Category Archives: Annual Events

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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FLASH FESTIVAL 2018 – AWARD WINNERS


I was very sorry to miss out on this year’s FLASH festival. This is a great annual highlight of the Central Coast theatrical season, and this year was the first time I wasn’t able to attend. Nevertheless, I extend my … Continue reading

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Hunter Valley Christmas Lights

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Late last year I had the opportunity to visit the Hunter Valley Gardens at Pokolbin and to view their annual Christmas Light display. Here is a collection of photos I took that evening. The display continues until January 27 2018. … 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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