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Sublime spring exhibition

Like his ancestor: John sits painting in a small Dutch village during filming of their documentary about Vincent van Gogh.

ARAWATA’S Mayfield Gallery will be celebrating the glory of warmer weather in South Gippsland with the opening of its latest exhibition Springtime. Opening this Saturday (October 10), Di and John Koenders will showcase their latest masterpieces throughout spring until Tuesday, November 3. Situated on a historic and picturesque farming property, Mayfield Gallery surrounds visitors with […]

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

Triple Treat delights audiences

Local talent: from left: young actors from Foster based Tribe Theatre and Education performed Vincent in Triple Treat Plus One on Saturday. They are, from left, Cas Maclean, Taliya Barker, Camille Wanstall, Ben Fletcher and Amy Tudor.

LEONGATHA was treated to four one act plays presented in Triple Treat Plus One over last week. The plays were Castaway presented by Tribe Theatre and Education and written by Chris Dickens, Skeletons in the Closet presented by Leongatha Lyric Theatre and written by Michael Street, This Almost Joy presented by Pop Culture Theatre and […]

September 29th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Fiddler hit high note

The best in the village: from left, Charli, Sky, Elley, Justin, Jess, Chris, Stephanie, Joey, Rhianne and Toby took to the stage to perform Fiddler on the Roof Jr at Chairo Christian School Leongatha last Friday to an astounded audience.

FAMILIES and friends flocked to Chairo Christian School Leongatha to see the school’s production of Fiddler on the Roof Jr last Friday. The first production staged by the school, Fiddler included students from all year levels take to the stage to sing the classic tunes If I Were a Rich Man and Matchmaker, Matchmaker. Director […]

September 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

History to meet fiction at festival

Stage to pen: David Tattersall will talk about his history of Leongatha’s Lyric Theatre, Fifty Years of Theatre, at the Coal Creek Literary Festival. He is pictured with former Lyric actress Julie MacLean at the book’s launch in February this year.

FOR those wanting an insight into Lyric Theatre, and its long and successful history, David Tattersall’s presentation at next month’s Coal Creek Literary Festival is a must. To mark the 50th anniversary of the Lyric Theatre, David has written its history, Fifty Years of Theatre. It follows on from his The Roar of the Greasepaint, […]

September 8th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Electrifying show sells out

Local stars: the cast and crew brought the magic of the classical tale to life, with Helena Brew (left) playing Sandy Dumbrowski alongside Lachlan Moore as Danny Zuko – the show’s leads.

LEONGATHA Secondary College’s Grease opened to a sold out crowd at Mesley Hall last Friday as the school put on its first production in 14 years. The 42 strong cast belted out the seminal hits We Go Together and Summer Loving to a crowd of 150 people in the first performance of the two week […]

September 1st, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Newhaven showcases Island wonders

Oompa Loompa duo: Ruby Stubbles and Nellie Stewart-Walters enjoyed performing in Newhaven

  ISLAND Dreaming, the latest production staged by Newhaven College Middle School last Wednesday night, took the audience on an exhilarating romp around Phillip Island.   The wonders of Phillip Island and its diverse flora and fauna were revealed by Katie the Koala, expertly played by Charlotte Brewis who led the two visiting Melbourne children […]

August 25th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

FAME aglow on stage

Leading roles: ready for Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College’s production of FAME Jr on Saturday were, back, from left, Jeremy Attwell, Jessica Sara, Morgan Mitchelson, Callum Missen, Shae Kyle and Jaive McKeown; middle, Noah Dummet-Strentz; front, from left, Georgia Riseley, Adam Turner, Janie Gordon, Alliza Miel, Harriet Steenholdt, Chloe Adkins and Jacob Beck.

MARY MacKillop Catholic Regional College’s production of FAME Jr was a resounding success at the weekend. The Leongatha college stage three performances to packed houses at the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre. Production director Laura Maranty was over the moon with the success of the opening night. “The first night was fantastic with amazing feedback. […]

August 18th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Dance central

Pretty in pink: back from left, Lisa Pellin Dancers Claudia Leys, Chloe Fox, Siobhan Cooper, Emily Bowcher and Maya Williams and front from left, Taya Cameron, Indily Francis and Chloe Giliam were ready to dance at the Great Southern Star Eisteddfod on Saturday.

THE Great Southern Star Eisteddfod was a smashing success last weekend with dancers flocking to Leongatha to take the stage. The sixth annual eisteddfod was held at Mesley Hall from Friday, August 7 to Sunday August 9. After entries filled the program within two weeks of applications, the eisteddfod committee prepared for a massive weekend. […]

August 10th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

One Act Play Festival this weekend


A ONE Act Play Festival is a little like a film festival. It provides the opportunity to see a huge variety of plays in a competition where each play is staged only once. FAMDA is about to stage its fifteenth one act play festival from August 7-9 at the Foster Arts Centre with more than […]

August 4th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Australasian dance domination

Pas de hooray: from left, Morgan Bolam, Jonti Westaway, Morgan Mitchelson and Sioban Cooper all smiles back at Lisa Pellin Dancers studio after their win at the Australian Teachers of Dance Australasian Energertiks Scholarships.

LISA Pellin Dancers conquered centre stage at the Australian Teachers of Dance Australasian Energertiks Scholarships on Friday, July 17. Students from the Leongatha dance school travelled to perform at the prestigious competition held at the Clocktower Centre in Melbourne after having qualified with impeccable scores at the state-level competition. LPD principal, Lisa Pellin says it […]

July 28th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

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