Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Squaring the Wheel

When an eccentric misfit stumbles into a pile of junk, hungry and on his own, it doesnt seem to be his lucky day, until he discovers that things dont necessarily have to be as bad as they first appear. More precisely: they dont have to be what they appear to be at all!

Country Arts WA and Act-Belong-Commit present

Squaring the Wheel

Locally presented by Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council
Ravensthorpe Town Hall Saturday 26th July, 3:30pm
Doors open 3:00pm
photo by David Wyatt
Created and performed by Jens Altheimer and winner of the Adelaide Fringe Award 2013, Best Presentation for Children.
…How to complicate simple things…
…A thingamabobbish theatre-circus comedy!
Tickets now available from the Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun CRCs.
A family show suitable for ages 5+, Squaring the Wheel combines circus, clown, strange mechanisms and contraptions, puppetry, magic and music into an unusual thingamabobbish theatre extravaganza.
Unpredictable, funny, touching, highly visual and occasionally out of control; it is a clever theatre adventure for the whole family in thinking out of the box
 A comical feast which simply has to be seen to be believed
ArtsHub ****
Free Clowning/Physical Theatre workshop 1-2pm at the hall for 6-12 year olds.
  Prior bookings for workshop essential to
Mel Daw on 0427 381 530.
A humorous introduction into the work of clown and theatre with a mainly physical approach.  Exercises of coordination, rhythm and movement followed by some playful improvisation.
Afternoon tea and tea/coffee/milo will be available for purchase at the hall.
 To find out more about Squaring the Wheel, click on the link below…


Monday, June 23, 2014

Pink Threads Portraits a Huge Success!

Another Exciting Project by Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council!
To coincide with the performance of Calendar Girls last month, the Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council held an exhibition in the hall of paintings made entirely by locals.  The project was called Pink Threads Portraits.  100 canvases were distributed throughout the community and six free workshops run across the Shire to assist people to create their own portrait of themselves or someone they know who has been affected by cancer.  Each portrait had to have a pink thread running from left to right.

On the night of the Calendar Girls play, the portraits were exhibited around the hall, with the pink threads joining them up to symbolise how we are all connected through our own experiences with cancer.  The portraits were then auctioned off on the night with all proceeds donated to the Leukaemia Foundation WA in true Calendar Girls spirit.  Of the 100 canvases, 89 were given back to the RRAC to exhibit and 61 of those were sold.

It is with much pleasure that we can finally announce that all sales have been complete and the project raised a total of $1420 for the Leukaemia Foundation WA!   The RRAC also sold sunflowers for the Leukaemia Foundation’s “Sunflower Dash”, raising another $520.

Congratulations on your efforts to all who participated by contributing a painting for the night; the hall looked awesome, and a huge thanks to all those who generously purchased a painting. 
The Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council would like to acknowledge the support of the Shire of Ravensthorpe, Country Arts WA and the Department of Culture and the Arts.