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The popular Eureka Carols will again bring Christmas cheer to the city, although
this year the Carols will be held on the Sunday prior to Christmas, Sunday 19
December from 8pm until 10pm at the new venue of Victoria Park.
The fantastic local lineup is guaranteed to have everyone in the festive spirit,
with well known Australian musical theatre identity Luke Tonkin headlining,
as well as multi-award winning opera performer Maxine Montgomery, rising
young theatre talent James Kernick, dynamic Australian children's performer
Barry Peters, the University of Ballarat Pipe Band and upbeat local band
Hanz On Djembe.
Ballarat boy Luke Tonkin is most recently known for his performance as the
Big Bopper in the hit musical Buddy. Luke is a regular at the Eureka Carols
and enjoys the tradition of coming back home to Ballarat to take part in
this joyous community event.
Maxine Montgomery is the 2004 winner of the Opera Foundation Australia
Covent Garden National Opera Studio Scholarship and Robert and Betty
Salzer Award which enabled her to study in London for two years. Ballarat
theatre fans will also remember Maxine in her many earlier Ballarat Light
Opera Company shows.
Children will enjoy Barry Peters best though, who is often referred to as the
Paul Kelly of the underage music scene. His status continues to grow as one of
the nation's principal writers of songs for children and the environment.
James Kernick, another popular award winning local young talent, played the
lead role this year in BLOC junior production "Seussical the Musical" and also
performed in the "Witches of Eastwick" by Ballarat Clarendon College.
Together with a host of other featured artists, the Eureka Carols will be a
great way to get together with family and friends to enjoy the Christmas
spirit under the stars. Donations collected on the evening will go towards
the 3BA Christmas Appeal.
For further information visit www.eurekacarols.org.au
Gallery developing a range
of children's programs
The Art Gallery of Ballarat is introducing new programs to entice young viewers
into the Gallery.
The Gallery has been trialling a range of programs which are designed to help
make a family visit to the Gallery an enjoyable experience for everyone.
The Young Artists Trail provides children with an activity sheet which keeps them
engaged with the artworks. There is also space on the Trail sheets for children
to respond creatively to the artworks and make some art of their own.
Small digital cameras and activity sheets are also being provided to families
so that children can capture their own photographic journey around the
As well as teaching some of the basic principles of photography, the new
programs are designed to capture the Gallery through the eyes of children.What
fascinates a child can be quite different from what adults find interesting.
A children's audio tour of the Gallery will be available in the new year. There
will also be some new options as part of the Gallery's existing program of
After School and School Holiday programs.
For further information contact the Art Gallery of Ballarat on 5320 5858.
City of Ballarat Community Magazine December 2010
Photo courtesy of The Courier
Below: Maggie Archbold and Jack Ross discover the new Young Artists Trail at the Art
Gallery of Ballarat
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