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YACKANDANDAH THEATRE COMPANY presents –
Under Big Ben: There’s a Valley

Friday 27 May, 2022; 7pm
Saturday 28 May, 2022; 2pm and 7pm
Yackandandah Public Hall

It has been a long three years for the Yackandandah Theatre Company, but not quiet ones. COVID may have prevented the performance opportunities and long lead times that live theatre rely upon, but the YTC has been busy writing and preparing for this exact moment. 

The group’s next production, There’s A Valley, takes stories gathered from local people about their arrivals and departures from Yackandandah, and sets them in a series of monologues, duologues, and group performance pieces that are performed by seven local actors. 

The actors are supported by Ukendandah, Sally Dodds, David Pietsch and singers, as well as newcomer to town, John Garvin. The show is funny, insightful, heartfelt and surprising and not to be missed.


LIVE MUSIC

Above The Bit

Saturday 4 June, 2022
7.30pm to 9.30pm
Yackandandah Courthouse

Above the Bit is a new musical collaboration between long time friend of Yackandandah Nigel Wearne (performances at Yack Folk Festival and solo shows at Saint Monday), and Luke Watt.

In 2017, the pair were artists-in-residence at the Bundanon Trust, where they began a songwriting partnership exploring forgotten stories of Australia’s mutineers, rebels and dissidents. The resulting album was finished just in time for COVID, and the pair a finally enjoying the opportunity to tour their hard work.

The pair’s music references blues, country, and outlaw folk musical styles, and channels the spirit of artists such as Richard Thomson, Tom Waites and Woody Guthrie.

The Yackandandah Courthouse will provide the perfect setting for what will be a spectacular performance. Click below to book your place!


WORKSHOP

The Big Draw 2022

Sunday 5 June, 2022
10am to 1pm
Yackandandah Courthouse


The Big Draw workshop is back on, following a rescheduling from earlier in the year. Local artist Kirsten Coates will be guiding workshop participants through a process of artistic exploration and re-imagining ways to produce an artwork.

No previous experience or skill in any medium is necessary, only a willingness to develop a sense of artistic play, and to embrace imagination. Bring an old shirt, smock or apron – things are going to get dirty!

Thanks to a grant from the Indigo Shire Council the workshop is free, includes all the materials you will need, and includes morning tea as well! Numbers are strictly limited and places are rapidly filling, so book ASAP using the button below.

Arts Yackandandah is a community arts organisation that celebrates and supports creativity, artistic talent, and cultural expression within the Yackandandah community, as well as from further afield.

The pandemic has been a challenging time for artists, performers and creative everywhere. Here in Yackandandah, we dove headfirst into those challenges, spending the past year learning to adopt new ticketing, seating and reporting systems, as well as adapting our financial and promotional models to be nimble and responsive to changing circumstances.

All of these new skills have put us in good stead for 2022, and with vaccinations levels rising and restrictions and community concerns easing, we are super excited about bringing a year’s worth of creative content to Yackandandah audiences.

In 2022 you can expect to hear plenty of live music from familiar and new travelling performers, as well as feature concerts by some of our homegrown groups. The Yackandandah Theatre Company is set to return to the stage this year with a brand new live production, as well as a travelling performance by our friends from Highway 1 Theatre Company. Flickside has a great selection of films lined up for the 2022 season, which will launch in April with the much awaited French Film double feature. This year’s arts season will also be packed full of workshops, house concerts, and community celebrations.

With so much great content in the pipeline, now is a great time to renew or take out an Arts Yack membership. In addition to receiving the most up to date information about all upcoming performances and creative happenings, you’ll enjoy discounts on every ticket you purchase, get FREE entrance to all Flickside screenings, and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that your support helps all of this great content come to fruition. Head to arts.yackandandah.com.au/membership to renew today!

* All Arts Yackandandah events will be undertaken in accordance with the COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing guidelines of the time, and patron and artist safety will remain our highest priority.

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