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State award for Janie

LEONGATHA’S Janie Gordon was presented with a prestigious Music Theatre Guild of Victoria, the Tony McShanagh Dancer’s Award for her role in Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s 2016 musical Evita, as Peron’s Mistress at the annual Bruce Awards for Excellence 2016 on Saturday night at the Frankston Arts Centre.    

December 13th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Carols to light up Leongatha

TIS the season to be jolly and sing! Carols in the Drome is on again this Saturday, December 10 in Leongatha. This event will showcase the exceptional talent South Gippsland has to offer. Hosted by the much loved local Russell Hemming the night will feature a long list of talented guest soloists including Kerryn Lockhart, […]

December 6th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Country music thrills seniors

EASY listening and country music was enjoyed at the Leongatha Dakers Centre on Friday afternoon. The Howie Brothers, Wayne Horsburgh and Gill Delaney entertained an audience of more than 100 people from 1pm. Senior Citizens Club secretary Ian Rasmussen said the musicians had a big following in South Gippsland and many people were excited to […]

November 29th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Carols in Leongatha draws closer

IT’S that time of year again and preparations are well underway for the annual Carols in the Drome concert in Leongatha. So keep the date, Saturday, December 10 free a night where the whole community comes together. The event will once again be hosted by the much loved local Russell Hemming with an even longer […]

November 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

New faces front for combined auditions

    SOME 150 people including lots of new faces turned up for Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s recent Miss Saigon and Chicago information session at the State Coal Mine.   Both shows will be staged in 2017 with Miss Saigon opening on May 27 for 12 shows and Chicago opening August 19 for 12 shows.   […]

November 15th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Fly the flag for Lennie

GET on board the fundraising campaign for a Lennie Gwyther statue in Leongatha and support the upcoming event featuring Greg Champion of the Coodabeens. The fundraising night organised by the Leongatha Chamber of Commerce and Industry takes place on Saturday, November 19 at 7.30pm at the Leongatha Grandstand Function rooms. Another highlight of the fundraising […]

November 15th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Historical home opens its doors

TULLAREE Homestead is reopening its doors for the first time since 2009. The open days will be held at the mansion – located at 90 McRae Road, Buffalo – on December 3 and 4 from 10am until 5pm. The long and colourful history of the Lady of the Swamp still holds a great deal of […]

November 8th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

School brings Lennie legend to life

  THE story of a young boy and his horse accomplishing a phenomenal feat touched Australians in 1932. Last Tuesday and Thursday, the same story moved South Gippslanders again when Leongatha Primary School performed the musical production, Lennie The Legend: 600 Miles to Sydney in Leongatha’s Mesley Hall. Written by Roz Girvan and Janie Humphreys […]

October 25th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Fete excitement at St Laurence’s

  THE St Laurence’s Primary School/Parish fete is back on for 2016. This year’s fete will be held this Saturday, October 22, from 9am until 1pm, at the Leongatha school. “After a year’s hiatus, there has been enough parish and school support to get this key fundraising and community engagement activity back on the calendar,” […]

October 18th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

African Drumming comes to Leongatha

  LEONGATHA Community House is delighted to host a workshop featuring performers from the acclaimed Melbourne-based ensemble, African Drumming. The ensemble completes its 2016 Gippsland tour in Leongatha this Friday, October 14 with this interactive workshop for children aged 8-13 years. Traditional African percussion instruments, including Djembe drums, combine with bass drums and shakers to […]

October 11th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

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