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The Riverland Youth Theatre
(RYT) has welcomed a $12,000
federal grant that will assist
the organisation to present
performance workshop Tread On
The grant, awarded by the Region-
al Arts Fund, is one of 18 handed out
to regional projects across the state.
Country Arts South Australia chief
executive officer Steve Saffell said the
fund enabled regional artists to further
develop their artistic ambitions and
start building careers.
"These grants will help enrich
these communities and uncover new
talent," he said.
During Tread On My Dreams, par-
ticipants will work with award-win-
ning theatre maker and former River-
lander Emma Beech to explore the big
question of, 'What do you want to do
when you grow up?'.
RYT artistic director Brooke
Newall said Tread On My Dreams
involved direct performance lectures
and photographic exhibitions.
"This new work will be shown in
schools and public performance spac-
es across the Riverland," she said.
"The young audiences will have a
chance to reflect on what they want
their lives to be about, as well as share
in what stops young people believing
that their dreams can become a real-
ity."Tread On My Dreams will be offi-
cially launched later this month.
RYT gets grant of its dreams
By PAMELA PERRE
A unique event --
which raises money
to grant wishes to
seriously ill River-
land children -- "far
and away exceeded"
tions on Friday night.
branch's annual Sing-
ing with the Stars event,
which was held at the
Renmark Football Club,
saw $3710 raised --
nearly $1000 more than
"We had over 190
people there, we were
totally and utterly
booked out," said
branch president Dallas
"Last year we raised
$2800, and the first year
we raised $2500. It was
by far the best one yet."
The event pairs local
identities with singers,
who then battle it out
against other teams in a
The audience voted
for its favourite act with
money, while three Riv-
erland judges chose
The judges choice
was given to Dar-
ren 'Chook' Letton
and Brad Polain, while
the audience preferred
Andy Bourne and Ken
"It was just a fabu-
lous night, a lot of peo-
ple hadn't seen the show
before and they loved
it," said Mr Zeliff.
"A wish grant costs
about $7500, and the
committee has raised
about $20,000 every
year, for the past five
"We do three or
four events a year, we
only have a committee
of about 10 people, so
we're pretty proud of
Big bucks for the kids
Darren 'Chook' Letton and Brad Polain won the
judges' choice at the Singing with the Stars event,
with their rendition of Billy Idol's White Wedding.
PHOTO: Kylie Watkins
Concerns about the Wine
Equalisation Tax (WET)
rebate remain firmly in the
sights of the region's lead-
ing grape grower body.
Riverland Wine says it is
working closely with other peak
industry bodies to address the
"competitive advantage" New
Zealand producers currently
enjoy over local producers.
In this week's Riverland
Wine roundup -- on page 13
of today's Murray Pioneer --
the group says it also wants to
keep the pressure on Canberra
to demand strong evidence from
the health lobby and others who
keep pushing hard for a volu-
Wine tax still in local group's sights
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