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Australian Entertainer Patti Newton Awarded Walk of Fame Honour at Adelaide Festival Centre

Thursday, 31 August 2023
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Patti Newton at her star on the Walk of Fame at Adelaide Festival Centre

Legendary Australian entertainer Patti Newton AM has had her name set in lights, after being presented with a Walk of Fame star at Adelaide Festival Centre.   

The Australian singer, actor, dancer, stage performer and radio and television presenter has been honoured with her very own star on Adelaide Festival Centre’s Walk of Fame while in Adelaide, performing the role of Bird Woman in Mary Poppins currently on at Festival Theatre.  

Patti Newton is Adelaide Festival Centre Trust’s 2023 Choice for the Walk of Fame star and was presented during a celebratory ceremony attended by her fellow Mary Poppins cast members on the star-studded walkway.   

Patti Newton: “It’s an absolute honour for me to receive this star, I think it’s wonderful and I feel very privileged and grateful to be receiving this award.  

I think Bert would be extremely happy about it, knowing that he already had a star, and he’d love the fact that we’re both together too and that’s how we will always stay

— Patti Newton
Expand Patti Newton's star at Adelaide Festival Centre's Walk of Fame

Patti Newton's star at Adelaide Festival Centre's Walk of Fame

Image: Simon Rogers

Each year three stars are added to the walkway – in addition to the Adelaide Festival Centre Trust vote, two more stars are selected by a public vote and a panel of arts critics. Past recipients include William Barton, Billy Crystal, Cold Chisel, Olivia Newton-John, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Dami Im, Tim Minchin, Paul Kelly, Guy Sebastian, Archie Roach, Beccy Cole, Kate Ceberano and Tina Arena.  

Voting for the remaining 2 stars to be awarded for 2023 will be announced early next year.  

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