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This summary is extracted from the RCoW E-Newsletter “Cultural Capers”. If you would like to subscribe please email m.mcgann@wangaratta.vic.gov.au indicating your request. For event details, Click here to be transferred to the RCoW web page.

What’s on around Wangaratta

– Life’s A Stitch (Textile Exhibition) 17 June – 16 July 2006.
– Eddie Kneebone: Bones of Contention (Art Exhibition) 8 June – 8 July 2006.
– Ben Winkelman Trio (Live Jazz Music) 15 June 2006.
– Urban Elements (Art Installation) 16 June – 17 July 2006.
– Mt Buffalo After the Fires (Photography Exhibition) 17 June – 2 July 2006.
– Concert of Sacred Music (Choral Concert) 17 June 2006.
– A Feast of Art (Art Prize & Exhibition) 8 – 17 September 2006.
– Word On the Street (Youth Art Exhibition Calling for Entries) 1 August 2006.
– Illustrator Visit (Library School Holiday Program) 21 June 2006.
– Autumn International Film Festival (Multicultural Film) 23 June 2006.
– Choir of Trinity College (Live Choral Music) 23 June 2006.
– Stitched Up Textile Festival (Textile Festival) 24 June – 16 July 2006.
– Exploring Natural Fibres (Textile Art Exhibition) 24 June – 16 July 2006.
– Anna Bienvenu Photographic Gallery (Art Exhibitions) 10 June- 20 July 2006.
– Home? An Exhibition by Bridget Nicholson (Textile Art Exhibition) 24 June – 16 July 2006.
– The Adventures of Peter Rabbit (Live Children’s Theatre) 1 July 2006.
– Regional Arts Fund Information Sessions (Arts Funding Information) 4 – 13 July 2006
– Beat the Winter Blues and Jazz (Music Festival) 7 – 9 July 2006.
– Winter Warming Melodies with Kate Grealy (Live Music) 7 July 2006.
– Robert Jacks Drawing Prize (Visual Art Prize) 7 July 2006.
– Freeza Central Music Industry Workshops (Vocational Workshop) 11 July 2006.
– Picasso: Love & War Bus Trip (NGV Exhibition) 17 July 2006.
– Gourmet Chocolate Tour (Gourmet Food Tour) 19 July 2006.
– Artists In School Session (Arts Funding Information Session) 20 July 2006.
– The Bush Undertaker & The Drover’s Wife (Live Theatre) 22 July 2006.
– Masterclass Dinner Series (Fine Dining) 16 May – 5 September 2006.
– In the Realm of the Senses (Touring Short Film Festival) 29 July 2006.
– Literary Lunch with Kate Grenville (Writer’s Talk) 29 July 2006.
– Cathedral Music (Live Music Series) 19 May – 17 December 2006.
– Beechworth Drum Circle (Community Music) Every Thursday.
– Bookchat (Informal Book Group) 2nd Thursday of the Month.

LIFE’S A STITCH – WORK BY THE NORTH EAST EMBROIDERER’S GUILD
Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery, 56 Ovens Street, Wangaratta. 17 June – 16 July 2006.
Coinciding with the 2006 Stitched Up Textile Festival, Life’s a Stitch features a variety of textile artworks that have been created by members of the North East Embroiderers Guild. For further information contact the Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery on 5722 0865 or d.mangan@wangaratta.vic.gov.au

EDDIE KNEEBONE (1947 – 2005): BONES OF CONTENTION
Wodonga Art Space, Lawrence Street Wodonga. 8 June – 8 July 2006.
This exhibition features paintings from the last body of work completed in December 2005, by the late Eddie Kneebone as an Artist in Residence at Wodonga Institute of TAFE. Eddie, a passionate and important Indigenous role model, elder artist and storyteller believed “that painting the past 100 years of early contact, conflict and settlement within the North East region, rather than writing it in several volumes would provide greater impact on the observer of all ages”. The story as told by Eddie involves 33 canvases, painted in naive simplistic style. For further information contact the Art Space on 02 6022 9600.

JAZZ ALBURY WODONGA – BEN WINKELMAN TRIO
The Jazz Basement, Elgins Hotel, Elgin Boulevard, Wodonga. Thursday 15 June 2006.
Diverse, dynamic, hard-hitting, free-thinking… the Ben Winkelman Trio is a contemporary jazz piano trio that draws on diverse influences, which range from Herbie Hancock to Jelly Roll Morton, Brazilian music, Afro-Cuban music, gospel and Bartok. This performance is part of a national tour to launch the trio’s CD “Stomps, Pieces & Variations”. Tickets are $15 and $10 concession and available at the door.

