Dynamic duo's back: Dead Men Talking to return to Oberon in June

A SHOW depicting Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson having a beer at the gates of heaven was a sell-out when it came to Oberon, hosted by Friends of Oberon Library in 2015. It was enjoyed by enthusiastic audiences as it travelled all over NSW.

Dead Men Talking is the brainchild of actor Max Cullen and writer, historian and musician Warren Fahey.

It is a 90-minute show of verse, banter and song contrasting the characters of the two literary giants of loved Australian bush poetry.

Lucky Oberon will again play host to Cullen and Fahey in Dead Men Talking on Friday, June 21 at 6.30pm at the Robert Hooper Community Centre.

The show will be followed by a traditional fare of soup, damper and cake.

Tickets are $35 from Oberon Library. Contact Lyndle Hawkes, 0457 130 990.


IN the year of baling twine and strapping, the community has taken up the challenge to recycle and reinvent the indestructible.

The deposit box for used baling twine at the library is quickly emptying, so inspired creations are expected for Oberon's Waste 2 Art competition and exhibition.

All other materials usually thrown away can be recycled for the competition; imagination is the only requirement.

Entry forms are available from council and the library and must be returned by May 1 and artworks handed in to the Robert Hooper Community Centre on Friday, May 10 from 9am to 4pm. Forms can also be downloaded online at www.oberon.nsw.gov.au.

The exhibition will be held on Thursday, May 16, Friday, May 17 and Saturday morning, May 18. Artists are encouraged to collect their work on Saturday afternoon or by arrangement. This annual competition is run by NetWaste and sponsored by Sims Metal Management and facilitated by councils all over the Central West.

For information, contact Lynette Safranek at Oberon Council on 6336 0742.


ALLEGRI Singers will continue the choir's celebration of 40 years of performances with a series of concerts in May.

The season will begin with two matinee performances in Bathurst, at Abercrombie House, on May 4 and 5.

Under the musical direction of William Moxey, and accompanied by Ian Bates on piano, the choir will present a varied program.

Tickets are available from Books Plus, or at the door, or online via trybooking.com.

Ticket cost: adults $30, concession $25 and school-age children free of charge.