Bayldon Ag’s field day with a socially distanced sideshow coming up
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Bayldon Ag's first field day will be held at the Queanbeyan Showground on Friday, 9 October and Saturday, 10 October, with Bell's Amusement's Sideshow on hand to entertain the kids. With the onset of COVID-19, there hasn't been a field day yet in 2020, and the Bayldon Ag team is determined to hold a COVID-19-safe event, with plenty of hand...
“It’s bloody good to be back” – the show goes on for the Bell family at Queanbeyan
Community
Being idle doesn't sit well with Elwin Bell. He is a born showman and for most of this year - like everyone else - he's been waiting for the pandemic to break. Bell's Amusements is synonymous with the show circuit in Australia, and this is the longest they haven't heard the chatter of children and adults inside a showground since...
Big Merino turns purple for Goulburn’s 69th Lilac Festival
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Goulburn’s iconic Big Merino will be lit purple for the October long weekend (3-5 October), despite the decision to cancel or move many 2020 Lilac Festival events online due to coronavirus. The city’s churches and businesses will also dress-up for the no-contact event, while lilac pansies and violas are already in bloom in Belmore Park. READ ALSO: Dean Cross to...
Dean Cross to repaint city in $20,000 Goulburn art exhibition
Arts & Culture
At the age of 25, Dean Cross had ticked off all the things he’d ever dreamed of in a career. The Indigenous Australian visual artist had travelled the world, performing in theatres in London's West End and New York as a contemporary dancer. Encouraged by a couple of niggling injuries, his thoughts turned to a second career in visual arts....
River of Art begins to flow, splashing colour and renewal
Arts & Culture
The River of Art festival runs from Friday, 18 September to Sunday, 27 September, and is an annual celebration that brings colour and renewal to the NSW South Coast, from Durras to Bermagui. The festival, which honours the South Coast’s creative arts scene, has been challenged by COVID-19 but not defeated by it, and still features many of the event's popular...
Bega council makes playground design child’s play
Community
Eden's kids are being encouraged to help design an inclusive playground through a COVIDSafe consultation which will be held at the existing Barclay Street skate park on Saturday 19 September from 10 am until noon. Bega Valley Shire Council says the shire's smallest residents will be able to help develop early concept designs for the playground, using NSW Government inclusive play...
Tailored help for bushfire victims wanting to rebuild
Community
Bega Valley Shire Council is expanding its bushfire recovery resources by introducing Pathway Home workshops and drop-in sessions in Eden and Cobargo later this month. The workshops are for people who are ready to plan for a new home, with recovery and rebuilding support being delivered at a pace unique to every affected resident. “The Pathway Home workshop will offer...
Permanent large-scale murals to become part of River of Art Festival
Arts & Culture
Eurobodalla Shire Council has granted $25,000 to the River of Art festival to create large-scale street art murals that celebrate the community's resilience and renewal after the Black Summer bushfires. The murals will remain as permanent public artworks, with two in Batemans Bay, two in Narooma and one in Moruya. During the festival’s nine days from 18-27 September, the collaborative...
New 50-day festival for fire-affected communities
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From the ashes of the Dunns Road bushfire arises a reason for the communities of Batlow, Tumut and Tumbarumba to celebrate with the announcement of a new festival to aid bushfire recovery. Exactly one year after the calamitous 50-day fire wrought havoc on families, farms, towns, villages and forests in the region east of Kosciuszco National Park, there will be...
Frankie J Holden to host first online Far South Film Festival on Sunday, August 23
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Among those South Coast institutions adapting to COVID restrictions is the Far South Film Festival, which will be held online or the first time on August 23 this year and will be followed by an awards presentation on the same day. The Film Festival Awards will be hosted by award-winning actor Frankie J Holden and actress and President of the...
Social scalpels out for Batemans Bay Sculpture Walk
Arts & Culture
The latest additions to Batemans Bay's Sculpture Walk have provoked a social media storm, with some critics labelling one a "dangerous rust bucket" and another "malnourished whale tails". For the small, hardworking Sculpture for Clyde committee, it could be seen as a kick in the guts, but volunteer Maggie Brennan prefers to look at it as lively public debate. "It's...
Entries now open for Eurobodalla’s River of Art Festival
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With the 2020 River of Art Festival scheduled to start in September, artists are being urged to enter their work in this year’s festival art prize. Working within COVID-19 restrictions, the festival’s art prize will be a highlight of the Eurobodalla’s annual celebration of the region’s rich artistic life. Now in its 15th year, arts events will be held from...
Fireside Festival to reinvigorate wineries in Canberra District
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Canberra District wineries crushed by drought, bushfires and COVID-19 are hopeful the upcoming Fireside Festival, from 14-31 August, will deliver a much-needed boost for business. The festival will go ahead despite COVID-19 restrictions, with limited capacity at events and visitors required to book beforehand. Events open to large gatherings, such as the Fireside tasting market, have been cancelled. Vineyards, cellar...
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