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Sport. Music. Art. Food. Culture.

There are so many (yes, so many!) events happening along the Grand Pacific Drive every week. From festivals to sporting events, concerts, high teas, shows, race days and more. 

Use the Events Finder below to see what's happening while you're travelling the Drive and be sure to include an event in your itinerary. 

Events Finder

Appleye Jewellery Designs Workshops

16 April 2117 Golden Ash Close

Naomi is the head Artisan at Appleye, a self taught jeweller with over 15 years experience. Naomi is also a born teacher. Providing a variety of workshops in her studio to share her knowledge and encourage budding or seasoned creatives on the path of learning the age old skills of metal forming and smithing. Her bright, encouraging personality, invites people of all skill levels to feel at ease in her small group workshops. Hoping to spark a new love for creating with metals in her participants. Naomi is passionate about helping people release their creativity. To encourage the idea that creating everyday in some way is what we are born to do. Naomi believes we can "make" our selves happy through the creative journey. Small -larger Group workshops regularly in Nowra on the NSW South Coast. Make a ring, a bangle, pair of earrings or maybe even your wedding ring. We cater to all skill levels, in a relaxed encouraging environment.

Dave Graney & Clare Moore

16 April 21Crown Street & Kembla Street

Presented by The Music Lounge & Top Shelf. They are rock’n’roll people and are steeped in rock’n’roll culture. Dave Graney is an ARIA Award-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist. Clare Moore is a songwriter, arranger and producer who plays drums, keyboard and sings. From their beginnings in Adelaide via Melbourne via London post-punk band The Moodists, Dave and Clare’s creative partnership has spanned countless projects including White Buffaloes, The Coral Snakes and The Lurid Yellow Mist. The pair are playing national dates for their latest album titled ‘ONE MILLION YEARS DC’: an album of songs rather than a representation of a band. It’s all to do with their sensibility. They are rock’n’roll people and are steeped in rock’n’roll culture. They will be playing songs from across their career and also nods to artists who have inspired them. Whatever they do, it will be straight from the fridge (i.e., cool), as ever they’re on a Birdseye kick, man! Catch them when you can. It’s always a live show, jumping off the plate, baby. Dave Graney humbly adds, “It’s not like those other crumby bands. They are mostly wrong; we are totally right. Word. Comrade. We go East, West, North, South and Straight Up. Get some”.

Ephemeral: A festival at Panboola Wetlands

17 April 21Bullara Street

Art and creativity will be at the heart of Panboola wetlands, on the fringe of Pambula Village. The Pambula Wetlands and Heritage Project, in collaboration with the Lonely Arts Club Pambula, have organised Ephemeral – a one-day festival – to celebrate the landscape of Panboola and the creativity it inspires. The community is invited to come between 9 am-2 pm and wander the grounds of the wetlands and enjoy in-situ temporary sculptures, installations of art, craft demonstrations, acoustic music and stalls. Book into workshops and try woodcarving, textile art and screenprinting and order picnic boxes to enjoy in the grounds.

FilmFest at Black Beach

17 April 21Shoalhaven Street

SENTAL Kiama and the Kiama and District Stronger Community presents the inaugural FilmFest at Black Beach Kiama. Join the Kiama community for Youth Week celebrations in the most spectacular location at Black Beach in Kiama. A group of 7 local youth's are incorporating a mini short film festival, live music featuring local musicians, markets and food, a great opportunity to bring family and friends together for a laid back afternoon of food, music, and movies. For 6 weeks a group of local youth are completing a series of workshops, mentored by local business people. These workshops will provide the youth with the tools to make a 1 minute short film that will be showcased before the feature film. In the lead up, experience some fresh air, cool tunes, great food, market stalls and the company of your nearest and dearest for an enjoyable family friendly day.

Flourish Market

17 April 2128 Quondola Street

Flourish is a quarterly seasonal market held in the picturesque grounds of Covington’s Thai Restaurant in Pambula. The philosophy behind ‘Flourish’ is to promote locally handmade or grown, and to provide an opportunity for local makers, craftspeople, artists and growers to sell their produce and products to their community and its visitors. Their aim is to embrace and share the creativity of their fabulous village and celebrate the magic of the seasons! All items are locally produced or up-cycled from within the Bega Valley region and Flourish is environmentally sustainable being a single-use plastic-free market in collaboration with the Social Justice Advocates ‘Plastic Free Pambula’ initiative.

