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Interactive art at Ararat gallery

INTERACTIVE ART: Ararat Marian College 2018 VCE and year 10 students collaborated with Wildlife Arts Museum Australia artist Bev Isaac to create a mural for Ararat Art Gallery’s exhibition ‘Animalia Australis’. The mural is currently exhibited in the gallery foyer and visitors of all ages are invited to contribute to its evolution. The gallery is […]

Karen celebrations kick-off a big year for Horsham Town Hall

CELEBRATION: Horsham and Nhill’s Karen communities enjoyed their first Horsham Karen New Year celebration at the weekend. Mu Tar Teo was among performers who took to the Horsham Town Hall stage to showcase traditional dances for hundreds of guests. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

The colour and pageantry of the Wimmera’s Karen population was on full display at Horsham Town Hall’s theatre on Saturday as people celebrated Karen New Year.

PHOTOS: Yoga fun at Horsham Library

Isabel McConnell and teacher Natalie Abrahall enjoying kids yoga at Horsham Library. The library will run another yoga session on Wednesday and a Crazy Craft activity on Thursday.

HOLIDAY FUN: Horsham Library has turned its space into a school holiday fun zone, running a number of children’s workshops throughout January. Last week’s yoga for kids session was a hit, as demonstrated by Isabel McConnell. The library will host another yoga series today and a ‘crazy craft’ activity tomorrow from 10.30am to 11.30am. Participants […]

Ararat’s Dynamic Dance students recognised

Ararat’s Dynamic Dance studio awarded scholarships and hosted end-of-year examinations to conclude its 2018 season. The studio had examinations for both ballet and tap disciplines, with Australian Academy of Theatrical and Ballet Dancing’s Deena Peacock travelling from Melbourne to examine students. More than 77 exams were completed, with students required to learn set exercises to […]

Summer holiday fun at Horsham Town Hall

From the makers of hit show Trash Test Dummies comes a new production of oceanic proportion – and it is headed for Horsham Town Hall. The Splash Test Dummies are ready to roll out their beach towels and spring into a brand new hour of circus-filled hilarity for the whole family on Wednesday next week. […]

PHOTOS | Wimmera Karen community celebrates new year in Horsham

Tha Htoo and Wah Ka Paw from Nhill Karen community perform a Doe Dance at Horsham's first Karen New Years Day celebration at Horsham Town Hall.

A packed Horsham Town Hall helped the Wimmera Karen community bring in the New Year with dance and song. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Momentum builds for final Horsham Country Music Festival

Momentum is building for the 12th and final Horsham Country Music Festival. A committee is preparing for a huge event, ensuring the final festival, from March 21 to 24, is the biggest and best. Festival co-ordinator Lyall Wheaton said interest in the 2019 festival was strong, with many long-term patrons disappointed this would be the […]

Piano teacher Unmani sharing a love of music

GRATEFUL: Horsham piano teacher Unmani, with student Jobe Keating, enjoying the community piano in the city’s central business district. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Horsham piano teacher Unmani has praised the unveiling of a community piano in Horsham’s central business district. The piano was found in a cupboard of the Horsham Art Gallery and restored with help from the Salvation Army and Natimuk Men’s Shed. She said one of her students, Jobe Keating, loved to play it and had […]

Join Karen New Year celebrations in Horsham

Wimmera Karen communities have joined forces to present an inaugural Horsham Karen New Year celebration at the weekend. Event spokesman Htoo Kaw Jah said Happy Karen New Year 2758 at Horsham Town Hall on Saturday would feature a morning of colour, food and celebration. “We’ve previously only had a celebration in Nhill in the region […]

Ararat Musical Comedy Society names Les Misérables cast

Ararat Musical Comedy Society has announced a cast for its 2019 production of Les Misérables. Leading the cast will be Ballarat’s Stephen Armati in the iconic role of Jean Valjean. He comes to Ararat with a wealth of experience and is currently directing Ballarat Lyric Theatre’s production of Jekyll and Hyde. Armati has a long […]


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