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Events in April 2017

Sculpture at Scenic World

  • Thursday 27th April 2017,
  • Friday 28th April 2017,
  • Saturday 29th April 2017,
  • Sunday 30th April 2017,
  • Monday 1st May 2017,
  • Tuesday 2nd May 2017,
  • Wednesday 3rd May 2017,
  • Thursday 4th May 2017,
  • Friday 5th May 2017,
  • Saturday 6th May 2017,
  • Sunday 7th May 2017

Violet Street
Corner of Cliff Drive
Katoomba, New South Wales 2780

Sculpture at Scenic World 2017 will transform the natural Jurassic rainforest in the Blue Mountains with world-class sculpture.

The exhibition, now in its sixth year, will offer exciting opportunities for art lovers, enthusiasts, children and families. Sculpture Otherwise (indoor show), will exhibit in the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery.

Set in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains

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Sculpture at Scenic World 2017 will transform the natural Jurassic rainforest in the Blue Mountains with world-class sculpture.

The exhibition, now in its sixth year, will offer exciting opportunities for art lovers, enthusiasts, children and families. Sculpture Otherwise (indoor show), will exhibit in the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery.

Set in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains showcasing local, national and international artists, the exhibition offers the perfect Autumn arts escape.

Ticketed entry into Sculpture at Scenic World will include unlimited rides.


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Mayfield Garden Autumn Festival

  • Thursday 27th April 2017,
  • Friday 28th April 2017,
  • Saturday 29th April 2017,
  • Sunday 30th April 2017

530 Mayfield Road
Oberon, New South Wales 2787

This Garden is one of the world's largest privately owned cool climate gardens and is home to a private garden, and Mayfield Garden (36 acres), which is a year-round visitor experience.

The Private Garden Autumn Open Days at Mayfield Garden offer visitors a rare chance to experience the expansive private family garden beyond the Mayfield Garden. In 2017 the Private Garden opens the last two

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This Garden is one of the world's largest privately owned cool climate gardens and is home to a private garden, and Mayfield Garden (36 acres), which is a year-round visitor experience.

The Private Garden Autumn Open Days at Mayfield Garden offer visitors a rare chance to experience the expansive private family garden beyond the Mayfield Garden. In 2017 the Private Garden opens the last two weeks of April. See the stunning autumn colours across over 160 acres (64 hectares) of manicured garden.

Mayfield Garden Seasonal Festivals occur for set days each season and there's something for everyone with the Cafe and Produce Store serving a garden and paddock to plate menu and the Nursery selling a range of cool climate plants and some kids activities too.

Just 2.5 hours from Sydney, 30 minutes from Bathurst and 10 minutes from Oberon, Mayfield Garden Autumn Festival is not to be missed.


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Rowen Matthews: Nine week drawing and painting interiors beginners course

  • Thursday 27th April 2017,
  • Friday 28th April 2017,
  • Saturday 29th April 2017,
  • Sunday 30th April 2017,
  • Monday 1st May 2017,
  • Tuesday 2nd May 2017,
  • Wednesday 3rd May 2017,
  • Thursday 4th May 2017,
  • Friday 5th May 2017,
  • Saturday 6th May 2017,
  • Sunday 7th May 2017,
  • Monday 8th May 2017,
  • Tuesday 9th May 2017,
  • Wednesday 10th May 2017,
  • Thursday 11th May 2017,
  • Friday 12th May 2017,
  • Saturday 13th May 2017,
  • Sunday 14th May 2017,
  • Monday 15th May 2017,
  • Tuesday 16th May 2017,
  • Wednesday 17th May 2017,
  • Thursday 18th May 2017,
  • Friday 19th May 2017,
  • Saturday 20th May 2017,
  • Sunday 21st May 2017,
  • Monday 22nd May 2017,
  • Tuesday 23rd May 2017,
  • Wednesday 24th May 2017

30 Parke Street
Katoomba, New South Wales 2780

Learn to compose exciting, subtle drawings and paintings of interiors and the objects that have traditionally made up interior studies.

Students will explore the relationship of shape and colour, using light to observe variations in tone that aid drawing and painting depth of field.

Time: 10.30am - 1pm on Wednesdays only (two week break between April 5 - 26 ). Bookings essential - cost includes all

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Learn to compose exciting, subtle drawings and paintings of interiors and the objects that have traditionally made up interior studies.

Students will explore the relationship of shape and colour, using light to observe variations in tone that aid drawing and painting depth of field.

Time: 10.30am - 1pm on Wednesdays only (two week break between April 5 - 26 ). Bookings essential - cost includes all materials.


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Garden of Yuck and Yum

  • Thursday 27th April 2017,
  • Friday 28th April 2017,
  • Saturday 29th April 2017,
  • Sunday 30th April 2017,
  • Monday 1st May 2017,
  • Tuesday 2nd May 2017,
  • Wednesday 3rd May 2017,
  • Thursday 4th May 2017,
  • Friday 5th May 2017,
  • Saturday 6th May 2017,
  • Sunday 7th May 2017,
  • Monday 8th May 2017,
  • Tuesday 9th May 2017,
  • Wednesday 10th May 2017,
  • Thursday 11th May 2017,
  • Friday 12th May 2017,
  • Saturday 13th May 2017,
  • Sunday 14th May 2017,
  • Monday 15th May 2017,
  • Tuesday 16th May 2017,
  • Wednesday 17th May 2017,
  • Thursday 18th May 2017,
  • Friday 19th May 2017,
  • Saturday 20th May 2017,
  • Sunday 21st May 2017,
  • Monday 22nd May 2017,
  • Tuesday 23rd May 2017,
  • Wednesday 24th May 2017,
  • Thursday 25th May 2017,
  • Friday 26th May 2017,
  • Saturday 27th May 2017,
  • Sunday 28th May 2017,
  • Monday 29th May 2017,
  • Tuesday 30th May 2017,
  • Wednesday 31st May 2017

Bells Line of Road
Mount Tomah, New South Wales 2758

Can you follow the map to find the five secret locations? Explore the Garden, enjoy hands-on activities and learn some delicious and disgusting things about plants. Answer all the quiz questions, solve the puzzle and win a prize!

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Can you follow the map to find the five secret locations? Explore the Garden, enjoy hands-on activities and learn some delicious and disgusting things about plants. Answer all the quiz questions, solve the puzzle and win a prize!


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Re-Birth: weaving exhibition by Lanny Mackenzie

  • Thursday 27th April 2017,
  • Friday 28th April 2017,
  • Saturday 29th April 2017,
  • Sunday 30th April 2017,
  • Monday 1st May 2017,
  • Tuesday 2nd May 2017,
  • Wednesday 3rd May 2017,
  • Thursday 4th May 2017,
  • Friday 5th May 2017,
  • Saturday 6th May 2017,
  • Sunday 7th May 2017,
  • Monday 8th May 2017,
  • Tuesday 9th May 2017,
  • Wednesday 10th May 2017,
  • Thursday 11th May 2017,
  • Friday 12th May 2017,
  • Saturday 13th May 2017,
  • Sunday 14th May 2017,
  • Monday 15th May 2017,
  • Tuesday 16th May 2017,
  • Wednesday 17th May 2017,
  • Thursday 18th May 2017,
  • Friday 19th May 2017,
  • Saturday 20th May 2017,
  • Sunday 21st May 2017,
  • Monday 22nd May 2017,
  • Tuesday 23rd May 2017,
  • Wednesday 24th May 2017,
  • Thursday 25th May 2017,
  • Friday 26th May 2017,
  • Saturday 27th May 2017,
  • Sunday 28th May 2017

Bells Line of Road
Mount Tomah, New South Wales 2758

Orange based fibre artist and weaver Lanny Mackenzie returns to the Garden with an exhibition inspired by her trips to South Africa and China, with a focus on the organic unyielding strength of nature. Lanny has experimented with new techniques on everyday materials sourced locally, to re-create her unique style in sculptural woven pieces. Her evolution over the last 15 years has culminated in

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Orange based fibre artist and weaver Lanny Mackenzie returns to the Garden with an exhibition inspired by her trips to South Africa and China, with a focus on the organic unyielding strength of nature. Lanny has experimented with new techniques on everyday materials sourced locally, to re-create her unique style in sculptural woven pieces. Her evolution over the last 15 years has culminated in an Indo-Chinese and African fusion resulting in bold colour schemes with an underlying functionality for each piece.


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Mayfield Garden Spring Festival

  • Thursday 27th April 2017,
  • Friday 28th April 2017,
  • Saturday 29th April 2017

530 Mayfield Road
Oberon, New South Wales 2787

The Garden is one of the world's largest privately owned cool climate gardens and is home to a private garden, and Mayfield Garden which is a year-round visitor experience.

Mayfield Garden Spring Festival offer visitors a rare chance to experience the expansive private family garden beyond Mayfield Garden. See the vibrant spring colours across over 160 acres (64 hectares) of manicured garden.

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The Garden is one of the world's largest privately owned cool climate gardens and is home to a private garden, and Mayfield Garden which is a year-round visitor experience.

Mayfield Garden Spring Festival offer visitors a rare chance to experience the expansive private family garden beyond Mayfield Garden. See the vibrant spring colours across over 160 acres (64 hectares) of manicured garden.

Private Garden is made available for 16 days each season (summer, autumn, winter and spring) and there's something for everyone with the Cafe and Produce Store serving a garden and paddock to plate menu from Mayfield produce and local suppliers and the Nursery selling a range of cool climate plants and some kids activities too.

Just 2.5 hours from Sydney and 15 kilometres from Oberon, Mayfield Garden Private Garden Open Days are not to be missed.

Please check the website for further details.


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Resurrect

  • Thursday 27th April 2017,
  • Friday 28th April 2017,
  • Saturday 29th April 2017,
  • Sunday 30th April 2017

37 Everglades Avenue
Leura, New South Wales 2780

Resurrect is a collaboration of printmaker Jan Melville and photographic artist Tracy Ponich.

The artists’ subjects, materials and overall mood dovetail, as does the underlying notion of creating art that breathes life into things that are sometimes overlooked. Resurrect evokes a sense of endurance and renewal of what is often dismissed as transitory, quickly passed by, or forgotten.

Jan

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Resurrect is a collaboration of printmaker Jan Melville and photographic artist Tracy Ponich.

The artists’ subjects, materials and overall mood dovetail, as does the underlying notion of creating art that breathes life into things that are sometimes overlooked. Resurrect evokes a sense of endurance and renewal of what is often dismissed as transitory, quickly passed by, or forgotten.

