Twilight returns to MAC with a packed program of entertainment

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Twilight is back at Mildura Arts Centre for a fifth year, boasting a stellar line-up of performers for the 2019/2020 launch this month.

Featuring no less than five different acts and three hours of live entertainment on the picturesque Mildura Arts Centre lawns, this month’s launch is the perfect way to wind down with friends at the end of the working week.

The new season of Twilight will kick off at 5.30pm on Friday 18 October, showcasing the voices of With One Voice Mildura, who will open the night.

They’ll be followed by Sunraysia Drum Circle, a collective group of drummers who believe drumming is good for the body and soul.

Performing African and other world rhythms, including Afro-Latin and Middle Eastern rhythms, Sunraysia Drum Circle have become fan favourites performing at Twilight over the past two years.

Illustrating the musical talents of our younger residents, the Merbein P10 Acoustic Group will then take the stage, featuring four very passionate and talented Year 10 students, who’ll perform pop covers from the 1960s through to today.

Sunraysia and Irish Friends Association will provide a change of pace, introducing their energetic Irish dance to traditional music. This talented group of Irish dancers range in age from eight to 30 and are not be missed.

Popular talented local musician Chloe Niuttia will close out the night with a 50-minute acoustic set performing songs across a range of genres including jazz, pop and RnB, which will conclude about 8.30pm.

Councillor for Arts and Culture Jason Modica said Twilight had become an institution for Sunraysia residents during the warmer months of the year.

“Where else on a Friday night are you able to take in three hours of free, live entertainment in such an idyllic setting?” Cr Modica said.

“It’s the perfect setting, particularly during the Daylight Savings months, to relax, maybe enjoy a quiet drink and something to eat and enjoy some sensational live entertainment.

“The great thing about Twilight is the diversity of acts the team at Mildura Arts Centre puts together each month. It makes the nights suitable for everyone from families through to groups of friends.”

The launch of the new season of Twilight coincides with the opening of the latest exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery’s Starstruck: On Location at Mildura Arts Centre on the same night.

It means people who’ve enjoyed Twilight can stay on for a Pop Up Outdoor Cinema screening of The Dressmaker as part of the launch of Starstruck.

Verdict Catering will be on hand throughout the night, serving up delicious food and drink

Twilight at Mildura Arts Centre is on from 5pm to 8:30pm on Friday 18 October.

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