The Arts Expo @ the Masonic Lodge another festival success
It was only the second year that BCAG has taken over the abandoned Masonic Lodge to bring you a collection of arts demonstrations, sales, music and displays of what the arts groups has being doing and contributing throughout the past year. We had well over 500 people through the Lodge, all of who were gobsmacked that such a small town could be doing so much in the arts.
Well done to all those who contributed including all the artists and BCAG volunteers for making the Expo so warm, welcoming and interesting. Special thanks also to Birregurra Primary School and the very clever Ron Eichler for their fabulous contributions which made the entrance and walls of the old Masonic Lodge even more beautiful.
The Lodge wasn’t the only place you could see arts group members. At , the Ukulele Kollective strutted their stuff on the street stage – blowing passers by with their high energy and fun songs. It’s amazing to see and hear how they have grown and progressed in just one year. The Birre Gospel Choir joined OMM on the main stage and led the choir with Abby Hall on the Cup Song, and the very talented Claire Coulson blew everyone away with her rendition of Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire.
And finally, the Snapshots of Birregurra competition was another huge success with 59 stunning portrait entries. While winners have been announced, there is still a chance for one of our entries to win the Lenn Robb People’s Choice Award. Voting slips available at Birregurra General Store. All voters go into the running to win one of three $50 gift vouchers to participating retailers.
Thanks again to Birre Mail, Birregurra Historical Society and Birregurra General Store for their generous donations and support for the project. Next year’s theme is BIRREGURRA STRUCTURES AND BUILDINGS. Get snapping!!