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About About the Central Coast

About the Central Coast is a free service specializing in promoting the activities of our local amateur and semi-professional artists and entertainers. It provides readers with information and reviews on their favourite theatre groups, bands and artists from around the Central Coast. If you have a locally produced arts event you would like me to promote, please send details to

Newcastle, May 2019

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Photos taken over a long weekend in Newcastle.

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Local photos, March 2019

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Photos taken round the Central Coast and Sydney  

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Hunter Valley Christmas Lights

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Each year the Hunter Valley Gardens at Pokolbin hosts their annual Christmas Light display. I’ve been fortunate to be able to enjoy the exhibition for the past two years. It’s so extensive, it’s hard to cover it all in just … Continue reading

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The Paul Ractliffe Scholarship Award 2018

Congratulations to James Kampas, recipient of this year’s Paul Ractliffe Scholarship Award. James received his award at the close of Xtract Drama Academy’s impressive production of A Christmas Carol where he excelled as Scrooge’s nephew, Fred. Academy Director and drama … Continue reading

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“Fab Fakes” Art Exhibition 2018

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I always try to get along to this annual exhibition hosted by the Tuggerah Lakes Art Society. I very much enjoy seeing these legal imitations of great masters reproduced by exceptionally talented artists, both local and from farther afield. This … Continue reading

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Dangar Island and the Hawkesbury

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This month the village bus trip visited the Hawkesbury where we boarded a cruise that included a tour of Dangar Island followed by a cruise around the Hawkesbury River estuary. Here are some photos I took on while I was … Continue reading

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St Albans

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This month the village bus trip took us to St Albans, a pretty little hamlet just beyond Wiseman’s Ferry. We got there by way of Spencer, on the Wiseman’s Ferry Road, and back via a little known road to Bucketty … Continue reading

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