Reconnection

A free family friendly mini-festival

Sunday 5 June | 11.30am – 2.30pm

Don’t miss your chance to celebrate the best of our local artists at Reconnection, a free community event to be held on the forecourt of the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on Sunday 5 June from 11.30am – 2.30pm.

The afternoon will include the unveiling of a stunning new sculpture called ‘phases’ created by award-winning artist Greer Taylor. The artwork was commissioned as part of the Streets As Shared Spaces program and will delight locals and visitors to the council precinct.

Greer Taylor believes, “Public art plays a powerful role in a community through its capacity for both placemaking (creating physical landmarks that operate beyond coordinates on a map) and for its capacity to generate a community heart space.” Don’t miss the chance to hear her speak about the creation of this imaginative artwork.

The day will also feature music on the Live and LocalShoalhaven stage showcasing some of our region’s up and coming musicians andsingers.

The opening act will be Cambewarra’s own Annaliese Szota, performing songs from her new album Hearthstone, inspired by the Shoalhaven region and recorded in Nowra with the support of a Shoalhaven Arts Board grant.

The community is invited to come along for some fun and to check out the new-look Entertainment Centre forecourt, bring a picnic, enjoy the music, play giant outdoor games, listen to Greer Taylor talk about her sculpture and participate in free arts activities. There will be plenty to keep the kids entertained as well.

So, save the date to bring your family and meet up with friends for a fun afternoon of free music, art and adventure for the whole community.

Keep an eye on our social media for more information to be announced in coming days.

Drawing inspiration from Public-Art

Join Penny Craig as she facilitates an interactive workshop on creating an optical illusion using the 2D medium. Penny has drawn inspiration from Greer Taylor’s public artwork and will have leaves, shells, and seeds for you to draw. If you’d like to stay longer, Penny will be there to guide you in a slow drawing activity. Greer’s public artwork focuses on the changing seasons, nature, and transformation; this slower-paced activity will ask you to observe and reflect on the natural elements, before drawing them.


Presented by Shoalhaven City Council, Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, Shoalhaven Libraries, Live and Local Shoalhaven, The Live Music Office, APRA AMCOS, NSW Government (Department of Planning and Environment) 

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Running Time

Approx. 3 hrs

Recommended For

All Ages

Ticket Price

FREE

Reconnection

Don’t miss your chance to celebrate the best of our local artists at Reconnection, a free community event to be held on the forecourt of the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on Sunday 5 June from 11.30am – 2.30pm.

The afternoon will include the unveiling of a stunning new sculpture called ‘phases’ created by award-winning artist Greer Taylor. The artwork was commissioned as part of the Streets As Shared Spaces program and will delight locals and visitors to the council precinct.

Greer Taylor believes, “Public art plays a powerful role in a community through its capacity for both placemaking (creating physical landmarks that operate beyond coordinates on a map) and for its capacity to generate a community heart space.” Don’t miss the chance to hear her speak about the creation of this imaginative artwork.

The day will also feature music on the Live and LocalShoalhaven stage showcasing some of our region’s up and coming musicians andsingers.

The opening act will be Cambewarra’s own Annaliese Szota, performing songs from her new album Hearthstone, inspired by the Shoalhaven region and recorded in Nowra with the support of a Shoalhaven Arts Board grant.

The community is invited to come along for some fun and to check out the new-look Entertainment Centre forecourt, bring a picnic, enjoy the music, play giant outdoor games, listen to Greer Taylor talk about her sculpture and participate in free arts activities. There will be plenty to keep the kids entertained as well.

So, save the date to bring your family and meet up with friends for a fun afternoon of free music, art and adventure for the whole community.

Keep an eye on our social media for more information to be announced in coming days.

Drawing inspiration from Public-Art

Join Penny Craig as she facilitates an interactive workshop on creating an optical illusion using the 2D medium. Penny has drawn inspiration from Greer Taylor’s public artwork and will have leaves, shells, and seeds for you to draw. If you’d like to stay longer, Penny will be there to guide you in a slow drawing activity. Greer’s public artwork focuses on the changing seasons, nature, and transformation; this slower-paced activity will ask you to observe and reflect on the natural elements, before drawing them.


