Rustic Notions in Cargo are holding an Open Mic Night on Sunday 31st August. The idea began two months ago when a local band called the Honey Dripping Mud Skippers (how can they not achieve fame with a name like that! – pictured above) played at the venue. That evening evolved into Open Mic, which allows anyone who fancies it to get on stage. Heidi, who owns Rustic Notions with her husband Dave, says “There are so many talented people in this area you never know what’s going to happen. People are welcome to rock up and sing or play any instruments, although we don’t have room for drum kits!” The couple decided to hold the event on Sunday 31st as it marks one year to the day of their opening. “We’re very grateful to everyone who supported us to help us get this far” says Heidi.
If you’re looking for something that is rich in history this September, Henry V at the Orange Civic Theatre is for you. “Amid a bombing raid in a war torn city, somewhere in the world right now, a group of children are sheltering underground. To get through the night the terrified kids put on an act of bravado – literally and conjure up the heroics of King Henry V.” Told through the voices of WWII children sheltering from the Blitz, this is a contemporary story with an ancient twist full of conspiracies and plots. Meanwhile Seussical The Musical will be tickling the audiences of October. With the help of a mischievous Cat in the Hat you can follow the adventures of Horton, an elephant who hears a voice coming from a speck of dust one day. Horton soon finds out that in this tiny speck exists the smallest planet in the universe! On this tiny planet live a race known as Whos, with one of the Whos always getting in trouble for the “thinks” he thinks. For anyone who read Dr. Seuss books as a child, this will bring back nostalgic fun for you and let children’s imaginations run wild.
At Orange Ex-Services Club this August Lee Kernaghan will be barnstorming his way into the Club on Wednesday 20th. Lee has notched up 31 #1 hits on the Australian Country Chart, won a staggering 28 Golden Guitars and has sold 2 million albums in the Australian market. His music gave birth to rural rock and songs like ‘Hat Town’, ‘She’s my Ute’ and ‘The Outback Club’ which gave voice to a new generation of country Australia.
By Rhi Quinn