ilovebrokenhill.com , was first published on 8 December 2011 by Jane Deany. My blog is all about the famous outback Australian National Heritage Listed City named Broken Hill, located in the state of New South Wales. I first visited #BrokenHill in 2002 and have returned many times since then. ilovebrokenhill.com will help you discover what's great about this historic mining city, where in the mid 1880's the line of lode, a rich ore body of silver, lead and zinc was found. You will find stories about anything related to Broken Hill.

Wednesday 28 October 2015

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery to receive $300,000 arts funding over 3 years

Art Scene

The following tweet takes you to some great news for Broken Hill's vibrant art scene -

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
The New South Wales State Government will provide $300,000 ($100,000 per year) as triennial funding for the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery so as to support the long term goals of greater community participation.

The focus is to engage and build more audiences.

The Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries made the announcement recently.

Here is a link to the article from the Broken Hill City Council's website - Gallery Funding Welcomed.

It's more great news for Australia's first Heritage Listed City.

Go #BrokenHill.

Cheers, Jane Deany

Sunday 18 October 2015

Silver City Cup Races 24 October 2015 Broken Hill

Community Event
It's that time of year again and the popular Silver City Cup horse races in Broken Hill are on next Saturday 24 October 2015. It's therefore another perfect time to visit the city in the coming week. Hopefully you might still be able to book some accommodation if you're not a local.

Silver City Cup
24 October 2015
Broken Hill

For more details call Cheryl Krutli on 0428 532 705.

There is $50,000 in prize money with six races.

Nominations close Monday 11am 19 October 2015.

Here's a link to Racing NSW website. NB this is a non TAB meeting.

Race 1 - Silver City Cup - (1600 metres)

Race 2 - Benchmark 60 Handicap (1100 metres)

Race 3 - Benchmark 55 Handicap (1400 metres)

Race 4 - Benchmark 45 Handicap (1200 metres)

Race 5 - Maiden Plate (900 metres)

Race 6 - Maiden Plate (1200 metres)

Fashion will all play a big part with assorted awards including -

Most elegant senior lady (age 55+)

Most elegant lady (age 25+)

Trendiest chick (age 16-25)

Miss teen (age 11-16)

Best dressed junior girl & boy (age 5-11)

Best dressed gent

Most stylish hat.

I haven't been lucky enough to get to Broken Hill's second biggest race meeting - the Silver City Cup (and the only other race meeting apart from the major event of the year - the St Patrick's Day races in March each year).

Happy punting, or just enjoy the fashion and socialising!

Cheers, Jane Deany

Thursday 8 October 2015

Anna Macleod's Water Conversations - Broken Hill Art Exchange 10 October 2015

Irish visitor and Broken Hill Art Exchange Artist in Residence Anna Macleod is holding a special workshop at the Art Exchange this Saturday, 10 October 2015.

"Water Conversations" will look at climate change, rainwater and grey water harvesting systems from around the world.

Cost - $30

Where - 145-147 Duff Street, Broken Hill NSW 2880

Time - 2pm-5pm

Bookings - call -08 8088 3171

Sounds fascinating.

Cheers, Jane Deany