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HAMILTON FILM GROUP Screened at Hamilton Cinema, 109 Brown St. - usually every third THURSDAY of the month at 7.30pm and MATINEE SESSION on FRIDAYS at 2pm. (please check screening dates) - More details Buy tickets now
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JUNGLE SHIMMY - MAGIC OASIS and BELLYDANCE FOR KIDS - LITTLE GENIES Monday 25 September, 10am More details Buy tickets now
Virtual Reality / HQ Gaming and Laser Tag - School Holiday Fun! Ages 5 to 11years (tickets from HPAC): - Tuesday 26 September, 9am & 11am - Wednesday 27 September, 9am & 11am - - Ages 12 to 18years (tickets from WDHS - 5551 8450): - Tuesday 26 September, 2pm & 4pm - Wednesday 27 September, 2pm & 4pm More details  
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra - MSO PLAYS BEETHOVEN 8 Wednesday 18 October, 8pm More details Buy tickets now
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TRAX meets JASSISTERS Cabaret Friday 20 October, 7.30pm More details Buy tickets now
EXPOSING EDITH - Celebrating the life of Edith Piaf Thursday 26 October, 7.30pm More details Buy tickets now
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CANTATA: THE DAY IS ENDED Saturday 28 October, 7.30pm - at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Hamilton More details Buy tickets now
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National Theatre Live presents WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Tuesday 31 October, 7pm - Wednesday 1 November, 1pm More details Buy tickets now
Hamilton Dance Company presents PERFORMANCE 2017 Friday 17 November, 7pm - Saturday 18 November, 7pm - Sunday 19 November, 2pm More details Buy tickets now
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Melbourne Chamber Orchestra - LETTERS FROM TCHAIKOVSKY Wednesday 22 November, 7.30pm More details Buy tickets now
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CHRISTMAS with KAREN KNOWLES Concert Thursday 7 December, 1.30pm More details Buy tickets now
Daniel Thompson and Stuie French Presents CASH LIVE Saturday 28 July, 2018 - 8pm More details Buy tickets now
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HAMILTON FILM GROUP

2017 promises to be another fantastic year with more great, thought provoking films.

We look forward to seeing you all for our Thursday evening sessions or at the 2pm matinee session on the Friday. So let all your friends know, especially those that no longer like heading out at night about the matinee screenings.

For the best in Art House and limited release movies, come and join our Film Group! Movies screen twice a month, usually on the third Thursday at 7.30pm & Friday matinee at 2pm. We are not able to sell single tickets, so a membership pass must be purchased. 12, 6 and 3 month film passes are available and these must be used in calendar year of issue.

Memberships are available at the door, at Hamilton PAC and on the PAC's website.

Full Year membership $95 Conc.($85)
Six Films $55 Conc.($50)
Three Films $35 Conc.($30)

FILM GROUP - 2017 Screenings

THINGS TO COME
(M) France 102 mins sub-titles
Thursday 21 September, 7.30pm
Friday 22 September, 2pm
Acclaimed writer-director Mia Hansen-Løve’s poignant new feature is a resonant and affecting portrait of a middle-aged woman who must suddenly reinvent her life. Married with two grownup children, Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert) teaches philosophy at a college in Paris and is passionate about her work, publishing books in her spare time and continuing to meet with former students who have become friends. But one day, Nathalie’s husband announces he is leaving her, the first of a series of events that will
upend Nathalie’s world, and cause her to completely reassess her future.

THE KING’S CHOICE
(M) Norway 130 mins sub-titles
Thursday 19 October, 7.30pm
Friday 20 October, 2pm
A film by Erik Poppe
Berlin International Film Festival 2017, Official Selection, Panorama
Academy Awards 2017, Official Selection Norway, Best Foreign Language Film
Norwegian Academy Awards 2017 – a record-breaking 12 nominations incl. Best Film,
Director, Actor (Christensen), Supporting Actor (Christiansen), Supporting Actor
(Markovics), Screenplay, Sound and Cinematography

THE KING’S CHOICE is based on the true the story about the three dramatic days in April of 1940, when the King of Norway is presented with the monstrous ultimatum from the Germans: surrender or die.
With German Air Force and soldiers hunting them down, the royal family is forced to flee from the capital. They decide to go separate ways, not knowing if they’ll ever see each other again.
While Crown Princess Maertha leaves Norway with the children to seek refuge in Sweden, King Haakon and
Crown Prince Olav stay on to fight the Germans.
After three days of desperately trying to evade the Germans, King Haakon makes his final decision, one that may cost him, his family and many Norwegians their lives.

