Three local artists combined to present an opening night at the Narrabri Art and Craft Society gallery on Friday, May 13. Ange Strong, Shan Sutherland and Jess Barraket demonstrated their individual styles, which were well-received by visitors and attracted sales galore. Ange Strong, well-known for her bright coloured abstract art pieces, had on display a vast array of mediums, including resin, fluid, oil and acrylics in a stunning array of colours. Shan Sutherland works in the field of textile artworks and showcased a beautiful display incorporating patchwork appliqué, felting, embroidery, and machine quilting. Jess Barraket, popular for her lifelike portraiture […]
Narrabri Fire and Rescue opened its station doors at the weekend to welcome the community in for an open day. Local firefighters were on hand to showcase the service’s appliances and fire-fighting equipment. The open day was also an opportunity to learn more about fire safety. Fire and Rescue NSW also used the initiative as an opportunity to encourage people to consider becoming a part-time firefighter. Part-time firefighters receive first class emergency response training and the opportunity to keep their community safe without having to give up their day job.
A Keith Urban and Bryan Adams tribute show titled ‘Somebody Like You’ was held at Narrabri RSL Club last Friday night. The show featured Craig Woodward, who is an Australian recording artist known as ‘the city boy, with the country soul, a dash of folk and some rock and roll’. Keith Urban and Bryan Adams influenced Craig to start a career in rock and country music so it was only fitting he honoured them both with a tribute act.
The Narrabri Eisteddfod committee, led by president Jacqui Warnock, is busy with preparations for the 2022 event to be held at The Crossing Theatre from Monday, May 23 to Thursday, June 2. Rehearsals are well underway in schools throughout the district. Sydney-based Richard Morphew’s pre-eisteddfod workshops, organised by committee member Judy Watson each year, took a different turn this year when Richard, unfortunately, came down with COVID. Participating children were invited to conduct a training workshop online instead. Richard studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with the legendary Alexander Sverjensky for piano and with the equally legendary Elizabeth Todd […]