Going Out

WIN! The Caravan, Camping and Holiday Expo is back

If you love life on the road and spending time in the great outdoors then head on down to the Penrith Caravan, Camping and...

Penrith Show returns this weekend

Thousands are expected to attend the annual Penrith Show this weekend. To be held at the Penrith Showground on August 27 and 28, this year's...

Clean comedy in Werrington

They say laughter is the best medicine, and few comedians would understand that better than Hannah Boland. Having had her fair share of tragedies, including...

WIN tickets to Little Big Dash!

Little Big Dash is returning to Penrith this month, offering an exhilarating obstacle adventure which puts the fun into physical activity for more than...

Political satire at its best

Politics can often be more drama filled than a soap opera, which makes it the ultimate comedy fodder. Masters of theatrical satire ‘The Wharf Revue’...

Country music icon reveals all

Though country music icon Troy Cassar-Daley has spent decades on stage, guitar in hand, sharing snapshots of his life, the process of delving into...

Queen of country

Over the last couple of years I’ve been lucky enough to speak to some of the biggest names in the Australian country music industry. One...

Afternoon of free live music in Penrith

Love music but can’t spare the cash for concert tickets? Then head to The Joan this Sunday for an afternoon of free live performances. Classical...

Magic comes to The Joan

Get your scuba gear ready because it’s time to take a trip to the depths of the sea. The highly acclaimed one man show ‘The...

Queen Street upgrades future uncertain

The future of Queen Street is up in the air, now the company contracted for its upgrade has gone into receivership. Council awarded Hargraves Urban...

Local bands collide in search for talent

Independent bands will have the chance to show local audiences what they’re made of with Original Bands Collide 2, which kicks off at the...

WIN: Your school holiday survival pack!

The school holidays are just around the corner and the Weekender wants to make it a little easier to keep the kids entertained! We've got...

Back to the 80s

When it comes to music there’s never been a decade quite like the 80s. There’s something endearing about a time where power ballads, synth-pop, big...

Music, motherhood and a decade’s worth of hits

It’s been a decade since The McClymonts released their self-titled debut album. In that time the country music trio have amassed an impressive 10 Golden...

A little bit of Rio in Penrith

Entertainer Todd McKenney will bring a little bit of Rio to the Evan Theatre next month with the return of his hit show ‘Todd...

Peak of adventure arrives in St Marys

Five years in the making and after more than 12 months of construction, St Marys finally has an attraction that will rival anything the...

Driving a new direction

Change is never an easy thing to navigate, but it’s a concept that Byron Bay metalcore band Parkway Drive have wholeheartedly embraced on their...

Still rocking with The Angels

Australia has had a love affair with rockers The Angels for more than 40 years. But with the band’s rebirth in the last five years...

Sydney Symphony Orchestra coming to Penrith

Prepare for ‘A Little Night Music’ this winter when one of the world’s most acclaimed orchestras takes to The Joan stage. The Sydney Symphony Orchestra...

You… must be there!

Most people have an idea of what kind of debaucherous activities musicians might be getting up to after a gig, but generally those thoughts...

Screaming back into town

There’s not many Aussie bands that are as dedicated to rock as The Screaming Jets. With 27 years, eight albums, and countless tours under their...

Fun after reflection

After the Dawn Service, ANZAC Day events will be held at clubs and pubs around Penrith, with two-up and live bands the main features...

Penrith converted into Middle America for new short film

Locals will be able to spot several Penrith locations in an upcoming short film produced by former Werrington local, Pete Ireland. The 34-year-old grew up...

New opera company set to hit a high note

Get a taste for the future of opera in western Sydney, as the newly formed Western Sydney Opera company treats Penrith to their first...

A voice you’ll fall in love with

Soprano Mirusia has performed with Andre Rieu and now she’s coming to Penrith to give audiences a taste of the voice that has won...

Kitty Flanagan is seriously funny

You’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t love having a good old fashioned rant about the things that piss them off. Check the...

Lee’s meaningful tribute

Last year country music icon Lee Kernaghan released a new album that pays tribute to the men and women of our Defence Forces. Following on...

Back to the good old days

If you’re a music fan who prefers to hear your favourite songs blasting through amps rather than earphones, you’ve probably been lamenting the state...

New generation of Beatles fans

The whole world fell in love with The Beatles in the 60s, and now Penrith parents will have the opportunity to introduce their children...

Band’s growth ends as farewell tour begins

While you’d be justified in wondering if we reached peak beard when hipsters started using their facial hair as craft projects – think baubles,...

What about Shannon?

Shannon Noll, the boy from Condobolin who became an Aussie icon after coming in second to Guy Sebastian in the first season of ‘Australia...

High five: Country’s best come together for new album and show

Adam Brand and The Outlaws are here for a good time, not a long time. The all star band, which includes country music artists Adam...

The event that changed Normie Rowe’s life

There’s events that happen in life that change you. They force you to see the world in a different way and make you question...

An afternoon with the classics

Even if your knowledge of classical music is limited you will probably recognise the energetic, white-haired conductor Richard Gill. A regular guest on the ABC’s...

Wiggling into Penrith

It’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years since The Wiggles first wiggled their way onto our TV screens. It’s also hard to imagine any...

Musical hit The Boy From Oz is coming to Penrith

When it comes to Australian musicals it doesn’t get much bigger than the role of Peter Allen in ‘The Boy From Oz’. Not only is...

Former journo gets his big break in film world

Glenmore Park resident Heath Davis, 37, has gone from writing about entertainment in the local newspaper to well and truly creating it. The former Western...

Healthy Harold opens his doors for Family Fun Day

Life Education NSW are hosting their first ever community event, ‘Healthy Harold’s Family Fun Day’ this Sunday, February 21 at their Colyton headquarters. Healthy Harold...

Dave bares his tech soul

With a gift for character creation and story telling, David Strassman could have chosen any art form through which to channel his skills. But ventriloquism...

Meet St Marys

To truly understand and appreciate a place you need to know its stories. This is the premise behind the ‘Meet St Marys’ project. Headed by Fusion...