Bubbling over for festival

More details of Lawrence's annual summer arts festival have been released, and buskers, blokes and bubbles are all set to take centre stage.

The event, on January 22 to 24, is a popular festival on the southern art circuit.

Spokeswoman Lisa Wilson said the 2010 festival would open with an art competition on Friday, January 22, followed by "Piper in the Peace Garden" where the town would celebrate local talent.

Artists and exhibitors will feature at Marama Lodge throughout the three-day festival as well in some of Lawrence's historic buildings.

"There will be dance, poetry, Victorian teas and floral art in the garden at The Ark, while Marama will host fine food, wine, coffee, music and artists," Ms Wilson said.

Buskers would be in the town's main street and Myrtus and Strawberry the clowns would make a guest appearance.

Visitors and residents could experiment with making giant bubbles and tunnel bubbles, as well as balloon sculpting, while another Bikes for Fun competition would be held.

Ms Wilson said a blokes corner, featuring fly-fishing demonstrations and other events, would be staged, and an art auction was also planned on the final day.

A recital at 4.30pm on January 24 would close the festival.


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