Tickets go on sale for NGA’s summer blockbuster
Arts & Culture
Tickets have gone on sale for the National Gallery of Australia’s major summer exhibition, Matisse & Picasso, which opens on 13 December and celebrates one of the most momentous relationships in modern art. The NGA says the exhibition showcases the artistic rivalry and turbulent friendship of two giants of modern art, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. Featuring over 200 paintings,...
Bega Valley Repair Cafe gives the broken and busted a second chance
News
Forget the tip - the Bega Valley now has a place where much loved but broken and busted appliances get a second chance. Bega Valley Repair Cafe is a not-for-profit community initiative with the purpose of repairing items rather than seeing them go into landfill. "It also provides a social connection for people as they learn how to repair everyday...
The sculpture competition creating pride and community, and one very surprising garden
Arts & Culture
I am driving down a rugged dirt road into ‘Thubbul’, the coastal retreat of Australian architect Philip Cox’s family since the 1960s. Through the spotted gums I glimpse a number of intriguing pavilions and lily laden ponds among the bush and grasslands, the buildings almost invisible in the surrounding landscape which overlooks the Murrah lagoon. Philip Cox AO welcomes me,...
‘Big Ideas’ welcome to grow the Bega Valley jobs of the future
Business
Big ideas for tackling local unemployment and creating new job and education opportunities are being encouraged at two community workshops in Bega and Eden next week. Bega Valley Shire Council’s 'Jobs & Skills Bega Valley' project aims to get a better understanding of the local jobs market as it currently is and what needs to happen to expand employment opportunities?...
CRABS to add to Cooma’s weekend of music
Arts & Culture
As part of the Cooma Rotary Markets and building upon the success of the National Busking Championships, is the  Country, Roots and Blues (CRAB) Music Festival this Sunday (November 17) in Centennial Park, Cooma. Sunday's music caps of a big weekend in Cooma, and is a gentle come down from the high of Saturday's busking spectacular all over the Cooma...
“Entertaining our community is really the bottom line” –  Moruya’s Red Door Theatre launch new show this weekend
Arts & Culture
Moruya's Red Door Theatre Company is about to begin touring its fifth production. After forming in 2016, this passionate and committed theatre group have quickly developed a reputation for producing energetic and fun filled shows. "Entertaining our community is really the bottom line - no point us being there if there’s not an audience to enjoy it - and, let’s...
From Braidwood to Mogo, helping NSW farmers with Christmas cheer
News
Two old friends have joined a new national movement to spread a little Christmas cheer to rural women doing it tough around New South Wales. Helen Farley, of Braidwood and Theresa Matthews, of Mogo, are both collecting parcels for distribution by drought-relief organization Ladies of the Land, which delivers parcels of treats to women living and working on farms during...
‘How Good is 2019!’ – Canberra political satire at Tanja this Sunday
Arts & Culture
We've almost survived 2019 and if you have spent it pouring over news stories full of angst and sadness, it might be time for a look in the rear vision mirror through the lens of comedy, because sometimes all you can do is laugh! Long-standing Canberra comedians John Shortis and Moya Simpson, who specialize in political satire, are coming to the...
ReVive Art Prize at The Bas during Recycling Week
Arts & Culture
This years’ ReVive Art Prize has been won by Michelle Slezak for her work Planet, a striking circular walk piece comprising small rolls of discarded cloth, textile remnants and a wine barrel ring. Entries in the ReVive Art Prize can now be viewed at the Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre in Moruya, showcasing re-inventive works by 18 artists. The biennial competition...
On a windy Remembrance Day we acknowledge foes past and present
Community
The recently completed Tathra Memorial has observed its first Remembrance Day service. Allen Collins of the RSL (NSW Branch) and Councillor Liz Seckold struggled to keep hold of their programs and hats, Mr Collins telling me “we are honoured to be holding the first service here at the beautiful new memorial". Wendy Elliott is playing the flute for the hymns today,...
National Recycling Week in Snowy Monaro – myth busting and habit help
Environment
Snowy Monaro Regional Council is supporting Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week with a series of pop-up information displays throughout the region. National Recycling Week runs from Monday, November 11 to Sunday, November 17. The focus of this year’s event is to tackle the most common recycling myths. Council’s Resource and Waste Education Officers will help you learn more about common...
‘Wings of Spring’ take flight this weekend from Eden to Kameruka
What's On
You are invited to join local naturalists and visiting entomologists and ecologists on a search for butterflies, beetles, grasshoppers and bugs along the foreshore of Lake Curalo in Eden this Sunday. Bega Valley Shire Council is partnering with Atlas of Life to host an Insect Ramble! Council’s Natural Assets Officer, Jessica O’Brien, believes the event is a golden opportunity to...
Lake Burley Griffin’s first inflatable water park takes shape for Saturday launch
Sport
Lake Burley Griffin's first inflatable water park is set to make a splash this weekend when it officially opens on Saturday off Black Mountain Peninsula at 10am. The park has been taking shape this week with the operators inflating sections and fixing them in place on the water. Park manager David Watts says the climate over summer makes the inflatable...
Drought be damned, the Queanbeyan Show must go on
What's On
The Queanbeyan-Palerang shire is in drought and less than 30 minutes from Canberra there are farmers hand-feeding cattle. Others are finding it hard to even source food for their stock. Some have little or no internet, no water and no rain to fill the dams that are dry. Yet, the farmers in the region will come together this weekend to...
‘Little Women’ takes to Cooma Little Theatre
Arts & Culture
Cooma Little Theatre’s end of year production is the well-loved story of 'Little Women'. Playwright Jacqueline Goldfinger has written a faithful adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, first published in the 1860s and based loosely on the author’s young life. The play begins with a memorable Christmas where Marmee leaves to visit her sick husband and Jo and sells...
Sustainability sounds great at Majors Creek Festival this weekend
Arts & Culture
This weekend the 26th Majors Creek Festival will be held in the old gold mining village, 15 minutes from Braidwood. This family-friendly festival brings musical talent from around the country and overseas to Majors Creek and they do it in a sustainable fashion. Festival Director Hannah Gillespie says “We just found out that we have won an award for our...
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