Opening Night

Opening Night Parkour.  photo Gus Armstrong
Opening Night Parkour. photo Gus Armstrong


6PM RAILWAY HOTEL: Welcome to Country by Lyn Syme; opening speech by Kent Buchanan, Western Plains Cultural Centre; launch of Futurelands2 newspaper by Kandos School of Cultural Adaptation; Pagoda Parkour preview by PYT | Fairfield; cabaret sneak peak by Six Quick Chicks; 6.40PM RAILWAY HOTEL: Boris Hunt Eclectronica and Opening Night Buffet Dinner; 7.15PM 79 ANGUS AVE: SIX QUICKS CHICKS comedy cabaret; 8.15PM KANDOS COMMUNITY CENTRE HALL: A Galaxy of Suns with Michaela Gleave, Amanda Cole, Warren Armstrong & the Cudgegong Choir: a vocal chorus will sing the motions of the stars; 9PM RAILWAY HOTEL: Opening Night Party with The Mumps (Tina Havelock Stevens, Liberty Kerr, Adele Pickvance) – Post-rock transcendental power tunes with Super 8 visuals by Tina Havelock Stevens


Opening night celebrations take place across four venues in downtown Kandos, beginning with an Evensong service at St Laurence Church; progressing to opening speeches, buffet dinner, announcements and performances at the Railway Hotel; moving on to Six Quick Chicks comedy cabaret at 79 Angus Avenue; then to A Galaxy of Suns, a major choral performance at the Kandos Community Centre Hall before returning to the Railway Hotel to party with The Mumps.

Opening Night Crowd.  photo Gus Armstrong
Opening Night Crowd. photo Gus Armstrong