Hit the road for top art festival

HANG ON: FliNG Physical Theatre will perform a blend of circus, dance, gymnastics and theatre in Bathurst. Photo: PAUL HOPPER

HANG ON: FliNG Physical Theatre will perform a blend of circus, dance, gymnastics and theatre in Bathurst. Photo: PAUL HOPPER

ALL roads – all regional arts roads, anyway – lead to Dubbo this month for the national regional arts event ARTLANDS (October 27-30).

Headed to the festival is Bega’s acclaimed fLiNG Physical Theatre, who are making a stop in Bathurst on the way.

See fLiNG’s show We Will Come to the Rescue, packed with dance, physical theatre and gymnastics, next Wednesday October 26 at 7pm at Bathurst High.

Tickets $20/ $15 concession from trybookings.com/MJSZ.

Single day passes have just been made available for ARTLANDS itself. Details at www.artlands.com.au

Talking words

HOW’S your poetry? Poetry Soiree will be an evening of poetry and performance next Tuesday October 25, 6-8pm in the Wattle Foyer at BMEC.

Tickets are $10 from 6333 6161.

Celebrate spring

SPRING is in the air at Evans Arts Council’s Craft, Photography and Flower Exhibition and Sale this weekend at Bathurst Senior Citizens Centre.

Official opening on Saturday at 10.30am with doors open on Saturday, October 22 from 10am-4pm and Sunday, October 23, 10am-2pm.

Chifley memories

SUE Martin is Ben Chifley’s great niece.

Having written a book about Bathurst’s famous son, Sue will share her collection of family memories and anecdotes of Australia's 16th prime minister at her free talk this Friday, October 21, 6pm at Bathurst Library.

Bookings essential for catering on 6333 6281.

On stage

MITCHELL Quartet’s Colourful Impressions concert this Friday, October 21 at 7.30pm at Abercrombie House will include Mendelssohn's exuberant string quartet in A (written when he was just 18), Puccini's Chrysanthemum and the String Quartet in F by Ravel.

Tickets $25 / concession $20 / under 16 $10 from www.stickytickets.com.au/mitchellquartet.

Best medicine

FUNNY MAN: Arj Barker will perform live in Bathurst on Friday.

FUNNY MAN: Arj Barker will perform live in Bathurst on Friday.

THERE are comedians everywhere.

Arj Barker is back at BMEC on Friday October 21 at 8pm (Tickets 6333 6161) while Dave O’Neil launches his memoir Summer of ‘82 next Wednesday October 26, 6pm for 6.30pm at The Oxford (tickets from Books Plus).

African music

RHYTHM: The Medleko Meropa drummers will return to Bathurst for the Inland Sea of Sound. They were pictured with mayor Gary Rush last year.

RHYTHM: The Medleko Meropa drummers will return to Bathurst for the Inland Sea of Sound. They were pictured with mayor Gary Rush last year.

SOUTH African group Medloko Meropa are coming back for the Inland Sea of Sound Festival (November 4-5, Mount Panorama).

They’re also offering workshops for schools (October 31–November 7).

If your school or group is interested contact Arts OutWest 6338 4657.

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