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Partnership, Country Arts SA Season, Mornings At

BAND OF SA POLICE CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Get into the Christmas spirit with Australia’s oldest police band. Enjoy their extensive repertoire of classic carols and sing-a-longs for an afternoon of traditional cheer just in time for Santa. It’s the perfect way to kick off the festive season for the young and the young at heart.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Commercial

BJORN AGAIN

Dust off those flares, platform shoes and satins and get ready to sing, dance and have the time of your life on Bjorn Again’s MAMMA MIA! WE ARE BACK AGAIN! Tour. Bjorn Again are so excited to back playing all of ABBA’s biggest hits in an action-packed, highly-entertaining concert that is ABBA-SOLUTE fun for the whole family. So what are you waiting for? Send out an SOS and RING RING Fernando and Chiquitita and TAKE A CHANCE on BJORN AGAIN’S MAMMA MIA! WE ARE BACK AGAIN! 2021 AUSTRALIAN TOUR YOU WILL HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE! BOOK NOW!

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Commercial

CELTIC ILLUSION REIMAGINED

Immerse yourself in the Irish Dance and Grand Illusion sensation that has taken the world by storm. This exhilarating production has broken barriers by fusing unparalleled art forms, now more spectacular than ever before as it celebrates its 10yr anniversary. With new spellbinding illusions, entrancing music, and choreography, Celtic Illusion Reimagined is the must-see family event of 2021

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Commercial

COSENTINO Deception

Australia’s world-renowned entertainer and International Magician of the Year, Cosentino, is returning to perform his brand new, 90minute live show Deception. Join Cosentino as he performs death-defying escapes that will thrill your senses, mind-boggling stage illusions and cutting-edge street magic that twists your view of reality. His trademark blend of dance and magic with a touch of hilarious audience participation will take you on a journey that will captivate fans, new and old, until the very last mind-bending moment. Now recognised as Australia’s most successful magician, Cosentino has spent the last three years touring to packed houses and rave reviews around the world, while his prime-time TV specials have now been seen by over 100 million people across the globe. www.cosentino.com.au

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Commercial

DAVID STRASSMAN

From London to New York, David Strassman’s comic genius has shocked and surprised. Now it’s your turn to experience Strassman’s uproarious comedy with those infamous favourites, the loveable Ted E. Bare and the evil Chuck Wood. Strassman’s newest show is The Chocolate Diet. Ted E. Bare’s health quest is hilariously painful, and one we can relate to. Meanwhile, Chuck is going through an identity crisis. Strassman is one of Australia’s favourite comedian’s, a master of his art. Once again, he delivers the ultimate night out. A truly remarkable performance appears to defy reality – The Adelaide Advertiser Hilarious – The Scotsman (UK)

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Partnership, Season Schools Show, Country Arts SA Season

DEEP NORTH

***** 'A rich, emotional, musical and theatrical performance.....The smart, witty script combined with catchy songwriting and brilliant performances illuminate the stage...,' - Craig Cook, The Advertiser. A combination of hip hop, afro-beat, R’n’B, theatre and multimedia, The Deep North is a celebration of the African Australian diaspora. Featuring RnB artist Elsy Wameyo and renowned Adelaide MC Stephen Tongun and playwright Matt Hawkins (Frank Forbes and the Yahoo Boy) The Deep North tells the story of Jasmine Mutesa who has to choose between a scholarship at one of Adelaide’s most prestigious schools and keeping her family from falling apart in Port Augusta. It is an entertaining and empowering story about finding your voice and the meaning of home. Presented by South Australian Playwrights Theatre, a company committed to new theatrical work from the state’s diverse voices, The Deep North is the first African Australian musical. Director, Matt Hawkins explains: “It is important for us to provide an opportunity for African Australians to see themselves on stage and to present the rich and diverse stories of the African diaspora. The challenges of living across two, or more, countries and the development of hybrid cultures will be something to celebrate.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Commercial Film

ELVIS (M)

From Oscar-nominated visionary filmmaker Baz Luhrmann comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ drama “Elvis,” starring Austin Butler and Oscar winner Tom Hanks. The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks). The story delves into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Running Time: 2hrs & 40min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Commercial

