JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
High Country Theatre presents a new musical version of the old tale with a few modern twists by Bob Thompson and Gordon Cope at Hanna's Arcade. Performances on May 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7.30pm and May 12 and 19 at 4pm. Tickets available at www.trybooking.com/BBWRM or at the door.
The Rotary Club of Armidale Central will be holding its annual Book Fair from Saturday, May 11 to Saturday, May 18. Books from every genre, both fiction and non-fiction, DVDs, board games and magazines. There will be a rare and special books section. Payment via Eftpos and cash. www.armidalecentralrotary.org.au/
Wednesday, May 15
SEVEN BIG AUSTRALIANS BOOK LAUNCH
Australian comic great Denise Scott will join UNE English and theatre studies professor Anne Pender to launch a new book exploring the lives and work of seven of Australia's favourite comic actors. The book, Seven Big Australians: Adventures with Comic Actors, by Armidale local Anne Pender, looks at the lives and work of Carol Raye, Barry Humphries, Noeline Brown, Max Gillies, John Clarke, Tony Sheldon and Denise Scott. The book uncovers the childhood experiences and influences of each of these well-loved comic actors and their stories of struggle and triumph that have shaped Australian comedy. It also highlights the pioneering role each of these actors has played in various forms of comedy. Free event. All welcome. Time: 5pm. Venue: Reader's Companion Bookstore, 151 Beardy Street, Armidale. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
ARMIDALE TOWN AND COUNTRY GARDEN CLUB
The Armidale Town and Country Garden Club meets at 1.30pm on the second Tuesday of every month, excluding January. As the venue varies from month to month, please call Aileen Thomas on 6772 2737or Ruth Mullen on 6771 1293 for details. New members always welcome.