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Thirroul teen will perform new album at youth centre

THIRROUL teen Will Haynes will take to the stage in Wollongong next month, performing his recently-released album ‘changing’, where the audience will also be treated to fresh tracks from this exciting young local talent. Will’s album, launched last November, has been streamed in more than 40 countries and already amassed more than 8,000 streams on Spotify. … Continue reading

Music lovers encouraged to ride their push bikes to this year’s folk festival at Slacky Flat, Bulli

THE annual Illawarra Folk Festival will be held at Slacky Flat, Bulli from Friday January 20 to Sunday January 22 Set in the foothills of the Illawarra Escarpment in Bulli Showground, the 2023 festival has five onsite venues and is billed as a “family friendly village with action from early morning to late night”. With … Continue reading

Talented Thirroul teen to launch his first album

WILL Haynes (pictured) is about to release his debut album, featuring 13 original songs written and produced by the 14 year old from Thirroul. Will is a real go-getter. He used the Covid lockdowns to establish his own bakery business, ‘Matin’, and now has turned his hand to his first love, music. The album, ‘changing?’ … Continue reading

Spring school holiday activities at local libraries

THE spring school holidays have taken off and there’s lots of fun to be had at northern suburbs’ libraries. Wollongong Council is offering a school holiday program once again at Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal libraries. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said libraries, youth services and the art gallery in the city have been running activities … Continue reading

Corrimal air and ground display will mark 50 years since end of Australia’s part in Vietnam War

AN air and ground display at Corrimal this weekend will provide an impressive aviation focussed commemoration to mark 50 years since the end of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War. Army cadets, Vietnam veterans and displays will support the show of Vietnam-era former RAAF and RAN aircraft from the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) at … Continue reading

McDermott ditches beard for Thirroul show

TELEVISION personality Paul McDermott has shaved off his COVID-19 pandemic beard and is ready to hit the stage at Thirroul’s Anita’s Theatre to perform his new show next month. Appearing alongside Glenn Moorhouse, Paul McDermott is hot off a successful season at Adelaide Fringe Festival, where he won the weekly award for Best Comedy, and … Continue reading

School holiday bike ride along northern cycleway

TWO community bike days, one on each weekend of the upcoming April school holidays, will encourage people to get outside and experience the joys of cycling. Ride the Gong will kick off the bike events with a Family Fun Ride. The event, hosted by Wollongong City Council, will take place on Saturday April 10 from … Continue reading

Documentary tells story of campaign by women for steel works’ jobs – coming to Thirroul

WOMEN of Steel, a rousing story about the 1980-1994 campaign by Wollongong women for jobs in the BHP-AIS steel works is screening at Thirroul this month. Women of Steel is directed by 30-year career steelworker Robynne Murphy whose jobs at the Port Kembla plant included welder, crane driver, and hot strip mill operator.  The personal … Continue reading

Thirroul pop-up gallery reconnects artists to audiences this summer

ILLAWARRA-based artists are being given the opportunity to add colour to summer with the opening of a pop-up art space in Thirroul on Friday. Art Space 2515 is the brainchild of landscape photographer Judith Russo to help struggling artists reconnect with their audiences and gain recognition following COVID-19 restrictions. The exhibition space will feature 25 … Continue reading

Russell Vale film night postponed due to weather

THE outdoor screening of Hotel Transylvania today (Friday November 13) at Russell Vale has been postponed by Wollongong City Council due to the forecast for potentially severe thunderstorms. The family-friendly movie was due to be screened at The Vale Golf Course from 7pm. Council has contacted all those who have purchased tickets for the event, and we … Continue reading

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