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Thrashville kicks off with first five acts announced

Australia is indeed the fortunate country when it comes to live music gatherings. So, Dashville’s excited to announce a number of acts for its “slightly heavier” event Thrashville, as it makes a gallant...

OUT AND ABOUT: 5 things to do this weekend

Bored or looking for something to do this weekend?Well, here’s a few tips courtesy of the Newcastle Weekly. WHAT: Melbourne International Comedy Festival RoadshowWHERE: Newcastle Civic TheatreWHEN: Friday 11 June, Saturday 12 JuneTIME:...

Food, music, dance and language centre stage at this year’s Diversity Festival

Compassion and belonging are set to be the hero ingredients at this year’s Newcastle Celebrating Unity in Diversity Festival. The food, language, music and dance celebration will take place on Saturday 19 June at...

Pour into revamped Hunter Valley Wine & Beer Festival

Local breweries have quickly jumped on board to support the newly-revamped Hunter Valley Wine & Beer Festival this month. At least 10 distilleries will join 50 wineries on Saturday 19 June to deliver...

John Towers is Finke Desert Race ready

It's been a long time since Medowie local John Towers spent his weekends revving beach buggies in the Stockton sand dunes as a kid. In a few days time the 49-year-old racing enthusiast...

Mentoring program gives rise to more tourism experiences

Sourdough-making classes, quirky art workshops and sight-seeing bike rides with a twist will be served up to tourists as part of a push to expand Newcastle’s tourism experiences. Fifteen Newcastle businesses – Baked...

Archibald Prize exhibition Maitland bound

Australia’s favourite portrait exhibition, the Archibald Prize, will head to the Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG) in early 2022 as part of its tour throughout New South Wales and Victoria. The prestigious showcase,...

Float Your Boat festival to light up the lake

Spectacular sea creatures and mythical maritime characters are set to light up Lake Macquarie this month as part of the 2021 Float Your Boat weekend. A flotilla of illuminated vessels decorated with lights...

Finches the focus at gallery’s annual wildlife exhibition

Twitchers will have much to chirp about this June long weekend when Morpeth Gallery combines with the Hunter Valley Finch Club to showcase one of the world’s most colourful feathered friends. Artists will...

Rhys dances his way back to Newcastle

Gifted performer Rhys Kosakowski will return “home” next week as a member of the esteemed Sydney Dance Company’s production of Impermanence. The Newcastle-bred classical ballet/contemporary dancer, who recently joined the troupe, is scheduled to...

Weekend memorial service will honour our seafarers

A Newcastle Merchant Navy Memorial will take place at The Mission to Seafarers in Wickham on Saturday. The event is expected to attract much interest due to the strong connection to wartime vessels...

Australia’s favourite comedy convoy rolls into Cessnock

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is scheduled to roll into the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre this month. And, it will deliver the event’s atmospheric vibe with a hilarious line-up to boot on...

OUT AND ABOUT: 5 things to do this weekend

Bored or looking for something to do this weekend? Well, here’s a few tips courtesy of the Newcastle Weekly. WHAT: IF Maitland Festivals WHERE: Various venues in Maitland WHEN: Friday 28 May to Sunday 6 June TIME:...

New local platform helping under-represented female musos

A new, local platform will give talented emerging female musicians a louder voice in the Newcastle entertainment industry. Louannella and Vexel Creations have come together in moral synchronicity to create Girls Will Be...

Youth bring fresh vibes to Blue Moon event

They are like ten pieces of a puzzle, all different in design, all coming together to bring a new vibe to Newcastle East's creative hub. They’re a mash up of sounds and styles...

Young People set to bring Bunyips to the stage

Young People’s Theatre Newcastle will be presenting BUNYIPS, A Big Beautiful Mess of a Play during the upcoming school holidays. Based on the Australian Children’s book Naked Bunyip Dancing by Steven Herrick, the...

Lake Mac Seed Library ready to sprout

Lake Mac Seed Library will officially sprout in Morisset on Thursday. The volunteer-led initiative allows community members to "borrow" seeds, much like a book library, grow them at home and deposit them back...

Creatives to flourish at IF Maitland festivals

Film, poetry, publishing, music, and art is set to shine at this weekend’s IF Maitland festivals. The creative collaboration between the IF Maitland Indie Festival and IF Maitland Art Fest will see the...

Author Kaneana May returns to Hunter with latest offering

Mid-North Coast author and regular visitor to the Hunter, Kaneana May, will return to the region this weekend to promote her latest offering, All We Have is Now. The busy mother-of-three is scheduled...

Great Gatsby to liven Newcastle’s ‘hidden gem’

United Service Club (USC) secretary Jason Gladys is determined to give one of Newcastle’s hidden gems a “new lease of life”. The beautiful inner-city watering hole, located in Watt Street, boasts an amazing...

OUT AND ABOUT: 5 things to do this weekend

Bored or looking for something to do this weekend? Well, here’s a few tips courtesy of the Newcastle Weekly. WHAT: Hunter Valley Caravan Camping 4WD Fish & Boat Show WHERE: Maitland Showground WHEN: Friday 21, Saturday...
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