‘The Blackboard – Society Outings/Events’

The Blackboard is for Society members to share, or access info about upcoming Outings and Events that might be of interest to members.

Society Outings – Will be posted here on the Blackboard.
Outings (unofficial) – Say you decide you’re going to photograph a location (or event) in a day or two (or next week), and you’re happy for fellow Society Members to attend.
Just send me some details of where you’re going in an SMS message to Greg 0415 412 244, or email to greg@sutherlandshirephotography.com.au and the info and your contact number will be sent by SMS to Society Members that have requested SMS notification, when member opportunities come up.
Events – Will be posted here on the Blackboard. Send me any suggestions for inclusion here.

What’s On In Sydney

Thirlmere Festival of Steam
3rd – 4th March

Enjoy the sights and sounds of steam as Thirlmere comes alive with the annual Festival of Steam! If you get in early you can even travel from Central via steam.
Website: https://www.nswrailmuseum.com.au/events
Where: NSW Rail Museum – Thirlmere
Map: See Google Map
Cost:  Free festival, optional Train rides and Museum entry charges apply.

Waves and Water
21st December to June 2018

Surfers, swimmers and sunbathers are the stars of a sprawling project collecting images from the 1880s to today, focussing on both traditional and contemporary beach culture and a myriad of esteemed Australian photographers including Max Dupain, Harold Cazneaux and Roger Scott.
Website:  http://www.anmm.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/coming/waves-and-water
Where:  Maritime Museum – Darling Harbour
Map: see GoogleMap
Cost:  Ticket pricing info on their website

21st and 22nd April 2018

Ironfest Lithgow. An arts festival that explores the relationship between humans, metal and identity. Held annually at the Lithgow Showground in the middle of April, it brings together artists, designer-makers, blacksmiths, performers of all kind, musicians, steampunkers, historical re-enactors, machine enthusiasts & hobbyists from all over Australia & the World.
Website:  http://www.ironfest.net/
Where:  Lithgow Showground, Lithgow
Map: see GoogleMap
Cost:  Ticket pricing info on their website

Canowindra International Balloon Challenge
Monday 23rd to Friday 29th April 2018

Each year the skies above Canowindra come alive with the roar of the burners and visual spectacular provided when mass hot air balloons take flight in competition, joy and commercial flying. During the Canowindra Balloon Challenge, the town receives over 10 thousand visitors to see the balloons. The wide open spaces, ideal weather conditions, and friendly local people make this an ideal area for hot air ballooning. The event in 2018 will be run over 8 days during the NSW school holidays, 21st to 29th April 2018.
Website:  www.canowindrachallenge.org.au
Where:  Canowindra NSW (320km west of Sydney)
Map: see GoogleMap
Cost:  FREE