Arts & Culture

Turning the tide on marine plastics at the Festival of Open Minds
Environment
Anyone interested in innovation, sustainability, invention, and design, and how to get communities thriving with ideas needs to be at the Festival of Open Minds this Saturday to hear and see Aly Khalifa. As an innovative design guru Aly will enlighten and excite those gathered, as he discusses, encourages and inspires us towards, an ‘Inventive Culture’. Aly will reflect on...
From Warhol to Lichtenstein, NGA brims with bravura art experiments
Arts & Culture
They're a wild riot of colour, energy and form, and they're part of an innovation revolution in art making. But the artworks in From Liechtenstein to Warhol, which opens this week at the National Gallery in Canberra, also tell a story about the Gallery's inspired first director, James Mollison. Forming a national collection in the 1970s, Mollison grasped the value of...
Festival of Open Minds program released – whats happening when this Saturday?
News
We are about to experience something special and unique together – as a regional community. The Festival of Open Minds is just days away and proves that you don't need to travel to one of the big cities to see the likes of Tim Costello, Christie Buckingham, Emma Booth or Nas Campenella. In fact, I think our regional backdrop adds...
Local voices at the Festival of Open Minds – this Friday & Saturday
What's On
While the Festival of Open Minds looks to bring some of the nation's big thinkers to our regional community, there is always a place for local voices to take centre stage and add their own weight. After lunch, this Saturday (September 14), our 'Panel of Oopmh' will convene, addressing a range of issues and experiences. These are people from the...
Woodwork projects go with the grain across the HSC curriculum
Arts & Culture
They've been working on these projects since the beginning of the school year and learnt skills in budgeting, problem-solving and project management along the way and this week, Bega High School's year 12 woodworking students displayed their handmade creations for family and friends. "The project is only limited by the student's imaginations and their budget," says teacher Matt Collins. Billy...
Winners announced from ‘My Community Project’ – Bega, Monaro, Goulburn
News
After an odd first time voting process to decide grant funding to communities, the NSW Government has announced the winners from the 'My Community Project' program. Based on a popular vote, the successful projects will share in $24.7 million from the NSW Government - around $200,000 was available per electorate. My Community Project used a preferential voting system. Voters were...
Motorcycle Expo set to shake up Springtime in Bega this Saturday
What's On
With delicate spring blossoms responding to the warmth of September, comes something harder, faster, dirtier, but still with warmth - the ninth Bega Valley Motorcycle Expo takes over Bega Showground this Saturday - September 7. "From humble beginnings at the Bottom Pub in Pambula in 2010, its come along way, sometimes we sit and wonder about the monster we have created,"...
From Timor Leste to Festival of Open Minds, Bega choir offers friendship through song
Arts & Culture
A 22 member choir from Bega, the Belun-Melu Choir, has just returned from 10 days touring Timor Leste in a "pimped up bright green minibus with no air-con," making friends and have made life long connections to our closest neighbouring country. The goal of the group was simple, choirmaster and Executive Director at Four Winds in Bermagui, David Francis says. "Everywhere we went,...
Make your Saturday night count with Moruya ‘Music and Mayhem’
Arts & Culture
Facing a life-threatening illness well-known Eurobodalla singer/songwriter Sarah Cowan wants to make a gift of freedom and safety to a Somali family stuck in a Kenyan refugee camp, part of her bucket list and legacy. The 'Sarah’s Gift - Music and Mayhem Spectacular' will be a fantastic night of music, games, a silent auction, raffles and fun at the Moruya RSL...
Digital & Dissected: The Nightingale (2019)
Arts & Culture
This is your wake-up call – in more ways than one. And if you needed a reminder of the quality cinema this country is capable of producing, look no further. One of 2019's bleaker releases, this is typically fearless Australian film-making. However, full disclosure, this is a sledgehammer of a film. If you can withstand the emotional drubbing and spiritual...
High schoolers FREE at Festival of Open Minds with $500 prize to win
What's On
The region's future leaders, movers and shakers, are invited to attend the Festival of Open Minds on us. A limited number of FREE tickets are available for students 12 to 19 years old. As an added incentive, Region Media, The Sapphire Coast Regional Science Hub, and Inspiring Australia are offering a $500 prize to one of our student guests. The...
Updated plans for Narooma Arts and Community Centre on display now
News
The community is “thrilled” with plans for the new Narooma School of Arts building. “Everyone who has been involved in the project with our architects ClarkeKeller is so excited to see the results on display, and they look stunning,’” said Narooma School of Arts President Jenni Bourke. The updated plans where revealed at a gala opening at the SoART Gallery, with the Development...
Drivers and cars retracing Peter Brock’s historic 1979 win come to Goulburn, Braidwood, Cooma, this Saturday
What's On
Cooma Car Club is playing host to 138 participants and cars taking part in the Repco Reliability Retrial 2019, this Saturday, August 31. This 40th anniversary event is open to pre-1980 cars and includes some of the original drivers and cars. On this second last stage of the retrial, cars will be arriving from the Monaro Highway, and from Goulburn,...
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