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Director Charity Mirow / Fusion Boutique is a 2021 WSABE Awards Finalist

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We are extremely proud to be selected again as finalists in the 2021 Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence (WSABE) for ‘Excellence in Arts & Culture’.

It is really so great to receive this positive news while experiencing the current lock down challenges again and we couldn’t be prouder to have made it as a finalist.
Much gratitude again to the Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence
Committee, the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce, and the award sponsors for the opportunity, and for providing a platform for Greater Western Sydney professionals, business leaders and organisations to be recognised for their adaptability, innovation, and ability to endure.

Charity Mirow from Fusion Boutique has been presenting and promoting premier original live music entertainment in the Blue Mountains for over 12 years and they are looking forward to welcoming you back to enjoy some great social experiences in person soon.

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Director Charity Mirow / Fusion Boutique included in Brigitte Grant’s book ‘Women’s Journeys’ a collection of Blue Mountains’ Women and their Stories

‘Women’s Journeys’ celebrates one hundred women, of all ages and walks of life, who live in and around the Blue Mountains in NSW, Australia.

Charity had the great pleasure of attending Brigitte Grant’s book launch for her fabulous project ‘Women’s Journeys’ held at the Hydro Majestic on 8th June. It was a wonderful celebration of this incredible project that Brigitte has created and so nice to finally find out who was involved (everyone was sworn to secrecy!)
Charity is incredibly honoured to have been asked to be a part of this collection and as some would know she doesn’t particularly like being on the other side of the camera so thank you Brigitte for pushing her out of the comfort zone (it was also a frightfully cold and super windy day) to be snapped and for including a little of her story especially through this unique time that we are all experiencing in different ways.
This is a collection of wonderful diverse and inspiring women in our community that Brigitte has beautifully captured and I look forward to being able to read through everyone’s contributions.

Brigitte you are amazing and should be incredibly proud of what you have achieved and we are all incredibly grateful to be included.
Also well done to Mark Alston on all your terrific work too!

Books can be ordered online and of course in line with Brigitte’s generous nature $5 from each book sold will be donated to Blue Mountains Women’s Health and Resource Centre.

Brigitte Grant Photography
www.facebook.com/BrigitteGrantPhotography
www.brigittegrantphotography.com.au

 

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FUSION BOUTIQUE has produced a Free Family Fun day!

Fusion Boutique is very pleased to announce – MID MOUNTAINS MINGLE – SAT 17TH APRIL 2021
Lawson Town Square, Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre & Heatherbrae House – FREE!

Thanks to the NSW Government & The Festival of Place – Summer Fund
Blue Mountains City Council & Fusion Boutique present ‘MID MOUNTAINS MINGLE’

Come out, connect, create, and celebrate at this free, family friendly day of activities!

Live music performances and workshops including: Yoga for all ages, Drumming, Weaving, Macramé, Circus props play space, Kids paint a musical egg shaker, Kids music & movement classes.
Catch Simon Watts roving about the town on fiddle on the day from 11am-12pm.
LIVE MUSIC IN THE LAWSON TOWN SQUARE AMPHITHEATRE 12-5pm

Please note that open entry activities are restricted to attendee numbers, the live music audience must remain seated and all group workshops require pre-registration online.
Online registrations for group activities & workshops close Friday 16th April 2021 at 5pm. All minors must be accompanied by a registered responsible adult and supervised.
To view and book the complete range of activities visit: https://events.humanitix.com/tours/mid-mountains-mingle

1-4pm Breakout space and kids activities provided by Belong Blue Mountains in the Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre courtyard & Joy Anderson room: Play Dough & Craft Packs, Giant Magnetics & Games, Chess Sets , Ribbons for Recovery, Playground & Sandpit Area open. *Open entry but restricted to attendee numbers at the time to follow the social distancing requirements.

All events will strictly follow COVID-safe procedures, as outlined by NSW Health.
All details correct at the time of publishing. Times, locations and numbers may vary due to wet weather or changes in public health order requirements. Please check the website prior to attending.

Event Details: www.facebook.com/events/508838780115830
For more info visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au/mid-mountains-mingle

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FUSION BOUTIQUE is approved for the Dine & Discover NSW program!

We are extremely pleased to confirm that our registration for the Dine & Discover program has been approved.

The NSW Government is launching Dine & Discover NSW to encourage the community to get out and about, supporting dining, arts and tourism businesses and to stimulate spending in the economy.
Initially the scheme will invite customers to use their vouchers with participating COVID Safe businesses, as part of a testing period, in The Rocks and Broken Hill in early February.  Dine & Discover NSW will then be piloted with a larger group in Sydney CBD, Northern Beaches and Bega Valley from late February. The state wide roll out will commence in March.

