If creativity takes courage then the Hilltops region is in for a treat because the visual as well as the performing arts are about to strike an intriguing fusion at the launch of Handmade in Harden Community Markets this Sunday, 19 May 2019 at the Old Murrumburrah Courthouse, corner of Albury and Vernon Streets, between 9:00am and 2:00pm.
The markets are coordinated by a sub-committee of Harden Murrumburrah Arts Council in conjunction with Murrumburrah Harden Rotary Club and will be held on the third Sunday of each month, with stalls situated both inside and outside of the majestic Courthouse which has undergone a restoration in recent years. The Committee was successful in their application for funding from the recent Hilltops Council Sponsorship funding round which has been used to cover the majority of setup costs involved.
The treats instore for visitors are diverse, with the market showcasing creations from both local and regional artists and craftspeople who “make it, bake it, sew it and/or grow it.” Not only will you be able to browse and purchase from the variety of stalls available, you will also be entertained by spot performances by local performance groups such as Harden Theatre Train, Murrumburrah Writers Group as well as busking from local musicians and local students from Young School of Music. The market launch includes performances from local lady Barbara Grainger who will be reciting poems written by resident poet Allan Hacking, puppeteer and children’s author Debra Williams and busking musician Zach Sommer on acoustic guitar. Children can also visit the hair braiding and colouring stall for an artistic and vibrant makeover!
All profits raised from market bookings will be used to assist in providing a wider variety of arts and cultural activities, services and programs in the local community. If you are interested in booking a stall for the meager cost of $20, please contact Yvonne Whitechurch on 0402 418 252. So, come along and support this worthy cause which in turn will assist the wider community in accessing more opportunities to express their creative sides!
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