Perthville history:Perthville - 1872-2017: Mary MacKillop's First New South Wales School, written by Dr Marie Crowley, traces the history of the early school, the college and St Joseph's House. Following the cancellation of the book's launch, copies can now be ordered by phoning Marie Crowley on 6334 3488 or 0439 938 504 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bathurst Library: Join researcher Diana Sillato online this Thursday, April 30 from 6pm to explore the critical role of Malta during the Gallipoli campaign and the hospital base established in Malta known as the "Nurse of the Mediterranean". Hear about more than 70 Anzacs from Bathurst and the Central West who were treated in the hospitals in Malta and sent letters home. A link to join the online presentation will be sent to participants by registering through Eventbrite; simply search for Bathurst Library.
Arts OutWest is offering micro-grants to assist individuals and organisations in the local arts community during the COVID-19 crisis. The regional arts development organisation will offer quick turnaround grants of $300 to $1000, with the first round of applications closing on April 30. Conditions apply. To apply, download the application form from the artsoutwest.org.au website or contact Arts OutWest for a copy on 0418 618 688 or email@example.com
Family Planning NSW sexuality and relationship courses for the region will now be available online, adhering to NSW Health recommended infection control and social distancing practices.The Family Planning NSW webinars are tailored for parents and carers and take a whole-of-community approach, recognising the role that the community plays in shaping a person's attitudes towards their reproductive and sexual health. The webinars will start from the end of April. For information on eligibility or enrolment, contact the FPNSW Health Promotion team on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the FPNSW website.
Bathurst Remembers: Anzac Day was very different in Bathurst this year, but filmmaker Bruce Ryan is encouraging locals to have a look at the YouTube feature Bathurst Remembers Anzac 100 Years to see footage of commemorations past.
Festival Time: Bathurst Writers' and Readers' Festival organisers are planning to run a number of events online. All the events that were to be streamed from the Sydney Writers' Festival, however, have been cancelled. The festival will feature:
- Festival opening at 5.50pm on Friday, May 1.
- 'Books you might have missed' at 6pm on Friday, May 1. Jen Barry and Cade Turner-Mann will chat through some of their favourite titles of the year.
- Storytime with Bathurst Library at 10am on Saturday, May 2. The session will be hosted by staff from the library.
- Multicultural Storytelling Project at 11am on Saturday, May 2. The session will be hosted by Jock Cheetham.
- Poetry Pickings at 2pm on Saturday, May 2. Local poets will be sharing some of their works.
- Creative Conversation at 6pm on Saturday, May 2. Kate Smith will chat with Bathurst author Tracey Sorensen.
- Great Festival Read at 11am on Sunday, May 3. A panel will discuss The Yield by Tara June Winch.
- Live Words at 1.30pm on Sunday, May 3. A local playwriting group Live Words will present their recent projects.