The Gloss 16 – 22 Oct 2017

The Gloss newsletter: the easy way to stay up-to-date with what’s on in Gloucester New South Wales.

ɡloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

 

The Gloss 18 – 24 Sep 2017

The Gloss newsletter: the easy way to stay up-to-date with what’s on in Gloucester New South Wales.

ɡloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

The Gloss 11 – 17 Sep 2017

The Gloss newsletter: the easy way to stay up-to-date with what’s on in Gloucester New South Wales.

ɡloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

The Gloss 4 – 10 Sep 2017

The Gloss newsletter: the easy way to stay up-to-date with what’s on in Gloucester New South Wales.

ɡloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

The Gloss: 30 Jan – 5 Feb 2017

gloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

Featured this week:

ART: The latest exhibition at the Gloucester Gallery is by local artist Tracey Murrell whose work has been inspired by her dreams.

SWIMMING & LIVE MUSIC: There’s no better place to enjoy the current heatwave than the Rock n Roll Pool Party at Gloucester Olympic Pool with live entertainment form legendary local bands.

LEARNING: A series of art workshops especially for adults starts this week… release your inner Picasso!

Also check out the latest edition of the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 23 – 29 January 2017

gloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

Featured this week are activities based around Australia Day celebrations:

  • FUN IN THE PARK, FUN IN THE POOL: A morning of celebration in Billabong Park followed by a gala evening of fun at Gloucester Olympic Pool.
  • LIVE MUSIC: A big line-up for music-lovers at the Avon Valley Inn and Stroud Central Hotel.
  • KIDS CLUB AT THE STEPS: More fun activities on Friday & Saturday by the Barrington River: orienteering, high ropes, abseiling & canoe games.

Also check out the latest edition of the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 16 – 22 January 2017

gloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

Featured this week:

  • KEEPING COOL:  The hot weather is perfect for spending time near the water, on the water or in the water: The Gloucester Olympic Pool Complex has a beautiful riverside location in the District Park, or try one of many public river access spots like Rocky Crossing, Barrington Reserve or the end of Relfs Road; day users are also welcome at The Steps Campground (fees apply) for swimming, paddling or just lazing around on a rubber ring.

Also check out the latest edition of the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

Australia Day in Gloucester: Thursday 26 Jan 2017

A whole day of enjoying what we love about this great country! Starts 8.00am at Billabong Park with an Aussie barbecue breakfast where you can hear the inspirational Australia Day Ambassador Peter McLean.

(In case of wet weather the celebrations will be held at the Recreation Centre). The fun family line-up includes barbecue breakfast, Best Dressed Competition in the Australia Day theme, award presentations and cutting of the Australia Day cake. The Pool Gala Evening starts at 2.00pm will include free entry to the Olympic Pool complex in Gloucester District Park, the Lions Club barbecue, a lolly drop, entertainment by Mr Willy Doodrop and Bubbles the Clown Show with ball juggling, magic tricks, music, juggling on a unicycle and audience participation. Come along for some fun!

The Australia Day Ambassador Program sends high achieving and proud Australians to local Australia Day celebrations in towns and cities across the nation. The Program supports the growth of Australia Day celebrations in NSW, through the involvement of high achieving and distinguished Australians who come from a wide range of backgrounds. The 2017 Australia Day Ambassador for Gloucester is Peter McLean, the NSW CEO of Keep Australia Beautiful and Executive Officer for the Australian Organics Recycling Association.

Gloucester’s Australia Day celebrations commence at 8.00am in the Billabong Park with Welcome to Country ceremony by elder Norma Fisher followed by the raising of the flag and our traditional Australian breakfast of bacon, egg and sausage sandwiches, expertly prepared by CWA, Quota, Lions and Rotary Clubs. A gold coin donation will be appreciated to assist in offsetting growing costs of this event.

At 9.00am, the formal part of the program will commence with key note addresses from the Mayor, and Ambassador. Awards presentations will be made to the winners of the Colouring-in Competition, Best Shop Display, Project of the Year, Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year.

The Australia Day Committee Chair Judy Earle encourages children, young people, mums, dads, grandparents and visitors to attend Gloucester’s unique breakfast and official program of events and to enjoy coming together in a spirit of friendship and community on this special day in our National and local calendar.

