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June is jam packed with foodie, arty & active events to get involved in

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Hunter Red | until 22 July
Where: Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Newcastle Art Gallery, and The Lock Up.
What: Connection to country remains central in Aboriginal culture. Hunter Red: Re(A)d Earth presents contemporary Aboriginal artists' perspectives on this connection and acknowledges 'reading' of the earth as elements for Aboriginal people.

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HVWFF | until 30 June
Where: Hunter Valley 
What: Hunter Valley Wine & Food festival has returned this May & June with more than 40 events with everything from delicious gourmet, wine and cocktail master classes, hands-on cooking classes and long lunches.
Full schedule click here

Reggae Got Soul | 2 June
Where: Central Bar, King Street
What: A musical trip to another time and another place with DJs spinning the best selection of vintage reggae, soul, funk, R&B, Latin, Afrobeat, disco, dancehall, dub, rocksteady and traditional ska. Free entry , 8pm- midnight and the first Saturday of every month.

Olive Tree Markets | 2 June
Where: Civic Park
What: Host to over 130 makers, designers, gourmet artisan producers, street food, live music and more!

Art-a-Filter | 3 June
Where: Portafilter Café, Mayfield
What: Beginning in June, Portafilter will be featuring a single artist in the café each 2 month period, each period commencing with an after-hours exhibition called Art-a-filter.

Flea By The Sea | 3 June 
Where: Newcastle Surf Life Saving Club 
What: This is the next collaboration between The Kiosk Newcastle Beachand Newcastle SLSC. A small flea market will be held inside the surfclub and will include vintage fashion, second hand books, art and more. Vegan red lentil dahl will also be available on the day for $10, but BYO bowl for $2 off and to save waste. The surf club will be selling $5 drinks. 

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Flea by the sea

Line of Descent | 3 June
Where: Tower Cinemas, Newcastle
What: Warren Miller Entertainment (WME) presents Line of Descent, the 68th snow sports film. In the year's film WME travels the globe, by land, air, and sea, exploring the ties that bind ski culture.
There will also be some fantastic prizes to be won on the night.
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Raid My Wardrobe | 3 June
Where: Newcastle Basketball Stadium
What: Preloved fashion event selling women's high-end clothing, shoes, handbags, jewellery and accessories.

Beer Yoga | 4 June
Where: The Ohana Room, Cardiff
What: Murray's Brewing Co, the Movement Collective and The Ohana Room have joined forces to bring the first ever Beerga (beer + yoga) event to Newcastle.
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Martini Lounge | 9 June
Where: Lizotte's
What: The Martini Lounge fuses old world glamour with modern interpretations of vintage blues and jazz songs created by The Hanged Men, accompanied by burlesque dancers and a variety of acts.

Day on the farm | 10 June
Where:East Coast beverage, Kulnara
What: East Coast beverages is a third generation, family owned fruit juice and spring water company based on the Central Coast. Come and enjoy live music, coffee, and food stalls this long weekend. 

Smoke in Broke | 9-10 June
Where: Broke 
What: A two-day festival of BBQ, beer, wine, music, good vibes, and a bonfire. Brought to you by the guys behind Smokin Hot N Saucy in Islington.

Smoke in broke

Harvest Festival | 9-10 June 
Where: Central Coast  
What: Soak up the live music, free entertainment and celebrate local produce from around the region.
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PlaySmart | 12 June
Where: St John's oval, Charlestown 
What: PlaySmart is a free 3 hour session designed to empower 12-16 year olds by providing important skills around both cyber safety and playing sport as part of a team.
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Dr Sketchy's Newcastle Anti Art Class | 14 June
Where: The Edwards Bar
What: Ana hand picks from her Burlesque Friends and Family to create a fun filled life drawing class for adults where you sketch/paint/draw/ogle the performer, and are rewarded with a performance at the end of the evening.


Should you wish to set up an easel, no problem, just email to let Ana know. BYO art supplies (and dropsheets if necessary).

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International OCEAN FILM TOUR | 14 June 
Where:Tower Cinemas, Newcastle  
What: International Ocean Film Tour is on its way with the best ocean adventures and environmental documentaries on board. 120 minutes packed with the most inspiring short stories from the seven seas and the best water sports action of the year.
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Ocean film festival

Micro Theatre | 14- 16, 21- 23 June
Where: Studio21 ArtSpace, Hamilton, and The Press Bookhouse
What: CONDA award winning local short play festival, Micro Theatre, is celebrating its 4th year with a very special line-up if favourites.
More info and to book tickets

Twilight Music Dialogues "Bach in the Dark" | 15 June
Where: Adamstown Uniting Church

Time: 6pm-9pm
What: The established Twilight Musical Dialogues series pairs with the intimate setting of the Adamstown Uniting Church with a welcoming and engaging atmosphere.

True North- Boilermaker Dinner | 16 June 
Where: 48 Watt Street 
What: 48 Watt Street presents the first of their new series of Boilermaker Dinners, "True North"- whisky, beer and food inspired by the Northern States of the USA. 

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Hunt & Gather | 16 June
Where: Newcastle Foreshore
What: Newcastle boutique designer markets is all about design, food and tunes in the East End.

Wellness Festival | 17 June
Where: Redhead Wellness Sanctuary
What: A line up of amazing, inspiring and educational women speakers. Plus a silent yoga disco, fire meditation, market stalls, and live music.

The wellness festival

Travelling Film Festival | 22-24 June
Where: Tower Cinemas, Newcastle
What: The Travelling Film Festival, Australia's longest running travelling film festival, showcases Australian and International features, documentaries and short films in regional Australia.
For the full schedule and to buy tickets click here

Float your boat | 22-23 June
Where: Lake Macquarie
What: Float your boat is an open challenge for boat owners to dress up their boats with lights and take part in a flotilla parade held over two nights on Lake Macquarie.
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Street Feast | 23 June
Where: Newcastle Foreshore, out the front of Customs House
What: Food trucks, pop-ups from local restaurants, artisan delicacies & live music.

James Squire Comedy Club | 28 June
Where: James Squire, Honeysuckle
What: Join Luke Heggie, Tahir and Simon Kennedy for a night of laughs
For Tickets Call 0447 455 343

RUMMAGE | 29 June
Where: The Edwards
Time: Between 6pm - 9pm 
It possibly could be, THE WORLDS MOST fun flea market... in the world!
$3 entry & go in the draw to win dinner for you and your mates
If you loved the Friday Flea you're going to love @the.rummage!!
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Hunter Valley Wine Festival | 30 June
Where: Crowne Plaza, Hunter Valley
What: Festival goers will be spoilt for choice with an extensive array of wine, beer, food and cider on offer. With family friendly activities, light entertainment throughout the day and so many taste sensations to choose from everyone is well catered for!
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Tubular Bells for two | 30 June
Where:Conservatorium of Music 
What: Two blokes juggle over 20 instruments live on stage in a spellbinding performance.
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Three Course Dinner | 30 June
Where: Bolton Street Pantry
What: $49 pp for a three-course meal; including vegan & gluten-free options.
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