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Winter 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

Winter is a fantastic time to visit the Gawler Civic Centre; there is a variety of entertainment on offer for the whole family.

Our Entertainment program includes:

Thursday 23 June, 8pm

No Hablo Baby

A stand-up comedy show about language by Michael Connell, who is trying to raise his daughter bilingual in both English and Spanish – a language he doesn’t speak!

Friday July 1, 8pm

Daniel Koek’s West End Sessions with special guest Michaela Burger

London leading man Daniel Koek is thrilled to be back on home soil with his acclaimed West End Sessions, direct from the UK’s West End to the Gawler Civic Centre! Featuring highly acclaimed cabaret artist Michaela Burger, it’s a guaranteed night of powerful songs, candid stories and many laughs.

Thursday July 7, 11am

Emma Knights – The Piano Women

A piano-roll of honour of key women from across the keyboard; a show about women and the piano from the 1700s to today! Emma Knights is here to shine a spotlight on some of history’s best female pianists.

Wednesday July 20 , 11am

Roald Dahl and The Imagination Seekers

Especially made for ages 6 and up, the show is an immersive and interactive performance, involving games and imaginative play, while exploring Roald Dahlʼs extraordinary stories, including The BFG and The Twits along the way.

Friday, July 22, 8pm

Highway Superstar starring Amity Dry

A Celebration of Songs You Sing in the Car. From 80’s bangers, 90’s RnB tracks, movie soundtrack classics and the cheesy numbers we don’t want to admit to knowing the words to, Amity is bringing the ultimate playlist and you will be encouraged to sing along!

Friday August 26, 8pm

A Night of BIG LAUGHS

Look out Gawler. We’ve got a huge night of comedy coming your way. Three award-winning comedians, plus, the musical genius of Crafty setting the mood for a fun and entertaining evening.

EXHIBITIONS

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 2022-2023 Exhibition calendar – further information here.

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

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

LIBRARY ACTIVITIES

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

June

June 9 – Markus Hammence, The Botanic Designer

June 15 – Listen@Lunch returns to the Reading Room

June 24 – Trivia Night is on again

Monday 27 – Adult Story Time

July

Thursday 7 – Author Talk: John Weeks Living Without Fingerprints

Tuesday 12 – A ‘Book Vs Movie’ event

Friday 15 – A photo editing workshop

Multiple Dates – Several Plastic Free July workshops See Eventbrite for more information

August

Monday 22 – Book Week, with creative activities based on the ‘Dreaming with Eyes Open’ theme and Paper Flowers craft

Regular Programs

Monday Showcase – some Mondays 10.00am

Story Time – Fridays 9.30am 

Kids Create – some Tuesdays 3.30pm

Library Lego – some Wednesdays 3.30pm

Justice of The Peace – Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 10.30am-12.30pm

Saturday Slowdown – Saturdays, 10am, monthly 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 2, various programs are offered free to local young people, including a Youth Book Club, a Drama program, an opportunity to design Card or Board games and also to join our Gawler Youth Band (GYB).

During Youth Week 2022, Gawler Youth released an original song and film clip made by the young people of Gawler and in conjunction with the GYB. A free community event was held on 21 May 2022, and the song and film clip released. This can now be viewed on our website. 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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