Coming Up This Week @ the pbc


Tuesday Night Trivia with Mr Trivia
Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Tuesday Night Trivia with Mr Trivia

Every Tuesday | Club opens at 5pm | Trivia from 7:30pm
Book a table – 02 9569 4639 – or simply turn up on the day!

Sarah Bernardo/Colourful Reality/Hard As Folk
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Thursday 23rd August


Sarah Bernardo/Colourful Reality/Hard As Folk

door $15/$10 arrive at 7.30pm!

Sarah Bernardo/Colourful Reality/Hard As Folk
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Thursday 23rd August

Sarah Bernardo / Colourful Reality / Hard As Folk UPSTAIRS 7.30-10.30 $15/$10

Hard As Folk are a mixed bunch of passionate musicians each bringing their own unique sound to the mix, creating an exciting and varied set of nurtured original music. They have been performing together with the current line up on the pub circuit for almost a year now. Simply described; they are Hard as Folk.

Sarah Bernardo is a Canadian made artist preforming catchy songs that traverse a broad musical terrain from melodic pop to bangers with a delicious edge about love & lust with a touch of revenge. This show will be her first ever Australian full band set and will be playing new songs from her Debut EP Redwine.

Colourful Reality will be showcasing music from their soon-to-be released debut album. Their music is heavily on lyrical content, accompanied by moody sounds that take you through a journey in each song.

An eclectic young pop band, Colourful Reality brings you original music about life, love, and just how colourful reality can be.

Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sunday 26th AUGUST 3-6pm

in the Green Room

Garlic Breath presents


A new event celebrating up and coming Sydney acts.


This show takes place on the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. We acknowledge elders both past, present and emerging, and that Australia is stolen land


Tony McManus (Scotland) with Julia Toaspern (Germany)
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tony McManus (Scotland)

with Julia Toaspern (Germany)
Sunday August 26 @ 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Ticket Price: $31 pre-sale and on the door.



Tony McManus, “the best Celtic guitarist in the world”, has been invited back to Australia to perform at the Adelaide Guitar Festival. While here he will embark on a brief tour, including his only Sydney show at Petersham Bowling Club! Tony will be joined on this tour by German guitarist, fiddle-player and singer, Julia Toaspern.


From early childhood, Tony’s twin obsessions of traditional Celtic music and acoustic guitar have worked together to produce a startlingly original approach to this ancient art. In Tony’s hands the complex ornamentation normally associated with fiddles and pipes are accurately transferred to guitar in a way that preserves the integrity and emotional impact of the music.


Never one to be typecast, Tony’s new album “Mysterious Boundaries” is his most ambitious to date. An encouraging challenge from mandolin virtuoso Mike Marshall to learn the Bach E Major Prelude on guitar led to an exploration of classical and baroque music – seemingly very different to the jigs and reels that he grew up with. By examining the boundaries between genres and sticking to his steel string guitar (rather than the conventional classical guitar) McManus has produced a work of great originality and beauty, hailed by his peers as “a masterpiece” (John Renbourn), “beyond beautiful… it’s PERFECT!” (Tommy Emmanuel) and which contains a truly remarkable rendition of Bach’s colossal Chaconne in D Minor – one of the greatest compositions of any age.


Julia Toaspern is a multi-talented musician from Berlin who combines classical training on violin and voice with a wide interest in genres such as jazz, baroque and traditional music. She has released two albums of original songs and has performed in both classical and singer/songwriter modes on both sides of the Atlantic. On top of all this her skills as a guitarist are prodigious and make an exciting fit with Tony’s work.


Their twin guitar treatment of traditional music is unique and each supports the other in exploring the harmonic possibilities of these old, and not so old, tunes. They each play at the highest level but always at the service of the tune rather than a display of technique. Her violin can effortlessly morph into a fiddle as she weaves from Italian madrigal to Scottish reel. Julia’s songs go to the heart of love and loss, hope and survival and are inflected with musical input from a wide and eclectic experience of musical life. Tony’s and Julia’s arrangements are rooted in deep musicality and heartfelt expression. Having met over a conversation in Berlin about J.S. Bach, together they play and sing music that speaks to them and hopefully through them to a wider audience.


