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posted 02/06/2018

What the World Needs Now and The Forever Kid – Arts Monday

What the World Needs Now or How the Inner West Connects is a new musical theatre show about the ups and downs of living in Sydney’s inner west. Written by Choir Director, Gary Smith and members of the St Peter’s based community choir, The Bridge on the River Choir, the musical portrays the story of a community choir that harmonises its way through the twists and turns of challenges posed by a major infrastructure project and a love triangle between characters named Clef Hanger, Tony Crescendo and Treble Wilson.

This comic-tragedy about love and loss features musical hits of the 1960s backed by a stellar four-piece band led by pianist, Michael Bartolomei; guitarist, Rex Goh; bass player, Alex Hewetson; and drummer, Cameron Reid.

Choir Director, Gary Smith, and choir members, Glen Butters, Sharon Barclay, and Jem Burton are my guests today.

What the World Needs Now – How the Inner West Connects 

22 – 24 June 2018

Hellenic Art Theatre

142 Addison Rd, Marrickville.

More Info / Bookings: www.trybooking.com/UMIM

The Forever Kid is a story about loss, lasting love and remembrance.Writer, Elizabeth Cummings, sensitively explores the subject of grief from a child’s perspective. This thought-provoking picture-book is filled with hope and solace as it portrays the strength and emotional ties of family and a connection with loved ones even when relationships change. The Forever Kid is a gently told narrative with caring illustrations by Cheri Hughes.

 Author, Elizabeth Cummings, is my guest today.

The Forever Kid by Elizabeth Cummings

Published by Big Sky Publishing

I look forward to your company 10.30am – midday


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