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* Ricochet - a Beyond Blue Fundraiser Read more
* Coast Shelter will assume the administration and management of all homeless refuges on the Central Coast Read More
* The Hub Youth Entertainment Venue Program and Events 2014 Various dates
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* Youth Arts Warehouse Program of Events and Classes various dates 2014
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* The end of an amazing and wonderful era - Lizottes Kincumber to close Read More
* Notes from our Local Councils; Nominations Gosford and Wyong 2015 Australia Day Awards - Asbestos Amnesty coming for Wyong Shire Read More
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* Battle of the Blues proudly supporting beyondblue Postponed new date TBA
* Ceramic Works by South African artist Lindy Lawler 15th November til sold
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* Exhibition - "Desert Song" - Robyn Pedley 13th to 27th November
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* Pepa Knight 28th November 2014
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* Jenolan Thunder with the Rhythm Hunters 29th November 2014
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* Three more FREE Tai Chi in the park lessons! September - November
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* Sandra McArthur Voyage Exhibition 19th - 30th November
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*The inaugural Live From Five, a gourmet food and wine event Oct Nov and Dec 2014
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* The 61st Annual Tuggerah Lakes Mardi Gras Parade and Festival Saturday 6th December
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* "An Other World" play at YAW 10th & 11th December
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* Wendy Matthews and The White Horse Band 12th December 2014
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* 'Bach to the Bush' - Gosford Solo Cello Recital 14th December 2014
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Whats On Central Coast Support Original Music image Whats On Central Coast Logo Button imageWHATS IN A NAME PART 2:
As a follow on from the first in the series of protecting your name; part 2 deals with the pitfalls within the industry itself to give adequate support to our original musicians nurturing their craft.

To run a household you need income; to run a business you need work to get income to keep the business going; obviously. So how can it be that original musicians have to resort to using different names or even worse NOT promoting cover gigs to fund their craft for fear of damaging their reputation – there is something really wrong with this picture!


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Lizottes stage - whatsoncentralcoast imageWhats On Logo button image THE LIZOTTES ERA:
Possibly the most highly regarded and recognisable stage on the Central Coast will no longer be under the amazing direction of Brian and Jo Lizotte from April 2015

Whats On Central Coast has been with Brian and Jo since the beginning of the Kincumber move and I know the Coast will miss this wonderful and caring, musical family’s direction and dedication to the local music scene. They won’t be going far – you can still pop into the Lambton venue and say hello… Here is the press release:

For the past several months, since announcing the venues were being placed on the market to be sold, Brian & Jo Lizotte's have been inundated with requests and opportunities for Lizotte's to remain in the market place, both in our current form and in other amazing and established venues in the area, such is the respect and recognition for the Lizotte’s brand and success. The lifestyle card kept calling which has prompted Brian and Jo to make this decision on their personal and professional future.

After much deliberation Brian & Jo Lizotte have made the decision to close the Kincumber and Dee Why Lizotte's venues in mid 2015, unless the venue are sold prior to those dates.

Brian Lizotte said "With the loss of my Dad early this year, who was passionate about his music, it just brings home that it's a gift to be doing something you are passionate about for a living but there needs to be a work/family balance. This decision comes down to us finding that balance".

It's that passion that also means Brian and Jo can not step away altogether. The happy medium in this case means the closure of both Kincumber and Dee Why and a renewed focus on their flagship venue in Lambton. The gorgeous 104 year old theatre will be removed from the market and remain in Brian and Jo's loving hands. From day one, Newcastle crowds welcomed us with open arms and we have always been thankful that we were so warmly embraced.

"It’s not with a heavy-heart that either Jo or I have made this decision to simplify our lives , in fact, it’s extremely exciting for us to be embarking on the next chapter. Putting renewed energy and focus on the Lizotte’s brand in Newcastle with new customer experiences such as table-side cooking and unique events for and by the local community" says Brian. With exciting new partnerships, projects and amazing acts to be announced before Christmas, we are thrilled to be immersing ourselves in Newcastle and bringing and even more dynamic experience to our patrons.

In true Lizotte's fashion we plan to go out in style. We have the most amazing acts booked and ready to be announced during the next six months and the last week we are planning to blow the roof of the joint. Just some of the great acts currently on sale are include Diesel, Josh Pyke, The Kransky Sisters, Dragon, Darren Percival, Ian Moss, Ross Wilson, 1927, The Black Sorrows, Dave Faulkner and Sarah McLeod. Keep an eye on Lizotte's website and facebook for details.

