The Border Watch : March 13th 2014
IN MOUNT GAMBIER? N MOUNT GAMBIER? What,s On COMPILED BY THE LADY NELSON VISITOR & DISCOVERY CENTRE If your club or organisation has an event to promote, please contact “The Lady Nelson” Visitor & Discovery Centre on (08) 8724 9750 or 1800 087 187, or visit our website www.mountgambiertourism.com.au ARTS AND HANDICRAFTS Open Every Thursday - Sunday • Old Courthouse Gallery Exhibition 10:00am to 4:00pm Old Courthouse Gallery, 42A Bay Rd Every Sunday • Molonys Arts Centre 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Commercial Street West, opposite Vansittart Park Riddoch Art Gallery Exhibitions 1 Bay Rd. Gallery opening times: Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Wed-Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sat & Sun 11:00 am-3:00 pm Closed Tuesdays & Public Holidays • Most Recent Acquisitions (2004-2014) On view until April 6 2014 • South East Art Society Inc. Open Art Awards On view until April 13 MARKETS Every Saturday • Rotary Community Market Times: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm Venue: Kennedy Avenue, behind Harvey Norman Every Saturday Morning • Mount Gambier Farmers Market - Times: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm Venue: Cave Garden, Mount Gambier Every Saturday • Kalangadoo Farmers Market Times: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Venue: Eliza St, Kalangadoo Every Sunday • Molonys Market Times: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Venue: Commercial Street West, opposite Vansittart Park Saturday, 15 March, 2014 • Penola Road Car Boot Market. Times: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Venue: Liberty Church, Wyatt St Sunday, 16 March, 2014 • The Bay Market. Times: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Venue: Port MacDonnell Community Complex COMMUNITY Friday, 14 March 2014 • McDonald Park School Family Fun Day. Times: 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Venue: McDonald Park School, 57 North Tce Saturday, 15 March 2014 • Relay for Life 2014. Times: 11:00 am to 12:00 am. Venue: Blue Lake Sports Park Sunday, 16 March 2014 • Relay for Life 2014. Times: 12:00 am to 9:00 am. Venue: Blue Lake Sports Park FILM Thursday, 13 March 2014 • Reels at Wehl Film Society Screening of “Basilicata Coast to Coast”. Times: 6:30 pm to 9:00pm. Venue: Wehl Street Theatre, Wehl St South FESTIVAL Saturday, 22 March 2014 • Break the Silence Be the Change Music Festival. Times: 12:00 pm to 12:00 am. Venue: Centrals Soccer Club, Bishop Rd SPORT Thursday, 27 March 2014 • Publican’s Race Day. Times: 11:00 am. Venue: Mount Gambier Racing Club Monthly meetings and regular meetings can be found on website www.sacommunity.org Please register your regular or monthly meeting at The Lady Nelson Visitor & Discovery Centre or The Mount Gambier Library. We will enter your data onto the website to help the community fi nd out when your meeting is on. All major events please contact “The Lady Nelson” Visitor Centre 08 8724 9750 or 1800 087 187 or visit our website www.mountgambiertourism. com.au and go to “Whats On” for online registration. 633219 20 - The Border Watch, Thursday, March 13, 2014 SOARING: The voice of Scandinavian Ane Brun fi lled the Adelaide Botanic Park at the weekend as South East music fans headed to the city to experience the 2014 WOMADelaide festival. Adelaide event offers musical exploration LIVE REVIEW WOMADelaide March 7 to 10 Adelaide Botanic Park JASON WALLACE PEOPLE seeking an opportunity to explore music from around the world, unwind in the beauty of Adelaide’s Botanic Park, taste foods from across the globe and gain an insight into diverse cultures have been heading to WOMADelaide for decades. The picturesque surrounds, stellar world music line-ups and relaxed atmosphere with like minded people seeking peace, an environmental bond and cultural enlightenment look forward to the annual pilgrimage. A focus on environmental awareness has grown in recent years, with discussions featuring renowned speakers, including ABC’s Annabel Crabb, former government minister Peter Garrett and environmentalist Tim Flannery featured in this year’s program. People also had the opportunity to learn various dances, musical techniques and join drumming groups in the range of workshops, join yoga sessions and watch their children take on craft activities, but the main stages is where the key focus was. With American songstress Neko Case and UK political activist Billy Bragg headlining the opening and closing nights this year, in between was a packed program of music from around the world. Arrested Development burst onto the stage Saturday night with a hip-hop infused set fi nishing with crowd pleasing hits Mr Wendal and People Everyday, while Sweden’s Ane Brun featured earlier in the program with her soaring voice joined by an innovative band featuring twin drum kits and keys, along with compelling harmonies. OLD WORLD CHARM: China’s Hanggai merged modern rock with traditional nomadic Mongolian culture to deliver a rousing set at this year’s WOMADelaide. The pairing of former Leonardo’s Bride frontwoman Abby Dobson and Lara Goodridge as Baby et Lulu delivered a rousing tribute to French singers and songwriters backed by an extraordinary band, Coloured Stone showed how Aboriginal rock music should sound and China’s Hanggai, drawing inspiration from nomadic Mongolian life, whipped the crowd into a frenzy, joining old world instruments with rock sensibility. Mokoomba of Zimbabwe and Dub Inc of France were among the high-energy acts that delivered incredible musicianship and irresistible dance music that had the crowd bopping along in delight. But one of the highlights of the weekend was American Pokey LaFarge on the smaller speakers corner stage. After usually heading to the broader region’s own Port Fairy Folk Festival on the March long weekend, I had been weighing up the benefi ts and drawbacks of the two events. With a hot weekend in Adelaide, I had been longing for the break from the elements offered by Port Fairy’s giant tents, where the singer/songwriter focus also suits my taste and the use of video screens allows a larger audience to see what is happening on stage. While Port Fairy crowds are often seated, the crowd danced along under the trees at WOMAD to the ragtime, western swing and country blues sound of the rising Americana artist and I saw the appeal of the more liberal surrounds. While the world-class Port Fairy showcase is close by for South East music fans, I can understand why many festival lovers are torn between the two events and people are certainly spoiled for choice. Many of the veterans of WOMADelaide will tell you there is no better place to be each March long weekend.
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