Disaster planning workshops on offer to community organisations
Community
Emerging from a year of adversity, one promising step for rural and regional communities in southern NSW is the region being chosen by researchers who are seeking to promote disaster preparedness. As drought morphed into the blazing inferno of the Black Summer bushfires, the rattling start to 2020 was topped by a worldwide pandemic had an unnerving, despairing effect on...
Tickets sell out to Dragon Dreaming Festival in 36 hours
Arts & Culture
Organisers of the Dragon Dreaming Festival are confident the event will go ahead as planned and residents of Wee Jasper village are thrilled. All 2500 tickets to the annual music, arts and lifestyle festival held on the edge of Burrinjuck Dam in Wee Jasper sold out within 36 hours. It's a limited allocation given the festival is approved to host...
Learn how to prepare your garden for an uncertain climate
Community
A two-hour workshop in Bermagui will discuss how gardens and farms would benefit by preparing for diverse seasons and events. Join Sustainable Agriculture & Gardening Eurobodalla (SAGE) co-founder Fraser Bayley and Moodji Farm manager Dan Bakker to explore strategies that promote resilient productive environments as Australia moves into an increasingly uncertain climate. Dan says growers will have to adapt to...
Nine things to do in the region this week (16-22 April)
What's On
No matter what you're into or where you're situated, it's set to be a big week in the Southern NSW region. There's the mini Bungendore Harvest Festival which will celebrate the region's local produce all weekend from 16-18 April. Not too far away, the Palerang Food & Wine Festival is running in Queanbeyan on 17 April. Car lovers will be satisfied...
Candelo Village Festival returns this April to celebrate Bega Valley spirit
What's On
The Candelo Village Festival returns on 17 April and will showcase the many talents of people from the Bega Valley, from stellar musicians to speakers inspiring positive change. However, the festival is not the only major event happening on the Far South Coast on 17 April. Just down the road, in Pambula, there is the Ephemeral Festival as well as Flourish...
Festival of Small Halls a lifeline for musos out bush
What's On
A small, regional music festival that's due to tour NSW this April and May is proving to be a lifeline for the organisers of Woodford Folk Festival. Woodfordia Inc has been surviving on COVID-19 arts recovery grants from the government to run small events such as the Festival of Small Halls since cancelling its main event and one of Australia's...
Che bello! Hundreds of Italian cars set to roll into Queanbeyan Park
Motoring
It could well be the largest annual display of Italian vehicles in the world - certainly in the Southern Hemisphere - and it's coming to Queanbeyan this weekend. Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Maseratis, Alfa Romeos, Fiats, Lancias, De Tomasos, Ducatis and other exotic cars, motorcycles and scooters from across south-east Australia will emerge from their garages and converge just over the ACT...
War hero, playwright and farmer – the amazing story of Gunning’s Millicent Armstrong
Arts & Culture
The story of Millicent Armstrong may not be widely known, but as one of Australia's great female heroes - it should be. From her early years she was destined to amazing things - one of the first women in Australia to attend university, she then travelled across the world to join the war effort as a nurse and finally returned...
Free workshops for young and old share the secrets of film and live streaming
What's On
Age is no barrier when it comes to learning about film making or streaming with a number of free workshops being held on the Far South Coast. In April, Far South Film will present two-day workshops on Film making for Seniors as well as Live Visual Effects for Streaming for younger people. The youth workshop is a Youth Week event...
Enjoy Easter weekend in Snowy Mountains at sculpture festival and fairs
What's On
There are three major events on in the Snowy Mountains this Easter weekend that the whole family can enjoy. Take a stroll past incredible artworks at Lake Light Sculpture or enjoy the varied entertainment, including music and competitions, offered in the Berridale and Adaminaby Easter Fairs. Lake Light Sculpture An annual outdoor sculpture exhibition held each Easter on the Lake...
Good folk of Queanbeyan say festival may be here to stay
What's On
The good folk of Queanbeyan are already pitching that this weekend's re-imagined National Folk Festival in the town won't be a one-off. The barrage of businesses and community getting behind the Good Folk festival will mean Queanbeyan may continue to play a part in the event that was cancelled last year. The town's camping ground is booked out as hotels, pubs...
Far South Coast comes alive at Easter with festivals, art exhibitions
What's On
The Far South Coast will be a hive of activity this Easter with plenty of events and activities for both visitors and locals. There's two-days of entertainment at the Eden Easter FunDayz, the always-popular Tilba Festival, the opening of a Sculpture Garden Exhibition at Navigate Arts near Tathra and a little further ahead there will be the opening of a...
Canberra the centrepiece for mass flypast to mark the centenary of the RAAF
What's On
More than 60 historic and current aircraft will mark the centenary of the Royal Australian Air Force this Wednesday (31 March) with a wave of flypasts over Lake Burley Griffin from 11:25 am. The public is encouraged to find a vantage point on Lake Burley Griffin. Also keep a close eye on About Regional for a full wrap-up of the event, with...
Golden girl Fanny Lumsden bringing her Australiana songs to Queanbeyan’s Good Folk
What's On
The National Folk Festival's Good Folk headliner and multi-award winner, Fanny Lumsden, appreciates the irony. The traumatic year of bushfires and COVID-19 was, from a career perspective, her best yet. The success of the 2021 Golden Guitar Female Artist of the Year's album Fallow, despite being released on the day the "music industry was cancelled", surpassed her understandably altered expectations,...
Cakes, cows and competitions for CWA conference in Bega
What's On
The unstoppable Country Women's Association (CWA) will forge ahead with the 2021 state conference in Bega from 2-6 May 2021. Local conference organising committee president Helen Galton said the CWA is expecting 400 conference delegates to visit Bega for the CWA conference week which will be the venue for the NSW CWA Annual General meeting. Motions from the state's sub-branches will...
Australia’s Renovation Queen Cherie Barber to share her tips and tricks at Goulburn
What's On
Cherie Barber began 'flipping' houses when she was 21-years-old and working two jobs in 1991. Today, dubbed 'Australia's Renovation Queen', she now runs courses on how to renovate homes for profit and will appear as the guest of the Goulburn Mulwaree Library at the Goulburn Mulwaree Council Chambers to talk all things renovation on Wednesday 21 April at 12:30 pm....
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