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7pm Saturday 7 November 2015

Foster War Memorial Arts Centre

Singers on song
The winning table was headed by members of the Prom Coast Singers with Ruth, Kit & Siobhan Carson, Ros & Jon Wathen and Jennifer Paragreen augmented by Pat & Margaret O’Malley.  They were rewarded for their efforts with wine from Cellarbrations at Foster and chocolates from Fabulous Foster FoodWorks.
The competition was very keen with only half a point separating the winners from the second placed team and the last team only six points off the pace.
Andrew Oldroyd was the energetic and thought provoking quiz master who set some intriguing challenges including identifying computer type fonts and Australian airports.
Musical entertainment was provided by Goody Two-Shoes alias John Laurie and Natalie Burrow.
Steve Mills, Alan Rudge and Kit Carson won door prizes donated by Aherns Fruit Market, Prom Meats and Main Street Revelations.
Barbara Partridge was delighted to land herself a double pass to Gippsland Opera’s ‘Opera by the Lakes’ featuring David Hobson on 20th March 2016 while Jon Wathen secured tickets to a ‘Mostly Mozart’ performance at the Melbourne Recital Centre.
Raffle winners included: Noelene Warren – Heidi Museum of Modern Art, Arie Bos – Inside-Out Clothing, Krista Evans – Larkrise Natural Handmade Soaps, Clive Hope – Museum Victoria, Pat O’Malley – Musica Viva, David Small – Phillip Island Nature Parks and Heather Stone – Sally Gibson Portraits

Trivia nights are great fun

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  • Saturday 22 November 2014

Winner 2014The happy crew from Table 2
Winners 2014
(L to R): Yianni Banikos, Scott Bindloss, Anda Banikos, Ken Irwin, Gayle Bourke, Chloe Bindloss, Megan Bindloss, Di Farmer, Wally Birkenbiel, Geoff Davey & Judy Barnard (in the background Andrew Oldroyd and Geoff Harris)

FAMDA’s fourth Arty-Farty Trivia Party proved to be another very enjoyable evening with quizmaster Andrew Oldroyd setting some intriguing challenges and Heartstrings’ John Laurie and Natalie Burrow providing musical entertainment.

The talent laden winning table comprised:
Anda, Yianni & Elektra Banikos, Judy Barnard, Geoff Davey, Megan Williams, Scott & Chloe Bindloss, Dianne Farmer, Walter Birkenbeil, Gayle Shepherd and Ken Irwin.
They won themselves wine donated by Cellarbrations at Foster, chocolates from Fabulous Foster FoodWorks and quarterly subscriptions to the Prom Coast Film Society

Andrew Jamieson was the lucky winner of  the Bianca Biesuz-Stefani oil painting.

Door prizes donated by Ahern’s Fruit Market, Fabulous Foster FoodWorks and Golden Creek Olives went to John Cocking, Pauline Cliff and Heather Curtis.

Other donated prizes and their winners were:
Golden Creek Olives – Eric Mould
InsideOut Clothing – Kate Woodward
Larkrise Soaps – Bruce Beatson
Musica Viva – Ilsa Arndt
Melbourne Museum – John Cocking & also Chris Behag
Melbourne Recital Centre – Paddy Broberg
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – John Cocking
Opera Australia – Trudy McColl
Prom Meats – Margaret Rowe
The Production Company – Geoff Harris

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Standing (left to right): Richard Dargaville, Peter Thomson, Bernadette Thomson, Peter Latreille, Jackie Dargaville, Anne Strong, Michael Strong, Anne Latreille
Seated (left to right): Mark Alsop, Sue Alsop

FAMDA successfully hosted its third Arty-Farty Trivia Party at the Foster Arts Centre on 16 February 2013  with a birthday theme.

All guests were offered a cup cake complete with candle and got to sing “Happy Birthday” to FAMDA along with HeartStrings’ Natalie Burrow and John Laurie who provided musical entertainment throughout the evening.

Quizmaster, Andrew Oldroyd, assembled an amazing mix of intriguing questions which even included a round called “Sixty” in recognition of FAMDA’s 60th birthday to be celebrated in November 2013.

The 2013 winning table was organised by Sue Alsop with Jackie and Richard Dargaville, Peter Thomson and Bernadette Thomson, Peter and Anne Latreille, Michael and Anne Strong and Mark Alsop taking home an amazing selection of prizes generously sponsored by several local businesses.

There was a colouring competition which was won by the folk from the Foster Pharmacy table.

Noted children’s author and illustrator, Alison Lester, had generously donated a signed print of the illustration created for the cover of her ‘Magic Beach’. This proved to be a very eagerly sought raffle prize which was won by Arie Bos.

Opera Australia, Melbourne Theatre Company, Musica Viva, Heide Gallery, Melbourne Museum and local donors also provided raffle prizes.

Patricia Wrighton won the Opera Australia tickets. Leeanne Woods was the lucky winner of the Musica Viva prize. Tanya Pell won both the Melbourne Theatre Company and the Heide Museum and Gallery vouchers while Jennifer Paragreen won the Museum Victoria prize. Other raffle winners included Agatha Carrafa, Tara Hendry, Greg Mattingley, Mike Street and Robert Paragreen.

