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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 »

Country music festival ropes in Adam Brand as headline act

Aussie super star Adam Brand, who will be headline act at Camden’s first country music festival, is no stranger to this historic part of the Macarthur region. “I’ve been to Camden a few times before and I’ve actually performed there once,’’ he says. “I’m hoping to see some pretty slick dancing on the night!’’ Brand said he would be performing a lot of older songs at the inaugural Boots n’ Beats country music festival slated for Saturday, June 18 at Camden Town Farm. “But I’ve also just released a brand new single called All or Nothing which I’ll do on… Read more »

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Revolution Incorporated will perform at the next Liverpool Night Markets, on Saturday, September 6.

Night markets gaining in popularity

Where can you hear the sounds of Balkan-inspired gypsy fusion music, smooth reggae beats and rousing guitar solos, all in the one place, and for free? The increasingly popular Liverpool Night Markets, that’s where. The markets are next on Saturday, September 6 and offer a great musical line up includingRead more »

New exhibition

New exhibition represents local artists

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is almost ready to present the 17th Annual Liverpool Art Society (LAS) Exhibition and Art Award. Each year, LAS members are invited to submit works for exhibition in the five gallery spaces at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. The 2014 exhibition promises to include a diverse range ofRead more »

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Starry sari night buzz is back

THE Liverpool City Centre will glisten with the return of the magical Starry Sari Night along George Street on Sunday, September 21, between 3pm and 10pm. George Street, which is a one way thoroughfare from Elizabeth Street to Scott Street, will be closed to traffic for the day with pedestrianRead more »

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X Factor winner to perform at Liverpool Mayoral ball

 Singer songwriter Altiyan Childs will perform at the inaugural Liverpool Mayoral Charity Ball on Saturday, August 23. Liverpool Mayor Ned Mannoun said he was delighted that Altiyan, who won reality TV show X Factor in 2010, was performing on the night. “Altiyan has a lot of appeal across all ageRead more »

39steps

Hitchcock thriller at Casula

The famous Alfred Hitchcock thriller 39 Steps will be staged in the theatre of the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre on August 27. The 39 Steps is a fast-paced, side-splitting comedy featuring over 100 characters played by four actors. Based on the 1935 Hitchcock spy thriller movie and novel by John Buchan, theRead more »

Festival fun on the way

This year’s Festival of Fisher’s Ghost will kick off Thursday, October 30 with the opening of the Craft Exhibition and will conclude on Sunday, November 9 with the Fun Run and the final day of the carnival at Bradbury. A report to council for the July 29 meeting stated that this year’sRead more »

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