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DECEMBER JANUARY FEBURARY

2013 - 2014

CULTURAL guide


CALENDAR

summer 2013-2014

DATE EVENT PG

december

Friday 6 Twilight by the Lagoon 3

Kirstie Rea: Of Nature, Nurture and Need launch

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The Antipodean Steampunk Show launch

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Perspectives: Jon Cattapan and eX de Medici launch

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Saturday 7

Steampunk Lampworking demonstration

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Wagga Wagga Potters Club: Concepts in Clay opens

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Tuesday 10

Friday 13 People and Place: Fitzmaurice and Baylis Streets, Wagga Wagga opens 12 Saturday 14 ArtBlast! 17

People and Place: Public Lecture and Exhibition Tour

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Saturday 20

Andrew Totman: The Act of the Mark opens

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Monday 23

Wagga Wagga Potters Club: Concepts in Clay closes

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Sunday 5

The Antipodean Steampunk Show closes

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january Tuesday 7

Wednesday 8 Saturday 11

2014 Edge of Elegance opens

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Big Book Screen Scene – Small Soldiers

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Margo Lewers: Mosaics and Related Works opens

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Family Fun Day: Kites 17 Sunday 12

Tuesday 14

Kirstie Rea: Of Nature, Nurture and Need closes

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Scientwists – Twisted Science Show

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Thursday 16 Warped Memories 8 Friday 17 Warped Memories 8 Saturday 18

Nick Mount: The Fabric of Work opens

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Sunday 19

Book Club Strays and Waifs Meeting

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2014 Edge of Elegance closes

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Wednesday 22

Big Book Screen Scene – Honey I Shrunk the Kids

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february Sunday 2

Perspectives: Jon Cattapan and eX de Medici closes

Sunday 9

Andrew Totman: The Act of the Mark closes

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National Apology Day Commemoration

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Friday 7 Twilight by the Lagoon 3 Thursday 13 Friday 14

The Big Book Club - Library Lover’s Day

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Margo Lewers: Mosaics and Related Works launch

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Nick Mount: The Fabric of Work launch

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Saturday 15 Mosaic Workshop 20 Saturday 22 ArtBlast! 17

CONTENTS MAKE THE MOST OF OUR CITY

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EVENTS 02 SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 05 EXHIBITIONS 09 CHILDREN & FAMILY 16 ARTS 19 CHRISTMAS 22

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make the most of our city! Summer has arrived once more and Wagga Wagga City Council has a great many cultural experiences on offer to keep you entertained (and out of the heat!) this festive season.

For air-conditioned comfort during the school holidays don’t forget the Art Gallery, Museum and Library have free entry and much to entertain the entire family, and your visitors, over the summer period. As always, there is an array of school holiday programs on offer from the Library, Museum and Art Gallery. Our Twilight by the Lagoon Concert Series takes place in the beautiful surrounds of the Wollundry Lagoon Amphitheatre. This year the series showcases great local and visiting talent with performances from Groove Factorie, Bidgee Blues and

special guest Rhonda Burchmore with the Australian Army Band Kapooka performing at the exciting Twilight finale. With Christmas just around the corner you may be looking for a gift with a difference this year – the Art Gallery shop has an array of unique gifts, or why not consider a gift voucher to one of the fantastic shows in the 2014 Season from our Civic Theatre? Please enjoy all that our city has to offer this summer – and I wish you all a Very Wagga Christmas!

Cr Rod Kendall Mayor of Wagga Wagga

COVER IMAGE: A significant object in the collection of the Museum of the Riverina, Wagga Wagga is the Cook’s Galley, a mobile kitchen used to prepare food to feed the chaff cutting team owned and run by the Fife family during the 1930s and 1940s. For further information visit www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/museum/collections/highlights/cooks-galley. Wagga Wagga City Council acknowledges the Wiradjuri people as the Traditional Custodians of the Land, and pays its respects to the Elders both past and present.

Wagga Wagga City Council gratefully acknowledges the following supporters: 4


all the latest info on our

EVENTS

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EVENTS

TWILIGHT BY THE LAGOON The Civic Theatre is proud to co-ordinate the Twilight by the Lagoon Concert Series. Join us as we enjoy the beauty of Summer Evenings by the Lagoon. Bring a picnic to the smaller concerts and remember that there will be a variety of food vendors at the Twilight Finale.

