Events

There's always something happening in the Kiama area, which includes Gerringong, Gerroa, Jamberoo and Minnamurra..


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Our Events Calendar is full of family-friendly festivals, art exhibits, concerts, expos, community events and so much more! If you would like to let us know of an upcoming event, or simply to obtain more information, contact us.

Please note that event details are subject to change and we recommend visiting event websites to verify information in advance.

Fern Street Gallery - Fabrications x 4

05/08/2019 - 18/08/2019 @ All Day Event Gerringong NSW

We are excited to invite you to our new exhibition "Fabrications x 4" by four visiting textile artist: Sandra Lyons, Chris Kondratenko, Denise Sargo & Robyn Eves.This exhibition features four artists using textiles, stitching and fibre. The artists interpret seascape, landscape and the botanical in their own unique ways, through textiles and colourful materials. A unique exhibition full of texture.OPEN NOW until Sunday 18th August, daily from 10am.

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Art Bar Kiama Presents - Kiama Pop 2

01/08/2019 - 01/09/2019 @ 10:00 AM – 10:00 AM Kiama NSW

Following on from the popularity of the original Kiama Pop Show in 2015 the ART BAR is super proud to present Kiama Pop 2: People Places & Paste-Ups. A fun and funky group show by the incredible Becky Guggisberg, Dave Evans (of Kiki and Pascal fame!) and our very own Jamie Cole. Come along, have a giggle and enjoy this colourful, dynamic and fun-filled exhibition with everything from rockets to blowholes! Exhibition runs from 1 August to 1 September 2019

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Beginners workshop for Japanese Caligraphy

15/08/2019 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Kiama NSW

If you are learning Japanese, or just culture curious, explore the beautiful shapes of one of the world's most sophisticated writing systems.  Learn to write hiragana, katakana and kanji using both traditional brushes and ink as well as modern brush-pens. This beginners workshop will cover everything from stroke order to balance. David Lesslie is an artist and signwriter from Sydney. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with majors in Japanese and Linguistics from the University of Sydney and has also taught calligraphy there. A passionate calligraphy enthusiast, David has over ten years’ experience using traditional brushes and ink. This event is part of our Makers & Creators program at Kiama Library. When: 10-11am Thursday 15 August Where: Kiama Library Who: Ages 15+ Tickets: $10 per person. Limited places.Click here to book your spot online or ask at the front desk of the library.

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Modern Quilt Show Australia

16/08/2019 - 18/08/2019 @ 10:00 AM – 04:30 PM Kiama NSW

Enjoy the Modern Quilt Show Australia at the Pavilion in Kiama. Stalls and workshops accompany exhibitors. All proceeds donated to Illawarra Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy service.Hours: Friday & Saturday 10am - 4:30pm, Sunday 10am-3:00pm Admission is $8.00 online / $10 at the door / children under the age of 13 are free. Quilt Show entries: Open 11 May 2019 / Close 17 June 2019

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Crooked River Wines presents The Rubens and Special Guests

17/08/2019 @ 04:00 PM – 08:00 PM Gerringong NSW

Join us for an incredible night with The Rubens, who will be laying it down in the Production Shed at Crooked River Wines. An intimate setting, surrounded by beautiful oak barrels, wine vats and the most amazing tunes.  The Rubens are a five-piece alternative rock band originally from Menangle, New South Wales. The band comprises the three Margin brothers, Zaac, Sam and Elliott, and friends Scott Baldwin and William Zeglis. Their debut self-titled album The Rubens gained them domestic success with it reaching No. 3 on the ARIA Charts and being nominated for a J Award for Album of the Year. In 2011, their debut single, “Lay It Down”, was voted number 57 in the Triple J Hottest 100. Their next single, “My Gun”, was nominated for Best Music Video at the 2012 ARIA Awards and was voted number 10 in the Triple J Hottest 100. In May 2015, the band released the lead single from their second album, called “Hallelujah”. The album, Hoops, was released in August 2015. The follow-up single from the album, the title track “Hoops”, reached number 25 on the ARIA Singles Chart in 2015 and was voted number one in the Triple J Hottest 100 of 2015 held on Australia Day 2016. After its success on the Hottest 100, the single re-entered the charts, reaching a new peak of number 9 on the ARIA Singles Chart in February 2016. In June 2018, the band released their third studio album, Lo La Ru, which became their third to debut within the ARIA top 5.  This is an 18+ Event – ID is required. Standing only. Limited tickets are available – no tickets are available at the gate. No cancellations or refunds are permitted. 

