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Archived News

September, 2011


Four Winds presents:

Inspiring 2011

A community partnerships project with:
• Sydney Childrens Choir
• Dan Walker Bega Valley Children's Choir
• David Hewitt
• 9 local schools and
• 420 local students
… including the World Premiere performance of
 'The Singing Stones' by Dan Walker

Inspiring presented by Four Winds

MORUYA Friday 9th September 6pm
Moruya Public School Hall Moruya.
Narooma, Central Tilba and Bodalla Public Schools percussion: David Hewitt with
Bermagui Public School

BERMAGUI Saturday 10th September 2.30pm Bermagui Community Centre Hall Bermagui, Cobargo and Quaama Public Schools percussion:
David Hewitt with Bermagui Public School

BEGA Sunday 11th September 2pm Bega High School Auditorium Bega Valley Children's Choir and Sydney Children's Choir joined by Mumbulla Steiner School

All concerts $5, children under 12 free.
Pay at the door.
Enquiries: call 0487 326 893 or 0422 071 992
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Date: 8 September, 2011

Four Winds wins $1.67M for Nature's Concert Hall at Barragga Bay

The Four Winds has been granted $1.67M Federal funding to further develop the Four Winds site at Barragga Bay into “Nature's Concert Hall”, a cultural facility that can be used by all the community.

The Regional Development Australia funding was announced yesterday by Minister Simon Crean and Mike Kelly, MP for Eden Monaro. Last year Four Winds received $420,000 from the Australia Council to fund cultural activities in the region between festivals over two years, and $90,000 from the NSW government towards the building of a permanent Sound Shell.

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“This realises all our dreams to create a cultural hub in this region where we can create wonderful musical and other events, and bring outstanding performers to the region to share their spirit and artistry with the community”, said Sheena Boughen, chair of the Four Winds, speaking from the US.

“The fact that we have managed to raise funds of $770,000 from donors and grants toward Nature's Concert Hall was an important factor in receiving this grant, as was the support shown by so many people in the community, and the region.”

“This grant means that in addition to the permanent stage and Sound Shell we are building we will be able to have a Shed – a modern day hall at the site, with facilities, broadband and solar power. Instead of trucking everything in for each event it will be there for us all to use.”

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“We would like to thank, from the heart, everyone who has supported us over the last two eventful years, and our wonderful team of volunteers and our tiny team of staff , all of whom have worked so hard to achieve this result.”

Four Winds plan to start building stage 2 of the project after the next festival at Easter 2012. The new Sound Shell will be completed in time for the Festival.

Enquiries: call Tonia Liosatis on 0458 000 955

Four Winds IS THE WINNER 2011 APRA/AMC Australian Art Music Award for Excellence in a Regional Location.

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