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6:30 pm Merredin Wayjo

WAYJO

Time: Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm performance

Tickets: All tickets are FREE however bookings must be made prior to the event. Bookings available from the Central Wheatbelt Visitors Centre or online at www.cumminstheatre.com.au

About the Show:

This year WAYJO is hitting the road and visiting our regional centres including our very own town of Merredin!

WAYJO is Australia’s leading youth jazz orchestra and one of the country’s cultural gems. It provides a unique experience for jazz musicians aged 14 to 25 who are the absolute cream of young jazz players from Western Australia and beyond.

Competition for places is fierce. Those who make it are amongst the nation’s best young players and are rewarded with career-defining experiences including touring, training, recording and performing with world-class guest artists.

In 2018 the Monday night orchestra will be performing a selection of hits across Regional Western Australia as they travel to Northam, Kalgoorlie, Merredin and Narrogin on their Goldfields-Wheatbelt Tour, from the 30th of April to the 5th of May, and from the 17th to the 20th of July, WAYJO be visiting York and Moora before spending some time in Geraldton.

Location
Cummins Theatre, Bates Street, Merredin

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9:00 am Tammin Markets

Tammin Markets

Saturdays 9am -1pm and Sundays 10am to 2pm at Puma Roadhouse Visitor Information Point

For further information or to book a stall contact Graeme Button 9637 1098

8:00 am Nungarin Markets

The main Street of Nungarin comes alive on a sunday morning. Main Street businesses open with plenty of entertainment, eats, drinks and bargins to be purchased.

Stalls include: fresh produce, cakes, honey, clothes, books, chooks, plants, stationary, hand crafted items, collectables, bric-a-brac and much more!

Trading Hours 8:00am to 12:00pm

To book a stall contact (08) 9046 5174

Location
Railway Avenue, Nungarin

10:00 am Tammin Markets

Tammin Markets

Saturdays 9am -1pm and Sundays 10am to 2pm at Puma Roadhouse Visitor Information Point

For further information or to book a stall contact Graeme Button 9637 1098

Location
Tammin Visitor Information Point

7:00 pm Merredin A Town Named War Boy

A TOWN NAMED WAR BOY

When: Monday May 7th at 7:30pm and Tuesday May 8th at 10:30am 2018

Time: Doors open at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm performance and 10:00am for a 10:30am performance.

Tickets: All tickets $15. Discounts available for school groups (please contact the Cummins Theatre for school group bookings). Tickets available from the Central Wheatbelt Visitors Centre or online at www.cumminstheatre.com.au

About the Show:

“We hit Cairo like a train! … Every dirty little alley, every dusty back room bar – the pyramids are marvellous, but I could spend the rest of my days quite happily in the arms of your temptation.”

Based on the State Library of NSW’s jaw-dropping collection of First World War diaries, photographs and letters, A Town Named War Boy brings to life the personal accounts of the young men that set sail for the far side of the world.

Some of these diaries and letters are finished, others just stop. When you read them you meet the person, see the changes in their handwriting, feel the indentation of the pen, the smudges of changed thoughts.
Award-winning playwright Ross Mueller shows his extraordinary talent in this funny and moving play that sold out in its premiere Sydney season. Touring through New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Western Australia, A Town Named War Boy is set to impact audiences across the nation.
Developed and presented in partnership with the State Library of NSW.

Location
Cummins Theatre, Bates Street, Merredin

10:00 am Merredin A Town Named War Boy

A TOWN NAMED WAR BOY

When: Monday May 7th at 7:30pm and Tuesday May 8th at 10:30am 2018

Time: Doors open at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm performance and 10:00am for a 10:30am performance.

Tickets: All tickets $15. Discounts available for school groups (please contact the Cummins Theatre for school group bookings). Tickets available from the Central Wheatbelt Visitors Centre or online at www.cumminstheatre.com.au

About the Show:

“We hit Cairo like a train! … Every dirty little alley, every dusty back room bar – the pyramids are marvellous, but I could spend the rest of my days quite happily in the arms of your temptation.”

Based on the State Library of NSW’s jaw-dropping collection of First World War diaries, photographs and letters, A Town Named War Boy brings to life the personal accounts of the young men that set sail for the far side of the world.

Some of these diaries and letters are finished, others just stop. When you read them you meet the person, see the changes in their handwriting, feel the indentation of the pen, the smudges of changed thoughts.
Award-winning playwright Ross Mueller shows his extraordinary talent in this funny and moving play that sold out in its premiere Sydney season. Touring through New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Western Australia, A Town Named War Boy is set to impact audiences across the nation.
Developed and presented in partnership with the State Library of NSW.