URBAN ELEMENTS: AN INSTALLATION BY GITTA AMOR
Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery, 56 Ovens Street, Wangaratta. 16 June – 17 July 2006.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to enjoy such an innovative and beautiful use of recycled materials with this installation of baskets created using disused electric blanket elements. Weaved using a variety of techniques and stitches the baskets create an interesting an unique installation. For further information contact the Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery on 5722 0865 or d.mangan@wangaratta.vic.gov.au.

LIFE’S A STITCH – WORK BY THE NORTH EAST EMBROIDERER’S GUILD
Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery, 56 Ovens Street, Wangaratta. 17 June – 16 July 2006
Coinciding with the 2006 Stitched Up Textile Festival, Life’s a Stitch features a variety of textile artworks that have been created by members of the North East Embroiderers Guild. For further information contact the Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery on 5722 0865 or d.mangan@wangaratta.vic.gov.au.

MT BUFFALO AFTER THE FIRES – PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION
Mt Buffalo Chalet, Mt Buffalo. 17 June – 2 July 2006.
A fascinating exhibition of now historical images by Anna Bienvenu of
the Mt Buffalo National Park featuring three winters since the
devastating fires of 2003. Following the devastation and re-growth of
the National Park over the last three years, this exhibition includes
stunning images of how nature survives regardless of the devastation.

WANGARATTA CHORISTERS 21ST ANNIVERSARY CONCERT OF SACRED MUSIC
Holy Trinity Cathedral, Cnr Docker and Ovens Streets Wangaratta. Saturday 17 June 2006
Celebrating their 21st Anniversary, the Wangaratta Choristers will be presenting the Sacred Music Concert featuring premiere performances of several works including Rheinberger’s magnificent ‘Cantus Missae’, Mendelssohn’s ‘Ave Maria’ and ‘Tantum Ergo Sacramentum’ by Faure. Part of the 2006 Tickets are just $20 or $15 concession and can be purchased by contacting Sally Harrison on 5721 2059.

A FEAST OF ART – CALLING FOR ENTRIES
Historic Oxley Town Hall, Snow Road Oxley.
Entries Close 1 September, Exhibition 8 – 17 September 2006.

Presented by the Milawa Gourmet Region, this inaugural exhibition is offering a first prize of $2000 and a peoples choice award valued at $500. Works must be 2 dimensional and can be constructed from any medium. Entry fee is $25 with works subject to a selection panel. For further information or to obtain an entry form telephone 5727 1528 or email spindrift10@bigpond.com.

…WORD ON THE STREET YOUTH ART EXHIBITION – CALLING FOR ENTRIES
The Workshop Space, 56 Ovens Street Wangaratta (Behind the Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery)
Entries Close 1 August 2006, Exhibition 6 -10 September 2006.

The word on the street is that young people aged between 12 and 25 should get their art together and submit an entry for the …word on the street Youth Art Exhibition. Artworks can be digital media, paintings, drawings, textile, sculpture, graphic design, ceramics, jewellery design or mixed media. Awards will be presented in three age groups including 12 – 15yrs, 16 – 20yrs and 21 – 25yrs. Entry is free so the only limit is your imagination. For further information contact Maz McGann on 5722 0762 or m.mcgann@wangaratta.vic.gov.au

ILLUSTRATOR VISIT TO WANGARATTA LIBRARY
Wangaratta Library, Ely Street Wangaratta.Wednesday 21 June 2006 at 3pm.
As part of the Library’s school holiday program, Children’s book author, Kevin Burgemeestre will be visiting the Wangaratta Library. For further information contact the library on 5721 2366.

NEMA AUTUMN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2006.
Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE Auditorium, Docker Street Wangaratta.
Friday 23 June 2006 6.30pm.

Vlemma Tou Odyssea (Ulysses Gaze) starring Harvey Keitel, Maia Morgensten and Erland Josephson will be presented in Greek with English subtitles. Sponsored by the North East Multi Cultural Association (NEMA) the evening includes a fantastic Greek supper. Cost is a gold coin donation with further information available by telephoning 0416-132342.

