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Spring entertainment at the Gawler Civic Centre

Sponsored by Gawler Civic Centre

Social connection, community celebration and lifelong learning are key outcomes for this unique, regional facility.

The Town of Gawler’s Civic Centre is a true community facility, developed and driven by the local community, creating the pre-eminent social, cultural, heritage and business innovation centre for the region.

We encourage and welcome the wider Gawler community to discover, connect, innovate and grow with the variety of programs, events, shows and exhibitions available throughout the Gawler Civic Centre.

ENTERTAINMENT

Spring is packed with a huge variety of entertainment on offer for the whole family.

Our Entertainment program includes:

Friday 23 September, 8.00pm

Michael Griffiths Greatest Hits

From Madonna to Cole Porter, Kylie Minogue to A-ha, Eurythmics to the Violent Femmes – featuring a live three-piece band. Helpmann Award winner and Adelaide Cabaret Festival favourite Michael Griffiths has dusted off his LPs and perused his one-man shows to curate a solid gold line-up of his favourite tunes for your listening pleasure!

Tuesday 4 October, 11.00am & 2.00pm concerts

He’s the Prince of Putrid, The Willy Wonky of Weird! He’s Mr Snot bottom! A deeeesgusting kids comedian brimming with all the oooey, gooey, yucky, slimy topics kids love: boogers, bottoms, pop-offs and smells! Expect snot-loads of gross-tastic gags, tasteless tunes and just wrong routines perfect for weird kids 5 and up and their even weirder parents.

Thursday 6 October, 11.00am

A Morning with the Vegetarian Librarian

She might be a vegetarian, but she’s also the Gen-X meat in the inter-generational sandwich of the modern workplace. A mostly true, slightly made-up tale of thwarted ambition, underachievement, and a funeral in a library. Written & Performed by Tracy Crisp

Friday 28 October, 8.00pm

Johnny Cash & The Eagles Tributes by Acoustic Juice

Featuring the vocal talents of Ian ‘Polly’ Politis and Rohan Powell, Acoustic Juice are guaranteed to give their audience great music and a great time, every time. Performing tributes to Johnny Cash – The Man in Black – and The Eagles – The Men in Denim – this is a show not to be missed!

Friday 25 November, 8.00pm

John Lennon: The Beatles Years by Greg Hart

Please Please Me, She Loves You, I Am The Walrus, Strawberry Fields…and many more! Starring Greg Hart and band.

GUIDED TOURS

Guided Tours are offered by Town of Gawler Tour Guide Volunteers, throughout the Gawler Civic Centre.

Explore all areas of the centre, understand the history of the State Heritage Listed buildings and discover many interesting facts about the facility, construction and future direction.

A guided tour of the Gawler Civic Centre will take 45mins-1hour – further information and booking links here.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

The Town of Gawler is calling for expressions of interest from individuals or groups to exhibit their artworks in Council venues, as part of our 2023 Exhibition calendar – further information here.

So, if you’re interested, or know someone or a group who is, please complete an application to exhibit form or email civic.centre@gawler.sa.gov.au.

The designated, primary Art Exhibition Spaces for Community Art Exhibitions, include locations at the Gawler Civic Centre and Gawler Administration Centre.

SPRING EXHIBITIONS

September 5 – October 22 – South Australia in Ruins Photography Exhibition by Daniel Down

October – Biennial Art Exhibition – Previous Winners by Gawler Community Gallery & Town of Gawler (James Martin Room, Gawler Civic Centre)

November – December – 2022 Town of Gawler Christmas Card Competition Exhibition

LIBRARY ACTIVITIES

Make sure you visit the Gawler Public Library over spring for lots of entertaining, educational and fun things to do!

September

In September we celebrate Adult Learners Week with a Family History Workshop (September 8), Decluttering Coach Rebecca Mezzino will teach us The Five Habits of Uncluttered People (September 15),  and Listen @ Lunch returns to the Reading Room (September 21).

October

In October you can join us for an Age Friendly Week Storytime with Grandparents (October 4), We’ll invite you to ‘Get on your Bike’ for Book n Bike (October 6), our school holiday program will include an Introduction to Robotics workshop for children, and we will host an Author Talk: John Weeks Living Without Fingerprints (October 20).

November

In November we are excited to welcome author Fleur McDonald for an Author Talk to mark the publication of her 20th book (November 8) and you can learn some Watercolour Techniques with Sim from Pizzle Paints (November 18).

Regular Programs

Regular programs such as Monday Showcase (some Mondays 10.00am), Story Time (Fridays 9.30am), Kids Create (some Tuesdays 3.30pm), Library Lego (some Wednesdays 3.30pm) and Justice of The Peace (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 10.30am-12.30pm), are available at either our Civic Centre or Evanston Gardens Library branch – some bookings required.

Further details

Stay tuned for further details and booking links to these and other events and programs via our Eventbrite Page

Look out for your monthly ‘Shelf Talk’ Newsletter, crammed full of great articles, activities and reading suggestions.

To keep track of all the fun from the Library visit the Gawler Public Library Facebook page.

GAWLER YOUTH SPACE

The Gawler Youth Space is a fun, inclusive and purpose built space providing a safe and supportive environment located in the Gawler Civic Centre.  Young people can come together to explore interests, participate in fun programs both during the school term and in the school holidays, as well as learn new skills and gain qualifications!

During Term 3, various programs are offered free to local young people, including  a Drama program, a Dessert Cooking program, and the opportunity to join our Gawler Youth Band (GYB).

During the October school holidays, Gawler Youth is excited to release a fun-filled program across various locations for 8-25 year old’s… kicking off with ‘Learn to DJ’ (October 4). There are a few new events, including:

– ‘Graffiti Art Workshop’ (October 10) – spray painting a large surface outside

– ‘Reverse Tie Dyeing’ (October 11) – see your design come to life on a shirt

– ‘Airbrush Tattoos’ (October 13) – turn your designs into a stencil and learn how to airbrush yourself and others

And to finish off on October 14, we are teaming up with Table Top Warfare to run ‘Epic Battles’ – a day of games and fun – this is a free event!

Bookings for all programs can be made through the Town of Gawler website, using Eventbrite.

The Youth Space is all about ‘Creating Opportunities for Young People’; aiming to promote information of interest to young people about services, facilities and opportunities within the local area. Keep up to date with what’s happening at Gawler Youth by following us on social media.

GAWLER HERITAGE GALLERY

The exhibition ‘Behind the Scenes: The History of Theatre and Entertainment in Gawler’ is on now at the  Heritage Gallery.

Behind the Scenes: The History of Theatre and Entertainment in Gawler

Theatre productions and musical entertainments have been central community events in Gawler since the 1850’s.

Peer ‘behind the scenes’ of some of these productions and learn more about the creativity and effort that went into amazing productions including the 1881 performance of HMS Pinafore, which the visiting Australian XI Cricket Team attended.

Marvel at the 1937 production of ‘New Moon’ which included a cast of 170 and an orchestra of 27 local musicians. There were four separate committees overseeing the event. Imagine!

Take a selfie on our recreated 1880’s stage, test your knowledge of musical instruments at the big band interactive. Smell the stage paint, marvel at the costumes, and immerse yourself in the stories of entertainment in Gawler over the last 170 years.

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