FAIRYTALES ON ICE

Direct from its sellout tour in the US, the ice skating spectacular ‘Fairytales on Ice’ is touring Australia this year. Delight in the spectacular as award-winning skaters bring your favourite fairy tale characters to life through ice skating, singing, and music! Featuring stories and characters from The Little Mermaid & The Pirate Adventures, explore the fairy tale land alongside Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood, and more! Follow the ice skating magic as swashbuckling pirates embark on an underwater adventure and let these well-known characters lift you high into another world. Become immersed in a storyline that features the familiar and the unknown. ‘Fairytales on Ice’ will delight, entertain, and leave you—and the family—jumping for joy! Be mesmerised by world-class skaters from all ends of the globe as they spin through show-stopping sets, bedazzling costumes, and enchanting effects that are sure to delight and excite. Performers glide effortlessly across the floor in a hold-your-breath experience you won’t want to miss. This non-stop thrilling adventure features exciting magical illusions, spectacular special effects, alongside an original award-winning recorded soundtrack with thrilling jumps, spins and pair lifts—as the ice skating spectacular takes to the stage in your town this year. After pre-sale: 10% discount on 4+ tickets of same seating level purchased in one transaction - excludes VIP priced tickets

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Commercial Film

FALLING FOR FIGARO (M)

A brilliant young fund manager leaves her unfulfilling job and long-term boyfriend to chase her lifelong dream of becoming an opera singer in the Scottish Highlands. Running Time: 1hr & 44min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Ballroom Programming

Finger Bun "Time Warp Back to the 80's"

Finger Bun' are coming to Port Pirie to rock the Northern Festival Centre Ballroom! The gang have stepped into their DeLorean and wound the clock all the way back to the 1980s. Get ready for a massive set containing all your favourite '80s rock hits – guaranteed to get the dance floor pumping. Stew, Maria and the gang have been working hard on classics from a truly eclectic mix of artists such as The Go-Go’s, John Cougar Mellencamp, Flock of Seagulls, Van Halen, Billy Idol, Kim Wilde and Pat Benatar, to name just a few. Come and join 'Finger Bun' as they pay homage to the icons who shaped the music, fashion and vibe of the '80s! Dust off the Hypercolor t-shirts and double denim, plus don’t forget the blue eye shadow because it's time to party like it's 1985! Dress up in your favorite 80s costumes there is are prizes for best dressed! BYO food platters drinks are sold through our bar.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre Ballroom

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Partnership, Season Schools Show, Schools Show

HICCUP

t’s a perfect, balmy night in the outback. A sleep-deprived camper, a cheeky quokka and an emu with a penchant for creating wild inventions, awake to discover that a koala has come down with a stubborn and ear-shatteringly loud case of the hiccups. The three embark on an epic journey through the night that sees them frantically eat, sing and invent their way towards a cure before the sun comes up. Hiccup is a hilarious, rocking musical extravaganza about working together, finding friendship and how to, once and for all, stop the hiccups. A Windmill Theatre Company production presented in association with Country Arts SA. CREDITS: Co-Creator, Director: Jude Henshall Co-Creator, Director: Ellen Steele Designer: Jonathon Oxlade Composer: Ross McHenry Lighting Designer: Chris Petridis Puppet maker: Tamara Rewse Cast includes Chiara Gabrielli

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Partnership, Season Schools Show, Schools Show , Shows On The Road

HOME

It’s a feeling, not a place. A place that feels good to leave. A place that feels even better to return to. Is there any one place more important than our home? At first, a child's home is their world, but as they venture out into the wider world they discover that not all homes are alike, and neither are the people within them. Wondrous, inclusive, bold. Home delves into questions around difference whilst celebrating diversity in a unique Patch Theatre and Restless Dance Theatre collaboration. Bringing together the renowned child-centred design lead approach of Patch and the unique personalities and devising methods of Restless, Home will enlighten and delight.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Commercial Film

LIGHTYEAR (PG)

The sci-fi action-adventure presents the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear—the hero who inspired the toy—introducing the legendary Space Ranger who would win generations of fans. Running Time: 1hr & 45min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Arts On Screen

