Plektra mandolin & guitar ensemble

Plektra, a plucked string instrument ensemble of mandolins and guitars, will perform an evocative fusion of works from the classical canon and contemporary Australian-inspired art music and “world music” inspired by countries and regions of Eastern Europe. Date: Sunday 25 November 2018. Time: 2pm Venue: Sacred Spaces – The Convent of Mercy Community Room, 30…

Bush Dance & Dinner

Celebrating International day for People with A Disability. 1 December marks the International day for People with A Disability and this year Singleton celebrates with a twang at the annual Bush Dance & Dinner. The night is an opportunity for the community to come together to enjoy a night of fun and music and enjoy…

2018 Scone Literary Festival

9th to 11th of November 2018 Scone From bush poetry to steamy sex scenes, crime writing and conversations with living legends, this year’s Scone Literary Festival has it all. With the theme of “ The Magic and Power of Literature, the festival will take place over the weekend of November 10 and 11 and will…

Dungog Festival

Get ready to Dance in Dungog’s high street You’ll be able to dance the night away in Dowling Street this Long Weekend’s Sunday Night Street Party when the iconic Dog Trumpet takes over the main street during the Dungog Festival. The weekend will bring non-stop music, six artisans outlets showing their wares and no less…

Scone Short Film Festival

Be sure to save the date for Scone Short Film Festival on 22nd and 23rd September. Scone Films presents its annual short film festival, featuring a fantastic selection of world class Australian short films. Now in its tenth year, the festival only screens Australian short films. There is something for everyone, with a range of…

Sculpture on the Farm

The inaugural Sculpture on the Farm exhibition at Fosterton outside Dungog will be held over the coming October long weekend to coincide with the Dungog Festival. There will be approximately 100 sculptures on display from both local sculptors and those from further afield and including prominent names, such as the late Inge King and Newcastle…

Upper Hunter Festival Forum

The Upper Hunter Festival Forum was held on Tuesday 18th September at Singleton. Many thanks to everyone who attended Arts Upper Hunter’s Festival Forum and especially speakers Professor John Connell, Jan Fallding, Nancy Knudsen and Deidre Peebles.   Festivals and major events are great for community and economic development but behind the scenes it’s not…