NATIONAL APOLOGY DAY 2014 You are invited to take part in commemorating National Apology Day 2014, with an Official Ceremony, followed by cultural tours of the Riverside Precinct. After an Indigenousinspired lunch sit back and enjoy an Indigenous movie. Wagga City Council acknowledges the assistance of Black Screen, an initiative of the National Film & Sound Archive.

WHERE:

Wollundry Lagoon Amphitheatre

WHEN:

Friday 6 December 2013, 7pm Groove Factorie by the Lagoon Friday 7 February 2014, 7pm Bidgee Blues by the Lagoon Friday 7 March 2014, 7pm Twilight Finale featuring Australian Army Band Kapooka & guest Rhonda Burchmore

FREE EVENT!

In the event of bad weather this event will be cancelled.

WHERE:

Civic Centre, Cnr Baylis & Morrow Streets

WHEN:

Thursday 13 February 2014, 10am - 5pm

FREE ENTRY! RSVP:

Aboriginal Youth and Community Development Officer on (02) 6926 9358

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EVENTS

BOOK CLUBS Would you like to join a book club, or to start one of your own? Drop in to the library to learn how or attend our Strays and Waifs meeting where, new clubs will be formed, or where you can recruit new members for your existing club. Book club membership $400 per club per year.

THE BIG BOOK CLUB - A LIBRARY LOVER’S DAY EVENT Celebrate Library Lover’s Day on February 14th, by joining us for the launch of Wagga Wagga City Library’s inaugural Big Book Club. Come along and discover how to get involved in the Big Book Club. Your library card will guarantee access to Mark Dapin’s ‘Spirit House’, the 2014 Big Book Club novel.

WHERE:

Wagga Wagga City Library Children’s Area

WHEN: Monday 20 January 2014, 6pm

RSVP:

(02) 6926 9700 or wcl@wagga.nsw.gov.au

MORE INFO?

www.rrl.nsw.gov.au/book-club.html

WHERE:

Wagga Wagga City Library

WHEN:

Friday 14 February 2014, 6pm

FREE ENTRY! RSVP:

(02) 6926 9700 or wcl@wagga.nsw.gov.au

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summer school

HOLIDAYS 8


SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

SUMMER READING CLUB: JOIN THE INVESTIGATION! Put on your detective cap this summer! Hunt down clues and become a master of disguise, with some of your favourite authors.

I’M WITH THE BANNED Why not start reading books that have been banned in times of yore, or considered controversial, such as The Chocolate War or The Lorax?

Visit the library to receive a FREE reading kit packed full of goodies. Every time you borrow, you can enter the draw to win 10 movie tickets!

Pick up a booklet to discover whether you’re already in the Banned or whether you need to join...Enter the draw for a chance to win an EB Games voucher!

For library members of primary school age.

For library members aged 12-25.

WHERE:

WHERE:

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FREE PROGRAM!

FREE PROGRAM!

Prize drawn Saturday 1 February 2014

Prize drawn Saturday 1 February 2014

Wagga Wagga City Library Monday 2 December 2013 - Friday 31 January 2014

Wagga Wagga City Library Monday 2 December 2013 - Friday 31 January 2014

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SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

SCIENTWISTS -TWISTED SCIENCE SHOW The Scientwists Twisted Science Show, is packed with amazing science demonstrations with a WOW factor, designed to engage young people. With just the right mix of fun, noise, explosions and scientific explanations, enjoy holiday entertainment and fun at the Wagga Wagga City Library!

BIG BOOK SCREEN SCENE Children and parents are invited to watch some great movies on the big screen in a welcoming and safe environment. You are welcome to bring yummy snacks and a snuggly pillow. Warning: Some movie scenes may scare very young children.

WHERE: WHERE:

Wagga Wagga City Library

WHEN:

Tuesday 14 January 2014, 11am -12noon

COST: $5

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: (02) 6926 9700 or wcl@wagga.nsw.gov.au

Wagga Wagga City Library

WHEN:

Wednesday 8 January 2014, 10:30am Small Soldiers (PG) (110 minutes) Wednesday 22 January 2014, 10:30am Honey I Shrunk the Kids (PG) (93 minutes)

FREE EVENT! BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: (02) 6926 9700 or wcl@wagga.nsw.gov.au

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SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

WARPED MEMORIES

LIBRARY LEGOLAND

Join local artist Jacob Raupach at the Museum of the Riverina, for a two day workshop discovering the energy of photography in the digital world. Breathe new life into forgotten objects, while exploring colours, shapes and textures and experiment with digital manipulation. Project the past into the future and see your artwork light up the city!

