2019 Arts Hub Membership 2019 Arts Hub Membership
2019 Arts Hub Membership
If you are not currently a member but would like to support Arts Margaret River and receive discounted tickets to all our shows and movies as well as other local business discounts, you can join online: 2019 ARTS HUB MEMBERSHIP The full-year (January to December) 2019 ARTS HUB MEMBERSHIP is $44 Stan ...
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Cinema in March 2019 Cinema in March 2019
Cinema in March 2019
Arts Margaret River cinema will be back in March! We have some great movies coming up, starting with two special screenings of Bohemian Rhapsody.  PLEASE NOTE: A technical issue with the raked seating means that only FLAT FLOOR SEATING will be available for the first few weeks. Tables and chairs wil ...
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Songbirds of the South West – SOLD OUT Songbirds of the South West – SOLD OUT
Songbirds of the South West - SOLD OUT
‘The Songbirds’ combine the beauty of harmony from 6 vocalists with the tight rhythm and HOT horn section of the 8 piece band, to pay tribute to some of the jazz greats. Friday 22 March 8pm The band features professional musicians from the South West and includes the fabulous harmony vocals of Miche ...
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The Songs and Tales of Angry Old Men The Songs and Tales of Angry Old Men
The Songs and Tales of Angry Old Men
The Songs and Tales of Angry Old Men, a celebration of rock-n-roll and the songs that defined great moments throughout the decades. Friday 5 April 8pm Featuring more than 20 great songs interwoven with tales that reveal surprising and unknown stories behind the music. Audiences can expect music from ...
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Perth Symphony Orchestra presents Baroque by Candelight Perth Symphony Orchestra presents Baroque by Candelight
Perth Symphony Orchestra presents Baroque by Candelight
Perth Symphony Orchestra presents: BAROQUE BY CANDLELIGHT Saturday 13 April 7.30pm An illuminating concert set to warm the heart and soul Known for their musical and dramatic surprises, Perth Symphony Orchestra presents an evening of stunning Baroque music by Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Telemann and Neru ...
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Banff Mountain Film Festival Banff Mountain Film Festival
Banff Mountain Film Festival
Monday 20 May 7pm The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival now in its 43rd year. After premiering in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada, a selection of the best short films about adventure tour the globe. The 2019 tour promises 3 hours of captivating ...
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The Olive Tree [M] – movie screening

Screening at Stay Margaret River on Thursday 28 June 7pm & Sunday 1 July 2pm From Goya award-winning director Icíar Bollaín (Even the Rain) and BAFTA-winning writer Paul Laverty (I, Daniel Blake, The Angels Share, The Wind that Shakes the Barley) comes The Olive Tree. Anna Castillo is Alma, a young woman very close to […]

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Lost in Paris – movie screening

Thursday 21 June 7pm & Sunday 24 June 2pm Screening at Stay Margaret River When Fiona’s (Gordon) orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from her 88 year old Aunt Martha (delightfully portrayed by Academy Award®nominee Emmanuelle Riva) who is living in Paris, Fiona hops on the first plane she can and arrives only to discover that […]

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PEARL – The Janis Joplin Story

The music, obsessions and passions of Janis Joplin Friday 15 June 8pm – The River Hotel For the first time in Australia, a production about a rock immortal whose individuality became a hallmark that both shocked and inspired a generation and to this day touches all ages. On 4th October 1970, Janis Joplin was found […]

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2018 Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival

01 – 03 June 2018 STORIES THAT SHAPE US Arts Margaret River is proud to present the 10th annual Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival. VOYAGER ESTATE FESTIVAL HUB This year’s Festival will be in the magical grounds of Voyager Estate. Enjoy author talks, discussions, Q & A sessions, free events, entertainment and stalls. Plus […]

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Visual Stories Art Exhibition & Competition

On the grounds of Voyager Estate Each year the Visual Stories Art Competition and Exhibition forms an exciting part of the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival. This year Artists have been asked to respond to the festival theme Stories that Shape Us with a 3D artwork in the form of a ‘Story pole’. These […]

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2018

The ultimate comedy roadtrip! Thursday 24 May 8pm – The River Hotel Join the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow as it journeys around the country, home-delivering hot and tasty comic treats to audiences near and far. This roving tour-de-comedy features funnymakers from Australia and beyond, showcasing everything from stand-up and sketch to satire and song in one side-splitting […]

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Summer of the Seventeenth Doll – Live Broadcast

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll by Ray Lawler is one of the most significant plays in Australian theatre history. This new Western Australian production will mark its presentation by every state theatre company in the country. Friday 18 May, 7.30pm Celebrate the Lotterywest Live Broadcast with Black Swan State Theatre Company. Set in 1950’s working […]

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Bus Trip to Collie – The Collie Art prize

Join us on a bus trip to Collie to view the Inaugural Collie Art prize (an acquisitive $50,000 prize award – the highest regional art prize in Australia). 500 people entered and only 45 were chosen including Wendy and Bill Castleden’s daughter Susanna Castleden and Monique Tippett whose work – ‘Tree Columns’ – hangs is […]

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ACO Collective

Australian Chamber Orchestra presents The Lark Ascending Thursday 22 March 7.30pm The Australian Chamber Orchestra’s acclaimed string ensemble, ACO Collective, return to Margaret River in 2018 for their concert The Lark Ascending. Fresh from the success of an exceptional 10th-anniversary season in 2017, with the brilliant violinist Pekka Kuusisto as its Artistic Director for a […]

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Production images of Thomas Murray and the Upside Down River by Robert Catto, captured at Griffin Theatre on Wednesday 13  January, 2016.

Invoking the expansive, isolating beauty of rural Australia, Reg Cribb’s epic new play is about a man ravaged by drought, family secrets and love.

The Murray family have been farming the land along the Darling River for five generations. For Tom Murray, it’s all he’s ever known. When his childhood friends Lucy and Billy reappear, deep friendships are tested, and secrets, long buried, are finally awakened – Tom must make the long journey down-stream to reconcile past wrongs and to fight for his wife.

Reg Cribb is a highly-awarded playwright and screenwriter. His plays Last Cab to Darwin and The Return / Last Train to Freo have been adapted into feature films and he wrote the screenplay for the award-winning Bran Nue Dae. 

Director Chris Bendall
Set & Costume Designer Dann Barber
Composer & Sound Designer Kingsley Reeve 
Lighting Designer Alexander Berlage
Stage Manager Ruth Horsfall
Co-Producers Pippa Bailey and Chris Bendall 
With Grant Cartwright, Vanessa Downing, Nicholas Papademetriou, Francesca Savige, Bjorn Stewart

Thomas Murray and the Upside Down River at Watershed

Thomas Murray & the Upside Down River By Reg Cribb A Stone Soup & Critical Stages Production Saturday 24 March 7pm  (gates open 6pm, show commences 7pm) The Murray family have been farming the land along the Darling River for five generations. For Tom Murray, it’s all he’s ever known. When his childhood friends Lucy and […]

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