International Women’s Day was celebrated in earnest at the Wedderburn Community House recently.
More than 30 people gathered to view cultural displays from Spain, India, the United Arab Emirates and Papua New Guinea, before settling in for a hearty lunch that featured Italian, French, German, Chinese and Greek food. The frequency with which people returned to the food table was proof enough that the fare was thoroughly enjoyed. As people ate they were entertained with classical guitar and Flamenco, provided by retired music teacher and Wedderburn local, Bill Foreman. Mr Foreman spent 18 months in Spain in the early 1970s studying Flamenco, a form of Spanish folk music. He played on an authentic Flamenco guitar that be purchased in Spain dining his stay, while he also played mouth organ for The Gypsy Girl – a song he wrote about his daughter – and Waltzing Matilda, for which everyone joined in with gusto. Continue reading