Every NSW resident aged 18 and over will be eligible for 4 $25 vouchers worth $100 in total. The vouchers can be used at participating NSW businesses who are registered as COVID safe.

  • The Dine & Discover NSW vouchers will be divided into two categories:
    2 x $25 vouchers to be used for eating in at restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs and clubs from Monday to Thursday, excluding public holidays.
  • 2 x $25 vouchers to be used for entertainment and recreation, including cultural institutions, live music, and arts venues, available 7 days a week, excluding public holidays.

To participate in Dine & Discover NSW, you must have a MyServiceNSW account.
You can download the Service NSW app now and register for a MyServiceNSW account ahead of the vouchers becoming available.
The vouchers cannot be used for retail, tobacco, alcohol, gambling and accommodation.

You can only redeem one voucher per day at a business. However, you can combine your voucher with another person’s voucher towards the same bill.

Once you have received your Discover vouchers and would like to redeem them for any of the upcoming Fusion Boutique shows please contact us on to discuss redemption.
We will then set you up with a specialised $25 off discount promo code so that you can purchase your tickets and complete payment on the balance remaining.

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Charity Mirow of FUSION BOUTIQUE is now accredited as a Standard Mental Heath First Aider

With support from the Australian Government through the Office for the Arts, Support Act are bringing the nationally-accredited Mental Health First Aid training to artists, crew and music workers all around Australia this year.

Online Mental Health First Aid is available for free thanks to Support Act and the Australian Government through the Office for the Arts.
This training is designed for those who work professionally in the music industry.

https://events.humanitix.com/support-act-mental-health-first-aid

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GREAT SOUTHERN NIGHTS announcement!

We are overjoyed to announce Great Southern Nights in association with Fusion Boutique Present…
 ‘Great Southern Nights’ at the Baroque Room, Katoomba, Blue Mountains.

4 fabulous live in person concerts on sale now!
Tickets are extremely limited, and we advise booking to avoid disappointment.

Sunday 8th Nov – Lolo Lovina + Gary Daley + James Greening
Saturday 14th Nov – The Crooked Fiddle Band + Deepsea Lights

Saturday 21st Nov – The Morrisons + King Curly
Sunday 22nd Nov – Michael Simic (AKA Mikelangelo) + Tania Wilds

Exclusive Tickets DISCOUNT Early Bird pre-sale $35+ booking fees online only. 
Group bookings available only in allocated seating of 2 & 4.
Or $40 at the Baroque Room door in bookings of 2 or 4 – Cash Only (Unless Sold Out Prior)

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LOVE LOCAL LIVE series 2 program announcement!

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the first live streaming series a 2nd series of the Love Local Live streaming project is being presented.

This first live stream series showcased some of our terrific and talented local musicians performing at local recording and rehearsal venue Shelter Studios, and the sound and visual aspects by KFM Media were top class.
Fusion Boutique’s curator and producer Charity Mirow couldn’t be happier to have the chance to showcase some more of our fabulous local talent and work with some of the wonderful creatives of our region, especially when the current climate remains so challenging surrounding venue capacities, national and international touring and live music in general.
The new streaming series will be launching Thursday 15th October from 7:30-8:30pm and running for 5 consecutive weeks.
Launching Series 2 is Piccolo Bear – A folk / bluegrass duo from the Blue Mountains. Their unique sound blends dark and sweet harmonies with banjo, ukulele and guitar. They have just returned home from playing shows in Italy and Vancouver, where they were based last year.

LOVE LOCAL LIVE 2 PROGRAM:
• 15/10/20 – Piccolo Bear
• 22/10/20 – Blue Sherlock
• 29/10/20 – Witches Leap
• 5/11/20 – Dee (Andie)
• 12/11/20 – Eagle & Wolf

Again, a big thanks to the Blue Mountains City Council for enabling this project, for recognising the impact the ongoing situation surrounding covid has had on our local music industry, and for acknowledging the value that music can have for the audience.

You can join the event and invite friends (from all locations!) to come and be a part of this great initiative.
Stay turned for the scheduled facebook streams each week on the Fusion Boutique Presents facebook page to set your reminders for as well.
Show your support for the arts and join us online every Thursday night 7:30-8:30pm from 15th October for 5 weeks.
FREE VIEWING. Show 7:30pm-8:30pm: www.facebook.com/FusionBoutiquePresents

If you missed any of the past live performances you can still view and hear them online under the ‘Live’ tab on the Fusion Boutique Presents facebook page: www.facebook.com/FusionBoutiquePresents/live_videos

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Director Charity Mirow / Fusion Boutique is a 2020 WSABE Awards Finalist

We are extremely honoured to be selected as finalists in the 2020 Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence (WSABE) for ‘Excellence in Arts & Culture’.

