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.

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

COST: Free entry
 

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TalbragArt Competiton and Exhibition
Oct
18
to Oct 28

TalbragArt Competiton 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. 

This year’s theme celebrates the incorporation of a new event into the Festival program:  “Wambuul” (the Wiradjuri word for the beautiful Macquarie River). We hope artists can draw inspiration from the 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).

To enter, read the artists' brief and complete the application form.

LOCATION: Talbragar Street shop windows

COST: Free

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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 Lantern - $25 per person

TICKETS: Buy tickets now

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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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Undercover - all ages music event
Oct
21
5:30 PM17:30

Undercover - all ages music event

ALL AGES MUSIC EVENT

Presented by Bangover Entertainment, Dubbo Youth Council and Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre

Showcasing visiting and local bands, this drug and alcohol free event is perfect for teenagers and will be provided in a safe environment.

Listen to some emerging bands - who will be playing hits from the 80's and 90's.This event will be a great way to end your week.

LOCATION: Former CWA Hall, Wingewarra Street, Dubbo

COST: $10 per person online, or $15 at the door

TICKETS: Will go on sale shortly

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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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PUBrock
Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

PUBrock

Join the crowd, grooving at The Garden, learn a song in 3 parts and belt out your tunes.

So grab a beer, relax, and simply learn the lyrics.  Everyone welcome. 

Location: The Garden Hotel (outside, back area)

Cost: To be confirmed

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Stitch + Sip
Oct
24
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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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: will soon go on sale - for further information, contact the Artist of the Year coordinator on 0427843240

 

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Music + Markets
Oct
27
4:00 PM16:00

Music + Markets

Supported by Kennards Hire Dubbo

MARKET STALLHOLDERS

Stall applications are now open.  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 and we also recommend you go to:  NSW Food Authority - Markets and Temporary Events for further information

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.

  • 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' 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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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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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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Lights + Lasers
Oct
27
8:30 PM20:30

Lights + Lasers

The spectacular lights + lasers show will delight everyone from the littlest of people to the seasoned attendee.

One of the festival's highlights, this event 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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Zoocoustic
Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

Zoocoustic

Supported by Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Sunday afternoon perfection! Enjoy acoustic sounds in the Savannah Visitor Plaza grassed area of Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

Bring your chairs or picnic rugs and enjoy this spectacular venue.

LOCATION: Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Obley Road, Dubbo

COST: Free

 

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