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Showcase coming to Camden just for laughs

Showcase coming to Camden just for laughs

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour will be headed Camden way next month. It will be the seventh year in a row the crème de la crème of the festival will be performed in Camden. The Showcase will be at Camden Civic Centre on Thursday, June 6, from 7.30pm.  Expertly curated and hilariously presented, the Showcase will feature some of the festival’s hottest acts live on stage for an incredible two hours of hard-hitting laughter. Mayor of Camden, Cr Theresa Fedeli, said the Showcase included a line-up of veteran favourites, international stars, and some of the freshest emerging talents.  “This Showcase… Read more »

Yanma: going walkabout to explore local bushland

Yanma: going walkabout to explore local bushland

With each step, members of the Aboriginal Yanma Walking Group are enjoying friendship and fresh air as they explore the beautiful bushland of the Macarthur region and Southern Highlands.  About 20 members meet every Tuesday during school terms to trek scenic areas including Fitzroy Falls, Picton Botanical Gardens, Avon Dam at Bargo and Lake Alexander before preparing and enjoying lunch together. Wendy Roberts, the group coordinator and the health promotion officer at South Western Sydney Local Health District, says Yanma members gained physical fitness and mental health benefits from the regular walks.  “It is wonderful to see the friendships and… Read more »

Dress up as your favourite comic book hero to celebrate the day

Dress up as your favourite comic book hero to celebrate the day

Dress up as your favourite character, battle against other gamers or join a light saber class for this year’s Comic Book Day in Campbelltown next month. The event at the HJ Daley Library will offer prizes for the best cosplay costumes and feature geek pop singer Meri Amber and the Sons of Obiwan Saber Academy. This year’s Comic Book Day will be held from 10am to 3pm, on Saturday, May 4. Talented comic book artist Matthew Lin will host two half-hour drawing workshops and also be drawing quick comic sketches for visitors on the day. There will be games of… Read more »

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Our seniors are having a ball

“There are so many things for seniors to do,’’ says Deanna Morley, a local resident and member of Wests Leagues member. Mrs Morley was one of more than 200 senior members of the club who attended a mini seniors’ expo at the club last week. “These days being a seniorRead more »

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Challenge walk a community favourite for more than 20 years

For more than 20 years the Campbelltown City Challenge Walk has been one of the great local community events. Families, friends, school students and even gym groups have taken part over the years and 2019 won’t be any different. But if you have never taken part, there’s more to theRead more »

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Feel good movie on the cards

Campbelltown’s more senior film buffs can enjoy a free Valentine’s Day screening of popular Australian movie The Sapphires during this year’s Seniors Festival. The award-winning 2012 film, set in the 1960s, about an Aboriginal all-girl group is being shown for free at the Campbelltown Arts Centre during the two weekRead more »

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Tchaikovsky opera on the big screen at Event Cinemas

A little bit of culture is headed Macarthur region’s way next month. Legendary composer Tchaikovsky’s final full length opera The Queen of Spades will hit the big screen at Event Cinemas Campbelltown on February 16, 17 and 20. It is part of the Royal Opera House 2018/19 Live Cinema Season when TheRead more »

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New Year joy: free fun activities for kids in our libraries

Design your own 3D glow in the dark object, get up close with backyard bugs and make silly sock puppets or cardboard creatures at Campbelltown’s four libraries during the upcoming school holidays. The free action packed program starts from this Wednesday, January 2, and offers a diverse range of activitiesRead more »

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Country Club Gledswood Hills: top class destination

New top of the range facilities are transforming Country Club Gledswood Hills into the social and interactive destination of Macarthur. The work includes a sophisticated courtyard with great views, communal dining area with private booths, a Game-Play Hill for kids of all ages and the addition of a wood fireRead more »

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Christmas Tree Show perfect for the whole family

Looking for a Christmas show to get the family into the festive spirit? Come and join the fun this Christmas season at Wests Leagues Leumeah with the Kids in the Biz Christmas Tree Show. The show will feature Santa’s Elves, Christmas Angels, Frosty the Snowman, a Magical Christmas Tree andRead more »

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Twilight parade pick of festival highlights

The 63rd Festival of Fisher’s Ghost has come and gone for another year after entertaining thousands of residents from across Sydney and the Macarthur area. The festival is one of the longest running community events in Australia. The highlights this year included the vibrant Fisher’s Ghost Twilight Street Parade, whichRead more »

Brian Fuata’s 2018 Fisher’s Ghost open award winning work Care Disfigurements (Soft Hands).

Fisher’s open prize goes to ‘ghost’ artist

Brian Fuata’s 2018 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award winning work Care Disfigurements (Soft Hands) features a “blank sheet’’ upon which the body becomes a text. This has been a recurring motif across his varying practices, transforming in different contexts from emails, to paper, Word.Doc, google.doc, to film, to a white bedRead more »

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