About Regional – the podcast, episode three, November 6 2016
Arts & Culture
About Regional - the podcast, episode 3, November 6 2016 Thanks for clicking on, in this week’s program: A lesson in youth engagement from Cayce Hill from the Funhouse in Bega and a pitch for their Pozible campaign. They are chasing a year’s rent to expand on their dynamic program in 2017. Read more here. A snap from a literary lunch...
Bega asked to invest in a Funhouse future – $20,000 to go
Arts & Culture
The push is on to secure the closest thing Bega might have ever had to a youth and community centre. The Funhouse on Hill Street has been operating for just a handful of months but in that time it has become a big feature in the lives of the growing community of people around it and a 'go to' resource...
Spineless exhibition at Mister Jones Bermagui
Arts & Culture
The slow, gentle process of deep observation is intrinsic to many forms of art. It can have much in common with scientific observation; there's attention to detail, appreciation for form, system and structure and an experience of wonder. When we mix the two, what can we create? A group of artists has created a showcase of squidgy, surprising subjects -...
Hollywood opportunities for Bega Valley gamers and artists
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A star gamer has been added to the line up for the upcoming Gamer Dev (development) Jam in Merimbula this September. Stephanie Bendixsen, the host of ABC TV's Good Game is coming to add her weight to a budding industry in the Bega Valley. Also known by her gamer tag 'Hex', Bendixsen has been host of the popular TV program...
Barry Humphries to tour Bega, Wagga, Cowra, Dubbo, Hawkesbury
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Barry Humphries is and isn't coming to regional NSW. I hope you can forgive the click bait in the headline. Click bait has a tendency to let you down, but I am confident that the opportunity my Barry tease represents won't. Louise Hearman's winning portrait of this cultural icon will soon tour regional art gallery's as part of the 2016...
Taking the wide view: John Blay and the art of scientific discovery
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“I think this is still a road,” Pete ponders as our 4WD tips forward almost perpendicular to the drainage ditch below. He was a child when the road was pushed through the Tantawangalo forest on the western side of the Bega Valley in NSW. He remembers it as a desecration. Yet here we are in our beast of a car, enjoying...
Vote 1 Costa Georgiadis
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Wearing a t-shirt that said "Ask your teacher to take you outside" and accompanied by the sound of frogs enjoying recent rain,  the host of ABC TV's Gardening Australia has given some radical advice to the voters of Eden-Monaro. Costa Georgiadis didn't come to Bermagui with the intent of influencing voters in the July 2 Federal Election, but at his...
New focus for Bega photographers
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Many will find it hard to imagine Bega's Fletchers Fotographics without Robert Hayson and Christine Murphy inside. With the business now in new hands it is only a matter of days before that becomes a reality. The sale opens new opportunities for the pair, some of which may or may not surprise and also offers a chance to reflect on...
Creativity Suite to open in Bega today.
Arts & Culture
After championing the importance of innovation in the future of regional communities on the ABC’s Q&A program last month, Ed Husic is coming to the Bega Valley today (April 29) to add his weight to Regional Innovation Week. As the Federal Opposition’s spokesperson on Start-up’s and innovation, Mr Husic has made it clear that regional areas offer great potential. “I...
“It is scary, you just get on stage and you just turn something on,”  – Daniel Champagne
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0mGMvaJ4YA Daniel Champagne is on the road right now, perhaps back stage mustering the energy for another explosive performance with his constant traveling companion - the guitar. Playing 110 gigs across Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe, USA and Canada, his roots in regional New South Wales are a long way-a-way, but only on a map never in Daniel's...
Fling Physical Theatre shows us “Home”
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You’ve seen the bright yellow posters around town, well I went to see the show behind them on Sunday night in Merimbula. You’ll be pleased to know the season is half way through and there is still a chance for you to see “Home” later this week at Bermagui and Bega. I think you’ll like it, I did. Being Fling...
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