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Lyrics win entry into country music awards

A SOUTH Gippsland band is a finalist in a songwriting competition in the heart of country music in Australia: Tamworth in New South Wales. Souly Us – the group of Kate Appleyard and Ben Mawdsley – is a finalist in two categories of the Tamworth Songwriters Association (TSA) Songwriting Competition every year. The group is […]

December 31st, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Wonderland at Mesley Hall

MORE than 50 children from across South Gippsland were involved in an exciting performance incorporating film, dance and music called Alice in Venus. Created as a pilot program by Venus Film and Dance Performing Arts for the second stage of an ongoing project to develop regional children’s performing arts touring company, the show at Mesley […]

December 18th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Lyric tackles childhood anxiety

GO Away Mr Worrythoughts was a book written and illustrated by Nicky Johnston from her experience as a mother of a child with anxiety. A play was then created from the book, and tells of the boy Bayden being crippled by worries, spoken to him by the frightening puppet head Mr Worrythoughts. This scary creature […]

December 11th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Tickets now on sale for Mossvale summer special

COOL green lawn rolls forever at Mossvale Park for Summer Nights on Saturday, January 5, 2019. One hundred year old trees throw a glorious canopy of dappled sunshade over your picnic rug. You can see the stage from here. You can hear every note. If you were expecting the usual summer music festival panic, welcome […]

December 4th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Harpist to feature at Christmas concert

THE South Gippsland Singers are delighted to announce this year’s offering, titled Our Christmas Concert, will once again feature the group’s much-loved harpist, Pietra Dekker. She will accompany the choir when they sing three songs from Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, then play a segment of solo pieces – an experience to savour. Pietra […]

November 27th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Woorayl’s monster fundraiser fete

LEONGATHA’S Woorayl Lodge opens its doors to the local community and welcomes all to attend its annual fete at the lodge, next Saturday, November 24, from 9am to 1pm. Cakes, produce, plants, crafts, a white elephant stall and books are all on offer. Scrumptious delights include Dutch favourites Olie Bollen donuts, together with a Devonshire […]

November 20th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Winery hosts Oaks Day style

THE glamour and elegance of Oaks Day came to Inverloch last Thursday when Dirty Three Wines and Events by Kate hosted an afternoon of frivolity. The event at the winery featured entertainment by Mauz and Olly of Wonthaggi (Maureen Alford and Leigh Owens), and grazing food by Lime and Co. An intimate gathering relished the […]

November 13th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Community | Read More »

Artists shine in 11th show

THIRTY three local artists are currently showcasing their work in Leongatha. The 11th annual Leongatha Art Show officially opened in Bair Street on Saturday afternoon. The show will run until November 24, open every day from 10am to 4pm. Artist Florence Crighton established the art show to give her students in the Leongatha Painters Group […]

November 13th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Family focus at rose spectacular

A NEW family focus is coming to the annual Leongatha rose spectacular. The show is set to be held this Friday and Saturday at Leongatha’s Memorial Hall. For almost 50 years, the Rose Spectacular has been more than a beautiful flower show; it’s a hub of community activity. Now with the inclusion of a Kiddies […]

November 6th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Bands enchant at church’s Spring Concert

THE music of Scotland, Ireland and Andrew Lloyd Webber filled St Joseph’s Catholic Church at Korumburra on Sunday, when two talented bands performed admirably. South Gippsland Concert Band and South Gippsland Shire Brass Band played at the church’s Spring Concert to a crowd of more than 50 appreciative music lovers. The concert is the third […]

October 30th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Community | Read More »

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