Jan Melville is a teller of tales, stories that take the form of the printed image and small-scale sculpture. Jan incorporates found materials into her works. These might be objects from nature, or as discovered elsewhere, then resurrected in unexpected ways to give new life, and a new mythology.

Tracy Ponich’s images explore Blue Mountains bushland, and fitting for this exhibition space, aspects of Everglades. These photographs of land and garden join studies of found and fallen minutiae. Isolated flora and fauna, sympathetically captured in studio, come to life through the lens.

Landscape or bush element, Tracy’s photographs possess a stillness and sense of timelessness.

Exhibition: Wednesdays to Sundays, 11am to 3pm. Open public holidays.

Opening, Artist Talk and carving demonstration on Saturday, April 15 from 1pm to 4pm. Join them for drinks and chocolate!


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Blue Mountains Radio Players

  • Thursday 27th April 2017,
  • Friday 28th April 2017,
  • Saturday 29th April 2017,
  • Sunday 30th April 2017,
  • Monday 1st May 2017,
  • Tuesday 2nd May 2017,
  • Wednesday 3rd May 2017,
  • Thursday 4th May 2017,
  • Friday 5th May 2017,
  • Saturday 6th May 2017,
  • Sunday 7th May 2017,
  • Monday 8th May 2017,
  • Tuesday 9th May 2017,
  • Wednesday 10th May 2017,
  • Thursday 11th May 2017,
  • Friday 12th May 2017,
  • Saturday 13th May 2017,
  • Sunday 14th May 2017,
  • Monday 15th May 2017,
  • Tuesday 16th May 2017,
  • Wednesday 17th May 2017,
  • Thursday 18th May 2017,
  • Friday 19th May 2017,
  • Saturday 20th May 2017,
  • Sunday 21st May 2017,
  • Monday 22nd May 2017,
  • Tuesday 23rd May 2017,
  • Wednesday 24th May 2017,
  • Thursday 25th May 2017,
  • Friday 26th May 2017,
  • Saturday 27th May 2017,
  • Sunday 28th May 2017,
  • Monday 29th May 2017,
  • Tuesday 30th May 2017,
  • Wednesday 31st May 2017,
  • Thursday 1st June 2017,
  • Friday 2nd June 2017,
  • Saturday 3rd June 2017,
  • Sunday 4th June 2017,
  • Monday 5th June 2017,
  • Tuesday 6th June 2017,
  • Wednesday 7th June 2017,
  • Thursday 8th June 2017,
  • Friday 9th June 2017,
  • Saturday 10th June 2017,
  • Sunday 11th June 2017,
  • Monday 12th June 2017,
  • Tuesday 13th June 2017,
  • Wednesday 14th June 2017,
  • Thursday 15th June 2017,
  • Friday 16th June 2017,
  • Saturday 17th June 2017,
  • Sunday 18th June 2017,
  • Monday 19th June 2017,
  • Tuesday 20th June 2017,
  • Wednesday 21st June 2017,
  • Thursday 22nd June 2017,
  • Friday 23rd June 2017,
  • Saturday 24th June 2017,
  • Sunday 25th June 2017,
  • Monday 26th June 2017,
  • Tuesday 27th June 2017,
  • Wednesday 28th June 2017,
  • Thursday 29th June 2017,
  • Friday 30th June 2017,
  • Saturday 1st July 2017,
  • Sunday 2nd July 2017,
  • Monday 3rd July 2017,
  • Tuesday 4th July 2017,
  • Wednesday 5th July 2017,
  • Thursday 6th July 2017,
  • Friday 7th July 2017,
  • Saturday 8th July 2017,
  • Sunday 9th July 2017,
  • Monday 10th July 2017,
  • Tuesday 11th July 2017,
  • Wednesday 12th July 2017,
  • Thursday 13th July 2017,
  • Friday 14th July 2017,
  • Saturday 15th July 2017,
  • Sunday 16th July 2017,
  • Monday 17th July 2017,
  • Tuesday 18th July 2017,
  • Wednesday 19th July 2017,
  • Thursday 20th July 2017,
  • Friday 21st July 2017,
  • Saturday 22nd July 2017,
  • Sunday 23rd July 2017,
  • Monday 24th July 2017,
  • Tuesday 25th July 2017,
  • Wednesday 26th July 2017,
  • Thursday 27th July 2017,
  • Friday 28th July 2017,
  • Saturday 29th July 2017,
  • Sunday 30th July 2017,
  • Monday 31st July 2017,
  • Tuesday 1st August 2017,
  • Wednesday 2nd August 2017,
  • Thursday 3rd August 2017,
  • Friday 4th August 2017,
  • Saturday 5th August 2017,
  • Sunday 6th August 2017,
  • Monday 7th August 2017,
  • Tuesday 8th August 2017,
  • Wednesday 9th August 2017,
  • Thursday 10th August 2017,
  • Friday 11th August 2017,
  • Saturday 12th August 2017,
  • Sunday 13th August 2017,
  • Monday 14th August 2017,
  • Tuesday 15th August 2017,
  • Wednesday 16th August 2017,
  • Thursday 17th August 2017,
  • Friday 18th August 2017,
  • Saturday 19th August 2017,
  • Sunday 20th August 2017,
  • Monday 21st August 2017,
  • Tuesday 22nd August 2017,
  • Wednesday 23rd August 2017,
  • Thursday 24th August 2017,
  • Friday 25th August 2017,
  • Saturday 26th August 2017,
  • Sunday 27th August 2017,
  • Monday 28th August 2017,
  • Tuesday 29th August 2017,
  • Wednesday 30th August 2017,
  • Thursday 31st August 2017,
  • Friday 1st September 2017,
  • Saturday 2nd September 2017,
  • Sunday 3rd September 2017,
  • Monday 4th September 2017,
  • Tuesday 5th September 2017,
  • Wednesday 6th September 2017,
  • Thursday 7th September 2017,
  • Friday 8th September 2017,
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  • Sunday 10th September 2017,
  • Monday 11th September 2017,
  • Tuesday 12th September 2017,
  • Wednesday 13th September 2017,
  • Thursday 14th September 2017,
  • Friday 15th September 2017,
  • Saturday 16th September 2017,
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  • Tuesday 26th September 2017,
  • Wednesday 27th September 2017,
  • Thursday 28th September 2017,
  • Friday 29th September 2017,
  • Saturday 30th September 2017,
  • Sunday 1st October 2017,
  • Monday 2nd October 2017,
  • Tuesday 3rd October 2017,
  • Wednesday 4th October 2017,
  • Thursday 5th October 2017,
  • Friday 6th October 2017,
  • Saturday 7th October 2017,
  • Sunday 8th October 2017,
  • Monday 9th October 2017,
  • Tuesday 10th October 2017,
  • Wednesday 11th October 2017,
  • Thursday 12th October 2017,
  • Friday 13th October 2017,
  • Saturday 14th October 2017,
  • Sunday 15th October 2017,
  • Monday 16th October 2017,
  • Tuesday 17th October 2017,
  • Wednesday 18th October 2017,
  • Thursday 19th October 2017,
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  • Saturday 21st October 2017,
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  • Thursday 26th October 2017,
  • Friday 27th October 2017,
  • Saturday 28th October 2017,
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  • Tuesday 31st October 2017,
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  • Friday 10th November 2017,
  • Saturday 11th November 2017,
  • Sunday 12th November 2017,
  • Monday 13th November 2017,
  • Tuesday 14th November 2017,
  • Wednesday 15th November 2017,
  • Thursday 16th November 2017,
  • Friday 17th November 2017,
  • Saturday 18th November 2017,
  • Sunday 19th November 2017,
  • Monday 20th November 2017,
  • Tuesday 21st November 2017,
  • Wednesday 22nd November 2017,
  • Thursday 23rd November 2017,
  • Friday 24th November 2017,
  • Saturday 25th November 2017,
  • Sunday 26th November 2017

The Mountain Heritage Hotel and Spa Retreat
Corner Apex and Lovel Street
Katoomba, New South Wales 2780

Come along and enjoy Radio Plays with the Blue Mountains Radio Players.

Performances are before a live audience, using mainly scripts transcribed from original performances of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. The repertoire includes plays from such long-running drama series as Suspense, Escape and Quiet Please!; episodes from the comedy series Easy Aces, Baby Snooks and Daddy and Life of Riley; and

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Come along and enjoy Radio Plays with the Blue Mountains Radio Players.

Performances are before a live audience, using mainly scripts transcribed from original performances of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. The repertoire includes plays from such long-running drama series as Suspense, Escape and Quiet Please!; episodes from the comedy series Easy Aces, Baby Snooks and Daddy and Life of Riley; and crimes solved by Sherlock Holmes, Boston Blackie and The Thin Man.

Blue Mountains Radio Players have been performing for about 15 years in venues around Katoomba in the Blue Mountains.

Inspired by Juliette Palmer-Frederick, the ranks of the Players have included professional and amateur actors, usually about a dozen in number.

The Players currently perform at 2.30pm on the last Sunday of each month, February to November. Some performances have been recorded and are available on CD.

4782 2155

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Dappled Things - Donkeys, Ducks and Goats

  • Thursday 27th April 2017,
  • Friday 28th April 2017,
  • Saturday 29th April 2017,
  • Sunday 30th April 2017

End of Govetts Leap Road
Blackheath, New South Wales 2785

This exhibition, at the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre throughout April 2017, has come about as two artists separately and together pursue their delight in the quirkiness of the particulars of these creatures: their physical presence, eccentricity, humour and forthrightness.

Pam Vaughan and Chia Moan originally linked up drawing animals at Taronga Zoo. Since then, over the last year, they have

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This exhibition, at the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre throughout April 2017, has come about as two artists separately and together pursue their delight in the quirkiness of the particulars of these creatures: their physical presence, eccentricity, humour and forthrightness.

Pam Vaughan and Chia Moan originally linked up drawing animals at Taronga Zoo. Since then, over the last year, they have spent time together drawing a couple of characters called Annie and Toby, a pair of Bullaburra donkeys, and many hours of studio time developing initial field drawings into more sustained drawings and prints.

In separate but parallel trajectories they arrived in the Blue Mountains a couple of years ago seeking space and beauty.

Pam arrived in Blackheath via England, Wollongong and Sydney’s Inner West, where she spent a number of decades studying, teaching and running a studio practice. While other subject matter does appear in her artwork, animals have been a long-time presence, because of their metaphysical offerings of comfort and joy.

Chia arrived in Leura via Canada, France, England, Adelaide and Sydney’s Inner West. She especially loves the unvarnished and pushy nature of donkeys and the sheer athleticism of goats.

