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Book reveals Anzacs’ pasts

Lone Pine charge: a brief biography of Private Walter Ernest Fowles of Korumburra/Glen Alvie appears in The Star on March 24.

THE stories of soldiers from the Korumburra district are coming to life in a new book. Tony Moon of Korumburra and his brother Andrew are writing a book that will identify the names on the cenotaph at Korumburra, spanning the First and Second world wars. “That concept has since expanded to telling their stories, from […]

March 24th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Lyric’s “Gypsy” is cast

Gypsy cast: Elly Poletti has been cast as Rose in Leongatha Lyric Theatre's upcoming production of "Gypsy".

LEONGATHA’S Lyric Theatre has finalised the cast for the July musical to be directed by Colin Mitchell. Rehearsals have begun in earnest and are alive with enthusiasm. Major roles are: Rose (Elly Poletti), Herbie (Brad Beach), Louise/Gypsy Rose Lee (Tash Nagle), Dainty June (Janie Gordon), Young Louise (Ashley Geary), Baby June (Bella Kent), Tessie (Nicole […]

March 17th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Stellar cast for “Waratah”

Centre stage: rehearsing for "Waratah the musical" are, from left, Jo Street, Nicole Cooper and Bruce Grainger.

PLAYWRIGHT Chris Dickins has assembled a stellar cast for Waratah, a musical Foster theatre company, FAMDA, will stage in April/May as part of the Prom Coast Seachange Festival. The talented cast includes Nicole Cooper, Bruce Grainger, Joanne Street, Sarah Maclean and Noel Stringer, all of whom have performed regularly with both Leongatha Lyric Theatre and […]

March 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Music at Mossvale

Tubariffic: Will Brusamarello (left) and Nick Beale performed with Wonthaggi Citizens Band at the Music for the People event, held at Mossvale Park on Sunday.

MOSSVALE Park came alive on Sunday, when the annual Music for the People concert returned to the Berrys Creek venue. The event is organised by a dedicated band of volunteers, and funded and supported by the South Gippsland Shire Council. The South Gippsland Brass Band, the Wonthaggi Citizens Band, the South Gippsland Concert Band and […]

February 24th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Art show amazes Korumburra

First place: co-director of the Korumburra art show Marilyn Sim showcases the prizing winning pastel Neath Sheltering Gums, Selville.

KORUMBURRA art show judge Glenn Hoyle was impressed by the standard of artwork exhibited at the opening on Friday night. “I’ve been in the show before and it is very pleasing,” Mr Hoyle said. This was the 38th annual Korumburra art show and a large crowd gathered to view the exhibition in the Federation Art […]

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

Artist explores self in Gecko show

Mind on job: Peter Cole at work in his Venus Bay studio, ahead of his exhibition at Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek.

AFTER 35 years of exhibiting almost exclusively in Sydney, Venus Bay artist Peter Cole is preparing to exhibit in his home state and near his home town, at Fish Creek’s Gecko Studio Gallery. His show is entitled, Peter Cole – The Circus of Life – sculpture, paintings and drawings. Cole has been producing amazing sculptural […]

February 11th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Lyric is ready to celebrate

Prized costume: life member of Lyric Theatre and exhibition curator Colin Mitchell showcases Mary Eagger's costume form the 1980 production Hello Dolly.

LYRIC Theatre Group will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend. Members of the theatre group are looking forward to the cocktail party on Friday night, and will be joined by Lyric Theatre Group founder Lynn Carr. “Lynn will be flying from Brisbane to be with us on the night,” Lyric life member and exhibition […]

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

Never too late to paint

Inspirational story: Wonthaggi artist Kathy West is holding her first solo exhibition after learning to paint 10 years ago.

KATHY West took her first art lesson aged 75. Now she is holding her first solo exhibition. The Wonthaggi artist presents A Reflection of a New Passion, a retrospective exhibition of paintings at the ArtSpace Gallery at Wonthaggi from February 12 to March 9. The show covers diverse subjects, from cathedrals and mirror balls to […]

February 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

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 »

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