28 April 2023

Seven things to do in the region this week (28 April - 4 May)

| Claire Sams
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The inaugural Stomp Festival will feature some of the capital region’s finest food & wine. Photo: Stomp Festival.

From annual events you’re familiar with to an inaugural food and wine festival, to art exhibitions, there is plenty planned for the coming week in the region.

The Falling Leaf Festival returns to Tumut, the Stomp Festival celebrates the region’s delicious food and wine, and Yass and Goulburn will see the launch of art exhibitions.

Meanwhile, if you want to treat yourself (or someone special to you), then check out the Yass Show Society Car Boot Sale or the Fashion Revolution Bermagui, while a workshop with Aunty Matilda House will no doubt provide new information and skills.

Multiple days

two people walking in a vineyard

This first-time festival is set to be a good time for all. Photo: Stomp Festival.

Stomp Festival

When: 29 and 30 April
Where: Variable; see program
Cost: Festival tickets cost $29.50, though some events may have an additional cost.

The best of food and wine from Canberra and the surrounding region will be on display at the inaugural Stomp Festival. The two-day festival will feature more than 25 wineries and producers, with everything from wine tastings to winery tours on offer.

Falling leaf festival logo

Falling Leaf Festival celebrates all that is great about autumn in the Tumut region. Photo: Supplied.

Falling Leaf Festival

When: 28 and 29 April, various times
Where: Various; see program
Cost: Various; see program.

The best of autumn will be on display when the Falling Leaf Festival returns. This year’s program includes Aboriginal cultural and Bollywood dancing workshops, a street parade, live music and entertainment and more.

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Nine artists will feature in this new exhibition. Photo: Tyger Gallery/Facebook.

Green to Gold exhibition

When: 28 April to 21 May
Where: Tyger Gallery, 84 Comur Street, Yass
Cost: Free entry, though registration is needed for the opening night party.

Tyger Gallery’s new exhibition, Green to Gold, will open on Friday (28 April). It features nine artists, including Yass artist Ruth Dodd, Tiel Seivl-Keevers, Paddington Arts Prize People’s Choice winner Sophie Perez, Clitheroe Emerging Sculptor Prize winner Kate Stehr and Kennedy Prize and Lethbridge Landscape Prize finalist Sarah McDonald.

Landscapes in Watercolours workshop

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Keen to learn some art techniques? Look no further. Image: Goulburn & District Art Society/Facebook.

When: 29 to 30 April, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Goulburn and District Art Society Art Room, corner of Combermere and Bourke Streets
Cost: $60 to $90.

The latest show from Goulburn and District Art Society members will be based around the work of Chan Dissanayake. Register by contacting workshop coordinator Susan by email [email protected] or by calling 0415 531 992.


Yass Show Society Car Boot Sale

Yass Show

This is the place to pick up something new over the weekend. Photo: Yass Show Society Inc./Facebook.

When: 29 April, from 8 am
Where: Yass Showground, 27 Grand Junction Road, Yass
Cost: Gold coin donation on entry.

The next car boot sale will be returning this weekend, with plenty of items sure to be available (as well as a barbecue to keep everyone fed)!

Fashion Revolution

If you want to move away from fast fashion, this is a place to start. Photo: Fashion Revolution Bermagui 2023/Facebook.

Fashion Revolution Bermagui 2023

When: 29 April, 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Bermagui Community Centre, 9 Bunga Street, Bermagui
Cost: Free entry.

For the fifth time, the sustainable fashion of the South Coast will be on display when Fashion Revolution Bermagui returns. Learn about (and get inspiration from) fashion designers, repairers and more.

Heritage Festival poster

Aboriginal culture will be the focus of this workshop on Saturday. Image: Supplied.

Possum skin cloak-blanket stories: darning & yarning with Aunty Matilda House workshop

When: 29 April, times vary
Where: The Queanbeyan Hive, 274 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan
Cost: $5 to $30, bookings essential.

Though slots for the full workshop have all sold out, there are some for the tours to see different parts of the process. They also include a tour of the heritage listed gallery, time to join in with the yarning by Aunty Matilda and a chance to paint a piece of possum skin.

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