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
What's On
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
What's On
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...
Broulee’s Bay to Breakers is back in a big way
What's On
Normal business has resumed at Broulee with the return of the 9th Hotondo Homes Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim on Sunday, 8 March. “It’s a terrific community event, and a great way to get back to things we love about Broulee after such a difficult summer,” said swim coordinator Gary Pettigrove. The 1.4 km open water swim course goes...
CSO’s free Queanbeyan concert a chance for the region to heal after a tough summer
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The Canberra Symphony Orchestra will return to Queanbeyan this weekend for its annual Music by the River concert, a free outdoor performance of classical favourites. The family-friendly event at Queen Elizabeth II Park on the banks of the Queanbeyan River on Saturday evening is presented by Icon Water in partnership with Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC). Led by concertmaster Kirsten Williams, Music...
Footy festival ahead of sold-out NRL trial at Bega
Sport
Rugby league fans on the South Coast have soaked up the opportunity to see some of the best players in the National Rugby League (NRL), with this Saturday’s ‘Battle of the West’ trial game between Penrith and Parramatta at the Bega Recreation Ground an official sell out. The lead-up to the game holds an exciting few days of action as the Panthers and...
SCULPTURE Bermagui brings spirit, colour and passion to the Far South Coast
What's On
One of the region's most beloved and spectacular arts events will defy a dreadful summer to light up the Far South Coast for ten days this March. SCULPTURE Bermagui displays multiple artworks against a backdrop of forests, waterways and stunning headlands in the heart of the Far South Coast. There are also opening night celebrations, indoor exhibitions, artist talks, musical events and...
ACT nudist club helps fire-affected Bermagui nudists have fun in the sun
Community
It hasn't been a great beach season on the Sapphire Coast, with heavy smoke, fires, and ash on the sand and in the water still detering many swimmers. But autumn is known to locals as having the best beach days, with clear blue-green water, warm ocean currents and plenty of sunny days. It's not too late to capture the last...
‘Fills my heart with joy’: March music showcase bings village together
Community
We’ve had fire and rain but farmers in some parts of southern NSW are still praying for the clouds to deliver more. Some of those live in the tiny hamlet of Greenethorpe, just north of Young, and they’re getting up off their knees and are planning to tap their toes instead. Greenethorpe’s Soldiers Memorial Hall has become known for events...
National Folk Festival to stage bushfire relief concert
Arts & Culture
This year's National Folk Festival will acknowledge the devastating impact of the summer's bushfires with a special concert and fundraising efforts across the Easter weekend. Speaking at Tuesday's launch of the 54th National Folk Festival at Gorman House in Canberra, festival managing director Helen Roben said it would be a heartfelt response to the summer's tragedies. "We have reached out...
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