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Art unites four generations

All smiles:  Rhona Bowler (left) of Meeniyan, artist Leslie Monahan and Jeanne Hughes (right) from Melbourne were enjoying the art and the festive occasion at the opening of Rustica.

FOLLOWING the success of their joint exhibitions in 2013 and 2014, Meeniyan artist Leslie Monahan and her father, Bermagui artist Bill Shaw are currently presenting Rustica, an exhibition of metal sculptures, metal jewellery and photography, at the Meeniyan Art Gallery. Rustica combines their joint passion for metalwork and recycled materials, and Leslie’s unique photographic style, […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Volunteers back FAMDA

Action!: volunteer film extras for FAMDA’s production of Waratah the Musical at Sandy Point on Sunday. From left, FAMDA president Peter Clyne, actor Leuca Maclean, who will play Tim who drives the go-kart in the show, and Chris Dickins, writer and director.

IN PERFECT weather conditions, 43 volunteers turned up at Sandy Point beach on Sunday to work as film extras. Their mission was to be involved in to be used in the production of Waratah the Musical, to be staged by Foster theatre company, FAMDA. The film taken on Sunday shows people jumping out of the […]

January 6th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

2000 party on The Hill

Social time: festival-goers at The Hills are Alive. Photo by Ant Hellier.

  MORE than 2000 folks gathered on The Hill in Krowera to ring in the New Year alongside some of the best up-and-coming live acts in the country. Presented by the team behind The Hills Are Alive Festival, the second annual NYE on the Hill event took place from December 30 until January 1, and […]

January 6th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Movie extras needed

Come along: Waratah the Musical cast members on the beach at Sandy Point, from left, Siobhan Cooper, Taj Cooper, Harley McDonald-Eckersall, Leuca Maclean and Joanne Street. 
Members of the public are invited to be movie extras at Sandy Point this Sunday, January 4.

IT’S 1965 in Sandy Point. It’s summer, love is in the air and there are iconic Australian rock and pop songs on the radio. That’s the background to the brand new musical created by local writer, Chris Dickins, for Foster theatre company, FAMDA, to perform as part of the Prom Coast Seachange Festival. Titled Waratah […]

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

Big line-up at The Cally

New Year’s Eve: Baxter will headline New Year’s Eve at The Cally in Wonthaggi.

CHRISTMAS Eve, Boxing Day and New Years have yet again rolled around and pounced upon us without warning. There are fantastic events going on all over the area with Christmas carol nights, sales galore in the stores, lights are up on houses, and the festive spirit is alive in the hearts of young and old […]

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

Reputable tunes


MIA Dyson, Liz Stringer and Jen Cloher brought their live music spectacular to the Meeniyan Hall on Friday night. The show continued the series of first class concerts presented by the local volunteers of the Lyrebird Arts Council. Photo: Graeme Wilson.

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Community | Read More »

Dancing makes news

Current affairs: staying true to the newspaper theme of the concert were Lisa Pellin Dancers, back from left, Georgia Anton, Eleanor Scott, Tilly Chalmers, Bella Thorpe, Sasha Chalmers, Laura Richmond and Jackson Patterson. Centre, Cleo Hogan, and front, from left, Tilly Thorpe, Chloe Adkins, Claudia Bolam and Morgan Mitchelson.

LISA Pellin Dancers of Leongatha held their annual performance at Wonthaggi Arts Centre over the weekend. The show was called “Extra, Extra” and explored the world of newspapers, from journalists to paparazzi and weather reporters. Junior, intermediate and senior students took part in the performance, put on by Lisa Pellin.  

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Prints demand admiration


HE has illustrated a book of musician Paul Kelly’s lyrics. Now David Frazer is bringing his renowned prints to Fish Creek’s Gecko Studio Gallery in an exhibition entitled Hanging On. The show opens this Sunday, December 14, between 2pm and 5pm and will continue until January 17. Born in Foster and now living in Castlemaine, […]

December 10th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Top theatre award for Russell


LEONGATHA’S Russell Hemming brought home one of the most prestigious trophies at the Gippsland Associated Theatre awards on Saturday night. Russell won the most outstanding male lead actor for his role as Mickey in Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s Blood Brothers production. Russell was up against some stiff competition, including the very talented Tom Green who played […]

December 10th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Lyric reminisce on 50 years

Original cast: front left, Patrick Lanigan, Bluey Aeschliman, Rodney Emmerson, Anna (Aeschliman) de Bondt, back left, John Watson, Jack Cummins and Daryl Pease were in Lyric’s first performances in 1965.

LYRIC theatre is celebrating 50 years of entertainment this year. The legacy began in July, 1965, with the first ever Lyric production Trial by Jury. Trial by Jury is a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta and – because it was a very short show – the cast started the program with selected excerpts from other musical […]

November 25th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

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