Perennialle Plants Moving In: Perennialle Plants have officially left their previous Rodd Street shop and will be opening up the renovated Gaskill Street shop. Chris and Nerida Cuddy have been hard at work doing up the old Canowindra Motors shopfront and are excited to open it up soon.
Blue Bowerbird is Back: Rose and Warren Lawson of the Blue Bowerbird reopened their newly renovated shop last week. The place is looking fabulous with a colourful, painted floor and fantastic new stock. During the Balloon Challenge, the Blue Bowerbird will be hosting a pop-up shop next door with more new and diverse stock.
Class of 56-61 Reunion: St Edward’s School will be holding a reunion for the classes of 1956 to 1961. The event will be held on the October long weekend. Contact Jenny Middleton on 0400 331 096 or Jeanette Wheeldon on 0429 633 342 for more details.
Movies on Gaskill: Flickerfest will be held in April at The Palms, which is the vacant block between Finn’s Store and the new Perennialle Plants building on Gaskill Street, with films being shown on a blowup screen.
Celebrating its 30th year in 2021, Flickerfest remains Australia’s leading academy qualifying and BAFTA recognised short film festival. The festival presents A-list short film programmes, recognised amongst the best in the world with films hand-picked from the festival’s record 2,700 entries.
The Best of Australia Shorts will be presented on Friday, 16 April at 7pm. FlickerKids Shorts will be shown on 7pm of Saturday, 17 April. Short Laughs Comedy will be presented on Friday, 30 April at 7pm.
Gallery Reopens: David Isbester Gallery reopened to the public on Saturday. After the close of the gallery in 2019 due to financial difficulties, David was happy to re-open the space, welcoming a good crowd of people. Quite a few of shoppers hailed from Victoria. David theorised the Victorians were just happy to get out and about after a tough lockdown last year, with one customer buying a painting.
“It was a big effort to turn the space back into a gallery space because we have been doing so many different projects. I am very happy to have it back as a gallery,” said David.
The David Isbester Gallery will be open on weekends from 10am to 4pm. An official opening will follow at the end of May