Nicky Levey and Nicole Cooper present the best events coming up this weekend.
Newcastle, this is YOUR weekend, my name is Nicky and I’m here at the Newcastle Jockey Club where the Newcastle Jazz Festival will be held this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It’s regarded as one of the best Jazz Festivals in Australia, with 65 superb hours of jazz, heaps of bands, there will seriously be something for everyone, For more info check out newcastlejazz.com.au
Also this weekend, just up the road from here is the Newcastle food and wine expo, it’s an annual event dedicated to Celebrity Chefs, Cheese, cocktails and everything Gourmet. It will be on this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You can even attend an official wine masterclass to help you develop your palate and learn the art of wine appreciation. To find out more visit foodandwineexpo.com.au
And finally three thousand competitors will take part in the Lake Macquarie Running Festival, the course runs between Warners Bay and Speers Point and is arguably one of the best in Australia, jump on lakehalf.com for more information.
Let’s cross to Nicole at Cessnock, Nic, what have you got for us.
Thanks Nicky, i’m here at Cessnock performing arts centre where this Saturday night they are celebrating 50 years of something so special. The Big O, i’m talking 50 years since Roy Orbison brought out his classic hit Pretty Woman. Internationally Renowned Artists, Dean Bourne & Fallon will take you on a magical celebration of the iconic hits. Dean will perform such hits as Pretty Woman, Crying, Dream Baby, Leah, Danny Boy and heaps more. Admission is only $65, if you are keen to go, more information at Cessnock Council website.
And on Sunday the Maitland Regional Art Gallery will host the Maitland Art Bazaar, discover a variety of premium homemade products from over 100 Hunter artists including Fashion, Jewellery, Accessories, Fine Art, Photography and much more, information at artbazaar.com.au
And finally, this Saturday at the Civic Theatre in Newcastle, the Australian Youth Orchestra will perform Beethoven’s Erorica and Stravinsky’s masterpiece. This Australian Youth Orchestra has established itself as a cultural ambassador for Australia on twenty-one international tours since 1970. They will be joined by three internationally acclaimed guest artists, information at the Civic Theatre website.
That’s it from me, have a great weekend, it’s back to you Nicky. Thanks Nicole, well the excitement is building as the 2014 Real NRL finals begin this weekend as Central take on Cessnock at St Johns Oval this Saturday at 3pm. The action
continues on Sunday where Souths take on Macquarie at Townsend Oval, we asked Fordo and Butts who they are tipping to reach the finals.
I personally think Wests might be gone, I think they’ve got some issues over there with a bit of attitude, I’d like to see Souths v Macquarie just to mix it up a bit.
Yeah i’m probably thinking South Macquarie, I think now that coach Miller has flown the coop from Wests to Cessnock there is probably a few issues over there as Darren said and I think South v Macquarie will be a good grand final.
Thanks boys, checking the weather this weekend, in Newcastle it will be Windy with a shower or two on Saturday and a possible shower on Sunday, a top of 18 degrees in Newcastle and 20 in Cessnock. Good news for Singleton and Scone where it will be sunny a top of 21 degrees.
Now that’s it for your weekend, but before we go, we have 2 important events on during the week, firstly, on Thursday 28th August the Lunaticks Society will present `Smart Cities` which will explore the current urban renewal strategy to transform Newcastle into a smart and sustainable city, the event will be held at the Edwards Bar at Newcastle West. Go to lunatickssociety.com.au for more info.
And on Wednesday the 3rd of September the Australian institute of energy will be held at the CSIRO at Mayfield West. The event will explore the future of energy storage in Australia. More information is at aie.org.au
That’s it from me, hope you have a great weekend, see you next time!