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Dusk on the Riverfront

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Murraylands Regional Tourist Association

Murraylands Regional Tourist Association

27 - 28 Feb 2010

Saturday 27 February
Archie Roach 8pm

Sunday 28 February
The Bald Eagles 7:30pm

theatre simple’s all terrain fairy tale adventure Gerda’s Journey

Fantastic giant roving creatures brought to you by Erth, Gravity and Other Myths and Icarus

Reel Life

Craig Walsh Digital Odyssey
Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Festival, Country Arts SA and the Rural City of Murray Bridge

Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Festival, Country Arts SA and the Rural City of Murray Bridge invite you to share in two summer evenings of incredible music and culture from around the globe set on the edge of the river at Sturt Reserve. Enjoy beverages from the licenced bar and food lovingly prepared on the quirky new barbecues constructed by local tradesmen in a community project, Blokes and their BBQs, during 2009.

Archie Roach

An evening of powerful music – straight from the heart….

Often cited by other musicians as a source of great inspiration, Archie Roach has become a legend of the music industry with his passion for music and performing taking him around the world.

Born at the Framlingham Aboriginal mission in Victoria, Archie Roach was taken from his family at an early age as part of the notorious ‘stolen generation’ and his story of institutions and foster homes has been well documented. In 1990, Archie recorded Charcoal Lane, which brought him instant fame and two ARIA awards. Produced by Paul Kelly and Steve Connolly, this album featured the Aboriginal anthem, Took the Children Away.

With a career spanning two decades Archie has worked with some of the world’s most prestigious producers and musicians – Bob Dylan, Paul Kelly, Crowded House, Weddings Parties Anything, Suzanne Vega, Patti Smith, Joan Armatrading, Billy Bragg and Tracy Chapman.

Archie Roach appears with his band courtesy of the Adelaide Festival.

Date: Saturday 27 February at 7:30pm
Duration: 60 mins.

The Bald Eagles

All the timeless hits and sublime harmonies in the second best Eagles experience there is….

In this three-hour show, which has played to sellout houses in Adelaide since inception, the band pumps out more than 30 songs from The Eagles’ repertoire, from Take it Easy, Lyin’ Eyes and Hotel California through to tracks off the December ’07 double cd Long Road Out Of Eden.

The Bald Eagles offer six-part harmonies plus a formidable instrumental line-up to match: a range of acoustic and electric 6 and 12 string guitars, slide guitars, banjo, mandolin, mouth harp, fretless and fretted electric basses, drums, percussion and keyboards.

What makes this more than a run-of-the-mill tribute show is the band’s own brand of wry humour, which is self-deprecating and provoking in its digs at all those things that characterise the Baby Boomer generation.

If the Eagles formed the subliminal soundtrack to your life as a Boomer, you won’t want to miss this show and share it with friends and family.

“WOW! What a great night out! These guys can entertain you with a story, history lessons, fabulous music and harmonies and throw in a great gag or two as well. This was more entertaining than any comedy act we have been to see…and they sing as well! Absolutely fabulous…loved every minute of the nearly 3 hours entertainment we had!” – TALKFRINGE, MARCH 2009

Date: Sunday 28 February 7:30pm
Duration: 180 mins

Gerda’s Journey – theater simple

An all-terrain, all ages exploration of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale, The Snow Queen.

theatre simple from Seattle, USA, join with a local cast and crew to tell the story of Gerda as she searches for her lost friend in and around Murray Bridge’s riverfront Sturt Reserve.

Tagging along with the players, you’ll discover love in many guises – remembering what it means to grow up, but not away from the child inside. Expect random encounters with devious devils, singing flowers, royalty, talking crows and guardian angels.
Fairytales are not just for kids anymore… but then again, they never were.

“Elegant, beautiful and yes, admirably simple…a tribute to smart artists and the power of imagination…perhaps the most magical show on offer this season” – THE SEATTLE WEEKLY.

theatre simple has been appearing at the Adelaide Fringe since 1996, won 2 Fringe Awards and has proudly woven a second artistic home in South Australia.

