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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 »

Pacific village house highlight of new art exhibition at Campbelltown

Pacific village house highlight of new art exhibition at Campbelltown

An exhibition of works by Australian and New Zealand female artists with indigenous Fijian heritage will open in August at Campbelltown Arts Centre. A highlight will be the installation of a village meeting house to offer a welcoming space where Pasifika communities can gather, learn and share knowledge. Marama Dina is an exhibition borne of research and engagement, with ongoing work led by creative research collective The Veiqia Project. Members of the project have been in residence at the gallery since October 2017 and during this time have run workshops with women of Fijian ancestry. Participants could seek knowledge and… Read more »

Which community project are you going to vote for?

Which community project are you going to vote for?

A science club for children and an art project that teaches people Aboriginal weaving techniques are among the local community projects vying for your vote in the Service NSW My Community Project fund. Up to $260,000 in each of the Campbelltown and Macquarie Fields state electorates is up for grabs. People with a MyServiceNSW account and Medicare card are able to vote for the top three to five projects to share in the available grant funding from the NSW Government. Campbelltown Council is a sponsor of five projects that have been developed directly by members of our community, three in… Read more »

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Luke Risby, Head Chef of Country Club Gledswood Hills with Wests Group Macarthur CEO Tony Mathew during delivery of the giant wood fired pizza oven.

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 »


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 »

Vault Hill, located almost in the heart of Picton.

Escape the madding crowd – head to Vault Hill, Picton

Picton is barely half an hour’s drive away from Campbelltown, but it offers a lifestyle that could be 1,000 kilometres away. While the major urban centres of the Macarthur region, Campbelltown and Camden, are groaning from the pressures of massive population growth, Picton remains a laidback country town. There’s noneRead more »


‘Tour de Campbelltown’ all about safe cycling fun

Forget the Tour de France – Campbelltown’s annual ready to Ride Day is the place to be on Sunday, September 16. The free community event is held every year during NSW Bike Week to promote bicycle safety and the health benefits of cycling. This year’s event will be held atRead more »


Spring is in the air and that means Camden Festival fun time

The 2018 Camden Festival’s main attractions will be family fun events, celebrity chefs and delicious foods. The festival will begin at 5pm on Saturday, September 8 with Cinema Under the Stars at the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan. This free family fun event will start with pre-show activities for theRead more »

Camden Lakeside

Memorable weddings at Camden Lakeside are par for the course

An award winning function centre and beautiful ceremony gardens will once again be the stars of the show at this year’s Camden Lakeside wedding open day. Lakeside recently won the Brides Choice Award for best wedding venue and continues to be a popular venue choice for couples tying the knotRead more »

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