Arts & Culture

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...
About Regional Federal Election Forums – Cooma, Jindabyne, Bega
News
The Federal Election campaign has been pretty dry so far, not that we have the same expectations on them as a Candelo Village Festival, Cooma Hill Climb, or Batemans Bay Seaside Carnivale! But for all concerned its important that there is a level of interest. While it might not feel like it sometimes that one vote we all have on...
Batemans Bay Community Centre petition attracts over 1000 signatures
News
A petition of 1,029 signatures will be presented to Eurobodalla Shire Council as the discussion around the future of the Batemans Bay Community Centre builds momentum. Early last month, Council rejected claims that it was planning to demolish the Centre but did point to the possibility of the site being sold or commercially leased in the future. Lindsay Usher, Council’s...
Feast for all tastes at 25th Canberra International Music Festival
What's On
The Canberra International Music Festival (CIMF) will bring music to the ears of all Canberrans with its 2019 program, launching 2 May. At the helm of the Festival is Artistic Director Roland Peelman, a brilliant pianist and one of Australia’s most innovative musical directors. The exciting lineup—all the more special since the CIMF is celebrating its 25th year—offers something for...
Are you the next Vessel? Batemans Bay photo journo looks for her next subject
Arts & Culture
"We are very pleased to inform you that your image has been successful. Congratulations, see you soon, the Loud and Luminous team." The email dreams are made of graced my inbox at a time I felt completely out of sorts with life. It was the beginning of a new chapter for me. One that empowers and encourages me to continue...
Artists shine from Bungendore to Bermagui this weekend
Arts & Culture
X Gallery, Bungendore - RESERVOIR Jess Forster is an emerging Textile artist from Regional NSW. She creates unique sculptures, artworks and objects from locally sourced wool felt. Foster is currently exploring the impact of the drought on rural Australian landscapes, people and places. Her latest solo show ‘RESERVOIR’ is on at X Gallery in Bungendore. This new collection of monumental tapestries and...
Go behind the seams with the fashions from The Dressmaker
Arts & Culture
The hit Australian film The Dressmaker had many stars but perhaps the biggest were the beautiful costumes the actors wore to transform their characters. The original haute couture costumes and vintage fashion designed by Marion Boyce for a cast boasting the like of Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving, Sarah Snook, Judy Davis, Rebecca Gibney, as well as special guests James...
Candelo Village Festival this weekend – ‘fat for your soul’ as winter looms
Arts & Culture
Before we plunge into the cold, long, dark days of winter comes some 'fat for your soul' that will see you through - the Candelo Village Festival this weekend. There is a spark about the community and environment of Candelo, southwest of Bega, that ensures good times, but not just the 'good times' you see talked about in all festival...
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