What’s My Colour
King Street Theatre is planning a technicolour treat for the upcoming school holidays. Their program for young people will be casting, practicing and performing an entire work within the two week break as part of their ‘Putting On a Show’ workshop.
Assistant Director, Maria De Marco has chosen a new work to be tackled by her students. What’s My Colour? is a musical written by local Newtown resident Wendy Lewis and Israeli composer, Yuval Halpern, specifically for budding thespians.
The aim of the two-week workshop is to learn the backstage and onstage skills of putting together a live ensemble performance.
The workshops are open to all young people between the ages of 10 – 25, and What’s My Colour will be showing at the King Street Theatre on October 4th and 5th.
Contact King Street Theatre to register for the Putting On a Show Workshop.
Riding against Cancer
Local travel agent and father of three, Gill Gaspar, has been gearing up for a weekend away quite unlike those of his customers…one spent sitting on a bicycle seat.
Inspired by his friends and family whose lives have been affected by cancer, Gill will be riding over 200km through rural NSW to raise funds for RPA’s Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.
With Sydney’s Ride to Conquer Cancer coming up in October, Gill has been training every weekend with his team of eight friends. “We do a lot of the of the Bay Run together and then ride over to the tracks in Homebush. Wherever we go, we always end up having a coffee in Petersham,” he said.
To sponsor the team click ‘Donate’ at www.conquercancer.org.au and enter ‘Gill Gaspar.’
The Walking School Bus
Canada Bay Council and the Canada Bay Club are working together to provide their local suburbs with an alternative transport option to the bumper-to-bumper traffic jams and sparse bus services that many Five Dockians and Haberfield dwellers suffer: their feet!
The Walking Bus program will target local children who can use the bus to walk to school accompanied by a rostered parent who ‘drives’ the bus.
Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsikeras hopes the Walking Bus will ease the morning competition for parking at school drop-off zones. “By reducing traffic and congestion around school sites, the Walking Bus also meets Council’s commitment to finding greener, more sustainable ways of living,” he said.
To get involved with the Walking Bus project call 9911 6555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.