Ac­tion packed

Benalla Ensign - - Front Page - By Si­mon Rup­pert

The 2018 Be­nalla Fes­ti­val kick­soff the first week in Novem­ber and or­gan­is­ers have given The En­sign a sneak-peak at this year’s pro­gram.

The theme is ‘‘Our Back­yard’’ and as al­ways there are plenty of fun things to do in and around Be­nalla.

Here are a few teasers of what you can ex­pect:

Ta­tong Art Show: the fifth an­nual show will fea­ture orig­i­nal works in oil, acrylic, wa­ter­colour, pas­tel, goauche, pho­tog­ra­phy and mixed me­dia.

Moorn­gag Mower Ma­nia: For reg­u­lar at­ten­dees this event needs no in­tro­duc­tion.

The Happy Wan­derer Fes­ti­val: An ecol­ogy of good lo­cal mu­sic, cre­ators and ad­ven­tur­ers that will take you along their wan­der­ings and soul­ful good times.

Gooram­bat Back­yard Party: A mix of fam­ily fun ac­tiv­i­ties and live mu­sic fea­tur­ing ‘‘In­ten­sity Duo’’.

Ta­tong’s Great Big Garage Sale: Imag­ine an ar­ray of in­di­vid­ual garage sales all in one beau­ti­ful lo­ca­tion.

Devenish Silo Art of Honour: Honour the com­mit­ment the ser­vice­men and women have made to ‘‘Our Back­yard’’ at this 100-year Ar­mistice Ser­vice.

Be­nalla open gar­dens: Take your pick from six open gar­dens, or if you get time why not visit them all.

Cham­ber Mu­sic Con­cert: Join Ar­ca­dia Winds for a joy­ous cel­e­bra­tion of mu­sic.

Be­nalla Mi­grant Hut Ex­hibit: The mov­ing pho­tos in this ex­hi­bi­tion tell the story of life at Be­nalla’s post-war mi­grant camp.

Be­nalla Mi­grant Camp short film premiere: This is the first

●●●●●●●●●●pub­lic screen­ing of a se­ries of recorded in­ter­views that doc­u­ment how for­mer mi­grant camp res­i­dents, who were chil­dren at the time, ex­pe­ri­enced the Be­nalla Mi­grant Camp 1949-1967.

NEA Our Back­yard Ex­hibit: An ex­hi­bi­tion of works by North East Ar­ti­san artists.

Game, Set, Match: Ten­nis en­thu­si­asts of all ages can en­joy a three-day gala of grass ten­nis in sin­gles, dou­bles and mixed dou­bles com­pe­ti­tions.

●●Be­nalla Street Mar­ket: Be­nalla’s CBD will be buzzing with a wide va­ri­ety of amaz­ing mar­ket stalls and ac­tiv­i­ties.

This is by no means all the ac­tiv­i­ties and events avail­able at the 2018 Be­nalla Fes­ti­val.

The of­fi­cial fes­ti­val guide re­leased this week. For more in­for­ma­tion, pick up your copy of the pro­gram from the coun­cil of­fices on Bridge St, the Be­nalla Vis­i­tor Cen­tre on Mair St or at The En­sign of­fice on Car­rier St.

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Fun for all: The Be­nalla Fes­ti­val 2018 of­fi­cial pro­gram is out this week.

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