Nine things to do in the region this week (21-27 May)
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Whether you're staying near or far to home, there's something happening to keep your weekend and week busy in our region. On the NSW South Coast, head to a weekend-long conference about issues to the area as a result of the Black Summer bushfires. Or listen to Out of Abingdon perform at Tathra, or meet the brewers from Stoic Brewing...
Early bird entries for running festival to close soon
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Set among the trails of Stromlo Forest Park, with generous cut-off times and a range of distances to suit everyone, the 2021 Stromlo Running Festival is a great opportunity to step off the road and into nature. And you may leave the roads forever. This year's festival, to be held on 20-21 November, will see runners head for the hills...
Nine things to do in the region this week (14-20 May)
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From art exhibitions and talks, to a cider festival and simultaneous book readings, there's something happening in every corner of the region this week. Bring your dog as RSPCA Cooma celebrates its 40th birthday, or head to one of the many events at HeadLand Writers Festival in Tathra. You could go along to Bang the 'Dore at Bungendore, or catch...
HeadLand Writers Festival brings stories and poetry to South Coast
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Locally and nationally renowned writers will converge on the NSW South Coast this month for a weekend of talks, workshops and entertainment. The first HeadLand Writers Festival will be held in Tathra from 14-16 May, and tickets are already selling fast. The event's creative director, Myoung Jae Yi, said the idea for the festival was born from how the Far...
Terry Snow’s $100 million equestrian park opens for Gold Buckle Campdraft
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Anyone who visits Canberra businessman Terry Snow's 2000-acre equestrian park at Bawley Point on the NSW South Coast is, quite simply, blown away. It’s the equivalent to a Disneyland for horse owners with five arenas, six round yards, 32 luxury stables, 200 event stables, plus a vet room, walker and heated training pool. Then there are the five-hectare gardens with...
Unique stone formation, The Henge, attracting tourists to Sutton
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It was the backdrop for a Game of Thrones-style wedding filmed for Seven Network's television series, Extreme Weddings; it featured in the 2019 movie, Blue World Order, starring American actor Billy Zane; it concludes Tim the Yowie Man's Ghost Tour, and now you can stay at The Henge for $180 per night on Airbnb. Rob and Tracey Wallace can't believe the stone...
Nine things to do in the region this week (7-13 May)
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Although it will be a wet week for some of the region, hopefully you can still get out and about for Mother's Day. In Yass and Jindabyne, there are plenty of great arty activities going on from watercolour classes to flower crown making. Fancy riding a dirt bike or seeing some monster trucks and stunts? Cooma and Queanbeyan has you...
Time to get creative for Sapphire Coast ART MONTH
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As festivals and large-scale events begin to wake up from last year's hibernation, ART MONTH Sapphire Coast is preparing for a big return. Ahead of the extravaganza, which is to be held in August, Bega Valley Regional Gallery is asking performers and creatives to discuss their ideas now. Expressions of interests can come from local artists, performers, dancers and musicians....
Build a garden with Costa Georgiadis and Paul West then celebrate with local food and music
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Roll up your sleeves alongside television stars Costa Georgiadis and Paul West and get to work making an eco-island garden on the NSW South Coast this weekend, before celebrating with music and locally grown food. Growing Growers takes place on Saturday, 8 May, in Cobargo, where you will have the chance to work alongside the ABC's gardening guru Costa, and chef...
The best of international film heads to Young for a three-day festival
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Young will be rolling out the red carpet in late July when Hollywood comes to town for a weekend in the form of the Sydney Film Festival’s Travelling Film Festival (TFF). Young is just one of eight regional NSW towns – and the only town in the southern part of the state – selected to host the festival, in which a handful of...
Steampunk at Altitude will bring lovers of retro-futurism to Nimmitabel
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The countdown is on until a steampunk festival is back to turn a historic village on the Monaro plains into a retro-futuristic town filled with family-friendly activities. Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. For the past few years, Nimmitabel has become a meeting place for lovers of...
Nine things to do in the region this week (30 April-6 May)
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Getting out and about in the region has never looked more appealing with so much happening to keep everybody entertained. Are you expanding your horizons when it comes to whiskey and wine? Shaw Wines is offering a premium tasting experience, while Yazzbar in Yass can teach you all about whiskey. Are you looking for a family experience? The new Riverside Park...
Eurobodalla residents invited to reflect and heal after Black Summer
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Even as epicormic regrowth has shot up throughout the Eurobodalla Shire, locals are still grieving for the damage done to the environment during the devastating Black Summer of 2019-2020. A free event to be held next month in the calming surrounds of Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden invites locals to come together to reflect and heal through a bushwalk, reflective ceremony...
‘Pragmatic Idealists’ presents professional development for artists in southeast NSW
Arts & Culture
Making art is one thing, but getting your career as an artist up and running is another ball game. Southeast NSW has a healthy and growing arts sector and now a new venture aims to provide professional development services often only found in metropolitan areas. The newly formed Inlets – Regional Arts Services has partnered with South East Arts to present...
Kennedy collection selection a history-making exhibition
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There are many beautiful objects in newsman Trevor Kennedy's eclectic and vast collection, but it's their connection to Australian history and the Australian story that stirs his passion for them. "I've got this weird view that everything historical about Australia is beautiful," he says. "You can make up your own mind about whether or not it's beautiful." When he started...
Chris, the sheep with the heaviest fleece, lives on at the National Museum of Australia
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He carried the heaviest burden among his woolly friends and found a place in Canberrans' hearts when discovered alone on the city's outskirts. By avoiding human contact for about five years, Chris the sheep grew the world's heaviest fleece - his claim to fame totalling 41.1 kilograms. The Australian merino wether fleece broke the 2014 record set by New Zealand's...
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