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Weaving Workshop with Lanny Mackenzie

Saturday 29th April 2017

Bells Line of Road
Mount Tomah, New South Wales 2758

In conjunction with her current exhibition ‘Re-birth’ Lanny Mackenzie brings her expertise in fibre artistry to the Blue Mountains. Lanny has perfected her technique in imparting her weaving skills to provide an enjoyable day in learning and experimentation in woven form.

This beginners class will focus on the coiling technique, how to source your own natural material and up-cycling everyday

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In conjunction with her current exhibition ‘Re-birth’ Lanny Mackenzie brings her expertise in fibre artistry to the Blue Mountains. Lanny has perfected her technique in imparting her weaving skills to provide an enjoyable day in learning and experimentation in woven form.

This beginners class will focus on the coiling technique, how to source your own natural material and up-cycling everyday household waste into functional art. It is aimed that each participant will go home with not only the knowledge of how to weave but their very first basket.


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Springwood Foundation Day

Saturday 29th April 2017

Macquarie Road
Springwood, New South Wales 2777

Join the fun at this festival to celebrate the spirit of Springwood in 2017!

Springwood Foundation Day Festival celebrates the village's heritage and showcases what it has become.

Enjoy live entertainment, featuring this year 'On the Prowl', 'Nikki Gillis Women of Rock', 'Tall Timbre Band' and 'LKM Dancers', stalls, street performers, and amusement rides.

Non-stop fun and entertainment for all

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Join the fun at this festival to celebrate the spirit of Springwood in 2017!

Springwood Foundation Day Festival celebrates the village's heritage and showcases what it has become.

Enjoy live entertainment, featuring this year 'On the Prowl', 'Nikki Gillis Women of Rock', 'Tall Timbre Band' and 'LKM Dancers', stalls, street performers, and amusement rides.

Non-stop fun and entertainment for all the family.


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Open Garden Weekend - Mt Wilson

  • Saturday 29th April 2017,
  • Sunday 30th April 2017,

24-26 Church Lane
Mount Wilson, New South Wales 2786

Enjoy the magical autumn colours of two supreme gardens at Mount Wilson – Yengo Sculpture Garden and Dennarque Estate.

Both gardens were designed in the 19th century by Charles Moore, Director of the Sydney Botanical Gardens and include many rare specimens of trees and native plants in the idyllic village setting of Mount Wilson.

Don't miss out on this rare opportunity as these private Estates are

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Enjoy the magical autumn colours of two supreme gardens at Mount Wilson – Yengo Sculpture Garden and Dennarque Estate.

Both gardens were designed in the 19th century by Charles Moore, Director of the Sydney Botanical Gardens and include many rare specimens of trees and native plants in the idyllic village setting of Mount Wilson.

Don't miss out on this rare opportunity as these private Estates are not usually open for public viewing. All proceeds raised from the Open Weekend will go to the FSHD Global Research Foundation, dedicated to finding treatments and a cure for Facioscapulohumeral Dystrophy (FSHD), the most common form of muscular dystrophy in adults and children.

Time: 9am to 4pm.

A guided tour of Yengo Sculpture Garden can be pre-booked.


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International Tabletop Day

Saturday 29th April 2017

104 Macquarie Road
Springwood, New South Wales 2777

Blue Mountains Library (Springwood) is once-again teaming up with Katoomba-based games shop, Afternoonified, to bring a jam-packed day of board game fun.

Come ready to play a game or learn to master one of the many exciting new games that Afternoonified will be teaching. There will be games for sale too! Held in conjunction with International Tabletop Day. An event for all ages.

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Blue Mountains Library (Springwood) is once-again teaming up with Katoomba-based games shop, Afternoonified, to bring a jam-packed day of board game fun.

Come ready to play a game or learn to master one of the many exciting new games that Afternoonified will be teaching. There will be games for sale too! Held in conjunction with International Tabletop Day. An event for all ages.

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The Sauerkrauts: Deta and Rob Rayner from 'The Beez' Berlin

Sunday 30th April 2017

Corner of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets
Katoomba, New South Wales 2780

A yodellin´, thigh slappin’, lederhosen wettin´ fest of German music from Deta (accordion, vocals) and Rob (guitar, vocals) and featuring the Beatific Beats of their Bavarian Boombox. You´ll thrill to comic classics from the likes of Rammstein and Kraftwerk; you´ll tear off that dirndl and shake a Teutonic Tailfeather when you catch a glimpse of Nena´s 99 Red Balloons; you´ll swoon to Marlene

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A yodellin´, thigh slappin’, lederhosen wettin´ fest of German music from Deta (accordion, vocals) and Rob (guitar, vocals) and featuring the Beatific Beats of their Bavarian Boombox. You´ll thrill to comic classics from the likes of Rammstein and Kraftwerk; you´ll tear off that dirndl and shake a Teutonic Tailfeather when you catch a glimpse of Nena´s 99 Red Balloons; you´ll swoon to Marlene Dietrich´s Lili Marlene but, most of all, you´ll be entertained – and that´s an order!

Deta and Rob always felt that the German Oeuvre was a little under represented in The Beez, so here they are to make amends with an evening of Dancefloor-Compatible Deutsche Derring-do, featuring Deta´s fabulous “Brunhilde Bass“ accordion. One octave below the conventional accordion bass, this is an Alp-quaking tone of Wagnerian proportions. Melded with Rob´s custom Höfner “Blitzkrieg“ guitar, it´s an irresistible rockin´ Polka machine held together by the marching rhythms of a loop machine by the name of Wolfgang Amadeus and, of course, those gorgeous harmonies and cabaret sensibilities which are the icing on the Schwarwälderkirschtorte.

Deta and Rob both hail from Berlin; their band The Beez performs regularly throughout Europe and Australia.


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AutumnFest

Sunday 30th April 2017

530 Mayfield Road
Oberon, New South Wales 2787

AutumnFest will feature the ‘not so reckless’ legendary Aussie rocker James Reyne (Official) as well as performances by Boom Crash Opera, Matt Boylan-Smith and dynamic duo, Smith and Jones. It’s a line-up not to be missed in a setting second to none.

They love great food and drink, so they’ve carefully selected a range of the finest food and beverage vendors, treasured by the local community, to

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AutumnFest will feature the ‘not so reckless’ legendary Aussie rocker James Reyne (Official) as well as performances by Boom Crash Opera, Matt Boylan-Smith and dynamic duo, Smith and Jones. It’s a line-up not to be missed in a setting second to none.

They love great food and drink, so they’ve carefully selected a range of the finest food and beverage vendors, treasured by the local community, to treat your tastebuds, including Smoking Brothers Catering / Elwood's Eatery(Boys light up!!) Al Denté, Moubar Vintage, Tommy's and Two Heads Brewing.

Bus transfers from Oberon, Bathurst, Orange, Lithgow and Katoomba will make it a smooth ride to Mayfield and a truly hassle-free day.


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Events in May 2017

Book Now Sculpture at Scenic World 2017

Friday 7th April 2017 - Sunday 7th May 2017

1 Violet Street (off the Cliff Drive)
Katoomba, New South Wales 2780

Sculpture at Scenic World 2017 celebrates its sixth exhibition transforming the natural Jurassic rainforest with world-class sculptures.

An independent panel will select over 30 highly accomplished artworks across all sculptural and installation mediums, by local, interstate and international artists.

Held over 30 days from April 7 – May 7, the exhibition offers exciting opportunities for art

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Sculpture at Scenic World 2017 celebrates its sixth exhibition transforming the natural Jurassic rainforest with world-class sculptures.

An independent panel will select over 30 highly accomplished artworks across all sculptural and installation mediums, by local, interstate and international artists.

Held over 30 days from April 7 – May 7, the exhibition offers exciting opportunities for art lovers, children and families to engage with art in a spectacular setting.

The exhibition extends to include Sculpture Otherwise at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, and  an outdoor exhibition of artworks at various locations throughout the upper Mountains.

The unique rainforest exhibition, extended program and stunning Blue Mountains location makes Sculpture at Scenic World the perfect Autumn arts escape.

The Blue Mountains leading resorts and hotels are offering exclusive accommodation packages for the 2017 Sculpture at Scenic World exhibition. Stay at one of our handpicked properties – including historic hotels and luxurious resorts, with a generous all-inclusive package for couples or families.

Our discounted packages start at just $225 for two people. Book early to make your Autumn Arts Escape one to remember.

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Leura Harvest Festival

  • Sunday 7th May 2017,

Leura MallNew South Wales 2780

With a focus on fresh, regional, and sustainable, the Leura Harvest Festival is set to take place in Leura Mall during autumn, when the village is at its beautiful best!

This year's event promises to be even bigger and better than the previous three festivals.

Up to 75 stalls will line Leura Mall, selling seasonal food and sharing expertise on all things fresh, regional and sustainable. You can

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With a focus on fresh, regional, and sustainable, the Leura Harvest Festival is set to take place in Leura Mall during autumn, when the village is at its beautiful best!

This year's event promises to be even bigger and better than the previous three festivals.

Up to 75 stalls will line Leura Mall, selling seasonal food and sharing expertise on all things fresh, regional and sustainable. You can also expect a number of fun competitions open to all age groups, including the popular Scarecrow Competition, Pet Chook Show and the Great Australian Chocolate Cake Competition. It's a great community event for the whole family.

Time: 9.00am to 4.30pm.


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A Convict in the Family: Lunchtime Talk

Saturday 13th May 2017

30 Parke Street
Katoomba, New South Wales 2780

Join the photographer behind A Convict in the Family, Mine Konakci and the subject of one of her photographs, Blue Mountains resident Ron Withington for an insightful discussion about the purpose and motivations behind the exhibition.

Lunchtime Talk: 11am - 12pm. Free event with Gallery ticket. Bookings appreciated at Reception or via phone.

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Join the photographer behind A Convict in the Family, Mine Konakci and the subject of one of her photographs, Blue Mountains resident Ron Withington for an insightful discussion about the purpose and motivations behind the exhibition.

Lunchtime Talk: 11am - 12pm. Free event with Gallery ticket. Bookings appreciated at Reception or via phone.


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The Rhythm Hunters and Sonori in concert

Saturday 13th May 2017

81-83 Katoomba StreetNew South Wales 2780

The Rhythm Hunters return to Katoomba to perform with special guests Blue Mountains locals Sonori in a great family and dance friendly space with a full bar and meal options available!

The Rhythm Hunters are a mighty force of percussion, western horns, Asian flute, deep grooves and electro beats.