Presented by Shoalhaven City Council, Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, Shoalhaven Libraries, Live and Local Shoalhaven, The Live Music Office, APRA AMCOS, NSW Government (Department of Planning and Environment) 

Location

Forecourt

Running Time

Approx. 3 hrs

Schedule of Shows
  • Sunday 5 June, 11.30am – 2.30pm
Prices
  • FREE EVENT
Please Note

Proudly funded by the NSW Government.

FREE EVENT - NO TICKET REQUIRED
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Ticket Transaction Fees

  • Counter Sales: no transaction fee 
  • Online Bookings: $2.80 per transaction 
  • Telephone Bookings: $6.20 per transaction 
  • Postage (if required): $5.40 per order
  • Exchanges: $4.80 per transaction

Booking terms and conditions

Ticket Refunds, Exchanges and Right of Refusal

The Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre abides by the Live Performance Australia, Code of Practice for the Ticketing of Live Entertainment in Australia. Tickets for a future performance can usually be exchanged for another performance of that show, subject to availability and payment of any ticket price difference. Management has the right to refuse any ticket exchanges. Refunds are generally not available except under exceptional circumstances outlined in the Live Performance Australia Code of Practice for Ticketing. Click here for the Code.

⇒ Further Terms & Conditions for Refunds & Exchanges related to COVID-19 may apply, read them here.

Discounts

BABES IN ARMS
Babies are not generally admitted into shows other than those targeted at children 2-8 yrs. In this case, children under 2 and with an adult will be admitted for free in most cases accordingly. Babes in arms count toward the venue seating capacity under COVID-19 restrictions and must be declared when booking. Please check show page for special conditions that may apply. 

CHILDREN
We love kids here at Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre! When available children aged from 2-18 years can access kids’ discounts. Please check show page for special conditions that may apply.

STUDENTS
If you’re currently studying full time and older than 12 years you’re entitled to our student discount rate. Just remember, the Box Office will ask for proof of full-time study. From time to time, we have other special deals for students so keep a look out for advertising or ask at the Box Office for more details. 

PENSIONER CONCESSION AND SENIORS’ CARD HOLDERS
Discounted prices are available for selected shows for Pensioner Concession Card holders and Seniors’ Card holders. 

CONCESSION DISCOUNTS FOR CHILDREN’S SHOWS
For children’s shows where there is a Student Group price, the concession price only applies to Pensioners and Seniors, a single student/child must pay the regular price. Proof of entitlement must be included when booking and may be requested prior to admission.

UNDER 30 TICKETS
Discounted prices are available for some performances. Refer to the event page on this website for pricing if offered. Tickets are not available online and can only be purchased in person with presentation of identification.

Rights of Entry

COVID-19 CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

The Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre is registered as a COVIDSafe venue and requires all patrons to adhere to the related conditions of entry outlined here.

GENERAL RIGHTS OF ENTRY

LATECOMERS
If you arrive late, and the show has already started, there is every chance, depending on the show, that you will be refused entry or you might not be able to go in until there is a break in the program, such as intermission. 

CAMERAS AND RECORDING EQUIPMENT
Due to copyright requirements and to ensure an enjoyable experience for all patrons, cameras and recording equipment are not permitted in the Studio and Auditorium. 

MOBILE PHONES
Out of consideration to the artists and fellow patrons, please switch mobile phones, audible paging devices and alarm watches off while in the Studio and Auditorium. 

STANDING IN SEATS
Anyone who has purchased a seat should be considerate of other people. Please don’t stand in your seat - the person behind you can’t see. If you continue to stand up after you have been asked to sit, you may be asked to leave the theatre by security. 

ZERO TOLERANCE
Be responsible and we can all have fun. Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre has a zero tolerance when it comes to the use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol. Anyone who we believe is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will be asked to leave the Centre or be subject to police action.

SMOKING
Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre or within 10 metres of the building. 

DRESS CODE
Remember… be cool but be tidy. Anyone who visits the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre dressed in bare feet, dirty clothes, inappropriate or offensive clothing will not be let in. We also can’t let you wear fashion hats, hoods, caps or headgear (excluding religious garments) into our theatres.