7 November 2022

Things to do on the Coast and in the country in November

| Evelyn Karatzas
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Who do you think will be this year’s art prize winner? Photo: Whatsoneurobodalla.

Basil Sellers Art Prize 2022

When: Tuesday, 1 November, to Sunday, 20 November, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, corner Vulcan and Campbell streets, Moruya
How much: Free entry

It’s been running for 10 years, and now the Basil Sellers Art Prize is announcing its 2022 winner.

The nationwide competition this year had a major prize of $25,000. The Eurobodalla award of $5000 will continue to support local artists, and the People’s Choice winner will receive $500. The major prize-winning artwork will be given the chance to be placed in an extensive private art collection.

The Eurobodalla award is supported by Eurobodalla Shire Council and will be acquired and added to the council’s permanent art collection. Additionally, the Eurobodalla award-winning artist will have the opportunity for a solo exhibition in the Bas in 2023.

The 2022 finalists are: Ann Maree Clark, Ben Ryan, Bruce Whatley, Daniel Rivers, David Ramsland, Domenica Hoare, Evan Curtis, Fiona Ryan, Gillian Wilde, Grace Paleg, J Valenzuela Didi, Jane Millington, Judith Thomson, Karola Hay, Kelly Casey, Leanne Harrison Davies, Lucila Zentner, Margaret Dix, Michael Thomson, Nic Mason, Nina Volk, Peggy Zephyr, Robert Hollingworth, Robert Riggs, Sara Freeman, Simone Read, Steve Salo and Veronica Colvin.

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Follow the yellow brick road this November as the Civic Theatre teleports you to the Emerald City. Photo: Civic Theatre.

The Wizard of OZ

When: Tuesday, 8 November, 12 pm and 6:30 pm
Where: Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, Burns Way (off Tarcutta St), Wagga Wagga
How much: Tickets from $12, and can be purchased here

Follow the yellow brick road this November and join Dorothy and Toto on a journey to find the Wizard of Oz in the Emerald City.

After being stuck in a cyclone, they must escape, as Dorothy realises there’s no place like home. Be prepared, though, as there’ll be lions and tigers and bears. Oh my!

This musical adaptation of the classic film The Wizard of Oz will be performed by students of Sacred Heart Kooringal Primary.

Queen Forever on stage

Queen Forever is performing on Thursday 10 November. Photo: Canberra Southern Cross Club.

Queen Forever

When: Thursday, 10 November, 8 – 10 pm
Where: Goulburn Performing Arts Centre, 168 Auburn Street
How much: Tickets from $68, and can be purchased here

The essence of Queen is captured perfectly by Queen Forever, fronted by a stunning portrayal of Freddie Mercury by the popular Gareth Hill.

Combined with Brian May’s unique guitar solos performed superbly by Scott Bastian, rich-sounding rock harmonies and authentic costumes, this highly entertaining stage show with state-of-the-art sound and lighting production promises to blow you away.

Queen Forever, who were established in Melbourne in 2006, will perform Queen’s biggest hits: Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Radio GaGa, We Will Rock You, We Are the Champions, You’re My Best Friend, Another One Bites the Dust, Fat Bottomed Girls, Don’t Stop Me Now, Somebody to Love, Killer Queen, and of course, Bohemian Rhapsody.

This event claims to be the closest you’ll get to Queen, and will include a two-course meal before the show.

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It’s strawberry season, and we have the sweetest event to suit the occasion. Photo: Visit Wagga.

Strawberries and Cream Festival

When: Saturday, 12 November, 4 – 8 pm
Where: Bidgee Strawberries and Cream, Billagha Street, Wagga Wagga
How much: Tickets from $8, and can be purchased here

A dedicated fruit festival – the Strawberries and Cream Festival – is coming to Wagga Wagga this November, which will mark the start of the fifth strawberry season for Bidgee Strawberries and Cream.

It will feature strawberries-and-cream gin to try, strawberry-themed desserts, strawberry ice cream and sorbet, coffee, tea, milkshakes and hot drinks.

There will also be honey tasting, tasty fare from The Food Wagon, a sausage sizzle from the Sunrise Rotary Club and plenty of kids’ entertainment, including a jumping castle, large yard games, and strawberry picking.

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Come and see the first of the Yass Valley’s Twilight Festival. Photo: Yass Valley.

Binalong Twilight Festival

When: Saturday, 12 November, 4 to 9 pm
Where: 15 Queen Street, Binalong
How much: Tickets from $50, and can be purchased here

Launching this year is the Binalong Twilight Festival- an event filled with live music, poetry and delicious food.

People can expect an intimate festival experience like no other, with a line-up of regional musicians and poets set to perform and bring the community together, and guests are invited to bring their own chairs and rugs for a picnic.

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The National Capital Orchestra is performing in Queanbeyan this month. Photo: QPRC.

The National Capital Orchestra – Brahms

When: Sunday, 13 November, 3 pm
Where: The Q Theatre Queanbeyan
How much: Tickets are from $25, and can be purchased here

The National Capital Orchestra, under the baton of music director Louis Sharpe, will present its final concert for the year, starting with a “mystery overture” by a highly talented German composer who was a contemporary of Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms.

They will then be joined by talented soloist Teresa Rabe for the Canberra premiere of the flute concerto Night and Now by Elena Kats-Chernin. Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 will conclude the program.

red vintage car

The Crank it Up event will also host the Tyre Torque Show n Shine car show. Photo: Crank it Up Batemans Bay, Facebook.

Crank it Up Batemans Bay

When: Friday to Sunday, 18-20 November, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Clyde St, Batemans Bay
How much: Free entry

A three-day, jam-packed rock ‘n’ roll event is coming to Batemans Bay this November.

