Arts & Culture

Entry deadline extended for Narooma Busking Festival on May 25
Arts & Culture
“Narooma will again buzz from the Plaza to the Flat, filled with about 150 happy performers and musicians playing all kinds of wonderful music,” says Lynda Ord, spokesperson for Narooma’s Regional Busking Championships and Festival. Entries are rolling from across the region and beyond including Canberra, Wollongong, and Victoria. The big May 25 event is hosted by Narooma Rotary Club and...
South Tribe brings creative co-working and people to Batemans Bay
Business
After moving from the Snowy Mountains to Batemans Bay, film-maker and photographer Isabel Darling of Torchlight Media was sick of working from home and wanted to find the creative community she suspected was there - hidden in plain sight. So in October 2016 she and Andrew Belk opened South Tribe, a co-working space anchored in a former warehouse. South Tribe...
Eden Monaro candidates support renaming Kosciuszko
News
In an election campaign dominated by talk of tax cuts and changes, the voice of the region's first people has cut through at the About Regional-Jindabyne Chamber of Commerce Meet the Candidates Forum. Speaking on behalf of the Ngarigo people of the Snowy Monaro, elder Michelle Francis asked the candidates standing for Eden Monaro if they would support the renaming or...
‘Explosion of happiness’ burst from roof of Bega Valley Regional Gallery
Arts & Culture
A big ‘explosion of happiness’ is about to burst skyward coinciding with Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG) launching a philanthropy campaign that looks to build momentum for the gallery's long talked about redevelopment. On Friday, May 17 BVRG Director, Iain Dawson, invites the community to a first of its kind event for Bega. “We invite everyone to join us at...
Merimbula’s Theatre Twyford to hear its first applause late 2020
News
A new cultural icon will soon rise from the sapphire shores of Merimbula Lake, with work set to start soon on Theatre Twyford in the heart of the holiday hot spot. The new 200 seat raked theatre will envelop the existing Twyford Hall sitting alongside and above the historic meeting place, adjacent to the shops of Market Street. Bill Deveril,...
Cooma Car Club turns 20 this Saturday – join the party!
Arts & Culture
The Cooma Car Club AKA the Cooma Monaro Historic Automobile Club is celebrating its 20th-anniversary this Saturday with a Gala Open Day at its jaw-dropping clubhouse north of the town. In its relatively short and proud history, the Car Club has purchased the buildings on Bolaro Street and established an outstanding workshop and showroom complex that is the envy of...
TEDx Sydney back in Bega on May 24, get your tickets here and now
What's On
Over the last two years, TEDx Sydney has found a home in the hearts and minds of the Bega Valley. For a third consecutive year About Regional and the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre are partnering to bring this day of ideas and conversation to Bega for a unique day of thinking and inspiration. TED is a nonprofit organisation devoted to spreading...
World in Bloom: Floriade 2019 aims to draw record crowds on a trip around the globe
Arts & Culture
The planting of bulbs has started at Commonwealth Park in Canberra for Floriade 2019 which this year will run from September 14 to October 13 and take visitors from the waterways of Japan to the Celtic roots of Ireland as part of a ‘World in Bloom’ theme. The annual flower festival which last year drew a crowd of 480,540 – 45,000...
Being funny for money – the life of a career comedian
What's On
On 18th May, the Melbourne Comedy Festival roadshow will visit Bega for the first time, performing in the civic centre at 7 pm. Its appearance reminds us all that for some people, getting laughs is simply a way to pay the bills. That's the case for Alastair Tremblay-Birchall, who spent his teenage years in Tathra and went to uni to become...
Action-packed performance from the streets will have The Q jumping
What's On
It’s high energy and a thrilling celebration of the will to succeed. Jump First, Ask Later—on for one night only at The Q in Queanbeyan—captures the stories of six young people from the vibrant streets of Western Sydney who are champions of underground parkour and street-style community. Parkour is a training discipline using movement developed from military obstacle course training....
Congo’s Sam Fletcher sings for ‘Now or Never’ ahead of election day
Environment
Sam Fletcher has been singing since a young age. The 18-year-old from Congo says music is his dream. And he also cares a lot about the environment. The year 12 high school student from Moruya High, has written a climate action song, “Now or Never”, for the upcoming Federal Election. Over 50 people turned up on Monday morning at Russ Martin Park,...
Crank up the dirigible, don your petticoat or top hat, and be in Nimmitabel this weekend for Steampunk@Altitude
Arts & Culture
Here's an invitation to peregrinate on your infernal device to the altitudinous non-metropolis for ministrations in analogue technologies and petticoats… What is a Steampunk I hear you ask? It is a blend of the Victorian era and technology with a dash of science fiction and fantasy. Think of airships (dirigibles), goggles, jet packs, corsets, top hats, parasols, combined with imagination,...
Popular Cooma Jail museum pushes to open 7 days as winter rolls in
Arts & Culture
There is something stirring about the fact that the NSW Corrective Services Museum in Cooma is attached to the actual Cooma Jail, where 200 prisoners are housed, some of whom make arts and crafts for the museum shop and act as tour guides. It's the only museum in the world in which low-security prisoners have this kind of contact with...
The ‘Art of Ageing’ on show at Spiral Gallery, Bega
Arts & Culture
The incredible lives of senior Australians is about to be highlighted at Bega's Spiral Gallery. From May 3 to 22, works from six photographers will be on show, putting portraits of older Australians on centre stage. The exhibition is presented by South East Arts as part of their Arts and Health program - Swell. The 'Art of Ageing' exhibition highlights...
Film festival showcases the natural world and local filmmakers
Environment
Starting tonight (May 1) in Tathra, the free short film festival, 'Generate,' will take an environmental message to communities in the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla, a celebration of nature that also encourages local filmmakers. The festival is hosted by the National Parks Association and supported by The Forest Embassy and Friends of The Forest. David Gallan, of Tathra, is the president...
The Eurobodalla ‘needs a hero’
Community
Bonnie Tyler said it best with her 1984 hit 'Holding Out for a Hero'. "I need a hero," Bonnie sings. "I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night "He's gotta be strong and he's gotta be fast "And he's gotta be fresh from the fight "I need a hero," she sings Eurobodalla locals have until this...
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