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Tait Turns Thirty
November 30, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Tait Memorial Trust is celebrating its 30th birthday in cabaret style.
By the kind permission and support of the Acting Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Lynette Wood, they will hold a special event where the Tait Trust all began, the beautiful Exhibition Hall at Australia House, London.
Guests will be seated in cabaret-style at tables of four surrounding a stage specially constructed for the occasion. It will be an event not to be missed with performances from their awardees, past and present, in an exciting programme devised by their artistic directors Chad Vindin and Ross Alley.
Renowned Australian pianist and the Tait’s beloved Patron Piers Lane AO will play, and out of the hat also comes a surprise tap show by the incredible Principal Dancer of The Royal Ballet, Steven McRae (pictured).
It will be a fun-filled evening, with a fond look back at their last 30 years, and also the legacy of Sir Frank Tait and his brothers, whose theatrical entrepreneurship is commemorated through the work of the Tait Trust. They were credited with producing the first feature film in 1906 – about Ned Kelly – and some of this amazing footage will be shared on the night.
There will be drinks and canapés (of course), and a delicious bowl-food supper by Jane Sutherland.