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November 2014

Date: 8 November 2014 to 25 January 2015
Venue: Newcastle Art Gallery
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The annual Kilgour Proze for figurative and portrait painting awards $50,000 for the most outstanding work of art, as judged by a selection panel comprising of Sarah Johnson, Curator Newcastle Art Gallery and two independant judges. A People's Choice prize of $5,00 is also awarded. The Kilgour Prize is generally financed by the Jack Noel Kilgour bequest.

Date: 8 November 2014 - 25 January 2015
Venue: Newcastle Art Gallery
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In concert with Kilgour Prize 2014 - an exhibition showcasing figurative and portraiture genres; Beards, Mo's & Bro's. Bringing together works from the Newcastle Art collection, this exhibition feautres the diversity of beards and moustaches from the 'hipster' beard, to the grand style of mutton chops.

Date: 12-29 November 2014
Venue: The Emporium
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An exhibition of various print media works by local artists, supported by the artists working in the space and talking about their work. A variety of media will be exhibited, including textiles, and all works will be for sale. The Emporium, 185 Hunter St Mall, Newcastle We 10-4, Th 10-5, Fr 10-5, Sa 10-4 http://renewnewcastle.org/projects/project/the-project-space/

Date: 27th and 28th of November
Venue: Broadmeadow PCYC Grounds
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John Campbell john@circusavalon.com.au 0409 495 747 www.circusavalon.com.au

Circus Avalon Presents - Up in the Air - A Zeus Tale! This is a fantastic, fun, family friendly show that's happening this school holidays. The perfect morning or afternoon event to keep the kids (even the big ones!) entertained! Show times are 11am and 3pm each day on the 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th of September. Tickets are only $15 per person and kids 3 and under get in for free! Don't miss your chance to see Newcastle's own and only circus, Circus Avalon! Visit the website www.circusavalon.com.au for details or feel free to call John on 0409495747 or email at john@circusavalon.com.au.

Date: 24-30 November
Venue: Event Cinema
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0406310872 dane@garageentertainment.com.au

TILT Film Festival is back and more action-packed than ever with the best new films from some of the world's most renowned and acclaimed sports and adventure filmmakers starring some of the world?s most daring and revered Motocross riders, climbers, skiers, snowboarders, karate masters, surfers and athletes living life to the fullest and testing their inconceivable limits. Presented by Sony Action Cam and distributor Garage Entertainment TILT 2014 will be thrilling audiences at Event & Village cinemas nationally from Monday 24 - Sunday 30 November at 7pm every night with a special encore screening of On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter, Sunday at 3pm.

Date: 28 November
Venue: Laman Street and Civic Park, Newcastle
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Come and celebrate the opening of Like Us, an exhibition by Patricia Piccinini, with a family even in Laman St and Civic Park. The headline act the Skywhale, a 34m long, 23m high hot-air balloon. Civic Park will be a children's playground for the night with a program of arts and craft activities to engage the young at heart, while Laman Street will feature food, wine and music.

Date: 29 November
Venue: Newcastle Showground Exhibition Centre
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http://www.newcastlerollerderby.org.au/tickets/ https://www.facebook.com/newcastlerollerderby

'Tis the season... To be brawly! Come one, come all, to our final game for 2014. Christmas themed with a Movember twist, there will be something for everybody, so catch us while you can! First up our good friends from Maitland Roller Girls and Coastal Knockouts Roller Derby will battle it out to see who gets cookies and who gets coal from Santa this year. Then skaters from Newcastle and some special guests from across New South Wales show off their grooming skills as they take to the track as 'The Mustdashers' and 'The Beardiful Ladies'. It'll be so much fun that you'll forget all about that giant list of presents you still need to buy! Tickets are available online from http://www.newcastlerollerderby.org.au/tickets/ or at the door on the day. Adults (14+) $15, kids (7+) $10, Family (2 adults & 2 kids 7+) $40. Doors open 5pm for a 5:30 start. Don't forget to bring a blanket or cushion to sit on if you're keen for suicide seating! (16+ only). All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.

Date: 29 November - 22 February
Venue: Newcastle Art Gallery
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'Like Us' is an substantial exhibition that highlights the key themes of my practice. The work is often intense, sometimes strange, sometimes beautiful, frequently emotional, accessible yet complex and always looking to create connections with the audience and stimulate thought and discussion

Date: 30 November
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http://runaustralia.com.au/about Ph: (03) 5261 5511 Email:runaustralia@rapidascent.com.au

Run Australia is working towards improving the health of young people in regional Australia. The Cotton On Foundation's mission is to empower youth and we achieve this through partnering with communities where there is a need for improved health facilities for young people.

How? It's easy!

We facilitate a fun event like no other, where people can run, walk or roll the streets of their town while raising money for a local health-related project. With 100% of every registration fee going straight to the cause, we make sure you see results. That's right, 100%! So whether it?s the Special Care Nursery in Geelong or the Adolescent Ward in Newcastle, we need you to get involved!

Why are we different? 100% of every registration fee goes directly to the cause. We run community events for local people of all abilities, providing them with the platform to raise money for local projects. Our events are run in regional centres with a population of 60,000+. Funds raised are directed to one local cause with a tangible 3-5 year outcome. Run Newcastle will raise funds for Redevelopment of the Adolescent Ward at John Hunter Children's Hospital.

Date: 30th November
Venue: Small Ballroom, Newcastle
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Dream On Dreamer (DOD) are pleased to announce the ...And The Light Pulled Me Back Tour. After dropping the new single 'Darkness Brought Me Here' to the delight of their fans, the band are pleased to follow up the huge demand with a run of 18+ and All Ages shows along the East Coast. 2014 has been a turbulent year for the band with drummer Aaron Fiocca fighting cancer and a member change with the addition of Chris Shaw (ex House Vs Hurricane) on bass. This would be too much to handle for most bands but DOD are stronger than ever and are currently busy writing their third album scheduled for release in 2015. Aaron is now fighting fit and smashing the drums with huge beats and as a whole the band are really excited for the future. DOD can't wait to test some new material live, plus also play all the fan favorites. Dream On Dreamer will be joined by local special guests for each show, don't miss catching DOD live in your town!

Date: 30 November
Venue: Adamstown Uniting Church
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Jenny Barnes 4961 5955

THE SUNDAY INTERLUDE GALA CONCERT at 2pm, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30, at Adamstown Uniting Church is the final concert in the 10th anniversary series. This is a joyful end-of-year celebration with a fabulous variety of local musicians. The artists in the stellar line-up are Bella Voce quartet, Heather Price (vocal and piano), Easy Voices Choir conducted by Jennifer Barnes, Tom Robinson (baritone horn), Hannah Gibbons (trombone), Georgie Hall(soprano), Kallam Mitchell (piano), Philip Sketchley (piano) and Pacific Palm Court Orchestra. Most of these fine musicians have performed at earlier Interlude concerts, and we are delighted that they enjoyed the experience so much that they readily accepted the invitation to join the gala. Tickets including afternoon tea with the famous Adamstown pudding and lots of goodies- Adult $20, concession $15, child $10. Proceeds to Lifeline and young artists. Book on www.trybooking.com.au (Adamstown) or ph 4961 5955.

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