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44 LIFESTYLE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4 2015 CAVE01Z01MA - V1 LIVELIVEAA LIVELIVEliceAA N L UNIQUE art pieces will be on display after a selection of Alice Springs town camp residents captured their self-portraits. SELFIES 2: Town Campers, presented by the Tangentyere Artists Gallery, will be launched today. More than 35 artists were involved in the second instalment of the exhibition, some as young as 19. Yarrenyty Arltere, Ewyenper Atwatye, Karnte and Anthepe town camps, Tangentyere Councils 2015 youth crew and Tangentyere Artists studio group were involved in the project. Artists will attend and Drum Atweme will perform. The SELFIES 2: Town Campers launch will be held at 16 Fogarty St today, 6-8pm. The exhibition will be open Saturday 11am to 4pm, and Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm until October 30. For more information go to facebook.com/tangentyere.artists or phone 8951 4232. Portraits of life in town camps THE annual Desert Song Festival promises to add some high notes to a busy arts weekend in Alice Springs. The centrepiece of this years festival is Arrkanala Lyilhitjika a choral fantasia presented by the Central Australian Aboriginal Womens Choir. The group was appearing in its first concert since returning home from the acclaimed Boomerang Tour of Germany. This concert, at 61 Larapinta Drive on Saturday at 6.30pm, will unveil the largely unknown story of almost 120 years of choral practice in remote Central Australian Aboriginal communities. Created by Morris Stuart, this work will also feature a multi-arts rear projection by award-winning filmmaker Naina Sen. The performance will be illustrated by images of country, archival material, interviews, sound scapes and stories. Sacred Song will be also performed as part of the Desert Song Festival, on Sunday at 5.15pm at Flynn Church, along with A cappella in the Gorge on Sunday, September 13, at the Ross River Resort from 3.30pm. In its third year, this festival will feature a number of new events. Desert Song Festival, Alice Springs, staged at various venues from September 4-13. For more information on the event: desertsong.net.au Desert sounds to come alive St Philips College proudly presents A New Version of GILBERT & SULLIVANS 9, 10 & 11 September ~ 7.30pm The Minnamurra Hall, St Philips College Adults ~ $10 Child/Conc ~ $5 Tickets available from The Dressing Room, Lone Dingo, College Reception and at the door As presented on Broadway by New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp, Producer Directed by Wilford Leach Musical Adaptation by William Elliot Choreography by Graciela Daniele By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd Exclusive agent for Music Theatre International (NY) FRIDAY 2nd October 8PM sATURDAY 3RD OCTOBER 6PM sATURDAY 3RD OCTOBER 8PM SUNDAY 4TH October 6PM SUNDAY 4TH October 8.15PM MONDAY 5TH October 7PM AlicespringscinemA.com.Au pre-purchase Tickets and save! Hot food and snacks available. Alice Springs Beanie Festival beanieologist Jo Nixon putting the finishing touches to headpieces for the play Head Full of Love. Head-warming play THE Alice Springs Beanie Festival offers more than a warm head, with an upcoming play at Araluen Arts Centre on Wednesday. Head Full of Love is the story of two remarkable women and the inspiring friendship which forms between them in the lead-up to the annual Alice Springs Beanie Festival. The play, written by Alana Valentine, is the story of an unlikely friendship forged between Tilly Napiljari and Sydneysider Nessa Tavistock. Tilly is running out of time to finish her new creation and enter it for judging, while Nessa has run away to the Red Centre to escape her own problems back in the big smoke. Director of Araluen Arts Centre Tim Rollason said Head Full of Love uses the shared connection of knitting a beanie to create a snapshot of life in Central Australia. It invites you to look differently at the possibilities of the humble beanie: a muchloved everyday item, and an extension of ourselves and the everyday life we wear, he said. It draws on stories from Alice Springs Purple House, a renal health facility for remote community members to stay when they come to town for dialysis treatment, providing a friendly environment while they are away from the support of their families and communities. The play, directed by Wesley Enoch, which premiered at the Darwin Festival in 2010, raises awareness about this important facility and the ongoing issues surrounding health standards in remote indigenous communities. On stage at Araluen Arts Centre, Wednesday September 9, at 8pm. Tickets available from the Araluen Box Office on 8951 1122.