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Gerringong Rotary Markets

16/03/2019 - 31/12/2019 @ 08:30 AM – 01:30 PM Gerringong NSW

3rd Saturday of the Month, 8.30am - 1.30pm GERRINGONG TOWN HALL & OLD SCHOOL PARK – Fern Street, Gerringong On the 3rd Saturday of the month, Gerringong Rotary Markets are held in the heart of beautiful Gerringong. Join us and discover a delightful variety of stalls offering quality products and boutique wares. Absorb the friendly, village atmosphere while making your purchases. Indulge in a selection from the array of tasty foods and drinks available and enjoy the music. We look forward to welcoming you. For further information Phone: 0428 277 931 or email: gerringongrotarymarkets@gmail.com

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Kiama and District Historical Society Presents Bryan Fuller

17/08/2019 @ From 02:30 PM Kiama NSW

Kiama and District Historical Society (KDHS) is delighted to welcome Bryan Fuller as speaker for their monthly event on Saturday 17 August 2.30pm in 

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Bro Ties - Mens Mental Health Gala Dinner

17/08/2019 @ From 06:00 PM Kiama NSW

One Fitneses 24/7 Kiama presents - Mens Mental Health Gala Dinner in the Marquee at the Sebel Harbourside Kiama. Buy tickets online at www.onefitness247.com Tickets $130pp for 3 course meal, beverage package and resource pack. Entertainment: Charity auction and live band. Guest Speakers: Brett Connellan, Stephen White, Mark Burns, Tom Baker & Sam Webb Keynote Speaker: Michael Crosslands. All proceeds go to LIVIN Dress Code: Bow Tie

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Gerringong Bowling Club 60th Birthday Celebrations - Celebration Dinner

17/08/2019 @ From 06:00 PM Werri Beach NSW

Gerringong Bowling Club will be holding our 60th Birthday Celebration Dinner; $35.00pp - includes 2 course meal and live music Tickets on sale now - 02 4234 1414

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Fern Street Gallery - Constructing 3D Textile Vessels

17/08/2019 - 18/08/2019 @ 10:00 PM – 03:00 PM Gerringong NSW

Day 1 On the first day we will be exploring the principles of 3D shapes and how these apply in textiles. Participants will design or modify the tutor’s design for the 3D vessel they prefer. Materials will be cut from supplied patterns for the shape they have selected and then background fabrics will be applied to the foundation. Day 2 The second day will be spent on selecting materials; felt, fabrics, braids, ribbons, beads etc to work the surface design chosen by the participant and finishing their 3D vessel. (please note you must bring your own sewing machine for this two-day workshop). Supplies: Kit supplied for $40 on request Please BYO lunch (we have a fridge) or you can buy from one of Gerringong’s lovely café’s nearby. Beginners to Advanced – must bring own sewing machine and have basic skills Cost: $160

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Australian Ceramics Open Studio Day - Zeynep Testoni Studio

17/08/2019 - 18/08/2019 @ 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM Gerroa NSW

Zeynep Testoni Ceramics Studio will participate in the Australian Ceramics Open Studios on Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August 2019, from 10am-4pm. The studio will be open to the general public to visit and participate in pottery activities.  We will also be celebrating our 2nd birthday in Gerroa with wheelthrowing demonstrations, a student pottery marketplace and of course birthday cake - come along and unleash your inner artist!  Free entry.

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Kiama Seaside Markets

17/03/2019 - 16/02/2020 @ 09:00 AM – 03:00 PM Kiama NSW

Kiama Seaside Markets are held the third Sunday of every month and on occasional public holidays. Extra markets are usually held in April & June and again in January. Spend the day in beautiful Kiama and browse through the popular seaside craft market. Inspect the array of country craft, artisan and antique ware on display, as well as bric-a-brac, collectibles, plants and beautiful homemade items. A great shopping experience for the whole family, right in the heart of Kiama. Definitely worth a visit!

