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Hopes of bringing back lighting, music and events to Ramsgate’s East Cliff Bandstand

Hopes of bringing back lighting, music and events to Ramsgate’s East Cliff Bandstand
East Cliff bandstand Photo Steven Collis

An application to have the East Cliff Bandstand listed as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) has been submitted by The Ramsgate Society.

The Grade II listed bandstand on Wellington Crescent, at the top of Plains of Waterloo, was built in 1939 and its listing includes the dance floor, steps and boundary wall with railing.

More than a decade ago the bandstand was refurbished and had coloured lights and a sound system installed.  But it has been several years since the equipment was used following some issues over antisocial behaviour.

There has now been a flurry of activity aimed at bringing the bandstand back into use.

John Walker, from The Ramsgate Society, said: “I had been thinking about the bandstand for a while as it is a bit of a mess and has become overgrown.

“The Ramsgate Society, Ramsgate Town Council and an East Cliff residents group have got together to try and work out a plan to revive it.

“We think it could be turned into an asset for the community so the first thing is to get it listed as an ACV so it is recognised as something the community wants to keep.

“Then maybe it could be transferred to the town council, I can only imagine it is a liability for Thanet council. It could be a good project but needs people to be involved.”

Photo Steven Collis

Ramsgate Town Council discussed reviving the bandstand as part of proposals to improve stretches of the town, particularly the west and east cliff areas, and possibly take on responsibility for some of the assets.

The proposal was put forward at a meeting during the week by councillors Helen Crittenden and Corinna Huxley.

As part of that there is to be a focus on the East Cliff bandstand with agreement that the town council will use miscellaneous funds of between £800-£1,000 for engineers to check the condition of light and sound equipment and estimate a cost to get it running again.

Cllr Helen Crittenden

Cllr Crittenden said: “Corinna and I are really concerned, particularly in East Cliff, about the lack of maintenance in the gardens and public spaces (those not looked after by volunteer groups) and are looking to see how RTC could take over areas from TDC. The idea is to coordinate with the many volunteer groups in a way where we can support them and fill in the gaps between their work.

“The Ramsgate Society has put in the ACV request. Thanet council do not, and will not, have the money needed so the idea is to get responsibility under RTC. It is about finding a way for the bandstand to be brought back into use, working with The Ramsgate Society and other groups – we are due to meet with the Let’s Save Ramsgate Bandstand group in the next couple of weeks.”

East Cliff postcard

Ideas include an attractive light display once more, possibly screening so the area can be used but protected from coastal winds, repairing the dance floor area. having concerts/bands and performances from local groups.

Cllr David Green said some £12,000 was spent on the lighting and sound equipment via funding from his wife Liz in her previous role as a councillor around 10 years ago.

He added: “For a small amount of money this could be a really exciting project.”

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Canora Mayor thanks those involved with two recent events

Canora Mayor thanks those involved with two recent events

A big thank to several volunteers and individuals for putting on the Canora Ag Days and the Live and Play Street Festival.

Mayor Mike Kwas notes some of the organizations involved where the Cruiser Car Club, the Tourism Committee, the Canora Ag Society and Public Works department.

Chariot and chuckwagon races as well as a Gymkana highlighted the weekend.

There was also a cabaret which featured the Crawdaddies.

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Cal Poly Music Department Announces 2022-23 Events Season | Cal Poly News

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Music Department will open its 2022-23 season with a jazz recital, followed by additional events that showcase faculty and student performers as well as guest artists.

On Oct. 6, Cal Poly Director of Jazz Studies Arthur White will give a recital with guest artists Henry Johnson, guitar; Jo Ann Daugherty, piano; Dale Black, bass; and Thomas Taylor, drums.  Compositions by White and Johnson will be performed.

On Oct. 20, the duo andPlay will present “Collaborating with Technology.” New York-based guest artists Maya Bennardo, violin, and Hannah Levinson, viola, will present a talk and concert with three pieces they commissioned showcasing three different ways of incorporating technology into performance by Bethany Younge, Lester St. Louis and David Bird.

There will be a Faculty Showcase Recital on Oct. 21 as part of Cal Poly’s Mustang Family Weekend, which will include guitarist James Bachman, sopranos Katherine Arthur and Amy Goymerac, percussionist John Astaire, bassoonist Lisa Nauful, trumpeter Chris Woodruff, and percussionist John Astaire.

