Esperance community has lots of art options

Finding their groove: Djembe drumming circle at Esperance Senior Citizens Centre, facilitated by Meredith Waters from Esperance Drumming Group as part of the 2019 Seniors Week celebrations. Photo: Lavinia Vaz.
Finding their groove: Djembe drumming circle at Esperance Senior Citizens Centre, facilitated by Meredith Waters from Esperance Drumming Group as part of the 2019 Seniors Week celebrations. Photo: Lavinia Vaz.

Esperance Theatre Guild's production of Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood, directed by Kathleen Bowering and involving over 50 community members, is on now at the Bijou Theatre.

Book your ticket for one of the remaining performances now so you don't miss the chance to see this wonderful show.

Seats are still available for November 22 and 29, at 7.30pm and for November 23, 24 and 30 at 2pm. Book online, on 0497032814 or take your chances at the door.

Esperance Senior High School's end of year Exhibition is coming to the Cannery Arts Centre from November 22 to 28.

The Cannery also has a number of Art Lab workshops and music events coming up, along with a new exhibition of local works opening on December 19, entitled Salvage - Art from the Shed.

The Esperance Community Arts team has been busy planning for upcoming community projects with a range of partner organisations - including two new murals, the 2020 Esperance Wildflower Festival, the One and All Community Program, the Edge of the Bay event, and the Christmas Pageant.

We have continued our Be Connected Tea & Technology program for people over 55, our Act-Belong-Commit Art for Mindfulness workshops and exhibition, and our Act-Belong-Commit Kaddatji Nyungar Boodja Plants and Culture sessions in partnership with Esperance Tjlatjraak Native Title Aboriginal Corporation and Esperance Wildflower Society.

The Indigenous Languages and Arts Program has continued with eco-dyeing workshops run by Annie Dabb and Wanika Close and Escare's Yorga Barmah project.

Esperance Community Arts also partnered with the Seniors Recreation Council and the Senior Citizens Centre to celebrate Seniors' Week this month. More than 80 people attended the Esperance Community Arts Craft and Technology Day.

The Senior Citizens Centre hosted Meredith Waters from the Esperance Drumming Group with 12 people trying out the Djembe drums, many for the first time.

The Hobby Painters group presented an exhibition; and took part in soap-making workshop.

One hundred people took up the opportunity of a $5 movie, thanks to the generosity of the Seniors Recreation Council Esperance Branch.

The Seniors Preview of Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood received very positive responses. Morning Melodies at the Esperance Civic Centre on Thursday was the perfect way to end a week.

For more information contact Esperance Community Arts on 9072 1158.

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