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Singer to honour Winehouse’s music

Singing sensation: Leongatha’s Elly Poletti will be joined by a talented band when she performs at the Meeniyan Town Hall on Saturday, February 27.

RENOWNED Leongatha singer Elly Poletti is hoping to perform in London later this year, but is giving South Gippslanders the chance to see her show first. Poletti will be backed by big band sounds when she presents a fresh take on the songs of the late singer Amy Winehouse at Meeniyan this month. Poletti and […]

February 9th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Don’t miss Circus Royale

Be impressed: the Reyes family jugglers will impress with their circus skills at Circus Royale performances in Leongatha and Wonthaggi.

CIRCUS Royale will be in Leongatha and Wonthaggi this week, promising shows to remember. The circus features international acts at Leongatha Recreation Reserve on February 2 and 3, and at Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve on February 5, 6 and 7. With 20 elite athletes and performers, Circus Royale brings together a combination of acrobatics, comedy and […]

February 2nd, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Olivia jumps at theatre chance

Young performer: Olivia Winchcombe was selected to participate in the Victorian Drama League Summer Performance Project due to her previous performances with Leongatha Lyric Theatre. She is pictured in her 2013 lead role as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz with Brian Hoskins. Photo credit: Michael Mason.

TALENTED Leongatha Lyric Theatre performer Olivia Winchcombe embarked on an opportunity of a lifetime recently. She was offered the chance to attend the Victorian Drama League’s Summer Performance Project, which offers nine days of theatre workshops specialising in puppetry, script development, voice and dance, body work, character movement and character development. It is held at […]

January 26th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Music fans buoy Tarwin Lower

Pumping sounds: music lovers party on at the Unify heavy music festival at Tarwin Lower. Photo: Neal Walters.

MORE than 5000 heavy music fans from across Australia and the world swamped Tarwin Lower at the weekend for the Unify heavy music festival. The festival attracted punk, hardcore and metal fans to hear such big names as Aussie groups Parkway Drive and Tonight Alive, Neck Deep from London and State Champs from New York. […]

January 19th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Anything goes at Meeniyan

Art unites: from left, Glenda Ross of Leongatha, artist Leslie Monahan of Meeniyan, and Avril Van Wamel, also from Meeniyan, were not only enjoying the art, but the wonderful atmosphere at the Meeniyan Art Gallery at the opening of three new exhibitions.

IN A great start to 2016, the Meeniyan Art Gallery was overflowing with an estimated record crowd of art lovers from South Gippsland and around Victoria when three exhibitions were opened on Sunday, January 3. Anything Goes, Green Hills and White Beaches and Coastal Baskets, Wrapped and Woven showcase the works of highly noted local, […]

January 12th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Coal Creek to lure geeks

Brave knights: from left, David Hurst from Grantville, Justin Dempsey from Wonthaggi and Ben Smith from Melbourne were at Coal Creek as part of the inaugural Geekfest last year.

  A FESTIVAL like no other will be held at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum at Korumburra this month. Saturday, January 16 is the day of the popular GeekFest. Experience Minecraft, role playing, Cosplay, competitions, workshops and Steampunk, which will appeal to people of all ages from 10am to 4.30pm. There will be a […]

January 5th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Work of windmill art

Creative thinker: Grant Flathers and wife Helen at the opening of the exhibition at Lucinda Estate where his work A Meeting of Minds is displayed (main photo).

GRANT Flather has taken something ordinary and turned it into a piece of extraordinary art. Mr Flather came across a tilted windmill on a South Gippsland property and chose to resurrect it into a piece of art. “To me, it looked like the windmill was looking at something on the ground near its base. It […]

December 30th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Kellie focuses on faces

Well drawn: Leongatha artist Kellie Smith has a display of her portraits on exhibition at the Leongatha Art Gallery.

  AN exhibition of portraits by Leongatha artist Kellie Smith is now on display at the Leongatha Art Gallery until the end of January. The 21 year old discovered a love for art in school, when she was thrust into an art class. While able to turn her artistic talent to just about any subject, […]

December 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Christmas cheer in Meeniyan

Jumping for joy: from left, Kira Waldron and Caitlyn O’Shannessy-Kruger, and back, Charlize Hawkins and Cathleen O’Shannessy-Kruger had a jumping good time at the Meeniyan Christmas party held on Friday.

THE Meeniyan and Dumbalk United Football Club held its annual Christmas party at the Meeniyan Recreation Reserve on Friday evening. The event, which has been running for around seven years, attracted more than 200 people, including 120 children. Children were well catered for with face painting, a jumping castle, balloons and Santa Claus. The horse […]

December 15th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Community | Read More »

Carols with a bang

Rising star: Alliza Miel was much applauded her for amazing performance.

FAMILIES, friends, schools and community groups gathered together on Saturday night for the annual Carols at the Drome. Carollers descended on the Leongatha Velodrome where local performers hailed in the festive season. Leongatha Primary School and Chairo Christian School students combined to perform in a stunning choir accompanied by the South Gippsland Shire Brass Band […]

December 15th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

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