Category: Events

2020 Arts Trail success despite the odds

January 11, 2021Posted in: Community, Events
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Two women posing for photo in Artists studio

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s 2020 Southern Highlands Arts Trail has been hailed a success with close to 12,000 visitors flocking to studios and galleries throughout the Shire. Council’s Cultural Development Officer Erin Adams explained that despite COVID-19 challenges, visitation and sales were both significantly higher than previous years. “We saw a 77 percent increase in the...

Learn to skate at Bundanoon Skate Park

January 8, 2021Posted in: Community, Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council will team up with The Totem Collective to host two skateboarding workshops on Saturday 23 January 2021. Council’s Youth Liaison Officer Michelle Williams said the workshops catered to varying abilities. “The first session is aimed at beginners whereas the late afternoon session is more suitable for intermediate skaters,” she said. “The sessions...

Record rainfall recorded in Bowral and Mittagong

December 23, 2020Posted in: Environment, Events
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Data collected from last week’s deluge reveal that parts of the Wingecarribee Shire recorded record rainfalls. Council’s Acting General Manager of Operations, Finance and Risk, Richard Mooney said the weather event had yielded some surprising results. “The significance of last Wednesday’s rain event is becoming more apparent as we receive more data,” he said.  “While...

‘Scaled-back’ Australia Day celebrations to proceed

December 22, 2020Posted in: Community, Events
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Wingecarribee Shire’s official Australia Day celebrations are set to proceed in January in a scaled-back ceremony. Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the future of public gatherings, the annual Berrima community festivities have however been cancelled for 2021. “In consultation with the event organisers we’ve made the difficult decision to reduce the size...

Council launches virtual Community Christmas Concert

December 17, 2020Posted in: Community, Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council and the Wingecarribee Vocal Muster are set to spread some Christmas cheer with the launch of a virtual Community Christmas Concert on Friday 18 December 2020. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair said the virtual performance had been produced in lieu of this year’s traditional community carols. “COVID-19 has robbed us of many...