Acacia Quartet to perform world premiere in Bega this Saturday
Arts & Culture
"Acacia Quartet performed so well that at times they seem like only one instrument, such is their clarity and unison," one reviewer said. In over a decade of working together, the Acacia Quartet has won great respect for their versatile and inventive programs, and tomorrow (July 27) they play on what almost feels like home turf which will no doubt add...
Giiyong among a host of winners at Southern NSW Tourism Awards
Business
Some of the best and brightest tourism operators in Southern New South Wales have been acknowledged at the Regional Tourism Awards in Ulladulla this week. "These awards aren't only about recognising winners they are about developing our industry, encouraging excellence and improving our businesses," says Jo Spencer from the NSW Business Chamber. Finalists across the 10 categories included: Bangalay Luxury...
Wop ba-ba lu-mop and wop bam boom at Lumen Christi, Pambula
Arts & Culture
Students and staff of Lumen Christi Catholic College at Pambula spent their school holidays in the last stages of rehearsal for their production of ‘Grease Jr’ which premieres tomorrow night - July 25. The cast of over 50 students and director, Emma Hibbert are looking forward to bringing an updated and explosive version for the Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta classic...
Light horse leader rises again in Murrumburrah
Community
The Australian Light Horse founder James Alexander Kenneth Mackay will be celebrated like never before with the unveiling of a statue in Harden-Murrumburrah next month. As well as mustering a cavalry of 80 men at Murrumburrah, Mackay fought the squattocracy, British military command and campaigned for a fairer society. His great-grandson, Harden farmer Michael Baldry, says by creating the first...
For Squishy Taylor fans, a new heroine from children’s author Ailsa Wild
Arts & Culture
"No pressure," author Ailsa Wild says cheerfully over the phone "but you do know me better than anyone who has ever written about me so I have high expectations." Ailsa and I grew up together on an idyllic property near Candelo with goats and a creek and although she is five years older than me, I know why it is...
A celebration in Bega of one of the world’s most loved cultures
What's On
World Champion Irish dancers will perform in Bega next Sunday - July 28. Direct from London's West End and 'Lord of the Dance', the cast and crew of 'A Taste of Ireland' are packing venues across Australia, telling tales from one of the world’s most-loved nations in one incredible performance. Told through Irish music and dance, the show explores magical...
Pink and blue – really? More colour in kids clothing please!
Opinion
"Muuuum, I need a shirt with more colours on it! It's for Crocodile, Crocodile and I don't get a turn because I'm always wearing the same colours - grey, blue, black..." my seven-year-old son gestures to a pile of clothes on his bedroom floor. I paw through them with him and he's right - how did we end up with...
The slow lane this weekend, take a drive to discover local art and colour
What's On
Bungendore... Gail Nichols ‘Viewpoint’ at Suki & Hugh until 11 August Award winning Mongarlowe artist Gail Nichols solo exhibition at Suki & Hugh Gallery includes a striking series of wall rugs made using traditional rug hooking techniques. The works depict abstracted landscape imagery inspired by the artists’ extensive travels in Australia and abroad. Gail Nichols is recognised internationally for her innovative...
Simon Winchester headlines dazzling Canberra Writers Festival program
What's On
Simon Winchester OBE has had a proper old fashioned buccaneering writer's life. Expelled from school for blowing up the science laboratories, he joined a six-man sledding expedition to the East Greenland ice-cap and worked as a geologist in Uganda before deciding to become a journalist. He was imprisoned in Tierra del Fuego during the Falklands War, he's been a China correspondent...
“Stubbornly independent” Candelo’s Heath Cullen in LA now recording crowd-funded album
Arts & Culture
Candelo-based musician and songwriter Heath Cullen is in LA, poised to begin recording his fourth album, River Caught The Flood this week with Grammy award-winning producer Joe Henry. After the success of 2015's Outsiders and given the calibre of Joe Henry's work, expectations are sky-high. But before he can begin recording more music magic for us, Heath has to ensure he can...
The six objects at Canberra attractions most likely to stop kids in their tracks
Arts & Culture
What do a melting wax sculpture of a man, a shrapnel-scarred lifeboat and a trusty robot named Isaac have in common? They are among the objects in Canberra’s cultural attractions which are most likely to stop kids in their tracks. Others on the list of objects which children most frequently stop to look at include luminescent spearheads, the Australian flag...
Tears and cheers at the NAIDOC Awards Ball in Batemans Bay
News
After a week of celebrations, the Eurobodalla NAIDOC Awards Ball at The Coachouse Marina Resort in Batemans Bay saw generations come together to recognise each other's contribution and achievements. Guests were treated to a performance of "Hitchhiker" by comedian Dane Simpson who also hosted the event and kept everyone laughing. Eurobodalla Shire Councillor Pat McGinlay was one of the first to...
Para Equestrian champ Emma Booth to ‘Open Minds’ and hearts in Bega
What's On
Obsessed with horses from a young age, Emma Booth’s dream of riding one came true when she won a competition run by the TV show 'The Saddle Club' to win a pony and riding lessons. Her raw talent was clear early on and in 2011 she accepted a job in Germany riding and training horses for international dressage rider Holger...
Free short film festival explores a ‘wider angle’ on life
Arts & Culture
Award-winning short films reflecting the lived experience of people with disabilities are coming to Bega. The local screening of the Wide Angle Film Festival is a partnership between Bega Valley Shire Library and Tulgeen Disability Services. This free public Festival presents animation, live action, drama, comedy and documentary. The Wide Angle Film Festival is produced by The Bardic Studio - a...
Frankie J Holden, a life in the spotlight while based in the Bega Valley
Arts & Culture
Frankie J Holden says he's running himself ragged. Speaking to him in the week following his recent Logie win it seems short retreats at home base in the Bega Valley are key to keeping him going. Mind you life in the Bega Valley has been part of Frankie's busyness lately, having volunteered to direct Spectrum Theatre Group's smash hit season...
Exploring the moon in cardboard, wood and old coffee cups
What's On
“I built it in two weeks in my garage,” says Tom Buckland of his four-metre high lunar space module. “I had to build it in five pieces and assemble it in the gallery. It took five ute loads and a station wagon to get it here.” The result is impressive. The lunar module made of cardboard, wood and coffee cups...
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