Spring Photo Competition: The Forbes Phoenix has teamed up with Aerial Antix to launch a spring photo competition. With Spring all around us, you can point your camera just about anywhere to get a scenic shot. We would love to see the great photos our readers can come up with. A wonderful prize is up for grabs – a picture donated by Aerial Antix! The competition will run until October, with entries to be submitted to The Forbes Phoenix by Tuesday, 31st October. Entries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or via our Facebook page.
Go bold: The regional biennial Rural Arts & Culture Symposium will be held in Forbes tomorrow. This year’s symposium has a specific focus on ‘being bold’ – people, ideas and approaches that step outside the traditional or take big leaps in regional arts making. The symposium is co-hosted by regional arts development organisation Arts OutWest as the final event of the Kalari Lachlan River Arts Festival. A free event open to the whole community from 10:15am to 1pm at Forbes Services Club. Special guest speaker is Alex Wisser, director of the Cementa contemporary arts festival in Kandos. Bookings essential via www.eventbrite.com.au/e/rural-arts-andculture-symposium-tickets-37376292497, call 6338 4657 or email email@example.com
Call for Australia Day volunteers: Forbes Shire Council is calling on local residents interested in volunteering to help organise Australia Day. Those who are willing to lend a hand will be involved in the planning, preparation and running of Australia Day celebrations. The first meeting of the Australia Day working group will be held at 1pm on Thursday, 5th October at the Forbes Shire Council administration office. Anyone seeking further information can contact Community Relations Officer, Blake Nicholson on 6850 2355.
#Montefamousreview: Anna O – Reckoning: Reckoning, Anna O’s latest release, is a brilliant blend of electronic, pop and RnB. Each track is filled with emotive audio imaging that is brought to life magnificently by Anna O’s powerful voice. The music has a deep pulsating beat and ingeniously crafted melodies that complements the lyrics being delivered so purely. While some of the tracks have a darker pop feel about them, Anna O still delivers a positive message. Reckoning is an EP that you can put on any time day or night and feel good about what you’re hearing, it’s the perfect EP to relax to. Let Anna O’s superb vocals tell you a musical story.