Date: Saturday 27 February 5pm and Sunday 28 February 5pm
Duration: 75 mins (no interval)
Things to know: Members of the community will join the company for these performances and the show will be performed on both days of Dusk on the Riverfront. Places on the journey are limited so if you miss out on Saturday, come back on Sunday and try again.

Gravity and Other Myths

If you can’t get a spot on the Gerda’s Journey promenade, there will be plenty of entertainment direct from the Adelaide Fringe back at the main site from 5pm to keep you amused until the mainstage performances each evening.

On Saturday Erth will provide an eye-popping experience with their giant mechanical dinosaurs and giant insects – the kids will absolutely love them and learn cool stuff at the same time; Gravity and other Myths will confront their fears through physical theatre, spoken word and dynamic acrobatics. Freefall follows seven distinct characters as they reveal their own fears, both common and bizarre.

On Sunday Icarus present Roo’d – giant kangaroos on amazing bouncing stilts. Jumping up to a metre off the ground and two metres in a bound, they are a phenomenal sight. Their characters are a crossover of outback macho and inner city punk savvy — always Roo’d but never offensive. A favourite at festivals around the world. Voted 2nd best act (after Coldplay) at the 2002 Glastonbury Festival on BBC Radio 1 Listeners Poll. You’ll also meet Cocoloco’s Audrey, a cleaning lady who talks more than she cleans and a twitcher who‘s spent so much time birdwatching that her head has turned into a nest from which birds surreally appear.

“… clever … anarchic, eye-catching, idiosyncratic, quirky and wildy funny street theatre…” – WOMADELAIDE

Erth; Gravity and Other Myths
Saturday 27 February various times from 5pm – 7:30pm

Icarus; Audrey; Birds Nest
Sunday 28 February various times from 5pm – 7:30pm

Reel Life – Traces Films Australia

See yourself, your life, your family, your friends, your state… in the most extraordinary way.

Following a call out to the public of South Australia, including a special call to the Murray Bridge community, Traces Films, bring you Reel Life: a collection of re-edited footage woven into an evocative film presented in the nostalgic glow of the Super 8 medium.

Poignant, surprising and powerful, this montage of South Australian life will be screened during the Adelaide Festival and in prominent outdoor locations during Ripples 2010. The first of these is during Dusk on the Riverfront at Sturt Reserve.

Life is fleeting…. but these memories will never fade.

Date: Saturday 27 February from dusk & Sunday 28 February from dusk
Dates & Times

Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge
Saturday 27 February 5-10pm
Sunday 28 February 5- 11pm

BAR AVAILIBLE: Bar and refreshments from 4:45pm

BBQ FOOD AVAILIBLE: Availible to purchase from 5pm


Digital Odyssey – Craig Walsh National Residency Project

Internationally acclaimed projection and digital media artist Craig Walsh will be resident in Murray Bridge during February and March to produce work and share his skills with the community.

An Australian artist with a strong global profile – Craig’s work has been included in international events from Drift 08 in London to the Koganecho Bazaar in Yokohama – he uses computer manipulated imagery for his stunning large-scale projections. Specific to local environments and contexts, his artworks encourage people to question their engagement with the site and the community.
He has presented work in diverse locations including train lines, car parks, waterways, shop windows, galleries and historical architecture. He is especially interested in developing cross disciplinary and cultural collaborations.

Craig has been awarded international residencies, exhibited through Asia working across a range of forms including theatre, architecture, public works, gallery exhibitions and festivals.

Craig Walsh’s Digital Odyssey is a national touring project presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art in association with the artist.

Date: Saturday 27 February from dusk and Sunday 28 February from dusk
Duration: throughout the evening
Things to Know: To find out how you can be involved in Craig’s Murray Bridge project, contact the Ripples office on 8532 4179 or
Education resource for schools available

Entry Cost (AUD): Free
Event Venue: Dusk on the Riverfront
Sturt Reserve Murray Bridge 5253
Event Times: Saturday 27 February 5-10pm Sunday 28 February 5- 11pm
Facilities: NO BYO Alcohol
Public Toilet
Car Park
Barbeque facilities
Bar on premises
Alcohol restrictions
Contact: Ripples Office
Telephone: 8532 4179

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