Medicinal marijuana and gut microbes on the menu

Science at the Local

Community science series Science at the Local is back for a second event in Lithgow on Sunday, November 3 from 2.30pm at Lithgow Workies. The event is free and all are welcome.
Professor Iain McGregor from at the University of Sydney will be speaking about research into the therapeutic potential of medicinal cannabis. Also speaking will be Associate Professor Andrew Holmes, on the topic of “Your poo and you – gut microbial diversity and health”.
“It’s great to be back in Lithgow,” said Science at the Local co-founder and high school teacher Kevin Joseph. “It was so good to meet folks from the community last time and we’re hoping for an even bigger turnout this time round.”
Professor McGregor is an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and Director of the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics. He completed his undergrad studies at the University of Oxford and is a well known figure in the field of medical cannabis research. McGregor is also interested in oxytocin and its effect on social and addictive behaviours, novel psychoactive substances and pheromones.

Associate Professor Holmes conducts research into microbial diversity in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Sydney. His research interests include the role of gut microbial diversity in human health, exploring microbial diversity for new biological resources and the underlying evolutionary origins of microbial diversity.
“Microorganisms are the most abundant and the most diverse group of organisms on Earth,” said Holmes. “They are also the most poorly known. As such the microbiota represent the largest unexplored biological resource on Earth.”
“Science at the Local is not just about science, it’s about community,” said co-founder Hamish Clarke, a bushfire researcher at the University of Wollongong and Western Sydney University. “We’ve been building those connections in the Lower Mountains since 2014 and we’d love to keep coming back to Lithgow.”

Where: Lithgow Workies, Tank St, Lithgow
When: Sunday 3 November , 2:30pm – 4pm
Contact: Hamish Clarke, 0458 105 269

Lithgow workies

Gang Gang Gallery – Jazz Daiquiri

Gang Gang Gallery

Gang Gang Gallery – Jazz Daiquiri
Jazz Daiquiri are one of the smoothest, most intoxicating sounds in the Blue Mountains. Featuring the beautiful voice of Robyn Gordon, Karl Javernig on guitar and muted Miles Davis trumpet, Jazz Daiquiri can play anything from the coolest Latin sambas and bossa novas, swinging jazz standards or soulful blues,
When: 10th November 2019, 4.30pm to 6.30pm
Where: Gang Gang Gallery, 206 Main St Lithgow
Contact: Gang Gang Gallery on 0408 514 440 or email
Cost: $10 per person includes a complimentary glass of wine

Gang Gang Gallery

206 Main Street. Lithgow

0408 514 440



Lithgow Blast Concert

Lithgow Blast Concert

Lithgow Blast is an alcohol-free all-ages event for young people and their families and features a smashing line up of stellar artists from across the musical spectrum.
Odette, The Delta Riggs, Yours Truly, Citizen Kay, Claude Hay and a slew of local emerging talent will tread the boards between 2pm and 9pm on the day (gates open at 1pm).
There’ll be The Bundyi Mawang Tent which is hosted by local First Nations people with education about and sharing of First Nations culture.
There’s room for a picnic and there’ll be excellent food stalls courtesy of Aussie Night Markets. The event will be a safe friendly space to let off some steam and dig some brilliant tunes.
There will be some parking at the site, but why not catch the free shuttle bus service from Main Street Lithgow instead?
Click here for more information and Facebook page
Lithgow Blast Furnace
Saturday 16 November 1pm-9pm

LithGlow 2019

Fleetwood Mac Experience

Lithgow Workies

Fleetwood Mac Experience
Running in the Shadows are heading back to Lithgow Workies on November the 16th.
This six-piece rock band explore Fleetwood Mac’s extensive back catalogue, covering all the classic ballads, blues and rock songs from their five decade plus career.
When: 16th November 2019, 8.30pm to 11pm
Where: Lithgow Workies Club, Tank Street, Lithgow
Contact: Club Reception on (02) 6350 7777
Cost: $25 a ticket. Purchase online

Lithgow workies

PUBlic Choir

The Gaudry Hotel Lithgow

After the massive success of the first PUBlic Choir at The Gaudry, we’re here to do it again!
Lock this date in your calendar and organise your crew!

PUBlic Choir is a great, FREE activity which allows people to get together and sing a classic hit with a drink in hand!
Run by Mitchell Conservatorium and held inside The Gaudry, this is choir practice like you’ve never seen!

Singing is a great community activity for all and there is nothing like getting together, making new friends and joining in on making some beautiful noise!

PUBlic Choir kicks off at 7pm, as we start to go over a song you know and love. We will learn parts, harmonies and just get into the groove of the song. After a few runs through, we stop for a short break for everyone to get refreshed, and then… WE SING!

No sign up fee, no solo singers – just a community getting together to sing a great song in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Join us on November 21st as we bring choir practice to the pub!
See you there!
When: Thursday 21 November, 7.00pm
Where: Gaudry Hotel, Main Street Lithgow

The Gaudry Lithgow

Lithgow Community Festival

Lithgow Community Festival

Lithgow Community Festival is about celebrating all of the existing community groups in Lithgow and giving everyone the opportunity to try new hobbies and find new social connections. The event runs from 11:00am to 2:00pm at Queen Elizabeth Park in Lithgow and includes a fundraising raffle, free sausage-sizzle, and free activities for all!
When: Saturday 30 November 11.00am-2.00pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Park

Queen Elizabeth Park