Umina Primary School will be exhibiting the work of students and local artists this weekend.

Umina Primary School
Sydney Avenue Umina Beach

August 27th & 28th


Information courtesy of Yuley Buist  

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Fourth annual THEMED ART SHOW at Shorethyme Restaurant

The time is rapidly approaching when Shorethyme has its last stand alone exhibition for the year.
This year we are pleased to announce that we will sponsor the show to the value of $500. and together with the proceeds of the entry fee it should be well worth entering.
              You are invited to participate in the Fourth annual 

                                THEMED ART SHOW 2016


                                Shorethyme Restaurant

                         [The Theme this year is REFLECTIONS]

  Tuesday 8th. Nov. [Opening Night 6pm. start] to Sunday 20th. Nov.

                            Artists Information & Requirements.

1. Entry fee. $20. 00 per artist. Payable upon delivery of work.

2. Entry fee plus $500.  sponsorship will constitute the prize money.

3. Exhibiting Artists to judge the work on the opening night and will have two votes for two separate works.                        

 4. Artists must attend opening night to be eligible for prize money

 5. One canvas or piece per artist only. Any 2D genre.  No size restriction.  [within reason]

6. All work must be original and not shown previously at Shorethyme.

7. Work must be ready to hang with strong cord attached to the back of the work.

8. Delivery of work—Mon 7th. Nov. at 10.00 am. To the restaurant.

9. Pick up work– Mon. 21st Nov. at 10.00 am. At the restaurant.

10. Artists to insure own work if deemed necessary.

11. 10% commission on sales.

12. The organiser’s decisions are final on all matters.        

        RSVP To P.O. Box 180 Wyong.  Or e.mail to

                     Closing date for entries is:- Friday 4th. Nov.    


                     Attending Opening Night.      Numbers for wine /finger food_____ $5.pp

                                                                          Numbers for Dinner_______                $40.pp            


Information courtesy of Shorethyme Restaurant

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Live From 5 is coming back again in time for Spring!

Wow! This year is just flying by! And before you know it, everyone’s favourite wine and food fest will be back in Kibble Park! To be sure you don’t miss out, put these dates in your diary!

7 October
21 October
4 November
18 November
2 December
Live From 5 kicks off at 5pm each night, and finishes up at 8pm. We will have some great, chilled out entertainment, as usual, and some delicious food vendors! Reviver will be bringing along some great wines and local beers!
To keep up with all of the latest, follow the Live From 5 Facebook page!
Information courtesy of GBID
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The Rhythm Hut Birthday Bash

This gallery contains 39 photos.

Photos taken at The Rhythm Hut’s 3rd Birthday Party last Friday.

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A review of WWLT’s “Wait Until Dark” by Karen Ractliffe


Woy Woy Little Theatre’s August production opened last weekend. Director Penny Dilworth brings us another classic thriller from the pen of Frederick Knott, author of Dial M For Murder. Wait Until Dark, written in 1966, was also a huge hit, enjoying successful runs on Broadway and London’s West End before it was made into the memorable 1967 film version starring Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin.

Sam Kendrick thinks he’s doing a good deed when a strange woman persuades him to transport a doll across the Canadian border, but it’s his blind wife, Suzy, who faces the consequences. When the woman is killed, con men convince Suzy that her husband is implicated in the murder and the doll is the key to proving Sam’s innocence. Their true object is the heroine stash that’s hidden in the doll and, when Suzy discovers the deception, she enlists a young neighbour’s help to outwit the criminals. A tense cat and mouse game ensues as Suzy pits her wits against a very dangerous opponent. Can she level the field and make him play on her terms? Or is she in over her head?

Knott’s cleverly crafted script plays with shades of light and dark in more ways than one, with moments of warmth and humour in the early stages giving us time to embrace the characters and feel with them as they move into the darkness and suspense of the final scenes. Woy Woy’s production is directed by Penny Dilworth with a great cast that includes award winning actors, Sierra Phillips and Adam Young. Sierra gives an engaging, sympathetic and convincing performance as Suzy, and handles the physical challenges of her role admirably, while Adam revels in a role that enables him to demonstrate his range and versatility. Newcomer Evelyne Mealing is entertaining in her debut as young Gloria, and good support is provided by Woy Woy regulars Stephen Cummings and John Lusty, and the rest of the cast who all do well in their roles.

The staging of the play presents technical challenges, which Penny’s direction handles very well, and the lighting and sound team are to be congratulated for their significant contribution to creating scene, setting and action. Good musical choices also help to evoke and maintain the dramatic atmosphere. Stage, setting and costume effectively recreate the sixties era of the play, and Ms. Phillips’ hair stylist deserves a word of credit for her impressive ‘do’. All the elements combine to produce a gripping drama that keeps you guessing, and holding your breath for the outcome.

The play continues at The Peninsula Theatre until Sunday 28th August and tickets are available from the group’s website at

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Readings are at the Wickham Park Hotel, corner of Maitland Road and Albert St, Wickham, commencing at 7.30pm.  All meetings include an open reading bracket.  Gold coin donation requested.

29 August Pete Hay –

5th Monday Poet Sponsored by the Wicko

Pete Hay lives in Tasmania and writes of place, islands, environmental activism and environmental thought, as well as poetry and personal essays. Poetry publications include Meeting of Sighs: The Folk Verse of Vitoria’s Western District (as editor), The View from the Non-Members’ Bar, Silently On The Tide, and, most recently, Last Days of the Mill (co-authored with the visual artist, Tony Thorne). His ‘other’ writing credits include Main Currents in Western Environmental Thought, A Companion to Environmental Thought, Vandiemonian Essays, and The Forests (with Matthew Newton). Last Days of the Mill was shortlisted for the 2013 Tasmanian Book Prize, and won the Peoples’ Choice Award.



Poetry at the Pub is on the 3rd and 5th Mondays of the month. Mostly.



Also remember that submissions for the 2016 anthology are due at the end of August. 



Clark Gormley

President, Poetry at the Pub


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Eight is enough for musical bliss!


In our third annual subscription concert for 2016 we are visiting a towering masterpiece: Mendelssohn’s famous Octet.

Led by guest international soloist and concertmaster Madeleine Easton, we couple this ‘marvel’ of classical achievement with the same genius’ Sinfonia 9 Grave-Allegro, and Schubert’s String Quartet in Eb major arranged for octet.

This full sound will have you leaving the room having enjoyed a sumptuous feast!    


Mendelssohn: Grave-Allegro from Sinfonia 9 (10 mins)
Schubert: String Quartet in Eb arr for octet (30 mins)
Mendelssohn: String Octet Op. 20

Book tickets now and don’t miss out!

Information and image courtesy of CCCon publicity

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