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Les Misérables

Just finishing it’s run in Perth, the latest incarnation of the global phenomenon that is Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Misérables will be soon be hitting the Capitol Theatre in Sydney…

This epic and uplifting story about the resilience of the human spirit, set against the backdrop of 19th century revolutionary France and based on the classic Victor Hugo novel, is perhaps the most well known and loved musical of all time. It has won over 100 awards and has been translated into more than 20 languages. Nevertheless, this latest incarnation, produced by Cameron Mackintosh, has critics raving for modernised staging and orchestrations and the dazzlingly re-imagined scenery with Broadway World calling it “a defining moment in Australian music theatre” and New York 1 Television has claimed that it “actually exceeds the original”. Les Misérables will begin its run at the Capitol Theatre on March 19th with the official opening night happening on Thursday 26th March. Tickets are already on sale to be purchased through Ticketmaster.



Twilight Supper in the Park 

Organised by Leichhardt Council and Leichhardt Women’s Community Health Centre as part of International Women’s Day, the Twilight Supper in the Park is a great local celebration of the women in our community…

International Women’s Day is marked on March 8th as a day for celebrating the achievements and recognising the battles of women all around the globe, with people wearing purple to pledge their support. Joining with ‘Women in Leadership Leichhardt’ as part of the ‘Make it Happen: Inspiring and Supporting Women Locally’ initiative, Leichhardt Council will be holding this free event on Thursday 5th March from 5pm at Pioneers Memorial Park. Light refreshments and entertainment will be provided but the main course of the Twilight Supper is the panel discussion with local leaders and certain, exemplary women such as Julie McCrossin and Angela Catterns. Babies and prams are more than welcome and it is encouraged for children to attend as there is a playground available at the park. While the event is free, registration is required as there are limited spaces available so go to the Leichhardt Council website to reserve your place.



Opening Monday 2nd March

Hamlet, the classic story of family revenge, is the third production to be put on by the Sydney Shakespeare Company after Othello and The Merchant of Venice. What makes this production so interesting is the location; it will be at Sydney’s most historic island, Fort Denison. The audience will be strictly limited to 15 people per show, so this will be a very intimate experience that truly transports the viewer to another time and place and engages them directly in the story. 

For more info, visit www.sydneyshakespearecompany.com.au. To make a booking, visit www.moshtix.com.au

Every Wednesday
Bright Therapies Meditation

Meditation is a way of focusing your mind by quietening your subconscious chatter and is a great way to restore your body as well, or just to relax. Bright Therapies in Abbotsford holds meditation classes every Wednesday, good for people of all experience levels and ages, running at 2:30 and 7pm with all mats and pillows provided. If you are in need of a mental restoration or want a safe and comfortable environment to meet new people, Bright Therapies should be your first choice. 

For more info, visit www.brighttherapies.com

Wednesday 4th March
Future Feminist Archive

Future Feminist Archive is a collective art experience, made up of several separate exhibitions that explore and celebrate the work of Australian women. There is the Artist Archive featuring 100 interviews with Sydney-based artists from 10 years ago talking about their work and creative process that works as a fascinating time capsule of Australian art. Another aspect of this show is Daughters Mothers, an exploration of the creative exchanges between four daughter-mother partnerships, a rich view of the intersection of personal and public histories. This event will begin at 6pm with an introductory talk by Tracey Moffatt before the entire exhibition opens at 7pm.

Where: Sydney College of the Arts, Balmain

Friday 6th March
Sandra Bernhard

US comedian, actress and singer Sandra Bernhard will make her much awaited return to Australia with her unique live show “Sandyland”. This latest show is her classic hysterical insight and opinionated views with a bizarre blend of rock-n-roll, cabaret and even a little burlesque! With a career that spans film, TV and Broadway and such achievements as playing the first openly gay character on a network sitcom, Sandra Bernhard is a real renaissance woman and her latest show is another notch on her very impressive belt. Tickets are $69.90 per person.

To make a booking, visit www.livenation.com.au/artists/sandra-bernhard 

Saturday 7th March
Sourdough Baking Class

Prepare to get your hands sticky as you learn all about the essential pieces of the sourdough puzzle, from all the ingredients and techniques to the mysterious poolish starter. Best of all, during the class you will be tasting freshly baked bread and go home with enough sourdough to make a delicious loaf for the entire family. This class starts at 9:30am and will run until 12:30 and the location is still yet to be confirmed.

For more info, visit www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au 

Saturday 14th March
From Start to Finish Writing Seminar

Are you an aspiring writer, but once your work is finished you are unsure of what next step to take? Finally, here is a writing seminar that teaches more than just the writing process; you will also learn how to self-publish and market your work successfully. The seminar will be lead by Gabriella Kovac and Oliver R. Shead who co-wrote Georgina-A Holocaust Story, about Gabriella’s mother, which they self-published and reached a number one bestselling position on Amazon! This seminar runs from 3-6pm and costs $10 with refreshments provided.

79 Renwick St, Leichhardt, 0415 234 452

Sunday 15th March
Bairro Português

Taste Portuguese culture at the annual Bairro Português Petersham Food & Wine Fair. Now in its 13th year, the streets in Petersham will come alive with a party atmosphere with contemporary and traditional Portuguese and Brazilian dancing and music. Stalls lining the streets will serve delicious Mediterranean, Portuguese and Brazilian cuisines, wines, beers and sangria!

Where: Corner of Adley and Fisher Street, Petersham