Arts & Culture

Mural artist Claire Foxton to paint the ‘face of Queanbeyan’
Arts & Culture
An in-demand mural artist with a distinctive mix of abstract and realistic techniques has been chosen to paint the ‘face of Queanbeyan’ in the heart of the CBD. Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council has chosen artist and designer Claire Foxton to transform a wall of the Bicentennial Hall by creating a large-scale portrait mural of the person assessed as “truly representing Queanbeyan”....
Region joins Canberra International Music Festival’s 25th birthday party
Arts & Culture
As the Canberra International Music Festival is acclaimed by critics as "an event of national significance: stimulating, provocative and deeply satisfying", Region Media is delighted to announce a 25th-anniversary partnership. "Region Media is all about forging deep connections with the Canberra community, and telling great local stories," says co-CEO Michael McGoogan. "The Canberra International Music Festival has gone from strength...
Car crashes through Four Winds Sound Shell – minimal damage
News
The iconic Four Winds Sound Shell just south of Bermagui is bruised but not beaten after a runaway car came crashing through on the weekend. On Sunday as patrons enjoyed a performance by Malumba in the nearby Windsong Pavilion an unattended car rolled down the hill through the empty amphitheatre and into the picturesque dam behind the Sound Shell stage....
The Bega Valley’s Cayce Hill asks – Will the beat go on?
Opinion
Editors note: Longtime youth advocate, performer and dance teacher Cayce Hill has watched the recent discussion around tighter regulation of music events and festivals with interest. While much of the debate has centred on pill testing Cayce sees other issues at play. Ahead of a NSW Coronial Inquiry later this year, Cayce makes her case through Region Media. I have been...
Payday for projects from Cooma, to Berridale to Jindabyne
News
Where to start? Cooma, Berridale or Jindabyne? All three communities and some stops in between have received dollars from the NSW Government on a day of funding announcements totalling $23 million. Member for Monaro and Deputy Premier John Barilaro started Friday (February 1) at Cooma Hospital, and while the $18.6 million upgrade to the health service had previously been announced,...
New music platform from bushy Brogo to rival Apple and Spotify
Arts & Culture
A Brogo man whose wheelchair inspires his creativity rather than hinders it has launched a new music platform to rival Apple and Spotify. Twenty-four-year-old Nathan Johnston is busting about the potential DME3 offers musicians, music fans and himself. The first phase of DME3 went live just before Christmas, the culmination of years of vision and work. Bit by bit, a catalogue of...
Eden’s Hotel Australasia front and centre as 2019 winds up
News
The sale of Eden's historic Hotel Australasia is still on the table with Bega Valley Shire Council about to start negotiations with another potential buyer. The future of the much-loved watering hole on Imlay Street was back before Councillors this week, and while Council is split on how to move the project forward the idea of selling the building is still...
More than 180 acts on 2019 National Folk Festival bill
Arts & Culture
The National Folk Festival has finalised its 2019 line-up, announcing more than 180 acts, including 40 from Canberra, for its five days of music, dance and culture at Exhibition Park over the Easter break. The 53rd National will see musicians from across the world as well as an array of homegrown talent in folk, trad, contemporary, blues, country and more...
Goulburn’s got the Blues and it couldn’t be happier
Arts & Culture
Goodwill, undiluted Blues, and free entertainment that offers that up close and personal music experience, is what keeps Goulburn’s long running Australian Blues Festival alive – and it’s gearing up to deliver the beats yet again from February 7-10. Region Media spoke with Goulburn based promoter and festival organiser Geoff Bell about what’s coming up this year for the Blues...
Climb Kozzie on Aussie Day
What's On
If you're in need of a nature getaway to beat the heat this long weekend, the mountains are calling. "The highest temperature ever recorded on the top of Mount Kosciusko is 28 C," laughs Susie Diver, Communications Manager for Thredbo Resort. "And the water in Thredbo River is always refreshingly cool." As part of an overarching push to encourage visitors to the...
Six great coffee stops from Eden to Merimbula
Food & Wine
Once upon a time, travel in regional Australia meant frequent bad-coffee-stops, reheated pastries and in the end, regret at not packing an esky and thermos. Those days are well behind us. Country New South Wales now boasts coffee and eating houses you can count on, beautifully designed and decked out with feeling, a little hat-tip towards local history and gorgeous...
‘Living funeral’ held in Tilba for member of stolen generation
Community
The lawn in front of Apma Indigenous Gallery in Tilba is covered with people wearing red - red dresses, red shirts, even a woolly red and black footy scarf, despite the warm day.  Red is worn by over a hundred revellers to honour and celebrate the "life, times and escapades" of Glen Atkinson, who has terminal liver cancer, as part of...
Bombala Infants School to become arts, innovation, community hub
Arts & Culture
The historic Bombala Infants School will be reborn as the Bombala Arts and Innovation Centre, fulfiling a longheld vision of the local community. The 146-year-old building sits high on Wellington Street and has been crying out for a purpose since it's closure as a primary school in the mid-1990s and in more recent years, a TAFE campus. Locals were taken by surprise when...
TAFE InfoFest at Bega, Cooma, Moruya, Batemans Bay
Economy
As school leavers consider their career options in 2019, local TAFE campuses are throwing open their doors this week for 'InfoFest' a showcase of the job pathways offered by TAFE NSW locally. Significant change within TAFE in recent years and the announcement of a new TAFE campus and Connected Learning Centre for Bega has brought the educational offering and recoursing of the...
Famous Canberra jewellers bring sparkle to Kings Highway, Braidwood
Economy
Braidwood now has an extra shine. The heritage-listed town has long been known as the jewel in the crown of the Kings Highway, but now Braidwood is really sparkling with the arrival of the Thompson family jewellery store in the main street. Having closed their famous Manuka store ‘Briolette’ last year, Diana Thompson, son Travis and his partner Jodie have...
Berridale, Dalgety, Adaminaby asked to comment on future of Jindabyne
News
Jindabyne’s neighbours are invited have their say on the town's future later this week with another round of discussion tied to the Go Jindabyne Masterplan. A series of community meetings will be held in Berridale, Dalgety and Adaminaby on Thursday and Friday (January 24/25). The visit is a follow up to what has been described as a highly productive initial round...
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