The community was entertained at the second Captivate Capel event held at the Capel Country Club on 24 March with a raft of local performers and entertainers capturing the crowd’s attention.
As people came into the country club they were greeted with a big, colourful wall mural painted on the side of the building by local artist Erin Rafferty, who captured the building’s heritage and history in her design.
The rainy weather created an intimate feel for the performers and audience members who were captivated by the Capel Youth Collective Drama Club who kicked off the event with a performance highlighting some of Capel’s history.
Top of the Stairs Puppeteer Glen Perks drew a big crowd with his hand made marionettes and puppets and was a hit with the younger kids who were taught some puppeteer techniques in a hands-on workshop.
The event was led by Master of Ceremonies, Big Grey, a performer from the UK who kept the crowd entertained with his humour while juggling a glass ball. He continued to impress the crowd with a whip cracking performance assisted by a 12-year-old local performer Charlotte who bravely stood in to have the paper whipped from her hands, leaving the crowd in awe.
The evening progressed to charades led by the Capel Youth Collective Drama Club, who got the crowd involved and gave out some fabulous spot prizes.
The Capel CWA produced a magnificent range of local food sourced from within the Shire of Capel including Stirling Estate Lamb, lupin flour, a vast array of olive oil , bread, fruit and vegetables.
The night came to a close with local singer, Tracey Musham, singing songs from a few decades and had the audience on their feet showing off some dance moves and many people left with big smiles on their faces having shared in some true community spirit.