We want to thank all of our incredibly loyal customers of the Central Coast Cubby House and Dee Why Ballroom for their wonderful support of Fine food and live music. Hopefully we will see some of that great customer base up in Newcastle from the second half of 2015.

The original cubby-house in Kincumber will hold a weeklong celebration leading up to the finale and closing date of Friday 24th April 2015. Some of the marquee and local artist’s that have performed at the Central Coast Venue over the past 10 years will be featured during the week celebration.

The Sydney Northern Beaches venue, Dee Why Lizotte's will close with its final show on Saturday 30th May, 2015.

Both Kincumber and Dee Why will continue to book and host shows well into 2015 up until closing dates. If there is a potential interest from a buyer to take over the leases of these premises, that option is still open. Any expressions of interests can be directed to Brian on email lizottes@lizottes.com.au


The Hub Youth Entertainment Venue logo imageWhats On Logo button image THE HUB PROGRAM & EVENTS:
The Hub Youth Entertainment Venue Music Alert.

Activity: SeaFM Discovered Semi Final heat 2
Date: Friday 7th November, 2014
Time: Doors open 6:30pm Show starts 7pm
Cost: Tix $5 at the door or online (+bf)
For: Open to all
Location: The Hub ( located in the heart of Erina Fair, next to the Erina Library and Erina Room and the Central Coast Dance School).
Details: 4 x performers will be selected from the judging panel to get on through to the Grand Final, with 1 x of the remainder being voted in by a public online poll.

Activity: Battle of the Bands Grand Final
Date: Friday 14th November, 2014
Time: Doors open 6:30pm Show starts 7pm
Cost: Tix $15 at the door or online (+bf)
For: Open to all
Location: The Hub ( located in the heart of Erina Fair, next to the Erina Library and Erina Room and the Central Coast Dance School).

Details:
6 x Bands will battle their way through the night to take home the winning prize.
* Loose Connections
* Now Open
* Lost In Motion
* The Moving Stills
* The Polars
* Euphorium
Pre-Door Sale tickets go into the draw to win $200 in Macron Music Money.

YAW logo imageWhats On Logo button image THE YOUTH ARTS WAREHOUSE:
Youth Arts Warehouse Programs & Pop Up Master Classes

YAW SONG WRITING SESSIONS

The Youth Arts Warehouse will be alive with a group of Song Writers and recording artists working towards a songwriting festival in 2015

Be part of the SOUND LAB in a professional recording studio and venue.

Workshops will include sessions with industry professionals and well known Musicians:
• Skilling up local young musicians to produce original music under professional mentors & musicians
• Collaborations that will produce high profile music events and opportunities.
• Participation to create a vibrant festival for our community and build your audience.
• Skills development for young people in song writing and production of a live recording (2014)
• Vocal training, building confidence, fun Any style or experience welcome

Lay down a track using high end recording equipment with a sound engineer.
Wednesdays: 15th October to 10th December
4.00pm-6.00pm
$100
Ages 12-25 years
Limited spots

Bookings
43 23 2374
One on One sessions available for 50% discount

www.youthartswarehouse.com.au
The Youth Arts Warehouse
123 Donnison Street Gosford
arts@ryss.com.au ~ 43 23 2374


STREET ART

Learn different street art techniques including stencilling, aerosol, layering paint and texture, cut and paste up art.

Russell Way will teach the students how to use found objects such as old stovetops, tools and curtains with multiple layers of aerosol stencilling and textural materials to produce a complex work of art for display.

Date: 23rd October to 11th December
Time: Thursday's 4pm - 6pm
Age: 12-25yrs
Cost: $80 8 sessions

To register or inquire about any programs call Sharon 43 232374
email: arts@ryss.com.au
www.youthartswarehouse.com.au


An Other World poster image "AN OTHER WORLD"

There's a whole Other world out there... literally.

The YAW Theatre Group, under the leadership of two young emerging directors, Amy Robertson and Daniel White, is set to enrich the local theatre.

The stage is set to intrance you into a circus world of freaks and individuals with animal like characteristics. Others are treated to abhorrent conditions at the mercy of more fortunate folk the Normals. When the nation's 'benevolent' leader puts forward laws that threaten their very existence, these people have to fight to live in an Other world. They will pass through the hell fire but they won't pass unscathed. Families will be torn apart; cages locked, shackles tightened.

