Category Archives: Annual Events

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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The Paul Ractliffe Memorial Award 2017


Congratulations to Brooke Shorten, the talented XtrAct student who is recipient of this year’s Paul Ractliffe Memorial Award. Brooke is 12 years old and will be moving from XtrAct’s primary into the secondary class in 2018. She is the first … Continue reading

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“FAB FAKES” ART EXHIBITION 2017

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This annual competition, featuring imitations of the work of great masters, is hosted by the Tuggerah Lakes Art Society, and is open to artists both local and statewide. The exhibition is now showing at The Art House, Wyong, until November … Continue reading

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The Yarramalong Valley Spring Show

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Photos taken at The Yarramalong Valley Spring Show last Sunday.

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THE PAUL RACTLIFFE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD from XtrAct Drama Academy


Paul was very active in Central Coast theatre for many years, both as an actor and behind the scenes. As time passed he became more interested in the technical aspects of theatre  and was particularly involved with creating and implementing … Continue reading

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