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Support local creatives ahead of Christmas

Creatives have been among the hardest hit during the pandemic, but a virtual event is set to launch them back into the spotlight ahead of Christmas. The Olive Tree Virtual Christmas Market this...

“Democracy and disease”: Remembrance Day 2020

Border closures, quarantine, docked ships, social distancing and mandatory face masks may all be considered 2020 terminology, but the truth is Novocastrians lived with this lingo more than 100 years ago. On 11...

The show must go on: Festival takes to online stage

Musical theatre-loving students will dust off their dancing shoes at the end of this month as a new virtual event is set to celebrate the art they love. Now in its fifth year,...

Gathering numbers increase as COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease

The NSW Government has eased COVID-19 related restrictions slightly with the number of people who can attend outdoor gatherings, weddings and restaurant group bookings set to increase. From Friday 23 October up to...

Sewing a happy life: Darwich Sido’s story

Fleeing a war-torn country and losing everything you’ve ever owned. It’s a scene most of us cannot imagine but, for Syrian refugee Darwich Sido, it was a reality. Eight years ago, Darwich, his wife...

‘This That’ moved to February

Newcastle’s ‘This That’ festival will go ahead, but it’s been pushed back to 2021. For the past six years, it’s been held in November, but next year it’s slated for February 20 due...

Grandma writes book to help explain coronavirus

When Janice McKay’s grandchildren started asking her why COVID-19 meant they could no longer have their regular visits, the clinical psychologist decided to write them a book to explain it. The pair, now...

Money challenge supports students during tough time

COVID-19 has affected high school students across the Hunter in different ways but, for some, it has meant reduced work hours or losing their job entirely.   Hunter School of Performing Arts' (HSPA) Head...