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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 »

Play time in Foster

Back then: award winners at FAMDA’s 2013 One Act Play Festival, from left, Sean Hand, Brett Hyland, Imogen Martin, John Jennings and Genya Mik (Pop Culture Theatre); Jeanette Dunn, Meg Dunn and Peter Noble (Nuworks Theatre); Alison Drury (manager Foster Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank); Tom Blackburn and Fiona Carter (ARK Theatre); Michael Mace (Adelphi Players); and Edwin Coad (FAMDA president).

A ONE act play festival provides its participants with a friendly competition and its audience with a huge variety of entertainment with comedies and dramas, realistic plays and fantasy. It is a great opportunity for our community to experience theatre by viewing a huge variety of plays close to home and without spending a fortune. […]

August 5th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Artist inspired by South Gippsland

Work of art: Adrian Johnson points out his painting Dunes in the Bunurong.

WONTHAGGI artist Adrian Johnson has an incredible talent for capturing South Gippsland’s beautiful landscapes. He began his painting career in the early ’80s by joining the Wonthaggi Art Group. His pieces can now be viewed in the Wonthaggi Artspace Gallery. He was self taught and developed his own representational and traditional style. As his passion […]

August 5th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Bands count down to battle

Event management: from left, Stephen Loftus and Rebecca Dowthwaite are part of the youth committee which has worked hard to stage this year’s Battle of the Bands.

THE Battle of the Bands, a big night of non-stop music, is hotting up. Four local bands will do battle in the South Gippsland heat on Saturday, August 9 at the Dakers Centre in Leongatha. One of the three judges is John Rhys who was the bass guitarist for the iconic Australian band Men at […]

August 5th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Enjoy Lyric in comfort

Goal reached: a happy moment for Lyric Theatre vice president Ross Garner as he hands over the cheque from Lyric Theatre to a Camatic representative, finalising the purchase of the new seats.

LEONGATHA Lyric Theatre is proud to announce it has new luxurious seats on order in preparation for its next big musical, Blood Brothers in September. Mesley Hall has long needed up-graded seats and Lyric Theatre has stepped up and ordered top of the range seating to provide local theatre-goers with a more comfortable experience. The […]

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

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