Bush Dance

Bush Dance State Mine Heritage Park

The inaugural State Mine Bush Dance is on next weekend, the 23 November at the State Mine Heritage Park in Lithgow. Drawing an impressive line-up of over 20 musicians from all over the state, this event celebrates Lithgow’s Heritage and environment at a venue synonymous with both.

State Mine Heritage Park showcases the industrial and mining history of our community, set against the backdrop of our pristine bush, sitting at the steps of the Wollemi Wilderness area.

This celebration aims to embrace the Lithgow community in honouring Lithgow’s magnificent Gardens of Stone pagoda landscapes, along with Lithgow’s remarkable industrial heritage and Wiradjuri cultural heritage as an ecotourism destination, known as Destination Pagoda.

We hope that this bush dance will be another important step forward in securing the Gardens of Stones Stage 2 Reserve Proposal as a State Conservation Area. Funds raised the bush dance will go to supporting Destination Pagodavisitors’ plan for Lithgow’s Gardens of Stone.

Food is being supplied at the event by the Lithgow Volunteer Rescue Group and the Quota Club. Look forward to some delicious home cooking! It is in all respects a ‘feel good event’ that we want locals and visitors to enjoy, knowing that they are helping locals groups and our community.

The bush dance is on from 3pm next Saturday the 23 November at 3A State Mine Gully Road Lithgow. Tickets are available to purchase from ticketebo.com.au/lithgow-environment-groupor the High Street Music Shop in Main St Lithgow. The event is byo, and food is available to purchase on site. It is a family event and an opportunity to attend a bush dance with live music – a rarity these days. We encourage locals to attend and support these great causes.

Ticket prices are;
Adult:$25
Concession: $20
Family: $50 2 adults and up to 4 children
Tickets can be purchased from the High St Music Shop at 165A Main Street Lithgow or through;
https://www.ticketebo.com.au/lit…/state-mine-bush-dance.html

State Mine Heritage Park

Anzac Cemetery Walk

Anzac Cemetery Walk

The Lithgow & District Family History Society’s Annual ANZAC Cemetery walk is to be held on Sunday 28 April at 10am at the Lithgow/Bowenfels Cemetery.
This year we will be visiting another twenty two graves of returned servicemen and will read a short history of each one and place a card and poppy on their grave.
The morning will start as usual with morning tea in the car park, ANZAC biscuits are provided but bring your own tea & coffee. At the completion of the walk we will assemble at the Memorial Garden for the service at the plaque and the laying of wreaths.
The names of this year’s men being honoured are:
ANGUS SMITH, PETER SMITH, PHILLIP WASHINGTON, CHARLES BAKER, TERRENCE McSWEENEY BOYLE, WILLIAM JAMES McGRATH, JAMES HUDSON ROBSON, JACK RAYMOND MAYS, JOFFRE MICHAEL GUDGEON, KEITH DAVID GOODWIN, LAWRENCE RAYMOND RUHAN, WILFRED FRANCIS GAVIN, HENRY CLINTON GILMORE, CHARLES EDMUND ROY ALBRECHT, NEVILLE ALBERT BENSLEY, JOHN KEVIN BREWER, NOEL ARTHUR LARKIN, ROY VINCENT WEEKES, ALBERT JOSEPH RYAN, PAT SWEENEY, CLEMENT SWEENEY, RICHARD KENNETH NEALE.
If you are a relative of any of these service men and would like to join us and lay the poppy and card on their grave you are most welcome to join us and an invitation is extended to all members of the public to attend the day’s ceremony.

Anzac Cemetery Walk

Mayfield’s Autumn Festival

Mayfield’s Autumn Festival

It’s that time of year again, time for Mayfield’s Autumn Festival.
Festivals are our favourite time of the year and of all our seasonal festivals, the Autumn Festival is the most colourful!
This year promises to be even better than last year – especially for the Mini Mayfielders!
The entire 75 hectares of the Hawkins’ Family Garden is open. This is your visitors’ best chance to see the cool garden alive in Autumn colours.
Open areas include:
• The NEW Moss Creek Garden
• The Mayfield Maze
• Rowboats on Mayfield Lake
• 80-metre Cascade and Temple
• Birch Tree Grove
• Fruit Orchard
• Nuttery
• Gravenstein Apple Arbour
• Walled Kitchen Garden
• Hop-on-hop-off bus

Mayfield’s Autumn Festival

Lithgow Swap Meet

Lithgow Swap Meet

2nd Lithgow Swap Meet
Hot food and drink available.
Contact: Linda on 0418688006 or Geoff 0417200150 or lindaehine@gmail.com
Cost: Entry $5 (Children under 12 Free). All proceeds going to Lithgow Show Society.
Where: Lithgow Greyhound Race Track, Cnr Inch & Union Street, Lithgow

Lithgow Swap meet

Spike Flynn Featuring Tim Watts

Gang Gang Gallery

Spike Flynn has released two albums of original songs – “It’s alright” and “Rough landing”. Both have been very well received. His first album “It’s alright” reached number 10 on the September 2010 Euro Americana charts. He won the alt-country section of the Tamworth National Songwriting Competition in 2017 and had three songs in the 2018 finals. He will soon be releasing his new album “Just this side of here”. Originally from the Central West of NSW and now based in Sydney, Spike infuses home town/country themes with an urban edge. He is an accomplished finger-picking guitarist in the style of Doc Watson and plays ‘rack’ harmonica. His original songs have a strong Australian presence but with universal themes. He has supported local acts such as Jim Conway’s Big Wheel and international acts including Kristina Olsen, John McCutcheon and Peter Rowan. Spike often performs with the two-piece band the Open Hearted Strangers, playing a mix of original songs, blues and country.
When: 14th April 2019, 4:30pm-6:30pm
Where: 206 Main Street, Lithgow
Contact: GANG GANG Gallery 0408514440 or info@gggallery.com.au
Cost: $10 includes a complimentary glass of wine

Gang Gang Gallery

206 Main Street. Lithgow

0408 514 440

 

 

Ironfest Ball

Club Lithgow

Ironfest and the Pagan Awareness Network Inc are coming together for the 2019 Masquerade Ball.
The theme is Once Upon A Time, think fairytales. Sideshow Annie will do their magic throughout the night. There will be games and a best dressed parade. Your ticket includes your meal and entertainment.
You must be dressed in your finest and masked to get in the door. Tickets are limited and will sell fast. $90 per person

Club Lithgow