Programme

8.00 am Welcome to Country; flag raising and anthem; thanksgiving prayer

8.15 am Australia Day Breakfast

9.00 am Entertainment by Gloucester High School students

9.15 am Welcome to Guests; High School Captains Address; Official Mayoral Welcome; Ambassador’s Address

9.45 am Awards Presentations: Colouring-in Competition; Project of the Year; Young Citizen of the Year; Citizen of the Year

10.30 am Official Ceremony concludes

2.00pm-7.00pm Olympic Pool Gala Evening at Gloucester Swimming Pool: Starts at 2.00pm with free pool entry, a barbecue supplied by the Gloucester Lions Club, a lolly drop, entertainment by Mr Willy Doodrop and Bubbles the Clown Show with ball juggling, magic tricks, music, juggling on a unicycle and audience participation. So come along for some fun!

The Gloss: 9 – 15 January 2017

gloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

Featured this week:

Also check out the latest edition of the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 2 – 8 January 2017

gloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

Featured this week:

  • SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN: Check out the list of fun things to do for kids, on now!
  • GUIDED TOUR: Touch gold mining relics at Copeland Heritage Gold Mine Tour
  • ART & CULTURE: A new exhibition by James Parada opens this week at the Gloucester Gallery

Also check out the latest edition of the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 26 Dec 2016 – 01 Jan 2017

gloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

Featured this week:

Also check out the latest edition of the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 19 – 25 Dec 2016

gloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

Featured this week:

Also check out the latest edition of the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 12 – 18 Dec 2016

gloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

Featured this week:

  • CHRISTMAS MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: See the classic Christmas family movie Miracle on 34th Street (1994 version) at Bucketts of Movies in Billabong Park.
    • CAROLS IN THE PARK:
  • LIVE MUSIC: Listen to live music from the fabulous Goldheist at The Fox Den Café.
  • CAROLS IN THE PARK: If you missed the Gloucester carols then you can still sing your heart out at Wards River Carols In The Park.

Also check out the latest edition of the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 5 – 11 Dec 2016

gloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

Featured this week:

  • CHRISTMAS SHOPPING: There are plenty of great gift ideas and fresh food at Gloucester Farmers Market with live music by The Grasscutters.
  • LIVE MUSIC & THEATRE: Listen to live music from The Allies at The Fox Den Café, or from talented students from Sydney Conservatorium at Gloucester Uniting Church, and watch the performance of ‘Dags’ by Gloucester Year 10 Drama students.
  • CAROLS IN THE PARK: A family favourite at Bert Gallagher Oval in Gloucester District Park

Also check out the latest edition of the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 28 Nov – 4 Dec 2016

gloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

Featured this week:

  • CHRISTMAS SHOPPING: There are plenty of great gift ideas at Gloucester Community Market
  • LIVE MUSIC & DANCING: Listen to live music from Cookie Baker at The Fox Den Café, or get up and dance with the Country Music Revival Band at Barrington Hall Old Time Dance.
  • ARTS & CULTURE: Don’t miss Judy Simonson’s beautiful exhibition that opens this week at the Gloucester Gallery.

Also check out the latest edition of the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 21 – 27 Nov 2016

gloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

Featured this week:

  • CHRISTMAS SHOPPING: There are plenty of great gift ideas at the Crabtree & Evelyn event at Crepe Myrtle Tea & Coffee Rooms and plenty more at Barrington Community Market.
  • MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: See the fun family movie Inside Out at Bucketts of Movies in Billabong Park.
  • LIVE MUSIC: The Travelling Teardrops are a favourite at The Fox Den Café, book your Christmas get-together now!

Also check out the latest edition of the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 14 – 20 Nov 2016

gloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

Featured this week:

  • SOLAR ENERGY FORUM: The future is solar and here’s your chance to learn more and take part at the Energise Gloucester Solar Energy Forum.
  • MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: Enjoy a classic Aussie movie and short films under the stars at Callicoma Hill Eco-cabins near Mount Royal in Barrington Tops.
  • LIVE MUSIC: The lively food-and-music scene at The Fox Den Cafe is getting busier as Christmas approaches, book your get-together now!

Also check out the latest edition of the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 7 – 13 Nov 2016

gloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

Featured this week:

Also check out the latest edition of the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 1 – 6 Nov 2016

gloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

Featured this week:

  • ART & INDIGENOUS CULTURE: The latest exhibition at the Gloucester Gallery features contemporary indigenous artworks by local resident Neil Thorne.
  • LIVE THEATRE: Don’t miss the latest show presented by GACCI from Critical Stages Productions [remember the brilliant shows ‘Stones In His Pockets’ (2015) and ‘Cut Snake’ (2014)?]. This year ‘Hooting And Howling’ mixes stand-up comedy, storytelling and live music.
  • LIVE MUSIC: Spoilt for choice: Goldheist (Saturday) and Jax Haze (Sunday) at The Fox Den; plus Trevor Knight’s John Denver Tribute Show at the Soldiers Club.

