Presented by Gus Leighton Music

Dates and times

August 23 | 7.30pm – 10.30pm

Tickets:

General Admission: A$22.49 (incl. A$2.49 Fee)

Concession: A$17.19 (incl. A$2.19 Fee)

Get ready to dance and laugh along to the infectious jump jive tunes of Uncle Gus and The Rimshots as this fun-loving and goofy band records the next album live at The Founders Room!

Join us for a night of high-energy entertainment and ban(d)ter with Uncle Gus and The Rimshots as they record their upcoming album live in The Founders Room on August 23, 2024! Get ready to dance and laugh along to their infectious jump jive tunes as this fun-loving and goofy band brings their unique sound to life on a night you won’t want to miss. Grab your tickets now for a memorable evening filled with great music and good vibes!

Doors will open at 7:30 pm with music going till 11:00 pm.

Tickets for the General Public will be $20.00 while Concession tickets will be $15.00 (+ Booking Fee). Limited tickets are available for purchase at Eventbrite, so get in quick!

PLUS!!!!!!! Everyone who buys a ticket will have their name placed inside the album!!!!!

About the Band:

Uncle Gus and The Rimshots are a Hobart-based jump jive/swing band that keeps its audience dancing, singing, and laughing, along with the swing hits of yesterday and today. Playing both original music and the repertoire of swing/jive greats like Louis Jordan, Louis Prima and Bull Moose Jackson, these swingers create a fun-loving atmosphere filled with energy and ban(d)ter that will surely get everyone buzzing. Gus Leighton fronts the band on lead vocals and roaring saxophone, while Dave Cavallo squawks away on trumpet and Adam Davenport-Hortle slides around on the trombone. Piano player Mathew Olivier, guitarist Aleks Folvig, double bassist Sasha Gavlek and drummer Damien Oliver-Black work together to provide a cookin’ rhythm section that your feet won’t be able to stop dancing to! So dust off those dancing shoes, and put on your suspenders – with Uncle Gus and the Rimshots you will swing the night away.

*** People under 18 are allowed to attend this event but need to be accompanied by an adult and are not allowed to consume alcohol

***THERE WILL BE A BAR WITH DRINKS (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) AT THE GIG

PLEASE NOTE our lift is currently undergoing maintenance and repairs. Wheelchair access to levels 2 and 3 of the arts centre is currently unavailable.

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Presented by Bad Company Theatre

We must respect the thing that feeds us.

Welcome to Bluewater, Tasmania—a mining town with no mine, where the population is ageing or leaving, and the future is a tenuous daydream. If something doesn’t change soon, there’ll be no town left to stay for. So when a rich and charming count appears wanting to turn Bluewater’s fortunes around, it makes sense to invite him in.

Doesn’t it?

Starring:

Milla Chaffer as Ellen

Paul Dellas as Tom

Andrew Holmes as James ‘Knock’

Bil Heit as Kate Bulwer

and Will Norris as Count Orlok

Directed by Tai Gardner and Emma Skalicky


SEASON :
6 – 14 September 2024

Performances :

Saturday 7th Sept | 7:00pm

Sunday 8th | 2:00pm

Tuesday 10th | 7:00pm

Wednesday 11th | 7:00pm

Thursday 12th | 7:00pm

Friday 13th | 8:00pm

Saturday 14th | 7:00pm

Tickets / Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance 
Duration : 1.5 Hours

Tickets :

General Admission | $35.00

Generous Admission | $45.00

Concession Admission | $25.00

It’s a Party! (Good for 5) | $140.00

Sat 28th September 2024
7:30pm – 10:00pm (Doors open at 7pm)
Live @ The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
65b Woobys Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

$27 +bf each
$50 +bf for 2 x tickets
$88 +bf for 4 x tickets

Salamanca Jazz’ is Live in the Founders Room on Woobys Lane, with 
Spike Mason’s ‘OXIMETRIC: a blend of beauty and tension‘.

Saturday 28th September 2024
Doors & bar open at 7pm
Music from 7:30pm 

The Founders Room on Woobys Lane
Salamanca Arts Centre 

Spike has been a PhD candidate at UTAS for the past four years researching his original Oximetric music.
The oximetric concept involves the execution of a largely unfamiliar performance practice within jazz ensemble music.
Each musician within the ensemble plays melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic material, either composed or improvised, within their own unrelated pulse. 

