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August 2016

SEABORN, BROUGHTON & WALFORD FOUNDATION: EXCITING RELOCATION

August 16, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation recently commenced relocating its Archives, Library and Performing Arts Collections to new premises at 20 Young Street, Neutral Bay. These premises are centrally located – only 9 minutes by bus from Sydney city (15 in peak hour) - and are surrounded by shops, cafes and schools, close to the Independent Theatre and the Stanton Library and across the hallway from the Elizabethan Theatre Trust. The Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation recently commenced relocating its…

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October 2016

SB&W FOUNDATION 30th ANNIVERSARY DINNER

October 10, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation 30th Anniversary Dinner held at The University and Schools Club on Monday October 10th 2016. To honour the late Dr Rodney Seaborn AO OBE, his achievements and his legacy, and to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Seaborn, Broughton and Walford Foundation, 1986-2016 Programme (view PDF file) Slideshow

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May 2017

DARLING…… published letters of Leslie Walford and Dora Byrne 1929 -1972

May 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

DARLING MOTHER, DARLING SON: the letters of Leslie Walford and Dora Byrne 1929 -1972 Friends who knew the late Leslie Walford (1927-2012), Dr Seaborn’s cousin and our second Foundation President, will be interested to learn of the recent publication ‘Darling mother, darling son: the letters of Leslie Walford and Dora Byrne 1929 -1972’, edited by Edith M Ziegler. This is the first major publication to be drawn from a substantial archive of personal and business papers given to the Caroline…

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August 2017

MOSMAN DAILY WELCOMES THE FOUNDATION AND ITS PERFORMING ARTS ‘TREASURE TROVE’

August 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Seaborn Library, Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street
Neutral Bay, NSW 2089 Australia

Behind the facade of an ordinary office building in Neutral Bay, lies a treasure trove of Australian theatre memorabilia……

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April 2018

LUNCHTIME SERIES – CARMEN DUNCAN

April 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Seaborn Library, Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street
Neutral Bay, NSW 2089 Australia

You are invited to a special lunchtime series of ‘Life Upon the Wicked Stage’ A lunchtime talk down memory lane with celebrity guest Carmen Duncan and friends. Carmen Duncan is an international star of stage, screen and television. She has been described as ‘one of Australia’s most respected and recognised actresses’ Her long career includes a Theatre Critics’ Award and many nominations for her outstanding performances. Join us for a light lunch and reminisce with Carmen about her theatrical journey…

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STOP PRESS: Foundation Secures Good Seats to Sold-Out Production of ‘DIPLOMACY’ with John Bell & John Gaden

April 19, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall Street
Kirribilli, NSW Australia
$115.00

We would like you to join us for dinner and a performance of an entertaining thriller and Australian premiere of the award-winning French play ‘DIPLOMACY’ by Cyril Gély on Thursday 19 April 2018 at the Ensemble Theatre. This brand new translation by Julie Rose has been commissioned by the Ensemble Theatre. The stellar cast includes John Bell (the General) and John Gaden (the Swedish Consul General) with Jennifer Hagan and James Lugton. As the Allies march toward Paris in the…

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October 2018

THE SANDRA BATES DIRECTORS AWARDS

October 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall Street
Kirribilli, NSW Australia

THE SANDRA BATES DIRECTOR’S AWARDS for 2016, 2017 and 2018 have been proudly sponsored by the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation. Applicants were asked to submit an expression of interest (max. 2 pages) addressing the following questions: How would the opportunity to be part of the Sandra Bates Director’s Awards benefit your professional development? Which two productions in the 2017 season would you most like to work on and why? Applicants were also asked to provide a CV outlining their…

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November 2018

Broadway Bound, by Neil Simon

November 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - December 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
New Theatre, 542 King Street
Newtown, NSW 2042 Australia
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$33.00

BROADWAY BOUND by Neil Simon The final play in Simon’s quasi-autobiographical trilogy (preceded by Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues) It’s 1949, and Eugene and his brother-cum writing partner are stuck in the wilds of Brooklyn, with their philandering father, disillusioned mother, and unreconstructed socialist grandfather. Meanwhile his aunt has ‘married well’ and lives the good life on Park Avenue, inciting resentment in her less fortunate relations. New Theatre 542 King Street Newtown Dates: 15 November to 15 December 2018…

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Christmas Party and Presentation of the 2018 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award.

November 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Seaborn Library, Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street
Neutral Bay, NSW 2089 Australia
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Peter Lowry OAM President & The Board of Directors of the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation invites you and a guest to the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation Christmas party and the presentation of the 2018 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award. Enjoy the entertainment and complimentary food and drinks. Please RSVP to Carol Martin by Monday 19 November 2018 Location: Seaborn Library: Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street Neutral Bay NSW Date and TIme: Thursday 22 November 2018, 6pm to…

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December 2018

Wonderful Christmas Gift

December 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Seaborn Library, Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street
Neutral Bay, NSW 2089 Australia
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$11.00 – $77.00

A subscription to the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation makes a wonderful Christmas Gift for a relative or a friend. As a member you receive discounted prime theatre tickets, opportunity to attend talks, events, cocktail parties, dinners and receive the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation bi-monthly Newsletter. Annual Subscription: $11.00 Life Subscription: $77.00 Phone Carol Martin for details on 02 9955 5444.

