Since 1969, our show has given thousands of young Scouts and Girl Guides the opportunity to perform on stage and provide wonderful entertainment to our audiences.
Join us in celebrating our history as we recognise the contributions of those who made our show what it is today.
Our mission is to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Cumberland Gang Show in a way that is inclusive for all Gang members; past and present. In doing so, we aim to promote the show to our audiences, the public and Gang members while recognising and celebrating the milestone of our organisation successfully entertaining crowds and training youth members for 50 years.
The following is a brief outline of the projects/tasks that our committee are responsible for.
50th Anniversary Committee
Coordinator: Meagan Thompson
The committee has undertaken the following initiatives to raise money to put towards our 50th Anniversary projects and to subsidise costs for our 50th Anniversary events. Fundraisers have included:
If you have any fundraising opportunities or know someone that would like to make a donation for our 50th Anniversary events, please contact us using the form below.
Coordinator: Anne Thompson
To celebrate our 50th anniversary, we have produced some exciting new show merchandise with our 50th logo designed by Matt Thompson. Check them out...
Order yours today - go to shop.gangshow.asn.au. Orders close Sunday 13th January for delivery by first rehearsal, Saturday 9th March 2019.
More special souvenirs for our 50th anniversary will be announced in 2019.
Coordinators: Rebecca Shaw & David Shaw
The Events team are coordinating the 3 main events during the rehearsal season of the 50th Anniversary show. More info on these events is available above.
Our commemorative events have been designed to bring the whole Gang together. Whilst each individual event might be targeted towards a slightly different group, where possible the events are open to one and all. Great consideration of the timing of each event was carried out in order to ensure minimal disruption to the rehearsal season and performance season for our cast and crew.
Coordinator: Matt Thompson
Our show produces a lot of archivable material that should be centrally stored for future access/reference. These materials are generally stored by a number of different people in various formats and locations, or not at all. The aim of this project is to make it easy for all archivable items to be stored at the conclusion of each show in one central, online digital archive.
The team has been busy collating, scanning and storing as much of our show's 50 year history as possible, from audio/video recordings to scripts, souvenir programmes, newspaper clippings and photos, plus much more. We have even been able to digitise some rare video recordings of the show from the 1970's.
We look forward to sharing the result of our work with you in 2019.
Coordinator: Jeanie Wood
It is important that we document the history of our show for future generations to come. This is so they may learn about our ‘humble beginnings’ and understand our journey to date.
The project team will utilise the excellent work started for our 40th Anniversary by the Cumberland Gang Show Scout Fellowship. It will conduct further research, write, design and produce a professionally printed commemorative book that summarises the history of our show.
The team have been busy on this project for the last 2 years and are looking forward to sharing their work with you in 2019.
I would also like to acknowledge the following committee members for their contributions:
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