2 June 2023

Nine things to do in the regions this week (2 to 8 June)

| Claire Sams
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David Ball, with a sculpture called ‘Fracture’, was the winner in a previous year. Photo: Supplied.

Winter is upon us, but there’s still plenty to do in the regions this week, from art to sustainability to live comedy.

Sculpture for Clyde is finishing its 10-day run, there is the Acts of Passion program from Red Door Theatre Company in Moruya, the While the World Waits exhibition is coming to Cowra, a yoga festival is coming to Ulladulla and a yule-themed celebration is kicking off in the Snowy Mountains.

The community is invited to fundraise for the Cancer Council, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council have organised an Environmental Education Expo, there is music in Junee and a comedy show in Tilba looking to get some big laughs.

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Sculpture for Clyde is finishing on 4 June

The 2023 run of the free sculpture show is set to close on Sunday. Image: Sculpture for Clyde/Facebook.

Sculpture for Clyde

When: 27 May to 4 June
Where: Various locations
Cost: Free entry.

The 10-day sculpture festival is set to conclude for 2023 this weekend. With 114 sculptures across the indoor sculptures, outdoor sculptures and students’ work, there is sure to be something that catches your eye. Keep an eye out for Richard Moffatt’s Weed, which has taken home the $60,000 2023 Acquisitive Award and the Identity Totem Poles by students from Carroll College, who have been awarded the Student Sculpture Prize.

The Red Door Theatre Company

The Red Door Theatre Company is busy preparing for another exciting production. Photo: Anthony Mayne.

Acts of Passion program

When: 26 May to 3 June, remaining shows at 7 pm only
Where: Moruya RSL Hall, 11 Page Street, Moruya
Cost: $20 to $30; tickets are available via Ticketor or by calling 0490 305 389 during business hours.

Catch two one-act plays on the same night with the Act of Passion program from the Red Door Theatre Company – The Ladybirds (by Tony Layton, directed by Jack Spahr) and Curtain Call (by Keith Trezise, directed by Phil Barr).

Graphic for 'while the world waits'

The exhibition sees visual artists explore what 2020 was like for them. Image: Cowra Regional Art Gallery/Facebook.

While the World Waits exhibition

When: 3 June to 2 July, closed on Monday; 10 am to 4 pm on Tuesday to Saturday; 10 am to 2 pm on Sunday
Where: Cowra Regional Art Gallery, 77 Darling Street, Cowra
Cost: Free entry.

This exhibition from Arts Out West is stopping in Cowra as part of its tour of regional New South Wales. It was inspired by an album by 15 Central West songwriters, who were asked to write a track based on their experiences of 2020. Visual artists were asked to create works inspired by the album. Visitors to the gallery will also be able to see A Lot of Little Nothings by Cowra artist Shani Nottingham, who is also featured in While the World Waits.

Yoga Festival flyer

Yoga will be the focus of this weekend-long festival. Image: Yoga Festival Tribe/Facebook.

Shoalhaven Yoga Festival

When: 3 to 4 June, 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm or 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm (depending on the session)
Where: 81B Princes Highway, Ulladulla Civic Centre, Ulladulla
Cost: $25 to $85; tickets available via TicketTailor.

The Shoalhaven Yoga Festival has yoga classes, workshops from Catherine Mullarvey, Kendell Neighbour, Barron Hanson, Haruka Suzuki, Jaqui Peters and others. Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat and water bottle.


This is one place you can find a yule celebration with actual snow in Australia. Photo: Yulefest at Valhalla Perisher/Facebook.

Yulefest in the Snowy Mountains

When: 3 June to 2 July, various dates and times
Where: Valhalla Perisher, 31 Candle Heath Road, Kosciuszko National Park
Cost: Various prices, book online.

Snow might not be a part of winter for all Australians, but this is one way to experience a white winter. The yule celebrations draw from the snowy days of Scandinavian tradition, which was traditionally based around the winter solstice. Throughout June, there are yule dinners to keep you fed and ‘Lillordag Viking Feasts’ to mark the arrival of midweek.


 Comedy in the Valley flyer

Seven comedians will take to the stage in Tilba on Saturday. Image: Comedy on Edge/Facebook.

Comedy on Edge

When: 3 June, from 5 pm
Where: Tilba Valley Winery and Ale House, 947 Old Highway, Central Tilba
Cost: From $51, tickets available via Oztix.

Stand-up comedy, presented by Comedy on Edge, is once again returning to Tilba Valley. Seven comedians from Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom – Kate Dolan, Gavin Scott, Jamal Abdul, Chloe Maddren, Mitch Parry, Tim Renkema, Seizure Kaiser – will take to the stage for a night of belly laughs and dinner from 5 pm to 7 pm.


 The 2022 Junee Jam.

Musicians from four ensembles will come together for the performances. The 2022 Junee Jam. Photo: Riverina Conservatorium of Music.

Junee June Jam

When: 4 June, 2 pm to 5 pm
Where: Athenium Theatre, 89-91 Broadway Street, Junee
Cost: Free entry with an optional gold coin donation.

Junee June Jam will feature around 40 musicians from the Riverina Concert Band, Riverina Conservatorium of Music Student Concert Band, Junee Town Band and Junee Community Choir for Sunday’s performances. A range of pieces will be performed by the ensembles, before the three bands perform together.

Guests at Robyn Lyttle's Bingie property

Guests can enjoy a morning tea at Robyn Lyttle’s Bingie property – and raise money for a good cause once again. Photo: Robyn Lyttle.

Robyn’s Biggest Morning Tea

When: 4 June, from 11 am
Where: 22 Priory Lane, Bingie
Cost: Attendees are asked to bring a gold coin donation and a plate of something sweet or savoury.

Since Robyn Lyttle and her husband first began hosting Biggest Morning Tea fundraisers in 2015, their events have grown and grown – in 2023, you’re invited to come back and help them raise some money for a good cause. Guests can take part in a raffle, a lucky door prize, music, outdoor games and there will be plenty of yummy things to eat.


People can come by Queanbeyan to learn about sustainability and how they can better care for the environment. Image: Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council/Facebook

People can come by Queanbeyan to learn about sustainability and how they can better care for the environment. Image: Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council/Facebook.

Environmental Education Expo

When: 5 June, 5 pm to 8 pm
Where: The Queanbeyan Hive, 274 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan
Cost: Free entry, though food and drink will be available for purchase.

The Environmental Education Expo is set to bring to a close three days of events Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council has planned to celebrate World Environment Day; a full list is available online. Council has partnered with the Queanbeyan Hive for a day of stalls, Q&A sessions, activities and presentations.

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