Movie Night Fundraiser

The KSP Writers' Centre is pleased to invite you to our 2019 movie night!


'Shine' rated M - Friday 8 February 2019 - 6.00-10.00pm

Viewer advice: Adult themes, medium level violence

Venue: Boya Community Centre, Clayton Road & Scott Street, Boya WA

Tickets: Concession/Youth $20; Adults $25; Family Pass $80 plus online booking fees


  • Author talk/Q&A with KSP play scriptwriter Louise Helfgott and KSP biographer Nathan Hobby

  • Refreshments for sale (chocolate boxes, popcorn boxes, cider, soft drink, water, wine and cheese plates)

  • Free movie trivia quiz

  • Raffle hamper

  • Silent auction

  • Movie character costume competition

  • Spot prizes and, of course,

  • the film!!

Revisit the wonderful movie 'Shine' as part of a local community event.

KSP is holding a movie night fundraiser to raise funds for a commemorative play which will celebrate the life of author Katharine Susannah Prichard. 2019 is the 50th anniversary since Katharine passed away.

The script will be written by award-winning playwright Louise Helfgott, who is the sister of WA pianist David Helfgott, subject of the Oscar-winning film 'Shine' featuring actor Geoffrey Rush. 'Shine' is the perfect choice for this movie night, as Katharine herself features as a character in a mentor role to a teenage David. 

Prior to the screening, Louise will provide a special guest author talk. Learn about Louise's journey in writing about Katharine and hear intimate details about Katharine's influence on David's life and career as a musician, from the perspective of a family member. Following Louise's talk, hear a presentation from KSP biographer Nathan Hobby to learn about his latest research discoveries.

Drinks and snacks will be available for sale on the night. We will also hold a raffle with fantastic prizes. 

Thanks to support from Bendigo Bank Mundaring, we will have EFTPOS facilities on the night.

About 'Shine'


Inspired by life events, the story of piano virtuoso David Helfgott (Geoffrey Rush in an Academy Award® winning performance) in SHINE captures a most remarkable journey in flashback, a personal tale of creative passion and musical achievement, celebrating the ineluctable power of human endearment. Encouraged to pursue music by father Peter (Academy Award® nominee Armin Mueller-Stahl), piano prodigy David (portrayed by Noah Taylor, The Year My Voice Broke) is mentored by local teacher Ben Rosen (Nicholas Bell, The Games) to win the state musical championship. In his late teens, David is offered a scholarship to the prestigious Royal College of Music, an adventure that is supported by new-found friend and novelist Katharine Susannah Prichard (Googie Withers). David faces one of the toughest piano recitals of his life in Rachmaninoff’s demanding Piano Concerto Number 3, a complex piece of music destined to not only challenge him to the edge of sanity but change his life forever. 


Also featuring Academy Award® winner John Gielgud, Lynne Redgrave, Chris Haywood and directed by Scott Hicks, SHINE is “compassionate, deft, unsentimental and inspirational.” TIMEOUT.

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