NSW and ACT Festival Guide

Bombini Masterclass

Learn the techniques of the trade and the secrets behind many culinary favourites thanks to this masterclass in cooking hosted by award-winning chef Cameron Cansdell of Avoca Beach’s Bombini.

24 September, 10am - 12pm

Lakeside Retirement Village
157 Marconi Road, Bonnells Bay




Cedric Bryant

There’s nothing about gardens that Cedric Bryant doesn’t know. The professionally trained horticulturist and garden designer has over 30 years of experience in the industry, and is only too happy to share his green-thumb knowledge with you.

13 September, 10am - 12pm

Isabella Gardens
4 Azalea Circuit, Isabella Plains




Charlie Albone

Get set to inspire your green thumb this spring with celebrity gardening guru Charlie Albone. The LifeStyle Channel's resident horticulture expert, TV presenter and one of Australia's most revered landscape designers, holds the honour of being the only Australian ever to compete at Chelsea Flower Show in consecutive years, winning two silver medals. Flowers practically bloom in his presence. There’s nothing about creating beautiful outdoor spaces that Charlie doesn’t know and this is your chance to get an insight into his expertise.

2 October, 2pm - 4pm

Lutanda Manor
14 Victoria Road, Pennant Hills




Frankie Valli Tribute Show

Entertainer Simon McLachlan, will have you tapping your toes and singing along to this energising tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. As one of the original cast of the hit show Jersey Boys, McLachlan, breathes new life into these beloved, classic hits.

18 October, 2pm - 4pm

Little Bay Apartments
12 - 40 Pine Avenue, Little Bay




Joyce Collins Trio

Sit back, relax and enjoy the musical stylings of songbird Joyce Collins, whose repertoire of jazz, swing, soul and lounge will take you on a journey through some of music's most beloved, easy-listening genres.

19 September, 2pm - 4pm

Rochford Place
12 Avoca Street, Ropes Crossing




Paint and Pour

Grab a paintbrush and let your creativity flow over a tipple or two as you're guided by a professional artist to create your very own masterpiece.

26 September, 10am - 12pm

Pittwater Village
16-32 Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale




The Ball Brothers

This musical sibling duo incorporate vocals, saxophone, keyboards, and a funky live bass into their renditions of some of the best songs from the 1950s to the 2000s.

20 September, 2pm - 4pm

Ashton Gardens
31 Molly Morgan Drive, East Maitland




The Stiff Gins

From their exquisite harmonies to their engaging personalities, an audience with the award-winning Stiff Gins is a pleasure for your ears. As one of Australia’s most well-known and well-loved Indigenous musical acts, you can expect to be transported to a world of joy, spirit and song, that transcends age and place. With three albums to their name, and an international line up of shows, their name is synonymous with music and beauty. Prepare to be uplifted.

10 October, 6pm - 7.30pm

Dee Why Gardens
155 Fisher Rd North, Dee Why




The Williams Brothers

Join renowned vocal duo, brothers Andrew and Warren Williams Jr. for this tribute to some of the most successful recording artists in history including The Everly Brothers and Frankie Valli. Expect beautiful harmonies and classic hits.

14 September, 10am - 12pm

Henry Kendall Gardens
150 Maidens Brush Road, Wyoming