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Happy Birthday Royal South Street 10 July 1879

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Happy birthday Royal South Street! Although it is now 125 years since the first competitions were held, we also celebrate 137 years this month since South Street was first established as The Young Men’s General Debating Society on 10 July 1879. The Society made up of eight young men proposed to meet every Friday night and indulge their passion for debating and kindred subjects in a cottage belonging to the mother of its first president, William D. Hill, at 31 South Street, Ballarat.

Join us for this year’s debating challenge which starts 25 July. Details can be found at www.royalsouthstreet.com.au

Black Tie Fund Raiser with a Touch of Gold

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Saturday 18 June 2016 at Craig’s Hotel, Lydiard Street Ballarat

Fine wine, food and song will take centre stage this month at Craig’s Hotel as Royal South Street Society holds a charity fundraiser to celebrate its 125th anniversary. The proceeds will go towards establishing an inaugural All Abilities Eisteddfod which will allow performers with a disability to compete as part of South Street’s annual program. Commencing in 2017, the All Abilities sections will include dance, vocal, instrumental, speech and drama.

The black tie event ‘with a touch of gold’ will be hosted by Ballarat Councillor, Sam McIntosh and feature the dulcet tones of 2015 Herald Sun Aria Winner, Fiona Jopson and local nine piece band, The Sweet Biscuits, who will help guests dance the night away with plenty of jazz and pizazz.

An auction will also be held with items generously donated by Regent Cinemas, Stems Flower Market, RACV, Craig’s Hotel, and Radio 3BA. To book your tickets, call Royal South Street on 03 5332 1054.