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Gerringong Bowling Club 60th Birthday Celebrations - Family Fun Day

18/08/2019 @ 11:30 AM – 05:30 PM Werri Beach NSW

This is a FREE EVENT for all the family to enjoy with jumping castles, face painting, sausage sizzle & live entertainment.

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Mixed Media with Megan Seres - Kiama Art Workshops

29/07/2019 - 16/09/2019 @ 01:30 PM – 04:30 PM Kiama NSW

Mixed Media with Megan Seres Commencing Monday 29th July to Monday 16th September (8 weeks) 1.30pm to 4.30pm Kiama Scout Hall Cost: $460 Join artist and tutor Megan Seres for our Mixed Media Term class.  This class is held on Monday afternoons for 8 weeks by the seaside in beautiful Kiama.  Megan will take the mystery out of Mixed Media and encourage you to explore new combinations and techniques by breaking down the boundaries between different art forms.  It is such a fun way to create artworks that have a wide variety of finishes.  For beginners, it’s the perfect way to find your favourite mediums, for intermediate and advanced it’s a wonderful addition to your art portfolio. To book email info@kiamaartworkshops.com.au or call Rhonda on 0438359595

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Fern Street Gallery - Art of Travel

19/08/2019 - 01/09/2019 @ 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM Gerringong NSW

Art of Travel invites you to explore glimpses of the picturesque travel adventures and creative interpretations experienced by two local artists, Julie Bagnall and Lorell McIntyre. Join us and enjoy our varied interpretations as we take you around the world to some of our favourite destinations. OPEN NOW until Sunday 1st September, daily from 10am.

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Kiama Farmers Market

02/01/2019 - 06/05/2020 @ 2-5pm in Winter (Apr to Oct) & 3-6pm in Summer (Oct to Apr) Kiama NSW

The Kiama Farmers' Market runs every Wednesday. Please note that the times vary 3-6pm in summer (October to April) & 2-5pm in Winter (April to October). Stock up on fresh fruit and veggies, eggs, bread, honey, jams and chilli sauces. Lots of tasty things to eat and buy.

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Digital Technologies & Young Children

21/08/2019 @ 06:00 PM – 07:30 PM Wollongong NSW

Don't miss your chance to purchase tickets to Early Start’s third Speaker Series, Digital Technologies & Young Children with Professor Lisa Kervin. Be quick, as our previous Speaker Series sold out in record time! There has been strong debate as to whether young children should use digital technologies. The reality is that many children are accessing digital technologies and we have a responsibility to ensure these are being used in the best possible ways. Join us for an in-depth look at quality screen time and digital play for children aged 3 to 8 years. We’ll explore the potential of digital technology to enrich children’s play and share some criteria to guide children’s engagement with digital experiences. What you’ll learn What to look for when children are engaging in digital play How to shift your focus on screen time from quantity to quality How to make decisions about digital technology use – the what, when and how How to model best practice when using digital technologies Guidance on how to select apps for young children (Take-home guide included)  Date: Wednesday 21 August Time: 6pm – 7.30pm Location: Building 21, G.08 University of Wollongong Cost: $15/non-members. $7.50/members BOOK NOW!    

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Bouquiniste Author Event - Tim Slee

23/08/2019 @ 05:30 PM – 07:30 PM Kiama NSW

Join Bouquiniste for their next author event with Tim Slee, author of the debut, Banjo Prize winning novel ‘Taking Tom Murray Home’.  Tim will be joining Bouquiniste in store Friday 23rd August for an author talk/bookclub meeting. RSVP with name and mobile number by text 0475 270 339 or email hannah@bouquiniste.com.au. RSVPs are essential!

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I3 Presents Rosie Waterland - The Healing Power of Comedy

23/08/2019 @ 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM Kiama NSW

In 2014, Rosie became a household name with her hilarious recaps of The Bachelor, and we’ve never looked back with our love for her. Rosie has survived the very worst that life can throw at you but she’s always maintained that laughter is the best medicine. Her irreverent humour has been applied to topics from awkward sex to body image and mental health, all topics we’ll be discussing on this not-to-be-missed night with Rosie. The conversation will be followed by an intimate meet & greet with Rosie and a book signing.

