Thirroul set to party this weekend

arts festival 1THIRROUL comes alive with street entertainment, music, dance, a talent quest, art exhibitions and competitions, carnival rides and market stalls this weekend.

The Thirroul Seaside and Arts Festival, organised by the Austinmer/Thirroul Lions Club, officially starts tonight with an art competition at Thirroul District Community Centre and Library.

The three-day program featuring art, entertainment and food continues on Saturday with street entertainment, music, dance, a talent quest, art exhibitions and market stalls featured throughout the town.

In the evening the always popular Sculpture on the Beach Exhibition opens, as well as music and dance at numerous venues.

On Sunday there is a full day of entertainment, commencing with the Thirroul Surf Club beachside breakfast, Junior Surf Competition, art and sculpture displays, competitions, exhibitions, great food, market stalls, rides, animals, children activities, and other displays.

For more information vist the Thirroul Festival website.

About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.


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