Stanwell Arts Theatre (SPAT) provides an ‘acting and stage craft outlet’ for our many talented thespians resident in our ‘coastal villages’ area. SPAT is divided up into special interests groups. 
During each year we stage two (or sometimes three) plays. In addition to these plays we produce an annual pantomime which is performed in December.
We passionately encourage the skills of local play writes, directors, production teams, stage-design and theatre staff to bring their talents to SPAT.
We all acknowledge that we live in a most beautiful area and the aim of SPAT is to add to our enjoyment of ‘our place’ by giving an outlet for the diverse talent of our community.     
Performances and rehearsals are generally at the CWA Hall in the Drive at Stanwell Park.  Please note that we also take ‘our’ theatre to the city so look out for additional venues on our website.
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SPAT Film Society

Overview

SPAT Film Society is a group within SPAT which screens four or five films each calendar year.  You will be given plenty of notice of our screening dates by email. In addition we always publish the screening dates on our website as well as erecting street signs in the local area.

We aim to show a wide range of films showcasing the best of Australian and international movies.  We also include foreign language screenings. We also welcome ideas and suggestions from our members – email us your suggestions and if it is available for film society screenings we will included it in our program.

Screening Venue

Our movies are screened in the CWA Hall, 15 The Drive, Stanwell Park.  Doors open at 7pm and the screening begin at 7.30pm.

Special note

We gratefully acknowledge The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) for funding for our new high quality video projector.  We appreciate the support of ANSTO.

SPAT Acting Workshops

Overview

During the year we provide both adult and young people’s acting workshops. Perhaps you want to hone your acting skills, or find that ‘inner thespian’ while having heaps of fun? Then this is for you.

The workshops will focus on a range of stage craft skills:

Release – Physical, Vocal and Emotional: How to relax on stage and access the full potential of your voice, your body and you feelings.

The Mechanics of Drama – Objectives, Obstacles, Stakes and Beats: How to make sense of a scene and get the most out of it.

Creating a World – What’s, Where’s, and Why’s: Techniques for a creating a rich imaginative world for you to inhabit on stage.

The tone of the workshops will be playful, encouraging and focused – we’ll create a space that allows people to make some real breakthroughs! Class sizes will be limited so don’t miss out.

SPAT Singers

Overview

SPAT Singers are a mixed voice singers who perform under the musical direction of Rod Lander. The group is essentially a group of like-minded people who simply enjoy the fun and social experience of raising their voices together in song.

If you resonate with any of the quotes below or they bring a smile to your face perhaps you should come along and join in as we make music. The group’s repertoire is varied and exciting. Suggestions for new songs are always welcome.

“If I cannot fly, let me sing.”  ― Stephen Sondheim

“Those who wish to sing always find a song.”  – Swedish Proverb

“He who sings scares away his woes.” ― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

“I only sing in the shower. I would join a choir, but I don’t think my bathtub can hold that many people.
” Jarod Kintz

Our ‘Get togethers’

SPAT Singers meet on Friday nights at the CWA Hall, at The Drive, Stanwell Park at 7.30pm.

Performances

Each year we perform for our community.  This performance is a gala evening when the singers will be performing some of their favorite songs and we hope yours.  The evening is a combination of great music and great food in the form of a three course dinner.

This event is always fully booked so we would encourage you to make your reservations as soon as details become available.

 

SPAT Photo Club

Overview

This club is simply for anyone who enjoys taking photographs! Every one of any age, experience level or camera ownership type is very welcome. We meet on the first Saturday of the month.

We look to share ideas, techniques and generally upskill ourselves through collaboration and knowledge sharing. 

Keep your eyes out for details of these and all our events on the SPAT website and on Helensburgh Help and The 2508 Magazine. Your also get in touch with Deb Edward on spartstheatre@gmail.com

SPAT themes 2017-2018

We set a theme for each month to enable you to focus on a theme and take photos at your own convenience.  There is an opportunity during the month to get together for a photo shoot on the month’s theme We generally meet on the last Friday of each month to share our photos and expertise.

September

CloseUp/Macro

October

Spring

November

Cityscapes

December

Christmas Lights and Fireworks

January

Sunrise

 

February

Summer

March

Lines and Leading Lines

April

Autumn

May

Street Photography

June

Still life

July

Winter

August

Reflections

September

Black and White

See SPAT Photo Club pictures HERE