FILM TO BE CONFIRMED
Thursday 16 November, 7.30pm
Friday 17 November, 2pm

ALI'S WEDDING
(M) Australia 110 mins
Thursday 7 December, 7.30pm
Friday 8 December, 2pm
Love, lies and Qu'ranic scripture collide on the streets of Melbourne in Osamah Sami's sweet, funny and (unfortunately) true tale of the lengths one man will go to find love – and avoid disappointing his very religious dad.

Ali is just trying to do the right thing. The son of a Muslim cleric who emigrated from Iraq, he's taken to the Melbourne lifestyle in a way that his father simply hasn't. But he's getting to a marriageable age and when a sequence of well-intentioned lies starts hurtling out of control, he finds himself being thrust into an arranged match that he has absolutely no intention of going through with – all while simultaneously falling in love with another woman, Dianne.

Based on the real-life experience of lead actor Osamah Sami's ill-fated marriage, Ali's Wedding is the affectionate and heartfelt feature film debut from TV-directing phenom Jeffrey Walker (Jack Irish: Bad Debts, Miff 2012). Winner of Best Original Screenplay at the Australian Writers' Guild Awards, Ali's Wedding is a fast-paced comedy of manners that shines with wit, humanity and crowd-pleasing charisma.

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Screened at Hamilton Cinema, 109 Brown St.
usually every third THURSDAY of the month at 7.30pm and MATINEE SESSION on FRIDAYS at 2pm. (please check screening dates)




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JUNGLE SHIMMY - MAGIC OASIS and BELLYDANCE FOR KIDS - LITTLE GENIES

JUNGLE SHIMMY - MAGIC OASIS
Jungle Shimmy is a unique music and dance adventure through India, Iran, Turkey & Egypt. Children are introduced to exotic instruments, age-old rhythms and traditional dances through familiar Nursery Rhymes, fun props, puppet friends, ancient fairytales and magic.

After Jungle Shimmy let the fun continue with a bellydance workshop for kids!

BELLYDANCE FOR KIDS - LITTLE GENIES
Kids love discovering the rhythms and movements of Ancient Egypt, Turkey and the Arabian Nights with fun steps like hip shimmies, snake arms and camel walk.

10am – performance 50min
11:10am – Bellydance For Kids – Little Genies 50min

Tickets $12 for everyone over the age of 2yrs and includes both activities.
Suitable ages 4 – 8 years

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Monday 25 September, 10am


Virtual Reality / HQ Gaming and Laser Tag - School Holiday Fun!

Virtual Reality / HQ Gaming / Laser Tag - SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN! It will be sooo good that we have limited tickets to only 4 per booking and they go ON SALE at 10am Tuesday 12 September. Note the two different phone numbers per age group:
Ages 5 - 11years, in person at HPAC Box Office or by phone 5573 0429.
Ages 12 - 18years, WDHS by phone 5551 8450

In conjunction with Western District Health Service the school holidays will have mountains of entertainment at HPAC!

$20 buys 2 hours of amazing fun. NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE!

In detail:
Ages 5 - 11years: Limit of 4 tickets per booking from the PAC Box Office in person or by phone on 5573 0429.
Two morning sessions each day:
Tuesday 26 - 9am and 11am sessions
Wednesday 27 - 9am and 11am sessions
60mins - virtual reality/HQ Gaming
30mins - Laser Tag
30 mins - jumping castle/chill out zone

Ages 12 - 18years Limit of 4 tickets per booking. Only available by phone 5551 8450 (WDHS)
Two Afternoon sessions each day:
Tuesday 26 - 2pm session and 4pm session
Wednesday 27 - 2pm session and 4pm session
60mins - virtual reality/HQ Gaming
30mins - Laser Tag
30 mins - jumping castle/chill out zone

Ages 5 to 11years (tickets from HPAC):
Tuesday 26 September, 9am & 11am
Wednesday 27 September, 9am & 11am

Ages 12 to 18years (tickets from WDHS - 5551 8450):
Tuesday 26 September, 2pm & 4pm
Wednesday 27 September, 2pm & 4pm



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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
MSO PLAYS BEETHOVEN 8

The MSO is excited to bring its finest players, and a gorgeous repertoire, to regional Victoria for a series of very special concerts.
In this special concert, British clarinet virtuoso Michael Collins returns to play with and conduct the MSO in a riveting series of works, including the dynamic Ornamental Air, written for him especially by MSO’s Composer in Residence Elena Kats-Chernin.
Also on the program is Dvorak’s Serenade for Winds and one of Mendelssohn’s Konzertstücke, in which Collins will be joined by the 2015 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year, Brisbane-born Lloyd Van’t Hoff.
Rounding out the evening of sumptuous classical music is Beethoven’s Symphony No.8, which the composer fondly referred to as his ‘little Symphony in F’.

