Oakleigh Brass prides itself on being a community band and welcomes new members of all ages and experience. Our Welcome Project offers tuition to beginners. This year’s annual concert, “Fly Me to the Moon”, is on Sunday, 20 October, at 2:30pm in St David’s Uniting Church, Drummond Street, Oakleigh. Everyone is welcome.
In celebration of the 80th anniversary of the original film, Nova will be staging the musical written for The Royal Shakespeare Company and derived from the film and Baum’s book. Nova Music Theatre’s production of The Wizard of Oz, which opens at the Whitehorse Theatre on Saturday 26 October, runs until Sunday 10 November. Tickets are available online at novamusictheatre.com.au or via 1300 304 433.
CAMBERWELL Showtime is an annual amateur production by the Scouts and Guides of Boroondara and Yarra (and friends). They perform, write, direct, and organise the whole show as a team. 2019 marks Showtime’s 55th year.
On the weekend of 24–25 August, The Park Artists annual Watercolour Painting exhibition and sale will be on again at Box Hill South Neighbourhood House [BHSNH].
All the classic Boroondara Eisteddfod sections will be back again in 2019, including the highly-anticipated Boroondara Piano Concerto competition.
Nancy Mary Weir was born in Kew on 13 July 1915; a child prodigy, she knew the piano keyboard at 18 months and when four sneaked out to a nearby convent for lessons from a nun. At 13, she performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 with the Melbourne Symphony under conductor Fritz Hart following which Melbourne’s lord mayor launched a public subscription for her to study in Europe.
MANY readers of the Burwood Bulletin will recall the weekend newspaper supplements which included Ginger Meggs’s latest adventures. Today that little Aussie appears in daily comic strips in over 100 newspapers throughout the world including many within Australia; he’s gaining quite a reputation. He can be found also on GoComics.com, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as well as having his own phone app.
Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria performs Dublin-born Victor Herbert’s only Irish themed operetta, Eileen (1917), at Forest Hill College November 15-18, 2018.