Advance Information: The Fifties Fair on 27th August 2006
This is the big one for Rockabilly fans. Save up your spare dollars. Classic 50's knick knacks, books, clothing and records.
Celebrate the music and popular culture of the 1950s, set against the striking modernism of Harry Seidler's Rose Seidler House, built for his parents Max and Rose Seidler.
Featuring fifties-style music, dance and fashion, vehicle displays, stalls and memorabilia plus activities for the kids and a special guest act or two, the Fifties Fair has become a not to be missed date on Sydney's cultural calendar.
The house is open for inspections throughout the day. A free shuttle bus operates between Turramurra train station and Rose Seidler House for the duration of the event.
Rose Seidler House - Sunday 27 August 2006 - 10am to 5pm
Put on your dancing shoes and be ready to bop! Celebrate the music and popular culture of the 1950s on Sunday 27 August when the Historic Houses Trust's annual Fifties Fair returns to Rose Seidler House for a fun-filled day of music, dance, fashion and shopping.
Kicking off the entertainment line-up will be DJs Limpin' Jimmy and the Swingin' Kitten, 1950s band the Flatfoot Shakers, and the Swingtime Dancers as they chart the progression of 1950s music and dance from swing/jump-blues, to rock-n-roll to rockabilly. Roaming street theatre group Vintage Allsorts will keep festival-goers entertained throughout the day with performances inspired by 1950s newsreel, TV and radio. Event coordinator Mark Lillis says this year's Fair promises to be another fantastic line-up of authentic 1950s entertainment.
Now in its twelfth year,
the Fifties fair attracts people from right across
New South Wales as well as from inter-state.
This era seems to resonate with people of all ages
and there's also something really unique about this event
that sees people making the pilgrimage to Rose Seidler House year after year.
Featuring fifties-style music, dance and fashion,
vehicle displays, stalls and memorabilia plus activities for the kids,
the Fifties Fair has become a not to be missed date on Sydney's cultural calendar.
There will also be dance and hula-hooping performances
and the 50s style hairdresser is back by popular demand
to create your very own bouffant or quiff.
Collectibles and memorabilia from the 1950s will be on sale with specialist dealers and collectors selling household gadgets, plasticware, books, glassware, ceramics, toys, comics, knick knacks, clothes and furniture.
Rose Seidler House, one of the most uncompromising modernist houses in Australia, was the first commission for the late internationally renowned architect Harry Seidler. Built between 1948 and 1950, the house features open planning, minimalist design, mod cons and appliances. The original furniture is one of the most important post war design collections in Australia. Nestled in natural bushland, the house has panoramic views of Ku-ring-gai National Park from its glass walls and sun filled deck. The house is open every Sunday and will be open for viewing at the Fifties fair.
Where: Rose Seidler House, 71 Clissold Road, Wahroonga
When: Sunday 27 August 10am - 5pm
Cost: General $12 Conc/Member $6 and Family $27. Children under 5 years FREE
Tickets at the gate & includes entrance to Rose Seidler House.
Transport: Getting there: FREE shuttle bus service between Rose Seidler House & Turramurra Station throughout the day.
Enquiries: T 02 8239 2211 or visit www.hht.net.au
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