Look out for the MSO bus on the road; musicians will also be performing workshops for regional school groups in most towns, with tickets available directly from the venues.
The MSO is delighted to welcome Elena Kats-Chernin, one of Australia’s leading composers, as its 2017 Composer in Residence.

An Evening with the MSO is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Wednesday 18 October, 8pm
Duration: 105 minutes including an interval

Tickets: Adult $55 Concession $47 *Group 10+ $46 U26 $29 **Theatre Season Adult $48 **Theatre Season Concession $42

* Group price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 0429.
** Theatre Season price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 0429.

On Sale: Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Thursday 19 October, 10am & 11.30am: Schools concert. Contact the box office for further information.

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Wednesday 18 October, 8pm




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TRAX meets JASSISTERS Cabaret

An evening of fun and dance with the Western District's 20 piece Big Band TRAX and the JASSisters from Melbourne, singing old and new standards in gorgeous harmony.

All in the Function Room at Hamilton PAC. BYO food and drink. Tables available.

Tickets: Adult $25 Concession/Students $20

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Friday 20 October, 7.30pm



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EXPOSING EDITH
Celebrating the life of Edith Piaf

A PACked Stage Gig

An award winning cabaret tale of the legendary French star, Edith Piaf.

Direct from critically acclaimed seasons at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Leicester Square Theatre, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Festival of Voices and Auckland International Cabaret Festival, winner of Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe 2016 and nominated for a Helpmann Award, Exposing Edith charts the tragic life of arguably the greatest French singer of all time, Edith Piaf.

Experience her life, loves and losses through the songs that shot her to stardom including La Vie en Rose, Milord and Non, je ne regrette rien. Created and performed by Michaela Burger (vocals) and Greg Wain (guitar), Exposing Edith is a stunning mix of authentic French chanson and contemporary sounds.

Having explored the undertones of Piaf's vocals and lyrics, Burger and Wain have created their own unique interpretations of Piaf's work, using voice and acoustic guitar and the subtle use of loop, delay and effect pedals.

The songs are punctuated with a collection of extraordinary stories of Piaf's life which are recounted by Burger, who also takes on a multitude of key characters, from Edith's half-sister Momone, to several of her lovers and, of course, Edith Piaf herself.

Thursday 26 October, 7.30pm
Duration: 70 minutes, no interval.

Tickets: Adult $38 Concession $36 *Group 6+ $34 U16 $18 **Theatre Season Adult $33 **Theatre Season Concession $30

* Group price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 0429.
** Theatre Season price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 0429.

On Sale: Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Thursday 26 October, 7.30pm





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CANTATA: THE DAY IS ENDED

The Day is Ended, is a forty-five minute Cantata composed by Warrnambool’s Ken Stott and first performed to great acclaim in 2014. It is a work of prodigious lyrical beauty and will be performed in Hamilton’s Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

This cantata is based on the ancient service of Compline (or Evening Prayer), which means completion. It thus forms the completion or final service of the day, a time of prayer and reflection as the day draws to its close.

The title of the cantata is taken from that timeless hymn by John Ellerton “The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended”. Ellerton’s superbly crafted lines talk of the joy of praise and how it sanctifies our rest, and it is this hymn that sets the scene, with a lone voice piercing the evening calm with the words:

The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended,
The darkness falls at Thy behest;
To Thee our morning hymns ascended,
Thy praise shall sanctify our rest.

The 2017 performance of the Cantata is hosted by the local Lutheran Churches to mark the 500th Anniversary of the Luther’s reformation of the protestant church.

A light supper will follow at the conclusion of the performance in the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall.

We are looking for choristers to help. This work has twelve movements and is sung in English. The Cantata uses a full orchestra and organ. It is a singable and powerfully majestic work.
Anyone interested in joining the choir please contact Beth Tonissen mobile: 0407 529 241 email abtoni@live.com.au.

Tickets on sale: 1 August, 2017
Adult $25 Concession $15

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Saturday 28 October, 7.30pm
at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Hamilton



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National Theatre Live presents WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?

Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films); Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers); Luke Treadaway (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Fortitude, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s new production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.

In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.

“Exquisite.“ - Evening Standard
“Flawless.“ - Daily Telegraph
“Intoxicatingly good.” - Financial Times

Tickets: Adult $25, Concession $23- Contact Box Office for special school group booking price.
Running time: approx. 210 minutes (inc intermission)
Screening at HAMILTON CINEMA -Tickets MUST be purchased via HPAC Box Office

Tuesday 31 October, 7pm
Wednesday 1 November, 1pm



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Hamilton Dance Company presents PERFORMANCE 2017

This Annual Performance showcases young and talented local dancers in an entertaining program of Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop and Acrodance.

