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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach

- October 2006 -

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia  Volume 9, Issue 172; October 2006     


Festival Countdown...

Theatre Sports
Scotland Island Players present - TheatreSports
Free Workshops Saturday 21 October
Scotland Island Community Hall, Catherine Park, Scotland Island

Little Kids (5 – 12 years) 10:00am to 12:00pm
Big Kids (Adults and Teens) 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Have you ever wanted to be on the stage? Don’t know what TheatreSports are? Here’s your chance to find out.

TheatreSports is improvised theatre entertainment – a union of theatre and sport.

Explore the basics of acting and improvisation, have fun and get fit at the same time by joining in one of the workshops on Saturday 21st October.

The workshops are free and everyone is welcome but bookings limited to 15 participants per workshop, so make your booking early.

Inquiries and bookings:
Kez Borthwick-Bolton 9999 4092

Artist's Talk

there is an artist talk by myself next Thursday at Manly Library at 6 p.m on Sally Morris who lived for 50 years at the basin. The artist book and other books by printmakers will be there on the evening, if too late I am giving this talk on artist books on the Sunday of the Scotland Island Fair. Regards Jan Melville.
Shipbuilding for Pleasure!

Help float our boats - Lantern making Update!


10.30AM-3.30PM Catherine Park.


A Second screening of Kanyini

Kanyini oct 19 sold out due to public demand!!
 Kanyini screens for a final night  Fri Oct 20  7pm-8.30pm including after screening question and answer time with Bob Randall and director Melanie Hogan hosted by journalist and island resident Melinda Ham.
 $10 tickets (dinner not included at this event) proceeds go to s.i.r.f.b and the Mutitjulu community screening in the Scotland island fire shed tickets online at or pmc hill real estate church point
Don't miss this important Australian film!

Toni Collette… "I urge everyone to watch Kanyini. It is entirely compelling and incredibly important."

George Negus... "Anyone coming cold to the story of Australia's Indigenous disgrace will no longer be ignorant after seeing this beautifully shot film and hearing Uncle Bob tell it the way it is, with such personal passion, political insight, incredible lucidity, dignity and somehow even humour."

Deborah Mailman... "My wish...that everyone go see this film. Uncle Bob just tells it like it is. Simply, beautifully and with a light heart. A special film that tells an "open truth"
that should have been told a very long time ago."

Justice Marcus Einfeld..."Bob's and Melanie's extraordinary sensitivity and talent have joined forces to create a groundbreaking and beautiful film that has the unique potential to bring non-Indigenous Australians closer to their Indigenous brothers and sisters and to help all of us to understand 'who we are' and 'where we belong'. If a film were ever made to reshape or underwrite the national identity of Australians, KANYINI would be it."

“We have one mother – this land we’re living on and taking everything from her, is our mother. That makes you and me brother and sister”. Bob Randall

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