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Gosford Central Community News - December 19, 2011 - Page 11
Volunteers needed for festival eats Ridge Festival organisers are calling for volunteers for the 2011 festival to be held over three days from December 29 until January 1.
Volunteers will earn a free ticket to the 2012 festival and will receive an invite to the staff party to be held in Syndey. The Packdown Crew would work seven half days restoring Glenworth Valley to its pre-festival beauty, while making new friends and enjoying evening entertainment each day. The Packdown Crew enjoy a full week of camping after the festival to relax and unwind after a madcap three days enjoying all the Festival has to offer. Those with a keen eye for style can join the Decor Crew and be an integral part of designing the feel of the festival. Join the Green Team and be an ambassador for sustainability, or for the stronger ones out there, why not consider being a part of the set up and construction crews and help build the
festival - one tee pee at a time. Peats Ridge is also on the lookout for Masterchefs to help feed the masses â€“ from dish pigs to those with culinary master skills, the Hospitality Crew will man the various kitchens throughout the festival site. Festival director Mr Matt Grant said volunteering for the Festival is not all hard work and sweat. â€œWith shifts at the Festival lasting only five to six hours each, there is still be plenty of time for volunteers to soak up the atmosphere and check out some great acts. â€œThey can even nominate when theyâ€™d like to do their shifts so they can plan around what they want to see over the three days.â€? Media Release, 5 Dec 2011 Amber Forrest-Bisley, Cardinal Spin
Henry Kendall Poetry Award
he Central Coast Poets Inc (CCPI) has announced the launch of its 2012 Henry Kendall Poetry Award.
This biennial competition is regarded by the literary world as one of Australiaâ€™s most prestigious poetry awards. It not only guarantees the winner $500 but also publication in the CCPIâ€™s anthology. The competition attracts entries from established
poets to humble first timers and is this year judged by one of Australiaâ€™s most respected poets, David Musgrave. The closing date is February 14. Email, 6 Dec 2011 Vic Jefferies, Central Coast Poets Inc
Sons of Alamo to play Big Day Out ormer Central Coast Grammar School student band Sons of Alamo will play at Sydneyâ€™s Big Day Out on Thursday, January 26, after they were named runners-up in the grand final of the 2011 My School Act Competition held on Sunday, December 11.
At the end of the My School Act competition, the band, made up of Rohan Fleming, Will Hunt, Bryce Gleeson and Jordan Fleming, was among the final five acts Australia-wide. The state winners got together in Sydney for a weekend of industry talks before the grand final. â€œWe had such a brilliant weekend hanging out with other bands and industry guys, learning about the business and getting lots of great advice, said band member Rohan Fleming. â€œThey picked us up from our houses, we stayed in a Sydney hotel over the weekend and played two songs in the grand final at the Metro Theatre on Sunday night. â€œIt would have been crazy to have won the final, the recording contract and everything but to get to play Big Day Out is awesome. â€œThe nerves havenâ€™t kicked in yet, but they will soon I guess.â€? They will be sharing the stage with a stellar line up of international talent including Soundgarden, Foster the People and Noel Gallagher. Media Release, 12 Dec 2011 Christine Hodgkinson, Central Coast Grammar School
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