The musicians, although playing at the same time, do not adhere to a shared pulse, time signature, or groove.
Each of the pulses are played with the goal to maintain a sense of the individual. There is no need for them to start or finish together. The pulses are not rhythmic subdivisions of each other or related mathematically. They are separate voices that create a synergy by being sounded together in the same sonic space, and sharing a common intent, or mood. 

The oximetric concept incorporates archetypal rhythms that are expanded and compounded by each of the performers in the ensemble at their discretion. The rhythms are to be executed ‘phrasically’, so that each melodic or rhythmic segment is not strict but flows and breathes as in our natural bodies.

“The object is not the random juxtaposition of hostile pieces of music, but the creation of something entirely natural, despite its divergent pulses and harmonies. The result is not a jumble of sounds but often a strange serenity, with points of convergence. 
Rather than being unrelentingly busy, the multiple layers tend towards discerning restraint, engendering a blend of beauty and tension.” John Shand – Sydney Morning Herald

Spike Mason’s OXIMETRIC comprises Damien Kingston – guitar; Hamish Houston – double bass; Konrad Park – drums; Spike Mason – saxophone.

Doors & Bar open at 7pm
Music begins at 7.30pm
The Founders Room on Woobys Lane
Salamanca Arts Centre.

Tickets are only $27 ea +BF, or buy two tix for $50 +BF, or buy four tix for only $88 +BF.

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65b Woobys Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

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Salamanca Jazz’ is Live in the Founders Room on Woobys Lane, with 
The Projekt.

Saturday 31st August 2024
Doors & bar open at 7pm
Music from 7:30pm 

The Founders Room on Woobys Lane
Salamanca Arts Centre

The Projekt began in 2016 as a collaboration between musicians from the North and North West Coast of Tasmania, all of whom share a love of challenging musical projects!
The Projekt is a jazz session band at heart, and has performed at Clarence Jazz, the BOFA film festival, Live at the Wharf, and the Launceston Jazz Club. With solid roots in modern and vocal jazz they have traversed everything from Nile Rodgers disco, blues dance classics, and tackled Esperanza Spalding and Hiatus Kaiyote originals.

The Projekt comprises:
Sophie Leslie
 – vocals (resident vocalist with ‘Viktor Zappner Swingtet’, ‘Women of the Moon’, ‘Sparrow Grass’) and who studied with Vince Jones at ANU School of Music.
Allison Cornish – piano/keys (band leader of Fusion Funk band ‘Synthesis’ and (mostly) all-girl mini big band ‘The Chromosomes’,
Nick Hart – bass/guitar (‘Ade Ishs Trio’, ‘Wendy & Nick’, ‘Viktor Zappner Swingtet’ and stalwart of the NW jazz scene)
Bruce Innocent – drums/percussion (‘Ade Ishs Trio’, ‘Richard Steele Trio’, ‘Synthesis’, ‘The Chromosomes’, ‘Viktor Zappner Swingtet’ and other N/NW jazz groups).
The Projekt plays a range of much-loved jazz standards, ranging from traditional to modern, including fresh originals.

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Salamanca Arts Centre

Please note that the Courtyard Lift is NOT Operating.  
Salamanca Arts Centre understands that this will cause great inconvenience to some people, and we are awaiting an update from the Dept Natural Resources and Energy as to when the Lift will be operating again.
Until the Lift is repaired, please enter via the stairs off Wooby’s lane.

Tickets are only $27 ea +BF, or buy two tix for $50 +BF, or buy four tix for only $88 +BF.

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Saturday 20 July 2024
Doors @ 7:00pm | Music from 7:30pm – 10:00pm

TICKETS : $40

Dana, a contemporary vocalist, is joined by some of the country’s top musicians for her last performance in Tasmania before embarking on the adventure of a lifetime to study music in the United States under a Fulbright Scholarship at one of the most prestigious jazz schools in the world.

Join us for an unforgettable evening as we bid farewell to Dana, who is about to embark on the journey of a lifetime. In August, Dana will be heading to the U.S. to pursue postgraduate studies, proudly supported by the prestigious Fulbright scholarship.

Mark your calendars for the 20th of July at 7pm and head to the Founders Room on Wooby Lane for Dana’s final performance in Tasmania. This is not just a concert — it’s a celebration of Dana’s incredible journey and achievements over the past six years in Hobart.

Dana is pulling out all the stops for this spectacular event, featuring a star-studded lineup of her favourite Tasmanian and interstate musicians. Prepare to be amazed by the talents of Maria Lurighi, Andrew Legg, Belle Richardson, Daniel John, Nathaniel Andrew, Naomi Andrew, Karai Hemara, Konrad Park, Michael Chater, Angel Wong, and Prophecy Mudzingwa.

