From Baggy Green to Back Page: become a sporting trivia hero with the National Library of Australia
What's On
Australia has a rich and proud, and at times controversial, sporting history. The captain of the Australian Cricket Team was once said to be the second-most important person in the country (behind only the Prime Minister). In their next Learning Program webinar, the National Library of Australia will be taking a closer look at some of our Aussie Sports Heroes and...
Renovated Mogo Gallery to reopen with Judy Lawler exhibition
Arts & Culture
The Gallery at Mogo will reopen on Friday, 19 June, with a feature exhibition by artist Judy Lawler. Creative Arts Batemans Bay (CABBI) renovated The Gallery at Mogo during the COVID-19 shutdown and is now ready to stage its first post-bushfire exhibition. The exhibition will be open for eight weeks and includes Judy's early works, such as Beach Fun at...
No-cost and low-cost energy solutions workshop next Tuesday
Environment
Eurobodalla Shire Council will hold an online workshop next Tuesday, 16 June at 11 am to share insights and tips on saving energy and staying warm this winter. Householders can join the online workshop, which will help with simple no-cost and low-cost ways to save energy, reduce power bills and lower emissions. Council’s sustainability coordinator Mark Shorter said the workshop...
Lake George and the long shadows of the past are online at the Street Theatre
Arts & Culture
For years, Goulburn writer Nigel Featherstone has been writing about war and death. His libretto The Weight of Light was about a soldier returning to Crookwell from Afghanistan with PTSD, followed by Bodies of Men, an acclaimed novel set mostly in Egypt during World War II. For The Story of the Oars, his gaze has returned home, to a long-forgotten...
Four Winds and other flagship events cancelled due to COVID-19
Community
"With great sadness and regret," the email from Four Winds Easter Festival begins, "we have decided not to go ahead with the 2020 Easter Festival in Bermagui." The Four Winds Easter Festival joins the growing ranks of cancelled community events around the country because of COVID-19, which was categorised as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation on 11 March....
South Coast Food Festival highlights bounty and heals hearts
Community
Smiles abounded at Merimbula’s Fishpen Cove. The Annual ‘Festival of the Small Dish’ EAT Merimbula was packed with hungry people by 10:30 am with more streaming in along the beautiful lakeside promenades, perusing the dozens of stalls. At 10:01 am exactly, the Town Crier began, an oyster punt skippered by Captain Sponge floated past loaded with impressive Taiko Drummers complete with...
Powerful paintings and pots emerge from the summer of fire and fury
Arts & Culture
‘Angels and Waratahs’ is a new exhibition opening at The Hive Queanbeyan on Saturday 14 March. The joint exhibition presents paintings by Major’s Creek artist Jane Ahlquist alongside the earthy ceramics by Queanbeyan’s Galia Shy. The show responds to the torment of the natural environment through the tempestuous summer of bushfires and the nurture of the bush as new growth...
Fallow times reflected in album, launch
What's On
If music heals the soul, there’s an event this weekend that is sure to bring medicinal value to the scorched Snowy Mountain ranges. And if there is a place in need of a salve it’s Tooma, 31 kilometres south of Tumbarumba – population 101 – and one place few people wanted to be in January. But Australian country music singer...
Hilltops to celebrate Chinese heritage
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March is the month the Hilltops Region comes alive to the colour, vibrancy and traditions of the Chinese culture when thousands gather in Young for the Lambing Flat Chinese Festival. An event that celebrates the contribution of the Chinese to Australia, the festival also ties into the town’s early gold rush days, circa 1860s, when Chinese miners came to the...
Local regenerative farmers will lead the way at Albury national conference
Environment
Regenerative agriculture specialists from across the South East are among a program of speakers and participants at a national conference on farming and ecological health. The ‘Farming Matters’ 2020 Conference and Field Days, to be held in Albury on March 24 and 25, will address the theme ‘For our Love of the Land’ and will be headlined by global holistic...
Musical theatre ‘Revue for Recovery’ supporting Braidwood after the bushfires
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In a musical theatre first, acts from 12 of Canberra and Queanbeyan’s finest musical theatre companies will share the stage at the Bicentennial Hall in Queanbeyan tomorrow night (7 March). Stagecenta ACT, in association with Freemasons NSW/ACT (represented by Queanbeyan St Andrew Masonic Lodge), is presenting this one night only musical theatre event to raise money for Braidwood following the summer bushfires. “While many of...
Assembling evidence from a disastrous summer: can we link climate change to bushfires?
Environment
Ask Dr Jason Sharples about the lessons learned and the conversations had about bushfires this summer, and his response is direct, to say the least. "It's exasperating," he says. "You can almost forecast the narrative. There will be the arguments about controlled burning, then the arson allegations get rolled out. There's something about fires that makes everyone an expert." Dr...
Merimbula pulls out all the stops for EAT and new craft beer fest
What's On
Autumn events along the South Coast have taken on new importance this year after businesses lost essential holiday revenue during a long and destructive fire season. The South Coast needs you to show up and help get our local communities back on their feet - and they'll make it worth your while! From 6 to 8 March, EAT Merimbula, an...
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