Zoocoustic
Oct
28
12:30 PM12:30

Zoocoustic

Supported by Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Sunday afternoon perfection! Bring your chairs or picnic rugs, and settle into the spectacular venue - the Savannah Visitor Plaza of Taronga Western Plains Zoo. You’re sure to enjoy the acoustic sounds of these three talented performers.

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LOCATION: Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Obley Road, Dubbo

COST: Free entry. Visitors are encouraged to pre-order food by clicking here.

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Lights + Lasers
Oct
27
8:30 PM20:30

Lights + Lasers

The spectacular Lights + Lasers show, following the Lantern Parade, will delight everyone from the littlest of people to the seasoned attendee.

One of the festival's highlights and finale event of the Music + Markets - commences just after our Lantern Parade, and is not to be missed.

LOCATION: Victoria Park, Darling Street, Dubbo

COST: FREE Entry

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Lantern Parade
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Lantern Parade

  • Lower Talbragar Street to Victoria Park, (map)
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Supported by Dubbo Regional Council

The highlight of the Music + Markets event is the Lantern Parade. After the sun sets, a massed display of magical lantern sculptures will light up the night (includes hundreds of lanterns made by school children in the region, plus the iconic rhino, lions, goanna and many more).

But don't leave, because after the Lantern Parade, the spectacular Lights + Lasers will delight everyone - from the littlest of people to the seasoned attendee.

LOCATION: The parade will travel from the corner of Macquarie and Talbragar Streets through to Victoria Park, Darling Street, Dubbo

COST: Free entry

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DREAMland
Oct
27
4:00 PM16:00

DREAMland

Supported by Dubbo Printing Works

Held amongst our Music + Markets, there's a whole "land" specifically for the kids. With a range of performances and activities, this is a fantastic way to have an inexpensive day out.

LOCATION: Victoria Park, Darling Street, Dubbo

COST: Free entry

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Music + Markets
Oct
27
4:00 PM16:00

Music + Markets

Supported by Kennards Hire Dubbo

The premier event of the Festival program. Music + Markets will have you listening to some of the region's best artists on the main stage (Supported by Midwest Foods), whilst wandering Victoria Park amongst the market stalls of gourmet foods, beautiful handmade jewellery, children's clothing and much more.

Our headline performance this year is the talented MOJO JUJU.

  • Food Galore with something for everyone (gourmet pizzas, devilish desserts, loaded fries, fresh salads and of course a few old favourites such as twisted chips).

  • Kids have their own area 'DREAMland' (Supported by Dubbo Printing Works) with lots of kids activities, entertainment and they might just learn something (but don't tell them!)

  • Bar area for over 18yrs; a good spot to relax and meet up with friends

  • Bring a picnic blanket and make an afternoon/evening of it.

The Music + Markets event is partnering with the 'Light the Night' fundraising event by the Leukaemia Foundation to bring together Australia's blood cancer community. Be a part of the event by visiting their stall and buy a lantern.  

An incredible amount of activities, entertainment and market stalls - a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon and evening.

Music + Markets is not to be missed!

LOCATION: Victoria Park, Darling Street, Dubbo

COST: We ask for a gold coin donation, but this is not compulsory (we want everyone to be able to attend)

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Market Stallholders

All stallholders must read the Information Pack, click here

Food stall holders are also required the read the Guidelines for Food Business at Temporary Events

We recommend you to visit NSW Food Authority - Markets and Temporary Events for further information.

NO MORE BOOKINGS BEING TAKEN. THANK YOU.

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Makernoon Air Dry Clay
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

Makernoon Air Dry Clay

DREAM parnter event brought to you by Emma Barrett Creative

Learn how to hand make ceramic dishes perfect for jewellery, the office or kitchen. Learn clever tricks to add colour & fabric to your designs all whilst sipping wine and eating delicious food in a cosy and relaxing studio space in Soul Food. Leave feeling inspired to make more with what you have learnt.

We will also show you a variety of methods to add prints, texture and unique designs to the clay. Have a special piece of fabric or stamp you would like to emboss - bring it along!

All clay and materials are supplied in the class as well as a delicious antipasto platter and wine to enjoy whilst you are getting creative. Coffee & tea can be purchased from the cafe downstairs.

