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This weekend, catch the British Film Festival and the final hurrah for this year’s Feast, Experience Floyd, wonder at a giant Maker Faire, and take in some of the best of the world’s orchestral wind repertoire.

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Wondrous wind repertoire

The Adelaide Wind Orchestra presents its final concert for the year, Hopes and Dreams, at Elder Hall tomorrow (November 6), under the baton of American wind specialist Dr John Lynch.

Owen Morris, the principal trumpet player of the ASO, will join the orchestra to perform the much-loved Arutunian Trumpet Concerto. Also on the program are Jess Langston-Turner’s fanfare interpretation of ‘Through the Looking Glass’,  Aaron Copland’s ‘Emblems’, Australian composer Katia Beaugeais’ ‘Uluru at First Light’, and American composer Andrew Boss’s ‘Tetelestai’, based on the story of Jesus’ final days.

Tickets can be bought at the door or by visiting the AWO website.

Best of British film

A scene from Whisky Galore.

A scene from Whisky Galore.

The BBC First British Film Festival opened at the Palace Nova cinemas last night and will continue until November 23.

The celebration of Brit flicks includes the Australian premiere of Amma Asante’s period drama A United Kingdom. The film is based on the the true story of young Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana (David Oyelowo), who caused an international scandal when he married a white Englishwoman (Rosamund Pike) in the 1940s. Along with the feast of new films, there will also be a retrospective celebration of some of Britain’s cinematic heroes, with 10 movies specially curated including some restored Carry On titles.

Details here.

Experience Floyd

Adelaide’s Pink Floyd tribute band, Experience Floyd, will take to the Thebarton Theatre stage tomorrow (November 5), to showcase the iconic band’s big hits, but they’re also promising some surprises.

The show features hits from seminal albums Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, The Wall and many others. The band will be joined on stage by the Immanuel Primary School Choir on Pink Floyd’s mega hit ‘Another Brick In The Wall Part 2’, with one lucky student having the opportunity to take on an expanded role in the concert this year.

Tickets available here.

Thundamentalism

Thundamentals

Thundamentals

Australian hip hop band Thundamentals are playing HQ tonight (November 4), fresh from performing to massive arena crowds as a back-up to Macklemore x Ryan Lewis.

The ‘Never Say Never’ tour will include new material  along with songs from their back catalogue.

Tickets and tour details here.

Maker Faire

Photo: Michael Coghlan

Photo: Michael Coghlan

The biggest Maker Faire in the southern hemisphere will be held in South Australia on Sunday (November 6). Thousands of people are expected to descent on the Tonsley innovation district to take in 125 creative displays, meet makers, ask questions, and see old crafts and new technologies side by side. Visitors will also have the chance to get hands on at workshops and listen to an impressive line-up of speakers.

Details here.

Feast Festival

It’s the final weekend of this annual celebration of SA’s queer arts and culture features a line-up of shows and events encompassing theatre, music, comedy, film, visual art and more. Highlights include cabaret artists Amelia Ryan and Michael Griffiths’ tribute to Olivia Newton-John and Peter Allen (Livvie and Pete, Nov 5), the Picnic in the Park (Nov 6) and an exhibition of “fly-on-the-wall” photos by Robert Knapman looking at LGBTIQ lives. Feast runs until November 6, and the full program can be downloaded here.

Feet of Clay – Bakehouse Theatre

Adapted from Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novel of the same name, this comedy sees Commander Samuel Vines on a mission to find out “not only whodunit, but howdunit too … He’s not even sure what they dun”. Feet of Clay is being presented by Unseen Theatre Company at the Bakehouse Theatre until November 5.

Fiona Hall – All the King’s Men – Art Gallery of SA

All the King’s Men is the masterwork from Fiona Hall’s 2015 Venice Biennale exhibition Wrong Way Time. The installation includes 20 sculptures suspended in space that are made from military uniforms, with mask-like heads and ghostly, skeletal bodies. The installation will be at the Art Gallery of SA until December 21. Read InDaily’s interview with the artist here.

The Dressmaker Costume ExhibitionAyers House

More than 50 costumes worn by actors including Kate Winslet and Sarah Snook in Australian film The Dressmaker are on display in this exhibition at Ayers House Museum until December 11. The display, developed for the National Trust by award-winning designer Marion Boyce, offers a taste of 1950s Parisian couture. Details here.

On screen

See InDailys reviews of the latest films screening in Adelaide:

I, Daniel Blake

The Light Between Oceans

 

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