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Been there, Done that: Ken’s iconic art on exhibition at Casula Powerhouse

Been there, Done that: Ken’s iconic art on exhibition at Casula Powerhouse

When two Ken Done exhibitions open next month, pride of place will go to one of his works that’s been at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre for 10 years. Square Beach2, pictured above, was gifted to the arts centre as part of the Australian Government’s cultural gifts program in 2011. Ken Done painted Square Beach in 1990 and it portrays a quintessential landscape close to the heart of many Australians: the beach in summer. Before arriving at Casula Powerhouse, the painting was part of exhibitions in Japan in 1991 and France in 1996. Ken Done is arguably the nation’s most famous and commercially successful… Read more »

Wests chefs cooking up a storm for Perfect Plate

Korean smoked beef short rib with crispy noodles, sesame seeds, sugar snap salad and a spiced soy and ginger glaze is one of the five Wests Group Macarthur entries in this year’s Perfect Plate competition. Sounds delicious, but what’s even better is that this dish, and the other four entries, are on the menu at Wests venues across the region. The Korean smoked beef short rib above is available from the Flame Kitchen at The Country Club Gledswood Hills. It means Wests members and their guests not only can order these dishes, they can also vote for them in the… Read more »

Hey kids, Bluey and Bingo are heading our way

Hey kids, Bluey and Bingo are coming to town in a few days. For those who have been living on Mars recently, Bluey and her little sister Bingo star in the popular animated TV series Bluey. Bluey is a lovable Blue Heeler puppy who lives with her dad, mum and little sister Bingo. In every episode, Bluey uses her limitless Blue Heeler energy to play elaborate games that unfold in unpredictable and hilarious ways.  On Saturday, May 22, Bluey and Bingo will head to Liverpool for a special performance for their fans in South Western Sydney. Carnes Hill community and… Read more »

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On with the show as Las Vegas comes to Camden

If you can’t go to Las Vegas because of Covid-19, why not bring Las Vegas here. On Saturday, February 27, Les Divas: An all-male revue will bring the excitement of a Las Vegas show to the heart of Camden town. Australia’s six-foot something songstress, Prada Clutch, will plays the GoddessRead more »


Lovers by Lakeside place to be on Valentine’s Day

If you’re looking for something a little different to do this Valentine’s Day then look no further than the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan’s outdoor cinema, Lovers by Lakeside. Lovers by Lakeside will be showcasing the Richard Gere and Julia Roberts romantic favourite, Pretty Woman! as the sun goes downRead more »


Council engineer with passion for photography

The late Ray Hely was a senior civil engineer employed by Liverpool City Council from 1971 to 1993. But he also had a great passion for photography and an informal commission led to 20 years of capturing life in Liverpool. It seems he photographed anything and anyone and very littleRead more »


Thumbs up for Menangle Country Club breakfast menu

About a dozen or so lucky people sat down for breakfast at Menangle Country Club this morning. Lucky because they were the first to explore the breakfast menu at Macarthur’s newest destination. Menangle Country Club will offer a full breakfast service from this long weekend, starting on Saturday. And judgingRead more »


Hermitage restaurant is in good hands

Andy and Charnee Lay are the perfect couple to take over the reins of the Hermitage restaurant. Certainly Andy has got the pedigree to fill the big shoes left by John Nazim, the founding chef at the iconic Campbelltown eatery. Charnee has also worked in the hospitality industry, her mostRead more »


Threatened species art competition goes digital

Local children can show their passion for conserving and protecting rare and endangered species by taking part in the 2020 threatened species art and writing competition.  The annual competition, run in partnership between Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly Councils, aims to encourage young people within the Macarthur area to learn aboutRead more »


Exercise: humans built for movement, so why just sit there

Stepping outside for some fresh air and exercise is bringing physical and mental health benefits to south western Sydney residents during the Covid-19 pandemic.  South Western Sydney Local Health District exercise physiologist Daisy Ho says Exercise Right Week during May 25 to 31 highlighted the importance of movement in ourRead more »


How to tackle the lockdown rubbish spike

You will not be surprised to learn that while we’ve been stuck at home during the lockdown we have been producing a lot more rubbish than before the pandemic arrived. Camden Council says that over the past two months weekly household waste has increased by 15 percent. Now we areRead more »

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Art exhibitions now come to you

Even checking out an art exhibition from the comfort of your own home is fast becoming part of the brave new world we live in. Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC) have jumped on board with the new way of doing things during Covid-19 and have launched a virtual tour ofRead more »


Blake art prize extends deadline for entries to May 31

In the difficult times of Covid-19,Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC) has extended the submission deadline for both the 66th Blake Art and the Blake Poetry Prizes to May 31. With more than $46,000 in prizes,the new deadline is intended to give artists more time to complete and submit their works forRead more »

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