Au­tumn Lights set to daz­zle

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Times News - Therese Col­man

The Shire of Au­gusta-Mar­garet River and Arts Mar­garet River are seek­ing ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est for lo­cal en­ter­tain­ers to be in­volved in a per­for­mance to mark the clos­ing of the town’s ex­ist­ing cul­tural cen­tre build­ing.

The event, ti­tled Au­tumn Lights, will take place on the lawns of the cul­tural cen­tre on Sun­day, March 17.

Shire di­rec­tor of cor­po­rate and com­mu­nity ser­vices An­nie Rior­dan said the event would mark the end of an era.

“The Au­tumn Lights event will be an evening to cel­e­brate the jour­ney our old build­ing has taken us on as a place for the arts in our com­mu­nity,” she said.

“It will mark the tran­si­tion as we close the ex­ist­ing cul­tural cen­tre for con­struc­tion to be­gin on the new Mar­garet River Hub of En­ter­tain­ment, Arts and Re­gional Tou- rism, to be­come known as Mar­garet River HEART.”

Ms Rior­dan said the fam­i­lyfriendly event was seek­ing per­form­ers of all abil­i­ties.

“We are look­ing to have a range of per­form­ing artists play at the event in­clud­ing mu­sic, dance, live art, kids’ art ac­tiv­i­ties and a laser light show,” she said.

Arts Mar­garet River gen­eral man­ager An­drew Frith said com­mu­nity per­for­mances were the cen­tre’s high­light.

“It will be sad to see the old build­ing go, as we hear a lot of vis­i­tors who come by the cul­tural cen­tre re­mark on its charm,” he said.

“Un­for­tu­nately though, it’s seen its time. We freeze in the win­ter and we boil in the sum­mer, and there sim­ply isn’t enough seat­ing.”

Au­tumn Lights, from 5pm-8pm, will also show­case the new build­ing de­sign. Send ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est to me­dia@amr­shire.wa. gov.au by Tues­day.

Pic­ture: Therese Col­man

The Shire of Au­gusta-Mar­garet River’s Cristina Smith and An­nie Rior­dan with Arts Mar­garet River gen­eral man­ager An­drew Frith.

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