Reports from last weekend's AGOG Film Festival held at the James Theatre here in Dungog were that it was an excellent event and well-supported. The films shown had been shot in Poland, Spain, France, Denmark and Iceland.
Numbers were up on last year, with people coming as far as Coffs Harbour, Gloucester, Newcastle and Sydney, confirming the event as a significant attraction bringing visitors to the area.
The Dungog Shire community is very fortunate to have such a facility as the James Theatre, and also volunteers who are passionate about maintaining the theatre as a venue for movies, live performances and other events.
There are a number of upcoming events at the James including live music and film events. This includes a performance by the award-winning Maitland City Brass Band in Concert, the performance called the Big Bold Sound of Brass and two family animation and adventure films being shown during the upcoming school holidays. For more information as the James Theatre visit their website http://www.jamestheatre.com.au/ or Facebook page.
With school holidays approaching there is no better time to visit the Dungog Shire. Following recent train timetable changes, there are great services now available to Dungog and surrounding areas. Visitors are now be able to spend the day in the Dungog Shire- arriving around 9.50am and then departing at 3.26pm.
Walking groups, service clubs and others can now come to town, have lunch, do some shopping and enjoy the area and still get home at a decent hour. This service not only benefits the central business district as people now have time to co-ordinate travelling to other areas of the Shire.
To plan a trip by rail simply head to https://transportnsw.info/trip#/ or contact Wendy at the Dungog Shire Visitor Information Centre on 4992 2212. Finally our next Dungog District Chamber of Commerce dinner meeting will be held at Stella Bistro Dowling Street Dungog on Thursday 18 July, 2019 at 6.30pm.
Our speakers will be Tim Norris from Restart IT, Michelle Dado-Millynn who will update us on SUPFD and Erika Seck will give us the latest news about the Dungog Tea Party coming up in August, 2019. Members and guests are welcome.
To book email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ddcc-dinner-network-meeting-tickets-64519258840