Location
Cummins Theatre, Bates Street, Merredin

9:15 am Merredin Powerpac Workshop

POWERPAC WORKSHOP
When: Wednesday May 9th 2018

Time: Workshop commences at 9:15am and concludes at 12:30pm

Tickets: Tickets are free, however registrations are required. Morning tea is included in the ticket.

This workshop is the culmination of two years of study of Performing Arts centres from across Australia looking at best practice and is designed to help regional communities to better utilise their performing arts centres.

The focus of our workshop will be on finding missed opportunities within the Merredin Community around Culture and the Arts delivery. It also offers the opportunity for Cummins Theatre staff to hear what others in the community want to see for the future of the venue, build on its strengths and develop a vision for its future. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

For further information contact Cummins Theatre on 9041 3295.

Location
Cummins Theatre, Bates Street, Merredin

10:30 am Southern Cross Winter Garden Info Session

Now is the time to get your winter vegetable garden ready – you don’t need much space or skills to harvest your rewards.

Come along to get some practical advise and learn some tips and tricks from local gardener Norma from Norma Brown Gardening.

Location
Southern Cross Community Centre, Antares Street

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6:00 pm Koorda Drive in Movies

Koorda Drive In

Showing 2 great features “Isle of Dogs” and “Avengers Infinity War”

Gates and canteen open at 6:00pm. First movie starts 7pm.

Adults $12 Kids $6 and little ones under 3 are FREE! The Canteen sells hot food as well as hot and cold drinks and snacks.

Contact the Koorda CRC 9684 1081 for further information.

Location
Orchard Street, Koorda

9:00 am SCDHS P&C Mother's Day gift and cake stall

Come and grab a gift for you or a loved one and support your local school in the process.

Mothers Day gifts, freshly baked cakes, donuts, locally made jam preserves plus much much more.

Location
Outside Foodworks, Antares Street, Southern Cross

9:00 am Tammin Markets

Tammin Markets

Saturdays 9am -1pm and Sundays 10am to 2pm at Puma Roadhouse Visitor Information Point

For further information or to book a stall contact Graeme Button 9637 1098

10:00 am Tammin Markets

Tammin Markets

Saturdays 9am -1pm and Sundays 10am to 2pm at Puma Roadhouse Visitor Information Point

For further information or to book a stall contact Graeme Button 9637 1098

Location
Tammin Visitor Information Point

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7:30 pm Merredin Summer of Seventeenth Doll

SUMMER OF THE SEVENTEENTH DOLL
When: Friday 18th of May

Time: Doors open at 7:30pm for an 8:00pm performance

Tickets: All tickets are Free. Tickets available from the Central Wheatbelt Visitors Centre or online at www.cumminstheatre.com.au

About the Show:

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll is one of the most significant plays in Australian theatre history. This new Western Australian production will mark its presentation by every state theatre company in the country.

Set in 1950’s working class Melbourne, ‘The Doll’ revolves around the events of the seventeenth summer where two mates, on yet another ‘layoff’ season, come back to ‘live it up’ in the city with their girlfriends. However, this summer, things begin to change.

‘The Doll’ is the ultimate ‘sex in the city’ saga – seething with passion, disappointment and heartbreak, where not even love can protect those who refuse to see the realities of the changing world around them. With ‘FIFO’ and ‘DIDO’ now being a normal part of life for many Australian families, this play is more relevant to our audience than ever before.

Location
Cummins Theatre, Bates Street, Merredin

9:00 am Tammin Markets

Tammin Markets

Saturdays 9am -1pm and Sundays 10am to 2pm at Puma Roadhouse Visitor Information Point

For further information or to book a stall contact Graeme Button 9637 1098

9:00 am Merredin Songfest

Join A Choired Taste for a weekend of singing, choral workshops and fun as they celebrate 10 years of community singing in Merredin!

Helping them celebrate is VoiceMale, Merry Din 7, Ballpoint Penguins, Beverly Station House Singers, One Accord, & Two-up Two-Down from Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Two Workshops will be held at the Library Saturday AM and PM
Main Event Saturday Evening 7.00 pm Cummins Theatre $10
Free Event Sunday 10am Cummins Theatre “Why we sing” with St Marys School and Merredin College Choir’s

Tickets available through www.trybooking.com/URIS

Location
Various Locations, Merredin

6:00 pm Southern Cross Loose Ends

Join the versatile and kinetic performer Jens Altheimer in this one-man show as he leads a magical journey through a tinkering wonderland of puppetry, shadowplay and invention.

Built from hard rubbish and op-shop treasures, the Loose Ends set is a celebration of the unorthodox, as household items are transformed and given new uses and contexts, offering an enchanting, fresh look at everyday objects.