Sonori combine soaring and shadowy vocals, looped cellos, guitars, keys and drum machines to create

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The Rhythm Hunters return to Katoomba to perform with special guests Blue Mountains locals Sonori in a great family and dance friendly space with a full bar and meal options available!

The Rhythm Hunters are a mighty force of percussion, western horns, Asian flute, deep grooves and electro beats.

Sonori combine soaring and shadowy vocals, looped cellos, guitars, keys and drum machines to create thick layers of sound and pulsing beats.

This community event is being held at the Katoomba Community in Katoomba (the old library, Civic Place) Blue Mountains - great relaxed atmosphere, family friendly, fully licensed with a bar on site on the night and plenty of opportunity to jump around!

The Blissbeat Curry crew will be serving delicious food and hot drinks too.


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Blackheath Growers Market

  • Sunday 14th May 2017,
  • Sunday 11th June 2017,
  • Sunday 9th July 2017,
  • Sunday 13th August 2017,
  • Sunday 10th September 2017,
  • Sunday 8th October 2017,
  • Sunday 12th November 2017,
  • Sunday 10th December 2017,

Blackheath Community Centre
Corner of Gardiner Crescent and Great Western HighwayNew South Wales 2785

Smell, buy and taste wonderful regional food at the Blackheath Growers Market. Meet the growers and producers of a fantastic array of foods.

It is run between the hours of 8am and 12noon on the second Sunday of each month from February to December. (Closed January)

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Smell, buy and taste wonderful regional food at the Blackheath Growers Market. Meet the growers and producers of a fantastic array of foods.

It is run between the hours of 8am and 12noon on the second Sunday of each month from February to December. (Closed January)


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Mother's Day Celebrations at Lilianfels Resort and Spa

Sunday 14th May 2017

5 Lilianfels Avenue
Katoomba, New South Wales 2780

Lilianfels Mother’s Day Three Tier High Tea (11.00am – 4.00pm).

Spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day and experience the famous Lilianfels High Tea. Enjoy this most English of grand traditions in the Blue Mountains whilst surrounded by plush Victorian armchairs, lounges, two fireplaces and charming artworks, in the understated elegance and warm ambiance of the Lilianfels Resort and Spa – the perfect

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Lilianfels Mother’s Day Three Tier High Tea (11.00am – 4.00pm).

Spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day and experience the famous Lilianfels High Tea. Enjoy this most English of grand traditions in the Blue Mountains whilst surrounded by plush Victorian armchairs, lounges, two fireplaces and charming artworks, in the understated elegance and warm ambiance of the Lilianfels Resort and Spa – the perfect setting for an afternoon of indulgence.

Lilianfels Mother’s Day High Tea Buffet (12.00pm – 2.30pm)

Experience the famous Lilianfels High Tea and spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day.

The famous Lilianfels high teas served buffet style are delectable and include fluffy homemade scones served with homemade jam and fresh clotted cream, petit pastries, selection of finger sandwiches and your choice of tea or coffee.


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Mother's Day Celebration at Echoes Restaurant

Sunday 14th May 2017

3 Lilianfels Avenue
Katoomba, New South Wales 2780

Why not give Mum a well-deserved day off and spoil her with an indulgent high tea.

Echoes Mother’s Day Lunch (12.00pm – 2.30pm)

Amaze your Mum this Mother’s Day and immerse her in breathtaking views whilst enjoying a sumptuous two course lunch with a glass of sparkling cocktail on arrival. Echoes is Lilianfels sister property and the perfect setting for an afternoon of pure indulgence as the

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Why not give Mum a well-deserved day off and spoil her with an indulgent high tea.

Echoes Mother’s Day Lunch (12.00pm – 2.30pm)

Amaze your Mum this Mother’s Day and immerse her in breathtaking views whilst enjoying a sumptuous two course lunch with a glass of sparkling cocktail on arrival. Echoes is Lilianfels sister property and the perfect setting for an afternoon of pure indulgence as the magnificent Jamison Valley unveils the natural beauty of the Blue Mountains.


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Mother's Day Celebrations at Hydro Majestic Hotel

Sunday 14th May 2017

52-88 Great Western Highway
Medlow Bath, New South Wales 2780

Hydro Majestic Mother’s Day High Tea (10.30am – 3.00pm).

Spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day with the grand tradition of the Hydro Majestic Afternoon High Tea served in the majestic Wintergarden with panoramic views overlooking the Megalong Valley. Upon arrival to the Hydro Majestic you enter via the Casino Lobby featuring the iconic domed roof with a grandeur chandelier which then opens out into

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Hydro Majestic Mother’s Day High Tea (10.30am – 3.00pm).

Spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day with the grand tradition of the Hydro Majestic Afternoon High Tea served in the majestic Wintergarden with panoramic views overlooking the Megalong Valley. Upon arrival to the Hydro Majestic you enter via the Casino Lobby featuring the iconic domed roof with a grandeur chandelier which then opens out into the majestic Wintergarden Restaurant. With its understated elegance and warm ambience featuring plush furnishings, fireplace and charming artworks The Wintergarden offers a premium afternoon high tea which is the perfect place to enjoy this grand tradition whilst enjoying the spectacular views of the Megalong Valley.

Hydro Majestic Mother’s Day Lunch at The Boiler House (11.00am – 3.00pm)

Indulge your Mum this Mother’s Day with a special two Course lunch served in the stunning Boiler House with panoramic views overlooking the Megalong Valley. With its rustic setting and gourmet lunch using fresh local and regional produce, The Boiler House offers the perfect experience for your Mum whilst enjoying the spectacular views of the Megalong Valley.


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Ultra-Trail Australia

  • Thursday 18th May 2017,
  • Friday 19th May 2017,
  • Saturday 20th May 2017,
  • Sunday 21st May 2017,

Violet Street
Corner of Cliff Drive
Katoomba, New South Wales 2780

Ultra-Trail Australia (formally The North Face 100) is five day running festival incorporating a 100 kilometre, 50 kilometre and 22 kilometre trail run through the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park. The UTA start/finish event hub is located at Scenic World, Katoomba.

The UTA festival also includes kids trail races and the UTA 951, a stair climb from the base of the iconic Furber

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Ultra-Trail Australia (formally The North Face 100) is five day running festival incorporating a 100 kilometre, 50 kilometre and 22 kilometre trail run through the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park. The UTA start/finish event hub is located at Scenic World, Katoomba.

The UTA festival also includes kids trail races and the UTA 951, a stair climb from the base of the iconic Furber steps to the Ultra-Trail Australia finish line at Scenic World. There is also an event expo, athlete forums, film festival and more.

UTA is part of the Ultra Trail World Tour and attracts runners of all levels from all over Australia and internationally vying for UTWT points. Ultra-Trail Australia is a truly unique and spectacular event that sees the world's elite athletes, recreational runners and first time ultra-runners converge to take on a breath-taking and challenging course.


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Fred Smith ‘The Dust Of Uruzgan’ Book and Concert Tour at Kindlehill School Performance Space

Friday 19th May 2017

8 Lake Street
Wentworth Falls, New South Wales 2782

Concert and stories from his memoir accompanied by visual projections of some stunning photos from Afghanistan to be held at the Kindlehill School Performance Space.

Fred Smith returned from two years working alongside Australian troops in southern Afghanistan to release the remarkable Dust of Uruzgan album. Now he has written a book revealing the back stories to the songs from the album and in so

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Concert and stories from his memoir accompanied by visual projections of some stunning photos from Afghanistan to be held at the Kindlehill School Performance Space.

Fred Smith returned from two years working alongside Australian troops in southern Afghanistan to release the remarkable Dust of Uruzgan album. Now he has written a book revealing the back stories to the songs from the album and in so doing offers a humorous, sympathetic and comprehensive account of what was going on in this obscure little province in the middle of a difficult war.

Described as “a triumph of poetic journalism” and “finely observed snapshots of a harsh, sad and funny reality”, he weaves song and story to offer what 15 years of news reports failed to convey: an understanding of what 20,000 soldiers and a handful of our diplomats were doing over there in the dust of Uruzgan.

There will be light meals, sweets and refreshments available on the night from Bliss Beat Curries before the show and during intermission located at the main entrance to the performance space.

This is an intimate seating venue and tickets are strictly limited!


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Million Paws Walk - Blue Mountains

Sunday 21st May 2017

1 Albion Street
Katoomba, New South Wales 2780

Grab your two and four legged friends and join other animal lovers for a fun filled day at the Million Paws Walk.

Whether you have pets in your family or not, you're invited to join the pack, walking with tens of thousands of people and pets throughout Australia to help raise vital funds for the RSPCA, the animals in their care, and to promote responsible pet ownership.

Walk or be walked around

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Grab your two and four legged friends and join other animal lovers for a fun filled day at the Million Paws Walk.

Whether you have pets in your family or not, you're invited to join the pack, walking with tens of thousands of people and pets throughout Australia to help raise vital funds for the RSPCA, the animals in their care, and to promote responsible pet ownership.

Walk or be walked around Melrose Park and be a part of dog agility tests, get training tips and information for the care of dogs of various ages and sizes and talk to dog behavioural experts who will be there to give you advice on discipline and handling of larger breeds.

A fun day out for families and people of all ages with a real festival atmosphere, and a variety of demonstrations, exhibitions and stalls selling merchandise and food.


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Wine and Jazz Festival at Norman Lindsay Gallery

Saturday 27th May 2017

14 Norman Lindsay Crescent
Faulconbridge, New South Wales 2776

The Norman Lindsay Gallery is the perfect showcase for the Mountains in late autumn when the annual Wine and Jazz Festival will be held in the grounds. This National Trust property creates ambience and atmosphere to enjoy incredible live jazz and fine quality wines.

This event has established itself as the premier jazz and wine event in the Blue Mountains, a quality afternoon of wine, jazz,

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The Norman Lindsay Gallery is the perfect showcase for the Mountains in late autumn when the annual Wine and Jazz Festival will be held in the grounds. This National Trust property creates ambience and atmosphere to enjoy incredible live jazz and fine quality wines.

This event has established itself as the premier jazz and wine event in the Blue Mountains, a quality afternoon of wine, jazz, culture and friends.

Galapagos Duck will perform the live jazz whilst Australian wineries will showcase the best of the best wines for tasting and purchase.

Time: 12 noon (gates open at 11am).


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Kurt Sorensen: Lunchtime talk and film screening

Saturday 27th May 2017

30 Parke Street
Katoomba, New South Wales 2780

Find out more about Kurt Sorensen’s work in Solitude in Desolation at a free lunchtime talk with the artist and special guest, Courtney Collins.

