Welcome to Wauchope Arts

Welcome to our home on the web. This is where you find out what’s happening at Wauchope Arts as well as other community arts news. This site provides an information service to our members and anyone who is interested in attending or getting involved in the events and activities offered by the Wauchope Community Arts Council. We are a group of passionate volunteers who value the role of the arts in community building and we aim to provide diverse cultural experiences for Wauchope and beyond.

The Wauchope Community Arts Hall is just that - community. It is one of the most intimate venues in the Hastings that attracts acts of extraordinary quality and it feels as if they are playing in your lounge room with a bunch of your best friends.


.... it's all happening at the Wauchope Arts Hall

Scroll down for details of upcoming events or see our Facebook page for latest event/gig info.

JUSTIN BERNASCONI (Sat August 26, 2017)
- album launch tour, with Cat Canteri
In May 2017 Justin Bernasconi released Barefoot Wonderland, his second album of folk guitar music.
Justin's style explores bluegrass, country, folk and blues - it’s a wonderful blend of English and American styles, full of colour, control and tone, mixed with strong songwriting and storytelling.
Songs with vocals appear intermittently on the album, which showcases his exemplary playing.
Justin is heading up the highway from Melbourne, and will stop in at Wauchope to deliver a relaxed but engaging Saturday evening show of eclectic folk music featuring plenty of slide guitar, finger-picking, flat-picking and vocal harmonies, as well storytelling, laughs and personal anecdotes.
Cat Canteri will open the set and accompany Justin as well.

Justin Bernasconi
8pm Saturday August 26, 2017
Wauchope Community Arts Hall
Oxley Lane (opposite Bain Park)
Tickets available online* at www.trybooking.com/288797
or at the door from 7.30pm
$25; $20 for members

Artist website: www.justinbernasconi.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/justinbernasconimusic/
""Barefoot Wonderland is right: Bernasconi is so laid back here you can see the soles on those bare feet."
Rolling Stone Magazine

Wauchope Arts - latest info on Facebook.

HISTORY WEEK 2017 (Fri & Sat Sept 8 & 9, 2017) Click to enlarge
- remembering Wauchope's Regent Theatre
History Week 2017 seeks to examine, unravel and understand Australian ‘popular culture’.
This year Wauchope District Historical Society has joined forces with Wauchope Arts to celebrate popular culture across the decades, and to relive the grand old days of the Regent Theatre (1923-2001) - one of Wauchope's crowning glories; gone but not forgotten.
A display and oral history presentation on Friday and Saturday afternoons will include snippets from the radio program "If those walls could talk". On the Saturday night, a classic Australian film will be shown, with choc-tops available for sale (of course)!. A highlight of the evening will be some old-time piano music by renowned local musician Russell Dick.
For more information on History Week 2017 go to historycouncilnsw.org.au/history-week; for local event details phone Jean on 6587 6077 or see the event poster.

History Week 2017 poster.
History Council NSW - Story of Wauchope's Regent Theatre.

Afternoon tea & display: 2-4pm Fri & Sat Sept 8 & 9, 2017
(see poster for times/details)
Film, music and supper: Sat bring a plate for a shared meal from 6pm, plus film, choctops and piano music by Russell Dick
Wauchope Community Arts Hall
Oxley Lane (opposite Bain Park)
entry: gold coin donation

The History Week 2017 events in Wauchope are supported by Wauchope District Historical Society, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, History Council NSW and Wauchope Community Arts Council.

Latest info on Facebook.

- a unique and mesmerizing blend of traditional Tibetan, Japanese and Indian sounds
Born to a family of Tibetan nomads and forced into exile as a child, Tenzin Choegyal would listen to his mother singing in the nomadic style of Tibet.
Today, Tenzin is an outstanding vocalist and master of the three-string dranyen lute and the lingbu bamboo flute and is considered one of the world’s finest musicians.
Now based in Brisbane, Tenzin has played at WOMAD festivals, and alongside Philip Glass and Patti Smith at several Concerts for Tibet at Carnegie Hall, New York .
He made his first appearance at Woodford Folk Festival in 1997, and still plays to packed audiences each year.
In addition to his solo performances, Tenzin has been an avid collaborator with musicians from diverse cultures and genres. He recently worked with Philip Glass on the breathtaking score for the film 'The Last Dalai Lama?' and toured Japan with Taro Terahara.
Described by veteran Australian journalist Simon Reeve as “one of the planet's great human beings” the Wauchope Arts team is thrilled to welcome back Tenzin Choegyal, who will perform with bansuri master Taro Terahara and Australia's leading tabla player Shen Flindell.
Tickets available online, plus and a small quantity will be available at the door from 7.30pm.
Note: this performance is likely to be a sell-out.

Tenzin Choegyal, Taro Terahara and Shen Flindell
8pm Saturday Sept 16, 2017
Wauchope Community Arts Hall, Oxley Lane (opposite Bain Park)
Tickets available online* at www.trybooking.com/305327 or at the door from 7.30pm
$25; $20 for members

“Tibetan musician Tenzin Choegyal delivered the night’s most revelatory music, playing Himalayan blues and power ballads on the dranyen lute backed by Patti Smith’s band and Laurie Anderson.” Rolling Stone Magazine

“Tibetan musician Tenzin Choegyal was equally impressive, as much for his infectious smile as for his powerful and wonderful voice.” Billboard Magazine

More info:
ABC Foreign Correspondent ‘The Road’ (Tenzin) http://www.abc.net.au/foreign/content/2014/s4084274.htm
Tenzin Choegyal website - http://www.tenzinchoegyal.com/
Taro Terahara bio - http://www.ethnosuperlounge.com/people/taroterahara.htm
Shen Flindell bio - http://www.ethnosuperlounge.com/shen/index.html

Wauchope Arts - latest info on Facebook.

Sept 22 The Rhythm Hunters
Oct 6 - Jed Rowe

plus Twin Peaks, Mile Twelve, .... and more!



*ONLINE TICKET SALES - www.trybooking.com
Wauchope Arts is trialling a system where a portion of some event tickets is available for purchase online - this is the preferred option for some performers, and it's a convenient way for audience members to purchase tickets.
A quantity of tickets will be also available for sale at the door for each event.
Given the Arts Hall is a small venue, it can be difficult to seat everyone, so we have adopted a No-Reserved-Seating policy - this means seats are allocated on arrival, so please arrive on time!
If the TryBooking website indicates an event is SOLD OUT, you can enquire how many tickets have been held for sale the door by SMS message to 0429 854 733.
We always strive to support members, particular those who support Wauchope Arts by regularly attending events, so if you experience any problems, please provide your feedback by email - webmaster@wauchopearts.org.au.
Thank you for your ongoing support and patience during this trial phase.

Our fabulous new meeting place is taking shape. Thanks to those who donated time and materials.
The newly installed mosaic mandalas look fabulous.
Working bees will continue until the project is finished.
If you like to help out please contact Susan Ashton 0409 223186 or susan@rainbowconnection.com.au.

For information about Wauchope Arts or general performance and event details contact Krissa 0429 854 733.
The Wauchope Arts site promotes our own events as well as a selection of other events held on the Mid North Coast.
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There are many ways to become involved in Wauchope Arts, from just turning up to an event or activity through to becoming a member or joining the committee. If you want to get involved a little or a lot click here to find out how.

If you want to join Wauchope Arts and share your energy and creativity come to our monthly meeting 2nd Wednesday of every month at 5.30 at the arts hall or introduce yourself to us at an event.


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