All feathers, sequins and high heels: Prada’s Priscillas sashay to the Bega Valley
Arts & Culture
Coming to Bega for the first time, the fabulously flamboyant Prada’s Priscillas revue pays a spectacular tribute to Carlotta, the legendary 'Les Girls' revue, and the outback tour that became "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert". Get ready and get your tickets for an evening of sequins, eyelashes, legs and outrageousness, as Prada and Co sashay the Bega Civic Centre stage...
New mosaic adds to Tomakin’s beauty
Arts & Culture
Community members at Tomakin have just finished another large mosaic on the eastern side of the Tomakin amenities block. About Regional was there as Sue Jackson. Kathy McKenzie (Art director) and Delma Manning were putting the finishing touches to the artwork. Stage one of the mosaics was completed in 2015, with design input from Mogo Primary School, and Stage 2...
Greedy Smith plays last gig in the Bega Valley – “he was like family.”
News
Australian music great Greedy Smith has died after what has turned out to be his last gig in a community described as his "adopted second home." The Mental As Anything frontman suffered a heart attack in his car in Sydney just a day or so after playing at the Band Together Music Festival at Wolumla in the Bega Valley on...
Light Up Cobargo – this Friday
Community
Cobargo's annual celebration of Christmas and community has a fresh vibrant feel. For many years 'Light Up Cobargo' has signalled a start to the festive season for residents and visitors, this year promises to be bigger than ever. The main street of Cobargo, north of Bega, will again come alive this Friday (December 6) with people browsing market stalls, dipping...
First Nations dancing as one, Yuin Nation gathers community
Community
Sunday (December 1) marked Australia's largest and most powerful healing corroboree in living history. Nation Dance called First Nations people together to dance at 1:00 pm, wherever they were across this wide continent. "Over 60 organised events took place across Australia, New Zealand, Nigeria and North America. Any Indigenous Australians in prisons across the nation were also permitted to dance...
Lyrically lovely portraits shine a light at NGA’s Hugh Ramsay retrospective
Arts & Culture
His lyrically lovely paintings and self-portraits are as fresh as if the sitter were about to step out of the frame from some Parisian bolthole, or the aftermath of a society ball. But few Australians know the artist Hugh Ramsay's name. At 16, he entered the National Gallery School in Melbourne as a prodigiously talented young artist. As a very...
Band Together 2 – “And it felt so good, I wanna do it again.”
News
There is something joyous and unworldly about 1,200 people singing 'Eagle Rock' in unison - without fault and without self-consciousness. Big events and culture do that. Band Together 2 and Ross Wilson did that last night (November 30). But only after a stellar line up of local and national acts had primed the audience of young and old. The day...
NGA to return sculptures to India
News
The National Gallery of Australia has permanently removed three Indian sculptures from the national collection and will voluntarily return them to the Indian Government after new information emerged regarding their ownership history. National Gallery of Australia Director Nick Mitzevich said the Gallery and its staff were committed to the ethical collection of cultural material and best-practice collection management. “We are...
A momentous gathering of the Yuin Nation to heal country and spirit
News
Gulaga Mountain is the place of ancestral origin within the mythology of the Yuin People, she is the mother of Yuin Man, and many believe the mother of all man. This Sunday, December 1, Tilba Sportsground in the shadow of Gulaga, will be the setting for a historic gathering of the Yuin Nation, a bunaan, or corroboree, a coming together to...
Moruya’s Bill Woods returns for book signing
Arts & Culture
Author and sports journalist Bill Woods is proud to call Moruya his home town, and he returned over the weekend to sign copies of his latest book, a young adult fiction novel called Trio: The Redemption Code. Woods has spent 36 years in all forms of media. After his schooling at Moruya High School, Woods gained a degree in journalism...
Disco Inferno fires up diversity and acceptance this Saturday in Bega
Community
A celebration and acknowledgment of the region's growing diversity will come together under the mirror ball this Saturday (November 30) for Disco Inferno! Bega Pride are hosting their first LGBTQIA and friends dance at the Bega Country Club from 7.30 pm until midnight. Renowned Sydney DJ Ruby Red is coming to town to pump out her famous mix of disco...
NSW Governor and ANU Vice-Chancellor drop in ahead of Twofold 40th
News
There is no mid-life crisis brewing at Twofold Aboriginal Corporation, instead, the organisation is approaching its 40th birthday celebrations with more energy, direction, and vigour than ever. In the last fortnight, Twofold has played host to the NSW Governor, Margaret Beazley and leaders from the Australian National University in Canberra, all in the run-up to this Saturday's community birthday celebration....
Ross Wilson added to Band Together 2 line up for Saturday
What's On
Get ready for this Saturday, as Australian music legends converge on the Wolumla Recreation Ground for the Band Together 2 Music Festival. In a last minute change to the lineup, nineties band Killing Heidi will no longer be able to make it to the Sapphire Coast, but Australian rock legend Ross Wilson has joined the sensational program. From Daddy Cool...
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