Free with Gallery Ticket.

Time: 11am - 3pm. Bookings appreciated at Reception or via phone.

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Find out more about Kurt Sorensen’s work in Solitude in Desolation at a free lunchtime talk with the artist and special guest, Courtney Collins.

Free with Gallery Ticket.

Time: 11am - 3pm. Bookings appreciated at Reception or via phone.


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Gangster Casino Night

Saturday 27th May 2017

Great Western Highway
Medlow Bath, New South Wales 2780

In the tradition of Al Capone, Dutch Schultz and Bugsy Siegel, the original Blue Mountains party palace will relive its heyday with a Gangster Casino Night in support of Katoomba Hospital.

Guests, who are encouraged to attend in costume, can play Blackjack, Poker, Roulette, The Money Wheel with Majestic Money at casino-quality tables with professionally trained casino standard croupiers.

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In the tradition of Al Capone, Dutch Schultz and Bugsy Siegel, the original Blue Mountains party palace will relive its heyday with a Gangster Casino Night in support of Katoomba Hospital.

Guests, who are encouraged to attend in costume, can play Blackjack, Poker, Roulette, The Money Wheel with Majestic Money at casino-quality tables with professionally trained casino standard croupiers.

Prizes on the night will include accommodation packages, dinner and show tickets, day spa, high tea packages and more.

An 18 years plus age restriction applies for this event, which will begin with a three-course dinner in the Wintergarden Restaurant from 7pm-8pm during which guests will be entertained by sultry songstress Evelyn Duprai, followed by the casino in the Majestic Marquee from 8pm-10pm.


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Gypsy Masquerade Ball with Lolo Lovina

Saturday 27th May 2017

Corner of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets
Katoomba, New South Wales 2780

Lolo Lovina’s 10th Birthday Celebration Party Masquerade Ball held in the 1930’s Metro Retro Bar / Restaurant.

Come and join them for an intimate and entertaining Gypsy Ball.

Dressing in theme is encouraged!

Lolo Lovina (‘Red Beer’) are an intoxicating, cosmopolitan virtuosic brew infused with Unza, Swing and Balkan Gypsy beats. The only ethnic Romani band in Australia, fronted by Hungarian

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Lolo Lovina’s 10th Birthday Celebration Party Masquerade Ball held in the 1930’s Metro Retro Bar / Restaurant.

Come and join them for an intimate and entertaining Gypsy Ball.

Dressing in theme is encouraged!

Lolo Lovina (‘Red Beer’) are an intoxicating, cosmopolitan virtuosic brew infused with Unza, Swing and Balkan Gypsy beats. The only ethnic Romani band in Australia, fronted by Hungarian Romani-Gypsy singer Sarah Bedak.

Lolo Lovina’s music reflects the cosmopolitan identity of an artist, who grew up with three native tongues and cultures. The charming and passionate performance of the charismatic singer makes each of her concerts an unique experience. Featuring Serbian Rroma drummer and guitarist Nenad Radic, Stuart Vandegraaff on Sax, clarinet and Ney, David Carr on guitar and banjo and Nathan Gatt on double bass.

Drinks and light meals will be available from the Metro Retro bar once doors open.

This is an intimate seating space and tickets are exclusively limited.


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Teddy Bears Day Out

Sunday 28th May 2017

17b Tusculum Road
Valley Heights, New South Wales 2777

Children aged 16 and under admitted free on this day only provided they bring their Teddy Bear along for the fun! (and are accompanied by an adult paying for admission).

At 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm all Bears are specially invited to join the Bears Only “Teddy Bear Express” for a short adventure on the Steam Tram. How exciting for your furry friend!

There’s a jumping castle for the younger

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Children aged 16 and under admitted free on this day only provided they bring their Teddy Bear along for the fun! (and are accompanied by an adult paying for admission).

At 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm all Bears are specially invited to join the Bears Only “Teddy Bear Express” for a short adventure on the Steam Tram. How exciting for your furry friend!

There’s a jumping castle for the younger ones, while those aged five to 15 can enjoy the Kid’s Trivia Quiz – 10 interesting questions to answer as you wander round the Museum. And there's a free pack of “Gummi Bears” for the children!

All the Museum’s regular great exhibits and activities are available, including unlimited rides on the Steam Tram, model rooms, Steam Locos and carriages to explore, hear “Harry” and “Charlie” prepare their loco for the day’s work.

Tech savvy? Download the free app “GiddiGuru” for fascinating background details of five key exhibits, triggered by concealed beacons as you move around the site!


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Events in June 2017

The Rotary club of Springwood's Antique, Vintage and Collectables Fair

  • Saturday 3rd June 2017,
  • Sunday 4th June 2017,

off Hawkesbury Road
Winmalee, New South Wales 2777

Antique dealers from around Australia come to Winmalee High school every first weekend in June to showcase and sell their wares, ranging from old jewellery, silver, small furniture, glass ware, porcelain laces, old tools, all to name a few. This year vintage Ford cars will be on display on Saturday.

Refreshments will be on sale for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

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Antique dealers from around Australia come to Winmalee High school every first weekend in June to showcase and sell their wares, ranging from old jewellery, silver, small furniture, glass ware, porcelain laces, old tools, all to name a few. This year vintage Ford cars will be on display on Saturday.

Refreshments will be on sale for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.


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Mick Thomas And The Roving Commission with Special Guest Ayleen O’Hanlon

Sunday 4th June 2017

273 Great Western Hwy
Katoomba, New South Wales 2780

Raconteur, troubadour, balladeer and poet, Mick Thomas is best known as the song master of pub-rock icons Weddings Parties Anything.

His band The Roving Commission features Squeezebox Wally on Piano Accordion and a rotating schedule of talented performers to keep the party alive with Mick’s unique mix of folk, roots and country.

They are extremely pleased to host the launch of Mick Thomas’ new

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Raconteur, troubadour, balladeer and poet, Mick Thomas is best known as the song master of pub-rock icons Weddings Parties Anything.

His band The Roving Commission features Squeezebox Wally on Piano Accordion and a rotating schedule of talented performers to keep the party alive with Mick’s unique mix of folk, roots and country.

They are extremely pleased to host the launch of Mick Thomas’ new album “These Are The Songs”, a companion album to his new book “These Are the Days” at Hotel Gearin, Katoomba as part of his tour.

Mick’s ever-evolving talents as a writer and performer defines a career as intriguing as it is enduring. His knockabout image partly explains his close relationship with his audience. They see him as one of them. A loyal mob who have followed him from the Weddo’s through his solo career, Mick’s fans relate to his wistful, sentimental and nostalgic lyrics. The characters in Mick’s songs are everyday battlers, as are he and his fans.


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Wunderkammer

  • Saturday 10th June 2017,
  • Sunday 11th June 2017,
  • Monday 12th June 2017,
  • Tuesday 13th June 2017,
  • Wednesday 14th June 2017,
  • Thursday 15th June 2017,
  • Friday 16th June 2017,
  • Saturday 17th June 2017,
  • Sunday 18th June 2017,
  • Monday 19th June 2017,
  • Tuesday 20th June 2017,
  • Wednesday 21st June 2017,
  • Thursday 22nd June 2017,
  • Friday 23rd June 2017,
  • Saturday 24th June 2017,
  • Sunday 25th June 2017,
  • Monday 26th June 2017,
  • Tuesday 27th June 2017,
  • Wednesday 28th June 2017,
  • Thursday 29th June 2017,
  • Friday 30th June 2017,
  • Saturday 1st July 2017,
  • Sunday 2nd July 2017,
  • Monday 3rd July 2017,
  • Tuesday 4th July 2017,
  • Wednesday 5th July 2017,
  • Thursday 6th July 2017,
  • Friday 7th July 2017,
  • Saturday 8th July 2017,
  • Sunday 9th July 2017,
  • Monday 10th July 2017,
  • Tuesday 11th July 2017,
  • Wednesday 12th July 2017,
  • Thursday 13th July 2017,
  • Friday 14th July 2017,
  • Saturday 15th July 2017,
  • Sunday 16th July 2017,
  • Monday 17th July 2017,
  • Tuesday 18th July 2017,
  • Wednesday 19th July 2017,
  • Thursday 20th July 2017,
  • Friday 21st July 2017,
  • Saturday 22nd July 2017,
  • Sunday 23rd July 2017,
  • Monday 24th July 2017,
  • Tuesday 25th July 2017,
  • Wednesday 26th July 2017,
  • Thursday 27th July 2017,
  • Friday 28th July 2017,
  • Saturday 29th July 2017,
  • Sunday 30th July 2017,
  • Monday 31st July 2017,
  • Tuesday 1st August 2017,
  • Wednesday 2nd August 2017,
  • Thursday 3rd August 2017,
  • Friday 4th August 2017,
  • Saturday 5th August 2017,
  • Sunday 6th August 2017,
  • Monday 7th August 2017,
  • Tuesday 8th August 2017,
  • Wednesday 9th August 2017,
  • Thursday 10th August 2017,
  • Friday 11th August 2017,
  • Saturday 12th August 2017,
  • Sunday 13th August 2017,
  • Monday 14th August 2017,
  • Tuesday 15th August 2017,
  • Wednesday 16th August 2017,
  • Thursday 17th August 2017,
  • Friday 18th August 2017,
  • Saturday 19th August 2017,
  • Sunday 20th August 2017,
  • Monday 21st August 2017,
  • Tuesday 22nd August 2017,
  • Wednesday 23rd August 2017,
  • Thursday 24th August 2017,
  • Friday 25th August 2017,
  • Saturday 26th August 2017,
  • Sunday 27th August 2017,

37 Everglades Avenue
Leura, New South Wales 2780

Everglades Historic House and Gardens will provoke and challenge environmental change by opening its closet to a secret stash of exotic animals.

The Wunderkammer (meaning "closet of secrets'') exhibition of ethically-sourced taxidermied animals by artist Rod McRae consists of 15 portals into what was, what is and what could be.

Each work explores an animal "issue’’ using real preserved animal

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Everglades Historic House and Gardens will provoke and challenge environmental change by opening its closet to a secret stash of exotic animals.

The Wunderkammer (meaning "closet of secrets'') exhibition of ethically-sourced taxidermied animals by artist Rod McRae consists of 15 portals into what was, what is and what could be.

Each work explores an animal "issue’’ using real preserved animal bodies (taxidermy) to tell their stories including trophy hunting, displacement and poisoning.