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White Christmas Sing-A-Long

December 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Haydon Orpheum Picture Palace Cremorne, 380 Military Road
Cremorne, NSW 2090 Australia
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$12.00

White Christmas Sing-A-Long at the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace Cremorne. Two talented song-and-dance men (Bing Crosby & Danny Kaye) team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in showbusiness. One winter, they join forces with a sister act (Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen) and trek to Vermont for a White Christmas. Of course there’s requisite fun with the ladies, but the real adventure starts when Crosby & Kaye discover that the Inn is run by their…

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The Illusionists, direct from Broadway

December 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - December 29, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall, Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$76.00 – $120.00

THE ILLUSIONISTS held in Sydney Opera House Concert Hall Edge of your seat magic direct from Broadway. Having smashed box office records and dazzled audiences around the globe, eight illusionists will astound you with this brand new show, packed with astonishing, death defying acts of visual, mental and optical illusion. This extravaganza of mind-blowing feats will astound you with thrills and sophistication. A non stop journey through the minds and marvels of some of the world’s greatest illusionists. Mind bending…

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January 2019

The Nutcracker & I, by Alexandra Dariescu

January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
City Recital Hall, 2 Angel Place
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$73.00

THE NUTCRACKER & I, by Alexandra Dariescu held at the City Recital Hall Angel Place Sydney with Alexandra Dariescu & Désirée Ballantyne Renowned Romanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu reimagining of Tchaikovsky’s enchanting Christmas tale merges piano, ballet and state-of-the art digital animations in a trailblazing multimedia treat for all ages. Behind a see-through gauze screen, Dariescu is at the grand piano playing 15 virtuosic score movements as ballerina Désirée Ballantyne who dances in-sync with digitally projected characters, creating more than 35,000…

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February 2019

A Room With A View, by E.M. Porster

February 10 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Genesian Theatre, 420 Kent Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$28.00

A ROOM WITH A VIEW, by E.M. Porster held at the Genesian Theatre 420 Kent Street Sydney. Set in the Edwardian era, Lucy Honeychurch, a young Englishwoman, visits Italy under the charge of her older cousin Charlotte. At their pension, or guesthouse, in Florence, they are given rooms that look into the courtyard rather than out over the river Arno. Mr. Emerson, a fellow guest, generously offers them the rooms belonging to himself and his son George. Although Charlotte is…

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Seniors Week Event: Film Screening, ‘Codgers’

February 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Seaborn Cinema, Suite 3 (ground floor), 20 Young Street
Neuitral Bay, NSW Australia
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Free

North Sydney Council Seniors Week Event Seaborn Cinema, Suite 3 (ground floor) 20 Young Street Neutral Bay. There will be a screening of a film of a prizewinning play ‘Codgers’ by Don Reid and adapted by celebrated director Wayne Harrison, followed by a Q&A session with members of the production, conversation and refreshments (light lunch). This will be a celebration of the love of life on Valentine’s day and we will be collaborating with actor Grant Dodwell and his Australian…

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The Big Time, by David Williamson

February 23 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall Street
Kirribilli, NSW Australia
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$80.00 – $130.00

THE BIG TIME, by David Williamson held at the Ensemble Theatre, Kirribilli. Celia and Vicki were best friends at drama school, but the game of life has dealt them very different hands. Celia is a high-profile soap star earning ridiculous amounts of money and the requisite harbour views. Meanwhile Vicki by in gritty, critically acclaimed roles in independent theatre. When Vicki proposes they collaborate on an ambitious new film project. It could be a big opportunity for both of them…

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March 2019

Sydney Opera House Ladies Committee

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Palace Piccadilly Arcade

Dates to put in your diary for 2019 Yum Cha Lunch at Palace Piccadilly Arcade, Saturday 23 March 2019 Lunch at the Women’s Club, Thursday 9 May 2019 with a surprise guest   More information in our next Newsletter February 2019 or ring Carol Martin in January for more information.

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April 2019

WEST SIDE STORY

April 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House NSW Australia
$184.00

Opera Australia & GWB Entertainment Present BB Group Production of WEST SIDE STORY Cast includes: Todd Jacobsson, Sophie Salvesani, Chloe Zuel, Noah Mullins, Lyndon Watts and Ritchie Singer. The moment the curtain went up on West Side Story on Broadway, musical theatre changed forever. Hailed as the greatest Broadway musical of all time, the genius of West Side Story’s creators is unquestioned. The remarkable collaboration between Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim and Jerome Robbins produced a timeless masterpiece. A…

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