The Wizard of Oz

Reviving the Yellow Brick Road

29/08/2019 Guest Author

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.

Watch This Space

16/07/2019 Guest Author

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.

Pianist Nancy Weir in 1929, aged 10

Nancy Weir – pianist and spy

23/11/2018 Raine Biancalt

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.

Ginger Meggs and Minnie Peters

The Adventures of Ginger Meggs

23/11/2018 Barry Gomm

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.

Scottish Reel

A reel joy

31/08/2018 Guest Author

What is Scottish Country Dancing and why does the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) promote it so widely as offering fun, fitness and friendship for those who attend classes around the world?