Websites: http://www.tonymcmanus.com



Tony (solo)

Mornings at Bonny Doon & The Laird of Drumblair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0V1dB-Dvqs

Bach’s Prelude in G major: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhrwsplorMw

Tony & Julia:

The Star of Munster & The Maid Behind The The Bar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p53HSQNVi0w

Fiddle Set: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLSC8Tjb_HA

Rolling Waves & Martin Wynne’s:





Scrabble @ the PBC @ The Bowlo
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Scrabble @ the PBC

Last Monday’s of the Month @ 7pm in the Green Room.
Whether yu can’t get enough of Facebook Scrabble, you’ve conquered everyone
around your kitchen table, or you’d just like to meet some other old-school
board game fanatics, Scrabble at the PBC will be a stimulating evening. This
will be a fun session with spot prizes, different ways of playing the game,
and experienced players to give a helping hand. All equipment will be

Inner West Film Night
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Inner West Film Forum August 2018


Teenagers in 1970s Australia

‘Why Can’t They Be Like We Were?’

1976, Total Running Time 132 Minutes (plus time for film reel changes:)) (10 Episodes)

16mm Film Screening

Directors: Phillip Noyce, Karl McPhee, David Haythornthwaite, Graham Chase, Jan Sharp, Jason Olivier

A Film Australia production in consultation with Social Education Materials Project.

An innovative series of 10 films that visually documents Australian adolescent behaviour in the mid 1970s. Each film is a short 11-15 minute case-study of one or two adolescents between the ages of 14 and 17, who represent a broad and realistic perspective on contemporary adolescent life in Australia.

The films were designed to stimulate discussion on a wide range of general issues, especially for middle and upper secondary school students in social studies and humanities.

On release these films were one of the most groundbreaking sets of visual documents on Australian adolescent behaviour ever produced.

Whatever their original ‘pedagogical’ purposes, these films now represent a fascinating, and invaluable, source of social history of 1970s Australia.


Craig and Steve
An exploration of the concept of Australian masculinity in the mid 1970s. Craig studies classical ballet and Steve plays Australian Rules football – both strenuous, physically demanding pursuits. In a frank discussion about gender stereotypes, each of them talks about his life, friends and work: Craig dispels the myth about the ‘queer’ male dancer and Steve disproves the ‘dumb’ footballer cliché. And to lighten up the discourse actor Reg Livermore demonstrates his point technique dressed in a football guernsey and tutu.

Gary is a troubled teenager who became emotionally withdrawn when his parents separated after years of conflict and domestic violence. After the separation the whole family split up. The oldest son Rick stepped into his father’s shoes and became the backbone of the family; Gary went to live with his father and new partner and Karen left home at 19 to live with her boyfriend, after constant fighting and bickering with her mother. The youngest son Bradley is deaf and partially blind and sees his father two afternoons a week and all day Sunday. But is this enough? His father wishes that he could spend more time with the boy, whose disabilities make him particularly vulnerable.

Greg has been given an extraordinary opportunity to follow in his father’s footsteps by attending a prestigious private school, something his siblings will miss out on due to the family’s economic circumstances. Greg realizes his good fortune and tries to emulate his father and win his approval by training hard to keep his place in the school rowing team, his father’s old sport. But is this enough? The film explores the theme of parental expectations and the effect these have on their children’s lives, as Greg and his family discuss what his privileged education means in terms of future job opportunities, success and social status.

Kathy and Tracey
An exploration of gender stereotyping of Australian girls in the mid 1970s, dealing with the importance of education, job opportunities, parental expectations and the concept of femininity. Kathy left school early when she found it difficult to keep up. She now works in a monotonous job as printer in a bank and would like a change. Tracey left school at 15 to take up fulltime modelling, but has returned after only a few months in the workforce. Although she loves modelling she felt too young to be out in the wide world by herself and she missed the company of her school friends. She hopes to stay and complete her Higher School Certificate.

Mick is seventeen, out of work and has not yet found a productive direction for his life, with a record of assaults and robberies behind him. Tragically, Mick appears to accept that he will go to prison soon. His parents believe that it was his early school environment that traumatised him and turned him bad. Has the detention centre Mick was sent to for earlier offences deterred him from committing any more? This film explores Mick’s life, his addiction to the tattoo parlour, his personal problems and the challenges of being young in Mt Druitt.

