Giveaways

MARAIS PROJECT 20TH ANNIVERSARY CD LAUNCH : GIVEAWAYS

“I didn’t think we would last 12 months, let alone two decades”, says Jenny Eriksson, founder of The Marais Project, one of the few Australian ensembles built around the viola da gamba, a rare 7 string cello-like instrument with frets, interest in which peaked in France around the time of King Louis XIV. The Marais Project’s output over the past 20 years has been impressive: 6 CDs and a 7th recording with Eriksson’s electric viola da gamba group, Elysian Fields. There have also been appearances at festivals, a tour to New Zealand and numerous media interviews and studio performances. Along the way Jenny has commissioned and premiered more than 25 new Australian compositions and given some 3000 performances with Musica Viva in Schools.

As the name implies, the 20th Anniversary CD has a festive theme and includes several world premieres, not the least of which is Eriksson’s own composition, The Garden Party. In addition, there is a superb arrangement of a Marais suite for viola da gamba and piano accordion by Emily-Rose Šárkova. As well as playing the piano accordion on the recording Šárkova also arranged the two extroverted South American songs which close the recording. Continue reading MARAIS PROJECT 20TH ANNIVERSARY CD LAUNCH : GIVEAWAYS

TEN DOUBLE PASSES TO THE NEW FILM ‘THE REALM’

Acting heavyweight Antonio De la Torre reunites with director Rodrigo Sorogoyen to give another compelling performance in this unmissable hit political thriller which received every major award at ceremonies across Spain, including the Goyas, Feroz and Cinema Writers Circle.

Driven, motor-mouthed and smug, Manuel Lopez-Vidal (de la Torre) is a Spanish politician whose high-class lifestyle is based on enabling policies that include high-level government corruption. His calculating facilitation of illegal activities has steadily boosted him up the ladder and provided a very comfortable lifestyle for himself, his devoted spouse and their teen daughter.

When, on the verge of his huge promotion, a leaked tape exposes Manuel’s dealings to the public eye, he meets the cruel underbelly of his own system. The event reveals to him a larger realm of those even guiltier, not to mention more cold-blooded, than he, and radically shifts Manuel’s role from facilitator to whistle-blower. What follows is a tale that overflows with intrigue and suspense, before culminating with a confrontational end to this surprising, serpentine tale.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoH6bJnweFo

Sydney Arts Guide has ten in season double passes to give away to THE REALM which opens in cinemas on Thursday 16th May. Be one of the first to email editor.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com.  Please put THE REALM GIVEAWAY in  the subject heading and please put your postal address in the body of your email. Winners will be advised by email.

5 DOUBLE PASSES TO MIKE LEIGH’S NEW FILM ‘PETERLOO’

 

Mike Leigh’s latest film is an epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history.

The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protestors were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression.

The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.

PETERLOO is opening in cinemas on May 16.

Sydney Arts Guide has five in season double passes to give away to this film. Be one of the first to   editor.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com 

Please put Peterloo competition  in the subject heading  and please include your postal address in your email.

Winners will be advised by email.

LONG SHOT : TEN DOUBLE PASSES TO GIVE AWAY

In LONG SHOT Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogan) is a gifted and free-spirited journalist who has a knack for getting into trouble. Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is one of the most influential women in the world — a smart, sophisticated and accomplished politician.

When Fred unexpectedly runs into Charlotte, he soon realises that she was his former baby sitter and childhood crush. When Charlotte decides to make a run for the presidency, she impulsively hires Fred as her speechwriter — much to the dismay of her trusted advisers.

From the celebrated team of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, creators of outrageous comedy hits including This Is The End
and Bad Neighbours, LONG SHOT also features O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Den of Thieves, Straight Outta Compton), Andy Serkis
(Black Panther, Planet of the Apes), June Diane Raphael (The Disaster Artist, Grace & Frankie), Ravi Patel (TV’s Master of
None) and Alexander Skarsgård (TV’s Big Little Lies and The Legend of Tarzan). The film was directed by Jonathan Levine
(Warm Bodies).

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Sydney Arts Guide has ten double passes to give away to LONG SHOT which starts at cinemas on the 2nd May, 2019. Be one of the first to email editor.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com with Long Shot in the subject heading. Winners will be advised by email. Please provide your postal address. 

TEN DOUBLE PASSES TO A PREVIEW SCREENING OF ‘THE CHAPERONE’

THE CHAPERONE takes place amid the backdrop of the tumultuous times of the early 1920’s.

The life of a Kansas woman (Elizabeth McGovern) is forever changed when she chaperones a beautiful and talented 15-year-old dancer named Louise Brooks (Haley Lu Richardson) to New York for the summer.

One of them is eager to fulfil her destiny of dance and movie stardom; the other hopes to unearth the mysteries of her past.

This film reunites the writer, director and star of the Downton AbbeyTV Series. The Chaperone, based on Laura Moriarty’s
best-selling book, is scripted by Julian Fellowes and directed by Michael Engler.

THE CHAPERONE opens in cinemas on the 25th April, 2019.

Official Site: www.thechaperonemovie.com.au

Hashtag: #TheChaperoneMovie

STUDIOCANAL Handle: @studiocanalaus

Sydney Arts Guide has ten double passes to a preview screening of ‘The Chaperone’ taking place on Tuesday 23rd April at 6.30pm at Hoyts Broadway. 

Be one of the first to email editor.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com. Winners will be advised by email.

