Pop Culture beats through Floriade 2018 in Canberra
Arts & Culture
The flowers have started blooming, the volunteers are getting ready and the fences at Commonwealth Park are up as preparations get into full swing for the start of Floriade on September 15. This year’s 30-day festival promises to take visitors on a trip down memory lane through the theme of Pop Culture. Icons such as Marilyn Monroe and Michael Jackson...
Festival of Open Minds program released – got your tickets yet?
Arts & Culture
The Festival of Open Minds looks to reawaken the art of civil debate and conversation on complex issues, experiences, and ideas. Hate, fear, and aggression have become part of disagreement, on September 1 at the Bega Civic Centre we aspire to increase understanding, share credible information, and perhaps agree to disagree. A dynamic program of speakers has been assembled for this TEDx style...
Truffles – adding value to farm income and Canberra Region economy
Arts & Culture
There's black gold in them thar hills, and now we've got the figures to prove it. A decade on from the Canberra truffle industry's early days, Truffle Festival tourism is now worth around $8 million per annum to the region, according to research commissioned by local producers. There are more than 10,000 truffle tourists each year, and they'll spend up...
From the garage to the capital, Bega Valley artists challenge the idea of ‘ability’
Arts & Culture
Canberra is getting a taste of the colour, pride, and free spirit of the Bega Valley's long-running 'Art in the Garage' program. The ability of artists like Joye Umback and Miriam Kydd shines brightly through the works currently on display at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre (TAC), its the type of talent and skill Tulgeen Disability Services has been fostering in...
Festival of Open Minds extends to Friday night film screening
What's On
The Festival of Open Minds has been inspired by a regional community that values shared conversation, personal reflection, the wisdom of experience, and FUN! A dynamic program of speakers has been assembled for Saturday, September 1 at the Bega Civic Centre, a TEDx style event that will have people talking. Inspired by the building momentum around the event, Iain Dawson,...
Narooma Lions & Merimbula Diggers highlight need for MND research
Sport
The Aussie Rules community in the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla will come together on Saturday (August 18) to remember two men who had a love for the game and their clubs and battled bravely with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). The Narooma Lions play host to the Merimbula Diggers; the footie will be the backdrop to an all-day fundraising event for the Fight...
‘Play On!’ at Cooma Little Theatre, August 17 to September 1
Arts & Culture
Out of the depths of a Snowy Monaro winter, Cooma Little Theatre (CLT) is promising you a belly laugh with their next production, Rick Abbott's - ‘Play On!’ A play within a play, this is the story of an amateur theatre company putting on a drama performance and in short, things go wrong. The hilarious story revolves around the maddening interference from a...
Oh what a night! The Eden Business and Community Awards
Community
A big crowd gathered on the western shores of Twofold Bay on Saturday night for the biennial Eden Business and Community Awards hosted by the Eden Chamber of Commerce. The sell out crowd of almost 200 stepped out in their finest threads with a touch of masquerade at the historic Seahorse Inn. The pearls and cufflinks in the audience added...
Volunteer Grants open now for groups in Southern NSW
Community
Community organisations across Southern NSW work hard at pulling precious dollars together in order to support projects and services in towns and villages from Batemans Bay to Wonbyn, to Delegate, Tumut and Bredbo. Sauage sizzles, trivia nights, and raffles tickets go a long way but the real honey for volunteers is securing a government grant. Senator Jim Molan is encouraging local...
Local heroes to shine during Bega Valley Science Week
What's On
The Bega Valley’s growing scientific community is stepping up and stepping out to celebrate National Science Week. The Sapphire Coast Regional Science Hub will oversee an extraordinary program of experiments, displays and mind tingling fun at the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre. One of the national themes this year is ‘Game Changers and Change Makers’ referring to individuals, teams, technologies,...
Get hands on with local koala research, volunteer training this Saturday
Environment
You are invited to take part in the next phase of a program that is helping manage and protect a fragile population of Bega Valley koalas. A koala workshop will be held at The Crossing Land Education Centre in Bermagui this Saturday (August 11). The main purpose of the workshop is to discuss, plan, and provide training for the volunteer contribution...
Cool country concert to rock Mona Farm
What's On
Braidwood is set for an influx of country music aficionados this weekend as a significant line-up of performers swing into town for Country Rocks Under the Stars. Bungendore music promoter Mick Bond is bringing the concert to Mona Farm, on the edge of Braidwood. The gracious grounds of the historic property will see three days of live music performed by...
SHOUT OUT – more story tellers needed for About Regional
Community
In the last two and bit years, the demand for news, stories, and information via About Regional has increased dramatically. Proudly, About Regional has presented different viewpoints, deeper stories, and more colour from across South East NSW, taking in the Eurobodalla, Bega Valley, and Snowy Monaro. It's been demanding but richly rewarding. The time has come to share the load,...
Group inspires action on Jindabyne’s future
News
The shock and anger around the recent bashing and sexual assault of a man and women in Jindabyne has been replaced with a renewed local discussion about the town's future. Led by the newly formed Jindabyne Action Group (JAG) the conversation that has followed has been more about building community than installing CCTV. "I've been here for two years, and when...
Diversity can help rural and regional communities prosper
Community
While the Turnbull Government considers new rules to settle migrants into rural areas, Goulburn’s multicultural population is demonstrating that immigration can boost local economies, address skill shortages and bring new cultural experiences to rural Australia. An annual multicultural festival held in Goulburn’s historic Belmore Park is drawing a growing audience, and other cultural events such as the upcoming Onam (Hindi)...
Cooma Car Club opens the Don Bottom Memorial Shed
Community
One of the Monaro's busiest and most interesting community organisations is celebrating the completion of a milestone. Cooma Car Club has opened the Don Bottom Memorial Shed, a stand-alone colour bond shed at the northern end of their existing Museum. Members hope the Memorial Shed is a fitting way of remembering Don Bottom, a long-standing Car Club member and benefactor....
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