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An evening of Lighting up the Lane will once again bring art, entertainment and light to Banna Lane, sending off the Banna Lane Festival with a big celebration. The street party will start on May 7 at 5 pm, it will feature local artists and performers to bring joy and light to the evening. Traditionally frescoes along Banna Lane will be illuminated to showcase some of the exciting new art forms. Musicians such as Dookie Thorne, Stickie Fingers and Twice Shy will be on the main stage, while Bernard Gray and the Murrumbidgee Jazz Collective will perform in other areas along the alley. While previous activities were held on Kooyoo Street, the refurbishment moved the main celebration into space on Banna Lane opposite the GB Sports car park. Organizer Carr Leimer said the evening was mainly aimed at allowing families to spend the evening with their children. “We will have more food, more drinks, more performers for the kids and more activities for the kids. I’m really trying to focus on making this evening great for the whole family.” IN OTHER NEWS The Leeton Lions train will also run at night, taking families on a tour of the murals along the street. Circus artist Dizzy Dilemmas will showcase her new fire-based routine that is sure to cause some excitement. Due to the fact that the event is being held for the third time, Ms. Lymer said that in recent years the event has grown and is looking forward to its continuation. “The first year we had rain. Last year we saw a real shift – we were making a welcome in the country and I remember looking at the alley and there were so many people,” she said. “I hope we can continue to grow and make this one of our major events for the city.” Due to the fact that so much is happening, Ms. Lymer said she urged visitors to check the schedule in advance so as not to miss out. “I’m just urging people to come down. Take your hats, put on your jacket, you’ll keep warm. I know the cold can scare some people off, but we’ll have heaters … It’s only one night, so make the most of it!” Lane lighting will be on Bath Lane on the evening of May 7th. Our journalists work hard to bring local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:



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