However, no animal was harmed to make the artwork and the exhibits were ethically sourced.

A floor talk will be given at the official opening on June 10 by a curator from the Western Plains Cultural Centre. Then, on June 24, Everglades will host a faux fur luncheon with a floor talk by McRae.


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Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Marathon

Saturday 17th June 2017


Newnes, New South Wales 2790

***LATEST EVENT DETAILS ARE YET TO BE CONFIRMED***

2016 Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Running Weekend.

The weekend includes events for the whole family, all on some of the most pristine trails and in one of the most amazing National Parks in Australia. The event has filled each year with many people returning and making it their regular Run and Fun weekend in a stunning location.

The weekend is about

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***LATEST EVENT DETAILS ARE YET TO BE CONFIRMED***

2016 Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Running Weekend.

The weekend includes events for the whole family, all on some of the most pristine trails and in one of the most amazing National Parks in Australia. The event has filled each year with many people returning and making it their regular Run and Fun weekend in a stunning location.

The weekend is about family, friends and great running in a special part of the world. The start and finish of all of the events is in front of the historic Newnes Hotel, the only remaining building from the industrial township in the early 1900s. At the turn of the century and during its peak, Newnes was a hub of mining with approximately 3,000 people living in the township.


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All Our Exes Live In Texas: Album Launch

Sunday 18th June 2017

Corner of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets
Katoomba, New South Wales 2780

To celebrate the release of their hotly anticipated debut album When We Fall, All Our Exes Live in Texas are hitting the road for a national tour. The Exes is a fantasy draft of Sydney’s finest singer-songwriters – Elana Stone, Katie Wighton, Hannah Crofts and Georgia Mooney – here combining in four-part, indie-folk harmony heaven. Having blitzed all corners of the globe from Ireland to the USA,

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To celebrate the release of their hotly anticipated debut album When We Fall, All Our Exes Live in Texas are hitting the road for a national tour. The Exes is a fantasy draft of Sydney’s finest singer-songwriters – Elana Stone, Katie Wighton, Hannah Crofts and Georgia Mooney – here combining in four-part, indie-folk harmony heaven. Having blitzed all corners of the globe from Ireland to the USA, earning accolades from the likes of NPR, Perez Hilton and CNN, racking up multiple nominations for the National Live Music Awards and being shortlisted for the Vanda and Young songwriting competition, not to mention sharing stages with the likes of Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Boy and Bear, Passenger and the Backstreet Boys, as well as garnering parliamentary attention in Question Time as one of the country’s brightest acts, All Our Exes Live in Texas are thrilled to launch their album into the world.

On mandolin, ukulele, accordion and guitar, the Exes deliver tunes that are tastefully crafted within the context of a playful and utterly charming live show.

The Exes are a powerhouse of vocals, charm and song writing prowess.


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New Moon Communication Night

Saturday 24th June 2017

Great Western Highway
Hartley, New South Wales 2790

Join them if you dare for a night of paranormal experiments where you will attempt to communicate with your deceased loved ones at one of the best times for contact with the hereafter - new moon.

Several different types of spirit communication techniques will be used on the night including old school Victorian and new age, enhanced by spiritual and scientific gadgets.

The experience will be guided

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Join them if you dare for a night of paranormal experiments where you will attempt to communicate with your deceased loved ones at one of the best times for contact with the hereafter - new moon.

Several different types of spirit communication techniques will be used on the night including old school Victorian and new age, enhanced by spiritual and scientific gadgets.

The experience will be guided by paranormal expert and local Pete Clifford of Blue Mountains Mystery Tours.


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Winter Magic Festival

Saturday 24th June 2017

Katoomba Town CentreNew South Wales 2780

The Winter Magic Festival in Katoomba, Blue Mountains is when one of Australia's most famous towns is taken over by local artists, musicians, dancers, drummers, choirs, stalls and community. The Winter Magic Festival is a chance for everyone to participate and have fun!

The main street of Katoomba is closed to motor traffic and open to pedestrians. This allows the whole town to become a

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The Winter Magic Festival in Katoomba, Blue Mountains is when one of Australia's most famous towns is taken over by local artists, musicians, dancers, drummers, choirs, stalls and community. The Winter Magic Festival is a chance for everyone to participate and have fun!

The main street of Katoomba is closed to motor traffic and open to pedestrians. This allows the whole town to become a performance space. Streets are lined with market stalls and everybody is encouraged to dress in costume.

Winter Magic won't just be the name of Katoomba's premier festival during winter, but a description of what will be experienced when the town will unleash a mammoth mix of surprises once again. The Grand Parade is always popular.

Travel directly to the Festival via steam train or simply take a ride to Mount Victoria and back when you get here.


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CareFlight Woodford to Glenbrook Classic

Sunday 25th June 2017

Oaks Fire Trail
to Euroka Clearing
Woodford, New South Wales 2778

Join the CareFlight Woodford to Glenbrook Classic 2017 and run or ride the Oaks Fire Trail through the picturesque Blue Mountains National Park from the town of Woodford down to Euroka Clearing near Glenbrook to raise funds for CareFlight.

Covering 25 kilometres of undulating bushland, the trail is incredibly scenic and a must for keen mountain bikers and trail runners. The event will finish

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Join the CareFlight Woodford to Glenbrook Classic 2017 and run or ride the Oaks Fire Trail through the picturesque Blue Mountains National Park from the town of Woodford down to Euroka Clearing near Glenbrook to raise funds for CareFlight.

Covering 25 kilometres of undulating bushland, the trail is incredibly scenic and a must for keen mountain bikers and trail runners. The event will finish with a community fair-style reception in the beautiful Euroka Clearing.

Registrations essential, no entries accepted on the day of the event.

This event has been running for over a decade and attracts almost 1,000 competitors annually. It has something for everyone, regardless of their skill level. Treat it as a physical and mental challenge or just a chance to enjoy the pristine mountain air. The race attracts many serious mountain bikers who use this event as preparation and training.

Since 1986, CareFlight a not-for-profit charity, has given the people of New South Wales one of the world's most advanced and medically proficient rapid response emergency helicopter and medical retrieval services, with more than 17,500 patients being treated and transported in the past 30 years.


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Events in July 2017

The Goon Show Live! at Yulefest

  • Saturday 1st July 2017,
  • Saturday 8th July 2017,
  • Saturday 15th July 2017,
  • Saturday 22nd July 2017,
  • Saturday 29th July 2017,

Corner Gang Gang and Lurline Streets
Katoomba, New South Wales 2780

The Goon Show Live! is the perfect comedy entertainment, with high energy and snappy one-liners that you will be quoting for days, weeks and months to come - forever; ensuring a great night… one that you will remember.

Based on the original cult BBC series which starred Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe; the shows include specially re-engineered sound effects.

Every year Christmas at Blue

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The Goon Show Live! is the perfect comedy entertainment, with high energy and snappy one-liners that you will be quoting for days, weeks and months to come - forever; ensuring a great night… one that you will remember.

Based on the original cult BBC series which starred Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe; the shows include specially re-engineered sound effects.

Every year Christmas at Blue Mountains programme features popular episodes written by Spike Milligan; hilarious British Comedy classics with a delicious Christmas-in-July menu.

This year’s featured episode is the ever popular ‘The Raid of International Christmas Pudding’ (series six, episode 17). It’s a tale of extreme danger and custard!

Please note, booking fees apply in addition to quoted prices.


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Book Now Dinner & Show; The Goon Show LIVE! at Yulefest

  • Saturday 1st July 2017,
  • Saturday 8th July 2017,
  • Saturday 15th July 2017,
  • Saturday 22nd July 2017,
  • Sunday 23rd July 2017,
  • Saturday 29th July 2017,

The Metropoe Katoomba, cnr. Gang Gang & Lurline StreetsNew South Wales 2780

The Goon Show LIVE! is the perfect comedy entertainment, with high energy and snappy one-liners that you will be quoting for days, weeks and months to come - FOREVER; ensuring a great night… one that you will remember.

When? 1-29 July 2017 - a dinner & show every Saturday night PLUS a special Afternoon Tea and show on Sunday 23rd July Where? The Metropole, Katoomba

Based on the original cult BBC

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The Goon Show LIVE! is the perfect comedy entertainment, with high energy and snappy one-liners that you will be quoting for days, weeks and months to come - FOREVER; ensuring a great night… one that you will remember.

  • When? 1-29 July 2017 - a dinner & show every Saturday night
    • PLUS a special Afternoon Tea and show on Sunday 23rd July
  • Where? The Metropole, Katoomba

Based on the original cult BBC series which starred Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe; our shows include specially re-engineered sound effects.

Every year our Christmas at Blue Mountains programme features popular episodes written by Spike Milligan; hilarious British Comedy classics with a delicious Christmas-in-July menu.

This year’s featured episode is the ever popular ‘The Raid of International Christmas Pudding’ (series 6, ep 17). It’s a tale of extreme danger and custARD!

Tickets - Saturday night dinner & show

  • Single tickets are only $120*
  • Group tickets for 6 persons are only $633.60*
  • Accommodation Packages are available, phone The Metropole on 02 4782 5544 for details

Tickets - Sunday afternoon tea & show

  • Single tickets are only $80
  • Group tickets for 6 persons are only $432

*please note, booking fees apply in addition to quoted prices

Andrew Russell is the music man for The Goon Show LIVE!

Tickets for the Saturday night shows include Mulled Wine on arrival, a 3-course Christmas dinner, 3 rip-snorting The Goon Show episodes, terrific songs and the opportunity to meet the cast of The Goon Show LIVE! over Coffee and Port at the end of the night.

A cash bar is available during all shows.

Read the full details on our website

We offer a 15% discount on Single Tickets, to all Seniors Card holders, from all states and territories in Australia, as well as our friends from New Zealand who hold the SuperGold Card. To take advantage of your discount, please contact the event producers.

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A Bloody Dickens Christmas

  • Friday 7th July 2017,
  • Friday 14th July 2017,
  • Friday 21st July 2017,
  • Friday 28th July 2017,

194-196 Great Western Highway
Blackheath, New South Wales 2785

A Murder Mystery Dinner.

You are invited to a unique Yulefest Blue Mountains dinner experience and leap into the spirit of Christmas-in-July by dressing up as one of Charles Dickens’ characters – you might be Miss Havisham or Estella from Great Expectations, or perhaps you’ll play Mr. Bah Humbug himself, Ebenezer Scrooge of A Christmas Carol infamy.

Over a traditional two course Christmas

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A Murder Mystery Dinner.

