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On the road with Bruce

Ararat Town Hall will be on the road later this month, taking the show ‘Bruce’ to Moyston Community Hall. Ararat Rural City Council chief executive Tim Harrison said each year the town hall program endeavoured to include several shows in other towns in the municipality to share the magic of live performance with residents. He […]

PHOTOS | Ararat Musical Comedy Society’s Les Miserables to hit the stage

Beggars in Ararat Musical Comedy Society's Les Miserables.

Ararat Musical Comedy Society will present eight performances of musical Les Misérables at Ararat Town Hall from Saturday night until June 30.

Storytellers make permanent mark

AUTHOR: Dale Baker reads his book ‘Arty Farty Marty’ to children at Horsham Library as part of the 2019 Art is... festival. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Former Horsham resident Dale Baker is the first of seven authors to have a book immortalised on a Trees Tell Tall Tales Trail in Horsham. The author and art teacher will have an interactive plaque dedicated to his book Arty Farty Marty on a river redgum tree at Horsham’s Apex Adventure Island. The Trees Tell […]

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 […]


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