FRIENDS OF TWO FIRES
On Saturday 10th September, from 3pm, there will be a social gathering in Ryrie Park for everyone interested in (or curious about) Braidwood’s biennial Two Fires Festival of Arts and Activism. An opportunity to share ideas and discuss interesting matters, as well as the fun of socialising together!
Meet the Committee for the 2017 Festival - 12th to 14th May next year - as we gather round the Dhurga Rock to eat drink and be merry.
BYO family, friends, drinks and nibbles.
Children and young people especially welcome, as the theme for next year is “Passing the Torch”, to involve and inspire more young people in arts and activism.
We hope to see you there!
More information phone Julia 0402 605 945
MASKS AT BRAG
There's been a lot of interest in the MASK exhibition. REGISTRATIONS will be taken on SATURDAY 10th SEPTEMBER, 10am - 3pm for October's pop-up exhibition, MASK at Braidwood Arts Centre, 45 Wallace Street, Braidwood. Upon registration, participants will be provided with their blank papier-mache face mask, on which they will build their entry - of any materials and to any size, for submission on Saturday 22nd October. Registration is $10 per entry on registration day, and please note that places are strictly limited to 48, so get in early on the day!
KEY DATES FOR MASK
Registration day: receipt of papier-mache blank - Saturday 10th September
Submission day: entrants hand in completed work - Saturday 22nd October
Opening night: Friday 28th October, 6pm for 7pm show
Closes: Sunday 30th October
For more information contact Kylie: email@example.com or Dena: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: ALSO The Trivia Night has been postponed but we have an exciting Braidwood Goes Balkan event on Sunday September 11.
BRAIDWOOD GOES BALKAN
with Moya Simpson. For singers and non-singers alike - an invitation to explore the fascinating sounds and bent rhythms of traditional song from the BALKANS AND GEORGIA where singing is as natural as breathing.
WHEN: Sunday 11 September, 10am - 2pm
WHERE: Braidwood Arts Centre, 45 Wallace Street Braidwood COST: $25/$20 concession
Bookings essential: 02 6238 1827 email@example.com
BRAIDWOOD & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The meeting will be held at the Braidwood Servicemen’s Club commencing at 7pm, Wednesday 14 September.
Following the formalities and election of officers President Peter Smith will give a demonstration and talk titled ‘BUSHRANGERS’ GUNS.’ Peter will demonstrate how to load a muzzle-loading shotgun, show examples from his personal collection of police issue firearms, including a Tranter revolver used by a party of special police persuing the Clarke gang and the actual revolver taken from the outlaw Pat Connell after death.
FANNY LUMSDEN AND THE THRILLSEEKERS TO ROCK MAJORS CREEK
As a part of her Country Halls Tour and in conjunction with Braidwood FM, the Greenhorns and the Major Creek Music Festival, Fanny Lumsden and the Thrillseekers will be Playing at the Majors Creek Hall on Friday 9 September.
Fanny Lumsden is ‘a breath of fresh country air’ according to Rolling Stone Magazine and has been coined ‘Australia’s answer to Americana’ by Rhythms Magazine. Her brand new debut record Small Town Big Shot came in at #6 on the Country ARIA Chart, #15 on the AIR Chart and has gained critical acclaim all over. With the single Soapbox reaching #1 on the Country Music Channel for 3 weeks, a nomination forCMC New OZ Artist of the Year, a sold out Country Halls Tour and raving 4 star reviews, the Western NSW raised Fanny Lumsden has been hailed by The Australian as; ‘a rising singer songwriter turning heads’.
Featuring her band the Thrillseekers (Dan Stanley Freeman, Benjamin Corbett and Preston Peachey) plus some highly respected guests including Dan Dougmore on Pedal Steel, Luke Moller on fiddle and Gabby Huber and Tom Lumsden on Backing Vocals, her latest album Small Town Big Shot is an individual celebration of regional life ‘sweeping us up in the spectacular energy and beauty that comes with living on the land’.
For five years now the Western NSW raised, Fanny Lumsden and her cracking band ‘The Thrillseekers’ have been bringing halls alive and communities together on their Annual Country Halls Tour through regional Australia. With nearly all the shows on the 2015 Country Halls Tour sold out, Lumsden has built up her own version of touring that takes the music out to the people and places well off the touring circuit. “They are just the best shows, as people drive from miles around and the whole community, from Grandma’s to Kids come out for a catch up and some good old live music” Said Fanny, ‘there’s something really special and almost nostalgic about the shows, we can’t wait to get out there again”. With shows in over 15 halls through regional NSW, Victoria and Queensland this self produced and run tour kicks off in September and will run until the end of November. Beginning back in 2012, the Country Halls tour kicked off as a fundraiser for the voluntary organisation Blazeaid who were working in the Riverina. 26 halls and five years later its really come in to its own.
Additionally, Fanny Lumsden and the Thrillseekers will be supported by Braidwood local trio Rubydears. Rubydears featuring girls Emmy, Dan and Floss are the next big act coming out of the local area. Having already played a number of gigs around the district, including the support act for Brewn last June, Rubydears will get the crowd in the mood for a fantastic evening of world class tunes.
