An intimate evening with Martyn Wyndham Read and friends. Who could ask for more?
The evening started with old friends and strangers mingling and clinking their glasses. Our guests for dinner included Ian and Jenny MacDougall, Don Denness, Louise Brookes, Sally and Luke Nalder, Peter Clonan, Veronica and Paul Underwood, and Peter Coulson (all the way from Lightning Ridge). Sadly Jenny and Neil Anderson missed the concert due to illness.
Our guests then sat down for a dinner of scotch fillet, potato salad and a fresh green salad, cooked and served by Colleen and Paul Ower. Just right for the warm evening.
More guests arrived with David Frazier from the Gulargambone Caravan Park and we were ready to begin our night of entertainment.
The concert started with Don Denness and Ian MacDougall performing together, one on the acoustic guitar, the other on the mandolin. And what beautiful music they made.
A short interlude and Martyn began to strut his stuff. A mixture of poetry and prose, stories and of course, his wonderful music and melodic voice.
While Martyn had a short break, our guests were treated to a fresh batch of hot scones with butter and jam and there were coffee orders all round.
Refreshed and ready to go, Martyn completed another set and ended the evening with "Jackaroo".
On behalf of everyone at the concert, I would like to thank Jenny MacDougall for organising the evening and special thanks to Martyn for wanting to play again at two eight two eight.
Thanks also goes to Louise Brookes who has taken some lovely photos and you will find posted in our gallery.
Come one, come all, come and have a ball!
A new craft workshop is starting at two eight two eight and we are calling all spinners to come and enjoy an hour of two of spinning, chatting,learning and teaching.
Whether you have spun before, own your own own wheel, have been doing it for years and can do it with your eyes closed, or are simply a beginner, don't have your own wheel and are wanting to learn, this is the place for you.
The aim is to provide company for spinners; to encourage and assist new spinners; sort out wheels and source parts and repairs.
So get out "Grandma's wheel" and learn to spin.
We would like to hold these workshops in the pleasant surroundings of two eight two eight, the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month and between the hours of 12 noon and 2:00 pm.
Our first Spinning Session will be Wednesday 16th November, 2016 between the hours of 12 noon and 2:00 pm at two eight two eight. So bring your wheel and your yarn and let's get spinning.
With a full day planned at two eight two eight, a lively group from Horizons Retirement Village in Dubbo, set off in their cars and on a bus headed for Gulargambone.
They arrived around 10am, those with a heavier foot a little earlier, and were greeted by our volunteers, Cath Peart, Pauline Hammond, Alison Tancred, Grace Tancred, Grace Peart, and Angela and Greg O'Brien.
Coffee and scones were the order of the day, and then our guests were entertained by Angela O'Brien who gave a talk about the two eight two eight development project and then aired a video entitled "Our Story". This video depicts the work that went into creating two eight two eight from scratch.
Time for lunch, and Cath Peart prepared Thai Beef Salad and Chicken and Leek Pie. This was followed up with Coffee or Tea and a choice of Citrus Cheesecake Slice with strawberries and cream or Almond and Vanilla Frangipani Tart served with blueberries.
Whilst there our guests viewed the Outback Archies Exhibition and delighted in the variety of crafts and local goodies they could purchase.
A great day was had by all, and reluctantly our weary travellers headed for home.
Come one, come all.
Enjoy a festive family night of entertainment including face painting, market stalls and featuring "Home Alone" on the big screen.
Saturday 3rd December 2016, markets from 6pm and the movie starts at 8pm.
Bring a chair, bring a blanket, bring your family and your friends, and enjoy a night on us!
Applications for stall holders are also most welcome.
And the Winner Is..........
two eight two eight - winner of the Community Run Business Award 2016.
Congratulations to all our dedicated staff, volunteers, committee and our loyal patrons for making this possible. Could not have achieved this without you Kirsty.
Friday the 16th September at Coonamble Bowling Club was where it all happened. A wonderful night, with a crowd of over 240 people and Gulargambone very well represented. The event organisation was a collaboration between members of the Shire Council and Coonamble Chamber of Commerce. A special shout out to Vicki Secombe from the Regional Chamber of Commerce office in Orange, who just so happens to be my sister-in-law. Thanks for presenting our award.
Well done to all the nominees of the night and especially those who came away winners.
Congratulations also go to David and Bernadette Frasier from Gulargambone Caravan Park who took out the Tourism, Arts and Hospitality Award. Well done and so very much deserved.
Congratulations to Maged Hanna from MaxSave Chemist, who received a Certificate of Commendation - an award created especially for him as he was so close to winning.
Congratulations to all the Gulargambone Nominees - CRT Gulargambone (Rohrs); Tammy Nichols from the RTC; 5 Star Supermarket; Michael Skinner; Diane and Barry from Ferguson's Store; and Grant Millgate. If I have overlooked someone, then please accept my humble apologies. It was certainly not intentional.
There are a few pictures in our gallery of the evening and there will be more to follow.