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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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Number one: Campbelltown Golf Course at Glen Alpine.

Start shooting, you snappers

It’s that time of year again for nature loving shutterbugs to polish off that camera lens, get outdoors and get snapping as part of the annual Macarthur Nature Photography competition. Hosted by the three Macarthur councils – Campbelltown, Camden and Wollondilly, the competition aims to raise awareness of the region’sRead more »

A painting of Wests Tigers captain Robbie Farah is part of the exhibition at Campbelltown Arts Centre

Catch The List on show

There is still time to catch The List, the current exhibition at Campbelltown Arts Centre. The List, which was opened early in August, will close on October 12. The List is a multi-disciplinary arts project addressing youth culture in Campbelltown. It offers a multifaceted insight into daily rituals and social issues.Read more »

Revolution Incorporated will perform at the next Liverpool Night Markets, on Saturday, September 6.

Night markets gaining in popularity

Where can you hear the sounds of Balkan-inspired gypsy fusion music, smooth reggae beats and rousing guitar solos, all in the one place, and for free? The increasingly popular Liverpool Night Markets, that’s where. The markets are next on Saturday, September 6 and offer a great musical line up includingRead more »

New exhibition

New exhibition represents local artists

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is almost ready to present the 17th Annual Liverpool Art Society (LAS) Exhibition and Art Award. Each year, LAS members are invited to submit works for exhibition in the five gallery spaces at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. The 2014 exhibition promises to include a diverse range ofRead more »

retail view George Street Liverpool facing south

Starry sari night buzz is back

THE Liverpool City Centre will glisten with the return of the magical Starry Sari Night along George Street on Sunday, September 21, between 3pm and 10pm. George Street, which is a one way thoroughfare from Elizabeth Street to Scott Street, will be closed to traffic for the day with pedestrianRead more »

Vintage fun raises funds for the Kids of Macarthur

It will be a vintage day for the Kids of Macarthur

Roll up, roll up, folks: The annual Vintage 50s and Collectables Fair is just around the corner once again. This event, which raises funds for one of the south west region’s most important charities, has moved and will be held for the first time at The Cube, Campbelltown Catholic ClubRead more »

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X Factor winner to perform at Liverpool Mayoral ball

 Singer songwriter Altiyan Childs will perform at the inaugural Liverpool Mayoral Charity Ball on Saturday, August 23. Liverpool Mayor Ned Mannoun said he was delighted that Altiyan, who won reality TV show X Factor in 2010, was performing on the night. “Altiyan has a lot of appeal across all ageRead more »

39steps

Hitchcock thriller at Casula

The famous Alfred Hitchcock thriller 39 Steps will be staged in the theatre of the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre on August 27. The 39 Steps is a fast-paced, side-splitting comedy featuring over 100 characters played by four actors. Based on the 1935 Hitchcock spy thriller movie and novel by John Buchan, theRead more »

Festival fun on the way

This year’s Festival of Fisher’s Ghost will kick off Thursday, October 30 with the opening of the Craft Exhibition and will conclude on Sunday, November 9 with the Fun Run and the final day of the carnival at Bradbury. A report to council for the July 29 meeting stated that this year’sRead more »

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