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David Cannell as Sir Joseph (left) and Adam Best as Captain Corcoran in “HMS Pinafore”. Photo: Michael Moore

There’s lots of arts events on the way. HELEN MUSA previews some of them this week in her “Arts in the City” column.

QUEANBEYAN Players return with the Gilbert and Sullivan favourite, “HMS Pinafore”, directed by Jude Colquhoun, with Matt Greenwood as musical director and Belinda Hassall as choreographer. The Q, October 14-23.

THE Song Company’s British artistic director Antony Pitts is leaving the company towards the end of November. They plan to engage a series of guest directors in 2023.

Italian piano duo, Eleonora Spina and Michele Benignetti… Wesley Music Centre, October 12 and 23.

BRILLIANT Italian piano duo, Eleonora Spina and Michele Benignetti, will be at Wesley Music Centre twice in October – October 12, for a lunchtime concert, “Music in their Veins”,  then on October 23 with Schubert’s “Die Forelle” and Ravel’s “Valses Nobles et Sentimentales” and “La Valse”. 

IN “Fairytales on Ice”, premier skaters bring favourite fairytale characters to life through ice skating, singing, and music. Canberra Theatre, 4pm and 7.30pm, October 9. 

THE Harmonie-German Club, Narrabundah will be shaken, not stirred, on Friday, October 21, when Blamey Street Big Band members plays “Bond for Big Band”, a concert of big-band arrangements of songs associated with James Bond movies.

THE Czech and Slovak Film Festival is in Canberra on October 14 and 16, opening with “Zatopek”, a biographical blockbuster about long-distance runner Emil Zátopek. Ron Clarke is played by Aussie actor James Frecheville. 

CANBERRA International Mental Health Film Festival is back for the fifth year running, hosted by This Is My Brave Australia, with three sessions at the AIE Theatre in Canberra Technology Park, 12.30pm-6.30pm, Sunday, October 9. 

“MUSIC of the Night,” a journey through the songbooks of Lloyd Webber, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Sondheim and more featuring Joey Fimmano, Jessica Di Bartolo and Dexter Villahermosa, will be at the “B”,the Bicentennial Hall, Queanbeyan, 2pm, Saturday, October 15.

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