All proceeds from the concert will go towards Dana’s tuition fees. If you would like to learn more about how you can support her endeavours, please reach out.

Don’t miss this night of exceptional music and heartfelt farewells. Let’s come together to celebrate Dana’s contributions and wish her the very best as she takes the next step in her exciting journey.

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Doors @ 7pm | Live music from 7.20pm

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Jed Appleton, a nu-folk artist, began touring at 16, performing across Australia, the UK, and Europe, sharing stages with notable acts like Passenger, The Wombats, Stu Larsen + many more. Known for his intense stage energy, rhythmic guitar, and emotionally charged vocals, Jed, now 28 and a father, has battled mental health issues from a young age. With over 100 songs penned and 10 albums released (most withdrawn for re-recording), his latest work, ‘The Angel In You,’ reflects his personal struggles and growth, featuring collaborative duets that underscore his unique musical journey.

Support Acts:

Rupert Bullard

Cam Tapp

Abby Otten

TICKETS

Full Price $30 (+BF)

Concession $20 (+BF)

Under 18 $15 (+BF)


Sacred Heart College Production 2024

Thursday 1 August, 2024 | 7:00pm
Friday 2 August, 2024 | 7:30pm
(Doors open 6:45pm)

Duration 90 minutes |
15 minute interval

Tickets are FREE but booking is essential

Hard-working, romantic playwright Terry has been trying to sell his work for some time. His most recent work called A Season of Longing has finally found the office of a Hollywood Director. Unfortunately, they have some horrific changes in mind.

The Craving is a quirky, satirical, undead comedy in two acts, featuring a disgruntled scriptwriter, a clueless director, a cast of would-be horror movie actors and, of course, zombies.

Terry the playwright has placed his beloved new script into the hands of his trusted agent, who happens to work full time as a mechanic. After much anticipation, Terry’s script, A Season of Longing, finds its way to a Director and Producer in Hollywood. Terry’s dreams are finally coming true. Unfortunately, the Director, Producers and ‘Script Editor’ that Terry is working with have some major changes in mind. The changes involve a cast of rather difficult actors and re-write’s that will change Terry’s beloved script into a zombie-infested slasher flick.  


Presented by Miss Kitty’s Meow

Saturday 20 July 2024, 6pm
Sunday 21 July, 2024, 6pm
Duration 90 minutes |
20 minute interval

TICKETS : 

$33 SAC Members

$35 Concession

$45 Adult

VIP $60

Door sales $50 If available

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Presented by PROTEA Impro

Dates and times:

July 13, 2024 | 7.30pm

Tickets:

Full price $25 + bf, ticket to prose and cons and fat city july 13 $40 group of four tickets $85 group of four fat city/prose and cons $150

Where there’s no black or white. Just shades of grey.

By Jason Geary (Thank God You’re Here)

Tarantino meets Soderbergh in an urban jungle

Set in the fictional urban jungle of Fat City, a close-knit group of characters follow their own moral compass – no good, no bad, just what they need, when it is needed. Taking the spirit of the crime genre and putting their own spin on it.

Fat City: Where there’s no black and white. Only shades of grey.

Get cheaper tickets when you book in groups or buy online for both this and Prose and Cons on Friday 12th July.

PROTEA Impro’s 2024 season is supported by Salamanca Arts Centre

PLEASE NOTE our lift is currently undergoing maintenance and repairs. Wheelchair access to levels 1 and 2 of the arts centre is currently unavailable.


Presented by PROTEA Impro

Dates and times:

July 12, 2024 | 7.30pm

Tickets:

Full price $25 + bf, ticket to prose and cons and fat city july 13 $40 group of four tickets $85 group of four fat city/prose and cons $150

Join us for brand new improvised book club comedy!

Join us for a brand new book club comedy at The Founders Room, Salamanca Arts Centre. Come and see an all-star improvisation cast bring their love of reading and laughs from the page to the stage. Expect to see plot twists, fan fiction, reviews and much more… Bring your favourite genre discoveries or must read recommendations!

Directed and Hosted by Anna Renzenbrink (Improv Theatre Sydney).

Get cheaper tickets for groups or when you buy online for both this and Fat City on Saturday July 13th

PROTEA Impro’s 2024 season is supported by Salamanca Arts Centre

PLEASE NOTE our lift is currently undergoing maintenance and repairs. Wheelchair access to levels 1 and 2 of the arts centre is currently unavailable.