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Hornsby Musical Society ends the 2019 season on a high

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Hornsby Musical Society resuscitates a 1949 classic frame tale in a comedic battle of man and woman against the interweaved backdrop of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. 

Kiss Me Kate shows an outdatedness of ideas when it comes to its depiction of a woman’s desirability based on her worth in being married off by the patriarch.  Yet the ravishingly festive score demonstrates a timelessness,  reasserting its reputation as a Broadway classic.   

The curtains are drawn quite selectively during scene changes with Brendan Flanagan (music director), Evan Jones (lighting director) and Loud and Clear (sound designer) working a beautiful flow of transitions which for the most part, are on an open stage.

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Grant Leslie Photography – Hornsby Musical Society – Kiss Me Kate

There are so many themes at play for today’s audience to unpack which adds to the intriguing complexity of this comedy.   Much of its success carried by the leads – Freshwater local, James Cullen (Fred Graham) and Epping resident, Amy Neville (Lilli Vanessi) who portray a passionate backstage rivalry amongst all the backstage chaos of the show within a show. 

The explosive chemistry also encourages the brutality in the scenes which deliciously but dangerously adds to the comedy.  Their love-hate relationship is about to come to blows until fate steps in through a forged IOU signed under Fred’s name to a mobster group who forces Lilli to continue in the show she wants to leave.   The outrageous plot is layered with the effects this relationship has on the people around them.

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Escape to Wine Island

Slip into your spring best and trade in the bustling city life for an idyllic day in vino paradise as Wine Island returns for its 5th birthday.

From Friday 1 November – Sunday 3 November crowds will swarm onto Clark Island to celebrate on a luxurious oasis of premium wines, beer, food, cocktails, Wine Selectors masterclasses, music, treasure hunts and more.

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Redefining the beach eats experience at Taste of Manly Food & Wine Festival

The collaboration between Havana Beach Group and Sydney food truck specialists, Covered will see the seaside panoramic backdrop of this weekend’s Taste of Manly’s food and wine festival transformed into a casual beach eats pop-up restaurant.  Table service with boutique bar pours by local micro brewery, Dad and Daves amongst the crash of waves and winter rays will be the order of the day.

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Billi’s Cafe: The perfect choice to set up your mobile office and working lunch meetings in McMahon’s Point

Super friendly service, efficient kitchen that allows you indulge in sumptuous dishes without going overtime on your restricted lunch hour, and licensed.   For work purposes the outdoor area is suitable for casual meetings while the back area is more quiet and suitable for some serious work on the laptop or phone to be done.   The coffee?  Perfect!  Rough spend for two people would be anywhere between $50-$60 with coffees.  Beer, White and Rose starting from $6.

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Say Cheez – Keep smiling this winter with easy cheesy pizza and pasta!

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A homely casual eatery with a nice al fresco area to take in the rays.   Willoughby has had a love affair with Italian food since the 1950s post war among several other culinary ethnic influences, and it will be the classic crowd pleasers that bring comfort as the mercury drops.

 

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Bistro Moncur

Absolutely stunning venue that brings to life the most exquisite French inspired dishes.  The legend of this white washed venue attracted many socialites and dignatories and it’s easy to see why.  Luscious plating using premium ingredients.   See for yourself….

Bistro Moncur Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Walkin in a bistro wonderland…

The ultimate festive French spread of les huitres: Sydney rock oysters; and le pate de foie de volaille: chicken liver pate.

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Succulent fillet de boeuf en croute: beef wellington served with pomme fondant, and mushroom sauce; and sole meuniere: pan-fried sole served with green beans, and meuniere butter. It wouldn’t be a Christmas feast without dessert.
Head Chef Jon Trouillet plated up his legendary Christmas pudding and le pavlova: traditional pavlova with fresh fruit, cream, sorbet, and meringue.

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Who needs Santa when you’ve got all this!

Bistro Moncur Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato