Following in the steps of Tennessee Williams

PLAY: Colette F. Keen.

PLAY: Colette F. Keen.

BATHURST playwright Colette F Keen (Windows on the World, The Death of Kings) has just been awarded a one-month writer’s residency at the Studios of Key West, a multi-disciplinary arts studios at Florida Keys in the US.

Ms Keen will work on a documentary verbatim play on the US Supreme Court challenge of Don't Ask Don't Tell and an adaptation of the final unfinished work of late Australian playwright Steve J Spears.

“I’m excited to soak up the atmosphere that inspired Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams,” Ms Keen said.

Ms Keen was also just awarded her PhD in Drama and Creative Writing from Flinders University.

Real stories

WE’RE pretty familiar with verbatim theatre in Bathurst (Colette F Keen’s two plays, mentioned above, being good examples), but how about headphone verbatim theatre?

In Hello Goodbye & Happy Birthday real stories – in this case about birthdays and milestones in life – are played to the actors through headphones, who then perform the dialogue.

See it at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre on Saturday, July 22 at 8pm and Monday, July 24 at 11am.

Baroque beauties

MITCHELL Conservatorium’s Baroque Sonatas features the beautiful combination of flute, cello and harpsichord and the works of J.S Bach.

You can enjoy it this Friday, July 21 at 7.30pm in the Orchard Room at Mitchell Conservatorium.

POINT OF DIFFERENCE: Kim Bagot, pictured in her studio, is running a printing workshop for the Evans Arts Council. Photo: MATILDA ROBERTS

POINT OF DIFFERENCE: Kim Bagot, pictured in her studio, is running a printing workshop for the Evans Arts Council. Photo: MATILDA ROBERTS

Learn to print

LOCAL artist Kim Bagot-Hiller ran a hugely popular lino-print workshop a couple of months back. She’s running another this Saturday, July 22 for Evans Arts Council.

Admission is just $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

For bookings, phone 0422 162 041.

Also this week

IN the Bathurst District Historical Society Muster on Thursday, July 20 at 7.30pm at the Uniting Church Hall, David Bullock talks about Mill Town and the historic mills, homes and business of that part of town.

Saturday night’s Christmas in July Dinner at Abercrombie House is a fundraiser for Miss Traill’s House and Garden.

Tickets $65 from Books Plus (sales close today).

And the Winter Invitational at T.arts exhibition continues at T.Arts Gallery (in the Coles arcade).

The exhibitions springing from the Hill End Artists in Residence program run to July 30 at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery.