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Down to earth music showcase at Rupanyup

Rupanyup’s annual Dirt Music Festival is back for its ninth year and will again celebrate the simplicity of good music, good people and good community atmosphere.

Up close and personal with Anthony Callea

Award-winning singer-songwriter Anthony Callea will get ‘intimate’ with fans during his ‘Unplugged and Unfiltered’ tour.

PHOTOS | Bumper Horsham Country Music Festival prompts hope

Lyall Wheaton closes the curtain on the last Horsham Country Music Festival.

Visiting country music fans expecting Horsham Country Music Festival to continue into the future are already booking their accommodation for next year.

By A Thread team shares circus skills with students

NEW SKILL: Dance students Jarrah Davidson, left, and Nikisha Sonego, right, practice plate spinning with Ellen Grow at a circus skills workshop by the cast of By A Thread at Horsham Town Hall.  Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Regional secondary school students have had a rare opportunity to attend a workshop by some of Australia’s best circus artists. Cast of ‘By a Thread’ ran a circus and acro-dance workshop for years eight, nine and VCE dance classes in Horsham yesterday. Students learned acrobatic and circus skills such as handstands, group balances, juggling, diabolo […]

Kick Up The Atrz young actors in full flight

Horsham’s Kick Up The Artz young performers are ‘full of energy and intensity’ in final preparations for their production of Lord of the Flies. Young actors will take the 1954 novel’s stage-play adaption to Horsham Town Hall on Friday and Saturday. Director Amy Anselmi said the two lead roles, ‘Jack’ and ‘Ralph’, were split between […]

New band Sans Nom promises something different

MIXING IT UP: Members of Sans Nom, from left Dave McMaster, Karen Gebert, Brandi Galpin, Felix Cunningham, Akeyo Matsumoto and Chris Leskie are pictured during rehearsals in Horsham. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

A wave of interest in performing arts across the region has spurred a group of experienced Wimmera musicians to form a new and diverse band. The group, called Sans Nom, which translates to ‘no name’ in French, has been rehearsing for about nine months and is set to take its act across the region and […]

Money for auditorium refurbishment

Ararat Arts Precinct users will be able to enjoy better amenities and a more comfortable theatre experience after funding from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund. Member for Wannon Dan Tehan said he was delighted $25,000 would go to refurbishing Ararat Town Hall auditorium by providing 56 new seats in a balcony section. “Ararat […]

Wimmera Women’s Circus of possibility

Wimmera Women’s Circus members have been tumbling and twirling at community events for years, but the group’s underlying message is one of self-belief and confidence.

VIDEO | Singing for Something at the Bull and Mouth

Wimmera Sing for Something organisers will use all 2019 events to raise money for a fight against brain cancer. Horsham’s Bull and Mouth Hotel hosted the latest singalong. Committee member and ACE Radio Horsham promotions manager Kaycee Bould said about 100 people enjoyed singing along to Neil Diamond’s 1969 classic Sweet Caroline. Horsham musician Simon […]

Entries open for revitalised eisteddfod

REHEARSAL: Horsham singing teacher Lisa Thomas with students Ella Lloyd, Penny Lopez-O’Donnell, Ella Dowling, Cloe Jennings, Rhianna Williams and Zara Nichols. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Musicians from across western Victoria will have a chance to gauge their ability in a competitive environment at a revitalised Wimmera Music Eisteddfod later this year. The eisteddfod is back after a year’s absence and organisers are calling for entries across a broad range of musical disciplines. Wimmera Music Eisteddfod, from July 26 to 28 […]


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