The Buzz with Bernadette Pokela

A sold-out Club 75 event held last year. Photo: Jake Dietsch.
A sold-out Club 75 event held last year. Photo: Jake Dietsch.

The first Club 75 of the 2019 Winter Program will be held on June 29. Get in quick, as there are limited tickets available. The Main Gallery will be open with The Alternative Archive Exhibition ~ Anonymous, available to view. The Cannery Arts Centre will be hosting the second Open Mic of Winter on Friday, July 12.

Get on board with the Skylab 40th Anniversary Community Program this upcoming July.

The Australian Premiere of the documentary film 'Searching for Skylab' will be shown at the Esperance Civic Centre on Thursday, July 11, with the screening of the 'Interview with an Astronaut competition' during the event. On Friday, July 12, the "Skylab 1979 Party" will take place. What better way to remember Skylab than with a party. Come along dressed in your best 70's outfit and watch the Skylab Styles Fashion Parade competition at the Museum. There are door prizes and prizes for the best dressed up for grabs. Tickets for both of these events are free but there are limited spots. Tickets are available from the Library, Museum or online at There is plenty more happening during the Skylab celebrations, including a Writing Workshop and Meet the Author Meg McKinlay, History Half Hour and celebrations will conclude with Skylab Weekend at the Museum on July 13 and 14. For more information, go to

NAIDOC celebrations begin from July 7, with various celebrations including the Flag Raising Ceremony at the Shire of Esperance and March to the Community BBQ at the Whale Tale, the NAIDOC Ball and a story time at the library. For details, contact ETNTAC on 9072 0094.

The school holidays are just around the corner, be sure to book the kids and yourself in an activity in the One and All Community Program from July 9-12. Whether it's a first time to try, or just an opportunity to connect with your friends, this free program offers a mini mural session at the Bay of Isles Leisure Centre, games at the Civic Centre, Tennis at the Esperance Tennis Club and a Bay of Isles fitness session. All ages and abilities welcome. Register with Shane Tobin on 0418 557 397. The Cannery Arts Centre is also jam packed with its Kick Arts Program. To find out more details, visit The Esperance Civic Centre continues to deliver with two fabulous shows in July. The Soweto Gospel Choir, three time Grammy Awards winners, will dazzle you on July 13, from 7:30pm, Tickets start from $49.90. On Thursday, July 11, bring your mate, your lunch and enjoy local live music over lunch with local act Tim Currie at Morning Melodies from11am-1pm.

The Esperance Civic Centre presents Spencer on July 30, a brand new comedy-drama looking at a gloriously dysfunctional Australian family, this is modern storytelling at its best. Starring Jane Clifton and Roger Oakley and supported by Lyall Brooks, Jamieson Caldwell and Fiona Harris, Spencer employs classic Australian vernacular, lashings of humour, and recognisable characters that ask us to consider how much our family defines who we are, if we can exist without them and whether we ever really grow up. Tickets are available online at