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Hit and miss with Horsham outdoor Rockfest concert

Getting the ‘formula’ right will be the key for the organiser of last year’s inaugural Horsham Rockfest concert to bring any future big outdoor shows to the Wimmera.

Grampians Music Festival a success

An annual music festival in the heart of the Grampians is likely to keep growing after another big weekend of performances at Halls Gap.

Diverse, light-hearted showcase for Horsham Film Society

Horsham Film Society will launch its 2019 program with a screening of Palestinian comedy-drama Wajib at Horsham Centre Cinema on Monday night. The award-winning film offers a taste of the society’s line-up this year – diverse and lighthearted. Horsham Film Society president Janet Heard encouraged people to join the society and enjoy unique films from […]

Charlegrark draws in country fans

Lake Charlegrark Country Music Marathon organisers believe the event is fast becoming renowned as one of the best country music festivals in Australia. Marathon president John Naylor said the event, which celebrated its 28th year at the weekend, was growing into something special. He said a crowd of between 1000 and 1500 people attended the […]

Country music festival finale primed

Plans are well underway for a big year of country music in Horsham, including next month’s ‘final’ Horsham Country Music Festival. Horsham Country Music Association committee members have been busy working through the schedule, which also includes several dinner and morning shows at Horsham RSL. The music festival, from March 21 to 24 and the […]

Sapphires mishap cancels show

Horsham Town Hall officials hope to reprogram The Sapphires stage production later this year or in 2020 after being forced to cancel the production on Saturday night. Serious safety concerns involving a set for the production forced a last-minute cancellation of the event. Commissioning company Hit Productions formally apologised for the mishap with representative Christine […]

Grampians primed for music festival

Grampians district communities are set to benefit from a significant economic injection this weekend when people from across Victoria gather for Grampians Music Festival.

Extras cast for ‘The Dry’ film production

Wimmera-Mallee residents will soon have an opportunity to see themselves on the big screen as a production crew prepares to begin shooting major film The Dry in the region.

Country stars to line up at Lake Charlegrark Country Music Marathon

A talent-laden line-up of artists will perform at Lake Charlegrark Country Music Marathon in the west Wimmera this weekend. Acts include high-profile country music stars Adam Harvey and the Wolfe Brothers. Other perfumers are Brothers 3, Sandra Humphries, Sandie Dodd, Caitlyn Shadbolt, Fine Form, Graeme Hugo, Rodney Vincent, Gavin Chandler, Rohan Austin, Peter Coad and […]

Mini makers get creative

Pre-school children can create art and craft at free Mini Makers Art Club sessions in Ararat. Sessions, running from 11am to noon, have changed from the first Wednesday to the first Tuesday of each month. Ararat Rural City Council chief executive Tim Harrison said Mini Makers had always been a popular class. He said Ararat […]


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