On Sunday August 28, five Yass Music Club scholars presented a wonderful program of music to a very well-attended concert in St Clements Church under the guidance of their mentor from the Yass Music Club, Ros Whiteley. Among the musicians was Craig Wilkinson, Rowan Phemister, Tom Pinson & Ben Stevens.
The purpose of the scholarships is to assist young people from Yass and district in their musical development. The scholarship money is used to assist with music tuition, maintenance of instruments, the purchase of music, and attendance at music schools in their particular instruments
Author and poet Jane Baker has realised an ambition to create a set of verse reflecting upon the seasons in the style of the 13th century poet
Fan Chen Ta. The book will be launched on Saturday, September 3rd at the Oddfellows’ Hall in Yass. For further details and invitation, click here.
Recently, Yass Valley Council identified that the picnic tables in Coronation Park, Yass, needed replacing. Counciller Chris McHargh suggested the existing ones be revamped in a community youth arts project aimed at restoring the tables with wonderful painted graphics. The project was co-ordinated by Cathy Campbell, Community Development Manager at Yass Valley Council. It involved members of the Youth Council and local schools and was run by artists for artists.
Paint materials were generously sponsored by Derivan paints, who were lobbied by YASSarts, and the rest was funded by Yass Valley Council. (the total cost coming out at a fraction of the cost of replacing the tables).
So if you find yourself in Yass one day with time on your hands, stroll down to the park and have a look at the vibrant art on display by our up and coming artists.