Posts by Alex Ray


Posted by on December 20, 2017 at 11:11 am

Welcome to our monthly writing podcast with Carolyn, Marilyn and Janette. As this month’s podcast will go out before Christmas the theme this month was seasonal. We discussed Christmas related stories, such as The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and a miniature version of A Christmas Carol. Marilyn and Janette read samples of their own Christmassy […]


Posted by on December 11, 2017 at 2:36 am

Welcome to our monthly writing podcast with Carolyn, Marilyn and Janette. We discussed what we have been reading, books and other things. The “forgotten” word for the month was “puggery”. Janette explained how she came across the word and read a sample of the account of a mid nineteenth century court case in which it […]

Event Watch: HAC

Posted by on November 9, 2017 at 4:12 am

Whilst at the Rotary Village Fair, Marilyn stopped by at the GHAC stand and spoke with Martin Gelhert. Incidental music from While She Sleeps (Morning Edit)by The Lights Galaxia,  licensed under  Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives


Posted by on November 4, 2017 at 7:14 am

Welcome to our monthly writing podcast with Carolyn, Alex and Marie Vonow. We discussed books or other writing we have read recently. This month we introduced a new feature, the word of the month where we discuss a forgotten or mostly forgotten word and we started with the lovely example, Panjandrum meaning a person who […]


Posted by on November 2, 2017 at 6:14 am

Designing with Mosaics is a new course which Gawler Community House is offering to the district. They are calling for expressions of interest. Marilyn fills you in on what is happening at the Freeling Hub as well as in Gawler. Incidental music is by Scott Holmes License:

Bahá'í Faith in the Gallery

Posted by on October 4, 2017 at 2:54 am

It’s an exciting time for members of the Bahá’í faith this month and Joanne Hughes tells Marilyn how it connects with the Gawler Community Gallery. Incidental music from While She Sleeps (Morning Edit) by The Lights Galaxia,  licensed under  Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives

The Miscellany Podcast Episode 3 – Adelaide Zombie Walk

Posted by on September 28, 2017 at 7:13 am

In this episode, Lisa talks about Zombies and shares her love of the Adleiade Zombie Walk. More information about the Adelaide Zombie Walk can be found at

Festival of Words

Posted by on September 3, 2017 at 2:45 am

Welcome to our writing podcast. This month’s podcast is a short one as we were all busy with the Adelaide Plains Festival of Words. We recorded a week later than usual so we could discuss the Festival and because there simply wasn’t time beforehand and we were all too stressed to actually sit and casually […]

In this episode, Marilyn shares her experiences of being a long distance grandparent.

Hewett Community Kitchen

Posted by on July 31, 2017 at 6:03 am

The Hewett Centre has opened their kitchen to the community. Would you like to be a part of this? Marilyn talks with Viviana and Darlene. Incidental Music : The Lights Galaxia – While She Sleeps BY,NC,ND.

“Still Living” and “Creation”

Posted by on July 9, 2017 at 6:30 am

Marilyn speaks with local artists, Geoffrey Turvey, and Thelma Kirkwood, whose respective exhibitions “Still Living” and “Creation” are currently on display at the Gawler Gallery. Incidental Music : The Lights Galaxia While She Sleeps BY,NC,ND.

Live, Laugh and Paint

Posted by on July 3, 2017 at 5:10 am

Friends, Suzanne Smith and Lee Eiffe are sharing an exhibition entitled, “ Live Laugh And Paint”, at the Gawler Community Gallery this month. They talk with Marilyn about their works. Their exhibition will be held from the 25th of June to the 30th of July.


Posted by on July 1, 2017 at 3:06 am

Welcome to our writing podcast. This topic for this month was Poetry. Favourite forms of poetry were discussed, haiku and ballad being two of the more favoured. There were readings of prose mostly involving a mousy problem and a serial killer, a chainsaw and a hedge. The Gawler Icons Listener’s challenge for this month is […]

Welcome to the first episode of Sports Central with Rick and Phil! This episode, Rick and Phil talk about the standings of the Barossa, Light and Gawler Football League, and make some predictions for the rest of the season.

Gawler Community House Courses in May

Posted by on April 25, 2017 at 1:28 am

Gawler Community House on Scheibener Drive is the home of pleasant surprises. One of them is the number of varied courses they offer the Gawler Community at either no cost, or low cost. Marilyn has sussed out some new ones starting in May. Further information about courses can be found at their website or by […]

Gallery Chit-Chat – Something Old, Something New

Posted by on October 24, 2016 at 5:15 am

Gawler Community Gallery’s latest exhibition was launched on Sunday 2nd October and runs until Nov 6th. Marilyn spoke with Kerrie Barrett  who exhibited with Pat Lowe “Something Old Something New”. Kerrie is a good friend to GBA, regularly providing us with art work to raffle.

