Things to do in the Southern Highlands

Markets, a Soul Vibe expo, a blues night and a theatre production are among the highlights of the Highlands this weekend.
Markets, a Soul Vibe expo, a blues night and a theatre production are among the highlights of the Highlands this weekend.

1 – The Australian premier of Jaki McCarrick’s Belfast Girls presented by The Highlands Theatre Group. Friday, May 18 to Sunday, May 27. Mittagong Playhouse, Bowral Road, Mittagong.

For the first time in Australia, The Highlands Theatre Group will bring to life the story of young women who left Ireland between 1848 and 1851 under the Orphan Immigration Scheme. They hoped to escape the horrors and devastation of the Irish Potato Famine as well as the brutality of their own lives.

Visit htg.org.au for performance times and tickets.

2 – Dinner and live music with the Jewel Tones Trio. Saturday, May 19, 6.30pm. 118 Main Street, Mittagong.

Enjoy a five course tapas-style meal created by chef Peter Oakley while being entertained by The Jewel-Tones blues trio. 

Call 4872 2640 or email reservations@glasscafe.com.au.

3 – Southern Highlands Soul Vibe Expo. Sunday, May 20, 10am to 5pm. Mittagong RSL, Old Hume Highway, Mittagong.

This well-being and lifestyle event will feature free workshops and stage presentations. There will also be physic readers, natural therapists, wellness specialists, crystals, essential oils, unique giftware and more. Entry is free. Visit https://www.soulvibeevents.com or call 0406 410 003.

4 – Soul Time. Sunday, May 20, 10.20am to 12pm. 16 Bendooley Street, Bowral. 

Are you looking for somewhere inspiring to spend your Sunday morning? The theme for this Soul Time will be ‘Reconciliation – Walking Together.’ It will explore the essence of what walking together really means and whether the human heart and soul can hold the answers being looked for. Live music segments will feature Vanessa Woodhill, recorder player and music educator of many years who currently teaches music at the Steiner School.

5 – To market, to market.

- Mittagong Markets at the Uniting Church Grounds from 8am to 2pm, on Saturday.

- Bundanoon Makers Market at Soldiers Memorial Hall from 8.30am to 2pm, on Sunday.

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