Tumbafest to go ahead with COVID-19 plan
Community
Organisers of Tumbafest have announced the festival will take place in February this year, reversing their announcement in November 2020 that the festival would be cancelled. Bendigo Bank Tumbafest will be held on 27-28 February, 2021, at the Creekscape in Tumbarumba, in the NSW Snowy Valleys. Tumbafest Inc cited the significant easing of COVID-19 event restrictions as the reason for...
Super troupers bring Mamma Mia! to Bega
What's On
ABBA helped Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried dance away their worries on a Greek island. Now ABBA can help you dance away your COVID-19 blues during live performances of Mamma Mia! in Bega this January. Dreamcoat Theatre Productions will perform the popular musical at Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre on 15-17 January, 20 January and 22-23 January. READ ALSO: Border...
Disneyland comes to Yass for Christmas
Community
On an ordinary street in Yass is an extraordinary Christmas light display, labelled ‘Disneyland’ by local preschoolers and built on community spirit. Nancy and Bruce Hook’s house at 6 Orion Street is home to one of the largest handmade Christmas displays in southern NSW. For the past 12 years, Bruce has handmade the moving merry-go-round, Ferris wheel, aeroplane and helicopter...
‘Light up the Bay’ to mark New Year’s Eve bushfire anniversary
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One year on from the devastating New Year's Eve bushfires, the Batemans Bay community is being invited to 'Light up the Bay' in a much more positive fashion. Hosted by the Batemans Bay Business and Tourism Chamber and the Love the Bay BB campaign, the event aims to raise local spirits and welcome back tourists after a tough year for...
Fifty-day foothills festival hinges on art, music and film
Arts & Culture
Post-Christmas, the hills of the Snowy Valleys will come alive with the sound of music, art, light, laughter, celebration and celebrity as the highly anticipated Arbour Festival gets underway. Beginning on 28 December – exactly one year after the Dunns Road Fire wrought 50 days of havoc across the region – the festival will begin its own 50-day run, not only...
Rare treasures up for grabs at Yass Vinnies’ auction
Community
On Saturday, 12 December, Vinnies in Yass will host a live auction of treasures found in its store, with all proceeds going to support people doing it tough this Christmas. Some of the items up for auction (pictured below) include vintage Star Wars Lego, jewellery, antique furniture, Indigenous art, vintage clothing and a pink retro musical car. After a traditional...
Stories of resilience and diversity in Untold Eurobodalla
Arts & Culture
Why do we live where we live? How do we grasp the invisible connections between people, groups and ideas? Lee Grant and Amadis Lacheta tackle this subject in their exhibition, Untold Eurobodalla, which opens to the public on Saturday, 12 December, at the Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre (The BAS) in Moruya. The exhibition coincides with the first anniversary of the...
Don your flat-caps: Terribly British Day is coming
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This is what cars are all about. We're roaring through the streets of Queanbeyan, wind and V8 fury rushing through the nonexistent roof. Yes, the average hatchback or SUV is all well and good, but somehow, right now, this old British roadster is nailing the essence. And no, there isn't even a bit coming next about how we're stuck at...
Get down at Groove is in the Park along the coast this summer
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This summer, you will have the opportunity to groove along the NSW South Coast, shake off some of those isolation kilos and lift your spirits. From Corrigans Beach to Narooma, Just Dance Eurobodalla is presenting Groove is in the Park, a series of five outdoor community dance events across the Eurobodalla Shire. The events will be held in five locations...
Shake off the pandemic blues at Cooma’s Country Roots and Blues music festival
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Ready to shake off the pandemic blues and get among good music, friends, family and food? Then the Cooma Country Roots and Blues music festival is just the event for you.  The live music festival will return for the third time to Centennial Park in Cooma this Sunday (15 November), from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, with award-winning musicians, markets and...
Sneaky UFOs sound good for gig at Lake George Winery
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Lake George Winery owners Sarah and Anthony McDougall said they may cast a sneaky glimpse skyward while Sneaky Sound System perform their 2006 hit 'UFO' at the winery on 14 November. "Lake George is renowned as a popular place for UFO sightings, so we can't wait to hear them sing that song in particular when they play," said Sarah ahead...
Forest on the edge of extinction needs your help
Environment
It was once termed a tree graveyard and certainly the 27-minute drive between Cooma and Berridale carries a silence that could be mistaken for a requiem. In this place on the Monaro – at the eastern edges of the heavily forested Snowy Mountains – lie remnants of once-wooded bushland which by civilisation and habitation, by axe, by saw, by hand...
Four Winds Spring Youth Music Festival will go ahead, but no live audience
Arts & Culture
The Four Winds Spring Youth Music Festival will go ahead as scheduled from 12-17 November, 2020, but without an audience. Social distancing rules and COVID-19 restrictions relating to singing and wind instruments mean the festival will take place in schools, but students participating will be recorded at the Windsong Pavilion. All recordings will be professionally created and made available online....
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