From getting into the festive season early, to beekeeping to local markets, there is lots you can get up to in the Highlands this week.
- From November 25, Empire Cinema
A film about a bossy baby and a superhero action film will premiere in the Highlands this week. Boss Baby: Family Business and Venom: Let There Be Carnage will be released later in the week.
Session times will be updated here.
Flow Hive Beekeeping
- November 26, 180 Mittagong Road Bowral, 9am - 12pm
Have you wanted to learn about beekeeping and how to attract the pollinators to your property? You can learn about Flow Hive beekeeping with Bowral beekeeper Hamish Ta-mé! Hamish will teach you everything from what items to order, how to assemble everything, where to get your first bees and the best place to put your hive. You will also taste honey from different sources and see Hamish's bees in the apiary.
The workshop costs $191.28 and you can book your spot here.
Christmas at Retford Park
- November 27 - December 19, 1325 Old South Road, Bowral
Creative director, stylist and founder of Styling Magazine Australia Coty Farquhar has decorated the interiors of the Retford Park House for Christmas. Attendees can admire the decorations through guided tours on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and as part of the Alfresco afternoons in December.
Yerrinbool Produce Market
- November 27, Yerrinbool Station, 10am - 1pm
The fourth Saturday of the month means you can buy some produce from the Yerrinbool garden! Eggs, jams and recycled goods are also for sale.
Exhibition: Land, Sea and Form
- Until November 27, CTC Robertson, Thursday and Friday from 10am - 4pm and Saturday 10am - 1pm
Highlands artist Hazel Richardson is bringing her love of nature to life in this month's exhibition in Robertson. It is a collection of acrylics and mixed media on canvas, and the paintings are for sale. The café at the centre will also be open.
Coffee sales support the centre and its community projects.
- November 27, Bowral Bowling Club, 8:00am - 1:00pm
Come along to one of the region's oldest markets for a wide range of stalls. Enjoy a mix of stalls offering freshly baked goods and produce, preserves, textiles, arts and crafts.
Photography masterclass with Tamara Dean
- November 27 - 28, Ngununggula, 3.30pm - 8.30 pm
Photography lovers will have the opportunity to be mentored by multimedia artist Tamara Dean over a weekend in November. Ms Dean is the inaugural solo exhibitor at the Ngununggula gallery with her installation High Jinks in the Hydrangeas.
She will provide participants with insight into her artistic process, give a tour of her exhibition and help them create a photographic scene on the first day. A light dinner will also be provided on the first day.
Participants must have a Digital SLR camera, a tripod and intermediate photography skills.
Ngununggula staff will then schedule a one-on-one session with Tamara and the participants to discuss the work produced in the session on the second day.
The weekend workshop is $528.59 and can be booked here.
Next Generation encore performance
- November 28, Gibraltar Hotel, 2pm - 5pm
A group of up and coming performers, known as The Next Generation will be making a comeback, and bringing jazz to the Highlands. The musicians have finished their studies at the Sydney Conservatorium and will perform a range of jazz and contemporary pieces.
Doors will open at 1pm and food and drinks can be purchased from the bar.
Tickets are $30.50 and attendees can make song requests when they book online.
You can also listen to their performance at the hotel in March on Soundcloud.
2021 John Copes Prize for Watercolour Painting
- Until December 5, Bowral Gallery, daily from 10am - 4pm
Come and discover a world of watercolour this weekend from a variety of artists. A total of $3000 will be awarded for first prize, $600 for second and $400 for third place. An artist will also be awarded the People's Choice and receive $200.
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