Entertainment

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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

Friday 13th family movie night at Russell Vale Golf Course

LEAVE your black cats and broken mirrors at home this upcoming Friday 13th and head to the Russell Vale Golf Course, for a family friendly movie, Hotel Transylvania. Suitable for the entire family, Hotel Transylvania, features the voices of Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg and Adam Sandler. The screening will begin at 8pm on November 13, … Continue reading

Winners of short film competition announced

WOLLONGONG City Council has announced the winners of its first Creative Wollongong Short Film competition. The film competition was developed to provide a fun creative opportunity for children and young people of the region between the ages of 8 and 19 years to develop their acting, film making and story telling skills. There was an … Continue reading

Bulli Showground concert cancelled amid Coronavirus concerns

THE Music at the Drive-In at Bulli Showground, featuring local band Sons of the East on Sunday 2, has been cancelled. Wollongong City Council has cancelled the event amid concerns with local agencies about Coronavirus. In planning the event Council has been monitoring the advice from NSW Health and updates related to Coronavirus cases. Council … Continue reading

Soak up the music from your own car at Bulli Showground drive-in concert

STORY UPDATED July 23 2020: Event cancelled – Read story here. CATCH some great bands and soak up the music concert atmosphere from the comfort of your own car this August at Bulli. Wollongong City Council, with media partners i98FM and WIN and sponsor Horizon Bank, are holding the special drive-in concert on Sunday August … Continue reading

Council urged to back live music stimulus package to help kick start economy

  A PROPOSAL has been put forward for 10 weeks of live music as part of an economic stimulus plan for Wollongong after the coronavirus pandemic restrictions are lifted. Ward one Greens councillor Mithra Cox said under her plan Wollongong City Council would subsidise local bars and cafes to pay musicians to perform over a … Continue reading

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