Planning Aussie-fest in the West is underway with the Events West Wyalong Team, so if you wish to help please join our next meeting at West Wyalong Services & Citizen's Club 6:30pm Monday August 7th 2017.
Thank you to all who attended, took part and helped at ‘India in the West’ our 5th 'in the West' festival, where we have fun celebrating a world culture with an Australian twist.
This year we have turned the telescope right around to look at ourselves.
Our 6th ‘in the West’ festival will celebrate Country Australia itself. Expect lots of larrikin humour, great music and quirky events at ‘Aussie-fest in the West’ 27th, 28th & 29th October 2017.
Last year's jam packed program included these highlights:
Friday evening - the big game with Aussie Sporting Legend
Big-hearted, hairy, macho, lippy, star right-arm fast bowler Merv Hughes (Fruitfly) was on hand at the MCG (McAlister Cricket Ground) for our 'international' 20/20 match. Splattered with plenty of bollywood dance and razamataz, food, drink and Merv's mischievous sense of humour.
12noon The Float Parade - made it's passage from McCann Park to 'The Magic of India' at Ron Crowe Oval. Family markets, music & dance from The Videsi Guys & Girls. Live Bands, Nic and the Mix, Denim Tuesday and The Millthumpers, celebrations included the firework spectacular - 'Himalayan Thunder'.
India met West Wyalong in a riot of colour and sound with The Maharanee of Buddigower (Suzie Newman). Bollywood and traditional indian dance plus Ravi and his Reptile Superstars.
The day started with Colour Run from the Sale Yards and continued with Combined Worship, Exhibitions and the Evening Wind-down - Hindu Festival of light (Laxma Puja).
'In the West' is organised by Events West Wyalong, join our membership and lend a helping hand, or follow us on facebook
The 2017 Art Prize will be sponsored by Bland Shire Council. Details of how to enter the Art Prize will be posted here as soon as they are available.
The Acquisitive Major $1000 in the West Prize (open to artists from the Bland Shire) was awarded in 2016 to renouned sculptor Ralph Tikapae. website link
The 'In the West' Photo Competition is set to run again for the 2017 Festival.
This photographic competition/exhibition, sets out to showcase the talents of local photographers (150km radius of West Wyalong).
Entry forms for 2017 'Aussie-fest in the West Photo Competition can be download here ENTRY FORM