Underbelly: The Golden Mile

Here’s a post about some of the film & TV acting I do. The third series of Underbelly is soon to go to air on the Nine Network.

Always controversial, Underbelly: The Golden Mile, was held back from broadcast due to legal wrangles. A complaint of potential defamation as I understand it

However it will now go to air this April. Here’s the promo. You’ll see me in the promo (@ 1’57”). Quite nice to be included since I’m only in the series for one scene with Emma Booth. Enjoy!…

I’ll also be on your telly in a new ad. Though featured in a cast of many, the nice thing is I was selected for facial reference shots for the Suit/CGI ‘star’. Can’t reveal any more until the ad goes to air perhaps in April. However, the ‘star’ is an iconic Australian TV commercial character

Canada Bay Tea Festival Sun 28 March 2010

You’re invited to City of Canada Bay’s exciting new event, Bay Day.

Come and join in the fun on Sunday, 28 March from 12-4pm at McIlwaine Park, Rhodes.

A free festival for the whole family, Bay Day celebrates the wonderful world of tea and its popularity among many cultures.

Come along and enjoy a range of entertainment from Chinese lion dancing, gypsy and jazz music by GREG POPPLETON & HIS BAKELITE DANCE BAND plus a performance from a very special guest the kids will love.

Greg Poppleton & his Bakelite Dance Band
Greg Poppleton & his Bakelite Dance Band

Relax in the tea tent and have your tea leaves read or take a stroll through the tea garden, experience a traditional Chinese tea ceremony and enjoy afternoon tea.

Browse the market stalls for all things tea and lots more! Indulge in delicious food and be entertained by roving performers while enjoying the beautiful surroundings of McIlwaine Park.

There will be plenty on offer for the kids too! They can join in the fun of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party where they can make their own hat and enter the world of Alice in Wonderland. There will also be rides, entertainment and activities especially for them.

Easily accessible from Concord Road, free parking is available however Council encourages you to walk, cycle or use public transport to travel to Bay Day.

Sip and celebrate at Canada Bay’s tea festival! See you there

Skint! Making Do in the Great Depression

Greg Poppleton’s Bakelite Trio play & sing songs from the Great Depression, Museum of Sydney, Sunday 27 March for the launch of Skint! Making do in the Great Depression. Starts at 1:40pm with the trio, historic films & Q&A. Finishes with the Trio at 3pm

Singer – Greg Poppleton
Piano – Peter Locke
Double Bass – Darcy Wright

Greg Poppleton & his Bakelite Dance Band Website

Greg Poppleton - Sydney's only authentic 1920s & 30s-style singer
Greg Poppleton - Sydney's only authentic 1920s & 30s-style singer

How did people in Sydney survive the tough times of the 1930s? Will we ever see the same levels of hardship again, and is there anything we can learn today from looking at how people coped in the past?

While it was a period of terrible hardship for many, the Great Depression was also a time when people showed incredible ingenuity to survive and make ends meet: thrifty ways of reusing and recycling commodities, growing vegetables and raising chooks, bartering, sharing recipes and resources, with increased levels of community and charitable support for others.

The city of Sydney was hit harder than other parts of the country, with nearly a third of our workforce unemployed in 1933. Evictions were rife as out-of-work families failed to meet their rental payments and newspapers reported pitched street battles between police and anti-eviction protesters. Soup kitchens were set up in school yards, and many hundreds of families were forced to shelter in caves or build their own humpies on the city fringes and along the coast.

Skint! Making do in the Great Depression explores the spirit and flavour of life in Sydney in the 1930s: the community spirit and political activism, everyday life and key events and personalities of the period. It brings together evocative images, objects, oral histories and film to help us understand the story of Sydney in the Great Depression.

Major sponsor

Museum of Sydney
Saturday 27 March — Sunday 25 July, 2010

Location: Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney, NSW 2000


* Adult $10
* Child/Concession $5
* Family $20
* Members free

Phantom Dancer at Powerhouse

Hear the Phantom Dancer’s 1920s-50s radio mix at 2 of the Global Common Ground Events at these venues

1. State Library of Queensland
When 6pm, Fri 2 Oct
Where Queensland Terrace, level 2
The event in Brisbane will consist of a large projection onto the screen in the State Library’s stunning Queensland Terrace using a slideshow of content from the Commons on Flickr accounts that is curated by its community of users – making the Flickr Commons go ‘live’ through a connected slideshow. This special event will include images from Picture Queensland – the State Library of Queensland’s image library and a soundtrack of live popular music off vintage 1920s – 50s radio put together by Greg Poppleton – The Phantom Dancer

Light refreshments will be served.

2. Powerhouse Museum
Forecourt, 500 Harris St, Ultimo
(if raining) Level 1 cafe, Macarthur St, Ultimo
Saturday 3 October
6:30 – 9pm

What is Common Ground?
Common Ground is a global meet up celebrating the Commons on Flickr to be held by as many of the institutions in the Commons. This will consist of a projection onto the participating institutions building at night (or suitable day-time location) using a slideshow of content from the Commons on Flickr accounts that is curated by you, our community. This will be hosted on the weekend of 2nd – 3rd October across the globe (albeit time-differences). Making the Flickr Commons go live through a connected slideshow. You will get to meet the staff behind the Commons and we will get to know you.

Thanks for voting on the slideshow it is now currently being prepared for the Common Ground event.

We can’t wait to meet you!
Our event will be taking place on the forecourt of the Museum on Saturday the 3rd October. This is an open event similar to an open cinema experience. Event time is 6.30pm til 9pm

What’s happening at the Powerhouse on the 3rd October?

You need to bring something comfortable to sit on and a picnic basket.

There will be coffee and cakes available on the night through Cafexpress.

2ser’s Phantom Dancer has mixed some amazing tunes to accompany the historic images.

Common Ground Photomontage

Free fine art print giveaways

Our award winning book Then and now: stories from the Commons will be available to purchase with special fine art print included-only available on the night.

If it rains on the night the event will still happen but will be relocated to the level one café. Entrance is down the side of Macarthur Street.

Our guest speakers on the night

Geoff Barker, Assistant Curator Curator work: looking after historic photograph collections at the Powerhouse Museum.

Matthew Connell, Principal Curator Stories between the frames.

Bob Meade, Flickr member Turning history into a detective story using photographs.

Paul Hagon, Flickr member and Web Developer National Library, Canberra The Commons vs Street view.

Rob Manson from Common Layers – changing the way you see Reality.

Sandra McEwen, Principal Curator and Ellen Forsyth, State Library NSW Flickr Commons staff member will be available to discuss the photographic collections with you at one of the tables.

Information from Powerhouse & SLQ websites