Additional fall events include:

  • Nov. 4 — Bandfest 2022
  • Nov. 18 — Fall Jazz Concert
  • Dec. 2 — Choirs’ Holiday Kaleidoscope
  • Dec. 3 — Arab Music Ensemble Fall Concert
  • Dec. 4 — Symphony: Madrone String Quartet and the New World

The department will ring in the new year in with a solo piano recital by W. Terrence Spiller on Jan. 13, and Bach Week Jan. 17-21.

The complete list of events for the 2022-23 season — which runs through June and includes dozens of free offerings — is available on the Music Department’s calendar website. For more information, call 805-756-2406 or email the department.

Tickets are on sale now at the Cal Poly Ticket Office. To order by phone, call 805-SLO-4TIX (805-756-4849).

Patrons receive a 20% discount when buying season tickets to four Music Department events through the Performing Arts Ticket Office; Cal Poly faculty and staff receive a 20% discount on individual tickets.

All events are sponsored by Cal Poly’s Music Department and the College of Liberal Arts. Several are also sponsored by the Instructionally Related Activities program.

Music Department Calendar
Music Department email
Cal Poly Ticket Office

August 26, 2022
Contact: Michele Abba

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Today’s events for Sunday, Aug. 14

Today's events for Sunday, Aug. 14

August is Peach Month, which means you still have several days left to perfect that peach pie recipe. Remember: Sharing is caring!

The Holy Rosary Catholic Church Festival wraps up today on the church grounds, 2224 45th St. Live music today features Willie Sturba (1 to 2:30 p.m.), The Chevelles (3 to 5:30 p.m.) and Good Vibez (6 to 9:30 p.m.). The festival is open noon to 10 p.m. All the festival food favorites are back, too, including fried dough.

The Sweet Corn Festival is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Jerry Smith Farm, 7150 18th St. in Somers. The festival features local food trucks, live music and craft vendors — in addition to all that sweet corn. Admission is free.

Prost! The Biergarten in Petrifying Springs County Park is open seven days, serving up cold beverages and warm pretzels. For more details, check the Biergarten’s Facebook page.

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The Racine Concert Band’s final outdoor free summer concert of this season is 7 tonight at the Racine Zoo, 2131 N. Main St. The program features guest vocalist Darlene Kelsey and flute soloist Beth Kapralian. The zoo’s gates at Walton Avenue and Augusta Street open at 6:30 p.m. for free admission to the concert. A courtesy cart, for audience members who need assistance in getting to the concert site, is available before and after the concert.

The Wisconsin State Fair wraps up today at State Fair Park, 7722 West Greenfield Ave. in West Allis. Free entertainment includes daily free shows by the Kids From Wisconsin and the always popular racing pigs! Did we mention the cream puffs yet? The fair is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more details, go to

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The WDM Hold An Event In Yorkton

The WDM Hold An Event In Yorkton

An event will be held at the Western Development Museum in Yorkton. Back to the Farm is taking place at the WDM and will run today from 10:30am-4pm. Several events are taking place including the operation of various vintage tractors, binding of crop and plowing the back field, demonstrations of clay oven bread baking, rope making, blacksmithing and butter making. Regular Museum admission applies, while WDM members can get in for free.

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Tourism Malaysia senior director: Music concert events gateway to revive Malaysian tourism industry

Tourism Malaysia senior director: Music concert events gateway to revive Malaysian tourism industry
South Indian singer and music composer Anirudh Ravichander speaks during a press conference during the launch of his concert trailer at the JW Marriott Hotel, Putrajaya July 19, 2022. — Picture by Devan Manuel

South Indian singer and music composer Anirudh Ravichander speaks during a press conference during the launch of his concert trailer at the JW Marriott Hotel, Putrajaya July 19, 2022. — Picture by Devan Manuel

Sunday, 24 Jul 2022 5:17 PM MYT

KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 — Music tourism has now become a massive phenomenon around the world and Malaysia is slowly resuming this tourism product to revive the industry as the country moves to the endemic phase.

Downtown of Kuala Lumpur is the hub for many international music concerts this year especially from India, which include famous South Indian singer and music composer Anirudh Ravichander; Tamil music’s prolific singer, songwriter and composer Yuvanshankar Raja; Indian playback singer Sid Sriram and the sensational singer Pradeep Rangaswamy Kumar.

Tourism Malaysia senior director (Strategic Planning Division) Syed Yahya Othman said entertainment especially concerts are among the elements to promote Malaysia’s tourism after two years hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic since 2020.

“Thus, Tourism Malaysia is supporting all concerts, local and foreign, being held here because the artistes will bring along their followers to Malaysia. So far we have four artistes from India.