COST: $60

TICKETS: https://www.123tix.com.au/events/1883/makernoon-clay-making

FAQs
Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event?
18 years - there will be alcohol available.
 
What can I bring into the event?
It may get a little messy as there is paint involved, so you may want to bring an apron or wear an older top

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Long Lunch at Hermitage Hill
Oct
27
12:00 PM12:00

Long Lunch at Hermitage Hill

Be treated to a relaxing, long lunch at Wellington’s historic “Hermitage Hill”.

Hosts, Julie and Wayne, will delight locals and visitors alike with some spectacular food and wine.

Guests will enjoy a five courese meal (of local produce), with live music.

Why not indulge a little before the 30 minute trip to Dubbo for the DREAM Music + Markets/ Lights + Lanterns that evening?

COST: $85 per person, tickets available here

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Dundullimal Homestead Children's Day
Oct
27
11:00 AM11:00

Dundullimal Homestead Children's Day

Visiting the beautiful and historic Dundullimal Homestead will be extra special on this day!

Fabulous free activities for children include constructing a personal dream homestead to take home, and the opportunity to pet some very special lambs!

Children have FREE admission to Dundullimal Homestead at this event.

COST: Adults $10, concessions $8, National Trust members free.

 

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Fong Lee's Lane
Oct
26
5:30 PM17:30

Fong Lee's Lane

Presented by Wellington Arts Inc

Celebrate in Fong Lee’s Lane Wellington, while surrounded by the diverse blend of cultures which dominated the past histories and shaped Wellington into the active and friendly township it is today.

This iconic lane in Wellington will transform into a colourful and vibrant outdoor eating venue. A range of multi-cultural foods, live music, buskers, with night lanterns (made by local students) will complement the lane’s atmosphere and awaken the rustic feel of old world Chinatown.

You will also be enchanted by the Chinese dragon that mysteriously appears at nightfall as it dances its way along the lane.

Cost: Free - a wide variety of food will be available for purchase

Additional information: wellingtonarts1@gmail.com

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Artist of the Year
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Artist of the Year

  • Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre (map)
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Supported by David Payne Construction

The 2018 Artist of the Year is Dave Mason, a renowned singer-songwriter, record producer and actor.

Dave was a founding member and lead vocalist of ‘The Reels’, which shot to fame in the late 70’s and throughout the 80’s. He wrote many songs including ‘Quasimodo’s Dream’, which in 2001 was listed by the Australian Performing Rights Association (APRA) at No. 10 of their Top 30 Australian songs of all time.

Dave achieved critical acclaim as an actor in the Australian feature film ‘Ghosts…. Of the Civil Dead’, with Nick Cave; and in the past few years, Dave has had multiple collaborations with some of Australia’s most respected musicians. He recently joined Lindy Morrison and Amanda Brown of ‘The Go-Betweens’ to form ‘Sandy Shores’, and has been performing throughout Australia

This year's event will take the form of a cocktail party with question and answer session, and will be held in the foyer of the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre.

This is a great opportunity to hear about Dave's journey and help celebrate his award.

TICKETS: $45 per person through DRTCC website.

For further information, contact the Artist of the Year coordinator on 0427 843 240

 

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Write the stories of your life
Oct
25
10:00 AM10:00

Write the stories of your life

Have you ever thought of documenting the stories of your life? Not sure how to start? This workshop may be just what you need.

Facilitated by author Val Clark, learn the art of writing your own story. Whether it’s just for you, or for your family, or for friends; you will soon be writing with confidence.

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PUBrock
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

PUBrock

DREAM is launching Dubbo’s first event PUBrock event!

This is live music event where everyone comes together to harmonise parts in a song and rock the house!

Let your inner Rockstar out whilst having some major fun with your crew and a crowd of rockers belting out tunes.

So, get your ticktet/s to join the crowd, grooving at the Garden Hotel.

Then all you need to do is grab a drink, relax, and simply learn the lyrics.  Everyone welcome. 

LOCATION: Garden Hotel (outside, back area)

COST: $10

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Stitch + Sip
Oct
23
5:30 PM17:30

Stitch + Sip

Bringing culture and creativity to the wine bar, you'll enjoy fine food and wine whilst stitching.  Needles and wool available to use or bring the project that has been sitting in the cupboard - this is an opportunity to stitch and wine!