You are invited to a unique Yulefest Blue Mountains dinner experience and leap into the spirit of Christmas-in-July by dressing up as one of Charles Dickens’ characters – you might be Miss Havisham or Estella from Great Expectations, or perhaps you’ll play Mr. Bah Humbug himself, Ebenezer Scrooge of A Christmas Carol infamy.

Over a traditional two course Christmas dinner, you and your fellow Dickens character guests will sort through the clues and investigate who dunnit.

Perhaps you are the murderer!

There are only 10 tickets to each Dickens Murder Dinner.


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Book Now A Bloody Dickens Christmas Murder Mystery Dinner

  • Friday 7th July 2017,
  • Friday 14th July 2017,
  • Friday 21st July 2017,
  • Friday 28th July 2017,

The George Boutique Hotel
194-196 Great Western Highway
Blackheath, New South Wales 2785

A Murder Mystery Dinner

You are invited to a unique Yulefest Blue Mountains dinner experience and leap into the spirit of Christmas-in-July by dressing up as one of Charles Dickens’ characters – you might be Miss Havisham or Estella from Great Expectations, or perhaps you’ll play Mr. Bah Humbug himself, Ebenezer Scrooge of A Christmas Carol infamy.

Over a traditional two course Christmas dinner,

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A Murder Mystery Dinner

You are invited to a unique Yulefest Blue Mountains dinner experience and leap into the spirit of Christmas-in-July by dressing up as one of Charles Dickens’ characters – you might be Miss Havisham or Estella from Great Expectations, or perhaps you’ll play Mr. Bah Humbug himself, Ebenezer Scrooge of A Christmas Carol infamy.

Over a traditional two course Christmas dinner, you and your fellow Dickens character guests will sort through the clues and investigate who dunnit.

Perhaps you are the murderer!

There are only 10 tickets to each Dickens Murder Dinner.

Visit the website for more information

 

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Kitty Flanagan: Smashing (Springwood)

Friday 28th July 2017

108 Macquarie Road
Springwood, New South Wales 2777

A Brand New Show

Love songs, sex, algorithms, chimps, clowns and psychics, everything is getting "smashed".

Leave the kids at home unless you fancy them getting a real Flanagan style education.

Recommended for Mature Audiences 15+

Duration: 1hr 20 mins (no interval)

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A Brand New Show

Love songs, sex, algorithms, chimps, clowns and psychics, everything is getting "smashed".

Leave the kids at home unless you fancy them getting a real Flanagan style education.

Recommended for Mature Audiences 15+

Duration: 1hr 20 mins (no interval)


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Events in September 2017

Leura Gardens Festival

  • Saturday 30th September 2017,
  • Sunday 1st October 2017,
  • Monday 2nd October 2017,
  • Tuesday 3rd October 2017,
  • Wednesday 4th October 2017,
  • Thursday 5th October 2017,
  • Friday 6th October 2017,
  • Saturday 7th October 2017,
  • Sunday 8th October 2017,

Leura Mall
Various Gardens in LeuraNew South Wales 2780

Think Spring... Think Leura.

The 53rd Leura Gardens Festival promises to maintain the high standard of past festivals with several beautiful new gardens for visitors to enjoy as well as a good selection of old favourites.

The Upper Blue Mountains in the spring is a feast of new growth, masses of flowers, gorgeous bulbs and an amazing variety of cold climate plants including wonderful deciduous

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Think Spring ... Think Leura.

The 53rd Leura Gardens Festival promises to maintain the high standard of past festivals with several beautiful new gardens for visitors to enjoy as well as a good selection of old favourites.

The Upper Blue Mountains in the spring is a feast of new growth, masses of flowers, gorgeous bulbs and an amazing variety of cold climate plants including wonderful deciduous trees, which will just be coming into their full glory.

The Leura Gardens Festival is a registered charity event with all funds raised going toward the purchase of equipment for the Blue Mountains District Anzac Memorial Hospital and local medical foundations.


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Events in October 2017

Friday the 13th Myths Legends and Skywatching

Friday 13th October 2017

Corner Civic Place and Station Street
Katoomba, New South Wales 2780

For decades, there have been hundreds of reports of black panthers, yowies, UFOs and ghostly sightings throughout the Blue Mountains.

Join your local guide Paranormal Pete (aka Pete Clifford) as he returns to his roots to lead a creepy Friday the 13th night of myths, legends, ghost stories and sky watching.

Visit areas of the vast Greater Blue Mountains wilderness where strange sightings have

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For decades, there have been hundreds of reports of black panthers, yowies, UFOs and ghostly sightings throughout the Blue Mountains.

Join your local guide Paranormal Pete (aka Pete Clifford) as he returns to his roots to lead a creepy Friday the 13th night of myths, legends, ghost stories and sky watching.

Visit areas of the vast Greater Blue Mountains wilderness where strange sightings have been reported and hear about Pete's own dead-of-night experiences. With a bit of luck, one of these local legends will be captured by some of the latest paranormal investigating equipment used on the night.

The search for answers continues!


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RedAss Downhill Enduro State Round Two: Lithgow

  • Saturday 14th October 2017,
  • Sunday 15th October 2017,

Hassans Walls Road
Lithgow, New South Wales 2790

Round two of the RedAss Downhill Enduro Series will be held at the Pony Express Track in Lithgow.

With successful state races being held in Lithgow every year since 2012, the downhill racing circus is coming back for more and the local Central Tablelands MTB Club will once again be the hosts together with the Pony Club. Organisers Rocky Trail and NSW MTB are expecting more than 150 racers to the

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Round two of the RedAss Downhill Enduro Series will be held at the Pony Express Track in Lithgow.

With successful state races being held in Lithgow every year since 2012, the downhill racing circus is coming back for more and the local Central Tablelands MTB Club will once again be the hosts together with the Pony Club. Organisers Rocky Trail and NSW MTB are expecting more than 150 racers to the prestigious event. Race participants will be able to sign up online ahead of the race. Spectator entry is free.


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National Cool Climate Wine and Food Festival

Saturday 21st October 2017

530 Mayfield Road
Oberon, New South Wales 2787

The Cool Climate Wine Show has teamed up with Mayfield to create the Cool Climate Wine and Food Festival to celebrate world class cool climate wines from over 15 cool climate vineyards, craft beer and cider stalls gourmet, along with 10 local and premium food trucks all in one spectacular location – Mayfield Garden.

The best of local bands will keep you entertained. For the wine aficionados, there

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The Cool Climate Wine Show has teamed up with Mayfield to create the Cool Climate Wine and Food Festival to celebrate world class cool climate wines from over 15 cool climate vineyards, craft beer and cider stalls gourmet, along with 10 local and premium food trucks all in one spectacular location – Mayfield Garden.

The best of local bands will keep you entertained. For the wine aficionados, there are wine tutorials from the region’s leading winemakers, cooking demonstrations for the most discerning foodies and for the budding fashionistas the very popular Fashion in the Gardens competitions. Tickets go on sale May 1.


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The Foghorn Stringband (USA) in concert

Saturday 21st October 2017

Corner of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets
Katoomba, New South Wales 2780

The Foghorn Stringband is the present day gold standard for real-deal hard-hitting genuine old-time American string band music, with eight albums, thousands of shows, over 15 years of touring under their belts, and an entirely new generation of roots musicians following their lead.

American roots music is a diverse and never-ending well of inspiration, and Foghorn Stringband continually and

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The Foghorn Stringband is the present day gold standard for real-deal hard-hitting genuine old-time American string band music, with eight albums, thousands of shows, over 15 years of touring under their belts, and an entirely new generation of roots musicians following their lead.

American roots music is a diverse and never-ending well of inspiration, and Foghorn Stringband continually and obsessively draws from old-time, bluegrass, classic country, and Cajun music traditions in an ongoing quest to present a broad span of American historical music with an unparalleled youthful energy, joy, and virtuosity.

This is an intimate seating venue and tickets are strictly limited!


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Lithgow Halloween

Saturday 28th October 2017

Main Street
Lithgow, New South Wales 2790

Lithgow Main Street will be overrun with freaky fiends, ghouls, zombies and loveable fantasy.

The main shopping area will be transformed into a fun-filled pedestrian zone with themed precincts, non-stop entertainment and a community Trick or Treat activity for children.

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Lithgow Main Street will be overrun with freaky fiends, ghouls, zombies and loveable fantasy.

The main shopping area will be transformed into a fun-filled pedestrian zone with themed precincts, non-stop entertainment and a community Trick or Treat activity for children.


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Back to Hartley

Sunday 29th October 2017

Old Great Western Highway
Hartley Historic SiteNew South Wales 2790

Back to Hartley is a community event to promote their heritage and raise funds for local charities.

Entry is payable per car, with all monies raised going to charity. ( Note: 2017 charity is not confirmed yet)

Back to Hartley is a day of fun and entertainment with something for every age member of the family to enjoy. Bring the whole family and all your friends too.

Walk around the Hartley

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Back to Hartley is a community event to promote their heritage and raise funds for local charities.

Entry is payable per car, with all monies raised going to charity. ( Note: 2017 charity is not confirmed yet)

Back to Hartley is a day of fun and entertainment with something for every age member of the family to enjoy. Bring the whole family and all your friends too.

Walk around the Hartley Historic Site and experience the beauty of the historic village - explore the Talisman Gallery, the fantastic work of local indigenous artists in the Kew-Y-Ahn Gallery, view the village from the highest point on the site at the Granite Tors, look inside the convict cells and courthouse.

The event showcases a variety of arts, crafts, produce from the region, vintage cars and vintage motor bikes, a selection of food and drinks are available to purchase, face painting, petting zoo, Lithgow Folk Club playing live music, Sally Anne's Dancers, self guided tours of the Courthouse, trike and pony rides, Lithgow Living History - get lashed by a convict and much more.


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Events in November 2017

Glenbrook Spring Festival

Saturday 11th November 2017

Park and Ross Streets
Glenbrook, New South Wales 2773

The Glenbrook Spring Festival is a festival of local art and craft focusing around fun, friendship and entertainment for all the family in Glenbrook, the Gateway Village to the Blue Mountains.

The Festival is held on the second Saturday of November in each year.

Bands, singers, dance groups, displays, large carnival with amusement rides, petting zoo, various street stalls, and locally made

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The Glenbrook Spring Festival is a festival of local art and craft focusing around fun, friendship and entertainment for all the family in Glenbrook, the Gateway Village to the Blue Mountains.

The Festival is held on the second Saturday of November in each year.

Bands, singers, dance groups, displays, large carnival with amusement rides, petting zoo, various street stalls, and locally made goods.