Gallery Chit Chat – Ellen Steyne

Posted by on July 25, 2016 at 8:11 am

Ellen Steyne talks with Marilyn about her exhibition “…of Fur and Feathers” on the day of the launch, Sunday 10th July 2016

‘Talk of the Town’

Posted by on June 4, 2016 at 9:38 am

Wendy Altschwager is a local author who lives between Gawler and One Tree Hill. Her latest novel ‘Talk of the Town’ follows the life of a city girl who is sent to a rural school in her first year of teaching. For more information, visit Wendy’s facebook page.

Marilyn interviews Kimberley Hargrave about her latest exhibition, “Nature’s Glamour”. For more information about the Gawler Community Gallery, visit their website

Gawler Identities – Hewett Centre

Posted by on March 3, 2016 at 6:41 am

Gawler’s best kept secret is the Hewett Centre. Marilyn chats with Rhonda Smedley, Centre Manager, and discovers what’s going on there.

The Gawler Music Scene: Episode 3 – Celtic Gateway

Posted by on February 16, 2016 at 10:19 am

Celtic Gateway is a five piece Gawler Folk Band who can deliver a variety of musical experiences. They can all play several different instruments and three of them sing. Marilyn dropped by at a rehearsal recently.

Marilyn Interviews Joanne Hughes

Posted by on February 11, 2016 at 4:10 am

As the Gawler Community Gallery celebrates ten years of service to the community, its vice-president, Joanne Hughes, chats with Marilyn about what the Gallery offers our town, now and in the future.

Episode 7 – Talk Sci Fi with Rodger Bumpass

Posted by on January 14, 2016 at 12:11 pm

Comics, cartoons and animations everyone loves them and so do we! Remember those days when you had to find someone kid to take to a Disney movie if you did not have your own? No longer are you seen to be too old to go to the movies that are animated if you are over […]

Episode 6 – Talk Sci Fi with Peter Davison

Posted by on December 19, 2015 at 11:34 am

Who could we be talking about with an interview with Peter Davison? Doctor Who of course, the show that has been on and off Australian television for the last 50 years. This is the show that had many children hiding behind their sofas when one of the greatest villains invented for a TV show and […]

Episode 5 – Talk Sci Fi with Jed Brophy

Posted by on December 3, 2015 at 5:47 am

The Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit who has not watched them? So in this episode we talk about these movies and of course that means talking about New Zealand as well. Has Sir Peter Jackson taken over the country, are there Hobbit houses all over the place and if you visit will you […]

Episode 4 – Talk Sci Fi with Clare Kramer

Posted by on November 20, 2015 at 4:45 am

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, really do we need to say anymore? One of the most popular of the genre shows on television and it had a “girl” hero! Buffy loved and inspiring to many a young women showed that you did not have to be big, strong and hairy to overcome a vampire and many […]

War Poetry

Posted by on November 16, 2015 at 11:04 am

The Writers Group host their first discussion-based podcast, as they discuss war poetry concerning both World Wars, as they commemorate Remembrance Day.

Episode 3 – Talk Sci Fi with Chandler Riggs

Posted by on November 5, 2015 at 7:52 am

Zombies, Zombies and more Zombies they seem to be all over television now with so many shows revelling in brain eating undead, is there one that stands out? In this podcast we talk about the emergence of the Zombie genre and why we think that it seems to gel with the viewing public. We discuss […]

Episode 2 – Talk Sci Fi with Alfie Allen

Posted by on October 29, 2015 at 5:44 am

The Game of Thrones is one of the most popular shows in Australia, popular that is, as being one of most quickly downloaded shows after transmission in the US. So in this episode we talk about that show in all its sadistic, in your face, and hand over the eyes glory. This show is made […]

Episode 1 – Talk Sci Fi with Avery Brooks

Posted by on October 22, 2015 at 2:00 am

Welcome to the Talk Sci Fi a new podcast with Gerri Donaldson and Eugenia Stopyra (that’s us).  As you can see by the name we like to talk about Science Fiction be that movies, television or books.  We have been very lucky to be able to interview some of the actors in the genre and […]

Dig It: Chapter 1

Posted by on October 21, 2015 at 11:30 am

Carolyn Cordon reads from her book, “Dig It: Gardening Tips for Dogs”, with a brief introduction from its “writer”, Buster.