Held by the Batemans Bay Rock n Rollers in partnership with the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, it will feature seven free rock ‘n’ roll, rockabilly and jump swing bands that are local and from Melbourne and Sydney. They will perform across two stages.

There will also be two highlight performances on Friday and Saturday nights (ticketed).

Other attractions are hot-rod, classic car, custom car and bike displays as part of the Tyre Torque Show n Shine car show, retro and vintage market stalls, dance workshops, jumping castles, face painting, buskers and plenty of local food.

Chloe Kay and The Crusade

Chloe Kay and The Crusade take to the stage on day three of the Australian Blues Music Festival. Photo: Australian Blues Music Festival.

Australian Blues Music Festival

When: Friday, 18 November, 5 pm – 11 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 19-20 November, 10 am to 10 pm
Where: Auburn Street, Goulburn
How much: Free entry

The Australian Blues Music Festival is back from 18-20 November to celebrate its 25th year. Across the three days, there will be performances by 30 talented blues acts that will perform across multiple venues around Goulburn, including the Goulburn Railway Bowling Club and the Goulburn Workers Club.

The line-up includes local and interstate acts featuring well-known stars in the blues genre, including Owen Campbell and the Cosmic People, Sultana Southwell and Roulette and the SunBears. Minnie Marks, the Marvellous Hearts and Chloe Kay and The Crusade will also be making an appearance.

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Mark and Warwick Burrows were in the lead truck for the 2021 Convoy for Kids Goulburn mystery drive. Photo: Colin Imms.

Convoy for Kids Goulburn

When: Saturday, 19 November, 12 – 9 pm
Where: Goulburn Recreation Centre, 45 Braidwood Road, Goulburn
How much: Free entry for kids under 18; tickets can be purchased upon entry.

One of Goulburn’s leading children’s charity organisations, Convoy for Kids, is aiming to break records, with more than 285 trucks and other vehicles expected to participate in its carnival day this November.

This year’s event promises free entry for all kids under 18, which includes unlimited access to all the carnival rides, as well as free face painting, live performances, belly-dancing groups, bingo competitions and market stalls coming from all around Canberra and Sydney.

With plenty of prizes up for grabs, a meet-and-greet session with Bluey and Bingo and 5000 people expected to attend, this event is one you won’t want to miss.

Magician Cosentino

If you like magic, you’ll love Cosentino’s 90-minute show Deception. Photo: Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre.


When: Tuesday, 22 November, 7:30 pm and Wednesday, 23 November, 7:30 pm
Where: Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, Burns Way (off Tarcutta St), Wagga Wagga
How much: Tickets from $70, and can be purchased here

Australia’s most successful magician, illusionist and escape artist, Cosentino, is coming to the Civic Theatre this November.

He is the first Australian magician to have his own TV shows and has written, produced and starred in nine highly successful prime-time specials, which have now been broadcast in more than 40 countries and seen by more than 500 million people.

The 2011 Australia’s Got Talent runner-up, and now children’s book author (who has performed all around the world, including New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Macau and across South-East Asia), will be putting on a show that’s not to be missed.

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Sunset Sessions. Image: Humanitix.

The Sunset Sessions

When: Saturday, 26 November, 3 to 6 pm
Where: Quondola Street, Pambula
How much: Tickets from $10, and can be purchased here

Sam’s Caravan, the mobile live-event production house, is presenting two stunning local bands performing at the end of this month.

Come and enjoy Benji and the Saltwater Sound System perform and showcase some of their best hits, which combine Pacific flavours with sounds of the Australian Pacific coast, and The Robyn Martin Band as they wow crowds with their distinctly Australian grungy, angst-rock music.

Benji and the Saltwater Sound System consists of Ben Fowler on lead vocals and guitar, David Ross Macdonald on drums, George Bishop on percussion and backing vocals, Robyn Martin on bass and backing vocals, Jonathon Dallimore on electric guitar, Mick Elderfield on tenor sax and Nick Garbett on trumpet.

The Robyn Martin Band consists of Robyn Martin on lead vocals and electric guitar, David Ross Macdonald on drums and backing vocals, Sam Martin on bass and backing vocals, Nick Keeling on electric keys, backing vocals, banjo and trombone, Mick Elderfield on tenor Sax and Nick Garbett on trumpet.

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A Celtic Christmas is coming to Queanbeyan. Photo: QPRC.

A Celtic Christmas

When: Sunday, 27 November, 7:30 pm
Where: Bicentennial Hall, Queanbeyan
How much: Tickets from $44.90, and can be purchased here

Following a successful sellout tour of A Taste of Ireland in 2021, Queanbeyan brings you A Celtic Christmas in 2022.

Come and witness two star-crossed lovers twirl beneath the mistletoe in a special performance featuring award-winning Irish musicians, some of the world’s best Irish dancers and plenty of traditional tunes, heartfelt ballads, carols and red-hot rhythms to get you into the Christmas spirit.

This performance, choreographed and produced by multiple national champion and star of Gaelforce Dance & Rhythms of Ireland, Brent Pace, and world champion and Lord of the Dance lead soloist Ceili Moore, A Celtic Christmas is something you won’t want to miss this festive season.

car show

Come and see all the amazing cars on show this month in Goulburn. Photo: Goulburn Car & Motorcycle Show.

Goulburn Car & Motorcycle Show

When: Saturday, 26 November, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Wakefield Park, 4770 Braidwood Rd, Tirrannaville
How much: Gold coin donation

The sixth annual Goulburn Car & Motorcycle Show is coming to Wakefield Park Raceway this November.

Supported by the Rotary Club of Goulburn, this event will feature 33 judged categories, and aims to have more than 150 entrants. With plenty of food, beverages and cars to see, this day is one sure to impress, especially if you’re a fan of cars.

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