MERLIN

Inspired by the story of the mythical wizard, Northern Ballet’s Merlin will take you on a sweeping epic adventure of heartbreak, hope and more than a little magic. Choreographed by Olivier award-winning Drew McOnie (Broadway's King Kong and Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom), expect an enchanting spectacle. Don't miss the legend reawakened through Northern Ballet’s blend of classical ballet and unrivalled storytelling.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Commercial Film

MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU (PG)

In the heart of the 1970s, amidst a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru (Steve Carell) is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. Luckily, he gets some mayhem-making back-up from his loyal followers, the Minions. Together, Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto - a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please - deploy their skills as they and Gru build their first lair, experiment with their first weapons, and pull off their first missions. When the Vicious 6 oust their leader, legendary fighter Wild Knuckles (Alan Arkin), Gru interviews to become their newest member. It doesn't go well (to say the least), and only gets worse after Gru outsmarts them and suddenly finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil. On the run, Gru will turn to an unlikely source for guidance, Wild Knuckles, and discover that even bad guys need a little help from their friends. Running Time: 1hr & 28min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Arts On Screen

PISSARRO: FATHER OF IMPRESSIONISM

Without Camille Pissarro, there is no Impressionist movement. He is rightfully known as the father of Impressionism. It was a dramatic path that Pissarro followed, and throughout it all he wrote extensively to his family. It is through these intimate and revealing letters that this gripping film reveals Pissarro’s life and work. Born in the West Indies, Pissarro found his passion in paint as a young man in Paris, and by the age of 43 had corralled a group of enthusiastic artists into a new collective. Their first show was scorned by the critics, but the group had acquired a new name: the Impressionists. For the next 40 years Pissarro was the driving force behind what has today become the world’s favourite artistic movement.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Country Arts SA Season

SUNSHINE SUPER GIRL

Evonne Goolagong’s heartwarming story is a celebration of spirit and passion over adversity, and a tribute to a woman whose sporting prowess continues to inspire a nation. This is a quintessentially Blak Australian story about a girl from the bush who dared to dream, and with the support of an outback farming town became the number one tennis player in the world.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Commercial Film

THE BLACK PHONE (MA)15+

A shy but clever 13-year-old boy, who is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney. Running Time: 1hr & 42min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Arts On Screen

THE LAKE OF SCARS

‘“A deeply moving, evocative and beautiful insight into how a battle to preserve timeless Indigenous culture found hope in a remarkable act of black and white conciliation.” - Paul Daley, author and Guardian journalist. An ancient site, a ticking clock, and the unlikely allies calling for change. The Lake of Scars is supported by The Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council, Documentary Australia Foundation, Eucalypt Australia, and The Dja Dja Wurrung Corporation. In a corner of Australia exists a place of astounding natural beauty, archaeological significance, and age-old culture. But the Indigenous scarred trees and artefacts found here are at risk – until an unlikely intergenerational partnership comes forth to save the site for future generations. The Lake of Scars tells a story of allyship, environmentalism and cultural rebirth; a picture of what reconciliation between Aboriginal and European Australians might look like. But is that idea harder than it seems?

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Commercial Film

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN (CTC)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN tells the remarkable true story of Maurice Flitcroft, a crane operator and optimistic dreamer from Barrow-in-Furness who, with the support of his family and friends, managed to gain entry to the 1976 British Open qualifying, despite never playing a round of golf before. With pluckiness and unwavering self-belief, Maurice pulls off a series of stunning, hilarious, and heartwarming attempts to compete at the highest level of professional golf, drawing the ire of the golfing elite but becoming a British folk hero in the process. Running Time: 1hr & 46min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Community

THE WEDDING SINGER

The Wedding Singer is a hilarious musical comedy based on the Hollywood movie starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. It's big, it's bright, it's everythign 80's fun. New Jersey's number one wedding singer and the life of the party, Robbie Hart knows how to have a good time. That is until his own fiancee leaves him stranded at the alter. Broken and just a tad bitter. Robbie starts to wreak havoc and begins making every wedding a distarous as his own until he is stopped in his tracks by a beautiful, warm heated waitress named Julia. Only problem is Julia is about to married to soimeone else!

