Crush fest continues

IT was a weekend of Crush Festival excitement as music lovers enjoyed the Let's Dance concerts, film fans got their share of excitement at the Sydney Travelling Film Festival, and Cordalba Primary School celebrated Ocktoberfest.

TS Bundaberg cadets also said farewell to their beloved cannon, at its last theatrical firing during Saturday night's traditional Sunset Ceremony.

The Let's Dance concerts, featuring Bundaberg Orpheus Singers and Bundaberg Youth Choir, packed the Anglican Church Parish Hall on Saturday night and entertained the crowd of 160 on Sunday afternoon.

“It's all about dance music, from Brahms to Abba,” Orpheus Singers committee president Bevan Moller said.

Just Rock's 17-year-old Hayley Kentwell and 18-year-old Hamish Clarkson provided some smooth moves during the Orpheus Singers'“Cinemagic” segment yesterday.

“You name it, I've been there and done it,” Mr Clarkson said of his 16 years in dance.

“I come from a family that likes that old-time rock.”

The Moncrieff Theatre played host to nine Sydney Travelling Film Festival flicks over the weekend, kicking off with the Australian film My Year Without Sex.

A highlight was director John Woo's triumphant return to Chinese cinema, the epic Red Cliff.

Meanwhile, Cordalba Primary School's Ocktoberfest on Saturday was as much a country fair as it was a traditional celebration of beers and foods.

Although 10 different beers were on sale for sampling, the event also featured a jumping castle, giant slippery slide, tea cup ride, a band, Elvis, Curley the Clown and his decorative balloons and a variety of different stalls.

Organisers said the events patronage was down a little on last year, but attributed that to a number of reasons, including a clash with other local events.

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