Walawaani Moruya youth program going from strength to strength
Community
"To see everyone come together and get involved is quite powerful," says Eurobodalla Shire Council, Community Development Officer Jordan Nye. Mr Nye speaks of a Moruya youth program called Walawaani Garindja, words that come from the local indigenous language and mean ‘safe journey to our youth’. The joint initiative between Council, Far South Coast Police, and Campbell Page launched last...
Marine Science Forum promises an ocean of images – May 25, Merimbula
Environment
Head to Merimbula on May 25 and immerse yourself in a sea of images, films, and information about our beautiful sapphire oceans, at the 10th Annual Marine Science Forum. Presented by Eden's Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre, this year the Forum showcases a 'school' of marine and ocean photographers, filmmakers as well as the technologies that help them capture their...
Crazy dogs, Irish and Scottish pipes recipe for national award
Arts & Culture
How to win a national award at the Australian Celtic Festival, the premier Celtic event of NSW in Glen Innes: Take sisters talented with playing spoons and midwifery, an ANU physicist from Queanbeyan, an electrical engineer from the Tidbinbilla Deep Space Tracking station, and a coffee-van operator. Have them play obscure instruments, like the uillean pipes. Add kelpies. The crazier...
River of Art to flow from Durras to Tilba starting Friday
Arts & Culture
The 2019 River of Art Festival is about to showcase Eurobodalla spunk, flair, and culture over 10 days. From May 17 to 27 there’s a wide range of exhibitions and performances to dive into, with 120 individual events on offer. “It’s huge, its colourful and it will surprise, delight and inspire you,” say Co-Chairs, Robin Scott-Charlton and Di Jay. Wendy...
Ex-refugee & Canberra University student now a leader, entrepreneur & ready for TEDx in Bega
Community
One of the inspiring speakers at this year's TEDx Sydney will be ex-refugee Hedayat Osyan, who says he acts according to the needs of those around him, a true local leader. At seventeen, an age when most Australian kids are wrestling with about school exams, Hedayat found himself fleeing his home in Ghazni, Afghanistan, overcoming incredible odds to arrive in...
Final stage of Tathra Hotel renovation awaiting council approval
News
Those of us who have been enjoying the newly renovated Tathra Hotel, complete with playground and on-site brewery, may have forgotten that for the pub's owners Cliff Wallis and Sayaka Mihara, the job is not finished yet. "We're waiting on approval for a 120 seat performance and event space which will be on the site of the old bottle shop...
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....
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