A revolution is coming - escape your cage no ones safe, this play is sure to get you sitting on the edge of your seat.

Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th of December
7.00 PM to 8.30 PM
$10.00-Door
Youth Arts Warehouse - 123 Donnison Street, Gosford
Call Sharon 43 232374 email: arts@ryss.com.au


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People who are in business or starting up a new business on the Central Coast are welcome to join Coasties Business Networking.

This is a great opportunity for everyone to get up and talk about their business and share their cards on the day.

The meetings are held on a monthly basis with a new permanent venue to be set next year.

There will be a $10 charge on the day providing tea, coffee & nibbles.

Please contact Vivienne to RSVP on 0434 375 128
or email viviennefharris@gmail.com for more information.

Jenolan Thunder imageWhats On Logo button image RHYTHM UNDERGROUND:
Jenolan Thunder - Rhythm Hunters & Surprise Guest

Get ready for the music spectacle of 2014.

One of Australia's most dynamic festival groups, Rhythm Hunters, will deliver their best in the iconic grand arch of Jenolan Caves. Like in an underground castle, the caves will come alive from 8pm on Saturday 29th November.

Featuring special guests Wild Marmalade, who are synonymous with high-energy, inspired and uniquely Australian dance music. From Cirque du Soleil to the biggest clubs and festivals of the world Wild Marmalade have touched a global audience, creating a unique, powerful and deeply moving experience.

Newcastle outfit Vanishing Shapes will also perform a special warm up session showcasing their eclectic folk sound, gathered from around the world.

There is no better venue to showcase this musical spectacle than Jenolan Caves - the oldest underground caves system in the world.

A natural stone theatre providing a supreme visual and sound experience for the audience..

Like in an underground castle, the caves will come alive from 8pm on Saturday 29th November.


29th November at 8pm
Jenolan Caves Australia
Jenolan Caves Rd, Jenolan Caves,
New South Wales, Australia 2790

Whats On Logo button image FREE TAI CHI LESSONS:
Three more FREE Tai Chi in the park lessons!

Come and join us in the park and experience the wonderful art called Tai Chi, if you've never tried Tai Chi this is the ideal opportunity to experience this wonderful ancient art form, Tai Chi is a set of low impact exercises which are gentle on the body and is suitable for people of all ages.
With regular practise Tai Chi can help many health conditions such as Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure, Obesity, Improve Bone Density, Circulatory System, Improve Balance and many more conditions. No need to book just come along and try it out. Weather Permitting

Venue: Edge Water Park, Buff Point Avenue , Buff Point
When: Sunday 28th September, 2014
Time: 10.00am – 11.00am

Venue: Wallarah Peace Park, Gorokan.
When: Sunday 19th October, 2014
Time: 10.00am – 11.00am

Venue: Phyllis Bennett Park. Webb Street , East Gosford. Opposite the Japanese Gardens
When: Sunday 30th November, 2014
Time: 10.00am - 11.30am

Live From Five imageWhats On Logo button image LIVE FROM FIVE:
On Friday 3rd October 2014, Kibble Park will be home to the inaugural Live From Five, a gourmet food and wine event. Nestled in the heart of Gosford CBD, Kibble Park will become an activated hub of live entertainment, fresh food and wine.

Commencing at 5:00pm, Live From Five is ideal for those who work in the CBD and are looking for that T.G.I.F. occasion.

With live music, street performers, an eclectic mix of gourmet foods and boutique wines operating until 8:00pm, Live From Five is the perfect meeting location for friends, family and coworkers to gather and unwind.

Live From Five is a new initiative of GBID, and will be held on the first Friday of October, November and December.

Finish the week and start your weekend at Live From Five at 5:00pm in Kibble Park.


Mardi Gras Mask Competition Poster imageWhats On Logo button image MARDI GRAS 2014:
If you are a local, you may remember the many parades that were held down good ole Mann Street; Netball and other sporting clubs, ANZAC and even the opening of Markettown Shopping Centre.

I have been in and attended a few over my years but the most fun one to a kid was 'The Entrance Mardi Gras'. Generations have enjoyed this wonderful event and guess what - IT'S BACK!!!

Saturday the 6th December 2014 at 4pm

The 'Miss Mardi Gras' is back too and there is an invitation for schoolies of all ages pre to high school to enter a mask competition!

Entry forms MUST be received by the 28th November to be included

Please spread the news on the return of this iconic event
'the more the Mardi Gras... '

Pop Over to the WHATS ON CENTRAL COAST MARDI-GRAS FEATURE page for all the details.

