According to Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope, the Shire has a wide range of cultural events happening over coming weeks, with something for everyone.
“Werris Creek and Quirindi libraries will celebrate National Law Week through until Friday 19 May, an annual event raising public awareness about the law, the legal system and the legal profession as well as educating the community about the legal services available in NSW. Both libraries will have displays and promotion of relevant resources. All community members are invited to call in and have a look,” Councillor Hope said.
“With opening night on Thursday 18 and running through until 21 May, the Currabubula Art Show is always a popular event on the Shire’s calendar. Held in the Currabubula Hall, this amazing event is organised by the volunteers of the local Red Cross. This year it is also featuring the Small Schools Art Show. There will be a wide range of paintings and crafts available for purchase,” he said.
“On Sunday 21 May, the Newcastle Variety Bash will visit Blackville Primary School. Everyone is invited to join the Blackville community at lunch-time. Lunch will be available along with lots of fun!
The Quirindi Races will feature the John "Mouse" Sinclair Plate on Wednesday June 7 with races from 12.30pm to 4.30pm and the gate opening at 11.00am,” he continued.
“On Friday June 9, every one is invited along to what is a rather special event for the Shire, the official launch of the Liverpool Plains Tartan. A creation of Fred and Marie Lawson from Spring Ridge, their newest design is now finished and registered with the Scottish Tartan Registry. The official launch will be held at the Visitor Information Centre Willow Tree from 10am and will be followed by morning tea. Fred will talk about how the design evolved and what it means. There will also be a Tartan Display at the VIC,” Councillor Hope said.
“Both Men’s Health Week and Carers Week will run from June 12 to 18. Suicide continues to be one of the top 10 causes of death amongst men and they are less likely to seek help. Men's health week draws attention to this issue with Council’s Home Support Services organising events to make men aware that help is there when they need it. Carers Week is the national awareness raising week for Australia's 2.6 million carers. We want all Shire residents to know about carers and their massive contributions and Council has planned a number of activities to show our appreciation to them,” he said.
“Last year, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow proved one of the most popular events staged at the Royal Theatre. It is returning for 2017 on Wednesday 14 June at 7.30pm. Featuring everything from stand-up to sketch, slapstick to song, each individual line-up presents the best of the Festival in one hilarious show. The tremendous cast that will be gracing the Royal Theatre are Daniel Connell, Adam Hess (UK), David Quirk, Dilruk Jayasinha and Tessa Waters. Tickets are $40.00 per person with discounts applying to groups of 6 or more. VIP Tables are also available and include entry, tapas food and 10% discount on canteen and bar purchases. Get in early to book at https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=270843 to avoid missing this fun show,” he continued.
“These events provide opportunities for participation, volunteering and social, cultural and economic development. Of course, the most important thing is that as many people as possible participate and take advantage of what is on offer to ensure we continue to build our cultural diversity in the coming years,” Councillor Hope concluded.