Also check out the latest edition of the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 24 – 31 Oct 2016

gloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

Featured this week:

Also check out the latest edition of the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 17 – 23 Oct 2016

gloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

Featured this week:

Also check out the latest edition of the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 10 – 16 Oct 2016

gloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

Featured this week:

  • GLOUCESTER AERO CLUB FLY-IN: Vintage planes, barbecue, camping and live music too!
  • TRIVIA NIGHT AT BARRINGTON HALL: A fun night of trivia challenges with a raffle, games & prizes at Barrington Community Hall.

Also check out the latest edition of the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 3 – 9 Oct 2016

gloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

Featured this week:

  • GLOUCESTER FARMERS MARKET: Discover Gloucester’s fresh food treasure in Billabong Park.
  • SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN: Check out the options to keep your kids or grandkids busy these school holidays: art, filmmaking, Devils in The Wild Tour, Mountain Maid Heritage Goldmine Tour plus more!

Also check out the latest edition of the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 26 Sep – 2 Oct 2016

gloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

Featured this week:

  • MUSIC: Enjoy great live music all weekend at The Fox Den Cafe or spend a weekend immersed in country music at Poleys Place Country Music Hoedown.
  • SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN: Check out the options to keep your kids or grandkids busy these school holidays: drama, art, filmmaking, Pond Detectives, WilderQuest, Devils in The Wild Tour, Mountain Maid Heritage Goldmine Tour plus more!

Also check out the latest edition of the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 19 – 25 Sep 2016

gloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

Featured this week:

  • MUSIC: Enjoy great live music from The Grasscutters at The Fox Den Cafe or join an African-inspired drumming workshop and discover the universal power of the drum!
  • ART: Last days for the Gloucester Art Society Exhibition at the Gloucester Gallery, finishing on the long weekend.
  • SCHOOL HOLIDAYS PREVIEW: Book your kids or grandkids into one or more of the creative workshops for drama, art or filmmaking, or Pond Detectives by the dam at the Tucker Patch.

Also check out the latest edition of the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 12 – 18 Sep 2016

gloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

Featured this week:

  • MUSIC: The most beautiful event on the Gloucester calendar is the Craven Creek Concerts, for an afternoon of live classical music in an authentic Australian rural setting.
  • COMMUNITY: The Gloucester Tree Change Showcase is bringing 50 people to town, come meet your potential new neighbours.
  • SPRING: Celebrate the arrival of Spring at St Paul’s Spring Fair and place your entries for best floral art.

Also check out the latest edition of the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 5 – 11 Sep 2016

gloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

Featured this week:

Also check out the latest edition of the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 29 Aug – 4 Sep 2016

gloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

Featured this week:

  • TRAVEL: Don’t miss the chance to talk to the European travel experts from Albatross Tours at Helloworld Gloucester.
  • MUSIC & FOOD: The live music season at The Fox Den Café continues this weekend, book a table and enjoy your tasty tapas with live talent.
  • COMMUNITY: Join the ladies who do lunch at the RSL Women’s Auxiliary Luncheon at the Soldiers Club; hear renowned author Domini Stuart at the CWA; or see the powerful movie Chasing Asylum about Australia’s treatment of detainees in offshore processing centres.

Also check out the latest edition of the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 22-28 August 2016

gloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

Featured this week:

  • MUSIC & FUN: Riverwood Downs Resort at Monkerai hosts the annual Monkerai Springers B&S Ball this weekend, for a country party like no other!
  • MUSIC & FOOD: The live music season at The Fox Den Café continues this weekend, book a table and enjoy your tasty tapas with live talent.
  • TRAVEL: Don’t miss the chance to talk to the European travel experts from Albatross Tours at Helloworld Gloucester next week.
  • ART & YOUNG TALENT: Each year Gloucester High School students studying Art for the HSC exhibit their body of work at the Gloucester Gallery, come see their talented efforts.

Also newly published is the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 15-21 August 2016

gloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

Featured this week:

  • MUSIC & FOOD: The live music season at The Fox Den Café continues this weekend, book a table and enjoy your tasty tapas with live talent.
  • FREE CLASSIC MOVIE: The Wards River Community Hall is showing another Australian classic 1930s movie ‘The Squatter’s Daughter’ set on an outback sheep station.
  • ART & YOUNG TALENT: Each year Gloucester High School students studying Art for the HSC exhibit their body of work at the Gloucester Gallery, come see their talented efforts.

