NAIDOC 2018: There are a number of activities on offer in Parkes during NAIDOC Week. The Galari Mawam-Bul (coming together) art exhibition is at the Coventry Room from 9th to 12th July from 11am to 4pm daily. Artworks from some of the Central West’s most inspiring and talented Indigenous artists will be on display. Other activities include an astronomy workshop on Monday, 9th July 2pm-3pm by Trevor Leaman; a basket weaving demonstration
on Tuesday, 10th July 2pm-3pm; free art class with local indigenous Artist Irene Ridgeway on Wednesday, 11th July 2pm-3pm; Aboriginal Story Teller Larry Brandy on Thursday, 12th July 11am-12.30pm; and screening of Servant or Salve on Thursday, 12th July 2pm-3pm featuring Aunty Violet West from Peak Hill.
Long Road From a Broken Heart: Join inspirational speaker and author Jeremy Scott at Parkes Shire Library as he shares the incredible story of his 51,916 kilometre solo bicycle ride from London to New Zealand. Jeremy wasn’t only born with a huge hole in his heart, but with an insatiable craving for adventure. He set off on 5th October 2011 for what turned out to be a 2 1/2 year solo bike ride around the globe. He will be at Parkes Library on Friday, 6th July at 6pm. Please RSVP 6861 2309 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Successful Heavy Vehicle Breakfast: A record-breaking 100 delegates attended the sixth annual Central West NSW Heavy Vehicle Breakfast Forum in Forbes recently. Topics included Councils’ achievements in the heavy vehicle space over the past 12 months, the Chain of Responsibility Master Code, Performance Based Standard Vehicles, Safety Management Systems, engagement with NSW Police, the Farm Gate Access Project, the NSW Road Safety Plan 2021, Safety Communications and updates from Roads and Maritime Services Freight Branch and the Livestock Bulk and Rural Carriers Association.
Local Artist Exhibits: Alice Stokes returned to Parkes in late 2017 after a number of years honing her creative skills in Berlin, and she is sharing some of her work with Parkes Library for an exhibition during July. Due to Alice’s love of film noir and the colour black she primarily draws with graphite on black paper or charcoal, creating stark, evocative images that are only revealed as the light catches the graphite. Australian Gothic Local will be on exhibit at
Parkes Library from 3rd to 28th July.