Bega District Diary

Double celebration: Twins Kyle & Kiara Britten of Wolumla are celebrating their 18th birthday today, Friday, August 31. We hope you both have a great night. All our love Mum, Dad, Beau & Jye.
Double celebration: Twins Kyle & Kiara Britten of Wolumla are celebrating their 18th birthday today, Friday, August 31. We hope you both have a great night. All our love Mum, Dad, Beau & Jye.

Bermagui CWA

A small group of the Bermagui CWA ladies participated in the Far South Coast Group Music and Drama Morning at the Cobargo School of Arts on Monday 20th August. The colourful group dressed in Cuban style costume. They performed a trio of Latin Love Songs: “Carioca”, “A Day in the Life of a Fool” and “The Peanut Vendor”. The group were trained by Branch President: Paula Rumble, who also accompanied the ladies on keyboard. 

Bermagui CWA ladies singing “Latin Love Songs” at the CWA Music and Drama concert.

Bermagui CWA ladies singing “Latin Love Songs” at the CWA Music and Drama concert.

Basil Sellers Art Prize

Entries are now open for the prestigious Basil Sellers Art Prize, which will this year accept entries from artists from across NSW and the ACT. The open contemporary art prize offers a prize pool of more than $25,000, with the $20,000 major prize winner’s work acquired by philanthropist and businessman Basil Sellers and placed in his extensive art collection.

Entries can include 2D works of any medium, excluding photography and digital media. There is no theme but works must have been created in the past 12 months. The prize was established as a biennial event for artists in the Eurobodalla Shire in 2004. In 2010 the exhibition extended its reach to include entries from the Bega Valley, Cooma Monaro, Bombala and Snowy River shires. It has since been established as one of the region’s most prestigious art events, and this year for the first time has been expanded to include artists living across NSW and the ACT.

The exhibition’s opening in February 2019 will coincide with the opening of the new Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, currently being constructed adjoining Moruya Library. For competition guidelines and to enter go to www.esc.nsw.gov.au/artprize. Entries close 4pm Monday 10 September 2018. For more information phone Eurobodalla Council’s Coordinator Creative Arts Development Indi Carmichael on 02 4474 1061 or email Indira.Carmichael@esc.nsw.gov.

Bega artist Merryn Sommerville won the 2016 Basil Sellers Art Prize with her work Ghosts I’ve Met.

Bega artist Merryn Sommerville won the 2016 Basil Sellers Art Prize with her work Ghosts I’ve Met.

Men’s Breakfast

Men’s Breakfast will be on again on September 1 but this month at a different venue.  It is to take place at the Tathra Town Hall at the usual time of 8am.  This is happening as part of our ongoing Anglican Disaster Recovery Program to help the people of Tathra.  We hope that you will show your support also by joining us. Guest speaker with be Chief Inspector Kevin McNeil.

We will, of course, still have the usual friendly fellowship and hearty breakfast which we enjoy when we get together.  We look forward to meeting up with you in Tathra on September 1, together with any friends you may like to bring along.  Donation of $8 as usual if you can.

Art therapy workshop

A free art therapy workshop will be held on Thursday, September 6, from 1pm to 3pm, at the Tathra Beach House Conference Room, off John Taylor Crescent. Presented by the Tathra Firebirds, the workshop is open to anyone who has been affected by the recent bushfires in our district. Facilitated by a local arts therapy trainee, the small group of 10 offers a safe and friendly space in which to explore individual responses to difficult and trying times. Afternoon tea is provided. Contact 0498 645 037 for information and RSVP.

Bega CWA

Bega CWA Branch will be celebrating the annual Country Women’s Association Awareness Week with a Street Stall on Thursday, September 6, in the Kiosk in Church Street, Bega. A range of goodies will be on sale including cakes, slices, jams pickles and knitted garments. Proceeds from this stall will  support the Drought Appeal in the Bega Valley. Support for this worthy cause would be greatly appreciated.

BRAWL working bee

Welcome BRAWL members and friends to our September working bee!  Arguably, tree planting is the most enjoyable of our working bees! As the weather warms up, it is the perfect time to start planting. This working bee, we are focusing on the high banks and steep slopes near and upstream from the Anabranch.

This section is our missing link and will complete our plantings between the River Reserve and Anabranch. Many of our older plantings in this area have been suffocated by weeds such as Trad, and some areas still require planting out following the bamboo removal. To do this we need many hands, even if you are only able to come for an hour, every little bit adds up to a lot.  

Details: Monday, September 3, 9.30am-12.30pm. Meet at the Anabranch picnic area, on Bridge Street, for a quick briefing and safety talk. Wear warm and sun safe clothing, sun hats, closed sturdy shoes. Bring gloves, water bottle, morning tea to share, thermos. Please remember there are no toilets at the site.

Women’s morning tea

Women's morning tea, September 1, 10am at the Tathra Community Hall. Guest speaker will be psychologist Ruth Holt. All are welcome. For more information contact Reverend Stuart Haynes on 0421 170 071.