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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

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

Finishing touches for Australia Day at Wollongong Harbour precinct

THE finishing touches are being put on the fun-filled plans for this Sunday’s Australia Day celebrations around Wollongong Harbour. The annual event kicks off at 8am with the Aquathon, and will conclude with a light show over Belmore Basin at 9pm. Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said the day is an opportunity to enjoy live … Continue reading

January school holiday activities in the north

A NUMBER of activities will be held at Corrimal, Thirroul and Helensburgh libraries during January to entertain children for the remainder of the school holidays. The Wollongong City Council events taking place are for a range of ages, and include crafts and acrobatic and parkour workshops. There are also outdoor activities at Corrimal pool. More … Continue reading

NYE show will still go on despite Wollongong’s fireworks cancelled

DESPITE Wollongong City Council pulling the plug on the fireworks, the 2019 New Year’s Eve celebrations will go ahead tomorrow night. Council has cancelled the fireworks display as a consequence of a Total Fire Ban in place for tomorrow. This ban covers fireworks displays. In addition, weather forecasts for December 31 have a southerly change … Continue reading

Family movies at Russell Vale golf course this Saturday night

HERE’S something different to do on a Saturday night. Grab the family and friends and enjoy a movie, The Secret Life of Pets, at The Vale Golf Course, Russell Vale, on Saturday night. The Secret Life of Pets is Wollongong City Council’s first Moonlight Movie for the 2019/2020 summer. The family movie features household pets, Max and … Continue reading

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