Welcome to the Candelo Arts Society, also home of the Candelo Village Festival.
2017 Candelo Village Festival News!
The Candelo Village Festival is a biennial celebration of the village culture and the Arts in Candelo. In 2017 the festival takes a new shape with considerable changes to the format of the years gone by.
Music, Theatre, Local Forums and Literary events will be held in the town hall over the entire weekend of 21-23 April.
The Community Hall will play its role as a vibrant cultural hub and be the primary venue for the festival audience this year. Exciting musical acts such as the superb singer and trumpeter Vince Jones in full quartet form and Sandy Evans alongside Bobby Singh and Greg Sheehan presenting ‘Kapture’, A tribute to South African freedom fighter Ahmid Kathrada. For those who rather be immersed in a world of rock, folk and story be sure to catch Liz Stringer as she presents her new album “All the Bridges” with 4 piece band featuring David Williams (Augie March), Tim Keegan (Mia Dyson) and Alice Williams.
Saturday the 22nd of April will see the Village come alive with a FREE FAIR IN THE CANDELO PARK! Market stalls will border the village square and encapsulate a community stage featuring local and other artists throughout the day. There will be art making workshops, entertainment for families and opportunities for young to perform.
Around town there will be an exhibition of historical photographs and maps of Candelo Village and its environs at the Crossing Gallery, The Candelo Blues Club will be hosting free live Music at the Pub all afternoon, The General Store, The Service Station, Two Blokes food and the Bowling Club will all be open for business and contributing to the festival. Fine food will be available throughout the park and village all weekend.
Camping will be available onsite this year and proceeds will go to supporting and maintaining the community park.
Plenty more announcements through March and April! STAY TUNED to our website and our social media pages as more acts are announced!
Welcome to the Candelo Arts Society!
Thanks for finding us online :)... Feel free to take a look around and be sure to check in again soon as many new details will be added in the lead-up to the 2017 Candelo Village Festival, to be held from April 21st-23rd.
Established in 1986, the Candelo Arts Society (CAS) has since promoted art of all facets in the Bega Valley.
CAS is part of Regional Arts NSW.
The Candelo Arts Society regularly hosts both local and international touring acts. If you'd like to stay in the Candelo loop, click here to become a CAS MEMBER (you'll receive discounted tickets to every show!), or you can join our MAILING LIST, follow us on SOCIAL MEDIA, or visit our WHAT'S ON page for more information and TICKETS.
Regular Music & Variety nights (M&V's) are held at the Candelo Town Hall, The Candelo Bowling Club or sometimes at Kameruka Hall. Everyone’s invited; poets, musicians, theatre acts or performances of any kind. If you want to perform live in front of a friendly, supportive, local audience, COME AND SHARE IT! We have a diverse selection of local talents!
CAS meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month at the Candelo Bowling Club from 7.30pm.