Niki is 14 – an independent teenager who runs her own life without parental supervision. When she was 12 her parents divorced despite her role as mediator between them. Niki chose to live with her father in a commune and grew up very quickly, experiencing total freedom to do what she liked. However she is aware that with freedom comes responsibility – to wash and iron her uniform, write her own notes and to attend school. Niki sometimes feels alienated, both from the school system, which she thinks treats the students like they were ‘vegetables’, and from her fellow students who are still rebelling against their parents’ strict rules. She firmly believes that if parents gave their children more freedom, they would in turn become more responsible.

Robin is affectionately known to her friends as a ‘tank’, but in the past she has felt excluded and picked on because she is overweight. This film explores the issues of racial and body discrimination in a typical Australian high school. It also takes a close look at the peer group power structure, to discover how important it is for students to feel accepted and part of a group and how they may act differently towards each other outside of school hours.

Rui and his mates have their own mechanisms for coping with the physical restrictions of their inner-city environment and the lack of children’s recreational space. They model their games on TV’s SWAT, play pool, protect or throw stones at drunks and ride their bikes on triumphant adventures through storm water drains in Alexandria. As Rui says, “It’s a good place around here, really, if you know how to cope with it.”

Sixteen year old Susan lives with her parents in a big city’s outer suburb. She is trying to discover who she is by rebelling against their rules and values. Susan spends a lot of time with her boyfriend Daryl who she feels understands what she’s going through. And she is growing apart from her parents who cannot comprehend her current behaviour. Their arguments about everything – her schoolwork, her attitude towards her teachers, her open talk about sexuality, and her future, often end in tears. Susan wants to be more independent and is thinking of leaving home.

Amy is a 16 year old Aboriginal girl living with her family in Sydney. In 1974 the family moved to Sydney from Collarenebri because of a rural recession and because of the parents’ desire to improve the educational opportunities for their children. Amy has left school early and is trying to find work to bridge the gap until she is old enough to train as a nurse. But she is encountering prejudice in her unsuccessful attempts to get a job. The film ends with an intense discussion between Amy, her mother and her grandmother about standing up for yourself in white society.

The Inner West Film Forum Membership available at the Door

* Quarterly $15 ($12 concession) covers three successive months.
* Half-Yearly $28 ($23 concession) covers six successive months.
* Yearly $54 ($48 concession) covers twelve successive months

* All inclusive of the date of purchase.
Bar open from 7.00 p.m.

The IWFF is a non-profit group dedicated to the screening of important and too infrequently seen films and documentaries and providing a community forum for discussion of issues of social, political and cultural concern.

Tuesday Night Trivia with Mr Trivia
Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Tuesday Night Trivia with Mr Trivia

Every Tuesday | Club opens at 5pm | Trivia from 7:30pm
Book a table – 02 9569 4639 – or simply turn up on the day!

Night Train Sessions
Aug 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm


Donna Amini
Soul interest

NIGHT TRAIN SESSIONS is a gathering of local underground singer-songwriter/musicians across Sydney to share share their tunes new and old. featuring DONNA AMINI, NYLEVE, DISSOLVE & SOUL INTEREST. A night to feature an eclectic fusion of soulful vocals, strumming guitars,rocking rhythms, melancholic melodies and atmospheric electronic textures/beats. soul nourishment for the introspective and a weight off for the heavy hearted.

The Shrugs Album Launch
Aug 31 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

THE SHRUGS with Reality Instructors and Cookbook Book Club

Friday 31st August

Downstairs in the Green Room at the PBC

$10 doors 7.30pm

“Sydney band, The Shrugs, have released their debut album, “It’s Not the World, it’s You”, serving up fuzzy guitars and

glistening harmonies with a side of 90’s indie rock nostalgia. With subject matter ranging from noisy cats to arguing in a tiny apartment, The Shrugs are your new favourite guitar heroes for the Sydney rental market.

To celebrate the launch of “It’s Not the World, it’s You”, The Shrugs play Petersham Bowling Club on August 31, supported by co-conspirators Reality Instructors and Cookbook Book Club. ”