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NSW rural women’s gathering hosted by Narrandera

It’s time to register for the 2017 NSW Department of Primary Industries’ (DPI) Rural Women’s Gathering, with 2017’s theme Women, Culture, Land – Just add water, to be held 27-29 October 2017 at Narrandera.

DPI Rural Women’s Network Project Officer, Emma Regan, said celebrating 25 years, the NSW Rural Women’s Gathering provides the opportunity for women to come together to build resilience by learning new skills accessing information, sharing experiences and having a voice to decision-makers.

“Organised by a team of dedicated women from the Narrandera and Leeton communities, the weekend provides participants with the opportunity to hear from a brilliant line-up of inspirational women, to attend a variety of educational and informative workshops and to explore beautiful Narrandera,” Ms Regan said.

“Some of the workshops on offer include: Blogging 101, Oral history, Legal check-up for your farm business, cooking, the secret to community engagement, novel writing, weaving, photography, drumming, wool brooches, marvellous mosaics and much more – you really will be spoilt for choice.”

Centrally located in the Riverina, Narrandera is situated beside the Murrumbidgee River and features a lot of natural beauty for visitors to discover – its rich history, culture, produce and environment.

“A highlight of the Friday evening will be Cad Factory’s Shadow Places open air installation featuring 20 video projections onto round hay bales, with sounds and accompanying textile installations.

Ms Regan said special guest speaker Dame Marie Bashir AD, CVO who was born and raised in Narrandera will tell her story of leaving a rural town to become the second longest serving Governor of NSW.

“At the Silver Masquerade Gala Dinner we will no doubt be inspired by stories from acclaimed author Rosalie Ham, film producer/director Sue Maslin, and organic paddock-to-plate farmer Bettina Walker,” Ms Regan said.

As part of the event, the 2017 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll, annually recognising rural women volunteers, will be launched.

Interested participants are encouraged to register for the gathering before 5.00 pm Friday 6 October 2017.

To register for the NSW Rural Women’s Gathering at Narrandera, please go to https://womencultureland2017.wordpress.com/registrations/

For enquiries please email narranderarwg2017@gmail.com or contact Kristen Clancy on 0437 998 075 or Tammy Galvin on 0427 848 163.

Source: NSW DPI

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