Thursday, May 4, 2017

South Australian Weekender #4: History, Bowerbirds, and The Whitlams

Spanish Film Festival – Palace Nova Eastend
More than 30 films – including comedies, dramas, thrillers and documentaries – from Spain, Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Colombia are screening at Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas as part of the Spanish Film Festival until May 14. See the full program here.
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Bowerbird Design Market
An unmissable and inspiring biannual event that just gets better and better, the Bowerbird Design Market is on again at the Adelaide Showgrounds and is an event not to be missed. Browse hundreds of unique designer and food stalls and discover homewares and gifts from the nation’s leading designers, artists and makers.

Bowerbird Design Market
WHEN: May 5, 2017 – May 7, 2017 all-day
WHERE Wayville Pavillion, Adelaide Showgrounds, Goodwood Road, Wayville.
For full details, visit the visit the website.
COST: $5 Entry
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Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre and The Music House. Not sure if this has sold out yet, but the combination of The Whitlams and the Adelaide Pops Orchestra seems hard to beat. Take another look at the video below, and then check to see if you can find a seat to this one-off event.

If You Go
Adelaide Festival Theatre
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 8:00PM
PRICES: $69.90 to $84.90

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Gumeracha Medieval Fair
Federation Park, Albert Street, Gumeracha
10AM—4:00PM. Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7, 2017.

Medieval entertainment, stalls and performers. A weekend filled with fun for the whole family. More Information at the event Facebook page... 

Continuing Events

The Versus Rodin exhibition continues at the Art Gallery of South Australia. I highly recommend local readers subscribe to the gallery’s excellent monthly email newsletter to get the latest news and information about gallery events. By the way, tomorrow night sees the return of the gallery’s monthly First Friday program, so why not get yourself down there for a great family friendly evening of art, music, food, and more. Hey, while you are there you can also check out the exhibition. You’ll be happy you did. Click here to see the latest newsletter from the gallery…

Detail: What Time Collects installation, by Dea Morgan, 2017. Institute Gallery of the State Library

State Library of South Australia - Unsettled: Colonial Ruin in the Flinders Ranges
This exhibition shares stories from the Flinders Ranges through a mixture of media art, photography, archival imagery and documentary interviews. Unsettled seeks to move beyond what it describes as “the nostalgia typical of settler-colonial representations”, and includes striking portraits of Adnyamathanha people taken at the Nepabunna Mission by Charles Mountford in the 1930s. Read more here. Unsettled is at the Institute Gallery of the State Library of South Australia until May 17.
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South Australia’s History Festival is one of the State’s largest and most important annual community events. The History Festival began in 2004 as SA History Week and became the month-long History Festival in 2011.

From songs to slide-shows, bus tours to bush walks and in venues ranging from galleries to graveyards, the events are always fascinating. With over 600 events throughout the state, there is something for everyone! For full event details, visit the website.

WHEN: Now through May 31, 2017
WHERE: Statewide.
CONTACT:  History Trust of South Australia. PH: (08) 8203 9888

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