Literary insights and lantern-toting children formed part of a busy weekend for the SheppARTon Festival.By Rhiannon Horrell
Literary insights and lantern-toting children formed part of a busy weekend for the SheppARTon Festival.
Events continued both days — including a special lunch with book enthusiasts on Saturday, a well-attended Dookie winery event that evening and live music in the park to round off a lazy Sunday.
Distinguished broadcaster, writer and former ABC journalist Ramona Koval spoke to a large crowd at Shepparton’s Parklake Hotel for a Literary Lunch.
She discussed her career along with some amusing anecdotes and said a person’s bookshelf can reveal a lot about who they are.
Ms Koval also spent time autographing copies of her new book titled By The Book.
It describes the art of reading and talks about what Ms Koval has personally got out of several classic titles. The book covers Oliver Sacks to Oscar Wilde and Christina Stead to Grace Paley.
Meanwhile, the Emerging Voices Community Event on Saturday night drew thousands to Tallis Winery at Dookie.
A large turtle was a focal point of the night — it had been carefully crafted by ploughing the shape in a paddock.
When night fell, children and parents carried lanterns around the turtle-shape to light up the artistic creation.
In addition, entertainment including a choir filled the air.
The night has been hailed a big success by the festival’s artistic director John Head.
On Sunday, a series of free family activities unfolded at Victoria Park Lake — including a performance by Hannah Magee as part of Chillaxation, a ukulele performance and some artistic fun.
Goulburn Valley Health’s renal patients have seven new hand-sewn quilts to call their own.
The winning form continued for the Mulwala seniors against Deniliquin at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The Tatura Hospital and Parkvilla Aged Care Facility, part of Goulburn Valley Health, held its annual June Hospital Collection and Open Day on Sunday with a small crowd in attendance.
Murray and Campaspe shire have decided to withdraw membership from Committee for Echuca-Moama.
Rochester Motorsport Complex will host the third round of the Golden Power Series karting championships on the weekend.
Kyabram’s first tourism booklet is to be launched in late September.
Seymour College P-4 students delight in their new surroundings.
Berrigan and Jerilderie Shires will be in separate state electorates if boundary redistributions announced on Monday come in to effect.
Heathcote Health is finalising its service plan.
Barooga Sports Club chief executive officer Greg Ryan recently celebrated 30 years of service surrounded by friends, family and past and present staff.
Former AFL player Heath Black sent an inspiring message to Deniliquin youths last week.
Goulburn Valley fruit growers may face a battle against pests and diseases this season as growers hit by SPC Ardmona’s fruit cutbacks abandon their orchards or can’t find money to properly maintain them.
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