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Way Out West festival back with bubbles of fun for everyone

Way Out West festival back with bubbles of fun for everyone

After an enforced two year hiatus, the popular Way Out West – WOW – festival returns to Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre this September. An expanded seven day program overflowing with crazy and creative family fun means the festival is set to return with a bang in time for the next school holidays during September 24-30. A big range of arts, cultural events and activities suitable for children, young people, families, and people of all abilities will be on the menu. WOW usually takes over all Casula Powerhouse public spaces to create a fully immersive and engaging experience – and the… Read more »

Wests Perfect Plate dish points to talented team in the kitchen

Wests Perfect Plate dish points to talented team in the kitchen

The days when clubs and pubs were the poor cousins of the culinary world are long gone. These days some of our best chefs are running the kitchens of clubs like Wests Leagues at Leumeah. Great ingredients combined with masterful preparation and cooking skills produce excellent food for members, their guests and visitors seven days a week. The Wests Leagues dish for the NSW Perfect Plate competition, pictured, is a case in point. Perfectly cooked butterflied gold ban snapper with prawns, sweet corn, olives, chorizo, feta and lemon beurre noisette is the sort of dish you’d expect to find in… Read more »

Female Picton pioneers did more than just play golf 100 years ago

Female Picton pioneers did more than just play golf 100 years ago

Did you know that legendary Campbelltown tennis star Rose Payten, pictured above, was also a mean golfer? No, neither did I, until I came across her name on page 17 of the Lynette Styles book, Antill Golf Club Associates. Nor was I aware that family friends called this sporting champion “Babe’’, as in Babe Ruth the US baseball star, I assume. “Campbelltown [golf] club champion Rose Payten visited Picton on 14 August 1936 … to give a talk on the rules of the game,’’ writes Ms Styles early in the book as she begins to paint a picture of local… Read more »

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Funding to boost arts education for youth

THE Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre has been successful in their application for funding of $150,000 from the Western Sydney Arts Initiative. Liverpool City Council chief executive officer Car Wulff says the funding is for a two year period and will go towards Casula Powerhouse’s arts education program. “The funding receivedRead more »


Hit the road with the Happiness Cycle

Liverpool Council says it is proud to support The Happiness Cycle, a Coca-Cola Initiative presented in partnership with the Bicycle Network designed to get young people riding and moving. Three-hundred bikes will be given out to eligible young people, so get in quick and register now! All registered participants areRead more »


Primary school kids to check out our brilliant wildlife

Three primary school classes will have the opportunity to interact with some of our country’s stunning wildlife when Taronga Zoo brings their Zoomobile to the Georges River Environmental Education Centre this Friday, October 24. The competition, initiated by 702 ABC Sydney Breakfast presenter, Robbie Buck, required primary school children toRead more »


Our botanic garden turns 26

NOW is the perfect time to applaud plant conservation as the Australian Botanic Garden at Mount Annan turns celebrates 26 years of existence. The epicentre of this nation’s efforts to protect our 25,000 native plants from extinction, the country’s largest botanic garden grows many of Australia’s native plants and atRead more »

school holidays

Plenty of school holiday activities

The school holidays have started and you don’t know what to do with the kids? Well, no need to fret, there are heaps of local activities available through your local council. Campbelltown City Council’s Spring School Holiday Program is, as always jam packed with activities of all types. Some ofRead more »

Number one: Campbelltown Golf Course at Glen Alpine.

Start shooting, you snappers

It’s that time of year again for nature loving shutterbugs to polish off that camera lens, get outdoors and get snapping as part of the annual Macarthur Nature Photography competition. Hosted by the three Macarthur councils – Campbelltown, Camden and Wollondilly, the competition aims to raise awareness of the region’sRead more »

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