 7 June 7.30pm
Exhibiting Artists $15
General $30 (all inclusive)
Join our judge Christine Wrest Smith when she announces the winners. Savour premium King Valley wines and delicious canapes

Venue -King River Brewing 4515 Wangaratta-Whitfield Rd King Valley

Exhibition open 10am-5pm Sat-Mon Adults $3

Gala Opening is always a highlight
The Gala Opening is always a highlight. Enjoy fine wines and canapés made in the King Valley. Bookings essential

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King Valley Arts

King Valley Arts

We have changed our name to King Valley Arts to better reflect the many activities the committee is involved in. This decision was made at our AGM in October.
Our main activity is still the King Valley Art Show which is held annually on the Queen’s Birthday Weekend in June at King River Brewing.  With the committee working towards another great art show, the only change you will see is a new logo. 

We are also excited to announce that we have received a Creative Victoria Small Regional Presenters grant for our King Valley Arts Presents which brings performances from Regional Arts Victoria’s Connecting Places 2019 program to Moyhu, Whitfield and Myrrhee . Working with local community groups in each town we will be presenting four diverse performances that will pique the interest of all from the young to the young at heart.

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