FAMDA wishes to thank the local sponsors who provided prizes for the evening, Ahern’s Fruit Market and Fine Foods, Foster IGA, Foster Pharmacy, Foster Seafoods, Glenn’s Sports and Gifts, Golden Creek Olives, Larkrise Soaps, Main Street Revelations, Marieke Ormsby Photography, OK Pizza & Pasta, Prom Coast Film Society, Prom Meats and South Gippsland One Act Play Festival for their much appreciated contribution to the occasion.

Happy raffle winner, Arie Bos, proudly holding his signed copy of the painting created as the cover of Alison Lester’s book, ‘Magic Beach’.

HeartStrings – John Laurie and Natalie Burrow in performance


The Leongatha Lyric / Dowd table team

Author and illustrator, Alison Lester, was born in Foster and grew up on a farm overlooking the sea.

She has since gone on to become one of Australia’s most popular authors, having written and illustrated over 25 picture books with famous titles such as The Quicksand Pony, Are We There Yet? , Clive Eats Alligators and, of course, Magic Beach.

Her books are published in many languages and are loved by children around the world with her sure sense of colour and design, her humour and her keen observation of the details of children’s lives making her books lasting favourites.

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FAMDA’s second Arty-Farty Trivia Party was held on Saturday 21 May 2011 in the newly painted auditorium of the Foster War Memorial Arts Centre.

The party atmosphere started from the time the first guests arrived with musical entertainment provided by the talented combination of Natalie Burrow and John Laurie.

Quizmaster, Andrew Oldroyd, again provided an intriguing variety of trivia questions, some related to visual and performing arts, music, stage and screen, plus topics such as geography, history, food and literature.

Trivia Champions – Georgina Williamson, Amy Kindellan & Melina Newman
Jan & David Gallacher, Liz Kindellan, Genevieve Davies, Wendy & Ross Williamson

Prizes came from an amazing variety of sponsors and donors: Ando’s Bakery, Cadbury’s Chocolates, Dino the Butcher, Elsie’s Florist, Essential Body Basics, Foster IGA, Foster Seafood, Melbourne Theatre Company, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, OK Pizza & Pasta, Parks Victoria, Prom Meats, Pulham’s Furniture & Carpets, RACV Inverloch and Wonthaggi Theatrical Group.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to making the Second Arty-Farty Party so successful.


The inaugural Arty-Farty Trivia Party was held on Saturday 17 July 2010.

FAMDA’s Arty-Farty Trivia Party proved to be a trivia night with a difference.

Quizmaster, Andrew Oldroyd, really kept the night moving with lots of trivia questions, some related to visual and performing arts, music, stage and screen, plus more general knowledge topics of the history, geography, sport variety.

What made this night special was a Trivia Party with a very social aspect to it, lots of other games and prizes to be won plus some FAMDA “stars”, John Laurie and Josh Gardiner  providing musical entertainment.

Leongatha Lyric Theatre and Wonthaggi Theatrical Group were well represented on the occasion.

Several local artists generously donated works to be sold via a silent auction.
There were drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture and woodwork by such noted
South Gippsland artists as Marilyn Ardley, Ann Parry, Jason Pell (South Coast Joinery),
Elizabeth Richardson, Anne Roussac–Hoyne and Kerry Spokes.

The winning table was made up of Barbara Partridge, Arie Bos, Fleur & Graeme Wheeler, Llew, Jane & Tom Vale, Bev and Don Nicoll.

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FAMDA’s Arty-Farty Trivia Party is designed as a fun night for everyone, particularly theatrical people, and a chance for current & recent cast members from many different theatre groups to get together and enjoy each other’s company when they are not rehearsing or performing.

You don’t, however, have to be a theatre buff to enjoy the night.  Naturally there will be lots of trivia questions related to visual and performing arts, music, stage and screen, but there will also  be a fair sprinkling of general knowledge on topics such geography, history, local news, food and sport with quiz master, Andrew Oldroyd, keeping proceedings rolling along.

Organise your friends, relations, workmates or a combination thereof to form a team for a great evening’s entertainment with lots of fun guaranteed and great prizes to be won. 

People will be seated at tables of ten. It’s not a problem if you have fewer than ten group members as we will combine smaller groups to make it fairer for everyone.

The admission cost for the night is just $10 per person. People are welcome to bring their own nibbles, drinks and glasses.  FAMDA will provide tea and coffee.     

Prizes for trivia, door prizes, raffles and entertainment by the fabulous Goody Two-Shoes!

For table (10) & individual bookings

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  •  phone: 0435 535 867 or 5682 2077
  •  visit: Main Street Revelations, Foster


One Response to “Trivia Night”

  1. Bill Payne Says:

    I am interested in the works of Ann Parry. Could you tell me if she is contributing to any upcoming exhibitions either in Melbourne or elsewhere please?
    Bill Payne.

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