WHAT'S ON IN THE HAWKESBURY AND THE HILLS

HAWKESBURY & HILLS  BULLETIN BOARD

THIS MUST BE THE MONTH OF ART AND BOOKS -- SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES, !

OPEN STUDIOS: HAWKESBURY ARTISTS AND ARTISANS TRAIL. 10 & 11 SEPTEMBER 10am-4pm.  Twice yearly, many artists and artisans, hidden across the Hawkesbury Hills and out to Wisemans Ferry open their creative spaces to the public. This makes for a great day out -- have lunch in Kurrajong Village , Richmond or Wisemans Ferry and make your way across beautiful rural Hawkesbury. For more details, see http://www.haat.com.au/

ST ALBANS WRITERS' FESTIVAL, TICKETS ARE GOING QUICKLY, DON'T WAIT! This event is on 16-18 September and will feature Stan Grant, Wendy Whiteley, Hugh Mackay, Judy Nunn, Sarah Ferguson, Jane Caro and many others. Crime & thrillers. Novelists & memoirs. Economists, cooks & travel writers --  what a cast of writers. Catering will be by Simmone Logue and her Festival dinner features food from her latest book -- obviously a cook book!  Bookings are essential as the venue seating is limited. www.stalbanswritersfestival.com.au

HAWKESBURY REGIONAL GALLERY EXHIBITION: THROUGH 4 SEPTEMBER. Evocative or Provocative, it's your call. Either choice, this is an exhibition that you do not want to miss!  A lion at repose in a queen bed; penguins, a zebra, fawn, fish or fox - each addresses issues from climate change to big game hunting. The exhibition: "Wunderkammer -- The Cabinet of Wonders".  Check it out at:  http://www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/services/places-and-facilities/cultural/hawkesbury-regional-gallery/exhibitions 

PURPLE NOON GALLERY, 606 TERRACE ROAD, FREEMANS REACH EXHIBITS 'MEMORIES OF SEASONS PAST' works of two experimental artists, Madeleine Szymanski and Tony Meskauskas. -- July 16 through the end of August. -- Wool throws and textured scarves are hand woven by Tony. Madeline works in watercolours and print making using miniature techniques.Both artists work with the forms found in natural materials. 

HAWKESBURY REGIONAL GALLERY: GREAT NEWS FOR MOMS! Two Weeks of School Holidays workshops for all ages. If kids are 10+ you'll have an opportunity to slip away for a coffee at the cafe next door! Check out our Blog and call the Gallery for more details and for bookings - 02 4560 4441

Crazies Cafe cooks up a hearty menu -- perfect takeaway for dinner when noon wants to cook and it's too chilly to venture out. Crazies opens early and closes late (7pm) for those who slave away in the office.. Makes life so much easier! 01 4578 3660. 

ON-GOING ACTIVITIES;

HAWKESBURY REGIONAL GALLERY: PERFORMANCE IN THE GALLERY.   This is a series of dance and theatre making workshops designed for people with mixed abilities. Embracing difference and presenting opportunity for creative expression, the workshops cover a wide range of skills. Tuesdays 10.30am and 12midday. 14 July - 15 September. (Fee) Bookings: Katy Loughrey 0416 482 151

 

HAWKESBURY REGIONAL GALLERY: ART AND DEMENTIA TOURS ON THIRD THUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 11AM. Bookings are essential. These workshops are designed for those living with Dementia and for their carers. Facilitated by gallery staff (specially trained by Alzheimer's Australia) the experience offers an enriching program. Bookings 02 4560 4418.

HAWKESBURY VISITOR CENTRE, CLARENDON  (02 4560 4620) Staff are a wealth of knowledge. Drop by for all Hawkesbury information. Books, maps, brochures and guides. 9-5pm Monday - Friday; Saturday & Sunday 9 - 4pm.