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Discovery Festival of Community Arts 2017

Posted 16 October 2017 by (Hurstville News)

Georges River Council invites all residents across the Georges River area to participate in the 2017 Discovery Festival of Community Arts. This exciting annual festival explores the multicultural elements of the local area and promotes diversity. Mayor of Georges River Council Kevin Greene said andldquo;The festival is a wonderful chance to celebrate our diverse local community and the talent it has to offer across the art, music, film and theatre spaces. andldquo;I encourage everyone to get involved in this yearandrsquo;s festival and enjoy the exciting events that are scheduled,andrdquo; added Mayor Greene. As in previous years, the 2017 Discovery Festival of Community Arts will feature art exhibitions, concerts, artist talks, and movie screenings. This yearandrsquo;s festival will run from Saturday 30 September through to Saturday 4 November 2017. The festival will feature eleven events highlighting and celebrating the creativity, challenges and aspirations of our local communities, using arts and culture as a means for expression, reflection and inclusion. Opening the festival this year will be the Iandrsquo;m Still Here Showcase on Saturday 30 September, at the Civic Theatre, Hurstville Entertainment Centre. The event will include a video performance and a discussion about dementia, brain health and healthy ageing, to mark Dementia Awareness Month 2017. If you would like more information or for a link to the program please visit our Discovery Festival webpage. Program Highlights3rd Macedonian Cinema Days Film FestivalWhere: GU Film House Beverly Hills, 447 King Georges Road, Beverly Hills / Civic Theatre, Hurstville Entertainment Centre, MacMahon Street, HurstvilleDate: Friday 13, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 OctoberTimes: Friday 6.30pm-11.00pm, Saturday 6.30pm andndash; 9.00pm, Sunday 6.30pm andndash; 9.00pmCost: $20 per day or $50 whole festival andnbsp;2017 Discovery Writersandrsquo; Literary AwardsWhere: Mortdale Community Centre, 2b Boundary Road, Mortdale Date: Saturday 14 OctoberTime: 1.30pm andndash; 3.30pmCost: $10 non-members / $6 members andnbsp;The Film Seen Presents: GoldstoneWhere: Civic Theatre, Hurstville Entertainment Centre, MacMahon StreetDate: Sunday 15 OctoberTime: 1.00pm andndash; 4.00pmCost: $7 general admission, Film Seen members free andnbsp;90.1 2NBCFM New Kogarah Studios LaunchWhere: Station 90.1 2NBCfm, 1st Floor, 84 Railway Parade, KogarahDate: Friday 20 OctoberTime: 2.00pm andndash; 4.00pmCost: Free andnbsp;One Voice ConcertWhere: Marana Auditorium, Hurstville Entertainment Centre, MacMahon Street, Hurstville Date: Saturday 21 OctoberTime: 4.00pmCost: $10 andnbsp;GRaB: Georges River and Bayside Arts andamp; Cultural Network Forum #5Where: St George Creative Art andamp; Craft Centre, 23 St Georges Road, Penshurst Date: Friday 27 OctoberTime: 6.30pm andndash; 8.30pmCost: Free andnbsp;St George Creative Art andamp; Craft Centre Discovery DayWhere: St George Creative Art and Craft Centre, 23 St Georges Road, PenshurstDate: Saturday 28 OctoberTime: 8.30am andndash; 2.00pmCost: Free andnbsp;St George Art Society 73rd Annual Art Awards and ExhibitionWhere: Kogarah Arts School, Corner Queens Ave and Bowns Road, KogarahDate: Friday 3 NovemberTime: 7.00pmCost: $10 andnbsp;Australian Macedonian Theatre of Sydney Presents: My SunshineWhere: Civic Theatre, Hurstville Entertainment Centre, MacMahon StreetDate: Saturday 4 NovemberTime: 7.00pmCost: $20 or $10 concession For more information, please contact Georges River Council Festival Coordinator, Anne-Marie Wiles on 9330 6069 or via email at awiles@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au. andnbsp;