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Sunday Cinema ~ AMAZING GRACE [G]


Documentary/Musical ‧ 88 minutes

“Spine-tingling”, “sensational”, “rousing”: just a few of the words used for Aretha Franklin’s show-stopping performance in this previously unreleased film of her 1972 concert.

The legendary singer and daughter of a Detroit preacher was raised on gospel music. After a string of hits, at age 29 she returned briefly to her roots. Over two days at L.A.’s New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, accompanied by the Southern Californian Community Choir, Aretha sang from the heart and her astounding performance was captured by filmmaker Sydney Pollack. The resulting recording, Amazing Grace, became her most successful album, but the film of her performance – for multiple reasons – was never released…until now. In the audience her father, legendary gospel singers and Mick Jagger are squished alongside camera crew and sound technicians. But all eyes and ears are on the Queen of Soul herself – and she’s never been more mesmerizing.

Directors: Sydney Pollack, Alan Elliott


golden stars “Brilliantly capturing a remarkable performer near the peak of her prodigious power, Amazing Grace is a thrilling must-watch documentary for Aretha Franklin fans.” – Elizabeth Limón (En Filme)


TICKETS: Adults $15, Arts Hub Members $12, Youth $8
Book online or from the cinema box office before movie screening.
Doors open 30 minutes before movie screening. Enter from the rear of the venue, closest to Gloucester Park parking bays.


Please note: flat floor seating only (raked seating is not available).


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South West Baroque Ensemble Concert

The South West Baroque Ensemble are giving an afternoon  concert of chamber music by Bach and  Telemann etc.

This is their 3rd concert at the Uniting Church in Margaret River and the 3rd year that the proceeds of tickets sales are going to Opportunity International Australia. OIA raise money to use as microcredit to help individuals  in Indonesia,  The Philippines and India  set up small businesses and work their way out of poverty and educate their children.

The audience are invited to stay and have a cup of tea after the concert. If possible lease bring a plate of finger food to share.

Tickets are available online at or at The Margaret River Bookshop (cash only)

Tickets are also available at the door, but it is best to book.

Children’s tickets are free.




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THE BEGGARS – Australian Songbook – SOLD OUT

The Beggars Australian Songbook – Celebrating SENIORS WEEK 2018 – SOLD OUT
Presented by Arts Margaret River

Join us for a night of wonderful music, dancing, socializing and nostalgia.

A musical tribute to great Australian songs and artists including The Seekers, Peter Dawson, Johnny O’Keefe, Lucky Starr, Chad Morgan, Slim Dusty, and The Beggars. You can heave away and haul your way round Cape Horn Bound for South Australia or sail the Southern Ocean hunting The Whale, go Waltzing Matilda down to the billabong and find out what really happened to that jolly swagman, do your noble duty at Suvla Bay in the Great War, go back home on the Road to Gundagai, and be a guest at the Fatal Wedding. The Beggars round out this musical journey with the tongue twisting I’ve Been Everywhere as we all sing-along with the songs from our Australian Songbook.

The best Australian vocal band since The Seekers.” – Normie Rowe
So good was the experience overall I immediately booked this 4 piece band from Adelaide for a return season.” – Greg Hordacre, Director Drum Theatre Dandenong 2011
Three brilliant, internationally acclaimed singer / songwriters with a crystal clear Australian voice that rings true at home and around the world:
Quinton Dunne has recorded and toured with chart topping artists including The Seekers, The Drifters and many more!
Renee Donaghey has a crystal clear voice that rings out with the sound of roots and Country music.
Stuart Day is a highly regarded, ARIA nominated multi instrumentalist, performer, composer and producer.
The Beggars Australian Songbook will be performed at the Margaret River District Club (unreserved theatre & table seating).
Full bar facilities and bar snacks will be available. No BYO drinks allowed.

VENUE: Margaret River District Club
Intermission and Dinner: 6:15pm



SHOW only: Seniors/Pensioners $10,  Arts Hub Members $14,  Adults $20
SHOW & DINNER: Seniors/Pensioners $35, Arts Hub Members $39, Adults $45

Dinner: Slow roasted beef brisket with selection of roast vegetables, cauliflower cheese bake and carrots with parsley butter & bread rolls and butter.
Dessert: apple crumble with custard. Tea and coffee.


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The Orchid and the Crow

The Orchid and the Crow is a comedy about an atheist surviving cancer by finding God in Lance Armstrong – with songs!

Daniel Tobias grew up in a Jewish-atheist household. In 2004 he found out he had stage-four testicular cancer and went searching for God. Any God. Enter Lance Armstrong, seven-times winner of the Tour de France and legendary cancer survivor. Lance Armstrong’s story gave Daniel solace and hope when he needed it. Now of course, Armstrong is a fallen angel and after Daniel’s full recovery, he wonders – how many times will he be cheated by a God? This is a story about being let down by your heroes and those who you worship -time and time and time again.

Daniel effortlessly draws us into the inspiring tale of his near-death experience in this funny, uplifting story of faith, family and survival. Part story-telling, part-theatre featuring original songs from the award-winning writers of Otto & Astrid this is an original, accessible, brilliantly clever and ultimately moving story that audiences have described as ‘life-changing’. The play deals with rarely discussed themes in an entertaining, theatrical, accessible and comical form.

WINNER: Green Room Award – Best Writing, Cabaret 2016.
WINNER: Outstanding Solo Performance – Ottawa Fringe 2015 (Canada)
WINNER: Outstanding Individual Performance – London Free Press 2015 (Canada)

★★★★ “Turns divine vengeance into comedy gold.” The Age

‘Daniel Tobias has condensed his entire life into a smart and scintillating 75-minute variety show – The Orchid and the Crow is wise, generous, and blackly funny and it’s constantly in the rim of appalling taste. If we gave stars – this would have a fistful.” The Australian

Presented by Arts Margaret River and performed at The River Hotel. Doors open 7pm, show commences 8pm. All bookings through Arts Margaret River.

Tickets: $30 Adult, $27 Concession (Pension/Health Care Card), $25 Arts Hub Member

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