CHOIR OF TRINITY COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Holy Trinity Cathedral, Cnr Docker and Ovens Streets Wangaratta.
Friday 23 June 2006 at 8pm.

Part of the 2006 Cathedral Music Program The Choir of Trinity College is conducted by Michael Leighton Jones and has gained great regard both in Australia and overseas through both performance and recordings. During the University holidays the choir will make a stop-over in Wangaratta on route to Canberra to help Wangaratta Choristers celebrate their 21st anniversary, and include them as guests in their performance. Tickets at the door $20 or $15. A brochure giving details of the full Cathedral Music Program, can be obtained from Margaret Brickhill, phone (03) 5721 6523; email margaret.brickhill@thecentre.vic.edu.au

STITCHED UP TEXTILE FESTIVAL
Wangaratta, Whorouly, Oxley, Milawa, Beechworth and Eldorado.
24 June – 16 July 2006

Yes its that time of year again – The 2006 Stitched Up Textile Festival is back with a fantastic program for lovers of all things textile. Highlights of this year’s program include the fantastic displays at the Wangaratta Airport Pavilion, which is the main festival venue, “The Great Apron Quest” heritage exhibition at the Wangaratta Visitor Information Centre the usual amazing display of children’s artwork in the Post Office Arcade. There is lots to see and do with workshops and displays all over the region including patchwork and embroidery workshops at Pangerang Community House and Felting and Millinery workshops at Shades of Art. For further information contact the festival hotline on 1300 795 999 or check out the festival website http://www.stitchedupfestival.com.

EXPLORING NATURAL FIBRES
Wandana Gallery, 91 Mackay Street Eldorado.
24 June – 16 July 2006.

Am exhibition of works in wool, silk, cotton, leather and paper by Sandra Godfrey, Jan Clements and Maureen Hearn. Presented in conjunction with the 2006 Stitched Up Textile Festival. Wandana is open from 10 – 4pm daily during the festival. For further information contact Sandra on 5725 1342 or Jan on 02 6027 1533.

ANNA BIENVENU PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY – EXHIBITIONS
Milawa Mustards, Old Emu Inn, The Crossroads, Milawa.
10 June – 20th July 2006

An exhibition by Anna Bienvenu (Mother Mustard) of over 20 humorous photographic collages featuring staff, family & friends celebrations over the past 11 years. Also on show paintings by the very talented Laurie Tiffin in her first exhibition in this area.
24 June – 16 July 2006.
Behind Closed Doors – “2006 Stitched Up Textile Festival”, a delightful display of varied art & craft forms created by the very talented Mustard family, after mustard hours over the past year. For further information contact Milawa Mustards on 5727 3202.

HOME – AN EXHIBITION BY BRIDGET NICHOLSON
The Muse Gallery of Milawa, Milawa Cheese Factory, Factory Road Milawa.
Saturday 24 June – 16 July 2006.

To celebrate Wangaratta’s annual ‘Stitched Up’ Textiles Festival, The Muse Gallery and the Milawa Cheese Factory, are presenting ‘Home’ – an exhibition of contemporary textiles by artist Bridget Nicholson. Bridget will be exhibiting sculptural works made of felt, produced over
the last 18 months. These extraordinary works comprise a series of felt ‘cocoons’ which hang from the ceiling and are of varying sizes: some are large enough for animals and children to climb into, while others are big enough for an adult to occupy. Having completed her Masters
studies, Bridget has a forthcoming artist-in-residence at Gunnedah. She has recently exhibited at the SheppARTon Festival, and Moreland Sculpture Show in Melbourne. Her work is held in the Bundanon Trust Collection at the residence of the late Australian artist, Arthur Boyd.
For further information contact the Muse Gallery on 5727 3599. Commencing at 2pm on Saturday 24 June the official opening will be presented by June Brown of the Milawa Cheese Company and include a talk by the artist.