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Commercial Film

THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER (M)

The film finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a quest for inner peace. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who – to Thor’s surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late. THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER contains several sequences with flashing lights that may affect those who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or have other photosensitivities. Running Time: 1hr & 59min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Partnership, Country Arts SA Season, Mornings At

BAND OF SA POLICE CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Get into the Christmas spirit with Australia’s oldest police band. Enjoy their extensive repertoire of classic carols and sing-a-longs for an afternoon of traditional cheer just in time for Santa. It’s the perfect way to kick off the festive season for the young and the young at heart.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Commercial

BJORN AGAIN

Dust off those flares, platform shoes and satins and get ready to sing, dance and have the time of your life on Bjorn Again’s MAMMA MIA! WE ARE BACK AGAIN! Tour. Bjorn Again are so excited to back playing all of ABBA’s biggest hits in an action-packed, highly-entertaining concert that is ABBA-SOLUTE fun for the whole family. So what are you waiting for? Send out an SOS and RING RING Fernando and Chiquitita and TAKE A CHANCE on BJORN AGAIN’S MAMMA MIA! WE ARE BACK AGAIN! 2021 AUSTRALIAN TOUR YOU WILL HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE! BOOK NOW!

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Commercial

CELTIC ILLUSION REIMAGINED

Immerse yourself in the Irish Dance and Grand Illusion sensation that has taken the world by storm. This exhilarating production has broken barriers by fusing unparalleled art forms, now more spectacular than ever before as it celebrates its 10yr anniversary. With new spellbinding illusions, entrancing music, and choreography, Celtic Illusion Reimagined is the must-see family event of 2021

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

Event Image
Commercial

COSENTINO Deception

Australia’s world-renowned entertainer and International Magician of the Year, Cosentino, is returning to perform his brand new, 90minute live show Deception. Join Cosentino as he performs death-defying escapes that will thrill your senses, mind-boggling stage illusions and cutting-edge street magic that twists your view of reality. His trademark blend of dance and magic with a touch of hilarious audience participation will take you on a journey that will captivate fans, new and old, until the very last mind-bending moment. Now recognised as Australia’s most successful magician, Cosentino has spent the last three years touring to packed houses and rave reviews around the world, while his prime-time TV specials have now been seen by over 100 million people across the globe. www.cosentino.com.au

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Commercial

DAVID STRASSMAN

From London to New York, David Strassman’s comic genius has shocked and surprised. Now it’s your turn to experience Strassman’s uproarious comedy with those infamous favourites, the loveable Ted E. Bare and the evil Chuck Wood. Strassman’s newest show is The Chocolate Diet. Ted E. Bare’s health quest is hilariously painful, and one we can relate to. Meanwhile, Chuck is going through an identity crisis. Strassman is one of Australia’s favourite comedian’s, a master of his art. Once again, he delivers the ultimate night out. A truly remarkable performance appears to defy reality – The Adelaide Advertiser Hilarious – The Scotsman (UK)

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Partnership, Season Schools Show, Country Arts SA Season

DEEP NORTH

***** 'A rich, emotional, musical and theatrical performance.....The smart, witty script combined with catchy songwriting and brilliant performances illuminate the stage...,' - Craig Cook, The Advertiser. A combination of hip hop, afro-beat, R’n’B, theatre and multimedia, The Deep North is a celebration of the African Australian diaspora. Featuring RnB artist Elsy Wameyo and renowned Adelaide MC Stephen Tongun and playwright Matt Hawkins (Frank Forbes and the Yahoo Boy) The Deep North tells the story of Jasmine Mutesa who has to choose between a scholarship at one of Adelaide’s most prestigious schools and keeping her family from falling apart in Port Augusta. It is an entertaining and empowering story about finding your voice and the meaning of home. Presented by South Australian Playwrights Theatre, a company committed to new theatrical work from the state’s diverse voices, The Deep North is the first African Australian musical. Director, Matt Hawkins explains: “It is important for us to provide an opportunity for African Australians to see themselves on stage and to present the rich and diverse stories of the African diaspora. The challenges of living across two, or more, countries and the development of hybrid cultures will be something to celebrate.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Commercial Film

ELVIS (M)

From Oscar-nominated visionary filmmaker Baz Luhrmann comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ drama “Elvis,” starring Austin Butler and Oscar winner Tom Hanks. The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks). The story delves into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Running Time: 2hrs & 40min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Commercial

