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PHOTOS | Rockers are ready for Horsham Arts Council’s Rock Of Ages

Chris Versteegan as Lonny in Horsham Arts Council's Rock Of Ages.

Wimmera audiences can jump back into the groove of the 80’s as Horsham Arts Council prepares big hair, big energy and even bigger guitar solos in its latest production.

World-class pilots for Nhill air show

Nhill Air Show plans have had a major boost with confirmation aerobatics pilot and entertainer Paul Bennet will bring his world-class aerobatics team to the show. Internationally renowned Paul Bennet Airshows is managing the November 2 event, which will celebrate the centenary of aviation at Nhill. Mr Bennet has clocked up more than 5000 display-related […]

Much ado in Grampians

Acting company OZACT will return to Heatherlie Quarry in Grampians National Park this weekend to present its annual autumn Shakespeare adventure, this time with a new production of Much Ado About Nothing. OZACT, founded in 1996 by Bruce Widdop to combine Shakespeare’s greatest works with the great outdoors, has made an annual pilgrimage to the […]

PHOTOS| VIDEO | Celebration of music at Rupanyup Dirt Music

Elle Adamson and Ash Teasdale at Rupanyup's Dirt Music Festival.

With a 10th-anniversary milestone on the horizon next year, growing crowds and an ever-increasing line-up of talent, organisers are eager for the future.

Live music booms across the Wimmera

FOR MUSIC AND COMMUNITY: Chad Frost of Banyena, left, and Glenn Dallinger, Glenorchy, are pictured in Banyena Hall in the Wimmera’s east. They are part of an informal alliance also including Ben Gosling of Rainbow and Jarrod Tyler, originally from Rupanyup now Birchip, promoting high-quality acts to small rural venues across the region.

By DEAN LAWSON High-profile contemporary musicians are bobbing up across the Wimmera and southern Mallee and performing to intimate and enthusiastic crowds. Announcements that artists such as Alex Lloyd, The Audreys, Neil Murray and Mick Thomas and the Roving Commission will or have played in far-flung rural localities have caught many fans by surprise. In […]

Wimmera Rockers are ready to rock

Crowds of rockers are set to show punk is not dead for a weekend of rock ‘n’ roll music and dancing.

Sneak preview of Grampians Grape Escape

Preparations are in full swing for next month’s Grampians Grape Escape with organisers busy preparing for up to 30 weekend events and attractions at Halls Gap. Grampians Grape Escape, in its 28th year of celebrating the growth and recognition of the region’s wine, produce and music, is on May 4 and 5. The festival represents […]

Fun for kids at Horsham Youth Festival

YOUTH FESTIVITIES: Horsham teenagers, from left, Montana Crane, 13, Malachy O’Brien, 12, Paris Fiedler and Lucas Scott, both 15, get into the spirit of a Horsham Youth Festival on Sunday. The twilight event at Sawyer Park from 4pm to 8pm, will feature a talent showcase and entertainers such as Kessia Brooke and Melbourne’s DJ Brynny. […]

Andrew Grahame visits the region

Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Andrew Grahame will perform his debut single ‘Make You Stay’ at regional venues across the Easter weekend. The singer will visit Ararat, Stawell and Horsham and will be joined by Kessia Brooke for an April 20 performance at Great Western. Grahame has a strong connection to the region, attending Stawell Secondary College and […]

Horsham Country Music Festival gets lifeline from partners

Horsham Country Music Festival will continue for at least the next three years as part of a new community partnership. Horsham Rural City Council and Horsham Sports and Community Club have joined forces with Horsham Country Music Association and thrown the event a lifeline. Emerging from the partnership is a plan to establish a new committee, […]


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