After a challenging year and apparently one of the program’s most competitive seasons we couldn’t be prouder to make it as a finalist.
Much gratitude to the Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence
Committee, the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce, and the award sponsors for the opportunity, and for providing a platform for Greater Western Sydney professionals, business leaders and organisations to be recognised for their adaptability, innovation, and ability to endure.

Charity Mirow from Fusion Boutique has been presenting and promoting premier original live music entertainment in the Blue Mountains for over 11 years and they are looking forward to welcoming you back to enjoy some great social experiences in person soon.

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Director Charity Mirow / Fusion Boutique is a 2020 Altitude Awards Finalist

We are incredibly honoured to announce that Charity Mirow / Fusion Boutique is a finalist in this year’s Altitude Awards in the categories of Soaring Solo Award and Best Online / Digital Business Award.

After such a difficult year this is incredibly uplifting!

My gratitude goes out to the people that nominated.

Also a heartfelt thanks to Andrea Turner-Boys and the Women with Altitude team for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of it and for all their work they do to connect and nurture professional businesses people.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone again for their much needed support – either through attending any of our events, helping to spread the news of what we have been doing, offering a kind or encouraging word or just general appreciation for what we do. Thank you also to all the amazing artists, lovely venues and teams that we have the greatest pleasure of working with.

Fusion Boutique  – Committed to bringing you quality entertainment and unique experiences in atmospheric spaces for your enjoyment.

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2nd LOVE LOCAL LIVE – Live Music Streaming Project

Proudly presented and supported by Blue Mountains City Council in partnership with Fusion Boutique Presents and Shelter Studios: LOVE LOCAL LIVE 2

Fusion Boutique is extremely pleased to announce that due to the overwhelming popularity of the first live streaming series a 2nd series of the Love Local Live streaming project has been approved.
This live stream series showcased some of our terrific and talented local musicians performing at local recording and rehearsal venue ‘Shelter Studio’ and the sound and visual aspects were top class. We are looking forward to curating and presenting another fabulous showcase of our local talent.

The new streaming series will be launching Thursday 15th October from 7:30-8:30pm and running for 5 consecutive weeks.
More information, including the announcement of the program, will be available soon.
The photos of all the artists in the series (including this banner) were taken by Inertia Photography – Photography and Concept Art by Lonaa.

Again, a big thanks to the Blue Mountains City Council for enabling this project, for recognising the impact the ongoing situation surrounding covid has had on our local music industry, and for acknowledging the value that music can have for the audience.

If you missed any of the live performances you can still view and hear them online under the ‘Live’ tab on the Fusion Boutique Presents facebook page: www.facebook.com/FusionBoutiquePresents/live_videos

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LOVE LOCAL LIVE – Live Music Streaming Project

Proudly presented and supported by Blue Mountains City Council in partnership with Fusion Boutique Presents and Shelter Studios: LOVE LOCAL LIVE

“I am really pleased to officially announce a project that I have been quietly working away on with Blue Mountains City Council: LOVE LOCAL LIVE – a series of live streamed performances by local artists held at local recording and rehearsal studio Shelter Studios, with production by KFM Media. The initiative will run for 6 consecutive weeks commencing Monday 15th June from 7-8pm.

Love Local Live is Council’s first-ever series of local events that will be brought to the community via live streaming. It is an extension of the Council’s Love Local campaign launched in January to help support local businesses.

Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill said: “While restrictions are slowly easing, public gatherings are still limited and we understand many in our community are hesitant to venture out into crowds. That’s why Council is still looking for creative and safe ways to engage with you. The new Love Local Live series will bring a little entertainment to you, wherever you are, while supporting and promoting local businesses and creatives.”

I was also previously working on a live activation street event that Council had planned to hold in late March (as part of several events across the mountains to support businesses, economy and creatives already impacted by the bushfires and down turn in tourism). However, like for many, COVID-19 has meant that we have needed to rethink some of our plans. I am excited to be able to help Council actualise this initiative which will support local creatives and businesses and present some of our terrific talent to the Blue Mountains community and beyond.

