Saturday, July 20, 2013

Food & Wine Expo

Date: 2-4 August 2013

Venue: Newcastle Entertainment Centre

Contact Details: Official Website:
The Food and Wine Expo has been held at The Gold Coast for the past 7 years, and will come to Newcastle on the 2nd-4th of August.
When: Fri 2 Aug 2013, 10:00am - 06:00pm Sat 3 Aug 2013, 10:00am - 06:00pm Sun 4 Aug 2013, 10:00am - 06:00pm
Where: Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Showground, Brown Road,

Newcastle Three days of Gourmet Food, Wine and Celebrity Chefs! Over 150 exhibitiors and leaders On Stage Daily - Celebrities from MY KITCHEN RULES and MASTERCHEF The Food And Wine Expo is an annual 3-Day event dedicated to Celebrity Chefs, Food & Wine, Cheese , Cocktails and everything Gourmet!. The show takes place for consecutive 3 days (Friday-Sunday) and houses more than 150 local and national exhibitors in the Food & Wine Industry.
These amazing exhibitors include all areas of the industry, including Wine Makers, Distributers, Gourmet Restaurants, Coffee, Chocolate, Candy & Tea. The Food And Wine Expo also brings you celebrity chefs, winemakers and producers - all who share their knowledge and recipes on Main Stage and the Appreciation Room over the three days.

Art Exhibit - Margo Humphries Solo Exhibition

Date: August 2013 2013

Venue: Goodness Me Organics, 617-621 Glebe Rd, Adamstown

Contact Details: 0411176089

The debut solo exhibition by local Newcastle artist, Margo Humphries, is being held next month at Goodness Me Organics, Adamstown from 1 to 31 August 2013. All artworks will be for sale. The exhibition compliments the cafe; which boasts tasty all day brekky, lunch, smoothies, sweet treats and more plus quality organic ingredients to deliver a great coffee experience every time. Goodness Me Organics is located at 617-621 Glebe Rd, Adamstown (Cnr Date St) & is open Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5.30pm. Sat 9am - 3pm. Parking available in nearby Date Street Carpark.

Margo was born in Taree & moved to Newcastle in 2003 when she was 23 years old. In 2009 Margo & her partner Matthew established their own business, Kasarn Designs, named after their daughter. From an early age Margo always enjoyed drawing & painting & has found it to be a form of meditation where she enters into another world & feels relaxed & focused. When Margo was only 12 she entered the Walkom-Manning Art Prize where she won the;Children of the Manning; Youth Award with;Wingham Brush.

 Margo taught herself to paint by studying books and other artists styles. Margo has developed her own style, painting many different subjects & experimenting with different techniques. Margo has experimented with different media, including watercolour & oil but prefers to work with acrylic. 

Margo is passionate about art & displaying her colourful abstract & landscape paintings. Margo's visual vocabulary has made her known for her painterly style & vibrant canvases. The energy in her works appears to be limitless & she loves creating works that you could stare at for hours. For Margo, the creative voyage along the way is equally significant as the outcome. Margo was selected as one of 10 artists for the Mattara Festival's Inaugural Outdoor Art Exhibition & her 'Look up in the Sky Tonight'; was draped over Newcastle Panthers in October 2011. 

10 buildings participated in the art trail. In 2012 Margo's T-Shirt Design, The Line Up, made the final 20 in Redbubbles SXSW T-shirt Competition for New York band The Big Sleep. Also last year Margo joined the Hunter Arts Network committee as their Social Media Guru & helps in promoting their quarterly Art Bazaars. Margo has also been involved in many community projects including the 2002 Peoplescape project & designing & creating street banners for Victoria Street in Taree in 1996.

