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The Brighton Theatre Company is hosting a fundraising evening for the BHS, featuring supper and a performance of their new production, Other Desert Cities.

A Pulitzer-nominated play by Brothers & Sisters creator and West Wing contributor Jon Robin Baitz, Other Desert Cities tell the emotionally-charged story of family coming to terms with long held secrets. For the first time in years, Lyman and Polly Wyeth host a family Christmas at their richly-appointed home in Palm Springs, California - but when their daughter Brooke announces that she's writing a tell-all memoir about an incident from the family's past they'd all rather forget, the festivities are thrown into disarray. With its richly-drawn characters and witty yet lacerating dialogue, Other Desert Cities deliver both humour and pathos.

When: Wednesday 15th August 2018, 7:30pm for 8:00pm curtain

Where: Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, corner Wilson and Carpenter Streets, Brighton

Tickets: $25 (includes performance and supper)

Bookings: Contact Brighton Historical Society

Brighton Historical Society invites you to a viewing of the film Icebergers on Sunday, 22nd April 2018 at 2.00pm.

Icebergers follows the story of one man's journey from Britain to Australia to discover the Brighton's cold water swimmers, the Icebergers, who brave the chilly waters of the bay year-round. An inventive, hilarious and often very wet film that will take you to the pier politics of cold water swimming, the true romance and comedy of the steam room, and the adventures and predicaments of taking on a full winter with just a pair of bathers and a waterproof camera!

The screening will be followed by a Q and A session with filmmaker David Brooks, and afternoon tea will be provided.

Cost: Members $10, Non-members $15

Venue: Brighton Historical Society, 1st floor, Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre

Bookings essential.

Fifty-five years ago an extraordinary book, A History of Brighton, was published. It created ripples never felt before and possibly never to be repeated in Australian history circles. The author was Weston Bate, a veteran crewman in the RAAF and a greatly loved master at Brighton and Melbourne Grammar schools.

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