Salt Church to host Summer Nights festival

Three nights of free entertainment are in the offing this week as Salt Church hosts its second annual Summer Nights festival at the Wollongong Town Hall.

The independent church group will take over the hall on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights for a series of family- friendly art, film and music events.

"It's an opportunity to connect with the community," organiser Keris Hobbs said.

"It's a way to run a fun event and celebrate the good things about life together."

There will be an exhibition of a local photography competition on Thursday, with 10 finalists from more than 100 entries to be displayed and a people's choice winner to be voted upon.

Friday is film night, with the screening of BAFTA and Academy Award-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man, about two South African music fans looking for their favourite musician.

The final night of the mini-festival will host a concert of local music, with folk duo States and Provinces, electric violinist Jane Aubourg and Minnamurra-based singer-songwriter Timothy James Bowen to take centre stage through the evening.

"We'll also have a range of family-friendly activities in the courtyard, with a free barbecue, games, face painting, finger painting and the opportunity to contribute to a wall of art," Ms Hobbs said.

Salt Church has held weekly services in the Town Hall for almost two years.

The whole program is free to attend and open to all. The family activities in the Town Hall courtyard will begin at 6pm every night, with performances to begin at 7.30pm.

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