 

 

 

 

TEN DOUBLE PASSES TO GIVE AWAY TO THE NEW MOVIE ‘THE CHAPERONE’

THE CHAPERONE takes place amid the backdrop of the tumultuous times of the early 1920’s.

The life of a Kansas woman (Elizabeth McGovern) is forever changed when she chaperones a beautiful and talented 15-year-old dancer named Louise Brooks (Haley Lu Richardson) to New York for the summer.

One of them is eager to fulfil her destiny of dance and movie stardom; the other hopes to unearth the mysteries of her past.

This film reunites the writer, director and star of the Downton Abbey TV Series. The Chaperone, based on Laura Moriarty’s
best-selling book, is scripted by Julian Fellowes and directed by Michael Engler.

THE CHAPERONE opens in cinemas on the 25th April, 2019.

Official Site: www.thechaperonemovie.com.au

Hashtag: #TheChaperoneMovie

STUDIOCANAL Handle: @studiocanalaus

Sydney Arts Guide has ten in season double passes to give away. Be one of the first to email editor.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com Please put The Chaperone Give Away in the subject heading of your email. Winners will be advised by email.

 

DVD GIVE AWAY : AGATHA RAISIN SERIES 2

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Ashley Jensen reprises her role of city PR turned country sleuth in six new episodes of AGATHA RAISIN. Adapted from the bestselling books by MC Beaton, the first series was an instant hit on Sky One creating a strong fan base around the world.

Sydney Arts Guide has ten DVDS to this new series to give away. Be one of the first to email editor.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com. 

Please put AGATHA RAISIN DVD GIVEAWAY in the subject heading  and provide your postal address in your email.Winners will be advised by return email.

STAR WARS IDENTITIES : THE EXHIBITION : DOUBLE PASS GIVEAWAY

Who would you be if you were a character from Star Wars™? Find out as you build your own personal and unique Star Wars hero in this interactive exhibition featuring 200 original Star Wars objects.

Designed for visitors of all ages, explore your own identity and learn about the forces that shape you through a series of interactive stations within the exhibition. Each answer you give will define a unique Star Wars character that you’ll create and meet at the end of the exhibition.

Along the way, discover rare treasures from the Lucas film archives and see original costumes, props, models and artworks up close as you go behind the scenes of the movie-making process. There’s BB-8, R2-D2, the Millennium Falcon, Yoda from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™, Darth Vader’s suit from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi™, plus so much more!

Visiting Australia for the first time and exclusive to the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, try not to miss this chance to get to know Luke, Han, Leia, Yoda, and more Star Wars characters on a whole new level as you learn more about yourself in this interactive adventure.

Sydney Arts Guide has one double pass to give away to the current exhibition. Email  editor.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com. The winner will be advised by return email.

 

RABBIT HOLE – GIVEAWAY TO THIS PULITZER WINNING PLAY

RABBIT HOLE by David Lindsay-Abaire, is a delicate and intimate work.   For Exit Game Productions, Christie Koppe directs this 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama.

RABBIT HOLE which tells the heart-breaking story of Becca and Howie Corbett who have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. RABBIT HOLE charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.

RABBIT HOLE   from Exit Game Productions plays at Chippen Street Theatre April 18-27.  Tickets here.

With thanks to EXIT GAME PRODUCTIONS Sydney Arts Guide has a double pass giveaway for either Thu April 18 or Fri April 19.

To be in the running, email (editorialstaff.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com) 
with RABBIT_HOLE as the subject AND the performance you wish to attend. 

Competition closes Midnight on Friday March 22, 2019 when the winner will be drawn. Only the winners will be notified and the pass will be available at the Box Office on the night.

EISHAN ENSEMBLE. PERSIAN CHAMBER JAZZ AT VENUE 505. GIVEAWAY

Eishan Ensemble defies neat labels. Variously described as Persian Chamber Jazz and Middle Eastern Jazz Fusion, Eishan is a vehicle for the original music of acclaimed Iranian-Australian multi-instrumentalist and composer, Hamed Sadeghi.

After a successful debut album release late last year, Eishan emerge in 2019 with new material, blurring the lines that define genre even further, to create something that is stand alone.

Original new music with lashings of improvisation, diverse, plural, completely fresh sounds out of the suburbs of Sydney, drawing on the contemporary and the traditional, the East and the West, Eishan Ensemble at Venue 505 on Saturday March 30 promises all of this. Continue reading EISHAN ENSEMBLE. PERSIAN CHAMBER JAZZ AT VENUE 505. GIVEAWAY

APPROPRIATION FROM FLEDGLING THEATRE COMPANY. GIVEAWAY.

Hamlet is dead. What next? APPROPRIATION, written by Paul Gilchrist, tells the imagined story of Fortinbras, a rash hothead who learns from his politically gifted wife when to wield a sword and when to weave a story. Raw, poetic and darkly funny, the performance is a surgical assault on how we use stories to establish power and gain prestige.

Fledgling Theatre Company are an international theatre company that explore raw and visceral new writing through a distinctly physical approach to theatre making. They are dedicated to creating theatre that excites and challenges audiences, utilising stage combat skills coupled with dynamic movement sequences to create confronting imagery. Since their inception in 2014, FTC have produced six new works including a UK tour, a critically acclaimed Edinburgh run, as well as residencies in London and Sydney. Continue reading APPROPRIATION FROM FLEDGLING THEATRE COMPANY. GIVEAWAY.