“For example, for the upcoming ‘Anirudh’s Once Upon A Time’ music tour, on Sept 17 itself, we will receive three to four charter flights from India and Singapore. We have received concert applications from Indonesian and Korean artistes too,” he told Bernama recently.

Anirudh’s concert will be the first ‘glow in the dark’ concert ever done by an Indian artiste in Malaysia where all attendees will be given programmable LED wristbands designed to create a stunning light show during the event to further enhance the concert experience.

Anirudh said the concert to be held at Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil has been themed such, taking inspiration from British rock band Coldplay’s previous performances.

“It is not very viable for Indian concerts but I want to give the Tamil music scene a try and my thanks to Tourism Malaysia and MC Entertainment for helping to make it happen now,” the 31-year-old music composer said.

Meanwhile, the organiser for ‘Naan Pradeep Kumar’ concert, Aakar Foundation’s Trustee Mathavan Muniandy, said around 6,000 tickets were sold for the two-day concert on July 23 and 24 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) Plenary Hall.

He said the response to the concert by the 36-year-old singer had been overwhelming which pushed the organiser to extend the concert for another day as initially it was planned to be a one-day show.

“This concert is to revive the local tourism and also to provide opportunities to people in the local entertainment sector to bounce back after pandemic. Thanks to Tourism Malaysia for supporting, “ he added.

Pradeep’s first step into singing was through the 2010 Tamil movie ‘Enthiran’ in which he sang the tunes of the soundtrack composed by A R Rahman. He also collaborated with music composer Santhosh Narayaan in the movies Attakathi and Pizza in 2013.

On the other hand, Yuvanshankar Raja, the younger son of musician Ilaiyaraaja was delighted with the response to the two-day concert held last weekend (July 16 and 17) at the Axiata Arena and thanked all Malaysian fans.

“I was overwhelmed. #Yuvan25 KL will forever be special.Thank you for the love. You guys are awesome! I love you all,” the composer tweeted in acknowledging the warm response he received from fans during the concert.

It was reported that tickets for veteran Indonesian rock band Dewa concert, which will be held on Sept 9 and 10 at Axiata Arena were also sold out within an hour of release, while Sid Sriram Live in KL 2022 ‘s tickets were sold out for the first day (Aug 20) and after the organiser pushed for a second show (Aug 21) that too was a sell-out.

Tamil veteran music director who has composed over 8,500 songs, Maestro Ilaiyaraaja; Academy Award winning singer AR Rahman and Bollywood superstar Salman Khan are also scheduled to perform in Malaysia this year. — Bernama

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Upcoming Korean music events in Vancouver that you won’t want to miss

Upcoming Korean music events in Vancouver that you won’t want to miss

2022 is an eventful year for Korean music fans in Vancouver. After a two-year hiatus, Korean music concerts are returning to Vancouver in full swing. 

If you have missed Eric Nam’s tour and Epik High’s concert earlier this year, don’t worry, we rounded up a list of upcoming Korean music events in Vancouver so you can plan when to catch some top musical artists. 

BTS Club night

If you are into K-Pop, you must know BTS, the seven-member group that achieved worldwide success over the past few years. 

Last month, the group announced an “indefinite break” to focus on their solo projects. The heartbreaking news left millions globally in tears.

Instead of indulging in sadness, why not dance it out to your favourite BTS’ songs and express your love for the group with your fellow ARMYs through the night?

Featuring all things BTS, Vancouver’s first BTS Club Night offers a curated playlist full of hits, fan favourites and solo tracks, as well as BTS-themed drinks, giveaways and photo station. 

When: July 24 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Where: Levels Nightclub, 560 Seymour St, Vancouver

Seventeen’s “Be the Sun” Tour

Seventeen, a popular 13-member K-POP boy group known for their world-class synchronization and powerful choreography, is coming back on stage after a two-year long break, with Vancouver being their first North American stop.

In May, the lead single “Hot” in the group’s new album, Face the Sun, garnered 1.74 million pre-order sales in the first week after its release. Fans are guessing “Hot” will be at the top of the group’s concert song lists. 

Prior to the concert, fans will also gather outside to participate in a random play dance event to show their love and support for the group and get themselves into the mood and warmed up for the concert.

Carats, are you already excited to see Seventeen hit the stage?

When: Aug. 10, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver


Junny’s The “Blanc” Tour

K-R&B fans, don’t worry, you’re not missing out! Korean-Canadian singer-songwriter Junny will finally be returning to his hometown after over three years to grace us with his captivating vocal powers. 

