Home' Tennant and District Times : 2018-0329 TDT Contents TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES THURSDAY 29 MARCH 2018 7
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SHOW US YA SKILLS!
Barkly Regional Arts are looking for young people who
want to perform a song at this music event.
You can perform more than once.
Enter in any of these sections:
Beats and Raps
SATURDAY APRIL 21st
Barkly Regional Arts
Grab a sign up form and drop it into
Barkly Regional Arts, 65 Staunton Street
or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s an event to show off your talents and win prizes.
APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM
Monday 16th April- Saturday 21st April
at Barkly Regional Arts , 65 Staunton St
Dinner from 5pm-6pm
Bus picks ups at 5:00pm and drop offs at 8:00pm
Call Tash Evans to book place in program and bus collection 0439 222 099
Work with professional musicians:
Dr Flouride, Rachel Pelser and
Warren H Williams
Learn an instrument, write a song
Practice and rehearse a song
Perform at the ‘Barkly Beats’ event
Barkly Regional Arts
BRA delivers a line-up of events
MID-March saw a nice line up of
events for Tennant Creek hosted by
Barkly Regional Arts (BRA).
On Saturday 17 March, Peko Park was a
beautiful setting for the Darwin Symphony
Orchestra, with the sun shining and a crowd
of about 90 coming out with chairs and picnic
rugs to enjoy the music. Caroline Gomes and
Karen’s Coffee Time rounded out the overall
event by providing delicious food and coffee
for the crowd to enjoy.
It was a short but sweet orchestral set from
the all female string quartet. On Sunday 18,
the Darwin Symphony Orchestra ran a free
workshop for young people at BRA.
By the end of the workshop they had created
a little piece of music with violin, trumpet,
clarinet, shakers, drums and tambourines.
To celebrate Harmony Day, BRA put on
an event and launched the first round of the
Desert Harmony Festival.
It was a great display of community col-
laboration as various people and organisa-
tions stepped up on stage to talk about what
they are presenting at the festival and how
the community could get involved in their
There was also a large call for the commu-
nity to start thinking about how they would
like to be a part of the Festival and ways
they can contribute to the theme of “Place
As well as connecting with their friends and
family afar and encouraging to be a part of the
volunteer-tourism activity, ‘Go Walkabout’ to
get their desert experience in Tennant Creek
during the Festival.
For all information on the Festival please
head to the website www.desertharmonyfes-
tival.com or like us on Facebook for daily
The door is always open at BRA to come
in and speak with Artistic Director, Kathy
Burns, to discuss what you could contribute.
The night finished off with a touring produc-
tion from Darwin, Hillbilly Horror as well as
a local Barkly hillbilly band, featuring War-
ren H Williams, Rachel Pelser, Daniel Friel,
Will Thomson, Chris Parker, Barry Nattrass
and Jeff McLaughlin.
The event, toured by Artback NT, was a hi-
larious physical comedy production with five
actors on stage playing various characters.
The crowd of just over 100 enjoyed this
mid week event with a first time visitor to
Tennant Creek who came along and later
wrote this: “Three words that encapsulate
my experience of the evening: Pride, Spirit,
Inclusion...I thought the event showcased
the cohesive and dynamic spirit of Tennant
Creek. What I loved most was how inclusive it
felt – there was such positive encouragement
for everyone in town to get involved and be
part of something together. I also felt just how
much commitment and love people have for
Tennant Creek, which – as a first timer here
was such a heart-warming experience.”
A big thank you to Karen’s Kitchen for
their delicious food and Alba Brockie and
the youth for ice-cream!
Coming up next for events are the School
Holiday programs, ‘Pipe Up’ a visual arts
activity and ‘Rock with the Doc’ to rehearse
and practice music for the main youth music
event, ‘Barkly Beats’ on Saturday 21 April.
By KATHY BURNS
l The Darwin Symphony Orchestra turned Peko Park into a musical feast to remember.
l Actors from Hillbilly Horror kept the Tennant
Creek audience in fits of laughter.
l The Barkly’s own ‘hillbilly’ band lent a
twang to the night.
Fill out the sign up form on Page 5 and drop it into
Barkly Regional Arts, 65 Staunton Street or email to
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