Is there anything you can’t make with LEGO? Come to the library and find out what your imagination and hundreds of little coloured bricks can come up with. Simply drop in during the Legoland opening hours to make a creation. Children must be aged 5 or older and must be supervised at all times.

This two day workshop is targeted at 14-17 year olds.

WHERE:

Museum of the Riverina Botanic Gardens site

WHEN:

WHERE:

COST: $15 BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL:

WHEN:

Thursday 16 & Friday 17 January 2014, 10am - 3pm

Places are strictly limited phone 6926 9356 to secure your spot

Wagga Wagga City Library Community Learning Space Thursday 16th January 2013, 10am – 4pm

FREE EVENT!

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EXHIBITIONS

ON SHOW IN THE LIBRARY

ABOVE: Grey Headed Flying Fox: Illustrated by Andrew Howells © Australian Museum.

The Wagga Wagga City Library supports various community groups and arts associations, by providing display space within the library. In the coming months, you can look forward to displays from Wagga Wagga Potter’s Club Inc (December), Riverina Millinery (January) and the Family History Society (February).

MUSEUM IN A BOX: NIGHT AND DAY

WHERE:

WHERE:

WHEN:

WHEN:

Wagga Wagga City Library December 2013 - February 2014

FREE ENTRY!

Designed to appeal to children’s fascination with creatures that they might find or hear in their environment, the Night and Day Museum in a Box from The Australian Museum includes a variety of real specimens, insects embedded in resin, finger puppets, handmade kingfisher and bat wings, puzzles and books.

Kidzone at the Museum of the Riverina Botanic Gardens site On exhibition until Friday 24 January 2014

FREE ENTRY!

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EXHIBITIONS

ABOVE: Kirstie Rea Paddocks 2013, glass, rakes (detail), Photo: David Paterson.

KIRSTIE REA: OF NATURE, NURTURE AND NEED One of Australia’s most acclaimed glass artists, Kirstie Rea, is renowned for her kilnformed glass wall panels and sculptures. Her recent works epitomise the classic elements of Australian contemporary glass: the seductive surfaces created by cold-working and; the connection with the Australian natural landscape, in its purest and simplest form.

WHERE:

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

WHEN:

Launch: Friday 6 December 2013, 6pm - 8pm Open: Saturday 26 October 2013 - Sunday 12 January 2014

FREE ENTRY!

ABOVE: Russell Anderson, Tea bag jiggler 5, 199394. Found objects, clock parts and steel.Photo: Rod Buchholz.

THE ANTIPODEAN STEAMPUNK SHOW Contemporary technology and Victorian styling, collide in spectacular fashion in The Antipodean Steampunk Show! If today’s technology had been introduced in the nineteenth century, what would the world look like?

WHERE:

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

WHEN:

Launch: Friday 6 December 2013, 6pm-8pm Open: Saturday 9 November 2013 – Sunday 5 January 2014

FREE ENTRY!

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EXHIBITIONS

ABOVE: Jon Cattapan Waiting at H – Pod, Dili 2008, oil and coloured pencil on paper.

ABOVE: Baylis Street c.1980s

PERSPECTIVES: JON CATTAPAN AND EX DE MEDICI

PEOPLE AND PLACE: FITZMAURICE AND BAYLIS STREETS, WAGGA WAGGA

Perspectives presents the insights of two contemporary artists responding to the subject of peacekeeping. Commissioned by the Australian War Memorial, Jon Cattapan travelled to Timor– Leste and eX de Medici to the Solomons. There, each created a series of work that reveals their personal visions and artistic styles.

Explore the many fascinating layers of history to be found in Fitzmaurice and Baylis Streets with recorded memories, photographs and objects relating to the businesses carried out there and the people who lived and worked in the area.

WHERE:

WHERE:

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

WHEN:

Launch: Friday 6 December 2013, 6pm - 8pm Open: Saturday 30 November 2013 Sunday 2 February 2014

FREE ENTRY!

Museum of the Riverina Historic Council Chambers site

WHEN:

Friday 13 December 2013 - Sunday 30 March 2014

FREE ENTRY!

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EXHIBITIONS

ABOVE: A Totman Signal, 2013 two plate mezzotint (detail).

ANDREW TOTMAN: THE ACT OF THE MARK Join master printmaker Andrew Totman as he takes you through his career both here and overseas, and demonstrates the techniques he uses in his art. Working back and forth between paintings and prints, Andrew’s most recent images have come about from the use of markmaking.