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Botanical Watercolour Workshop

24/08/2019 @ 09:30 AM – 03:30 PM Kiama NSW

This LOOK-DRAW-PAINT workshop with Sarah Cole will teach you the fundamentals of watercolour painting from a contemporary perspective. Perfect for beginners to intermediate participants will create a finished artwork that will be framed at the end of the session. The workshop begins with a series of preliminary drawings using a variety of branches, leaves and flora from the Illawarra region. Participants visually observe the key lines and shapes and transfer these observations to paper through the drawing process. A final composition will be constructed and the artwork will be completed using a variety of watercolour techniques. All materials are provided, so come along and learn some new skills in a relaxed and encouraging environment.   Date: Sat 24th August 2019 Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm Where: Kiama NSW Cost: $175 per person, includes all materials, morning and afternoon tea To book: email info@kiamaartworkshops.com.au or call Rhonda on 0438 359 595

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Kiama Makers & Growers Market

25/05/2019 - 04/07/2020 @ 09:00 AM – 02:00 PM Kiama NSW

Over 50 markets stalls including face painting and jumping castle for the kids. A Make It, Bake It, Grow It, Sew It market featuring beautiful hand-made, home-grown goods, craft and produce plus live acoustic music. Plenty to discover each month including children's & designer adult clothing, hand-made soap and skin care, beautiful art work and fine art cards, items for your home and eco-friendly products. Stock up on fresh fruit and veggies, plants, eggs, spices, honey, jams, chilli sauces and olives. Enjoy lunch with us with freshly squeezed juices, hot food and coffee.  Daylight saving times are 9AM – 2PM and winter months are 10AM to 3PM

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Fern Street Gallery - Forms & Figures

24/08/2019 @ 09:30 AM – 01:00 PM Gerringong NSW

Join Kerry for a relaxing Saturday morning escape creating and learning her Abstract Female Form Workshop. This is a lovely approach to creating your impression of the female form on paper exploring the fluid approach techniques of acrylics, inks & mixed media. Time to unwind with other creatives in a nurturing & encouraging workshop. This will book out quickly as places are limited – so to secure your place in this workshop you need to email Kerry and book in. Supplies: All materials included. Beginners to Advanced Cost: $175 All Materials Included.

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Jamberoo Village Market

25/08/2019 - 30/08/2020 @ 09:00 AM – 02:00 PM Jamberoo NSW

Come and join us on the last Sunday of each month in Reid Park in the lovely village of Jamberoo just inland of Kiama on the South coast of New South Wales. We have craft and bric-a-brac, new goods and used, ladies clothes and babies wear, books and jewellery, wood craft and wonderful food stalls, garden statues and veggies. Something for everybody. Join us as a customer, a visitor or a participant. Contact Vivienne on 0402 101 343 for enquiries on becoming part of the fun.

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Parkinsons Unity Walk in the Park

25/08/2019 @ 11:00 AM – 02:00 PM Kiama NSW

Come join the Kiama Parkinson’s NSW Support Group and the local community for a stroll around Black Beach and Kiama Harbour. The walking route is flat and suitable for wheelchair users and prams. Meet at the” School Flat” opposite Penny Whistler Café and stick around for a sausage sizzle hosted by the Rotary Club of Kiama. Parking available at the starting location. Toilets and water bubblers located at the venue. Participation packs, pre-purchased t-shirts and free t-shirts can be collected on the day.  What to bring: Sensible walking shoes, appropriate clothing for the weather on the day, a hat and sunscreen, water, all your family & friends!Distance: 2km return Cost: $10-$15 Registrations: Online till 12noon Thursday 22 August – click here On the day – cash only

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Make Your Own Baklava & Eat It Too

