Nine things to do in the regions this week (1 – 7 March) | About Regional

Nine things to do in the regions this week (1 – 7 March) | About Regional
Nine things to do in the regions this week (1 – 7 March) | About Regional

There is no shortage of things to do in the first week of March! With events aimed at young people and for the young at heart, here are nine events for another week of fun and community in the regions.

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A range of artists will take to the stage once again in one of the Far South Coast’s best-known festivals. Photo: Cobargo Folk Festival/Facebook.

Cobargo Folk Festival

When: 1 to 3 March
Where: Cobargo Showground, Bermagui Road, Cobargo
Cost: Tickets vary in price (weekend passes available) and are available via the festival’s website.

Did someone say folk music in beautiful surrounds? The Cobargo Folk Festival will kick off on Friday (1 March) and continue over the weekend, with a raffle, workshops, mentoring programs for youngsters and live music performances of music, poetry and First Nations culture. Check out the program for the full list of events throughout the three days of the 2024 festival.

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Works from Goulburn-born Guy Wilkie Warren are the focus of this exhibition. Image: Rocky Hill War Memorial and Museum/Facebook, featuring supplied photographs.

Guy Wilkie Warren: Drawings and Photographs from Bougainville, PNG exhibition

When: 1 March to 12 May, 10 am to 4 pm (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to Sundays); 1 March, from 5 pm (official opening)
Where: Rocky Hill War Memorial and Museum, 256 Memorial Road, Goulburn
Cost: Free entry, though registration for the official opening by emailing [email protected] is essential.

Guy Wilkie Warren was born in Goulburn in 1921 and he went on to serve in Bougainville during the Second World War. During and after the war, he used his surroundings and the people around him as inspiration for his artwork. His experiences at war would become constant features of his successful post-war art career. The exhibition will be officially opened on Friday (1 March) by Brad Manera, Senior Historian and Curator, Anzac Memorial Sydney.

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There’s two days of fun to check out! Photo: Goulburn Show/Facebook.

Goulburn Show

When: 1 March, from 8:30 am (dog show), 2 and 3 March, 9 am to 5 pm, 9 am to 4 pm (agricultural show)
Where: Goulburn Showground, Goulburn Recreation Area, 47 Braidwood Road, Goulburn
Cost: Tickets vary from $5 to $30 for a family (with preschool aged children free) and are only available at the gates.

Goulburn is about to put on a show! The dog show will be held on Friday (1 March), before the two-day agricultural show kicks off. Showgoers will be able to take part in a miniature goat show, a fashion competition, roving entertainment, a show-jumping competition and many more displays and demonstrations.

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This tour across regional NSW is inspired by birdsong. Photo: Music in the Regions/Facebook.

Songbirds tour

When: 2 and 3 March, 2 to 3:15 pm
Where: Braidwood Uniting Church, 68 Monkittee Street, Braidwood (2 March); and The Courtroom, corner Yass and Gunning streets (3 March)
Cost: Adult tickets cost between $30 and $35 (under 18s have free entry) and are available via Humanitix for the Braidwood and Gunning shows.

We know birds are a beautiful thing to listen to when we wake up in the mornings, but have you ever attended a show dedicated to them? Music in the Regions’ Songbirds tour is bringing an array of original Australian chamber works commissioned by Ensemble Offspring, performed by Lamorna Nightingale (flutes), Jason Noble (clarinets) and Claire Edwardes (percussion). Music in the Regions (MitR) is an independent touring organisation established in 2022 to connect classical musicians with regional audiences.

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Female artists from the wider Queanbeyan-Palerang region have entered their work into this exhibition. Photo: Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council/Facebook.

2024 Women’s Exhibition

When: 2 to 23 March, 10 am to 4 pm (open Wednesday to Saturday); 8 March, 5 to 7 pm (official opening)
Where: Rusten House Art Centre, 87 Collett Street, Queanbeyan
Cost: Free entry, though registration for the official opening via eventbrite is essential.

This exhibition features work from women and girls from across the wider Queanbeyan-Palerang region. There will be an official opening set to coincide with International Women’s Day on 8 March, where Deputy Mayor Esma Livermore will open the exhibition.


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Pick up a new skill (or brush up on existing ones) at these theatre workshops. Photo: The Moruya Red Door Theatre/Facebook.

Drama on Saturdays workshop

When: 2 March, 9 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Red Door Hall, corner Page and Campbell streets, Moruya
Cost: Tickets are $10 for non-members of the Moruya Red Door Theatre and free for members.

Two upcoming workshops are set to help you learn combat (at least on a stage), while the next one in April will focus on the spoken word. Attendees are asked to bring a drink bottle, towel and socks, as well as some snacks.


A woman looking through a rack of clothes

Pick up something vintage or preloved at this market and do the environment a favour. Photo: Becca McHaffie/Unsplash.

Thrift Alley Sundays

When: 3 March, 10 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Felt and Stone, 2/45 Vulcan Street, Moruya
Cost: Free entry.

This pop-up market is dedicated to preloved clothing and goods that are looking for a new home! Focused on clothing, this market has been organised as an alternative to buying another piece of fast fashion.

Two performers in traditional clothing and headdresses

Queanbeyan will become a hive of colour, fun and culture at the Queanbeyan Multicultural Festival this week. Photo: Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council.

Queanbeyan Multicultural Festival

When: 3 March, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Queanbeyan Park, 1 Lowe Street, Queanbeyan
Cost: Free entry.

This family-friendly festival is coming back for another year – and another celebration of the region’s diverse culture. Attendees will be able to browse the more than 80 vendors, see sporting demonstrations and enjoy performances of live music and dancing across two stages from more than 30 cultural groups. There will also be a kids’ area, featuring a jumping castle and craft activities, to keep youngsters entertained.


Women listening to an all-female panel talk

Regional Development Australia-Southern Inland held an International Women’s Day 2023 event – now they’re inviting women to come to their 2024 event. Photo: Region Media.

International Women’s Day 2024

When: 7 March, noon to 4 pm
Where: Poachers Pantry, 431 Nanima Road, Springrange
Cost: Tickets start at $90 (plus booking fee) and are available via Humanitix.

International Women’s Day is a chance to celebrate the work and value of women and girls across the world. To mark it in 2024, Regional Development Australia-Southern Inland will host an event focused on women in the construction and trades industry. This year’s theme – #InspireInclusion – aims to highlight the contributions of women working in traditionally male-dominated industries, with a panel discussion led by keynote speaker Ms Gillian Geraghty, who is Chief Projects Officer, Major Projects with the ACT Government.


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