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Today's date is Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Octagon Theatre
 October 2018
Saturday 13
10:00 - CONFERENCE - TEDxUWA 2018: Turning Points : TEDxUWA returns for its third annual conference dedicated to ideas worth spreading! Website | More Information
WHAT'S YOUR TURNING POINT?

WELCOME TO TEDxUWA 2018 The theme for this year is Turning Points. With an amazing line up of 10 inspirational speakers from the UWA community and beyond, get ready for a day of excitement, entertainment and enlightenment.

||Ticket Prices and Release Dates||

***FIRST RELEASE 03/09/18 - 16/09/18*** Standard $40 | Concession $30 | TEDxUWA Members $25

***SECOND RELEASE 17/09/18 - 13/10/18*** Standard $45 | Concession $35 | TEDxUWA Members $30

***Door Sales $50***

Registration opens at 9AM, for a 10AM start.

Please note morning and afternoon tea & coffee will be provided. There will be food trucks available outside for lunch.

About TED:

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.

About TEDx:

x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

About TEDxUWA:

The TEDxUWA movement aims to bring the spirit of TED to the University of Western Australia campus community by organising events that are focused on the power of ideas to change. The major TEDxUWA conference is held annually and is a full-day, multidisciplinary event with a simillar structure to the TED conference. We also host smaller scaled gatherings, called TEDxUWASalons throughout the year focusing on a singular theme, allowing attendees to have a more intimate outlook on ideas-sharing.

#tedxuwa2018 #turningpoints

 November 2018
Thursday 01
18:00 - CONCERT - Sufi Qawwali Night Website | More Information
USTAD FAREED AYYAZ AND USTAD ABU MOHAMMAD AND BROTHERS

Sufi Qawwali Night

Brought to you by the Centre for Muslim States and Societies, UWA, in collaboration with SelamFest

DATE: 1 November 2018

TIME: 6pm to 10pm

TICKETS: $40 to $60 via: https://www.ticketswa.com/event/sufi-qawwali-night

ABOUT:

Known for Sufi performances, the award-winning group from Pakistan is keeping the family tradition of mystic singing of more than 700 years. Ustaad Fariduddin Ayaz Al Hussaini belongs to the best known ‘gharana’ (family) of musicians, Qawwal Bachchon Ka Gharana of Delhi. The family tradition was started by Samaat bin Ibrahim, the principal student of Amir Khusrau, most renowned Indian musicians of all times.

In the present generation of this gharana, Ustaad Farid Ayaz and his brother Ustaad Abu Muhammad lead their group who has won several awards for their performances. They have performed in Australia, Canada, Europe, USA, UK, Pakistan, India and the Asia Pacific.

Trained in classical Indian music, they perform various genres of Indian classical music like Dhrupad, Khayal, Tarana, Thumri, and Dadra. They sing in Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi, Pushto, Hindi, Poorbi, Persian, Arabic and Turkish with Kalams (poetry) from poets like Maulana Jami, Jalaluddin Rumi, Sachal Sarmast, Bulleh Shah, Khawaja Ghulam Farid, Amir Khusrau, Kabir Daas, Wamiq Hyderabadi and others.

In 2017, the group performed at the Swan Festival of Lights and The University of Western Australia in Perth where they entrained their audiences with superhit qawaalis like Piya Ghar Aya, Damm Mast Qalandar andChaap Tilakk.

At this not to be missed event, you will enjoy authentic Sufi/Classical Music with the Masters.

Event supported by Octagon Theatre, TicketsWA, Pakistan Association of WA, CloseComfort, among others.

 October 2019
Tuesday 08
11:44 - EVENT - Agriculture 4.0 (The Future of Agriculture) : AGRI 4.0 2020 More Information
Tuesday 15
17:00 - EVENT - Celebration of 50 Years of the Octagon Theatre : Personally experience being on the Octagon's stage as our presenters take you through the history of the Theatre and its 50 years in our community. Website | More Information
Our presenters will include Dr Joan Pope (also the evening's MC), Dr William (Bill) Dunstone and Rob Lines.

Starting at 5.00pm from the Bradley Studio (accessed from the car park entry at the rear) the presentation will commence at 5.30pm on the Octagon stage, followed by drinks and reminiscences through to 7:30pm.

Parking: Please use car park P1 (Recreation centre) or P3 (Reid library). Parking is not available in P28 (Octagon theatre).

Presented by The University of Western Australia Historical Society with the support of University Theatres.
Saturday 19
10:00 - CONFERENCE - TEDxUWA 2019: New Frontiers : TEDxUWA is back with an exciting event dedicated to ideas worth spreading! Website | More Information
Immerse yourself in the innovative ideas and one-of-a-kind stories that are important to the community at the University of Western Australia - and beyond!

At this year’s annual conference, TEDxUWA has brought together a line-up of brilliant speakers that will push the frontiers between what we know and understand.

TEDxUWA 2019: New Frontiers is a chance to take an active part in important discussions that matter to students, alumni, educators, and anyone with a curious mind. Whether you’re interested in finding your identity or minimising waste for the future of our environment, these talks showcase fascinating ideas that will challenge and inspire you.

 September 2020
Wednesday 02
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert : Fluxus Website | More Information
Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from within the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the country.

Fluxus

Head of Contemporary Music, Ashley Smith, and Head of Electronic Composition, Chris Tonkin, inspire a community of young artists to discover new worlds and ideas in music. They will explore the edge between noise and music, activity and performance in this not to be missed immersive experience.

