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Gosford Central Community News - December 19, 2011 - Page 13

Chambers to play at Gulgong

Jess Green discovered

ountry music crooner Bill Chambers of Kariong will lead an impressive list of Central Coast artists at the Gulgong Folk Festival next month.


He will be joined by folkpop trio Racz and Waters and the rockabilly sounds of Summerland Kings in a stellar line- up of country, rock, folk, blues and roots performers. The Festival is a threeday event, held in the historic goldmining town of Gulgong in the Mudgee Region. The Region is wellknown for its great food and award-winning wineries, as well as an emerging music destination. Recent highly soughtafter performers include Cold Chisel, Suzi Quatro, James Reyne, Kate MillerHeidke and even The Wiggles.

With acts coming from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane and as far afield as Canada and Glasgow, Festival organiser and musician Richard Lawson said he has gone to great lengths to ensure a diverse, action-packed program for the event. In its 26th year, the upcoming Festival has embraced social media, with Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and a blog dedicated to sharing information about the Festival and interacting with fans. This, combined with edgy, young performers, will help the Festival appeal to all generations.

Folk acts are increasingly taking on mainstream music charts and event organisers are embracing this trend. The 2012 Festival lineup features an extensive list of artists, ranging from country music headliners Anne Kirkpatrick and Allan Caswell to Blues artist Big Erle and guitar virtuoso Daniel Champagne. Music performances will be held on stages across Gulgong, as well as Irish dancing, street theatre, bush craft, instrumentmaking workshops, poets’ breakfasts and markets. Media Release, 14 Dec 2011 Louise McLean, Odyssey Marketing Solutions

Children’s film night children’s film night, promoting harmony and diversity, was held on Friday, December 9, at The Hub, Erina Fair.


Hosted by Gosford Council Youth Services and the Northern Settlement Services’ Central Coast Multicultural Family Support Program, the event followed the successful Film Global nights held over the past few years that celebrated a different culture each month.

Film nights held previously showcased Mexican, African, Italian, Indian, Turkish, Chilean, Chinese, Greek, African, French and Iranian-Persian cultures and saw an overwhelming response. Animated film Rio (2011), directed by Carlos Saldanha, has been a recent

family favourite that follows Blu, a domesticated Macaw from small-town Minnesota taking off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with this bird of his dreams. Media Release, 8 Dec 2011 Gosford Council Media

a selection of gifts that we have wrapped and placed under the tree,” she continued. Rod Dibley from The Salvation Army on the Central Coast said that every act of generosity was gratefully received by the people who frequented the Salvo’s refuges and facilities. “We have an established relationship with the Palmdale Group and enjoy their support on a number of levels. “This campaign is special to us because it allows the members of the community


he Sea FM Discovered winner for 2011 has been announced, with Jess Green impressing the crowd and the judges on Grand Final night to take out the top prize.

Jess also topped the voting for the People’s Choice Award after great performances during the heats and grand final. Judges awarded second place to Karise Higgins and third place to Bradley Quaife. In a spectacular night of entertainment at The Hub, the audience and judges were amazed by the talent of some our local singers and songwriters. Sea FM Discovered offers young aspiring

singer-songwriters-talented vocalists between the ages of 12 and 25 years the opportunity to share in $10,000 in prizes to help kick-start their career. Coordinator of The Hub Mr Steve Knee said this year’s competition unearthed some of the region’s most talented musicians. “Everyone who entered this year gave 110 per cent, and put on some really great performances; the talent was outstanding.

“This competition would not have been possible without our many great supporters and sponsors who have worked so hard in making Discovered such a success. “We have had great interest from the public and are excited about discovering more local performers in 2012,” said Mr Knee. Media Release, 14 Dec 2011 Gosford Council Media

eats Ridge Festival in Glenworth Valley is taking a major step forward by being the first Australian Festival to stream in entirety on the web.


he Palmdale Group are holding a local gift appeal to add festive cheer to the lives of those who will do it tough over Christmas and are asking for community support to aid them in their efforts.

“Simply drop off a wrapped gift with a tag, noting the appropriate gender and age bracket of the recipient, and we will deliver all of the packages to the Salvation Army to distribute locally in time for Christmas,” said the Palmdale Group community liaison officer Ms Lee Caddis. “It doesn’t have to be too expensive, but something new that will bring a smile to the recipient’s face on Christmas morning. “The staff and management have kicked off the campaign with

Mary Dyson from the Department of Education, Gina Jeffreys, Karise Higgins, Jess Green, Rod McCormack of RMP-The Music Cellar Studios, Bradley Quaife, Danny of Macron Music and Erin Corbett

Peats Ridge Festival on YouTube

Palmdale gift appeal


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who visit Palmdale to join with us in spreading a little goodwill,” said Rod. To contribute to the appeal and help make someone else’s Christmas merry, just drop a shoebox sized gift-wrapped present to reception at Palmdale Lawn Cemetery and Memorial Park at Ourimbah or Greenway Chapel and Memorial Gardens at Green Point. Media Release, 2 Dec 2011 Katey Small, Brilliant Logic

All the live action from the festival will be streamed on YouTube over the three days. “Working with our partners Unseen TV we’ll have cameras all over the Festival, recording the music, the arts and all of the amazing performers, people and highlights of our unique event right up until the New Year,” said the Peats Ridge team. “It’s a huge feat and we’re really looking forward to seeing it all from the camera’s eye. “Even better, you’ll be able to watch edits from the Stream on our YouTube channel, long after the Festival has finished.” Newsletter, 15 Dec 2011 Peats Ridge Festival team

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