14 July 2023

Things to do in the Riverina this week (14 - 20 July)

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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People having dinner celebrations

A French-themed dinner is planned in celebration of Bastille Day in Temora. Photo: iStock/SeventyFour.

There are plenty of things to do around the Riverina this week.

It’s a big week at Forum 6 with the opening of the French Film Festival with the screening of Masquerade, Belle and Sebastien: The New Generation and Two Tickets to Greece.

The Temora Hotel is hosting a Bastille Day Dinner with live music by Tom Henderson.

The Festival of W will come to an end this Sunday, be sure to check out the light show.

Aaron Oldaker and his one-man rock band will be performing around Wagga this week.

Head to Narrandera to explore the historic cottage museum this weekend with the children and head to the Lions Club Community Markets at Marie Bashir Park.

Last-minute school holiday activities include painting workshops at Griffith Regional Art Gallery, umbrella art at Coolamon Shire Library and a fun day with different sporting activities at PCYC Wagga Wagga.

All Week

Movies at Forum 6

It’s the opening week of the French Film Festival at Forum 6. Photo: Supplied.

Forum 6 Cinemas

When: All week
Where: Forum 6 Cinemas, 77 Trail Street, Wagga Wagga
Cost: Various. Tickets can be purchased here.

Forum 6 is launching the French Film Festival this week with the screening of Masquerade, a film about lust, money and manipulation of very rich people on the French Riviera. The opening weekend will have the screening of Belle and Sebastien: The New Generation, which follows 10-year-old Sebastien, who reluctantly spends his vacation in the mountains with his aunt and grandmother. Olivia Cote, Kristin Scott Thomas and Laure Calamy star in the wildly entertaining comedy Two Tickets to Greece. Forum 6 is also screening Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, Joy Ride, Insidious: The Red Door, Elemental, Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Cats in the Museum, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts and No Hard Feelings.


Aaron Oldaker

Aaron continues to play bass as part of the pub rock band Radio Velvet. Photo: Struan Timms.

Aaron Oldaker’s Live Music

When: Friday 14 July, 7 pm, Saturday 15 July, 9:30 pm
Where: Riverina Hotel, 188 Fitzmaurice Street, Wagga Wagga
Cost: Free.

Everyone’s favourite and self-described “blue-collar tradie musician”, Aaron Oldaker, will be performing at various locations around the town this week, starting at the Riverina Hotel on Friday 14 July, and at the Union Hotel Wagga on Saturday 15 July from 9:30 pm.

Temora Hotel's Bastille Day Dinner

Temora Hotel’s Bastille Day Dinner is on tonight. Photo: Temora Hotel.

Bastille Day Dinner

When: Friday 14 July, 6 pm to late
Where: The Temora Hotel
Cost: Tickets are $60 and can be purchased here.

The Temora Hotel will host a three-course French-themed menu in celebration of Bastille Day. There will be live music by Tom Henderson on the night. Book your tickets for a top night out.

All Weekend

The Festival of W

The Festival of W ends this weekend. One of the attractions exciting locals is the new light show by Mandylights. Photo: Adam Drummond.

Festival of W

When: Daily until 16 July, dusk to late
Where: Wollundry Lagoon precinct, Victory Memorial Gardens and Wagga Wagga CBD
Cost: Tickets for ice skating are $16 for adults, $12 child (2-14 yrs) and family $50, and can be purchased here.

Don’t miss the final weekend of Festival of W. Sunday will be the last day for you to enjoy the lights and ice skating.

Parkside Cottage Museum in Narrandera

Parkside Cottage Museum in Narrandera. Photo: Parkside Cottage Museum.

Parkside Cottage Museum

When: Friday to Sunday, 14 to 16 July, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Parkside Cottage Museum, Narrandera
Cost: For admission, the cottage asks visitors for a donation.

Head to the historic museum in Narrandera and explore the old timber cottage and its eclectic collections.


Griffith Regional Art Gallery has two painting workshops for kids

Griffith Regional Art Gallery has two painting workshops for kids. Photo: Griffith Regional Art Gallery.

Mastering the Art of Painting Workshops

When: Sunday 16 July, 10 am to 11:30 am & noon to 1:30 pm
Where: Griffith Regional Art Gallery, 167 Banna Avenue, Griffith
Cost: Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here.

Griffith Regional Art Gallery has two workshops for kids who love painting. The Mastering the Art of Painting sessions will feature Isis-Rae Ronan from Tambourine Art Studio.

Narrandera community market

Lions Club Community Markets is on Sunday at Marie Bashir Park. Photo: Supplied.

Lions Club Community Markets

When: Sunday 16 July, 9 am to 1 pm
Where: Marie Bashir Park, Cadell Street, Narrandera
Cost: Various.

Head to Narrandera for the Lions Club Community Markets and support the local producers.


PCYC instructors with kids

Parents can redeem their Active Kids vouchers at PCYC. Photo: PCYC Wagga Wagga.

PCYC Wagga Wagga School Holiday Activities

When: Monday 17 July, 9 am to 4 pm
Where: PCYC Wagga Wagga, 11 Fitzhardinge Street, Wagga Wagga
Cost: Tickets are $50 (Active Kids vouchers accepted) and can be purchased here.

Take the kids to PCYC before school starts for a creative and inclusive school holiday activity. The children can enjoy playing basketball, soccer, Nerf wars and learn AFL skills.


Girl with painted umbrella

A happy little girl with her umbrella painted. Photo: Supplied.

Decorate An Umbrella

When: Friday 14 July, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Where: Coolamon Shire Library, 129 Cowabbie Street, Coolamon
Cost: $5.

Coolamon Shire Library offers umbrella art sessions where children can use paint pens and decorate their umbrellas with fun and colourful designs.

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