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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 »

Information evening well supported

Seeking information: from left, Louise Adkins with her daughter, Lyric president Glenda Smith, Ann Hemming, and Lindy Waldron discuss the show.

A LARGE turnout of prospective cast and crew turned out on Sunday evening to hear about upcoming Leongatha Lyric Theatre show Gypsy. Lyric president Glenda Smith, who introduced the speakers, was delighted with the turnout. Those attending included a number of current and new faces to the theatre scene, with auditions to be held this […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Stockyard Gallery canvases artists

Art prize: Stockyard Gallery in Foster invites artists to get busy for the Life Aquatic Small Canvas Exhibition and Competition in January 2015.

THE Life Aquatic Small Canvas Exhibition and Competition will open on Friday, January 23 at Stockyard Gallery and canvases are now available at five venues. Artists and hobbyists have until January to create their portrayal of the theme for 2015 – ‘impressions of coastal life in South Gippsland’. An official Life Aquatic 2014 canvas will […]

November 4th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

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 »

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