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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 16 2008
32 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, July 17, 2008 STEPPING OUT www.innerwestweekly.com.au Old Codgers on show JESSICA CAMPION Henri Szeps and Ron Haddrick star in Codgers. WHILE studying the role for the new Australian play Codgers, Homebush actor Ron Haddrick learnt how to describe himself and his friends. ''Codgers are coinciding, hanging onto life together and sharing the hanging on in a very special way,'' Haddrick said. ''And they all have faults, but they don't want anyone to change -- even if you're an old rouse-about so-and-so! They have a bond that you can't really explain; they share the same background and a mateship.'' Haddick was born in Adelaide then moved to England in his 20s to pursue his theatre career. Five years later, he moved back to Australia and settled in Homebush with his wife and they've been living there since. ''I moved here in 1969 -- we'll have been here for 50 years next year,'' Haddrick said. Over the years, Haddrick has been gracing Australian stages, screens and airwaves but says performing is best in front of a crowd not a camera. ''On stage you get immediate contact with the audience and you get a chance to work on a role and improve it by performing night after night,'' he said. ''With TV and film, the best take's chosen and that's it.'' Haddrick says his friend, playwright Don Reid, collaborated with real-life codgers such as himself to create the production that is touring NSW. ''All the older people really identify with all the foibles, problems, fun and situations in the play,'' Haddrick said. ''And young people love it because they can see their parents or grandparents, and I think they learn from it -- they can say 'oh that's why grandpa's like that'.'' Codgers is showing at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, from July 30 to August 9. Tickets cost $27-$52. To book call 8839 3399 or visit www.riverside parramatta.com.au Artist looks for home A trip to the Czech Republic where her mother was born inspired the latest exhibition by Haberfield artist Sandra Winkworth. Called Preoccupations,it opened in the Sheffer Gallery in Darlington this week. Winkworth said the exhibition came about after she completed an artist residency in a Czech village called Klenova last year. ''I walked, mushroomed, made art, cooked many soups and absolutely frolicked,'' she said. ''I spent a lot of time reflecting on my connection to place as this was an ongoing issue for my mother who seemed to live between two countries. ''The exhibition is a collection of various works, techniques and imagery mixed together to record my preoccupations while travelling and researching history, etcetera. ''Most works were formed from the photographs that were taken and cultural cliche ´s were happily included to reflect my idealised, romanticised image of a place I come only to visit.'' Preoccupations is on at the Sheffer Gallery, 38 Lander St, Darlington until July 26. Phone 9310 5683 or visit www.sheffergallery.com ATMs 96 Shaftesbury Rd, Burwood burwoodrsl.com.au ph: 9744 7444 2112071i iww wk3 American Tril 3pm Sunday 27th July Tickets: $10 Eagles, Doobie Bros & Beach Boys reat Ball of 8pm Saturday 26th July Tickets: $8 Jerry Lee Lewis Tribute Featuring Don Hopkins American Tril 8pm Saturday 9th Aug Tickets: $12 Elvis Tribute Performers ons of Eur 8pm Sat 23rd August Tickets: $9 Adam Scicluna & Joey Fimmano Want the latest local results? Turn to the sport section today! Over 50 Specialty Stores, FREE 3 hour shopper carparking 42 - 50 Railway Parade, Burwood. Phone: 9744 0251 Simple and delicious ways to prepare meals using a selection of ingredients from the centre's food outlets. Cooking Demonstration Wednesday, 23 July 2008 11am to 2pm 2112014i iww wk03
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