Lambton – 150 years young!

In June 2021 Lambton (Newcastle, NSW) will celebrate 150 years as a township and suburb.

To celebrate the town is throwing a massive party featuring 150 hours of events, entertainment and community activations across the week of Monday 21 to Sunday 27 June.


WHAT’S ON


Love Lambton Lunch

SATURDAY, 26 JUNE

Celebrate Lambton in style with a two-course lunch at Lizottes’s including local entertainment, Piper Butcher, preview of Candy Land: A Circus Cabaret and a special acoustic performance from the incredible Diesel. Tickets from $30pp for show only. Go to lizottes.com.au to book your tickets

Elder Street’s Big One Day Sale

SATURDAY, 26 JUNE

And to celebrate they’re throwing a massive party featuring 150 hours of events, entertainment and community activations across the week of Monday 21 to Sunday 27 June.

Five Senses Foodie Trucks

SUNDAY, 27 JUNE

Take in the Five Senses foodie trucks plus wineries and beers. Plenty of kid’s entertainment, soccer display from Lambton Jaffas Juniors, local folk groups and more! Live music featuring Todd Haywood + Vincent Redgrove sponsored by The Lambton Park Hotel, Piper Butcher, Jason Owen and Bob Corbett performing “THE LAMBTON LIGHTS”. And don’t miss a special guest appearance from Kate Ceberano.

Elder Street Projection

21 – 27 JUNE

Lambton Library will be projecting historical images onto the Elder Street side of the Library as well as installing stickers with QR Codes so visitors can view augmented reality images on their phones featuring historical images. The Library will also be producing a podcast series.

Love Lambton Night

SATURDAY, 26 JUNE

Dance the night away as we party like it’s 1871 at Lambton Bowling Club with the Love Lambton Night. Live band, finger food, door prizes and raffles. Tickets are just $50 per person.

Living History Tours

26 – 27 JUNE

Soak up Lambton’s lively and intriguing history with Tours performed by Newcastle Theatre Company – see the past come to life. To book call 4952 4958. Tours operate at 10am, 10.30am and 11am. Meet Mr Thomas Croudace, Mine Manager and founder of Lambton and local identities from our history as you walk through the streets of this historic suburb. Tours are FREE and are 1 hour 15 minutes in duration. The tours commence from the Mechanics Institute, 68 Elder Street Lambton. Book your place by calling Newcastle Theatre Company today on 4952 4958.


The House of Bernarda Alba

21 – 27 JUNE

The House of Bernarda Alba is a modern adaptation by Rona Munro of the play by Federico Garcia Lorca.

Following the gangland execution of her husband, a crime boss and father to four of her five daughters, the formidable matriarch Bernarda Alba will do anything to safeguard her family’s dubious fortune and the future of her five daughters.

A deal is struck: a marriage of convenience is set up between her eldest girl and the son of a business rival.

All she has to do is ensure that the wedding happens and quickly too, but five headstrong daughters cooped up in a penthouse apartment above a night club in an emotionally-charged atmosphere of jealousy, rivalry and repressed sexuality make that an epic challenge.

Set in Australia during a hot, steamy summer, this production is electrifyingly transposed to the money-laundering world of crime-ridden Melbourne. The play is full of waspish black humour and it is hard not to laugh right up until this contemporary family drama reaches its bitter and bloody end.

The House of Bernarda Alba plays June 5 to 26, with the preview performance on Friday June 4 benefitting the John Hunter Children’s Hospital Kids Club.


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