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What’s on around Wanggaratta 13 March 09

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The following extract is reprinted from the 13rd March edition of the RCoW Cultural Capers listing Entertainment, Arts and Culture from Across the North East Region. More detail is available here.
  • Thunderstruck – ACDC Tribute Show – 14 Mar
  • Liam Blunt’s Funky Rhythm Train – 15 Mar
  • Our Lady’s School Fun Fair – 15 Mar
  • Valley Voices – Autumn Term – 19 Feb – 2 Apr
  • How You Make It – Exhibition – 28 Feb – 29 Mar
  • Bead & Bauble Program Mar & Apr 09
  • Viva Le Generazione – Italian Heritage Exhibition – 20 – 29 Mar
  • Viva Italia Festival – 21 – 22 Mar
  • Mobility Scooters On The Move – 26 Mar
  • Circus Latino 26 – 29 Mar
  • Saltwater Sax (Live Jazz) 27 Mar
  • Through Our Eyes (Art Exhibition) 31 Mar – 6 May
  • The Churchie – Art Prize – Entries Close 31 Mar
  • Rock the Shelves – 4 Apr
  • Beechworth Gothic (Peter Caddy Exhibition) 4 – 27 Apr
  • Three Is Not A Crowd (Art Exhibition) 8 Apr
  • Call For Entries – Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award – Closing 17 Apr
  • City of Darebin & La Trobe Uni Art Prizes – Entries Close – 24 Apr
  • JBSeed Funding Program – Applications Close 27 Apr
  • National Youth Self Portrait – Entries Close 30 Apr
  • The Met Opera Live in HD – Oct – May 09
  • Cafe Culture Series -Feb – Nov 09
  • La Fiera – Call for Live Chess Match Participants
  • Open Mic at the Vine Hotel – 1st & 3rd Thursday Monthly
  • Moyhu Farmer’s Market – 3rd Saturday of the Month
  • Ostinato – Meets Every Tuesday
  • Artist Studios Available
  • ArtPost – Artists Media Opportunity

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Written by Greg Naylor

14 March 2009 at 12:22 am

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  1. I wonder how the ‘Viva Italia’ fest wll go? You know, I don’t think the general public outside Wang would see the city as remotely Italian in heritage, style & appearance. It’s not exactly like Tuscany … or Lygon Street, Carlton. Good luck though to the organisers.

    Ray Dixon (Bright)

    14 March 2009 at 2:02 am

    • I agree that the general public outside Wang would not see the city as remotely Italian in heritage, style & appearance but a lot of the events around Wangaratta are not tourism oriented, they are community or cultural events targeting specific interest groups. If fact, I can’t see a single event above targeting tourism.

      The ‘Cultural Capers’ newsletter is build from information provided by event organisers. Maybe, the tourism associations have not yet utilised the Council’s events newsletter

      Greg Naylor

      14 March 2009 at 2:04 pm

  2. I think the ‘Viva Italia’ festival is aimed at attracting tourists, Greg. It’s a new event and it’s struggled for community support – even from the Italian community!

    The La Fiera event (in Myrtleford) is also clearly aimed at attracting tourists. Noel Stone is organising it and, again, it’s about using the Italian heritage of the town as the drawcard. I think it too might struggle to pull a crowd because the underlying problem is that Myrtleford is not attractive to tourists. Noel’s got a lot of sponsorship for it though.

    Ray Dixon (Bright)

    14 March 2009 at 2:29 pm


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