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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Category: What’s On

Festival to launch city onto national stage

Novocastrians already know what makes their city a great place. So, hosting an annual arts festival is about letting the rest of the country in on the secret. Speaking in the lead-up to the...

Newcastle teen’s ARTEXPRESS win makes for a happy birthday

Haylee Mills was given the best 18th birthday present on Wednesday night after being told her HSC artwork would be hanging on the wall of the Art Gallery of NSW as part...

Classical music All-Stars to return to Newcastle

Omega Ensemble is set to return to the Newcastle City Hall this month. The Sydney-based group will launch its classical performance of Night and Now as part of the city’s New Annual festival. The...

The Show must go on: popular event to make big return

A room full of sideways furniture, food, rides, robotics and horticulture are all part of The Newcastle Show’s big return this year. Organisers have been busy planning a COVID-Safe event for the community,...

City set to host inaugural Newcastle Podcast Festival

Internationally-recognised Australian comedian Josh Earl is set to be among more than a dozen local and interstate talents to converge on the city when it hosts its inaugural Newcastle Podcast Festival next...

Nostalgic exhibition signals start of ‘second career’

While swimmers are drawn to Newcastle’s various ocean baths with exercise in mind, Glenys Holmes prefers to visit the city’s iconic waterways with a paintbrush and an easel. The retired physiotherapist, who paints...

Heritage walk to showcase suburb’s colourful history

A new heritage walk in Warners Bay will cover the area's first recorded European visitor, Reverend Lancelot Threlkeld, and its 1830 settlement.

Music: Britt set to launch her ‘Home Truths’ album

Newcastle’s Catherine Britt is preparing to launch her Home Truths album next week. The independent Australian artist famed for having her music discovered by Elton John, will release her first album via her...

Stuck for some school holiday ideas?

Take stock parents and carers, we are midway through the first week of January 2021. This means you’ve made it to the halfway mark of the summer school holidays. With the blur of Christmas...

Lake Mac coastline set to shine in new tourism trek

Lake Macquarie’s dramatic coastline will be the drawcard in a new tourism tout aimed at luring nature lovers to the region this summer school holiday season. From Saturday 9 January, locally based tourism...

Maitland gallery kick-starts Free Art January

This week marks the beginning of Maitland Regional Art Gallery’s Free Art January, featuring a range of hands-on activities for audiences of all ages to enjoy this school holidays. People, young and old,...

Dear Diary: Bridget to star in solo role

When Bridget Phipps takes centre stage at the Royal Exchange Salon Theatre later this month, the teenager will be starring in a performance she can truly call her own. From ticketing, costumes, script...

Celebrate Australia Day at Miss Porter’s House

Hunter residents and visitors alike will have the opportunity to celebrate Australia Day 2021 by visiting a much-loved heritage property in Newcastle. Miss Porter’s House Museum, located at 434 King Street, is opening...

Dive in to Maitland movie magic

Are you looking for some family-friendly fun in Maitland these school holidays? If the answer is yes, then grab your swimmers and picnic blankets as tickets are now on sale for a range...

Roll up for a comedic holiday treat

Children of all ages throughout the Hunter are in for a real treat next month. Terrace Central will host the exciting Upsized Comedy Science Show while nearby Maitland Riverside Plaza is scheduled to...

Newcastle Museum to blend old with new

Newcastle Museum’s latest exhibition is expected to blend the old, with the new, challenging the way you think. Showcasing an array of historic objects, like most museums, 1x4 will have visitors hearing the...

Newcastle to host Beach 5s rugby tournament

Newcastle is set to play host to an exciting rugby-hybrid tournament next month. The Beach 5s rugby festival, a cross between rugby union, rugby league, and touch football, will come to Newcastle’s iconic...

Christmas pop-up to support local artists

Novocastrians searching for a unique creative Christmas gift can also show their support for local artists by purchasing from the Blackstone Gallery’s Pop-Up Christmas Emporium this weekend. Exclusive lino prints, festive cards, handmade...

Astronomers set for once-in-a-lifetime event

A once-in-400-year astronomical event will give a clear view of Saturn and Jupiter from gardens across the Hunter in what astronomers call a ‘great conjunction’.  For the next two weeks, the alignments of...

Aussie Ark to open its doors again

Would you like to see how one of Australia’s largest conservation facilities is operated? If the answer is “yes”, then here’s your opportunity. Due to popular demand, Aussie Ark is opening its doors again...

Hunter Valley Steamfest to celebrate 35th anniversary

It’s full steam ahead for one of the region’s most popular events next year. After being struck down by COVID-19, like many other activities, the 35th anniversary of the Burton Automotive Hunter Valley...