25/08/2019 @ 10:00 AM – 10:00 AM Gerroa NSW

Arzu has been cooking Turkish food for many years and is delighted to share her knowledge and expertise with you!  Learn to make authentic baklava. Experience a Turkish style afternoon tea complete with Turkish coffee and sweets.  What's included:  *2 hour workshop and cooking demonstration *hands-on instruction in two types of baklava  *recipe to keep  *all ingredients and equipment supplied  *authentic afternoon tea experience with Turkish coffee, baklava * Turkish delight  * take home baklava Bookings essential. Book Online Times: 10am or 1pm Cost: $70 per person

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Brass Band Bonanza @ Kiama Uniting Church

27/08/2019 @ From 10:00 AM Kiama nsw

Music lovers are invited to Kiama Uniting Church for a brass band bonanza. The senior brass band will be entertaining a crowd at the Kiama Uniting Church Fellowship Centre.  They will be playing a variety of music fromacred to popular. The wonderful Timbral ladies have exceptional timing and talent. The event will commence with a morning tea followed by the concert at 10.30am.  Entry is $10

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Artist Gathering

29/08/2019 @ 05:30 PM – 07:00 PM Kiama NSW

Artist Gathering - A get together for all creatives!  $10.00 cash payment at the event, covers finger food. Drinks at the bar additional.

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Kiama Bodyboard King Pro

30/08/2019 - 08/09/2019 @ All Day Event Kiama NSW

30 AUGUST - 8 SEPTEMBER The Kiama Bodyboard Slam is the third stop on the APB World Tour and will see over 100 world class competitors battle for the title.  The headquarters for the event will be at Surf Beach, Kiama, with organisers making use of surrounding beaches up and down the coast, depending on the conditions. For accommodation options please: View the Kiama Accommodation Guide or Book Online now. For more information please visit: www.surfingaustralia.com/nsw www.apbtour.com/live/ Event Schedule

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Kiama Library presents - Memory and Landscapes

30/08/2019 @ 06:00 PM – 07:30 PM Kiama NSW

For the opening of our History Week exhibition, please join local resident, history buff and First Fleet re-enactment sailor Roger Fyfe for a special talk and screening of ‘Against the Odds’, a short documentary showcasing the First Fleet re-enactment story 1987-1988.  Join the Q&A session, find out more about the history of the First Fleet and discover some First Fleet Kiama connections. Phone the library on (02) 4233 1133 or drop in to register for this free event. 

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Wine & Words Workshop

30/08/2019 @ 06:30 PM – 09:30 PM Gerringong NSW

WINE & WORDS - Wine Tasting + Introduction to Hand-Lettering WorkshopPresented by Crooked River Wines x The Marker by Gillian DinhDo you love the idea of sipping on wine to kick off your weekend? Have you ever wanted to try your hand at a creative workshop? Well here's your chance to combine the two in a unique Friday evening workshop, bringing you both wine and the art of hand-lettering!Suitable for those who've never even picked up a brush or marker before, to artistic beginners and lettering lovers of all levels. This introductory workshop suits anyone wanting to try their hand at lettering or even for those looking to brush up on the basics and try a different style.This will be a fun-filled workshop, kicking off the evening with a 30 minute group wine tasting of up to 4 different local wines from Crooked River Winery including a premium platter of tasty treats and local produce. After we've popped the cork on a few bottles, creative studio entrepreneur Gillian Dinh from The Marker, will demonstrate the basic foundations to hand-lettering in a 2 hour lettering class; teaching students about the various tools, materials and styles explored through this craft.For more information or to book tickets, please click here.

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I3 Presents Prof. Alan R Duffy - The Future of Space Travel... and Australia's Place In It

30/08/2019 @ 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM Kiama NSW

Swinburne astronomer Associate Professor Alan Duffy works on dark matter, dark energy, galaxy formation and cosmology as well as explaining science nationally as Lead Scientist of the Royal Institution of Australia, home of Australia’s Science Channel. The conversation will be followed by an intimate meet & greet with Prof Duffy. Tickets available here.