Two Doors has new owners and is now open as a wine lounge.  Platters and drinks available to purchase on the night.

CONTACT: Robyn, Yummy Yarn & Co (0431 754 909)

LOCATION: Two Doors Wine Lounge, Macquarie Street, Dubbo

COST: Free entry - platters and drinks available on the night to purchase

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Lantern Making Workshops (Schools)
Oct
22
to Oct 26

Lantern Making Workshops (Schools)

  • Western Plains Cultural Centre (map)
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Supported by Taronga Western Plains Zoo

The workshops will be run by LightnUp Inc, a community based arts organisation located in Lismore, NSW. The talented Jyllie Jackson (CEO/Artistic Director) and her team will join the DREAM Festival to help school students create a lantern to carry in the lantern parade on 21 October.

LOCATION: Western Plains Cultural Centre, Wingewarra Street, Dubbo

COST: SOLD OUT

If you missed out on a school workshop and would like to be involved in 2018 please contact us at info@dreamfest.com.au as these sessions sell very quickly.

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Lantern Making Workshops (community)
Oct
21
1:30 PM13:30

Lantern Making Workshops (community)

Supported by Dubbo Regional Council

The workshops will be run by LightnUp Inc, a community based arts organisation located in Lismore, NSW. The talented Jyllie Jackson (CEO/Artistic Director) and her team will join the DREAM Festival to help you create your lantern for the lantern parade on 27 October.

LOCATION: Western Plains Cultural Centre, Wingewarra Street, Dubbo

COST: Standard size lantern - $25 per person

TICKETS: SOLD OUT

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Sushi in the Shoyoen Gardens
Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

Sushi in the Shoyoen Gardens

Visit these beautiful Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden, with sushi, musical entertainment, kids activities and more. An ice-cream and drinks stall too.

Bring the whole family for a beautiful Sunday out.  BYO rug & chair.

11:00am Open with violin players performing

11:00am Origami table commences

11:00am Tea Ceremonies commences (30-40mins per session)

12:00pm Pymble School Band perform

12:30pm DREAM Team serve sushi

1:00pm Tin Roof Band perform

3:00pm Close

LOCATION: Dubbo Regional Botanic GardenCoronation Drive, Dubbo

COST: Free Admission | Gold coin donation appreciated

SUSHI: Sushi must be pre-ordered and will be served between 12:30 - 1:30pm. 

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Lantern Making Workshops (community)
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Lantern Making Workshops (community)

Supported by Taronga Western Plains Zoo

The workshops will be run by LightnUp Inc, a community based arts organisation located in Lismore, NSW. The talented Jyllie Jackson (CEO/Artistic Director) and her team will join the DREAM Festival to help you create your lantern for the lantern parade on Saturday 27 October.

This workshop is for a standard lantern (similar to those used in the schools workshops).  Younger children will require adult assistance to complete.

LOCATION: Western Plains Cultural Centre, Wingewarra Street, Dubbo

COST: Standard size lantern - $25 per person

TICKETS: SOLD OUT

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Wild wetlands projection art
Oct
20
9:00 PM21:00

Wild wetlands projection art

Presented by Greg Pritchard, Peter Aland and Kim V. Goldsmith

Something to experience after dark will be the stunning beauty of our wild wetlands, and the dizzying array of plants and animals that call them home, captured on video and in photography for screenings across NSW.

Artists well known to the region, Greg Pritchard (video), Peter Aland (video and projection) and Kim V. Goldsmith (sound) have worked together to present a large scale projection of the wetlands video, along with a new wetlands-inspired soundscape to be heard for the first time at the 2018 DREAM Festival. It’s set to screen outside the Western Plains Cultural Centre starting at 9pm.

COST: Free

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Wambuul River Dreaming
Oct
20
4:00 PM16:00

Wambuul River Dreaming

  • Sandy Beach Rd Dubbo, NSW, 2830 Australia (map)
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Presented by the Office of Environment and Heritage

Come down to Dubbo's Sandy Beach to experience the beautiful Macquarie (Wambuul) River. 

With lots of activities, food and drink for the whole family including:

  • free river cruises

  • lantern decorating

  • live music

and lots more.

