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Looking forward to the fete

Showbags: Mitchell Scrimshaw, Jake Wilson, Izak Kennedy, Connor Krohn and (front) Will Littlejohn enjoyed the spoils at the St Laurence’s Primary School Fete last year.

WITH the St Laurence’s annual fete in Leongatha fast approaching, excitement is building. This year’s fete will be held on Saturday, November 8, and will have those stalls everyone has come to expect and love, with a few new stalls added for fun. Once again, the fete has had brilliant support and sponsorship from local […]

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

FAMDA’S latest opens this Friday

Rehearsals: members of the latest FAMDA production ‘Quarter’ put the finishing touches to their rehearsals before opening night on October 17.

FOSTER Amateur Music and Drama Association’s (FAMDA) next play, which opens this Friday night, October 17, at the Foster War Memorial Arts Centre is the delightful comedy ‘Quartet’. It certainly fits the bill as enjoyable and uplifting entertainment about art, the eccentricities of age and the celebratory power of the human spirit. It is set […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Music festival to rock Tarwin Lower

Poignant message: In Hearts Wake will be one of the highlight bands of Unify: A Heavy Music Gathering at Tarwin Lower.

UNIFIED and The Hills are Alive are proud to announce the first year of a new event Unify: A Heavy Music Gathering. Unify is a two day boutique camping and music gathering set at Tarwin Lower Recreation Reserve at January 10 and 11, 2015. The concept is to create a community driven event of 3000 punters across the punk, hardcore […]

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Siblings love books

Literary passion: Aaron and Alana Lopez-Freeman will be sharing their fondness for writing and illustrating books at the Coal Creek Literary Festival.

IT’S easy for grown-ups to assume they can do things better than kids, and adults are often much too free with their advice. In reality, young children can do almost anything; their creativity knows no bounds. Over the last few years, Aaron and Alana Lopez-Freeman have both written stories and illustrated them with their own […]

September 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Lyric show inspiring


BLOOD Brothers left the audience with stirred emotions on Friday night when Lyric Theatre completed its first performance of the award winning musical stage show. Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers tells the story of twin boys separated at birth but connected throughout their lives by friendship, secrets and tragedy. The show’s lively scenes and potent emotion […]

September 8th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Classical music on the way

Fresh sounds: Stuart Riley of Kammermusik will take part in the Prom Coast Arts Council’s classical concert.

PROM Coast Arts Council Inc is proud to announce a new venture: an ongoing series of concerts featuring classical, jazz and world music. Prom Coast Arts Council (PCA) is usually associated with the visual arts, but is branching out, the group’s Michael Lester said. “We feel there is a need for much more quality music […]

September 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Brotherly tale to enthral

Blood Brothers: Graeme O’Connor is playing the role of Edward Lyons while Russell Hemming will be taking on the role of Mickey Johnstone.

BLOOD Brothers is coming to Leongatha’s Mesley Hall on September 5. With just under two weeks to go before the big opening night, the cast from Lyric Theatre Group is busily rehearsing and refining what promises to be a brilliant performance. All the leads are experts, having been involved with Lyric’s performances in the past. […]

August 26th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Feast of writers for Literary Festival

Best short story: winner of last year’s Bert Van Bedaf Award was Carmel Lillis, pictured with Rowena Ashley from Coal Creek.

COAL Creek will again be holding its annual Literary Festival this year. This year’s festival has engaged an exciting range of guest speakers to take you through a literary journey on the day. Experienced Age journalist Julie Szego has written a fascinating story about what can happen in our justice system when indisputable DNA evidence […]

August 14th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Tamika’s dreams take flight

Family first: Tamika Ball (left) made it into her dream industry with the help of her sister Rhiarna the whole way.

MIDDLE Tarwin’s Tamika Ball left for a life changing journey to China recently. She is a professional acrobat on her way to perform with the Wanda Dragone Company on a three year contract. Tamika said her family helped her achieve her dreams. “As kids my parents let us (her and sister Rhiarna) experience everything,” she […]

August 14th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Golden moment at biggest eisteddfod

Winners: from left back winners at the Great Southern Star eisteddfod last week Jackson Patterson, Tilly Thorpe, Claudia and Morgan Bolam, middle Lauren Dodge, Morgan Mitchellson, Mariah Lawrence, front Lara Bolger and Brodie Tallon. Photo courtesy of SJP Studios Leongatha.

DANCERS at the fifth annual Great Southern Star Eisteddfod were thrilled when Commonwealth Gold medallist Eleanor Patterson attended the biggest ever event to see her cousin Jackson Patterson perform. The pride of Leongatha and indeed the nation Eleanor, freshly home from her gold winning leap in Glasgow shared her success with the very excited local […]

August 14th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

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