First week of Fresh 2019 kicks off with music, art, food and more on offer across Wagga Wagga

Published: 02 Apr 2019 9:40am

It’s on again for young and old throughout April, with a month-long program of talks, workshops and events designed to bring the community together.

The Fresh program creatively combines Seniors Festival and Youth Week celebrations into a month-long program of talks, workshops and events for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Week one of the Fresh program features an all-ages music gig, historic pub tours, wine appreciation sessions, art events, a kimchi workshop and more.

One of the highlights will be the screening of Her Sound, Her Story on Saturday 6 April at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery from 6pm. The documentary features conversations with more than 45 artists spanning six decades of Australian music, including Tina Arena, Julia Stone, Eleanor Dixon, Nai Palm and many more.

The screening is free, but booking are required. Find out more at, where you can also check out the full program of events, workshops and shows.

Coming up in the Fresh program presented by Wagga Wagga City Council are songwriting workshops, a TED-style talk by Father Rod Bower, Ping Pong WoW, French classes and more.

“Fresh is a fantastic opportunity for residents to learn something new or experience something different,” Council’s Director Community Janice Summerhayes said.

“Wagga Wagga is a diverse community and the concept behind Fresh is to bring people of different ages, backgrounds and cultures together.

“There really is something for everyone at Fresh and this year’s program is bursting with highlights ranging from music to religion, politics and more.”

Printed copies of the Fresh program from the Visitor Information Centre, Wagga City Library, Wagga Art Gallery, Museum of the Riverina and Civic Theatre. A Re-Fresh program with events hand-picked for over 70s by the Senior Citizens Club of Wagga Wagga is also available.

For full event details visit or call the Visitor Information Centre on 1300 100 122.

Fresh program: Week one

  • Fantasy makeup for beginners
  • Showdown Boom
  • Kimchi making workshop
  • The Art Factory: In Conversation
  • Accessing aged care and planning ahead
  • Great Southern Land: Australian art lecture
  • Legal Issues for Older People
  • Emma Pask concert
  • Marjan’s Kitchen
  • Wine appreciation
  • Bees wax wrap workshop
  • Her Sound, Her Story
  • Introduction to life writing
  • Open studio: Kerrie Rudd and Juju Roche
  • Open studio gallery: Wagga Wagga Art Society
  • Strum all-ages gig
  • Last Drinks
  • Lazy Sunday at CSU Cellar Door

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