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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Category: Entertainment

Now showing: Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt) (M)

Luke McWilliams gives his review of the 2019 romantic comedy film, Ellie & Abbie (and Ellie's Dead Aunt), directed by Monica Zanetti.

Exhibition to take new look at domestic life

Art lovers with an affinity for their homes and their creature comforts are expected to feel a fondness for Newcastle Art Gallery’s latest exhibition. Entitled DOMESTIC BLISS: functional works from the collection, the...

WIN! Christmas Lights Spectacular family passes

With over three million lights illuminating the gardens, Hunter Valley Gardens is the perfect place to escape with the family and make truly special memories these holidays. Visitors will be dazzled by more...

Maitland theatre to return with classic play

After an eight-month hiatus caused by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maitland Repertory Theatre will return with a production of the Ibsen classic A Doll’s House.  Theatre secretary Ian Robinson said...

What’s On: 26 November edition

A regular event listings page to let you know what’s happening, when, and where, across the Hunter Region. It also features in our print magazine. SANTA AT THE LEVEE: Santa will be at...

Production honours life of comedian “plagued by demons”

The Civic Theatre is set to end 2020 in style with a production in the Playhouse of Being Sellers. Based on the life and times of Peter Sellers, the play debuted at the...

Mitch Revs is changing the colour of 2020

While his artwork remains quintessential Newcastle, Mitch 'Revs' Resevsky is hoping his latest exhibition reflects a new calm that has come about after a year that was like no other. The 30-year-old artist,...

GIVEAWAY: Facial cleansing device

With a sleek ergonomic design, Happy Skin Co’s game-changing facial cleansing device is portable, travel-friendly and features two incredible modes that will do wonders for your skin. It also reminds you to change the...

Iconic Aussie pair produce ‘Darn a Good Yarn’

There are few organisations that encapsulate the Australian spirit more aptly than the Royal Flying Doctors Service of Australia (RFDS) and the Country Women’s Association of Australia (CWA). For almost a century, the...

Book talk: Families and adventures

Jeff Popple reviews three books about families, adventurers and that ‘Reacher Guy’. More of Jeff’s reviews can be found on his blog: murdermayhemandlongdogs.com Before the Storm by Di Morrissey Macmillan, $34.99 Di Morrissey is one...

Country superstar to wrap up Cessnock series

Country music superstar and nine-time Golden Guitar winner Lyn Bowtell is set to take the stage at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre (CPAC) next month. Her performance on Friday 11 December will wrap up...

Now showing: Freaky (MA15+)

Luke McWilliams gives his review of the 2020 comedy horror film, Freaky, starring Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton.

Newcastle Theatre Company raises the curtain after upgrades

Renovations to the Newcastle Theatre Company, totalling more than $350,000, have been unfurled today.  The theatre was forced to close its doors to the public due to the pandemic, but the shutdown provided...

What’s On: 19 November edition

A regular event listings page to let you know what’s happening, when, and where, across the Hunter Region. It also features in our print magazine. CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SPECTACULAR: The Southern Hemisphere’s largest lights...

WIN! The Happy Renovator books

Newcastle’s Werine Erasmus is a professional renovator, but it hasn’t always been that way. When she first started out, she was like most of us – a little bit clueless – and relied...

GIVEAWAY! Newcastle by itself

Newcastle duo Greg and Sylvia Ray launched Newcastle by itself this month after curating the collection of photos for most of the year. The book depicts Newcastle and the Hunter Region’s growth over the last...

GIVEAWAY! London Kills DVDs

This specialist group is headed by hugely experienced Detective Inspector David Bradford (Hugo Speer). He’s supported by ambitious Detective Sergeant Vivienne Cole (Sharon Small), seasoned crime-solver Detective Constable Rob Brady (Bailey Patrick)...

WIN! Hometown Holiday voucher

For most of us, 2020 has been a year unlike any other. A new project called ‘Hometown Holiday’ incentivises local residents to experience the city as a tourist, while also supporting local...

Blackstone Gallery’s $1,000 art prize seeing BLUE

Feeling blue this year could have a silver lining for creative types, with Newcastle’s Blackstone Gallery awarding $1,000 to an artist who best portrays the hue. Advertised in March, the prize called on...

Library museum plans unveiled in Lake Macquarie

Plans for a combined library and museum have been released by Lake Macquarie City Council. The proposed Sugar Valley Library Museum is slated to be constructed next to the newly opened Cameron Park...

Now showing: Radioactive (M)

Luke McWilliams gives his review of the 2019 British drama, Radioactive, starring Rosamund Pike as Marie Curie.