Winter Carnivale @ Wallsend

Date: 11th August 2013

Venue: Wallsend Town, Newcastle NSW

Contact Details: Winter Carnivale @ Wallsend P.O.Box 218,Wallsend 2287 Em:
Winter Carnivale at Wallsend - The Biggest Event in the Western Suburbs of Newcastle On the second weekend in August, Wallsend Town celebrates the Winter Carnivale, a fun, family day where friends and visitors spend a fun, quality day out enjoying free entertainment, business special offers, market stalls and rides.
The event involves of over 400 people and 30 local community groups showcasing their products or services.With a Traditional Circus Theme, Circus Avalon wows the crowds with High Wire Trapeze, Roving Street Performers, Clowns and Circus Acts. Over 30,000 people enjoy the fun of the Winter Carnivale @ Wallsend.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Behind The Candelabra @ Tower Cinemas

GENoz is so pleased to present the exclusive premiere screening of BEHIND THE CANDELABRA, Based on the autobiographical novel about the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace (played by Michael Douglas) and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson (played by Matt Damon).

Tickets are only $8 at box office (normally $17). With Canapes supplied by Sala's Warner's Bay and wine and champagne supplied by Drayton's Family Wines from 5:30pm. Film starts at 6:30pm. 


IT'S WINTER ~ AND IT'S BACK! THE POPULAR ANNUAL SOUP! CONCERT RETURNS TO THE ROYAL EXCHANGE SALON THEATRE on Saturday 27th July ONE SHOW ONLY ~ starts at 8pm as usual there will be a varied selection of tasty treats in the pot this year as we tempt you out on a chilly winter eve to put a little heat in your seat and a big smile on your dial. And as usual .... expect the unexpected! this year's fare will include a variety of *dance *music *word *theatre *comedy general merriment, farce, and chaos ....right up our alley!! Tickets are just $20/$17 includes a free cup of soup and although you can get 'em at the door - because there's only ONE show - we suggest you BOOK EARLY to make sure you get a seat ...AND to make sure there's enough delicious home-made soup to go around Bookings on 4929 4969

Bush Tea Making Workshop

Date: 25th July 2013
Venue: Belmont Neighbourhood Centre
Contact Details:
Belmont Neighbourhood Centre is hosting a 'Bush Tea Making Workshop'. It will be held Thursday 25th July 2013 from 10am - 11:30am. The cost is $5 per person which includes cakes to accompany tea. Bookings are essential on 4947 0031 or

Newcastle Harbour Twilight Dinner Cruise

Date: 29 June - 31 December
Venue: Lee Wharf Pontoon
Contact Details: 
0400 381 787
Cruise, dine and dance aboard our new vessel ; The Princess ; whilst taking in the stunning back drop of Newcastle Harbour by night. Whether its for an intimate evening for two or a larger group we guarantee to provide an evening to remember.  Enjoy a 3 course meal accompanied by live entertainment with licensed bar available on board.  Departs Every Saturday Evening @ 7pm (Every Friday & Saturday Evening During the Christmas period) Adults $79 ; Concession $74 ; Child (up to 17yrs) $45 Boarding at Lee Wharf pontoon, No 5 Honeysuckle Drive, Lee Wharf Bookings Essential

Whale Watching Tours

Date: 29 June - 3 November
Venue: Lee Wharf Pontoon
Contact Details: 
NOVA Cruises 0400 381 787
NEWCASTLE WHALE WATCH CRUISE Join the experienced crew on board NOVA Cruises for an unforgettable 2.5 ; 3 hour ocean voyage and experience the amazing migration of over 15,000 Humpback whales. Chance to see huge pods of playful oceanic dolphins, sea birds, seals and much more.  Departs Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday @ 10am (June ; Early Nov & every day during School Holidays) Adults $60 ; Concession $55 ; Child (up to 17yrs) $35 Family Special 2 Adults 2 Children (up to 17yrs) $155 Free return stand-by cruise if no whales sighted *Terms and Conditions apply. Informative commentary & free Fact Sheets Complimentary morning or afternoon tea Licensed bar and snack food available INCLUDES BONUS HARBOUR AND OUTER BEACH CRUISE BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Bookings can be made online or over the phone.