Our 5th 'in the West' festival, celebrating world culture in Australia.... for 2016, it's India...in the West!
Our jam packed program includes these highlights:
Friday evening - the big game with Aussie Sporting Legend
Big-hearted, hairy, macho, lippy, star right-arm fast bowler Merv Hughes (Fruitfly) will be on hand at McAlister Cricket Ground for our 'international' 20/20 match. Splattered with plenty of bollywood razamataz, food, drink and Merv's mischievous sense of humour. Dont forget there is a prize for the Best Moustache (real or fake). This should prove to be a fantastic night for all the family to remember.
12noon The Float Parade - makes 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 include the firework spectacular - 'Himalayan Thunder'.
India meets West Wyalong in a riot of colour and sound. Henna Painting, Children's Jumping Temple, plus graced with attendance at our humble festival, of The Maharanee of Buddigower (Suzie Newman). Bollywood Dancers and traditional indian dance plus Ravi and his Reptile Superstars.
The day starts with Colour Run from the Sale Yards, Combined Worship, Exhibitions and 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 2016 Art Prize is kindly hosted by Splatter Gallery, and sponsored by Bland Shire Council. Multi faceted prizes this year cover many spheres of artistic media. The Aquisative Major $1000 in the West Prize is open the artists from the Bland Shire. For further details and entry form download the following:
The 2015 $5000 prize for a Drawing on the theme 'Celebration of Greek Culture in Australia' was awarded to Heather Vallance from Canowindra NSW for her drawing 'Baclava and Philosophy at the Majestic Cafe'. (picured below)
All Aboard for the 'In the West' Photo competition/exhibition
This photographic competition/exhibition, seeks to explore the talents of local photographers (100km radius of West Wyalong) both with entry catagories for young and old. Digital manipulation is encouraged, in several subject categories including the top $300 Major Prize for 'India in the West' and other great prizes for 'All things rustic', 'Any subject' and Person/People make this an exciting exhibition. Click Here to download details and and entry form.