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Camden garden comp winner still chuffed a year later

Camden garden comp winner still chuffed a year later

“I still get a big grin when I think back to the moment I found out.” Elderslie resident Brett Gibson, who took out the new garden category in last year’s Camden Council’s annual garden competition, is still chuffed with his win almost 12 months later. Mr Gibson, who was also named runner-up in the small residential category, says he didn’t expect to win anything when he entered the competition. “But when I did, I felt so proud,’’ he says. “I had a lot of fun. I enjoyed going through all my plants with the judges and the feedback they gave… Read more »

Wear an upcycled wedding dress to go green on your big day

Wear an upcycled wedding dress to go green on your big day

Did you know that a wedding dress can be the single largest contributor to the huge carbon footprint of the average Australian wedding? The production of the fabric and the transportation have a big impact. So how do you have a unique dress, while still taking a responsible approach? One word: upcycle. Now Vinnies is helping brides and grooms celebrate their special day sustainably by holding an Upcycled Wedding Weekend at Vinnies Picton on September 7 and 8. Whether couples are looking to embrace the growing eco-wedding trend or simply adopt a few environmentally friendly ideas to make their big… Read more »

Nerd-Con to inject pop culture into Fisher’s Ghost festival this year

Nerd-Con to inject pop culture into Fisher’s Ghost festival this year

Campbelltown’s youngest councillor, Ben Gilholme, is a self confessed nerd and pop culture enthusiast. Last year he successfully got council backing for a Pokémon Go event to be part of Fisher’s Ghost festival. This year he pushed for an even bigger pop culture presence in the festival and his request was granted when council met last week. “I think this is exciting and will add to the attraction of the festival,’’ Cr Gilholme said. It all means that local fans of gaming and pop culture are in for a treat when Nerd Con is launched as part of this year’s… Read more »

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Alan Baker drawings go on exhibition

Camden’s Alan Baker Art Gallery will present its first feature exhibition from this Thursday, April 11. The exhibition will bring to life 20th century, previously unseen drawings by Alan Baker, including the two featured alongside this story.  The exhibition, Drawing Life, will also feature artwork from the local artist’s contemporariesRead more »


Creativity is the name of the game: Camden art prize

Looking for creativity: artist and painter Warwick Fuller, one of the judges of the 2019 Camden Art Prize. Artist and painter Warwick Fuller, one of the judges of the 2019 Camden Art Prize, says he will be looking for creativity from the entrants. “It may be an image never beforeRead more »

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Everyone’s invited to this Big Fat Greek BBQ

If you happen to be near the Big Yellow Umbrella community hall in Narellan between 1pm and 5pm this Saturday you may notice the smell of delicious Greek lamb souvlaki wafting in the air. And if your curiosity gets the better of you and you go closer to the QueenRead more »

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Fashion Spree’s Kidsfest: old fashioned fun little ones will love

Fashion Spree is transforming into a kid heaven this March with KidsFest, a three week program of events for kids including character appearances, craft and dance workshops, storytime and much more. “We are thrilled to be providing some old fashioned fun for our smallest shoppers and their families to enjoy,’’Read more »


Sunset Sounds to feature four of our best young bands

Grab your drumsticks and crank up the guitars, Campbelltown Council is searching for young rock bands to take part in a concert to showcase local talent. Sunset Sounds will feature four of the best young bands in the area, giving them a chance to perform in front of industry professionalsRead more »


Time running out to sign up for popular Challenge Walk

The annual Campbelltown City Challenge Walk takes place in less than two weeks on Sunday, March 10. Participants have until March 6 to register online at the discount rate for the popular not-for-profit community event at the Australian Botanic Garden, Mt Annan. Late entries will also be open on theRead more »


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 »


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 »


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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