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December 30, 2022
If you find yourself in Glen Innes Highlands this January, there's a lot to see and do! In this month's newsletter, you'll find some location tips from a keen local amateur photographer. Local travel writer, Amanda Woods, shares some interesting history behind two of our popular annual race events. And we've included a wrap-up of what's on so you can make plans to join in the fun. Read on for ideas to inspire your next visit. And check out our website to find local accommodation and more information about our region.
As an amateur photographer, I have found an endless supply of places to visit in our local region, all year round. Here are my top five go-to spots when I need my fix of solitude and nature:
For more than 160 years race goers have been drawn to Glen Innes to have a flutter on the horses, see the fashions in the field and enjoy a fun country day out.
Until Fri 13 Jan Every evening Various locations, Glen Innes Discover the magic of six separate lighting installations around our town centre and parklands, each with a different theme. More info. This initiative from Mr & Mrs Hill Lighting is proudly funded by the NSW Government and supported by Glen Innes Severn Council.
Sat 7 Jan Gates open 11.30am Glen Innes Racecourse, Cnr Ferguson & Dumaresq Str, Glen Innes Tickets at the gate: $15. Bookings & TAB, food vans, BBQ, bar, VIP marquee, champaign garden, Fashions on the Field, live band after the last race. More info.
Sat 7 Jan & Thurs 12 Jan 10.00am to 4.00pm The Makers Shed, 123 Grey St, Glen Innes Get across the entire silversmithing process with Richard as your guide, from designing your piece through to cutting, soldering, heating, cold-connecting, fold-forming, bezel-setting and polishing. More info.
Fri 13 Jan 6.00pm to 8.30pm Glen Innes Showground, Torrington Street, Glen Innes Multiple Golden Guitar winner and horseman extraordinaire Tom Curtain has again hit the road as part of his 'Nothin's Gonna Stop Us' Tour with his award-winning 'Katherine Outback Experience'.
Sat Jan 14 - More info 6.00pm at Glen Innes Town Hall, 265 Grey St, Glen Innes Sun Jan 15 - More info 3.00pm at Deepwater School of Arts, 72 Tenterfield St, Deepwater Join Golder Guitar-winning Australiana singer-songwriter, Matt Scullion, for a FREE 2-hour show & sausage sizzle, proudly funded by the NSW Government and supported by Glen Innes Severn Council.
Sat 21 Jan Gates open 10.00am Deepwater Racecourse, New England Hwy, Deepwater Tickets at the gate: Adults $15; Pensioners $5; Children free. Bookies & TAB, food vans, bar including Deepwater Brewing on tap, Fashions on the Field after the last race, live music. More info.
Sat 28 Jan 10.00am to 3.00pm The Makers Shed, 123 Grey St, Glen Innes Get across the entire silversmithing process with Richard as your guide, from designing your piece through to cutting, soldering, heating, cold-connecting, fold-forming, bezel-setting and polishing. More info.
Every Sat in Jan 7.00am to 12.30pm Lions Park, Cnr East Ave & Ferguson St, Glen Innes Check out this great little community market, with stallholders selling fresh produce, plants, craft, gifts, food, coffee & so much more. More info.
Mon 30 Jan to Fri 24 Feb 10.00am to 4.00pm Mon to Fri; 10.00am to 1.00pm Sat Glen Innes Art Gallery, 71 Grey St The Glen Innes Art Gallery proudly represents local artists, hosting exhibitions that reflect our wonderful region and helping artists connect with their audience. More info.
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