Eight things to do around the Illawarra this weekend

Children's fun with 'Mr Stink' at IPAC this Friday and Saturday to round out the school holidays. Picture: Supplied
Children's fun with 'Mr Stink' at IPAC this Friday and Saturday to round out the school holidays. Picture: Supplied

Friday July 14

Mr Stink

The hilarious production of Mr Stink will come to life during the July School Holidays at the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (IPAC) from 14 – 15 July.

David Walliams’ (Little Britain) award-winning children’s book Mr Stink is a touching, twisted, hilarious and very smelly tale for children aged 6 years and older and their adults.

Friday: 10am and 1pm. Saturday: 10am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm.

Read Illawarra mum-of-two, Gayle Tomlinson’s, review HERE

Tickets are through www.merrigong.com.au 

Brandenburgh Quartet 

The Australian Brandenburg Quartet - Friday night, 6:30pm at Wollongong Art Gallery.

They'll be performing much loved classical hits and more contemporary works from lesser known composers.

The Quartet is comprised of the leading string players of the orchestra and is a new group we are starting with a view to possibly becoming a separate performing entity. 

Saturday July 15

Community Feast & Film Night

Chasing Coral  took more than three years to shoot, and is the result of 650 + hours underwater, submissions of footage from volunteers from 30 countries, as well as support from more than 500 people from various locations around the world.

A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

Hosted by Coal Coast Organics at CWA Hall 15 The Drive Stanwell Park

Adults $16.67, Children FREE. Proceeds go to Positive Chance for Marine Life.

5pm- Food Stall, Music and Kids Entertainment

6:30pm- Movie- “Chasing Coral”

7:15pm- Intermission- Sweets and Chai

More info at www.facebook.com/coalcoastorganics 

COUNTRY TALENT: Figtree's Grace Gladwin Paffett and Woonona's Shalani Thomas. Picture: Robert Peet

COUNTRY TALENT: Figtree's Grace Gladwin Paffett and Woonona's Shalani Thomas. Picture: Robert Peet

Country Music Talent Quest

The South Coast Country Music Association's 20th annual talent quest returns to Dapto Leagues Club on July 14-15. 

The quest, which has attracted entries from all over Australia, has a number of categories, including junior vocal, junior gospel, senior gospel and senior female.

Country rock, open songwriting and duo group also feature this year.

For talent quest details visit www.sccma.com.au or its Facebook page

Ellen Curtis, Maz Johnson, Ella Hogan, Libby Bloxham, Fiona McKay and Lynda Willson preparing for The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever. Picture: Georgia Matts

Ellen Curtis, Maz Johnson, Ella Hogan, Libby Bloxham, Fiona McKay and Lynda Willson preparing for The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever. Picture: Georgia Matts

Wuthering Heights Flash Mob

A sea of red will erupt in Wollongong’s Crown Street Mall from midday.

Bystanders can either join in or watch, as dancers en masse recreate the moves made famous by Kate Bush in her music video for Wuthering Heights.

This event – The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever - is running simultaneous with others around the country and the world.

Camellias Illawarra president William Walker showing off some colourful camellias ahead of their annual show on weekend. Picture:Sylvia Liber

Camellias Illawarra president William Walker showing off some colourful camellias ahead of their annual show on weekend. Picture:Sylvia Liber

65th Annual Camellia Show

Running across Saturday and Sunday, a variety of camellias will be showcased at TIGS, Powell Street in West Wollongong.

Japonicas, Reticulatas, Miniatures and Hybrids all grown by Illawarra members. Perfect for camellia enthusiasts wishing to extend their knowledge of camellias, see the winning blooms and assess the winners finest flowers that judges look for in show exhibits. 

Saturday 1pm – 5pm; Sunday 9am – 3pm. Adults $5, Children FREE.

Markets

Gerringong Village Markets, Gerringong Town Hall

Warrawong Markets, Northcliff Drive 7am – 1pm

Sunday July 16

Far Beyond

Chilean born drummer, percussionist, composer and educator, Fabian Hevia will perform with his new groupd Far Beyond at Town Hall Chamber at 3pm.

It’s part of the Wollongong Conservtorium of Music’s Jazz Series.

Tickets: $20 general, $15 concession, $10 student.

For more information visit www.wollcon.com.au 

Markets

Kiama Seaside Markets, Black Beach 9am – 3pm

Bulli Foragers Market, Bulli Showground 9am – 2pm

Dapto Showground Markets, Princes Hwy 8am – 1pm