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Kathy Karas Watercolour Workshop

31/08/2019 @ 03:00 PM – 06:30 PM Kiama NSW

Learn how to work with Watercolour and enjoy painting “My Chickadees”. No experience necessary and you will be with like minded budding artists. Bookings essential as limited spaces. A fun afternoon and a great way to start your artist career and learn from an expert..our delicious vintage afternoon tea as well as art materials are included! Your space in a class is reserved only once full payment has been received. Our workshop tickets are non-refundable, but if you are aware you will be unable to attend, you may pass your ticket to someone else you wish to come in your place. In the event you forget to come or you are unable to attend a workshop, the ticket is non-transferable after the event. Whilst arriving, attending and leaving the workshops, it is your responsibility to ensure that you maintain and adhere to all safety precautions and requirements during the workshop. We hold no personal liability or responsibility for any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property, or any physical injuries obtained during the workshop. By attending a workshop, you agree in holding full responsibility and liability for any damages, injuries to parties involved and physical and/or personal property that may occur during the workshop.

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Kiama Art Society Annual Exhibition 2019

31/08/2019 - 07/09/2019 @ 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM Kiama NSW

Friday 30 August: Official Opening & awards presentation: refreshments at 6pm @ The Kiama Leagues Club Auditorium with the presentations starting at 7pm. Entry is $15 for adults, and students are FREE. Art Exhibition Opening hours:Saturday 31 August till Saturday September 7: 10am - 5.00pm daily Come and support this annual community event. The Raffle prizes are a print by local artist, Colin Harwood, and a painting from highly regarded Melbourne artist, Julie Goldspink. Admission is $2 per adult. A variety of paintings ranging from; Landscapes and Seascapes | Abstract | Local Kiama area | Still Life | Figurative | Watercolour |Years 7-12 | Years K-6 |

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David Nicholls Author Event in Kiama

31/08/2019 @ From 03:00 PM Kiama NSW

International Bestselling Author, David Nicholls, to visit Kiama in his first Australian tour and his only event outside a major city, presented by Bouquiniste Bookshop Cafe. David Nicholls will be in conversation with Clayton Zane (co-owner of Bouquiniste Bookshop) and special guest Edwina Bartholomew. The author talk will be held on Saturday 31st August at 3pm, at The Pavilion Kiama, discussing David’s latest novel Sweet Sorrow.  Copies of David’s novels will be available at the event, with a Book Signing commencing after the talk. David Nicholls is the author of the worldwide phenomenon One Day, and bestselling novels Us, The Understudy and Starter for Ten. His novels have sold over eight million copies worldwide and are published in forty languages. David’s last book, Us, was longlisted for The Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2014. David wrote the screenplay for the film adaptations of his novels One Day, which starred Anne Hathaway and Started for Ten, which starred James McAvoy. David recently won a BAFTA award and was nominated for an Emmy for Patrick Melrose, his adaptation of the novels by Edward St Aubyn, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Sweet Sorrow 'That most rare and coveted of literary feats: a popular novel of serious merit, a bestseller that will also endure.' – Observer. 'Triumph ... the sense of nostalgia is visceral and intense, almost time-bending.' - The Sunday Times. 'Does any writer do nostalgia quite like David Nicholls? His bestseller One Day was partly so adored for the way he captured the feeling of being young, being in love, and being confused. He returns to similarly fertile territory on Sweet Sorrow, only stepping back into teenage years, the writing an ideal blend of the gently humorous and utterly heartfelt. It made me feel like something had swollen up inside my chest, and readers are liable to find their thoughts drifting over their own misspent school holidays or crushingly ardent first loves.' - Holly Williams, The Independent, UK. FREE tickets via EVENTBRITE.

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Salty go head to head with the mighty Inspektor Gadje

31/08/2019 @ 07:30 PM – 11:00 PM Gerroa NSW

Together for the first time, Gerringong’s favourite sons Salty go head to head with the mighty Inspektor Gadje. This will be a musical melting pot in the truest sense – Salty’s adventurous, genre hopping originals meet the high energy Balkan grooves of the Inspektor! Doors open 7.30pm Salty – 8.15pm Inspektor Gadje – 9.45pm Note: This event is strictly BYO and over 18’s only. To hear and see more visit: Salty https://saltymusic.bandcamp.com/releases Inspektor Gadje https://www.facebook.com/inspektorgadje/

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