BATHURST Regional Council needs the community's help to better understand the impact visiting friends and relatives have on the Bathurst region economy. A short survey will help council in its tourism planning and in ensuring the region is meeting the needs of visitors today and into the future. All who complete the survey will go into the draw to win one of 20 Buy Local Gift Cards to the value of $25. The survey can be accessed at the Tourism Feedback project on YourSay Bathurst.
Organisers of the upcoming Bathurst Eisteddfod are looking for volunteers to help run the event. Helpers can volunteer for a morning, a day or an evening, though they will be required to have a Working With Children Check. Those interested in volunteering are asked to contact volunteer co-ordinator Charmaine Nicholls via email at email@example.com.
Arts OutWest is offering a free online workshop to help people in the region prepare applications for the extra $10 million in funding available from the Australian Government's Regional Arts Fund, RAF. The free workshop will be held via Zoom this Friday, July 31 from 10.30am-noon. Participants are encouraged to bring their project ideas or beginnings of their applications to discuss. To register for the Arts OutWest funding workshop, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6338 4657. Places are limited. The standard 2021 round of the Regional Arts Fund is now open and closes August 21, 2020.
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery is looking for submissions for its community photo portrait exhibition, Pictures Of You. The portrait could have been taken during isolation, or more recently. The portrait photographs will be black and white (greyscale) to convey sentimentality, nostalgia and unity in these uncertain times. All entries will be assessed by BRAG staff and a selection will be printed onto high quality archival photo paper to be exhibited at BRAG and digitally on the BRAG website. Entries will close at midnight on Wednesday, July 29. Visit the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery website to submit a photo.
Bestseller Adam Courtenay will be in Bathurst this Friday, July 31 for Bathurst Library's first in-person event since March. Courtenay will be talking about his latest book, The Ghost And The Bounty Hunter, which details the story of convict William Buckley, who lived for 32 years with the Wadawurrung people of Geelong, becoming the first "white-man Aborigine". Numbers for the event at the library, which will start at 6pm, will be strictly limited due to COVID-19 guidelines. Bookings can be made via Eventbrite or by calling the library on 6333 6281.
Dr Nick Fuller will speak about his new book Interval Weight Loss For Women at the library on Thursday, August 13 at 6pm. Dr Fuller will address all the pitfalls and hurdles women face, providing simple and effective advice. Bookings are limited.