21 April 2023

Eight things to do in the region this week (21 to 27 April)

| Claire Sams
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Candelo Village Festival.

Tackle some DIY activities at the Candelo Village Festival. Photo: David Rogers Photography.

Winter might be approaching, but that doesn’t mean the events calendar for the region is slowing down.

We have it all, from a cycling-based fundraiser for mental health with some big-name guests to events with art, theatre, photography, singing and sculpture, to a playground the kids will be sure to love.

Multiple days

Cyclists on a country road

If you’re not riding, why not take part in the charity dinner? Photograph: Active Farmers.

Cherry Ride for Resilience

When: 21 to 22 April
Where: Various; see website
Cost: $100 to $155, depending on event.

A group of cyclists will carry out a 137-kilometre journey to raise money in support of mental health in regional Australia on Saturday. One of Active Farmers’ annual fundraisers, the ride’s route goes from Young to Boorowa, Harden and back to Young. While registrations for the ride have closed, there’s an event on Friday with Wallabies coach Eddie Jones and an Active Farmers Charity Dinner on Saturday evening – get your tickets here.

Martin Sanders and Harrison Treble

Martin Sanders and Harrison Treble in Hir. Photo: Peter Oliver.

Hir at Lieder Theatre Company

When: 12 April to 22 April
Where: Lieder Theatre, 52 Goldsmith Street
Cost: Tickets cost between $15 and $30; available online.

The curtain on the first show of Lieder Theatre Company’s 2023 season will fall on Sunday. The cast of Hir will give their final performance.

Poster fro Vee art exhibition

Get in to see the exhibition before it closes this week. Image: Supplied.

The Bird Series exhibition

When: The exhibition runs until 26 April with the venue open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Rosnay Organic, 510 Rivers Road, Canowindra
Cost: Free entry.

This exhibition of pencil on panel and oil on canvas works will come to a close on Wednesday 26 April. The artwork is by local artist Vee and we’re sure you’ll enjoy the work!

Akiho Tata's Pink Eggplant - Share

Akiho Tata’s Pink Eggplant – Share from the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail in Adelong. Photograph: Grant Hardwick.

Sculpture, Food and Wine Long Weekend

When: 27 to 30 April, various times
Where: Various; see program
Cost: Free and ticketed events; see program.

To mark the unveiling of five new sculptures on the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail, Sculpture by the Sea have put together a four-day schedule of events. In addition to the unveiling of the sculptures, there will be a preview of an upcoming art exhibition, a wine tasting, an artist talk, a tour of a historic guest house and more.


No Name Lane

The colourful No Name Lane. Photograph: Queanbeyan–Palerang Regional Council, Supplied.

The Outsiders photography exhibition

When: From Friday 21 April
Where: 63 Monaro Street, Queanbeyan
Cost: Free entry.

The second exhibition in Queanbeyan’s No Name Lane will open to the public on Friday 21 April. Set to run for several months, it showcases the work of Braidwood artist Frank Lindner. The public is invited to come down to the laneway, see the artwork and maybe browse some CBD businesses.


The Candelo Village Festival is set to put on a spectacular show. Photo: David Rogers Photography.

Candelo Village Festival

When: 22 April, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Various; see program
Cost: Entry by donation.

This one-day festival is set to showcase the best of the Far South Coast village of Candelo. A variety of DIY activities, entertainment, food and drink options and live musicians will have everyone enjoying the day.


Sara Ang with guitarist Simon Harker

Sara Ang (pictured with guitarist Simon Harker) will perform at the Eurobodalla Botanic Gardens. Photo: Sara Sings Tunes.

Songs Against Silence concert

When: 23 April, noon to 2 pm
Where: Carr Confoy Park, Goulburn
Cost: Free entry.

Mossy on Gardens in the Eurobodalla Botanic Gardens will be the site of a concert for a good cause. Sydney musician Sara Ang will be performing to raise money for the Eurobodalla Domestic Violence Committee (EDVC).


Get down to the new playground in Marulan. Image: Goulburn Mulwaree Council/Facebook.

Tony Onions Memorial Park Playground opening

When: 27 April, 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Tony Onions Memorial Park Playground, 72 George Street, Marulan
Cost: Free entry.

The newest playground in Marulan will be the site of a plaque unveiling and speeches for its official opening. It was jointly funded by the NSW Government and Goulburn Mulwaree Council.

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