For an idea of what to expect - see here: www.facebook.com/UWAmusic/videos/1724038457619783/

In order to adhere to room capacities and appropriate social distancing, until WA enters Phase 5 our Lunchtime Concerts will be ticketed events. Entry is free but bookings are essential.
Wednesday 09
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert : UWA Wind Orchestra Website | More Information
Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from within the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the country.

UWA Wind Orchestra

The UWA Wind Orchestra, under the baton of Dr Paul De Cinque and Doctor of Musical Arts student Chris Milne present a program of works including:

HYDE – 'Village Fair' (tr. De Cinque), LEDGER – 'Indian Pacific' (tr. De Cinque), GRANDAGE – 'Magnetic', GRAINGER – 'Faeroe Island Dance'

In order to adhere to room capacities and appropriate social distancing, until WA enters Phase 5 our Lunchtime Concerts will be ticketed events. Entry is free but bookings are essential.
Sunday 27
14:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Centre Stage | For all the Saints : UWA Voice Website | More Information
A jam-packed program of stimulating performances and events in 2020 showcases the immense talent of our young emerging artists and their mentors, along with celebrated alumni, and national and internationally recognised guest artists. From workshops and lectures to intimate chamber performances and large-scale collaborations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

For all the Saints

CON-CANTORUM AND THE ST MARY’S CATHEDRAL CHOIR

Descending from the roofline of the majestic St Mary’s Cathedral are sixteen stained glass windows commemorating beloved and lesser known saints. In this program, Con-Cantorum joins with St Mary’s Cathedral Choir to present a program of joyous and reflective music – works that celebrate stained glass, light, the saints, and the mystery of the Mass. This eclectic program of traditional works, and twentieth-first century mini-gems by female composers, includes WA premieres of And the Lord said, Fiat Lux by Alice Chance and O splendidissima gemma (based upon St Hildegard von Bingen) by Stef Conner, Kaleidoscope by deVoight, and the premiere of a new commission for Con-Cantorum, With Visioned Eyes (for St Joan) by Lydia Gardiner.

Tickets: $25 Standard / $22 Concessions

 October 2020
Thursday 08
19:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Centre Stage | Guitar Odyssey Website | More Information
A jam-packed program of stimulating performances and events in 2020 showcases the immense talent of our young emerging artists and their mentors, along with celebrated alumni, and national and internationally recognised guest artists. From workshops and lectures to intimate chamber performances and large-scale collaborations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Guitar Odyssey

Join us for this exciting free concert as talented young performers from the UWA Conservatorium take listeners on a journey exploring the variety and depth of the classical guitar repertoire. From the solo lute works of J.S Bach to the Australian premiere of Mayako Kubo's avant-garde Atem Pause for guitar quartet, listeners will be treated to familiar favourites and delighted by the unexpected.

In order to adhere to room capacities and appropriate social distancing, until WA enters Phase 5 all our concerts will be ticketed events. Entry is free but bookings are essential.
Saturday 17
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Main Stage | Culmination Website | More Information
The exceptional ability of young emerging artists and their passion for music creates an extraordinary experience for concertgoers. In 2020 we join forces with West Australian Opera, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, the UWA Choral Society, numerous community ensembles and local schools to present a diverse program that celebrates the true spirit of music.

Culmination

Presented in collaboration with the University of Western Australia Choral Society

The outstanding ability of our emerging artists is celebrated as three young performers compete in the finals of the prestigious VOSE Concerto Competition. Who will win this coveted prize? Have your say and vote for your favourite performance in the People’s Choice Award!

The evening will culminate in a performance celebrating Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, with the UWA orchestra joined by voices from the Symphonic Chorus of UWA and the UWA Choral Society to present Beethoven’s Symphony No.9.

Program

VOSE Concerto Movements (to be announced)

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9

Soloists

Harriet Marshall (soprano), Sarah-Janet Brittenden (mezzo-soprano), Jun Zhang (tenor), Kris Bowtell (baritone)

Tickets (on sale 11 August): $35 Standard / $25 Concessions
Wednesday 21
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert : End of Year Celebration Website | More Information
Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from within the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the country.

End of Year Celebration

The Conservatorium celebrates a busy year of music-making with this special culmination concert to farewell its 2020 concert series. Featuring a jam-packed program celebrating our outstanding emerging artists!

In order to adhere to room capacities and appropriate social distancing, until WA enters Phase 5 our Lunchtime Concerts will be ticketed events. Entry is free but bookings are essential | https://www.trybooking.com/BKNYS
Sunday 25
17:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Surprise! Pinata Percussion & Friends Website | More Information
A jam-packed program of stimulating performances and events in 2020 showcases the immense talent of our young emerging artists and their mentors, along with celebrated alumni, and national and internationally recognised guest artists. From workshops and lectures to intimate chamber performances and large-scale collaborations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Surprise! Pinata Percussion & Friends

The musicians of Pinata Percussion are joined by the WA Young Percussion Group (WAYPG) and UWA Graduate Jet Kye Chong to unveil a kaleidoscopic collection of unique sounds, instruments and objects in a virtuosic performance showcasing the skills of these exceptional young artists.

Tickets: $15 Standard, $10 Concessions, UWA Music and School students attend for FREE (email [email protected] for details)

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