THE ADVENTURES OF PETER RABBIT – BASED ON BOOKS BY BEATRIX POTTER
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Cnr Ford and Ovens Streets Wangaratta.
Saturday 1 July 2006, 11am & 2pm.
From Australia’s leading Director of Musical Theatre for children including Possum Magic, the Magic Faraway Tree, Pinocchio and last year’s roaring success Puff the Magic Dragon comes this delightful stage musical to celebrate the world’s most lovable little bunny. Tickets are just $10 for children and $2 for adults and can be purchased from Edgar’s Newsagency, Murphy Street Wangaratta. For further information contact Rural City of Wangaratta Performing Arts Coordinator, Karen Mullavey on 5722 0737 or k.mullavey@wangaratta.vic.gov.au

REGIONAL ARTS FUND INFORMATION SESSIONS
Beechworth, Shepparton, Yea and Benalla
4 – 13 July 2006.
The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government Initiative supporting the arts in regional, remote and very remote / isolated Australia. Managed in Victoria by Regional Arts Victoria, the fund aims to provide financial support for individuals and groups developing cultural and arts based projects. The information sessions will provide details on the funding criteria and useful information that will help you prepare an application. Applications close Monday 14 August 2006. For further information or to organised individual appointments contact David Briggs, Regional Arts Development Team Leader on 5721 4766 or dbriggs@rav.net.au.
Shepparton – Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE, 5.30pm Tuesday 4 July 2006..
Beechworth – Indigo Shire Hall, 6pm Thursday 6 July 2006.
Benalla – Benalla Performing Arts and Conference Centre, 5.30pm Tuesday 11 July 2006.
Yea – Yea Community House, 5.30pm Thursday 13 July 2006.

BEAT THE WINTER BLUES & JAZZ FESTIVAL
Milawa Gourmet Region – Various Locations – 7 – 9 July 2006.
Great music, wonderful food, fabulous wine, spectacular place – a perfect weekend. Escape from the cold and get grooving with the Milawa Gourmet Region Beat the Winter Blues and Jazz Festival. A huge line up of great music and fine food is on offer including The Night Owls, Dave Steele and the Welcome Wagon and the Glenn Doig Trio & Jill Desiree. Venues are located throughout the Milawa – Oxley Gourmet region with Brown Brothers, John Gehrig Winery, Sam Miranda Winery, Rose Hill Estate Wines, the Milawa Hotel, Lindenwarrah Country House Hotel, the Milawa Cheese Factory and Food on Wood all hosting music events. For further information or to book contact the Wangaratta Visitor Information Centre on 1800 801 065 or check out the Milawa Gourmet Region on the web – http://www.milawagourmet.com

WINTER WARMING MELODIES WITH KATE GREALY
Wodonga Arts Space, Lawrence Street Wodonga. – Friday 7 July 2006 at 6.30pm
Join singer-songwriter Kate Grealy, local performers Meg and Lach Smith and other surprise guests for an evening of song to stoke the winter fire within. Kate Grealy has gained a reputation for the depth of her songs and the individuality of her voice. Since the release of Menagerie in 2005 and A Note to Myself in 2006 Kate continues to write and perform throughout Melbourne, regional Victoria and NSW. Join Kate as she returns to her home town of Albury Wodonga. Tickets are just$12, $8 concession with children under 14 free of charge including light refreshments. For further information or to book contact the Wodonga Arts Space on 02 6022 9600.

ROBERT JACKS DRAWING PRIZE INCORPORATING THE PAUL GUEST ACQUISITIVE PRIZE
Bendigo Art Gallery. – Entries Close 7 July 2006.
Robert Jacks is recognised as one of Australia’s most significant and accomplished abstract artists. Born in Melbourne in 1943, Jacks trained in sculpture at Prahran TAFE and painting at RMIT. He has held more than 50 solo exhibitions throughout his career with the 1968 exhibition
The Field chosen to launch the new National Gallery of Victoria. He lives and works in Central Victoria. 2006 marks the fifth year of the Robert Jacks Drawing Prize. To celebrate this occasion Justice Paul Guest has offered an additional $5000 to the prize as an acquisitive award. All entrants selected for the exhibition from 9 September – 22 October will be eligible for both $5000 non-acquisitive and $5000 acquisitive prizes. For further information contact Leanne Fitzgibbon, Senior Curator, Bendigo Art Gallery on 5443 4991 or l.fitzgibbon@bendigo.vic.gov.au

FREEZA CENTRAL MUSIC INDUSTRY WORKSHOP
The Sacred Space, Cutting Edge Uniting Care, 136 Maude Street Shepparton
Tuesday 11 July 2006. 10am – 4pm.
FReeZACentral is hosting free, accredited training days around Victoria for young people aged between 15 & 25 who are interested in music industry career. The workshop in Shepparton will provided young people with information on planning their music industry careers, plus the unique opportunity to meet music business professionals and learn first hand about their day to day jobs. Participants can choose from performance, technical, event management, marketing and music business operations streams, which will be facilitated by qualified presenters. For further information or to book contact Sophie Best on 9380 1277 or register on-line at http://www.freezacentral.com.au.

