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Ararat primed for shows

From daring circus feats to moving works of drama, puppet shows for children, live music, comedy shows and jazz, the 2019 Ararat Town Hall program has something for everyone. The program will start on March 13 with the first of this year’s free midday concerts, The Hoffman’s Variety Show. Next up will be circus-performance show […]

DYLANesque heading to Horsham

Bob Dylan tribute act DYLANesque will play at Horsham’s Bull and Mouth Hotel next month on the way to South Australia for Adelaide Fringe. The group will recreate Dylan’s 1986 concert tour with Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks, playing hits such as Hard Rain, Like a Rolling Stone, Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door, Stop Draggin’ My […]

Leo Sayer to ‘Dance the night away’ in Horsham

Some of us are probably a little unsure whether they ‘know they can dance’ but plenty would still love ‘one-man bands’ and might argue they still have ‘thunder in their heart’.

It’s all in the words for Jean Darnell

Horsham amateur songwriter Jean Darnell has had official recognition for her lyrical efforts by winning a major award at Tamworth. Mrs Darnell won Gospel Song of the Year at Tamworth Songwriters Association’s 2019 Songwriters Salute. Mrs Darnell said she had penned the song ‘Part of our Father’s Plan’ in the 1990s and had taken it […]

Film producers surveying region

Producers of the film The Dry are yet to officially confirm Minyip as a filming location despite months of speculation they will use the town’s Club Hotel. In December, The Weekly Advertiser reported a production crew had been in discussions with the hotel’s owner about the possibility of filming in the town. The hotel gained […]

Sing for Something success to go Wimmera wide

SING ALONG: Wimmera entertainer Simon ‘Skuzz’ Skurrie leads a Sing For Something crowd at Horsham’s Exchange Hotel as part of a fight against brain cancer. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

A project designed to provide a platform to help people generate momentum for projects and special causes will go Wimmera-wide.

PHOTOS: Splash Test Dummies splash down in Horsham

The Splash Test Dummies entertained Wimmera children at Horsham Town Hall as the school holidays wind down. Jamie Bretman.

FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT: Jamie Bretman from The Splash Test Dummies engages with a young Horsham Town Hall audience as part of school holiday activities. The Splash Test Dummies went from ‘bathtubs to beaches’ during the show, combining circus acts and magic tricks during a performance last week. Victorian children return to school this week after a […]

Ararat artist Geoff Todd humbled by Australia Day honour

HONOUR: Ararat artist Geoff Todd, AM.

Ararat-based sculptor and artist Geoff Todd will add to an impressive list of personal accolades when he is recognised as a Member of the Order of Australia today for his service to the visual arts.

Voices to join in song to fight brain cancer

SING FOR A CAUSE:  Ange Stephens, Cindy Hammond, Simon ‘Skuzz’ Skurrie and Kaycee Bould get ready for Sing For Something on January 28 at the Exchange Hotel.

The Wimmera will, literally, add its voice to a fight against brain cancer at a major gathering at Horsham’s Exchange Hotel on Monday afternoon. Community organisers of the first Sing For Something event in the region have declared an open invitation for anyone to join them in the hotel’s beer garden for a mass money-raising […]

Brenda Wellman starts as Horsham Regional Art Gallery director

Experienced visual arts professional Brenda Wellman is Horsham Regional Art Gallery’s new director. Ms Wellman, who replaces Adam Harding, brings more than 15 years of experience in visual art exhibitions and programs to regional audiences, to the role. She has worked at National Exhibition Touring Support Victoria, the Art Gallery of Ballarat and Albury Regional […]


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