A mighty concrete canvass for Wallendbeen
Community
Imaginative artists have teamed up with ambitious communities to paint massive murals on concrete silos throughout rural Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia. Since about 2015 their creations have filled stark outback skies with star-lit nights, red-breasted rosellas, working sheepdogs and larger-than-life pioneers. Tens of thousands of tourists travel to long-forgotten rail sidings, reviving the spirits of close-knit, one-pub places. These...
2019 Year in Review – Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture
Our 2019 arts and culture stories reflected the breadth of the interests of our readers from across the region. We covered music, cultural events, arts festivals and the achievements of locals on stage and screen. We showcased the region's award winners, visited a selection of cultural venues and captured everything that's wonderful about the local arts scene. Here's a look...
Seven coffee stops from Batemans Bay to Broulee
Food & Wine
From Batemans Bay to Broulee, get off the highway this holiday season and explore some excellent joints serving great coffee and fabulous flavours on the Eurobodalla Coast. Support business owners on our battle-weary coast this Summer and you will be rewarded with quality food and drinks, wonderful service and appreciation. Lisa Herbert has been out and about ... again. Crumb...
For the second time, Rainbow Wave to break on the Sapphire Coast
What's On
Following its first-year success, the far south coast's Rainbow Wave Festival is coming to Merimbula on 22 February 2020 and this time around, the event is free, public and will feature a Mardi Gras inspired parade! "Bega High School and Eden High School are both having floats in the parade. It's really special to me because I went to Eden...
Veolia Mulwaree Trust’s 2019 Round 2 grants and donations announced
Community
The Veolia Mulwaree Trust has announced the recipients of the 2019 Round 2 Grants and Donations Programmes. Nineteen community groups from across the region with a wide range of projects by providing $306,693 in grant funding in its second funding round of 2019, as well as a further 34 local organisations who have shared in $33,661 through the Veolia Mulwaree...
Dalmeny Quilters pay it forward with Christmas kindness
Community
The Dalmeny Quilters have used their craft credentials for Christmas kindness, with cash and quilt donations to women and children supported by the South-East Women and Children’s Services (SEWACS). Following fundraising in the lead-up to their quilt exhibition held in Narooma during October, the group was able to donate $1000 each to two groups – SEWACS and The Little Yuin...
Let’s have ourselves a very conscious Christmas in the Eurobodalla
Community
This year on the Far South Coast, it’s no ordinary Christmas. During Australia’s worst drought, communities have come together to defend against fierce pre-summer bushfires. Town trade has been dulled by closed highways. There’s smoke in the air, ash on the beaches and conversation about the human impact on our little patch of paradise. Around here, you’ll still find Christmas...
Why people in small places matter to Mathew Trinca
Community
You might think Yass and Galong village would be inconsequential to the person overseeing a national mission to present Australia’s history and culture to the world, but the two regional towns fit neatly into Dr Mathew Trinca’s agenda of exploring and connecting Australians to their history and heritage. Re-appointed in February as the National Museum of Australia’s director for another...
Mumbulla Foundation signals a challenging future as 2019 grants announced
Community
A volunteer organisation, responsible for awarding $1.2 million in grants to community groups over the last 19 years has flagged concerns for its own future. "Over the last nineteen years, more than 290 organisation and groups across the Bega Valley have received support from the Mumbulla Foundation," says Michael Pryke, Chair, The Mumbulla Foundation. "But now the Mumbulla Foundation needs your help....
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...
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