FAIRYTALES ON ICE

Direct from its sellout tour in the US, the ice skating spectacular ‘Fairytales on Ice’ is touring Australia this year. Delight in the spectacular as award-winning skaters bring your favourite fairy tale characters to life through ice skating, singing, and music! Featuring stories and characters from The Little Mermaid & The Pirate Adventures, explore the fairy tale land alongside Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood, and more! Follow the ice skating magic as swashbuckling pirates embark on an underwater adventure and let these well-known characters lift you high into another world. Become immersed in a storyline that features the familiar and the unknown. ‘Fairytales on Ice’ will delight, entertain, and leave you—and the family—jumping for joy! Be mesmerised by world-class skaters from all ends of the globe as they spin through show-stopping sets, bedazzling costumes, and enchanting effects that are sure to delight and excite. Performers glide effortlessly across the floor in a hold-your-breath experience you won’t want to miss. This non-stop thrilling adventure features exciting magical illusions, spectacular special effects, alongside an original award-winning recorded soundtrack with thrilling jumps, spins and pair lifts—as the ice skating spectacular takes to the stage in your town this year. After pre-sale: 10% discount on 4+ tickets of same seating level purchased in one transaction - excludes VIP priced tickets

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Commercial Film

FALLING FOR FIGARO (M)

A brilliant young fund manager leaves her unfulfilling job and long-term boyfriend to chase her lifelong dream of becoming an opera singer in the Scottish Highlands. Running Time: 1hr & 44min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Ballroom Programming

Finger Bun "Time Warp Back to the 80's"

Finger Bun' are coming to Port Pirie to rock the Northern Festival Centre Ballroom! The gang have stepped into their DeLorean and wound the clock all the way back to the 1980s. Get ready for a massive set containing all your favourite '80s rock hits – guaranteed to get the dance floor pumping. Stew, Maria and the gang have been working hard on classics from a truly eclectic mix of artists such as The Go-Go’s, John Cougar Mellencamp, Flock of Seagulls, Van Halen, Billy Idol, Kim Wilde and Pat Benatar, to name just a few. Come and join 'Finger Bun' as they pay homage to the icons who shaped the music, fashion and vibe of the '80s! Dust off the Hypercolor t-shirts and double denim, plus don’t forget the blue eye shadow because it's time to party like it's 1985! Dress up in your favorite 80s costumes there is are prizes for best dressed! BYO food platters drinks are sold through our bar.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre Ballroom

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Partnership, Season Schools Show, Schools Show

HICCUP

t’s a perfect, balmy night in the outback. A sleep-deprived camper, a cheeky quokka and an emu with a penchant for creating wild inventions, awake to discover that a koala has come down with a stubborn and ear-shatteringly loud case of the hiccups. The three embark on an epic journey through the night that sees them frantically eat, sing and invent their way towards a cure before the sun comes up. Hiccup is a hilarious, rocking musical extravaganza about working together, finding friendship and how to, once and for all, stop the hiccups. A Windmill Theatre Company production presented in association with Country Arts SA. CREDITS: Co-Creator, Director: Jude Henshall Co-Creator, Director: Ellen Steele Designer: Jonathon Oxlade Composer: Ross McHenry Lighting Designer: Chris Petridis Puppet maker: Tamara Rewse Cast includes Chiara Gabrielli

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Partnership, Season Schools Show, Schools Show , Shows On The Road

HOME

It’s a feeling, not a place. A place that feels good to leave. A place that feels even better to return to. Is there any one place more important than our home? At first, a child's home is their world, but as they venture out into the wider world they discover that not all homes are alike, and neither are the people within them. Wondrous, inclusive, bold. Home delves into questions around difference whilst celebrating diversity in a unique Patch Theatre and Restless Dance Theatre collaboration. Bringing together the renowned child-centred design lead approach of Patch and the unique personalities and devising methods of Restless, Home will enlighten and delight.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Commercial Film

LIGHTYEAR (PG)

The sci-fi action-adventure presents the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear—the hero who inspired the toy—introducing the legendary Space Ranger who would win generations of fans. Running Time: 1hr & 45min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

Event Image
Arts On Screen

MERLIN

Inspired by the story of the mythical wizard, Northern Ballet’s Merlin will take you on a sweeping epic adventure of heartbreak, hope and more than a little magic. Choreographed by Olivier award-winning Drew McOnie (Broadway's King Kong and Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom), expect an enchanting spectacle. Don't miss the legend reawakened through Northern Ballet’s blend of classical ballet and unrivalled storytelling.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

