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Arts & Wellbeing
18/09/2019

Strings Attached: Guitars Take Centre Stage in Margaret River

Western Australia's first ever Strings Attached Guitar Festival is landing in the Margaret River region this October, and as Tom De Souza discovers, there is plenty in store for guitar enthusiasts.   This October will see the launch of WA’s inaugural Strings Attached Festival, a weekend…
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Arts & Wellbeing
01/08/2019

Local Hero: Ian Beniston The Original Potter

If you've dined at Vasse Felix or Yarri restaurants, then you would have eaten off the creations of master potter, Ian Beniston. He hand crafted every piece of stoneware in those restaurants from his Yallingup studio, Sensei Pots. Sensei means ‘master’ in Japanese and Sensei…
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Arts & Wellbeing
03/07/2019

7 Must-See Exhibitions Happening This Winter

For most people, winter equals hibernation. The wind swept oceans and cloudy days are beautiful to watch from the warm surrounds of a beachside café, but only a select few are mad enough to actually be out there running through the rain. However, it’s the…
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Arts & Wellbeing
02/07/2019

8 Cosy Places To Stay This Winter

We all love summer down south, but there’s something pretty seductive about winter’s excuse to get cosy in front of a fire - red wine in one hand, good book in the other. There's no shortage of cosy accommodation options in the Margaret River region…
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Arts & Wellbeing
25/06/2019

CinefestOZ: A Prize Worthy Event

Mindfulness is a great thing, but I didn’t need any prompting to be present and grateful the day I sat in the audience at the CinefestOZ Jury Lunch at Amelia Park listening to director extraordinaire and Oscar winner Scott Hicks.  I was rapt – like…
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Arts & Wellbeing
19/06/2019

NAIDOC Week: Expressions of the Salt Water People

In front of us are well-known features of the coast at Castle Rock:  ochre coloured cliffs rising from brilliant blue seas and seabirds circling overhead.  However Iszaac Webb is describing a Castle Rock none of us are familiar with: the songlines of the Country –…
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Arts & Wellbeing
21/05/2019

Local Musicians Prepare for Jazz by the Bay

Most people who have chosen to call the Margaret River region home have a song in their hearts, but a group of talented locals have gone a step further, forming a big bold band that celebrates the song of jazz. Margaret River GP and saxophonist…
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Arts & Wellbeing
06/05/2019

9 Epic(urean) Experiences You Need To Have In May

The ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus believed that pleasure was the ultimate goal; that in order to live an ideal existence, one must derive as much pleasure as possible from daily life. Well, something like that at least. There might be a few other bits and…
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Barrel Maker John Kingdon
Arts & WellbeingWine & Wineries
18/03/2019

The Ancient Craft of Barrel Making

Barrel Makers, or Coopers, are an integral part of the success story of Margaret River winemaking. Anna Pellegrin-Hartley meets the men behind this ancient craft. If you’re anything like us, you spend a lot of time looking at vineyards, and drinking the resultant wine, but…
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Arts & Wellbeing
12/03/2019

Creative Corner is an Artful Hub for Local Creatives

Stunning places with space to breathe have a history attracting creative types, often inspired by the beauty of their surrounds. What’s striking is the depth and diversity of exceptionally creative people who live in the Margaret River region from photographers to filmmakers, painters to sculptures,…
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