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The 2013 Blacktown City Festival is back this year and a range of new and exciting events will be on between the 18th of May and the 25th of May.
The 2013 Blacktown City Festival official program has just been released and is available on their website here. The Winter edition of the Bulletin newsletter is being delivered to all Blacktown City residents and at most Council facilities.
The International Centre for Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) is pleased to announce the 7th International Panel of Experts Forum 2013 will be hosted at the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, Sydney Australia 6th – 8th November 2013.
The Theme The Industry Education Nexus – a global perspective will build on past forum themes focusing on current strategic issues facing tourism, hospitality and events education. Extensive networking opportunities will be provided throughout this event, which is open to members and non-members of THE-ICE. The Forum will feature a series of invited presentation panel sessions by leading tourism and hospitality educators and industry experts within the region and international. Key presentations will focus on industry engagement and educational leadership for the connected generation, how tourism research connects with industry imperatives, global industry trends that are demanding a different educational approach and technology and innovation in tourism and hospitality education arena.
Head on down to Coonamble for the June Long Weekend (8th-10th of June) for the 58th Coonamble Rodeo and Campdraft. The event is renowned as the largest in the Southern Hemisphere and is held just 6 hours North West of Sydney.
The Coonamble Rodeo & Campdraft has been running for over 56 years. Recognised as a Regional Flagship event since 2009 it manages to attract around 1000 cowboys and cowgirls, along with approximately 4000 spectators from across the central western plains of NSW to the edge of the Outback, transforming the Coonamble Showground into a full-on explosion of wild riding action.
Local Government NSW (LGNSW) is holding two upcoming forums for the Arts and Cultural Development Program – War Memorial Management Forum and Creative Industries & Cultural Tourism Forum. Those interested in attending can view the details provided below with links to book and for more information.
War Memorial Management Forum
War Memorials form an essential part of many Local Government streetscapes and the focal point of many municipal parks.
With the Centenary of the outbreak of World War One in 2014, and the Gallipoli campaign in 2015, there is particular current interest in the presence of war memorials in our urban landscape.
The DAG Sheep Station in historic Nundle less than an hour from Tamworth will be hosting a very special Winter Singer/Songwriters’ Retreat during the Hats Off To Country Festival. In a brand new approach, participants will get the chance to learn from three of Australian Country Music’s finest and most successful singer / songwriters, Golden Guitar Winners Allan Caswell, Bill Chambers and Luke O’Shea as well as New Zealand’s 2012 female singer/songwriter of the year Aly Cook + Special Guest Aleyce Simmonds (2011 Female Rising Star and Golden Guitar Finalist 2012).
Apart from songwriting, participants will also be coached in collaboration, stage presentation, music and media marketing, artist development, instrument/ guitar techniques, recording and production.
The Tourism Industry Council NSW invites you to our latest Meet the Minister at Macquarie Street event to be held on Tuesday May 21st in the Jubilee Room of NSW Parliament House from 6pm – 8pm.
We are grateful to have to obtained the New South Wales Minister for Planning and Infrastructure and the Minister Assisting the Premier on Infrastructure NSW, The Honorable Brad Hazzard MP as our guest speaker for this event. Planning and Infrastructure are critical components of the tourism and visitor economy sectors in New South Wales and the Council welcomes the opportunity to hear Brad’s views on those issues that are important to our members interests.
Our host is Mr David Elliott MP, the Member for Baulkham Hills. David was elected to Parliament in March 2011 and is an exceptionally strong advocate for the tourism and small business sectors. In addition to his parliamentary duties, David is an elected Director of the Castle Hill RSL Club and a former Deputy CEO of the Australian Hotels Association (NSW).
There are plenty of things to see and do throughout the Cowra region. To check out the monthly events calendar for what’s happening please click here.
Come and celebrate the Orange District’s rich history of being an apple growing region. The inaugural Orange Apple Festival featuring all things apples will run from Friday May 10 to Sunday May 12, 2013.
NSW Minister for Tourism and Events, George Souris today (April 3, 2013) announced and launched the new Regional Visitor Economy Funding program.
Destination NSW will be holding thirteen Destination Management and Regional Funding Program information sessions throughout NSW. In these information sessions cover a range of topics including Destination NSW’s perspective and requirements on Destination Management Planning as well as an outline of the new regional funding program commencing on 1 July 2013. These sessions will also include time for Q&A and discussion around how these relate to your particular destination and circumstances.
Nature and artistic creation will again collaborate for the 2013 Sculpture at Scenic World. This outdoor exhibition will provide local, national and international artists an exciting opportunity to exhibit their works within the natural splendour of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains.
Thirty-six artworks have been selected for exhibition on the Jamison Valley floor, with an elevated boardwalk providing visitors with the opportunity to view world class sculptures in an unparalleled rainforest setting. Selected sculptures including works that respond to and reflect the rainforest through various media including digital, sound and light, together with collaborative and other newly created works.