Preparations are well underway for an evening with Melba Opera Trust next weekend in Loch. Saturday 18th at the Loch town hall is building to be a gala evening. The village is frocking up for the black tie evening and with supper provided and drinks at bar prices no one will go wanting.
Dame Nellie Melba GBE (1861 – 1931) was Australia’s first world famous opera singer and one of the greatest celebrities of her day. Born in Richmond, Melbourne she moved to Paris and went on to enjoy an enormously successful career as a prima donna in Australia, England, Europe and the United States during the 20th century.
When she died, Melba bequeathed a generous amount of money dedicated to the development of young opera singers “so that another Melba may arise”. This unique and direct legacy from Melba is strengthened by the continued patronage of her late granddaughter Pamela, Lady Vestey which continues today through Melba’s great-great granddaughter, The Hon. Saffron Foster.
Melba’s gift established the Dame Nellie Melba Scholarship, which still exists today with Melba Opera Trust.
Tickets are still available at trybooking.com/399746 so if you feel like a fun, formal evening out, we’ll see you at the opera.
Is this how you want to be remembered?
Do you want to escape all the hype of the Grand Final weekend?
Are you going to be deserted by your partner?
Would you prefer peace and tranquility?
The Old Hospital together with Not Just Tarts, is offering a special “Footy Avoidance” weekend for those wanting to escape it all on the AFL Grand Final Weekend.
We are offering a Gourmet Getaway Package, so you can escape, relax and ponder your non-footy thoughts with a few fellow escapees and a glass of wine.
You will enjoy two nights of warm and comfortable en suite accommodation at The Old Hospital, which your group will have exclusive use of. Our fabulous catering team at Not Just Tarts will supply an extensive menu for your groups selection. Your gourmet choices will consist of 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners, with complimentary desserts and sides. These will be freshly prepared for you just prior to your arrival and ready with full “Heat and Serve” instructions.
We are pleased to offer this great value all inclusive price of $249 per person (twin share).
If you wish to have a room to yourself, please add an extra $44 per person.
This offer is only available to one group of 6 to 18 adults (18 years and over) for the 28th to 30th September 2018.
Contact us on 9597 0137 to book your “Footy Avoidance” weekend.
P.S We do have a TV if you want to check the footy scores!
Last Sunday saw in our official grand opening of The Old Hospital. Local businesses, neighbours and people who supported us throughout the various stages of development joined us in celebration. The inclement weather kept most of the group inside, however a few hardy souls ventured out and onto the newly built decking – coined The Loch Deck Monster due to its size!
Hassle Free Catering supplied a gourmet selection of food while our local Gippsland Wine Company supplied the wine – with our very own personalised labels!
Sunday was a great opportunity to thank everyone for their help and support over these past 12 months. The opening gave everyone a chance for a self guided tour of the facilities – the nine bedrooms, conference/activities room, the lounge and dining room and garden areas which are really starting to take off with all the rain we are having.
The township of Loch have been extremely welcoming and now we hope to contribute back to the community of Loch and South Gippsland. We have seen a keen interest in our accommodation by craft groups with several bookings already coming through for next year. Of particular interest to them is the activities room due to its functionality, good lighting and facilities.
We are also well set up for car clubs, cycling groups, small weddings and conference retreats.
The link above is a short clip of some of the beautiful terrain riders can expect when visiting Loch, South Gippsland. The Old Hospital guest house welcomes riding groups, providing a lock up bike storage room with space to service your bike. Your hosts can also provide bike routes and maps to suit your group.