Growing up in Vancouver, Junny is now one of the most in-demand soloists. Since his debut in 2017, Junny has garnered attention for his artistry, lyricism, and unique vocal colour. 

Named after his upcoming album “blanc”, the tour will reflect Junny’s diverse music style, from the upbeat track “Color Me‘, to the suave atmospheric tunes of “Get Ya!

The soloist explained the title “blanc” as a metaphor for his experience — looking back at life, the singer always felt like a blank canvas, coloured by people who are around and inspire him every day.

When: Sep 8, 2022 

Where: Harbour Event & Convention Centre, 750 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver

Sunmi’s “Good Girl Gone Mad” Tour

K-Pop queen Sunmi is set to make her big comeback to the stage and bring some hot summer vibes to Vancouver with new singles “Heart Burn” and “Childhood.” 

Sunmi is a chart-topping singer, dancer, songwriter and a former member of the K-Pop girl group Wonder Girls

After the band version of ‘Heart Burn’ was recently released, fans were thrilled to watch Sunmi playing bass again after a long time. Sunmi disclosed that knowing how fans appreciated the band version, she plans to spoil fans by performing while playing bass during this world tour.  

Got those lightsticks ready? Catch Sunmi take it all out and “go mad” at her “Good Girl Gone Mad” show.

When: Sept. 15, 2022 at  7 p.m.

Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton St, Vancouver

Mark Tuan’s “The Other Side” Tour

GOT7 fans, don’t miss your boys too much, because they’re coming back!

Although the globally popular K-Pop boy group announced their departure from JYP Entertainment after seven years of being together, the group kept their promise to fans and made a comeback earlier this year, with their EP “GOT7. The members then went on to embark on their solo projects, making their fans well-fed. 

Taiwanese-American member Mark Tuan is also diligently promoting his solo music as he officially announced his first solo tour “The Other Side” happening in North America, with Vancouver being one of his stops. 

The tour is named after his upcoming album which will be released on August 26. 

When: Nov. 1, 2022

Where: Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville St, Vancouver

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Live Music Restart Program – Festivals & Events

Rocking the suburbs with new music events

The program aims to support the re-establishment of Victoria’s position as a world-leading state for contemporary music through:

Priority will be given to supporting live music festivals and events that will most significantly support Victoria musicians and communities, contribute to rebuilding of the creative and commercial capacity of the Victorian contemporary live music industry.


Key dates

Round opened: 21 July 2022
Round closed: 3pm, 18 August 2022

For activities commencing from 1 December 2022.  Funding results will be available before November 2022.


Funding available

Presenting organisers of large, complex live music events and festivals are invited to apply for grants of between $250,000 and $1,000,000 to support the cost of planning and delivery of a single live music festival or event; or a series of live music festivals or events featuring contemporary live music in Victoria intended to have a capacity of at least 3000 in-person attendees.


Notification of funding outcomes

Funding recommendations are subject to approval by the Minister for Creative Industries.

Any application feedback is provided at Creative Victoria’s discretion and may not be available at the time of notification of funding outcome.

There is high a level of demand for Creative Victoria funding and so applicants are advised:

  • to plan for contingencies if their application is unsuccessful (e.g., other funding sources); and
  • against entering commitments based on any assumption that they will receive funding, before receiving written notification of their final funding outcome.


Payment of Grants

The payment of program funding will be conditional upon the grant recipient meeting its obligations under a funding agreement between DJPR and the recipient, including fulfilling any payment milestone outcomes or deliverables set out in the funding agreement.

Please refer to the Program Guidelines below for the full eligibility criteria.


Who can apply

The Live Music Restart Program – Festivals & Events is open to experienced organisers of contemporary live music festivals and events in Victoria.

Applicants must demonstrate delivery of at least two live music festivals or events within Victoria at any time in the period between January 2017 to present, each with:

  • an in-person attendance greater than 3,000 people; and
  • a sound revenue generating model.


Applications Opening Soon

Applications will be accepted from the opening date on this webpage . Applications submitted after the closing date will not be accepted.

The Live Music Restart Program – Festivals & Events program applications are submitted via the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions Grants Portal.

General information on how to access the Grants Portal, including how to register and FAQ about the Grants Portal, can be found here.


If you wish to work on DRAFTS, or see your SAVED APPLICATIONS, please click here to return to the Grants Portal.



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Email Emma Ciolli via or phone on 03 9623 1255.