LOCAL not-for-profit groups are reminded that applications close soon for the 2021 round of Country Arts Support Program (CASP) funding. The program provides small grants to arts and community organisations in regional NSW to run their own local arts projects. Applications close on Tuesday, September 29. To apply, groups must discuss their project with Arts OutWest before submitting an online application. Contact Arts OutWest on 6338 4657 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Another Charles Sturt University virtual open day - featuring campus video tours and information about courses, admission and facilities - will be held today. To attend, registrations must be made via the Charles Sturt Open Days web page. The page also has a program with session start times.
Historian and author Cassandra Pybus will join Bathurst Library for an online discussion about her 2020 book, Truganini, whichdescribes the life of the significant Indigenous historical figure. The online discussion will be held this Friday, September 18 at 6pm with Jen Barry from BooksPlus Bathurst. For further details, call the library on 6333 6281.
The inaugural Bathurst Fun Fair, featuring rides from Sydney, local market stalls, food vans and showbags, will be held again this weekend, September 19 and 20, at Bathurst Showground. Entry will be via a four-hour session and numbers will be capped at 400 to stay within the four square metre per person rules. There will be temperature checks and a contact register for all guests. Entry sessions are 10am to 2pm and 3pm to 7pm each day. Entry is $5 and then you can purchase rides as you go, or there is an unlimited ride pass for $30.
University of NSW Professor of History Grace Karskens, award-winning author of The Colony, will speak about her new book, People Of The River, during an online event on Tuesday, September 22 hosted by the Bathurst Writers' and Readers' Festival, BMEC and BooksPlus. People Of The River is about Dyarubbin, the Hawkesbury-Nepean River, where the two early Australias - ancient and modern - collided. Ms Karskens will be in-conversation with Jen Barry from BooksPlus from 6.30pm. Bookings are essential and available online at BMEC, tickets.bmec.com.au.