There is plenty of room for camping/caravanning at the Hall including access toilet facilities. So pack your esky and join us from 6:30pm where the Greenhorns and friends will be cooking up the BBQ with sausage and steak sandwiches.
Pre-bought online tickets can be purchased through http://www.ticketebo.com.au/countryhallstourmajorscreek . Pre bought tickets are $20pp or $55 for a family (2 Adults + 2 Kids). Tickets at the door are $25pp or $65 for a family.
ARALUEN GOLD MUSIC
The next event in the Araluen Gold Concert Series will be held on Sunday, 18th September, featuring the sublime musical talents of Scottish fiddle player, Alasdair Fraser (Scotland) and his longtime duo partner, cellist Natalie Haas (USA).
Araluen Gold presents the world’s best known and loved Scottish fiddle player and the 'Goddess of the cello' for an exceptional evening of fine music and food.
Sunday 18th September, Araluen Federal Hall, Araluen, 5pm doors, 6pm music.
Delicious local food by Araluen Gold Organics available, BYO welcome
Bookings essential - secure your seat now at www.stickytickets.com.au/41977
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0434 993 973 for more information.
FARMERS ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE IN BUSINESS SKILLS PROGRAM
NSW farmers are reminded that funds are available to support them through the $45 million Farm Business Skills Professional Development Program.
NSW Rural Assistance Authority, Director, John Newcombe, said funds are available to support our farmers to grow their business skills and invest in new business efficiencies to better manage seasonal fluctuations and drive productivity gains.
“Primary producers are encouraged to apply for assistance available under the $45 million Farm Business Skills Program to acquire the knowledge and skills to build improved resilience and adaptability in the agricultural business,” Mr Newcombe said.
“This program is part of the NSW Government’s $300 million drought package and has been developed to support farm businesses in all conditions, but particularly in relation to preparing for and responding to drought.
“Currently the seasonal conditions have turned around favourably for many of our primary producers, but now is the right time to prepare for adverse conditions.
“The program assists farmers to upskill, access training and farm business skills to be better prepared and better able to manage risk, financial and business planning or decision making capacity,” Mr Newcombe said.
A maximum of $5,000 per farmer and $9,000 per farm business is claimable over the next five years to cover professional development courses and activities.
For more information on the Farm Business Skills Professional Development Program or to apply, visit www.droughthub.nsw.gov.au
STALLHOLDERS WANTED FOR READER WRITER FESTIVAL
Goulburn Mulwaree Council is seeking expressions of interest from stallholders and authors to participate in Goulburn Mulwaree Library’s Reader Writer Festival on Saturday the 12th and Sunday the 13th of November.
The library’s preference is for local/regional goods related to reader and writer activities. This could include things such as book art, authors, self-published authors, book sellers, stationery, scrapbooking, photo books, photographic pursuits, children’s craft and artworks or illustrations.
The festival is to be held at the Goulburn Mulwaree Civic Centre which is located at 184-194 Bourke Street, Goulburn, NSW. Stalls will be operating from 10:30am to 3pm each day, with activities and events to be scheduled by the Library throughout the weekend.
Photographic evidence of your goods for sale and public liability insurance should be included in all expressions of interest.
Participant Registration Forms are free and only available from Goulburn Library; EOI’s are to be submitted by 5pm Tuesday 4th October, 2016.
All enquiries should be directed to Michelle Feely on 4823 4541, or emailed to email@example.com
NEW NATIONAL CANCER REGISTER
A new National Cancer Screening Register aimed at saving more lives through increased detection, treatment and prevention of some of the country’s biggest killers will be the focus of legislation introduced by the Turnbull Government as one its first priorities in the new Parliament.
Health Minister Sussan Ley will introduce the National Cancer Screening Register Bill 2016 to establish a new national register, which will replace eight separate State and Territory cervical cancer registers and an outdated and fragmented bowel screening system.
Ms Ley said the new innovative measures will ensure Australia remains a world leader in the early detection of cancers to save more lives.
Ms Ley said the legislation would benefit the health of Australians through more efficient cervical and bowel screening pathways through the establishment of a national register to monitor the effectiveness, quality and safety of screening and diagnoses associated with bowel cancer and cervical cancer.
“The Turnbull Government is serious about increasing cancer screening rates in the fight against cancers,” Ms Ley said.
“It is imperative that this legislation passes in order to improve survival rates from some of our most deadly cancers.”
Cervical cancer claims the lives of 250 women a year despite being one of the most preventable cancers. Currently, 80 per cent of women with cervical cancer have not been screened or have not had regular screening.
Changes to the National Cervical Cancer Screening Program from 1 May 2017 will introduce a more effective cervical cancer test – the human papillomavirus (HPV) test – to replace the two-yearly Pap test.
Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in Australia with about 4000 Australians dying each year. The expanded National Bowel Cancer Screening Program will roll out a free, at home bowel cancer screening kit to Australians aged 50 to 74 years every two years by 2020.
Ms Ley said that protection of personal information in the register would be critical and it would be built in accordance with strict data security requirements and Commonwealth cybersecurity guidelines for new infrastructure.
Telstra Health will be the service provider after being appointed by the Department of Health through an arms-length independent evaluation process and it will be required to comply with all legal and legislative requirements.
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