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Woodwork, Design and Technology students prepare for "Arbour", the upcoming exhibition of their final year works at Bellingen Gallery and Framing Studio Bellingen.

“Arbor” -celebrating woodwork, design and technology

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Table saws, lathes and routers are momentarily silenced as the anticipation builds for “Arbor”– the annual exhibition showcasing the final works of this year’s cohort of Woodwork, Design and Technology…

come and see robin hood at the dorrigo gazette theatre.

Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood- Review

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So Bluegrass and Pink Ribbon are over, but now it’s the green men and women of Sherwood Forest taking from the rich to give to the poor. Dorrigo Drama Club’s…

We interview Danny Whalen of Danny Whalen Real Estate formerly Century 21 Bellingen about life, work and that name change

Backchat: Danny Whalen Real Estate Bellingen

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Some of you may know Danny as the guy at the helm of Century 21 Bellingen, but as of 5pm on October 31st 2018 the business is trading as Danny…

Waterfall Way gallery in Dorrigo hosts an exhibition by Rudy Kistler

Waterfall Way Gallery hosts an exhibition by Rudy Kistler

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The Waterfall Way Gallery in Dorrigo is currently hosting an exhibition of oil paintings by Rudy Kistler. Originally from the USA, Rudy and his wife, fellow artist Konatsu Honda, have…

We interview Dina Luciano from the Dorrigo Theatre Club about the upcomining pantomime Robin Hood which will be staged at the Old gazette Theatre Dorrigo throughout November

Hark!! Is that Robin Hood riding into Dorrigo?

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Is that the distant sounds of hooves or the rumblings of a town preparing themselves for the arrival of a hero?  No wait- methinks the ruckus could be coming from…

We interview Bridget Rees on the eve of The Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival about her recent invitation to the United States to participate in the Performing Arts Discovery: American Sounds. the role of this festival is to introduce American artists to international festival programmers.

Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival hits the world stage

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The much-awaited Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival, an acoustic weekend of concerts, workshops, jamming, dancing and so much more, is fast approaching.  Festival organiser and undisputed mainstay Bridget Rees has barely…