Also newly published is the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 8-14 August 2016

gloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

Featured this week:

Also newly published is the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 1 – 7 August 2016

gloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

The Gloss is the weekly wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. This week’s edition has been compiled especially for the Country Living Expo at Sydney Olympic Park this coming weekend. The Gloss is being distributed there as part of our efforts to showcase all the things that make Gloucester shine!

The staff from the Visitor Information Centre will be assisting on the Destination Gloucester exhibit at the Expo, and will be promoting our Tourism Brand Values:

Also newly published is the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 25 – 31 July 2016

gloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

Also newly published is the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 18 – 24 July 2016

gloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

Featured this week in the annual Chill Out winter street fair extravaganza:
See Gloucester’s streets awash with fun: live music, entertainment, market stalls, woodchop competition, Kids Zone, Teen Zone, local food and wine, carnival rides, pony rides, Car Torque car show, Canine Capers dog show, donut eating competition, Boots and Beanies competition, Head Warmer Challenge, all day Travel Expo plus Tin Hare heritage train rides. Phew!

Also newly published is the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 11 – 17 July 2016

gloss (noun): shine or lustre, gleam, brilliance, shimmer or sparkle.

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

  • SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN: Need something for the kids or grandkids to do this week? Check out the range of fun things to do in Gloucester these school holidays: art workshops for kids, NPWS WilderQuest at Copeland Tops, Glowalman Junior Rodeooutdoor adventures (abseiling, mountain biking at The Steps, kayaking, horse riding), mini golf, guided tour of the Mountain Maid heritage gold mine, self-guided walks in town, tennis, bowls or croquet, warm water therapy at the hydrotherapy pool plus lots of free fun in the park (Gloucester District Park & Billabong Park). Phew!

Also newly published is the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 4 – 10 July 2016

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our new wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

  • SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN: Need something for the kids or grandkids to do this week? Check out the range of fun things to do in Gloucester these school holidays: free family movie day at St Pauls, soup & damper at Waukivory Hall, Gloucester Farmers Market, outdoor adventures (abseiling, mountain biking at The Steps, kayaking, horse riding), mini golf, guided tour of the Mountain Maid heritage gold mine, self-guided walks in town, tennis, bowls or croquet, warm water therapy at the hydrotherapy pool plus lots of free fun in the park (Gloucester District Park & Billabong Park). Phew, are they tired yet?!
  • SNOW: Keep an eye on the Facebook page for Barrington Tops Tourism for snowfall updates and tips for driving on snow and ice.

Also newly published is the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

Chill Out Winter Fair – Sat 23 July 2016

This annual winter festival fills Gloucester’s main street with market stalls, wine and cheese tastings, wood chop event, Car Torque vehicle display, carnival rides, Tin Hareheritage railway rides, Canine Capers dog show, donut eating competition, Headwarmer Challenge for hand knitted head gear. To add to the fun of the day you can get into the spirit by wearing your favourite beanie and/or boots and enter in the Boots and Beanie Fashion competition.

  • Canine Capers – the much-loved dog show.
  • Wood Chop – At the Corner of Church & Queen Streets – Roundabout Inn from 11.00am
  • Car Torque – Historic cars and bikes for the enthusiasts. Gold coin entry to display your vehicle. Cars will be in Church Street from Gooch Real Estate to the corner of King & Church Street into the car park in Billabong Lane near Campbells Engineering.
  • Eating and strutting competitions – Boots and Beanies fashion competition & Donut Eating competition
  • The Tin Hare heritage motor rail rides – Jump aboard these two lovely old motorised carriages CPH1 and CPH7 for a return trip to Bundook. Covering this pretty rail journey at a maximum speed of 80kph, the train is 27 metres long and weighs 54 tonnes. Tickets $15 Adults, $7 children under 12 years, children under 3 years free if carried on lap (ie. no seat); family $40. A free shuttle bus will be available to the station and return, departing from the bus terminal at Billabong Park.
    • 1st train arrives from Maitland at 10.36am, departs Gloucester at 11.05am
    • 2nd train arrives from Bundook 12.09pm, departs Gloucester at 1.00pm
    • 3rd train arrives from Bundook at 1.56pm, departs Gloucester at 2.10pm
    • This train arrives from Bundook at Gloucester at 3.06pm & returns to Maitland at 3.15pm
  • Rides and fun: Carnival rides, giant slide, jumping castle, mini jeeps, obstacle course, carousel, fairy floss and popcorn of course!
  • WHEN: Saturday 23 July 2016
  • WHERE: Gloucester’s main street (Church Street) from 9.00am
  • CONTACT: Ernie Abeysekera at Helloworld Gloucester on 6558 1055