1000 Colours for Lalita - Anna Nangle

17 April 2112 Berry Street

Anna Nangle is a visual artist whose practice incorporates participatory and site-specific art. Her performances and installations have used 16mm film, video, photography, sound, spoken word and journey making. 1000 Colours for Lalita is a work made in response to the trauma she experienced living through the recent bushfires. For this exhibition Anna has created a freestanding room built to contain a mystic, power diagram of coloured, painted squares. The colours spatialise the text of an ancient Indian Sanskrit prayer, The Lalita Sahasranama (The Thousand Names of Lalita). The work is influenced by both the minimalist colour field painting of the 1960’s and 70’s and Indian Tantric paintings. Anna Nangle is currently studying an MFA through the Belfast School of Art.

Poetry By The Sea: Drawing Down the Muse

18 April 212 Bong Bong Street

The South Coast Writers Centre and Kiama Council present Poetry by the Sea; a program of poetry workshops and readings in Kiama. Drawing Down the Muse: Encountering the Unconscious through Expressive Writing 10am-12.30pm Join poet Ivy Ireland as she explores methods of integrating unconscious elements of the psyche into the process of writing poetry. The focus of this workshop will be on practical writing exercises using automatic and expressive writing techniques, while also looking at examples of artistic inspiration in the work of prominent poets. Open Reading with Ivy Ireland 1pm-2.30pm Workshop participants are encouraged to join the open reading and share what they learned, however all poetry lovers are also invited to attend and watch. Ivy Ireland is the author of Incidental Complications (2007), Porch Light (2015) and The Owl Inside (2020). Ivy’s literary awards include the Australian Young Poet Fellowship, Harri Jones Memorial Prize, Thunderbolt Prize, Newcastle Poetry Prize local award, and she was runner-up in the 2019 UC International Poetry Prize. Ivy completed her Ph.D. in Creative Writing at the University of Newcastle and her poetry, essays and reviews have been widely published in journals and anthologies such as Cordite, Overland, Mascara and Blue Dog. PLEASE NOTE: Register for the free Open Reading to attend, and indicate in the booking process if you would like to do a reading of your work.

Jeff Lang

23 April 21Crown Street & Kembla Street

Presented by The Music Lounge & Top Shelf. An evening of words of and music with Jeff Lang. Three-time ARIA Award winner Jeff Lang has built a reputation for making startling and influential music that is accomplished, intricate, gutsy, melodic and loaded with soul. Often taking unexpected turns, he has consistently inspired his audiences by creating a stylistically diverse catalogue of over 30 albums. But with every well-credentialed artistic soul, evolving and diving into the unknown is a step that is never too far away, and in 2019 Jeff sat down and began to write his first book. “Some Memories Never Die” is the resulting memoir of three decades on the road, containing memories of gigs where the pay was akin to blood money, reflections on how the road’s twists and turns can be lightened by the presence of fellow travellers, and occasionally darkened by them too. To celebrate the book’s release, Jeff is on tour combining music with an ‘in conversation’ and Q&A session. Each purchase of the book comes bundled with a digital code for an exclusive 22 track album of re-recorded versions of Jeff Lang classics, produced for the book’s publication.

Bring Your Own Furniture Painting Workshop

24 April 2181 Queen Street

This workshop is a totally hands-on five hour workshop that will teach you the basics of furniture painting. Learn how to prepare your piece, how to achieve different looks through applying gorgeous Australian chalk-based paints, how to distress and antique your piece, and how to achieve a beautiful decorative and protective finish with waxes, decorative glazes and other furniture finishes.

Bubs and Bumps Market

24 April 21Burelli Street

Come join them a the Bubs and Bumps Market in Wollongong – support small, local and handmade businesses as well as pre-loved stallholders, selling all things maternity, baby and children.

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