A Dark VICE
The latest play by Mosman playwright Melvyn Morrow, VICE takes a hard and painful look at the shameful and criminal tragedy of sexual assault in schools…
A sexually precocious north shore private schoolboy, a vice-principal out of his depth, his flirtatious drama teacher wife, a ruthlessly ambitious department head, an old boy senior counsel and a gay trustee at the centre of all the rumours; these are the explosive players in the powder keg that is Mosman playwright Melvyn Morrow’s latest play VICE.
In light of the current inquiries into some of the dark practices of unscrupulous teachers, VICE presents a hauntingly familiar view into the maze of motivations swirling around the underworld of staff and students. As Morrow himself has said, “Truth, like quicksilver, can be slithery. VICE will certainly divide audiences”. Directed by Enmore’s Elaine Hudson, VICE will be running at the King Street Theatre from the 21st of April until the 10th of May with tickets costing $30.
Thanks to Emu Productions and Melvyn Morrow, we have a FREE double pass for opening night to giveaway! To go into the running see our Giveaways page.
The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) first landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula of Turkey on the morning of 25 April 1915. One hundred years later and we have not forgotten.
Leichhardt Council holds an ANZAC Day commemorative service at Loyalty Square on Darling Street in Balmain every year, celebrating the heroic bravery of the men and women who served our nation, preserving their sacrifice for eternity. As always, this event will begin with the march down Darling Street. This will begin at 5:45am and then the commemorative service will be held from 6am till 7am with President Danny Moore and Secretary James Park of Balmain RSL in attendance.
This is the first march of its kind in the Inner West as RSLs usually turn to the city for commemoration ceremonies making it a unique chance to mark ANZAC Day locally.
While of course this is an important national event every year, this year’s marking as the 100th anniversary does hold extra weight. That line we all repeat each year –“lest we forget” – holds so much sway now that we see how long it has been since the First World War and it still remains so salient in the national psyche. So please, spare the time, wake before dawn and come show your remembrance.
Tues 7th-Fri 17th April
Kids Klub Five Dock
Throughout the Easter Holiday, there is no better place to keep your children entertained than at Five Dock Leisure Centre. With plenty of sports and activities, from rugby clinics to rock climbing, to keep them physically active as well as arts and crafts and games to keep their minds sharp, the FDLC’s holiday programs are sure fun. Best of all, the last day will feature a gigantic scavenger hunt where all the kids can take on a real adventure!
For more information, please visit www.fdlc.com.au/latest/holiday-programs
Friday 17th April
Tutti A Tavola
Tutti A Tavola translates as ‘everyone at the table’, and that is exactly what Salt Meats Cheese’s latest event is about – bringing people together for an Italian feast. Massimo Mele, executive chef of Catering by Massimo, will be hosting this dinner and has forged a Roman inspired menu for the night. This four-course feast, costing $119 per person, will be paired with a great selection of wines, beer and cocktails on arrival.
For info or to make a booking, visit www.saltmeatscheese.com.au/event/tutti-a-tavola-roman-edition
Saturday 18th April
Every year Leichhardt Council holds a public forum with expert speakers, with this year’s topic being renewable energy and the collaborative project Our Solar Future. This project involves the councils of the Inner West and some of south Sydney working together to reduce CO2 emissions through little steps such as solar panels on every home. If you are interested in sustainability, make sure to come to Leichhardt Town Hall at 11am for talks by Bernie Hobbs and Nicky Ison and start making a difference.
For more information, visit www.oursolarfuture.nsw.gov.au
Sunday 19th April
The Poppy Project
ANZAC Day is, of course, an incredibly important day in the Australian calendar, but this year marks the centenary of the Gallipoli landing. In recognition of this anniversary, Canada Bay Council has devised a spectacular new initiative to show remembrance; a poppy shaped field of poppies. After the dawn service, held from 5:30am at the Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway, everyone in attendance will be given a poppy to plant at Brays Bay Reserve, or to keep as a memento. Visit the Canada Bay Council website for information on their other ANZAC Day events.
Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway, Concord
Mon 20th Apr-Sun 17th May
Sydney Comedy Festival
Do you like to laugh? Jeez, that’s a stupid question; literally everyone on the planet enjoys a chuckle. So now that we know you like humour, we should let you know that the Sydney Comedy Festival is bearing down on us again, bringing with it an absolutely amazing line-up of Australian and international comedians. The Festival will kick off in grand style with two lavish events: the Sydney Comedy Festival Gala at the Opera House and Cracker Night, which will pop up all across the city at places, from the Enmore Theatre to the Concourse Chatswood. Whether you’re into satire, improv or musical comedy, you’ll find something here to tickle your funny bone.
For more info or purchase tickets, visit www.sydneycomedyfest.com.au
Tuesday 21st April
A terrarium is an excellent way to add a touch of nature to your home, especially if your house lacks the space for a garden or large pot plants. At this workshop you will learn how to create the perfect closed rainforest terrarium that will never die. While these are usually sealed glass containers, they can be opened for maintenance and to add or remove plants. If you’re home is lacking that green touch, this class could really make the difference.
For more info or to make a booking, visit www.putyourheartintoit.com.au/the-plant-series.html
Sunday 17th May
Million Paws Walk
The next Million Paws Walk, the RSPCA’s biggest fundraising event of the year, will be coming back around again in just over a month. Already over 2500 people and their pups have registered, but they still need more if they are to reach their goal this year of $375,000 to assist the 45,000 plus animals that the RSPCA provides care and shelter for in NSW alone. All animal lovers are encouraged to come out on the day; even if you don’t feel up for the two or four kilometre walk, there are plenty of festivities, stalls and entertainment to make a pawfect day (or purrfect if you’re a cat person).
For more info or to register, visit www.millionpawswalk.com.au