A Spotlight For The World Of Entertainers


Fantastic -


A new song cycle written by Kate Lawson Gould hits the public circuit

next month in August!


CLICK HERE to find out more OR click on the 'HOT NEWS' tab above


Hello and welcome!


Here you will find a host of different areas for you to explore, 'ARTICLES', will have a selection of general help and ideas about anything from the voice to dance and acting but less specific to any one of these and more to do with coping in our industry. there will be both written articles and sometimes videos about the particular subject being covered.


'HOT NEWS' will either be relevant to Performers HUB! or something hot off the press that may be of interest to you!


'INTERVIEWS' will be with industry professionals BUT will include a lot of interviews from students, newbies who made it quickly into the business, teaching professionals,  and a diverse range of people who have found their path, either through the usual channels or unusual circumstances.


The 'BLOG' is where you can be involved in what is going on and have your say about a topic and of course on the 'CONTACT US' page is where you can ask us anything about anything relevant you need help with.


Have a great time here and ENJOY!


Coping & Thriving


University is unbalanced – that’s obvious.  You have 24 crazy weeks in the year and then months in between with nothing structured apart from your part time job and of course the daily practice of your craft.  But how do you survive those intense weeks of semester time?  In particular, how do you make it through, get it all done and stay happy and healthy?

One primary cause of illness is stress!  Stress and worry take up all our mental, emotional and physical energy, deplete our immune system and waste our time.  Yet they are traps that are so easy to fall into.  It’s clear that worrying won’t help, we all know it, and yet we often fall prey to an endless stream of anxious thoughts that won’t let up.  Another area affected by stress is relationships.  When we’re uptight, we snap at our friends and family, which can lead to upsets and arguments, and, you guessed it, more stress!  Then, before we know it, we find we’re sick and even less able to cope than before

So what can you do to prevent this destructive cycle before it starts?  If you Google it, you’ll find endless sources of advice!  But in our lives we prefer to find one or two ideas that can be USED, rather than wading through hundreds of techniques that we will forget the next day.  So here are a few ideas that have helped our students and us over the years.  Feel free to pick and choose.  We hope there is something here that can help you.  MORE...

interior of the Cardinia Cultural Centre - locally known as the 3 C's

 Pakenham gets 'Performers HUB!'



It has come to our attention that a long time venue of ours is sadly coming to an end, that will be replaced by a new and exciting venue yet to be revealed -


BUT, now we have a new home for our workshops which is at the beautiful theatre of Pakenham - Cardinia Cultural Centre.

(see picture: Right)


"Performers HUB! was running workshops at it's last venue for over a decade and probably will again after the rebuild, but it's lovely to have such a useful and professional environment for the kids that wish to be involved" said Philip.

The theatre venue was offered to Philip & Kate by new theatre manager Mark Fawcett and hugely backed by the Cardinia Shire Council and also sponsored by the local newspaper 'The STAR'. Bringing high quality education of the entertainment industry to a now vastly growing population of young families.


Philip & Kate hope to make      this one of their venue homes        and establish an ongoing relationship with the city of Pakenham



For more information about the workshops please see brochure below.
























More Photos


Here are some more pictures of the lovely Cardinia Cultural Centre

A Star Is Born!









Elizabeth Debicki as Jordan Baker in The Great Gatsby


 See Elizabeth in a very in-formal interview BEFORE she became a movie actress, in fact she was fresh out of VCA drama and Performers HUB! noticed her talent


































































Performers HUB! now joins forces with a company called 'Playz' to help promote the Music Theatre Workshops to a wider audience.

Why don't you take a look and book yourself a place for the next workshop!

Click on the link below and have a peek.
















Kate Lawson Gould


Help Us Make This E-Book Go Viral!


Just recently, Kate Lawson Gould re-released her story in an audio, picture e-book form of 'Felix's Wish'. A wonderful Australian story that is sure to become a classic. Written, illustrated, and read by Kate Lawson Gould, is a story the whole family will love. You will get to hear the family playing their own roles as they wend and wind through this delightful tale.
























It can be played on either Mac or PC and there is even a Flash Player version that can be played on both formats. Of course the Mac edition (iBook) can be viewed on an ipad iphone, as well as Apple computers.








 Young Felix, in Felix's Wish by Kate Lawson Gould

This 44 page e-book based on a real story and a real family of 6 children, is all about the time they went to see Santa at a local department store and get a family photo taken. As they were about to leave Santa noticed that one of the children, Felix, hadn't asked for anything for Christmas.


Felix told Santa what he wanted, and it sent both his parents into a spin. Want to know what he said? WELL! the book is only $5 per download, and for every book sold, a generous portion of the sales will be given to children's charities. And let's face it, at this time of year their are some children out there that could do with some cheering up!


HELP US MAKE THIS BOOK GO VIRAL! And we will keep you in the loop as to where we send the donations.