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PHOTOS | Numbers skyrocket for Wimmera eisteddfod

Open Female vocalist  Jessica Durant.

Organisers have been ‘blown away’ by the support for this year’s Wimmera Music Eisteddfod, with a 270-strong line-up preparing to showcase its musical finesse. The competition, returning after a year’s absence, will be at Horsham Town Hall from July 26 to 28. Organising member Venetia Elbourne-Hobbs said a revitalised and diverse program boasting several new […]

Carlos Lopez a man of many talents

COMMITTED: Carlos Lopez is adjusting to his role as Stawell Secondary College principal while pursing his passion for theatre. He will take to the stage as Gomez Addams in a production of the musical comedy The Addams Family by Horsham’s Smart Artz Theatre Company next month. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Stawell Secondary College’s new principal Carlos Lopez is a man of many talents.

Ararat College actors rehearse for Buffy

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION: Ararat College students are busy rehearsing for their production of ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The Musical’ at Ararat Town Hall on August 8 and 9. From left, Zafirah Davies-Harrison, Lauren Bowles, James Mullin, Jack Ward, Mai Nguyen, Caitlin O’Brien and Ashleigh Evans-Schott are part of a cast of about 40 students performing the […]

Art show raises $6000

ARTISTS ON SHOW: Allan McIntyre scans a program at the 42nd Horsham East Rotary Wimmera Art Fair. Megan Lonsdale won ‘best bay’ in show, from runner-up Leanne Onley. Mrs Onley also won best individual artwork. Peter Hill was runner-up. Club president Geoff Eagle said more than $6000 raised at the event would help fund a […]

Nhill nursing home sporting new art

TRADITIONAL ART: The walls of Nhill’s Iona Digby Harris Nursing Home are sporting a brand new piece of artwork courtesy of one of the home’s residents. Norma Long creates unique, striking artworks, many of which are for sale. West Wimmera Health Service chief executive Ritchie Dodds said Ms Long’s creation was an excellent way to […]

Racing, fashion at Apsley

The final touches are being put on preparations for Apsley Racing Club’s annual cup meeting on Sunday.

Ararat College father-daughter duo leads way for High School Spectacular

LEADING THE WAY: Kevin and Lauren Bowles are coordinating Ararat College’s team for the Victorian School Spectacular in September. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

A father-daughter duo will lead Ararat College students as they make their mark ‘in the stars’ at one of Australia’s largest recurring productions. VCE student Lauren Bowles has worked with industry professionals and behind the scenes of the Victorian School Spectacular since first taking part in 2015. Now, she is teaming up her skillset with […]

Ararat Les Mis cast creating history

A ‘bucket-list’ production for many regional actors and audiences alike is set to be the biggest show Ararat Musical Comedy Society has staged.

Stawell photographic exhibition to reflect seasons

Stawell Camera Club and Stawell Uniting Church will host their fifth annual joint art exhibition at Stawell Uniting Church this weekend. Organisers have urged visitors to attend and ‘enjoy a variety of art from a range of artists’ presenting work based on the theme, ‘For Everything There is a Season.’ Organising group spokesman Ian Holwell […]

Wimmera artists get set for another Rotary art fair

Horsham artist Debbie Russell has been entering Horsham East Rotary Wimmera Art Fair on and off for more than 20 years.


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