WHERE:

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

WHEN:

Open: Friday 20 December 2013 - Sunday 16 February 2014

ABOVE: Margo Lewers supervising installation of Expansion – Mosaic mural for the Canberra Rex Hotel, 1960.

MARGO LEWERS: MOSAICS AND RELATED WORKS Margo Lewers was one of Australia’s most prominent and ground-breaking abstract artists. This exhibition traces the evolution of her mosaic work, with a focus on the preparation, installation and restoration of one of her most important pieces, Expansion, housed in the Canberra Rex Hotel.

WHERE:

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

WHEN:

Closing event: Friday 14 February 2014, 6pm - 8pm

Launch: Friday 14 February 2014, 6pm - 8pm Open: Saturday 11 January 2014 Sunday 9 March 2014

FREE ENTRY!

FREE ENTRY!

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EXHIBITIONS

ABOVE: Nick Mount Reclining Bob #SB050512 2012, blown glass, cut and polished, assembled.

ABOVE: Trooper Edward ‘Ted’ Hardwick of the 6th Light Horse Regiment, Hardwick Family Collection.

NICK MOUNT: THE FABRIC OF WORK

FROM BARBED WIRE TO BOUNDARY FENCES: THE SOLDIER SETTLERS OF TARCUTTA AND WANTABADGERY (19171949)

Nick Mount is one of Australia’s most accomplished and celebrated studio glass artists, at the forefront of innovation in this field since the early 1970s. Nick Mount: The Fabric of Work, features a new series of sculptural assemblages showing a wide range of scale and character and combining a respect for traditional Venetian glassmaking techniques, with a wry Australian wit.

New objects now on display tell the stories of Trooper Edward ‘Ted’ Hardwick, who served with the 6th Light Horse Regiment at Gallipoli, and Sergeant William ‘Bill’ White, who escaped an Italian POW camp in 1943.

WHERE:

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

WHEN:

Launch: Friday 14 February 2014, 6pm - 8pm Open: Saturday 18 January 2014 Sunday 23 March 2014

FREE ENTRY!

WHERE:

Museum of the Riverina’s Historic Council Chambers site

WHEN:

On exhibition now

FREE ENTRY!

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E3 ART SPACE

WAGGA WAGGA POTTERS CLUB: CONCEPTS IN CLAY Take a dollop of experience, a soupçon of imagination, immerse in clay, bake slowly. Result, an exhibition celebrating the artists’ vision and the timelessness of pottery.

ABOVE: Jo-anne Rolfe at Vintage Designs.

2014 EDGE OF ELEGANCE Presenting recent works created by members of the Riverina Millinery Association Inc, in conjunction with the 2014 International Millinery Forum. Encompassing a variety of different styles ranging from race wear to bridal pieces, each work is unique and displays each individual milliner’s interpretation of fashion trends and of the world around them.

WHERE:

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery E3 art space

WHEN:

Launch: Friday 13 December 2013, 6pm - 8pm Open: Thursday 12 December 2013 Sunday 22 December 2013

FREE ENTRY!

WHERE:

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery E3 art space

WHEN:

Open: Thursday 9 January - Sunday 19 January 2014

FREE ENTRY!

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for the little ones...

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CHILDREN & FAMILY

ARTBLAST!

FAMILY FUN DAY: KITES

ArtBlast! provides a deeper access to the current exhibitions and the collections, by hosting workshops that utilise the exhibitions to inspire.

Bring the family to enjoy the age-old tradition of making and decorating your own kite. Try flying your zippy creation right on the spot, before enjoying your kite for the rest of the Summer!

For the December workshop, the theme is Altered Collage; and in February, learn to make your own Paper Mosaics!

WHERE:

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

WHEN:

Saturday 14 December 2013, 1:30pm - 4pm Saturday 22 February 2014, 1:30pm 4pm

COST:

$20.00 ($15.00 for each subsequent child from the same family)

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: (02) 6926 9660 or gallery@wagga.nsw.gov.au

WHERE:

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

WHEN:

Saturday 11 January 2014, 10am - 2pm

FREE EVENT!

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CHILDREN & FAMILY

Above: This summer entertain and educate the young people in your life.

Above: Exploration + Imagination = Fun Holiday Learning.

