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Blue Mountains Gazette : October 28th 2009
4 BLACKHEATH RHODODENDRON FESTIVAL The Blue Mountains Gazette, Wednesday, 28 October, 2009 Plenty of local talent to shine on stage: Joshua McMeekin, Harrison Wilkman, Lachlan Rothwell and Jera Ribeiro from the Dance for Life Boyzone class. Photo by Trish Davies. Since 1982 the Rhodo Revue traditionally took Blackheath residents and turned them into stars of theatrical comedy. Once a year Blackheath becomes 'everytown' and locals and visitors alike have the opportunity to see everyday things from a deliciously silly point of view. This year the Rhodo Revue is taking roads, phones, game shows, pets, bicycles, public ser- vants and anteaters and throwing them into a mix of satire, song and sheer stupidity in Hit The Rhodo, Jack! Once again you can enjoy impressive vocal solos from Fiona MacFarlane and ridicu- lous sketches featuring the tal- ents of Norm Hill, Colin Semmler, Marg Dzwinic, Leonie Pares, Norma Hobbs, Rhianna Williams, Sabine Erica, Ken Bromilow and the lovely David Cox. A particular highlight will be Robin Martin, who will amaze you with his energetic narra- tives. Also featured are The Heathens --- a new local vocal group --- on the Revue stage for the first time. Blackheath's famous tap- dancing troupe has doubled in size and the Very Small Choir (remember their hilarious rendi- tion of Kingsford Smith?) now includes the golden voice of Suzanne Harcourt. There's even more but you'll have to come and see for your- self. The Rhodo Revue will be held on November 13, 14, 15 from 7pm at Blackheath Community Centre. Tickets ($20) are available from De Losa's Fruit Market, 247 Great Western Highway, Blackheath, phone 4787-8241. There's a lot happening in the tail end of this year's Rhododendron Festival to mark on your cal- endar. The Rhodo Festival Revue will be alive and kicking at Blackheath Community Centre on November 13, 14 and 15 from 7pm. The 57th annual Rhodo Debutante Ball fires up with at least 10 debutantes on Saturday, November 21 from 8pm at Blackheath Community Centre. Two special musical treats will be held at the New Ivanhoe Hotel towards the end of November. The Blackheath Local Composer's Concert from 8pm on Sunday, November 22 is a unique performance featuring composers who currently live in Blackheath. Organiser and composer Steve Jewell said it was held for the first time last year by eight local musi- cians and was such a success there are now plans to make it an annual event. "This year there will be 11 or 12 Blackheath composers and musicians performing completely original music in a range of genres from folk to jazz, ragtime, classical and even poetry set to music," he said. "It wasn't hard to find local talent because when you are in the music business you know who's around." Tickets cost $15 for a night of local, original music in the pub. The New Ivanhoe Hotel will host a free mini music festival called Weekend Jazz at the Pub from 7pm on Friday November 27 and all day on November 28 and 29. About 20 local and visiting jazz bands will play for free almost non-stop all that weekend. The final Rhodo Festival event this year will be the Rhodo Golf Classic, an individual Stapleford competition for ladies and men between 8.30am and 12.30pm. It's a big golf event that usually draws more than 100 entries . A golf handicap is required and a big lunch will be held following play. Sponsored by the Rhododendron Festival Committee and Blackheath Golf Club, the winner will receive the Rhodo Golf Classic trophy with their name engraved on it. Festival fun throughout November Revue to draw crowds Bob Debus Federal Member for Macquarie Pleased to support the Rhodo Festival Ph: 1300 550 605 firstname.lastname@example.org Level 1, 98 Bathurst Rd Katoomba NSW 2780 www.blackheathautomotive.com.au 216 Great Western H'way Blackheath 4787 8151 Approved Repairer 1654098 SERVICING & REPAIRS ALL MAKES All Work Guaranteed -- Courtesy Cars available TYRES All popular brands CAR WASH Pink Slip, Green Slip -- RTA Renewal ON THE SPOT Rhododendron Festival 2009 The staff at Iris & May would like to wish everyone a fantastic Rhododendron Festival 2009! Come and visit us on Parade day with our now fu ly fenced ront garden at 50 Gove ts Leap Rd (opposite Watsons Hardware) Parade Day Events include: • Beading • Lucky dips • Fresh Flowers • Somewhere you can park the pram! • And as always our gorgeous & unique range of gifts, toys, ribbons, oilcloth and homewares. 4787-8797 raywhite.com Blackheath 1653907 "Proud supporters of the Blackheath Rhododendron Festival" "In the hub of the village" CAMPBELL RHODODENDRON GARDENS B ACCHANTE S T , BLACKHEATH Brilliant display of Rhododendrons and Azaleas Set in 6 hectares of bushland Teas, souvenirs, plants for sale until Nov 9 Open 9am - 4pm Gold coin donation PH: 4787-8965 OR 4787-7298 1653954 4 Govetts Leap Road Blackheath Ph: 4787 8263 Fax: 4787 8265 Quality shoes for all seasons and reasons • • Sioux • • Ecco • • Hogl • • Sandler • • Rieker • • Josef Seibel • • Xsensible • • Gabor • • and many more! 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