In 1965, the Century Theatre in Newcastle hosted ‘The Big Show’. The lineup included major british artists of the time, such as the Honeycombs, Tony Sheveton, Manfred Mann and The Kinks. The footgage below, found in the NBN archives and digitalised by the GLAMx Lab, shows some of these artists firstly, catching the Koondooloo, one … More The Kinks in Newcastle
If you attended the Newcastle Art School or Teacher’s College from 1969 you may be interested in celebrating with former staff and students for this 50-year reunion of these Newcastle old art institutions. Do you have photographs or memorabilia of Newcastle Art School, TAFE in Hunter Street or Teacher’s College that you’d like to share? You … More 50 yrs Historic Reunion – Newcastle Art School
We’ve recently been working with Helen English Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle’s School of Creative Arts, who’s been researching the history of music making in the Newcastle of the 1870s. She came across a piece of music written by Franz Becker around 1876 for a “Myrtle Villa” that sat somewhere on Newcastle’s Hill. … More Myrtle Villa Rediscovered
Helen English from the University of Newcastle’s School of Creative Arts presented a lecture on Music Making in the Mining Townships of Newcastle (Australia), 1870-1880, at the October meeting of the Coal River Working Party. The Presentation was held on the 13th October 2014 in the Council Room of the IDC Building, UoN.
It was with great pleasure and pride that we watched, heard and experienced the world premiere of A Slender Strand of Memories by Colin Spiers. The World Premiere of A Slender Strand of Memories by Colin Spiers was performed on Sunday 1 November 2009 at 3pm in Newcastle City Hall (Australia). In 2009 the City … More World Premiere – A Slender Strand of Memories by Colin Spiers
There will be a preview performance of the first movement of Colin Spiers’ ‘A Slender Strand of Memories’ a work commissioned for the Sesquicentenary of the Formation of the Borough of Newcastle on June 4 at 5.30 at the Lovett Gallery in conjunction with Allan Chawner’s photographic exhibition, which is linked to the 150th anniversary … More “The Dawn of a New Era” – Preview of New Orchestral Work for Newcastle