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South Coast Leisure Times : Spring 2016
www.southcoastleisuretimes.com.au South Coast 11 North to Wollongong Cultural celebration nears The magnificent Sea Cliff Bridge is a link between northern coastal villages Coalcliff and Clifton, which can be driven, cycled or walked. Photo Dee Kramer Photography Performers dazzle at the annual Viva La Gong. Photo Christopher Chan. Viva la Gong is an award-winning, waste wise arts and community festival. The annual event celebrating Wollongong’s cultural diversity will take place on Saturday, November 12. It is as much about doing as it is about seeing or discovering something new. Learn a new art or craft, taste your way around the world, or dance your heart out to a new band. It kicks off in MacCabe Park from 11am. If you’d like more information about Viva la Gong phone 4227 7389 or email email@example.com. Visit vivalagongfestival.org for the full program closer to the event. The Bald and the beautiful Nestled in the fold of the Illawarra escarpment, Stanwell Park is noted for its beaches, bushland and the majesty of Bald Hill. The main coastal road, Lawrence Hargrave Drive/Grand Pacific Drive, maintains the link with history and also provides magnificent views of the coast north from Bulli via the Sea Cliff Bridge and winds through many picturesque coastal villages. At Stanwell Park, don’t miss visiting Articles Fine Art Gallery, owned by John and Frances Vander. John has been a full time artist for over 36 years and has won many awards. His works can be seen on permanent display at Articles Fine Art Gallery, along with that of more than 40 other artists, where visitors can also admire paintings, pottery, glass and sculptures. Art from Articles comes with a history of the artist and the story behind the work, giving the collector plenty of interesting dinner conversation. See pages 8-9 for more details. Take a walk and capture the breathtaking panoramic views across Bulli and out to sea and be amazed at the variety of grevilleas. You’ll soon want to enjoy them in your own garden and luckily plants are for sale. Picnic by ‘the Chapel’. OPEN DAYS AT GREVILLEA PARK Open weekends for 2016: September3&4,10&11 10am-4pm Entry is $5 for Adults & free for children. For more information: www.grevilleapark.org Rear of Bulli Showground and only 10 mins walk from Bulli Station. Take the opportunity to visit the Black Diamond Heritage Centre Museum open every Sunday 1-4pm at the Bulli Railway Station. AW3012596 • Walks pram & wheelchair friendly • Light refreshments available • BBQ & picnic facilities • 150 Grevillea types & other natives • Plants for sale AW3013202 Open 10am – 4pm daily Plus special evening sessions Group and School bookings by appointment Science Centre & Planetarium, 60 Squires Way, North Wollongong www.sciencecentre.com.au or check out our Facebook page SCIENCE CENTRE & PLANETARIUM A great place for families all year round! There are over 100 exhibits to explore over two floors! Check out the new thermal imaging camera or tour the light room. There is something to interest everyone. Our full dome planetarium features daily shows for both children and adults. Relax in the comfy seats and watch as we turn day into night before your eyes and what visit would be complete without seeing an exciting science show in the South32 Science Theatre. Take some time to check out the amazing items available in the Science Shop or relax with a coffee and something to eat in the kiosk/café. There are Children’s Holiday Workshops, Discovery Evenings, Outreach Programs and much more! AW3013202