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Kandy crush: Local film makers find a sweet spot

Long lead times are often the hallmark of big screen productions– from inception to screening can often take years. But a group of local filmmakers has been burning the midnight oil to produce a seven-minute feature film in just five months, in time for its premiere in Dubbo in November.…

Free of the Earth

Chance meetings, fleeting encounters – these are the moments in time that can make their mark and leave us asking, as did non-fiction finalist Barry Divola, what if?

Embargo is not a dirty word

One of the many perks of my job as ticketing officer at Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre (DRTCC) is that I have inside knowledge of upcoming shows and know exactly the date when tickets for these shows will go on sale. This is not to say I will be…

Sewing Lessons

Michelle Brock is one of the Cowley Literary Award non-fiction categories finalists – her sweetly nostalgic tale of a lesson forged through awkward childhood experience but learned only through the passage of time touched a chord with the judges.

Face

This week’s Cowley Literary Award finalist in the non-fiction category is Jennifer Porter, who proves that losing face isn’t always a bad thing.

A long walk with my father

Victorian writer Brad Kyle is one of the finalists in this year’s non-fiction category of THE Cowley Literary Award. The judges were touched by his touching reminder that some of life’s most profound questions can be answered in the most unexpected of ways.

Solid reminder of the call to war

In the latter half of 1915, following the World War I disaster of Gallipoli and heavy casualties on the battlefields of France, the desire of young Australian men to go to war had waned and recruitments were dwindling. Gilgandra butcher, RG Hitchen and his brother William, a local plumber, initiated…

Arts centre’s high voltage first year

It’s been a year since the Fire Station Arts Centre (FSAC) opened its doors as Dubbo’s newest multi-arts hub, supporting creative development in the region. As manager of the space, Orana Arts believes the first birthday will be just the first of many milestones for the centre. An initiative of…

Worth a thousand words, August 23

It has been Weekender’s honour and pleasure to be a part of the National Association of Loss and Grief (NALAG) photo completion, Capturing Grief and Loss. Last week, we brought you the “winners” of the competition, as judged by well-known local photographer and Panscott Media team member Steve Cowley. After…

Worth a thousand words

These photos might be the official “winners”, but as the diversity of entries received for the National Association for Loss and Grief (NALAG) photo competition shows, there’s no easy way to define the best way to capture such personal emotion. “There’s no right or wrong, because everyone’s different. Sometimes just…

Inside a string quartet

Playing in a string quartet is regarded as one of the most challenging gigs in classical music. Masterpieces have been written by the greatest composers for this combination of two violins, one viola and one cello. The two violinists from the Australian String Quartet explain what it’s like to play…

Time to Go Wild

We have a great competition called “Go Wild” running at the moment. All readers have to do is create something using old copies of Dubbo Photo News and they will have the chance to go on Zoofari in Dubbo this spring. There are two categories, with the winners receiving vouchers…

What price the protection of copyright?

Just a few weeks back I wrote about the scourge of piracy and copyright violation. It seems my prescience has finally been acknowledged. The government has released a discussion paper regarding proposed legislation to take on Australia’s reputation as a nation of free-loading bludgers who steal candy from the mouths…