Location
Southern Cross Community Centre, Antares Street, Southern Cross

10:00 am Tammin Markets

Tammin Markets

Saturdays 9am -1pm and Sundays 10am to 2pm at Puma Roadhouse Visitor Information Point

For further information or to book a stall contact Graeme Button 9637 1098

Location
Tammin Visitor Information Point

9:00 am Merredin Songfest

Join A Choired Taste for a weekend of singing, choral workshops and fun as they celebrate 10 years of community singing in Merredin!

Helping them celebrate is VoiceMale, Merry Din 7, Ballpoint Penguins, Beverly Station House Singers, One Accord, & Two-up Two-Down from Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Two Workshops will be held at the Library Saturday AM and PM
Main Event Saturday Evening 7.00 pm Cummins Theatre $10
Free Event Sunday 10am Cummins Theatre “Why we sing” with St Marys School and Merredin College Choir’s

Tickets available through www.trybooking.com/URIS

Location
Various Locations, Merredin

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11:00 am Merredin A Fine Romance: The Magic of Fred Estaire

A FINE ROMANCE: THE MAGIC OF FRED ASTAIRE
When: Wednesday May 23rd 2018 at 12pm and 7:30pm.

The 12pm show is part of our Lunchtime Escapes series of shows and will be accompanied by high tea from 11am. The high tea is included with the ticket price and includes cakes, sandwiches, scones, and a selection of tea and coffee (no discounts if you choose not to partake in high tea).

Time: Doors open at 11:00am for a 12:00pm performance and 7:00pm for a 7:30pm performance

Tickets: All tickets are $15 and are available from the Central Wheatbelt Visitors Centre or online at www.cumminstheatre.com.au

About the Show:

A Fine Romance: The Magic of Fred Astaire is all about Fred Astaire and his many leading ladies. Performed by a Leading Man and a Leading Lady, with an accompanist on piano, the show takes a look at Fred’s life, his love, his career, his music and of course, his dancing.

The show is a narrative 85 minute concert/cabaret with both performers singing, dancing and telling engaging stories about Fred and the women in his life.
With plenty of tap-dancing, swing, waltz and ballroom dancing, and several costume changes together with memorable music, this show has something for everyone. They will laugh and cry and sing-along as they are taken on a musical journey back to the era of glitz and glamour.

With sold-out shows during their 2016 Country Arts South Australia Tour, sold-out shows on their 2017 Victoria and Queensland tour and sold-out shows during their 2017 Melbourne Season, audiences will simply fall in love all over again with the magic of Fred Astaire. This show is breaking box office records everywhere it goes!

Location
Cummins Theatre, Bates Street, Merredin

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9:00 am Tammin Markets

Tammin Markets

Saturdays 9am -1pm and Sundays 10am to 2pm at Puma Roadhouse Visitor Information Point

For further information or to book a stall contact Graeme Button 9637 1098

9:00 am Merredin Markets

The Merredin Markets are a community driven event, organised by staff of the Merredin CRC and run by volunteers. The purpose of the Merredin Markets is to have a consistent monthly event for the community, whether it is supporting local small business’s by setting up a stall to sell their products or for members of the public to have a day out and enjoy the sun while shopping the variety of stalls available.

The Merredin Markets are on the 4th Sunday of every month (unless mentioned otherwise).

9am -1pm, $15 for a stall

For more information or to book a stall contact Merredin Community Resource Centre 9041 1041 [email protected]

Location
Merredin CRC 110 Barrack Street

10:00 am Tammin Markets

Tammin Markets

Saturdays 9am -1pm and Sundays 10am to 2pm at Puma Roadhouse Visitor Information Point

For further information or to book a stall contact Graeme Button 9637 1098

Location
Tammin Visitor Information Point

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11:00 am Merredin Tales, Tables & Tucker

TALES, TABLES AND TUCKER
When: Thursday May 31st 2018

Time: Doors open at 11am with lunch served from 11:30am

Tickets: Tickets are free, however registrations are required through the ticketing link. Lunch is included in the ticket.

About the Event:
Everyone has a story to tell and we want to hear all of them!

The Cummins Theatre will be hosting a free longtable lunch for the Merredin community on Thursday May 31st. Throughout the luncheon participants will be invited to share their own tales about the theatre’s long past and listen to stories from others in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Throughout the luncheon participants will be treated to short exerpts from the over 100 year history of this building including historical events, exerpts from past shows, secret stories, and many more. Then particiapnts will be invited to share their own stories with friends old and new. The stories will be collected, catalogued, and transformed into storytelling exerpts to be shared with the greater community at the Cummins Theatre’s storytelling festival in October.

This is a once in a theatre’s history to have your stories heard and added to our oral history collection. Don’t miss out!

Come along – share a meal – share a story

Location
Cummins Theatre, Bates Street, Merredin

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