COACH TRIP TO THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS
MONDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER, 2017
All aboard for a wonderful trip to see the flowering tulips in Bowral. Now in its 57th year, this award-winning festival is one of Australia’s biggest floral festivals, attracting tens of thousands of visitors. The highlight of the festival is the mass planting of more than 75,000 tulip bulbs and 15,000 annuals at Corbett Gardens, in a spectacular Springtime display. There are also private gardens open for inspection – including tours and talks; a street fair; window displays; and entertainment throughout the festival in Corbett Gardens. This unique opportunity includes a short stop in the historic town of Berrima with lunch at the Scottish Arms Hotel in Bowral.
- 9:00am Depart Central Station Western Concourse
- 9:45am Depart Hurstville Station bus terminal routes 940/941
- 11:30am Arrival time in Berrima for free time browsing
- 12:30pm Lunch at the Scottish Arms in Bowral
- 2:30pm Free time in Bowral for the Tulips
- 4:00pm Depart Bowral for city
- 5:30pm Arrive Hurstville Station
- 6:20pm Arrive Central Station Western Concourse
- Please note: all times are approximate
Lunch – Complimentary glass wine, beer or soft drink, coffee & 6 choices of main/desert.
Book early for this one – we need to FILL THE BUS to present this trip at an exceptional price!
Early Bird Special – paid by Friday September 15: $50 (Don’t forget to put “bowralearlybird” in the coupon code.)
Members & Guests – paid after Friday September 15: $60
To book CLICK HERE or contact Kerri at firstname.lastname@example.org
ALVA Tour Garvan Research Foundation
ALVA has been donating to the Garvan Research Foundation for many years and over this time we have had a number representatives of the Garvan attend our Banquets. It is at the invitation of Carol O’Carroll, that we offer you this VIP opportunity to see first hand the wonderful work that the Garvan Research Foundation does. Many of you would have seen and met Carol and her colleagues at our recent 2017 Banquet at Moore Park Golf Club. We are most grateful for this invitation to visit and look forward to many ALVA members popping in for a tour and a spot of morning tea.
To book now, CLICK HERE.
Tuesday 29 August – 10am arrival for 10:15am start
Donation of $10pp Early Bird price booked & paid by 22 August
384 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, NSW
Ph: 9295 8117
We are very excited to present the first ALVA Buzz for 2017. Thank you to Kerri Lacey for the new format and for bringing the Buzz into the 21st Century. It is with great excitement that we introduce the new Editor, Jacqui Alexander. We thank her for the time and energy invested in this first edition. We look forward to seeing the future of the Buzz. To view the full colour version, click on the link below.
2017-ALVA BUZZ Vol17
Hi Everyone, The very popular event Hidden Sydney – of which many ALVA members attended and enjoyed – is back with some new and very exciting events and formats. Please see below all about this event and all the booking details courtesy of Olivia Ansell who got us all involved last time. And featuring ALVA Bloke Mark Kristian.
From the Producers of Hidden Sydney – The Glittering Mile, KINGS BLOODY CROSS…tales from the Glitterati & Criminale is talking heads program running over three weekends in Kings Cross, as part of Vivid Sydney. More information can be found here. The producers of wildly popular immersive cabaret Hidden Sydney – The Glittering Mile, are returning their smash hit show for Vivid Sydney in tandem with a curated season of raw and riveting ‘in conversation events’ featuring Kings Cross luminaries as part of Vivid Ideas.
Presented over three weekends from Saturday 27 May 27 to Sunday 11 June, Kings Bloody Cross will engage audiences with thrilling insight into the dirty half mile’sPeople, Bohemia and Place. Rub shoulders with original Les Girls and hear fascinating stories about ‘ungentrified’ Sydney – the heady days of rock n roll, free love, corruption, opportunity, sex, greed and politics. Join Mark Kristian and Sydney’s favourite hoofers Saturday, 27 May as they spin a few “backstage yarns” on the legacy that was Les Girls.
Host: Mark Kristian Guests: Colleen Windsor and Monique Kelly
Date: Saturday May 27, 2017
Venue: The World Bar – 24 Bayswater Road, Potts Point
Time: 11:15am – 12:30pm
Queens of the Cross – Les Girls was a Sydney institution, running 34 years and starring some of Australia’s most successful and adored cabaret entertainers, whose stories inspired the film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Carlotta and her ensemble of flamboyant dancers pioneered change for gay and transgender people, during an era that was unaccepting and dangerous. The 1970s Drag Queen Scene was a sub culture of feathers, sequins and fabulously brave souls coming together, who despite their differences, looked out for each other and paved the culture of Gay Sydney.
It is with great pleasure that ALVA welcomes Angela Ayers to the membership fold. Angela became the Golden girl on NZ television in the 70’s through her actor entertainer television appearances with Peter Sinclair and Craig Scott on TV shows Happen Inn and Sing. By her early 20’s she had 2 hit records and had become a household name. This led to her being named “New Zealand’s Queen of Television” and “Most popular Female Artist”. Shortly after moving to Australia, she won the plum role of Maggie in the Australian Production of A Chorus Line subsequently winning the only scholarship the New York Shakespearean Festival Trust had ever awarded to study ballet / jazz in Los Angeles. A steady stream of significant roles in the musical theatre circuit kept her in Australia throughout the 80’s including West Side Story, The Rocky Horror Show, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Cabaret, Chicago, and Guys and Dolls with Anthony Warlow and the late Ricky May.
In the late 80’s Angela had moved to London but was lured back to Australia by Gordon Frost to star in the Australian National Tour of Jerry’s Girls alongside Marcia Hines, Judi Connelli and Jeannie Little. In 1998 she wrote her own one woman cabaret show entitled I Can Cook Too performing with the legendary Jazz Pianist Ray Alldridge. This show worked all over Australia and New Zealand to rave reviews such as: “Never mind that she can cook, this woman can really sing cabaret. Ayers has a rich and true voice, her technique is polished and her articulation superb.” (The Sun Herald, Australia)
In a career of many high lights Angela rates one of them as being singing the New Zealand National Anthem to over 90,000 people at the Bledisloe Cup Match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Angela has appeared on all National variety shows including Don Lane Show, Mike Walsh Show, Ray Martin and Kerrie Ann Kennerley show, Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Countdown plus the 2 Ronnie’s Television specials. She was a regular favourite entertainer in the 80’s and 90’s on the Cruise ships and entertained the troops in the Sinai with the late Ricky May.
Returning to NZ she starred in musicals such as 42nd St, Jerry’s Girls, Mums the Word, numerous television credits as Shortland Street, Spin Doctors and Menopause the Musical both in Australia and New Zealand. 2014 Angela played Miss Potts in Hairy Maclary at The Opera House and you may have seen her on several television commercials. Angela’s cabaret show is in demand throughout Australia and is popular with the Senior Citizens Concerts alongside her new show Simple Dreams the songs of Linda Ronstadt. Currently she is working with some fellow jazz musicians and appearing regularly at the Opera Bar and The Golden Sheaf Hotel.