New Cultural Policy announced

The Federal Minister for the Arts, Tony Burke, has released Australia’s first national Cultural Policy in almost a decade and it’s worth a read. It’s built around five “pillars”, namely First Nations First; A Place for Every Story; Centrality of the Artist; Strong Cultural Infrastructure; and Engaging the Audience. An intriguing item that will affect…

Hive & Gobbler

Hive & Gobbler is a destination hub in Dungog for sharing in creativity, slow-living and sustainability ideas. Sharing knowledge is a focus.  They have a calendar packed with workshops, regular classes and in-store demos. They also cater for group bookings and a range of activities and workshops to suit most group sizes, and can cater for social, corporate or…

Screening of “Blueback” (M)

Scone Films presents this film by starring Eric Bana & Mia Wasikowska. An Australian film based on the critically-acclaimed and best-selling book by Tim Winton, and filmed at Bremer Bay in West Australia. Friday 3 February 2023, 7.30pm Scone Senior Citizens Centre, Oxford St, Scone. Visit website

“Quilting” Exhibition

An exhibition of quilts from Elizabeth Birch, Dianne Bridge and Tonia Barton. Thursday 9 to Sunday 19 February Merriwa Gallery, 133 Bettington St, Merriwa Open: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm (unless by arrangement) For more details email Image: courtesy of Merriwa Gallery

Colour Your Day Workshop with Elizabeth Birch

Learn some new fabric colouring ideas, watch some demonstrations and then it is your turn to do some hands on colouring. This workshop is being hosted by Merriwa Gallery. Thursday 16 February, 10am to 2.00pm ish. Cost is $60 and includes fabric and paint. Merriwa Gallery, 133 Bettington Street, Merriwa. More details and to book…