I have also organised local photographer Lona Logan from Inertia Photography – Photography and Concept Art by Lonaa to complete a photo shoot of each act to give them some further images to use for their portfolios and for further promotional use and will be featured in the lead up to each performance.” – Charity Mirow

Love Local Live schedule:
• Monday 15 June – Linda Mizzi
• Monday 22 June – Le Hot Club de Katoomba
• Monday 29 June – Bonniedoon Duo
• Monday 6 July – Aurora Li & Ace Evergreen
• Monday 13 July – The Three Handed Beat Bandits
• Monday 20 July – CJ Stranger

You can also join the events and invite friends (from all locations!) to come and be a part of this great initiative too.
Stay turned for the scheduled facebook streams to set your reminders for as well.
Show your support for the arts and join us online every Monday night 7-8pm from 15th June 2020 for 6 weeks.

If you missed any of the live performances you can still view and hear them online under the ‘Live’ tab on the Fusion Boutique Presents facebook page: www.facebook.com/FusionBoutiquePresents/live_videos

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Promoter / Producer profile – Haze Magazine ‘Creation in Isolation’

Big thanks to The Haze Magazine team for including me in their ‘Creation in Isolation’ series.

“Since the start of COVID-19 and the bans on gatherings all my upcoming Fusion Boutique concerts have been cancelled or are still in the process of being rescheduled. When you have bookings confirmed and shows on sale and promoted 8 months in advance this hits pretty hard especially when you are looking at some really fantastic shows coming up including two already sold out concerts with Katie Noonan! I am really looking forward to welcoming guests back for some more quality original live music social experiences when it is safe to do so.

For now I have been using this time to reflect on what I have presented and achieved in live music and events over the last 11 years in the Blue Mountains and I am appreciating how lucky I have been to be able to bring audiences these fabulous musical experiences.

I have been in the process of uploading photos and videos taken at some previous events to my Fusion Boutique Presents facebook page.

The ‘Gigs on Govetts’ series that I run in conjunction with Blackheath Bar & Bistro have been organised as live streams now and I hope to announce the replacement venue show dates when available.

I am also very excited to be currently working with Blue Mountains City Council to help them deliver a series of live stream performances of local artists at Shelter Studios, engineered by KFM Media. Keep an eye out on the Fusion Facebook page for the weekly series running from 7-8pm Monday nights, launching on the 15th June.”

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Fusion Boutique Director Charity Mirow is the 2019 Greater Blue Mountains Creative Arts Leader Awards winner for Music Creative Arts!

Charity Mirow is so pleased to have won the Greater Blue Mountains Creative Arts Leader Award for Music Creative Arts!

The Panel selected Charity for her entrepreneurial leadership in bringing quality music events to the Blue Mountains for over 9 years. She has created opportunities for local artists, as main acts or supporting visiting national and international artists and mentored them during the process“. – Blue Mountains Creative Arts Network

Congratulations to all the other nominees and winners.
We were in especially good company in our category and are really pleased for the Blue Mountains Creative Arts Network’s recognition of the people working to provide a vibrant creative area and for acknowledging music as a valuable creative art.

I would like to take this opportunity again to thank everyone for their much needed support – whether that be in attending any of our events, spreading the word of what we have been doing, offering a kind or encouraging word or just general appreciation for what we do. Thank you also to all the amazing artists, lovely venues and teams we have the pleasure of working with.
We are again in our busiest period of the year and I hope to see some of you enjoying a few (or more) of the fantastic entertainment and events that we have coming up in the Blue Mountains.

Fusion Boutique Presents – Committed to bringing you quality entertainment and unique experiences in atmospheric spaces for your enjoyment.
www.fusionboutique.com.au

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Fusion Boutique is the 2016 Blue Mountains Business Award Winner for Creative Industries!

Fusion Boutique are delighted to have won the 2016 Blue Mountains Business Award for Creative Industries!

Congratulations to all the other finalists and winners, we were in especially good company in our category and are really pleased for the Blue Mountains Regional Business Chamber’s recognition of the teams working hard in our area in this sector.
Thank you also to the Brigitte Grant Photography team and Livonne Imagery for capturing the night.

I would like to take this opportunity again to thank everyone for their support – whether that be in attending any of our events, spreading the word of what we have been doing, offering a kind or encouraging word or just general appreciation for what we do. Thank you also to all the amazing artists, lovely venues and teams we have the pleasure of working with.
It is often a long and hard road and without people getting out even in the challenging Mountains weather and attending our shows and supporting the fantastic acts that we are presenting it makes things even harder.
We are now in our busiest period to date and we hope to see some of you enjoying a few (or more) of the fantastic entertainment and events that we have coming up in the Blue Mountains.

Fusion Boutique Presents – Committed to bringing you quality entertainment and unique experiences in atmospheric spaces for your enjoyment.
www.fusionboutique.com.au

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New Venue Partnerships

We are extremely pleased to announce the securing of new partnerships and our move in to hosting and promoting the same high level of enjoyable events at various new venues.
More to come soon!

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