The Awkwardstra, or ‘Awks’ as we are more commonly known, was established in 2014 as an eclectic group consisting of a couple of violins, a viola, a saxophone, even a harmonica and has now settled into an ever growing strings and woodwind chamber group (complete with Harp!).

From photographers, students, heritage consultants, lecturers, to even a wedding planner, this interesting assortment of musicians make up this keen group, driven by the enthusiasm of our maestro Daemon Clark. We are always welcoming of new players and regularly perform at Sunday markets and for family and friends.

Favourite pieces currently are Abba’s Mamma Mia, Coldplay’s Viva La Vida, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3The Beatles Eleanor Rigby, and Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony No. 8.

The ‘Awks’ meet from mid-January all the way through to mid-December at Victoria Park Community Centre, cnr Kent and Gloucester Streets, East Victoria Park on Wednesday nights, 7.00pm until 9.00pm.