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THURSDAY OCT 13 MUSIC TRIVIA Delightful hosts Beno & Molly return to provide their weekly dose of music trivia. Come along and have a spin of The Mystical Wheel of Forbidden Ancient Misfortune, and perhaps win a prize! Note that the event now has upgraded audio/visual displays... Orange’s own TV Game Show!! It’s on at Percy’s, 7pm for a 7:30pm kick off. This week’s jackpot has reset to $100—Answer the question correctly, win the cash!
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SATURDAY OCT 15 SIM BASTICK
Shania Farnsworth, Clary Annis- Brown, Sage Annis- Brown, Kian Koopelian, Lavon Koopelian, Amber Crawford and Vince Lovecchio are looking forward to the Youth Arts Festival
Sim brings a beautiful warm vibe with her acoustic guitar set, with an eclectic mix of reinvented classics and her soulful adaption of new favourites. Sim will be performing at Orange Ex-Services Club on 15 October. OLI STATHAM Oli never ceases to impress with his stomp box, live loops, and semi-acoustic guitar. His influences include Hendrix, Pink Floyd, and Jeff Buckley to name a few. Oli will be performing at Percy’s on 15 October.
SUNDAY OCT 16
SUNNY AND THE DARK CORNERS Loaded with a repertoire of original and traditional bluegrass and acoustic roots music, Sunny and the Dark Corners combine heartfelt vocals with captivating raw talent. They’ll be performing for Millthorpe Bowling Club’s final Acoustic Sunday session for the year, on 16 October, 3pm.
ORANGE YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL SUPPORTING OUR FUTURE LEADERS ESTABLISHED IN 2014, THE ORANGE YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL (OYAF) IS ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF LOCAL YOUTH ARTS AND CULTURE. EACH YEAR THE EVENT HAS GROWN EXPONENTIALLY, WITH AN INCREASING NUMBER OF ORANGE BUSINESSES AND ORGANISATIONS GETTING ON BOARD TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT.
reated to empower our future leaders, it’s a cause which is close to organiser Vince Lovecchio’s heart. You may be familiar with Vince from his role as Community Engagement Officer at Canobolas Rural Technology High School, however he’s quick to point out this event extends well beyond Canobolas students. “It started with Canobolas High playing a strong role in 2014, but now our school has no more to do with OYAF than any other local school. All secondary and primary schools in the Orange area, both public and private, are on board. And the event also extends beyond school age; it’s to enhance leadership skills and provide empowerment for young people up to the age of 25.” You don’t need to spend much time chatting to Vince before it’s apparent that for him, there’s a strong altruistic drive behind this festival. And it’s for reasons that
affect us all, as a community. “It’s my personal belief that every young person should be given every opportunity to reach their full potential. And it’s our community’s responsibility to provide those opportunities. That’s what OYAF is all about.” It’s a belief that Vince takes seriously, volunteering much of his own time into the project to ensure its success and longevity. “I can’t take all the credit; it’s amazing to see the number of local partners who’ve come on board. Without them OYAF wouldn’t be possible.” There’s no denying OYAF has a huge social impact, with themes touching on topics which are important both locally and globally. “The Orange Youth Arts Festival has an enormous impact on our community! It addresses significant issues such as migration, refugees, mental health, culture
and more.” This year, OYAF is running an extensive array of events through the collective action of Vince and our supportive local community. “There are too many events to list! I’d recommend everyone head to our website page to check out what’s on. One thing I’d like to give special mention to is the Interlude concert: Young aspiring musicians are given a platform to share their music with the community. I’d love more youths to get on board to perform.” Orange Youth Arts Festival is a fantastic event which successfully combines fun with social good, for the benefit of our entire community. For more information on events and how to get involved, head to www.oyaf. org or Facebook at www.facebook.com/ orangeyouthartsfestival. You can also contact Vince Lovecchio on 0407 454 832.
ORANGE YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL EVENTS 14-23 OCTOBER Below are just a handful of events, check out www.oyaf.org to see them all! FRIDAY 14 OCTOBER
SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER
MY STORY, OUR STORIES PROJECT & EXHIBITION People from a wide range of cultural backgrounds unite to share their stories, providing a unique window into the diverse world of communities that form the foundation of our city’s cultural heritage, hence its identity. The project aims to strengthen cross-cultural awareness, promote harmony, respect, understanding and empathy within our community. Location: Ludlow Creative Space, 6pm, free admission.
BEAT AROUND THE BUSH—BUSH DANCE THE MULTICULTURAL WAY Contemporary hip-hop artists, belly dancers, drummers and Bollywood dancers will be performing for a fun-filled event. November Shorn, a local bush band, will add a traditional Australian flavour to the evening. Location: Kenna Hall, 5pm, free admission. SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER ORANGE CITY BRASS BAND— CHILDREN’S MUSIC RECITAL The City of Orange Band kicks off their summer program of free Sunday
recitals with a special theme featuring music that children will love and connect with. Bring the children and a picnic and enjoy the wonderful surroundings of city’s beautiful Cook Park, and the wonderful sound of brass. Location: Cook Park, 1pm, free admission. TUESDAY 18 OCTOBER HUMAN POWERED VEHICLES (HPV) The Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) event encourages students to develop skills in engineering, design and construction. It also has many fitness benefits as each car is powered only by leg power!
Location: PCYC, 10am, free admission. SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER INTERLUDE: A MUSIC CONCERT BY YOUTH, FOR YOUTH Interlude provides young performers an opportunity to stand up and ‘have a go’. Local aspiring musicians are encouraged to get involved as an individual or band, with all genres of music accepted. Community members can support our young local singers and musicians while enjoying a fantastic evening of music. Location: PCYC, 6pm, free admission.