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Happy 30th Birthday Box Hill Community Arts Centre

Happy 30th Birthday Box Hill Community Arts Centre

The online exhibition commemorating the 30th Anniversary of BHCAC has been officially released. BHCAC has been running 30 years as an active and growing hub for arts and related community groups. We were asked to write a short reflection on our time at BHCAC.

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GuitarStart awarded a Business Innovation Grant

We have been awarded a Business Innovation Grant from local Government - through Whitehorse City Council. 

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What did Frank Woodley (Lano & Woodley) have to say about our performance?

Here's what Frank Woodley (Lano & Woodley) had to say about our GuitarStart Ukulele Group's recent Boroondara Festival performance: "gorgeous playing .... so uplifting .... a testament to their dedication to keep learning, keep connected to each other & keep the Music alive".

20th Anniversary Whitehorse Excellence in Business Awards 2020/2021

GuitarStart has now been nominated for the 20th Anniversary Whitehorse Excellence in Business Awards 2020/2021. This follows on from the recent "Feelgood in Whitehorse" story Award.

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2nd Open-Mike Night

Better than Celebrity Gogglebox! - Big Kudos for our 2nd Open-Mike Night, Lock-down Event.

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Feel Good Stories - #WhitehorseTogether

GuitarStart’s ZOOM-ULELE Groups have just been featured as part of Des’s’ Award "Feel Good Stories" #WhitehorseTogether". 

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Inaugural OPEN-MIKE (Live Streaming) Sessions for GuitarStart Students & Families

Staying Socially Connected with Music: Last night we successfully launched our Inaugural OPEN-MIKE (Live Streaming) Sessions for GuitarStart Students & Families: Big Kudos to everyone supporting our Inaugural Open-Mike Night session. 

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Music Lessons have got you Covid!

Thanks to the cooperation of local Neighborhood, Community, and Arts Centres, & the willingness of Students; we are now running most of our Music Lessons & Activities Online. 

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Ukulele Cruise Australia (UCA)

Aloha Hawaii! Following on from our recent inaugural Melbourne Ukulele Cruise, Ukulele Cruise Australia (UCA) has booked me to do the upcoming Hawaii Cruise later this year. 9th - 22nd July 2020.

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Melbourne Music Week Free Beginnersí Ukulele Workshop

Melbourne Music Week Free Beginners’ Ukulele Workshop hosted by our combined Groups.

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Surrey Hills Music Festival 2019

"really enjoyed all the music and energy on Stage"; "I had enormous fun singing along"; "my baby couldn't stop dancing"; "bigger than the Beatles!".

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Luxury Cruising? Ukulele? Warm weather?

All inclusive Cruise Activities? (Hey; I know it's a tough job but someone's got to do it)!

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Specialist Ukulele Workshop

Our first-ever Specialist Ukulele Workshop "Sing your Heart out". This is a new format of Music sessions we trialed over the Term Break at a local Community Centre. 

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Multicultural Festival 2019

An "uplifting & vibrant performance"; "one of the highlights of the event"

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Music for Refugees

This year I donated some Guitars to a very worthwhile cause - Music for Refugees. 

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