A variety of food stalls will be running during the day, giving you an opportunity to spend the day enjoying the festivities.


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Events in January 2018

Summer Harvest Festival

  • Monday 8th January 2018,
  • Tuesday 9th January 2018,
  • Wednesday 10th January 2018,
  • Thursday 11th January 2018,
  • Friday 12th January 2018,
  • Saturday 13th January 2018,
  • Sunday 14th January 2018,
  • Monday 15th January 2018,
  • Tuesday 16th January 2018,
  • Wednesday 17th January 2018,
  • Thursday 18th January 2018,
  • Friday 19th January 2018,
  • Saturday 20th January 2018,
  • Sunday 21st January 2018,
  • Monday 22nd January 2018,
  • Tuesday 23rd January 2018,
  • Wednesday 24th January 2018,
  • Thursday 25th January 2018,
  • Friday 26th January 2018,
  • Saturday 27th January 2018,
  • Sunday 28th January 2018,
  • Monday 29th January 2018,
  • Tuesday 30th January 2018,
  • Wednesday 31st January 2018,
  • Thursday 1st February 2018,
  • Friday 2nd February 2018,
  • Saturday 3rd February 2018,
  • Sunday 4th February 2018,
  • Monday 5th February 2018,
  • Tuesday 6th February 2018,
  • Wednesday 7th February 2018,
  • Thursday 8th February 2018,

Various locations throughout the Blue Mountains
Katoomba, New South Wales 2780

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

Slow Food Blue Mountains presents this fun festival with the aim to educate and entertain guests about food with events relating to the use, preparation and consumption of food. The Summer Harvest Festival and events include an eclectic program of food related workshops and events from long lunches, food tastings, workshops and the famous

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*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

Slow Food Blue Mountains presents this fun festival with the aim to educate and entertain guests about food with events relating to the use, preparation and consumption of food. The Summer Harvest Festival and events include an eclectic program of food related workshops and events from long lunches, food tastings, workshops and the famous Chooks Tour as the grand finale.

See the website for the full program. A variety of prices, dates and times are on offer, but please book early as some events have limited numbers.


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The Leura Shakespeare Festival

  • Sunday 14th January 2018,
  • Monday 15th January 2018,
  • Tuesday 16th January 2018,
  • Wednesday 17th January 2018,
  • Thursday 18th January 2018,
  • Friday 19th January 2018,
  • Saturday 20th January 2018,
  • Sunday 21st January 2018,
  • Monday 22nd January 2018,
  • Tuesday 23rd January 2018,
  • Wednesday 24th January 2018,
  • Thursday 25th January 2018,
  • Friday 26th January 2018,
  • Saturday 27th January 2018,
  • Sunday 28th January 2018,
  • Monday 29th January 2018,

Everglades Historic House and Gardens
37 Everglades Avenue
Leura, New South Wales 2780

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

Sport for Jove’s acclaimed Summer Shakespeare Season, has become a must-see on the NSW theatrical calendar.

Summer Season will give these wonderful plays a vigorous outdoor life in the glorious surrounds of the Everglades Garden in Leura.

Join us outdoors this summer for a rampaging look at Rome’s eternal lessons for our contemporary lives.

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*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

Sport for Jove’s acclaimed Summer Shakespeare Season, has become a must-see on the NSW theatrical calendar.

Summer Season will give these wonderful plays a vigorous outdoor life in the glorious surrounds of the Everglades Garden in Leura.

Join us outdoors this summer for a rampaging look at Rome’s eternal lessons for our contemporary lives.


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Springwood Australia Day Festival

Friday 26th January 2018

Burns Road
Springwood, New South Wales 2777

The Australia Day Festival in Springwood features a stage with live music and dancers along with rides, stalls, barbecue and a bar. Australia Day in Springwood welcomes all members of the community to come together and celebrate living in Australia.

Entry to event by donation. All proceeds raised from the event are donated to local Rural Fire Service brigades.

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The Australia Day Festival in Springwood features a stage with live music and dancers along with rides, stalls, barbecue and a bar. Australia Day in Springwood welcomes all members of the community to come together and celebrate living in Australia.

Entry to event by donation. All proceeds raised from the event are donated to local Rural Fire Service brigades.


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Events in February 2018

Embrace Life Festival: Blue Mountains

Sunday 25th February 2018

1 Sublime Point
Leura, New South Wales 2780

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

Embrace Life Festivals are a Gratitude event.

Gratitude the world's first Co-Operative movement focused on increasing gratitude on a global scale.

These local, boutique festivals are about creating experiences, so you can explore, immerse and connect with what is available in your community in the area of health, wellbeing, creativity,

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*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

Embrace Life Festivals are a Gratitude event.

Gratitude the world's first Co-Operative movement focused on increasing gratitude on a global scale.

These local, boutique festivals are about creating experiences, so you can explore, immerse and connect with what is available in your community in the area of health, wellbeing, creativity, personal development and spirituality.

On the last Sunday in February celebrate the Blue Mountains and its amazing community at the beautiful surrounds of the five star Fairmont Resort, Leura.

Kids accompanied, are welcomed for free!

Throughout the day there are interactive and experiential workshops with a range of topics, yoga classes, kids activities, massage and herbal tea, or browse the marketplace consisting of natural health products, skin care, essential oils, artists, oracle cards, books, meditation CDs, handcrafted gifts and botanical perfume blends, crystals, flowers, jewellery, local/national workshops and personal coaches, chiropractors, lifestyle organisers, aura photography, spiritual products, clothing, intuitive healers, and so much more!

For more information about the Blue Mountains festival program, please see website.


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Events in March 2018

Portland Art Exhibition

  • Saturday 3rd March 2018,
  • Sunday 4th March 2018,
  • Monday 5th March 2018,

Crystal Theatre
Wolgan Street
Portland, New South Wales 2847

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

The Portland Art Exhibition will be held once again on the first weekend in March. The event is held in Portland’s Beautiful Crystal Theatre. The building ensures a wonderful atmosphere for you to enjoy the art show.

With over 400 paintings on display, all of which are for sale, it is one of the largest and most respected regional art shows in the

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*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

The Portland Art Exhibition will be held once again on the first weekend in March. The event is held in Portland’s Beautiful Crystal Theatre. The building ensures a wonderful atmosphere for you to enjoy the art show.

With over 400 paintings on display, all of which are for sale, it is one of the largest and most respected regional art shows in the country.

This years guest artist is Nicole Foxall. Nicole is a colour junkie who loves injecting hefty doses of pigment and vibrancy into her paintings. Her mission is to express and create from the world around her and bring colour and happiness to people’s walls. Nicole’s painting process is loose and spontaneous with each piece a unique translation of the subject.

The Portland Art Prize competition, now in its fourth year, is this year to include artists representations of Bottles. Artworks may be of any subject the artist chooses but must include at least one bottle. Artists are permitted one entry only in this section and this will form part of the four entries entitled for each artist.


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Six Foot Track Marathon

  • Saturday 10th March 2018,

Katoomba to Jenolan CavesNew South Wales 2780

The Six Foot Track is a 45 kilometre trail stretching across the Blue Mountains from The Explorer's Marked Tree, near Katoomba to Jenolan Caves. The marathon started in 1984 and follows the length of the entire trail.

The race is a fundraiser for the Rural Fire Service, and Six Foot Track Heritage Trust and is organised by the Sydney Striders Running Club, it attracts over 850 entrants each year.

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The Six Foot Track is a 45 kilometre trail stretching across the Blue Mountains from The Explorer's Marked Tree, near Katoomba to Jenolan Caves. The marathon started in 1984 and follows the length of the entire trail.

The race is a fundraiser for the Rural Fire Service, and Six Foot Track Heritage Trust and is organised by the Sydney Striders Running Club, it attracts over 850 entrants each year.

For further qualifying and registering details please visit the web site.


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Blue Mountains Music Festival

  • Saturday 24th March 2018,

Lurline Street
Katoomba, New South Wales 2780

Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk, Blues and Roots is a three day festival of folk, roots and blues music, featuring selected artists from around the world and across Australia. In a variety of venues in Katoomba, see and hear world class musicians in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere that has been raved about by both performers and audiences.

All weekend the site is alive with the sounds

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Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk, Blues and Roots is a three day festival of folk, roots and blues music, featuring selected artists from around the world and across Australia. In a variety of venues in Katoomba, see and hear world class musicians in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere that has been raved about by both performers and audiences.

All weekend the site is alive with the sounds of acoustic guitars, dobros, mandolins, fiddles, accordions, concertinas, bouzoukis, banjos, pianos, drums, percussion, flutes, pipes, whistles and voices. Food and craft stalls, the poet's brunch, children's entertainment and performance workshops fill out the on site atmosphere.

The festival precinct is a short stroll from Katoomba railway station and the buzzing strip of cafes, restaurants and shops that lead you down to the site.

See website for more details.


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Events in April 2018

Lower Blue Mountains Artists Trail

  • Saturday 7th April 2018,
  • Sunday 8th April 2018,

Great Western Highway
Various art studios
Glenbrook, New South Wales 2773

12 artist studios that make up the Blue Mountains Spring Artists Trail are being opened again to the public across the mountains from Lapstone to Linden. See how art is made and the environments in which creativity and inspiration flourishes.

The artists who are opening their doors create paintings, textiles, photographs, mosaics, glasswork, sculptures and more! Set your own pace for a leisurely

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12 artist studios that make up the Blue Mountains Spring Artists Trail are being opened again to the public across the mountains from Lapstone to Linden. See how art is made and the environments in which creativity and inspiration flourishes.

The artists who are opening their doors create paintings, textiles, photographs, mosaics, glasswork, sculptures and more! Set your own pace for a leisurely and inspiring art crawl.

For full event details, visit the Arts Trail website for information about each artist and studio, check out the Blue Mountains Artists Network Facebook page for regular updates.


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ContextART

  • Sunday 8th April 2018,
  • Monday 9th April 2018,
  • Tuesday 10th April 2018,
  • Wednesday 11th April 2018,
  • Thursday 12th April 2018,

54 Hall Parade
Hazelbrook, New South Wales 2779

ContextART, now entering its sixth successful year, is a unique event that promotes Textile Arts and the wider creative context. Delivered by highly experienced National and International tutors, join them for two day, three day and five day workshops at Korowal School in Hazelbrook.

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ContextART, now entering its sixth successful year, is a unique event that promotes Textile Arts and the wider creative context. Delivered by highly experienced National and International tutors, join them for two day, three day and five day workshops at Korowal School in Hazelbrook.


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