Event Image
Commercial Film

MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU (PG)

In the heart of the 1970s, amidst a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru (Steve Carell) is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. Luckily, he gets some mayhem-making back-up from his loyal followers, the Minions. Together, Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto - a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please - deploy their skills as they and Gru build their first lair, experiment with their first weapons, and pull off their first missions. When the Vicious 6 oust their leader, legendary fighter Wild Knuckles (Alan Arkin), Gru interviews to become their newest member. It doesn't go well (to say the least), and only gets worse after Gru outsmarts them and suddenly finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil. On the run, Gru will turn to an unlikely source for guidance, Wild Knuckles, and discover that even bad guys need a little help from their friends. Running Time: 1hr & 28min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

Event Image
Arts On Screen

PISSARRO: FATHER OF IMPRESSIONISM

Without Camille Pissarro, there is no Impressionist movement. He is rightfully known as the father of Impressionism. It was a dramatic path that Pissarro followed, and throughout it all he wrote extensively to his family. It is through these intimate and revealing letters that this gripping film reveals Pissarro’s life and work. Born in the West Indies, Pissarro found his passion in paint as a young man in Paris, and by the age of 43 had corralled a group of enthusiastic artists into a new collective. Their first show was scorned by the critics, but the group had acquired a new name: the Impressionists. For the next 40 years Pissarro was the driving force behind what has today become the world’s favourite artistic movement.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Country Arts SA Season

SUNSHINE SUPER GIRL

Evonne Goolagong’s heartwarming story is a celebration of spirit and passion over adversity, and a tribute to a woman whose sporting prowess continues to inspire a nation. This is a quintessentially Blak Australian story about a girl from the bush who dared to dream, and with the support of an outback farming town became the number one tennis player in the world.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

Event Image
Commercial Film

THE BLACK PHONE (MA)15+

A shy but clever 13-year-old boy, who is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney. Running Time: 1hr & 42min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Arts On Screen

THE LAKE OF SCARS

‘“A deeply moving, evocative and beautiful insight into how a battle to preserve timeless Indigenous culture found hope in a remarkable act of black and white conciliation.” - Paul Daley, author and Guardian journalist. An ancient site, a ticking clock, and the unlikely allies calling for change. The Lake of Scars is supported by The Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council, Documentary Australia Foundation, Eucalypt Australia, and The Dja Dja Wurrung Corporation. In a corner of Australia exists a place of astounding natural beauty, archaeological significance, and age-old culture. But the Indigenous scarred trees and artefacts found here are at risk – until an unlikely intergenerational partnership comes forth to save the site for future generations. The Lake of Scars tells a story of allyship, environmentalism and cultural rebirth; a picture of what reconciliation between Aboriginal and European Australians might look like. But is that idea harder than it seems?

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

Event Image
Commercial Film

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN (CTC)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN tells the remarkable true story of Maurice Flitcroft, a crane operator and optimistic dreamer from Barrow-in-Furness who, with the support of his family and friends, managed to gain entry to the 1976 British Open qualifying, despite never playing a round of golf before. With pluckiness and unwavering self-belief, Maurice pulls off a series of stunning, hilarious, and heartwarming attempts to compete at the highest level of professional golf, drawing the ire of the golfing elite but becoming a British folk hero in the process. Running Time: 1hr & 46min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Community

THE WEDDING SINGER

The Wedding Singer is a hilarious musical comedy based on the Hollywood movie starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. It's big, it's bright, it's everythign 80's fun. New Jersey's number one wedding singer and the life of the party, Robbie Hart knows how to have a good time. That is until his own fiancee leaves him stranded at the alter. Broken and just a tad bitter. Robbie starts to wreak havoc and begins making every wedding a distarous as his own until he is stopped in his tracks by a beautiful, warm heated waitress named Julia. Only problem is Julia is about to married to soimeone else!

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Commercial Film

THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER (M)

The film finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a quest for inner peace. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who – to Thor’s surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late. THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER contains several sequences with flashing lights that may affect those who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or have other photosensitivities. Running Time: 1hr & 59min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre