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Battle of the Bands


FREEZA offers young people into music, particularly those into making it, an amazing opportunity to strut their talent on stage in front of their peers. The local heat of the Battle of the Bands competition is at the Dakers Centre in Leongatha on Saturday night, August 9. Organisers hope it will feature as many as […]

July 8th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Market just blooming

Magical spot: Kurinda Rose Nursery brings the appeal of roses to the Coal Creek Farmers’ Market this Saturday.

T MIGHT be the school holidays, but if you’re a gardener, there’s no such thing as time off. There’s always something that needs planting or pruning. If you find roses a prickly plant to tackle, join the market-goers at the Coal Creek Farmers Market, Korumburra, this Saturday and learn the art of pruning the roses […]

July 8th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Community | Read More »

Bugsy arrives in Foster

At rehearsal: ready to star in Bugsy Malone is Taliya Barker (left) of Rockenspiele fame who plays Bugsy Malone’s girlfriend, Blousey Brown. Third from the right is Leuca Maclean, the hero, Bugsy.
The amazing costumes and spectacular set are under wraps until opening night, Friday, July 11.

FROM the mean streets of New York 1929 to the mean streets of Foster 2014, Bugsy Malone is about to arrive in town. Bugsy, a man about town living in the dangerous streets of the prohibition era 1920s, finds himself in the middle of a gang war between Fat Sam Stacetto and Dandy Dan fighting […]

July 8th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Bugsy to delight kids and adults


FAMDA is busy preparing to stage the musical Bugsy Malone which is billed as ideal school holiday entertainment. Bugsy Malone is a parody of early American gangster films and American musicals, but uses only child actors. Movie director Alan Parker created the concept and the script out of a desire to make a film which […]

July 1st, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Exhibition reflects journey

Creating, socialising: some of the members of Mandy Gunn’s Art Group now exhibiting at Meeniyan Art Gallery, from left, Barb Fuller, Jill Butterfield, Deb Bray, Helen Harrison, Suzanne Brandenberger and Marg Windisch. Also exhibiting are Helen Mackenzie, Elizabeth Landy, June Stahle and Robin Stevens.

SOME six years ago, a group of mainly women from the Cape Liptrap/Walkerville area began to meet for classes at the studio of Tarwin Lower artist Mandy Gunn. Now that group has 13 members who meet every Friday morning. Ten are represented in this their second exhibition in the Access Gallery at Meeniyan. Points of […]

July 1st, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Art refuses to stay still

Painter at heart: Toora artist Pam Donnellan works on a piece of art in her studio, surrounded by inspiration and things that make her happy.

TOORA seems to be one of those towns that attracts creative people. The Toora Village Studio Gallery and the Toora Village Artist Collective are proof of that. Collective member Pam Donnellan was attracted first to Mount Best in 2008 and now with her partner, Robert Haydon who is also an artist, lives in Toora. “As […]

June 24th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Come laugh with Col

Funny man: comedian Col Elliott will bring his entertaining stories to the Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club.

COL Elliott promises plenty of new material and surprises for his show at the Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club on Friday, July 4. But the Australian comedy icon will not promise to be politically correct. “It’s all true blue Aussies humour at its best,” he said. Promoting both the recent re-release of the double CD set COL-FESSIONS, […]

June 24th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Photo show marks milestone

Through lens: photographer Ken Fraser is now exhibiting at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum.

KEN Fraser’s passion for photography began when he was given a camera for his 21st birthday. To celebrate his 50th birthday, the Inverloch man has staged an exhibition of some 220 of his favourite images. Moments in Time is at the Community Gallery at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, Korumburra, throughout June. “Living in […]

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

Taste the flavours of Loch


THIS Queen’s Birthday weekend will offer something for everyone at the 7th annual Loch Village Food and Wine Festival. The 2014 festival features food and wine tastings, food demonstrations, an apple pie cook off competition, animal farm nursery, magician, music and vintage car exhibition. The exciting new format will ensure this already successful event will […]

June 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Last hurrah

Young talent: Montana Kranen and Lily Bright take a bow during the Fair Day talent show.

FISH Creek enjoyed one of the busiest days in town for 20 years, when the Tea Cosy Festival’s Fair Day was held on May 24. More than 400 people attended the exhibition and there was non-stop entertainment with a magician, street performers, singers (including the McCrackens and Bec’s Boney Boners), dancers, and the South Gippsland […]

June 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

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