Bach To The Bush Poster imageWhats On Logo button image BACH TO THE BUSH - SOLO CELLO RECITAL:
'Bach to the Bush' - Gosford

Sunday, 14th December 2014, 6pm
St Mary's Anglican Church, Mann St, Gosford

Novocastrian cellist Anthony Albrecht, 'bach' from New York City as a recent graduate of The Juilliard School's Historical Performance program, performs on his ongoing 'Bach to the Bush' tour of NSW.

A selection of J S Bach’s stunning Suites for Solo Cello will be interspersed with other short early works for the instrument.

The historical and cultural context of the music will also be discussed to make this a truly immersive experience.

The concert will take place in the beautiful St Mary's Anglican Church on Mann St, Gosford and be of approximately two hours' duration.

Check out Anthony's website for more details: www.anthonyalbrecht.com

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR OR:
Adults $25, Concession $20, Student $10, Children under 10 Free!
http://www.trybooking.com/GIDT

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Pepa Knight imageWhats On Logo button image PEPA KNIGHT SHOW:
After launching his solo career with two undeniable singles earlier in 2014, Jinja Safari co-frontman Pepa Knight has announced the release of ‘Hypnotized Vol. 1’ on Friday November 28th – the first volume of recordings from his debut album due in 2015. Eager to shine a spotlight on the first half of the album as a standalone release, Pepa Knight has announced tour dates throughout November to celebrate the launch of the collection.

Pepa first delighted listeners earlier in 2014 with his eclectic brand of psychedelic pop via emphatic singles ‘Rahh!’ and ‘Clams’. The blog community embraced both songs, with rave reviews flooding in organically from Canada, USA, UK, Europe, Asia, India and Australia – identifying Pepa as “absolutely compelling” (Hilly Dilly, CAN) and “highly original tipi-pop” (Neon Gold, USA).

Off the back of recent performances to capacity-venues across Australia, Pepa has announced that he will be embarking on a more comprehensive tour throughout the country to support ‘Hypnotized’, with dates confirmed in Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle, NSW’s Central Coast and Brisbane.

Pepa will also be dropping a new single in the coming weeks, giving fans another chance to catch an insight of what to expect from his anticipated debut record, ‘Hypnotized’.

WHERE: Baker Street - Gosford
WHEN: Friday 28th November 2014, 8pm
TICKETS: Tickets via Oztix $13.80

Wendy Matthews imageWhats On Logo button image WENDY MATTHEWS ON THE COAST:
Wendy Matthews and The White Horse Band hit the road with a new album.

“The Welcome Fire”, Wendy’s first originals album in more than a decade.

There are very few artists in Australia who come close to to Wendy Matthews and her stunning credentials: seven Arias, a massive 19 hit singles, and seven gold or multi platinum selling albums. Her career defining album 'Lily' sold over 500,000 albums and over 300,000 singles of her mid 90's now signature song 'The Day You Went Away'. Together, her albums can be found in over one and a half million Australian homes.

'The Welcome Fire' not only re-establishes Wendy as one of Australia's most influential artist and iconic voices but also marks a new chapter in the career spanning more than 30 years.

Critics have lined up to sing her praises:
"You may not hear this on the radio but you should hear it".- Cameron Adams ( Album of the Week - Daily Telegraph )
"With 'The Welcome Fire' Wendy Matthews has made an album which provides musical pleasure from beginning to end, where every song is a winner" - David Webber ABC
"The Welcome Fire is the most personal and revealing album of her career."- Kathy McCabe
“Wendy is like a fine wine ….that you just can’t get enough of ! A rare talent with an awesome voice …and now a new bunch of fabulous songs. She has never sounded better." - Richard Wilkins

On 'The Welcome Fire' Tour, Wendy and the White Horse Band will be performing all her classic hits including Standing Strong, Fridays Child, I Don't Want To Be With Nobody But You, The Day You Went Away, Token Angels and many more plus new songs from the new album.

The Welcome Fire Tour comes to The Entrance Leagues Club in December.

Visit www.wendymatthews.com for tour dates.

WHO: Wendy Matthews and The White Horse Band
WHAT: ‘The Welcome Fire’ Tour, Dinner show
WHEN: Friday 12th December 2014 07:30pm
WHERE: The Entrance Leagues Club
TICKETS: Available now from the venue or www.oztix.com.au




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