WHAT'S ON

What's On in Blayney: Christmas in July, markets, Winter Festival

CHRISTMAS IN JULY: When chestnuts roasting on an open fire makes sense.
CHRISTMAS IN JULY: When chestnuts roasting on an open fire makes sense.

Christmas in July

Book now

A festive winter spectacle is poised to fill Keystone 1889 next month. For two evenings [Friday, July 16 and Saturday, July 17], audiences will be treated to a Christmas in July feast, accompanied by pantomime and cabaret entertainment. There are still tickets for the Friday night. Book them at www.ctsbathurst.com.au.

Blayney markets

Monthly

You'll find fruit, veg, local products, plants, jewellery, crafts and lots more at the Blayney Rotary Market, held at Carrington Park on the third Sunday of the month. If the weather turns damp, the markets move to the Blayney Community Centre. Next event is on June 20.

THE NEW GRACES: Catch them live.

THE NEW GRACES: Catch them live.

The New Graces

Gig + Book now

Melanie Horsnell, Kate Burke, and Robyn Martin - all seasoned identities in the Australian music scene - have teamed up as The New Graces. Songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, they deliver exquisite three-part harmonies, with a little desert heat-haze that could only be Australian. Between them, they weave tales of farmers, hippies, mothers, lovers, the ordinary and the mysterious. CWA HALL, Byng Street Orange (in Robinson Park) on Sunday 27 June 2021 2pm - 4pm. Doors open at 1pm - Refreshments available at the venue. Tickets at www.jamorange.com.au/shop or Landers Music.

WINTER FESTIVAL: Lit up Bathurst last year. What will this year bring?

WINTER FESTIVAL: Lit up Bathurst last year. What will this year bring?

Winter Festival

Soon to kick off

After being curtailed last year by COVID, Bathurst Winter Festival will return in July featuring all its regular events and rides, including the ice rink, ferris wheel and carousel. June 26 to July 11. For full details visit www.bathurstwinterfestival.com.au.

Pick the Wildflowers

Book launch

Tracy Lee Thompson will talk about her debut fiction novel, "Pick the Wildflowers" at this event. Thompson will lead a discussion of her writing and the inspiration for the romantic novel, set in a country town in 1935. Bathurst Library, June 19,1.30pm-3pm. Free

Sam Buckingham

Live music

Sam Buckingham is touring her new album, "Something More". Known for her soul-baring acoustic performances, her new show now includes live looping and sampling. Sam has toured with Kasey Chambers and James Reyne. The Victoria Bathurst, 3 Keppel St, Bathurst, June 19 from 6pm. Tickets $26 from eventbrite.com.au

Carmen

Opera

Experience the Spanish colour and rhythms of Bizet's famous opera through Opera Australia's singers, live chamber orchestra and a children's chorus. This new production includes gorgeous sets and vintage-inspired costumes - not to be missed. BMEC, 105 William Street, Bathurst, June 21 from 7.30pm. Tickets from www.bmec.com.au