KIDZONE @ THE MUSEUM OF THE RIVERINA

KIDZTRACK @ THE MUSEUM OF THE RIVERINA

Kidzone is the Museum’s dedicated hands-on children’s learning space. If you’re looking for something for the kids over the summer holidays, that’s both fun and educational, come and enjoy the air-conditioned comfort of Kidzone and take a learning trip around our city and region’s history together.

Kidztrack is a way for families with children, aged 5-12, to explore the Museum and discover stories about Wagga. Introduce your children to Wagga history, through this interactive self-guided activity sheet. The track will lead them to Kidzone, and each child will receive a prize for completing.

WHERE:

WHERE:

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FREE ENTRY!

FREE ENTRY!

Museum of the Riverina Botanic Gardens site On exhibition now

Museum of the Riverina Botanic Gardens site On exhibition now 21


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ARTS?

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ARTS

STEAMPUNK LAMPWORKING A funfilled day of Steampunk inspired lampworking. Join Christian Arnold and Laurie Young as they demonstrate the Victorian method of lampworking glass. Be in awe of the space/ time combobulator that glows in your hand!

MOSAIC WORKSHOP Beautiful and colourful mosaics are always certain to appeal to the eye. Join in this adult workshop and gain hands-on experience in planning and creating your very own mosaic.

WHERE:

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

WHEN: WHERE:

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

WHEN:

Saturday 7 December 2013, 10am - 5pm

FREE ENTRY!

Saturday 15 February 2014, 10am - 4pm

COST:

$60.00

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: (02) 6926 9660 or gallery@wagga.nsw.gov.au

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ARTS

RELAXING SUMMER READS Whatever type of reading you enjoy, our Relaxing Summer Reads booklet can help you to find the right books to while away the long Summer days. Thanks to the Civic Theatre, your holiday reading will also give you the chance to win a 2014 subscription to the theatre.

Above: A steam traction engine makes an appearance in Fitzmaurice Street, believed to be moving building from the old hospital on Tarcutta Street c.1910.

PEOPLE AND PLACE: PUBLIC LECTURE AND EXHIBITION TOUR Join People and Place Curator and Historian, Dr. Nancy Blacklow from Charles Sturt University, as she reveals some of the curious stories and memories woven into the heart of the city. This is a free programme and will include a tour of the exhibition.

WHERE:

Museum of the Riverina Historic Council Chambers site

WHERE:

WHEN:

WHEN:

FREE EVENT! BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL:

Wagga Wagga City Library 2nd December 2013 - 31st January 2014

FREE PROGRAM! Prize drawn Saturday 1 February 2014

Saturday 14 December 2013, 11am - 12:15pm

(02) 6926 9655 or museum@wagga.nsw.gov.au

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LIKE CHRISTMAS

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CHRISTMAS 2013

THEATRE IS THE PERFECT GIFT Choose cultural and creative gifts for your friends and family this Christmas and you yourself will enjoy supporting the performing arts. A gift certificate gives your loved ones the flexibility to choose from the exciting 2014 Season. Or perhaps you can buy a gift for yourself? By subscribing, you have the opportunity to secure the best seats, to book now and pay later, to receive discounts on all season tickets and to enjoy postshow suppers on opening nights. Catch up regularly with family and friends and share the experience of the theatre. Gift certificates can be purchased from the Civic Theatre Box Office.

GIFTS WITH A DIFFERENCE AT THE GALLERY Wagga Wagga Art Gallery Shop is the perfect place for gifts with a difference. You will find original handcrafted giftware, beautiful cards, and unique artwork by skilled artisans. The shop also specialises in Australian art glass, from paperweights to spectacular vases. Immerse yourself in one of the Gallery’s specialist art books or publications. Call in and discover all the wonderful gift options! 26


CHRISTMAS 2013

FOOD FOR FINES Help yourself while helping others this festive season. This December and January the library will accept donations of any non-perishable food as payment of overdue fines. Just take your contribution to the library loans desk. The food will be distributed to those in need, by the Salvation Army. Expired food items will not be accepted however all other donations will kindly be accepted.

A VERY WAGGA CHRISTMAS The City of Wagga Wagga has much to celebrate and the strong community spirit that attracts people to the city to live or visit, is no more obvious than at Christmas. The sense of fun and festivity, mingled with personal beliefs, bring each of us a very special meaning of Christmas. “A Very Wagga Christmas� is a celebration of the many great ways the community enjoys the festive season.

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Wagga Wagga City Library December 2013 - January 2014

City of Wagga Wagga December 2013

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Museum of the Riverina Botanic Gardens site

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Summer Cultural Guide 2013-2014