The Gloss: 27 June – 3 July 2016

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our new wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

  • SNOW: Keep an eye on the Facebook page for Barrington Tops Tourism for snowfall updates and tips for driving on snow and ice.
  • LIVE MUSIC & DANCING: 
    • The Fox Den Café continues to be a wonderful place to spend a winter’s evening with great local wines, awesome food and Maddy Andrews performing Thursday and James Ross on Friday.
    • Spend a Saturday evening away from the election coverage at the Barrington Hall Old Time Dance, with the Country Music Revival Band playing all your old favourites from 8.00pm.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY: The annual Pix From The Stix exhibition continues at the Gloucester Gallery, check out the overall winner who’ll be on the front of next year’s phone book: ‘Taking the bull by the horns’ by Shayne Gardiner.

Also newly published is the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 20-26 June 2016

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our new wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

  • SNOW: Keep an eye on the Facebook page for Barrington Tops Tourism for snowfall updates and tips for driving on snow and ice.
  • LIVE MUSIC: The Fox Den Café continues to be a wonderful place to spend a winter’s evening with great local wines, awesome food and Mitch Power performing this week.
  • NAIDOC DAY: Get into the spirit of NAIDOC Week (3-10 July) with the Gloucester NAIDOC Day celebrations this Saturday 25 June, all welcome.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY: The annual Pix From The Stix exhibition continues at the Gloucester Gallery, check out the overall winner who’ll be on the front of next year’s phone book: ‘Taking the bull by the horns’ by Shayne Gardiner.

Also newly published is the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 13-19 June 2016

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our new wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

  • ARTS & CULTURE: Photography reaches its artistic heights when the subjects are shot in black and white, so don’t miss the annual Pix From The Stix exhibition at the Gloucester Gallery.
  • LIVE MUSIC: The Fox Den Café continues to be a wonderful place to spend a winter’s evening with great local wines, awesome food and Jessica Belle performing this week.
  • LEARN & LIVE BETTER: Courses, workshops & activities are everywhere in Gloucester at this time of year, check out the many options at U3A and the Tucker Patch.

Also newly published is the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 6-12 June 2016

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our new wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

  • LEARN & LIVE BETTER: Courses, workshops & activities are everywhere in Gloucester at this time of year, check out the many options at U3A, Gloucester Gallery,Bucketts Way Neighbourhood Centre and the Tucker Patch.
  • FOOD & COMMUNITY: This long weekend Billabong Park hosts the Gloucester Community Market plus the Gloucester Farmers Market, so there’ll be a deluge of fresh food, local products, artisan works and market bargains to put a twinkle in your bargain-hunting eyes!
  • LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Be enthralled by expert hypnotist Steven Spellmaster at the Soldiers Club, a fundraiser for Barrington Public School.

Also newly published is the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 30 May – 5 June 2016

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our new wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

  • ART: The latest exhibition at the Gloucester Gallery showcases the astonishing artistic talent of local kids from The Bucketts Way group of primary schools.
  • LIVE THEATRE: Live theatre is a treat in Gloucester, so don’t miss the Upper Landsdowne Players perform “Commedia Tonight” at the Citizens Centre.
  • LIVE MUSIC: The Allies perform at the Fox Den Café, book a table and enjoy the delicious new tapas menu… do try the crispy fish tacos or scallop & chorizo skewers!
  • CULTURE: Just a reminder that entries close this Friday for the annual photography competition Pix From The Stix

Also newly published is the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 23-29 May 2016

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our new wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

Also newly published is the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 16-22 May 2016

Here’s the latest edition of The Gloss – our new wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

  • LIVE THEATRE: Get your tickets now for Fools presented by the GACCI Players
  • LIVE MUSIC: The Travelling Teardrops at The Fox Den Cafe
  • BOOKS & CLIMATE CHANGE: Meet the author Peter King at the Gloucester Bookshop

Also newly published is the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here. Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 9-15 May 2016

Here’s this week’s edition of The Gloss – our new wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

  • FOOD & MUSIC: Just Smokin barbecue competition at The Roundabout Inn
  • FOOD & COMMUNITY: Fresh and local at Gloucester Farmers Market
  • LIVE THEATRE: Get your tickets now for Fools presented by the GACCI Players

Also newly published is the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here.

  • Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

The Gloss: 2-8 May 2016

Here’s this week’s edition of The Gloss – our new wrap-up of what’s on in Gloucester, New South Wales. Click to open this week’s edition, inside you’ll find things to do, events, activities and community happenings…. all the things that make Gloucester shine!

  • MUSIC: Live music to accompany the great food at the Fox Den Café.
  • FOOD: Mother’s Day lunch at Riverwood Downs including a family portrait photo shoot.
  • HEALTH: More healthy living courses start this week at the Tucker Patch.

Also newly published is the Gloucester Visitor Guide which contains all the must-know details about visiting Gloucester or making the most of its services if you live here.

  • Print out a copy to keep handy for yourself, your guests, friends or family.

BookCrossing Zone in Gloucester Visitor Information Centre

“A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you. When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold.” (Henry Miller)

Gloucester is now a place for booklovers to participate in the worldwide phenomenon of BookCrossing, where free books can be exchanged by visitors to Gloucester from all over Australia and the world.  Excess books from the Gloucester Library are being tagged with a unique code plus the Gloucester platypus branding so that each book also becomes a travelling marketing tool for our region, with the assistance of travellers from all over the country and the world.

BookCrossing is an online community of booklovers in over 130 countries who share their books in an exciting serendipitous way, just like tagging and releasing an exotic bird or marine animal. Each book is tagged with a unique number that can be tracked online at www.bookcrossing.com and being attached to Gloucester Library makes us an ideal location to be an official BookCrossing Zone.

“BookCrossing is an online community of booklovers in over 130 countries who share their books in an exciting serendipitous way, just like tagging and releasing an exotic bird or marine animal,” said Gloucester Tourism Manager Wendy Hughes. “Each book is tagged with a unique number that can be tracked online at www.bookcrossing.com and being attached to Gloucester Library makes us an ideal location to be an official BookCrossing Zone.”

How does it work?

Visitors to the Gloucester Visitor Information Centre can select any number of books from the BookCrossing Zone display and take them away for their reading pleasure. Afterwards, there’s no need to return them, simply leave the books anywhere for others to discover them and so the journey of the travelling book continues. People leave the books at accommodation providers, cafes, waiting rooms, even park benches and farmers markets. It’s up to the reader to decide where they want to release the book “into the wild”.

Have you just found a BookCrossing book?

You can see the book’s journey online at http://www.bookcrossing.com by entering the unique BookCrossing ID (BCID) number found in the book, and leave a brief note so that others will know what’s happened to the book. An email message will be sent to previous readers who have entered online comments on the book to tell them that the book is safe and happy with you. Once that’s done, you can decide if you want to keep the book, read it, pass it on or set it free again, or any combination of the above!

Go hunting for books, old and new

To find other BookCrossing books in the wild near you, see the hunt pages on the website www.bookcrossing.com.

And of course if you’re looking to buy the latest book or novel just published, we recommend visiting the Gloucester Bookshop in Church Street for all your new book needs.

Easter Wine Tasting: 25-28 March 2016

A short drive around Gloucester takes you to several boutique wineries open all Easter weekend with beautiful views to match their wines. So there’s no need to travel all the way to the Hunter Valley for Easter wine tasting when there are so many options so close and so good! Read More

What’s On in Gloucester this Easter

Here’s our wrap-up of things to do this Easter weekend in Gloucester: events, activities and fun stuff too. Click open the newsletter for the full details of all events or click over to all the details on eventsGloucester website, and we’re very excited in particular by these options  for the Easter weekend:

  • MUSIC: Head to the Country Music Hoedown at Poleys Place for great music, dancing and camping.
  • MARKETS: Hunt for bargains at the Gloucester Community Market in Billabong Park.
  • KIDS CLUB AT THE STEPS: Keeps the kids active and entertained outdoors with abseiling or canoe games at The Steps.
  • RUBBER DUCK RACES: Have a laugh, cheer your favourite duck and go egg hunting at the annual Rotary Duck Races in Gloucester District Park.
  • WINE TASTING: A short drive around Gloucester takes you to several boutique wineries open all Easter weekend with beautiful views to match their wines,
  • MORE FUN: Still looking? Then try horse riding at Camp Cobark or Riverwood Downs, canoeing or kayaking with Barrington Outdoor Adventures, mini golf at the Holiday Park, plus lots more…

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Sustainable Futures Convention: 24-25 Oct 2015

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Gloucester Platypus Festival: Sat 7 Nov 2015

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