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Ballarat residents are reminded to mark Sunday 31 October on their calendar
and head down to the foreshore of Lake Wendouree for the Waller and
Chester Print SpringFest Market Sunday. An initiative of the Rotary Club
of Ballarat, the funds raised during the Bendigo Bank SpringFest Season
support local not-for-profit organisations and community groups. Council
is a proud supporter of SpringFest.
The Waller and Chester Print SpringFest Market Sunday is the most well
known SpringFest event, with entertainment, face painting, gourmet food,
art and craft stalls, local produce, clothing, jewellery, plants, wine, giftware
and musicians all lining the six kilometre path around Lake Wendouree.
The SpringFest Market runs from 10am -- 4pm.
A special highlight of SpringFest Market in 2010 will be the aerobatic display
by the RAAF Roulettes staged in the Ballarat skies from midday.
Other feature attractions include the McDonalds SpringFest Music Festival
on View Point, Shannon's Picnic by the Lake which is expected to attract
upwards of 600 specialty vehicles from private collectors, car clubs and
enthusiasts, an Emergency Services Display on Durham Point and a host
of musical entertainment from various points around the lake.
Since taking over the reins of SpringFest in 2002 the Rotary Club of Ballarat
has distributed funds to many worthwhile charities and organisations.
Beneficiaries of proceeds from the 2010 Bendigo Bank SpringFest Season
include; YMCA Open Doors Project, Ballarat District Nursing Healthcare, Arthur
Creative Inc and Fibro Myalgia Chronic Fatigue Support Group.
For more information on this year's SpringFest activities visit
Met Opera returns to Her Maj
The Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of operas in HD returns to Her
Majesty's Theatre, featuring twelve transmissions. Tickets for the 2010-11
season series are now on sale.
Ballarat residents can enjoy some of the world's best opera productions in
the grandeur of Ballarat's own opera house - Her Majesty's Theatre.
Ballarat has been an opera town from the heady days of when the tent
theatres presented visiting stars from London and New York. The golden
city's love affair with opera was evidenced in 1875 when the new theatre,
The Academy of Music, now Her Majesty's, opened with a season by Lyster's
Opera Bouffe Company.
Now historic Her Majesty's Theatre will ring once more with the sound of
glorious voices as some of the world's finest singers perform in lavishly-staged
productions by one of the world's greatest opera companies.
The 2010/2011 Met Opera season includes operas by Wagner, Donizetti,
Rossini and Verdi. You can find the full program and more information by
Tickets for individual screenings are adult $27, or concession $24. If
you buy seven or more operas, tickets are $24 each or $21 concession.
Tickets are available from MajesTix on 5333 5888 or over the counter at
Her Majesty's Theatre, 17 Lydiard Street South.
All operas are subtitled in English.
Casting for the 2010-11 season is
subject to change due to
Below: Anna Netrebko as Norina
in Donizetti's "Don Pasquale."
Photo courtesy of Marty Sohl/
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