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At the Movies – Sunday 18 April 2021

Oscar winners Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman star in this Academy Award-nominated father-daughter drama centred on an elderly man who refuses assistance – a decision that has him questioning his current circumstances, his loved ones, and even his own mind.

WHERE:        Palace Norton Street Cinema, Leichhardt.

 WHEN:          Sunday 18th April – 2.40pm

 Hope this one’s not too close to the bone!

Meet in the foyer for coffee or snack before the show. Booking online is recommended.  Hope to see you there.

 Judith Hall – Convenor

the father

Interest is being sought for two new (possible) Interest Groups – Art Appreciation and Backgammon

The recent Survey completed by members revealed there are culture buffs amongst us!!

In particular, interest is being sought for two new Interest Groups.

  • ART APPRECIATION

Art Appreciation will take us to galleries, museums, theatre and more.

To see if the group is viable we need to know who is interested.

Please let me know who you are so we can get started. For Art Appreciation enquiries, contact me either via email or directly on my mobile (listed in the Members Directory).

  • BACKGAMMON  

This is a call out for anyone interested in playing or learning to play.  We have experienced players who are happy to teach.  So if you fancy trying your hand at the ancient game, please let me know.

The earliest record of the basic gameplay rules of modern backgammon dates from 17th century England though versions of the game have been played for 5000 years.

Backgammon boards are hard to come by so, it would be great if you check the bottom of your cupboard to see if you have a board that you are happy to lend.

For Backgammon enquiries, contact me either via email or directly on my mobile (listed in the Members Directory).

Mary Esdaile
Interest Group Facilitator

 

Barefoot Bowls – Wednesday 8 June 2022

Enjoy barefoot bowls? Come along, bowls are provided, just bring yourself. All are welcome, even if you cannot play on the day.

This game of bowls is initially to organise a one off game for a limited number to assess interest and viability to proceed further.  At the end of the day a discussion will be held to assess interest going forward as to what day and times are the most suitable and duration of play.

  • Barefoot bowling, however flat shoes are ok.  Maybe a little cold on the toes at this time of the year.
  • Instructions are provided.
  • Drinks are available.
  • Food can be ordered or bring your own eats.

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Burwood Chinatown – Travel, Eat and Walk Review

One of the best ways to “travel” overseas at the moment is to eat the food from different parts of the world. On 11 May, our Travel Chat group took part in the inaugural “Travel Eat and Walk”, exploring the hawker stalls and restaurants located around Chinatown in Burwood. We looked at the restaurants which specialise in cuisines from different regions of China and Asia.

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Hero of Waterloo Pub Historic Tour and Lunch – Review

On Tuesday 10 May 2022, thirty-three members of our club enjoyed a visit to the Hero of Waterloo pub in Millers Point, one of Sydney’s oldest pubs with a rich history from colonial times, its first license dating back to 1843. 

It looked like the weather would be against us, but despite predictions, the sun finally broke through to make our day very pleasant. 

A morning rivercat journey to Circular Quay, where some grabbed a quick coffee, was followed by an invigorating walk past the Museum of Contemporary Art, up Argyle Street to The Garrison Church, and along Lower Fort Street to the Hero of Waterloo. Some were lucky to catch a very short history lecture from Ali Barnsley, at the Argyle Cut and Argyle Steps, along the way. 

Once we all arrived at the pub, a first drink, accompanied by lively conversation, took place at the downstairs bar.

 

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Bushwalking – Let’s get the ball rolling

 

Calling all those interested in bushwalking. 

We need to know who you are so we can organise a get together

  • We need to sort the levels of walks to offer
  • We need suggestions from you for good places to explore
  • We need you to answer the call by contacting me either via email or directly on my mobile (listed in the Members Directory)

Here’s to raising fitness levels – but first coffee and a chat.

Cheers  Mary Esdaile

Photogroup outing to the Biennale – Tuesday 17 May 2022

Catch a ferry to Barangaroo to visit the Biennale at the Cutaway. After coffee we continue to the installations at Pier 2 and 3 Hickson Road, and lunch at one of the nearby cafes. We finish our excursion at the Museum of Contemporary Art for a final viewing before catching the ferry home from Circular Quay.

Please note that there will be a walk of about 3km on mostly level ground between ferry stops and the various locations.

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Back to the Tivoli – Concert – Wednesday 1 June 2022

The multi-award winning ‘Back To The Tivoli’ concert returns 1 June with a spectacular show featuring the hilarious comedian Al Showman, vocal and instrumentalist Amber Jade, magician Joel Howlett and one of Australia’s top leading performers and musical theatre legend Stephen Fisher-King. Featuring the Tivoli Showgirls and the fabulous Tivoli show band.

Where: Bankstown Sport Club
The Theatre
8 Greenfield Parade
Bankstown.

When: Wednesday 1 June 2022.

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