Presenting the timeless ballet "Swan Lake", this end of year Performance from Hamilton Dance Company, is not to be missed.

Friday 17th and Saturday 18th November -7pm
Sunday 19th November- 2pm

Adult $25 Conc.$20 U16 $17 All performances $20
Note: All performances price is not available online.

Friday 17 November, 7pm
Saturday 18 November, 7pm
Sunday 19 November, 2pm



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Melbourne Chamber Orchestra
LETTERS FROM TCHAIKOVSKY

In the lush, lingering melodies, a certain Russian pathos never seems far away. Long snowy nights, tender childhood memories, glimpses of lost love and unspoken passion...

Tchaikovsky is the quintessential Romantic— conjuring powerful emotions with his heart on his sleeve. This program is a wonderful opportunity to hear the extraordinary talents of MCO's string musicians at their best—with Tchaikovsky's breathtaking showpiece for string orchestra, the Serenade for Strings, the charming Album for the Young and Souvenir d'un lieu cher, imaginative variations by Arensky and witty dances by Shostakovich.

SHANE CHEN – Violin
WILLIAM HENNESSY – Director

Program includes: ARENSKY, SHOSTAKOVICH and TCHAIKOVSKY

Wednesday 22 November, 7.30pm
Duration: 120 minutes including an interval

Tickets: Adult $42 Concession $37 *Group 6+ $35 U16 $18 **Theatre Season Adult $36 **Theatre Season Concession $33

* Group price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 0429.
** Theatre Season price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 0429.

On Sale: Wednesday 11 January, 2017

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Wednesday 22 November, 7.30pm




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CHRISTMAS with KAREN KNOWLES Concert

Well known for her carols and Christmas repertoire, Karen will perform to the accompaniment of musical director David Cameron on piano and guitar.

After starting out on TV’s Young Talent Time, Karen became the highest selling Australian female recording artist. Her hits include 'Why Won’t You Explain', 'You are the Reason', 'Loves us All', 'By Request', and 'Moonglow'.

She has received gold and platinum awards for her recordings, and was lead singer with The Seekers in the early Nineties. Join Karen for a wonderful selection of her hits, standards and your favourite Christmas songs.

"….. always one of Australia’s best singers, presented a solid and entertaining program…." Australian Stage Online

Join us for a festive cuppa before the show at 1pm. (included in ticket price)

Adult$18 Concession $17 Groups 6+ $16

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Thursday 7 December, 1.30pm




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Daniel Thompson and Stuie French Presents CASH LIVE

Award winning and highly acclaimed Australian country singer Daniel Thompson and Golden Guitar winning, Telecaster picking, Australian country music legend Stuie French, along with their powerhouse backing band, The Tennessee Express are excited to bring you CASH Live The Concert Experience and their brand new show CASH Live Revisits Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison.

In 1968, Johnny Cash walked on to stage at Folsom State Prison, California and for the first time ever uttered his immortal words “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash”.
Already a worldwide superstar, that iconic phrase and the 45 minute live album that followed, cemented Cash as a legend of popular culture began his rise to the heights of fame over the next three years that has rarely been equalled.
Selling over 3 million copies in the US alone “At Folsom Prison” is widely regarded and one of the greatest live albums ever recorded and amongst many other accolades was named at number 88 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.

After years of personal turmoil and several years of limited commercial success, Cash convinced a reluctant Columbia records to record and release “At Folsom Prison”. Essentially risking his entire career on this live album, Cash’s gamble paid off and began his rise to legendary status in popular culture where he firmly and rightfully remains to this day.

Australia’s premier tribute to the Man In Black, CASH Live, previously known as Johnny Cash : The Concert, hits the road once more in 2018 bringing you this iconic album in it’s entirety. Since 2009, more than 50 thousand ecstatic Johnny Cash fans Australia wide have witnessed the magic of Johnny Cash and his music through Daniel Thompson and Stuie French’s authentic tribute to this iconic and beloved superstar.
In 2018, CASH Live gives Australian Cash fans the opportunity to relive the magic of the legendary “Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison” album.
The show will not only feature the Folsom Prison album in it’s entirety from cover to cover, it will also feature a set of The Man in Black’s greatest hits from throughout his entire career.

Don’t miss this opportunity to relive one of The Man In Black’s greatest ever albums performed by Australia’s own CASH Live The Concert Experience

Tickets $55

Saturday 28 July, 2018 - 8pm


 

 

 

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