PICASSO: LOVE & WAR 1935 – 1945 BUS TRIP TO THE NGV
Departing Wareena Park for the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne at 7am
Saturday 17 July 2006.
This exhibition explores the personal and artistic relationship between Pablo Picasso and his lover and muse Dora Maar. A rare opportunity to see such stunning artworks that should not be missed. Presented by the Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery Friends Association, cost of the bus is $25 with exhibition entry and meals at the expense of each individual. For further information contact Elspeth Connor on 5721 9701. Bookings are essential!

GOURMET CHOCOLATE TOUR
Melbourne – Leaving Wangaratta TAFE, Docker Street Wangaratta.
Wednesday 19 July 2006, 7am – 7pm.
This Gourmet Chocolate Trip is designed for true lovers of chocolate and fine dining. On arrival in Melbourne the two hour chocolate tour begins with morning tea at one of Melbourne’s finest cake shops, followed with lunch at one of Melbourne’s award winning restaurants – Alto Room a the Langham Hotel. Lunch includes two course set menu and buffet deserts tray and meeting with the Hotels renowned pastry chef. The tour will continue onto the Koko Black Belgian Chocolate Cafe to meet with the chocolatier. A gastronomical chocolate adventure!!! The tour is part of the chocolate unit, so come along with our third year apprentices and have an enjoyable day. Cost is $145 and includes return travel to Melbourne on an air conditioned bus, with further information available from the Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE Hospitality department on 1300 468 233.

ARTISTS IN SCHOOLS – ARTS VICTORIA INFORMATION SESSION
The Workshop Space, 56 Ovens Street Wangaratta (Behind the Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery)
Thursday 20 July 2006. 4.30pm – 6.30pm
The Artists In School Program creates the opportunity for practising professional artists to work with young people in Victorian primary and secondary schools. It involves schools and communities in creative partnership projects while providing students, teachers and artists with
diverse and challenging learning experiences. The program generates innovative ways to engage students across all strands of the curriculum, Prep – Year 10. Artists and designers may work in any artform. Schools can receive up to $5000 for an artist(s) to work in the school for up to 21 days. The information session, presented by Arts Victoria and the Rural City of Wangaratta provide information regarding previous project outcomes and issues associated with funding applications and sourcing artists. The cost is $15 for teachers and $5 for artists which includes GST, refreshments and resources. Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting the Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery on 5722 0865.

THE BUSH UNDERTAKER AND THE DROVER’S WIFE
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Cnr Ovens and Ford Streets Wangaratta Saturday 22 July 2006.
“My ambition would be to paint Australia as it is, and as it changes; pictures that Australians can look ‘through’ – back into their pasts and onward to a brighter and nobler future” – Henry Lawson. These two stories about ordinary people battling to live off the land, anchor Lawson’s literary reputation. Now a brand new adaptation captures the humour, steel and pathos of these great Australian characters. A beautifully crafted, highly visual poetic realisation from this multi
award winning company. Tickets are $25.50 and can be purchased from Edgar’s Newsagency in Murphy Street Wangaratta. For further information contact Rural City of Wangaratta Performing Arts Coordinator, Karen Mullavey on 5722 0737 or k.mullavey@wangaratta.vic.gov.au

THE TOWER RESTAURANT – MASTERCLASS DINNER SERIES
The Tower Restaurant, Docker Street Wangaratta. – 16 May – 5 September 2006.
International inspired dishes, world class wines combined with local hospitality – the 2006 Masterclass series will take you on an international journey experiencing culinary delights from across the world. Be tempted by Japanese Asian and European inspired dishes matched with rich and succulent wines. Seating is limited so book your ticket to embark on a journey of fine dining. Cost is $75 per head, which includes a 5 course meal and matching wines. For further information or to book contact Maureen Hatt on 5723 6163.
16 May – Ezard – Ezard & Amulet Vineyard, Beechworth. A two star award restaurant Teage’s enthusiasm for big flavours & artisan plating is a highlight of his talent, his experience of Asian/European flavours & Techniques are highly regarded in the industry.
25 July – Ikuei Arakane – Taxi Dining Room & Boynton’s Feather Top Winery. The restaurant of the year (The Age Good Food Guide 2006) Ikuei Arakane Sushi and Sashimi rates him as one of Japan’s finest sushi chefs.
5 September – Daniel Schelbert – Bottega & Rocco at Warden’s Food & Wine. A one star awarded restaurant Bottega is one of Melbourne’s smartest restaurants. Daniel has spent many years training under some of the top Italian chefs, including Olimpia Bortolotto.

IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES – TOURING SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE Auditorium, Docker Street Wangaratta.
Saturday 29 July 2006, 7pm.
See the freshest and most innovative award winning short films to emerge from Australia, New Zealand and India. Featuring “Butterfly Man” winner of In the Realm of the Senses 06 and “Splintered” winner of St Kilda Film Festival 2006. One night only! Be Inspired. Be Entertained.
Tickets are just $10 each which includes a short talk from the Festival Director and a light supper. Students enrolled in the Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE Film Appreciation Program are eligible for free tickets. Tickets available from 1 July 2006 from the Rural City of Wangaratta Council Offices. For further information contact the Rural City of Wangaratta’s Cultural Development Officer, Maz McGann on 5722 9065, 0402 883 387 or m.mcgann@wangaratta.vic.gov.au. To find out more about the In the Realm of the Senses Festival in Melbourne and across Victoria go to their website at http://www.realmofsenses.com. For further information regarding the GOTafe Film Appreciation Program contact Ian Poole on 5723 6350.

LITERARY LUNCH WITH KATE GRENVILLE
The Gateway Restaurant, Riley Street Wangaratta – Saturday 29 July 2006
An amazing Australian writer who has enjoyed many year’s of success since the release of her first book ‘Bearded Ladies’ a collection of short stories. Her 1999 novel ‘The Idea of Perfection’ won Britain’s most valuable literary award the Orange Prize. Grenville’s most recent release, ‘The Secret River’ is set in the early nineteenth century, on what was the frontier: the Hawkesbury River and is enjoying huge success. Enjoy great food and great conversation with one’ of Australia’s finest authors. For further information contact Margaret Brickhill on 5721 6523 or margaret.brickhill@thecentre.vic.edu.au.

CATHEDRAL MUSIC
Holy Trinity Cathedral, Cnr Docker and Ovens Streets Wangaratta.
19 May 2006 – 17 December 2006.
There will be nine concerts by professional musicians and choral groups in Holy Trinity Cathedral, Wangaratta during 2006. Five of them are being presented in a new partnership between the Cathedral Parish Council and Wangaratta Arts Council. A brochure giving concert details, and further information, can be obtained from Margaret Brickhill, phone (03) 5721 6523; email margaret.brickhill@thecentre.vic.edu.au

BEECHWORTH DRUM CIRCLE
Beechworth Neighbourhood Centre – Every Thursday 7.30 – 8.30pm
Have you got a drum at home that you never seem to play any more or perhaps you always wanted to give it a try but haven’t known where to start – now is your chance with the recently formed Beechworth Drum Circle. They are currently looking for more people to join the fun and
would like to encourage new-comers to come along. It is not a class as such; rather its a place to share tips on basic hand-drumming technique and drum patterns from Middle Easter and African traditions. Cost is a gold coin donation with more information available from Emily Brien on 03 5728 2247.

BOOK CHAT
Wangaratta Library, Ely Street Wangaratta. – 2nd Thursday of the Month
A great chance for people to come along and participate in an informal chat about books they have read whilst they are having a cuppa. There is no set book or cost for people and with everyone reading something different the conversations can be lively. All Welcome! For further
information contact the library on 5721 2366. Next session on Thursday 10 May at 10am.

Culture : Live it, Breathe it, Make it, Play it! If you would like to subscribe or un-subscribe to this E-Newsletter please email m.mcgann@wangaratta.vic.gov.au indicating your request.

This newsletter is distributed fortnightly. If you wish to submit information regarding art and cultural activities please forward relevant details including activity name, venue, date and contact number by close of business on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. The Rural City of Wangaratta will not guarantee inclusion of all material submitted and will not be held responsible for inaccurate information included above.

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Written by Greg Naylor

18 June 2006 at 5:51 pm

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