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City of Ballarat Community Magazine March 2010
History comes to life at
the 2010 Ballarat Heritage
History will come to life in May with the fourth Ballarat Heritage Weekend,
to be held on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 May (Mother's Day weekend).
This year, the weekend-long festival will celebrate the history of travel and
tourism. Visitors will find themselves amidst a vintage era of travel, when
people carried leather holiday luggage onto steam trains and veteran
cars. When Victorian houses hosted elegant parties under canvas in the
garden and when high tea meant everything stopped at the gong of a bell.
Lovers of all things vintage are in for a treat with a range of collections to
enthuse over, from walking sticks to Louis Vuitton luggage, swimsuits,
working steam engines and vintage and classic cars.
Feast your eyes on a rare collection of early bikes from around the world
including tricycles, hobby horses and delightful penny farthings. It will be
a vintage collector's delight.
Bring the family and enjoy a ride in a horse-drawn carrage or vintage tram,
high tea and wonderful entertainment.
For more information visit www.ballaratheritageweekend.com
Arts in the Park
On three Sundays in January, hundreds of Ballarat residents and visitors
set up chairs and picnic rugs and settled in to enjoy live music as part of
Council's free music program Arts in the Park.
The 2010 Arts in the Park program was held on Sunday 10, 17 and 24
January, at the McDonald Bandstand, Lake Wendouree.
The program featured a range of music genres from blues to rock and
roots to jazz, with a bit of everything in between.
Viewers enjoyed a wonderful and diverse range music from local acts
including Pete Donohue, Jeremy Bennett, Dishpan Fingers, Young Werther,
Bobby Ballinger Jazz, Endangered Species, Naz Avaz, Hot Club Swing and
Seb Big Band.
Arts in the Park is designed to support local professional and emerging
artists, provide work experience for arts practitioners and provide access
to high-quality arts and cultural activity to audiences free of charge.
Below: 'Hot Club Swing' performing at this year's Arts in the Park event
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