COST: Free

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History in the Baking
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

History in the Baking

Enjoy a Devonshire Tea in the delightful company of Sing Australia before spending time marvelling at the culinary creations of local cooks.

The competition to produce the most perfect examples of traditional Australian cakes, biscuits and scones will be intense!

Additional information from: dundullimal@nationaltrust.com.au or 0403 912 272

 

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Westview Drive-in
Oct
19
to Oct 21

Westview Drive-in

Presented in partnership with Westview Drive-in

Enjoy the nostalgia and novelty of the Westview Drive-in - a wonderful experience for young and old alike. Those lucky enough to get tickets will be in for a real treat.

Movies will be:

  • 19/10/18 “Incredibles 2

  • 20/10/18 “Jaws”

  • 21/10/18 “Back to the future”

COST: $40 per car, click here for tickets.

Gates open at 6.30, with movies scheduled to commence at 8pm. Food and drink vendors will be there, so why not come out early, have your dinner, and soak up the atmosphere of this unique venue!


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Latin American Film Festival
Oct
19
to Oct 28

Latin American Film Festival

  • Black Box Theatre, Western Plains Cultural Centre (map)
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Presented by Dubbo Film Society, with support from the Latin American Embassies

With 14 films from 14 different countries over two weekends, this will be a great opportunity to see some fabulous movies.

Commencing with an opening ceremony form 6.30pm on Friday 19th October, films will be screened in the afternoon and evening each weekend; concluding at approximately 9pm on Sunday 28th October.

Check out the fantastic program - additional information available from Dubbo Film Society.

Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

COST: Free

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Painting + Prosecco
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Painting + Prosecco

With a glass in one hand and a paint brush in the other  - unleash your creativity and paint your own work of art. 

Be inspired by the masters - you never know what you can do.

Location: Bellotti's (Italian Dining) Restaurant

Cost: $50

What is included; a glass or two of prosecco on arrival and nibbles as well as your painting gear.

What to bring; painting apron as we will be having fun and might get messy. 

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Upst-Arts@Dundullimal Homestead
Oct
19
to Oct 28

Upst-Arts@Dundullimal Homestead

During the festival period, check out the beautiful work of our local young artists in Upst-Arts@Dundullimal Homestead.

Vote to help your favourite artwork win the People's Choice Award!

The exhibition runs from 6th October to 3rd November.

For additional information contact: dundullimal@nationaltrust.com.au or 0403 912 272

 

 

 

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TalbragArt Competition and Exhibition
Oct
18
to Oct 28

TalbragArt Competition and Exhibition

Brought to you by Postmaster's Cafe

Artists of all ages are asked to produce a work for entry into this year's TalbragArt exhibition and competition, with a chance to win one of several prizes.

This year’s theme celebrates the incorporation of a new event (Wambuul River Dreaming) into the Festival program. Artist are asked to draw inspiration from “Wambuul” (the Wiradjuri word for the beautiful Macquarie River) and the vital role it plays in the wealth and prosperity of our community; along with the significance it has to the traditional owners.

Artworks will go on display in Talbragar Street businesses for the period of the festival (18-28 October).

The exhibition will commence on Thursday 18th October, with a walking tour leaving the Postmaster's Cafe at 6pm (from the Pianos on the Pavement event).

LOCATION: Talbragar Street shop windows

COST: Free

DOWNLOAD YOUR TRAIL MAP, CLICK HERE.

TO VOTE FOR YOUR PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD, CLICK HERE.

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Pianos on the Pavement
Oct
18
4:00 PM16:00

Pianos on the Pavement

  • Post Office, Talbragar Street Dubbo Australia (map)
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Supported by Techni-Clean Australia

What better way to find out about the 2018 Macquarie Credit Union DREAM Festival, than to come down to the Dubbo Post Office precinct.

Listen to our local musicians tickling the ivories; have a tea, coffee or some of the delicious food from Postmaster's Cafe and hear all the details of the festival.

This event marks the beginning of the 2018 festival, and Pianos on the Pavement will celebrate all that we love about DREAM.

Would you like to play a tune? You may put your name down on a list prior (email info@dreamfest.com.au) or on the day of the event.

LOCATION: In front of the Post Office + Postmaster's Cafe, Talbragar Street, Dubbo

COST: Free

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