Bathurst Arts Council | Chalk it up to creativity

DISCOVER your inner artist and have some fun creating wild and wacky pavement artworks using chalk during the school holidays.

You can whip up your very own masterpiece for the world to see outside the Bathurst Court House between 10am and 4pm each day from Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 20.

Talk at library

JOURNALIST and former foreign correspondent with The Guardian, Ben Doherty, will visit Bathurst Library this Friday, July 13 at 6.15pm to talk about his debut novel Nagaland.

Nagaland is in the north-east of India, with an eastern border to Burma.

Inspired by a true story, the novel centres on Augustine Shimray and describes his early days as a member of a close-knit family in the small, remote village of Ukhrul.

It’s a village where everyone knows everyone else and ancient traditions sit alongside Christianity and mobile phones.

Bookings for Ben Doherty’s talk can be made by calling the library on 6333 6281.

Calling musos

THE Inland Sea of Sound music festival will return to Wahluu-Mount Panorama on Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1.

Inland Sea of Sound organisers are keen to hear from musicians from across the region!

If you’re interested in performing, please complete the form available at and return it via

The next step

IN the charming novel Two Steps Forward, Zoe, a recently widowed American artist, and Martin, a recently divorced British engineer, each set out alone to walk the 2000-kilometre Camino de Santiago from France to northern Spain hoping to make fresh starts in their lives.

Authors Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist will be in-store at BooksPlus this Wednesday, July 11 at 6pm. Tickets are $8 from BooksPlus: 6331 5994 or

Meeting up

THE third Sunday of every month is a Central Tablelands Woodcraft club meeting day to discuss business and activities, ending with a sausage sizzle and good company.

Central Tablelands Woodcraft will meet this Sunday, July 15 from 8.30am to 12.30pm at Dorman Place in Kelso.

When the shed is open, the kitchen is open for coffee, tea and biscuits at any time.

At the end of a working session, there’s time to relax and have a yarn over a drink. Email for more information.

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