Jayne Denham and Tamara Stewart Concert.
We attended the concert at Rooty Hill RSL in Blacktown New South Wales of Jayne Denham, one of the popular singing female artists here in Australia two years ago. Another popular female artist named Tamara Stewart did open the concert with some of her popular songs.
Seats were all occupied which means these two singing artists were well known in this place. That was too, my first time to watch a concert of these two female singing artists, though there are heaps of Australian females out here who are very good in country music.
I love country music, and the moment they told me to attend this concert with no second thought I said, yes right away. The show made the people ecstatic, danced and sang while the singers and their band enjoyed, sending off their very best for the concert. That was indeed a great show!
Tamara Stewart and Jayne Denham (with hat) during the concert.
The annual Tamworth Country Music Festival in Tamworth New South Wales, is the place where all country music singers male and female render their excellent entertainment talents and the event runs for more than a week.
I got a hard time posting the videos I took during the concert but am posting some of their music videos from YouTube instead.
Here is one of the many popular music videos of Jayne Denham.
For Tamara Stewart here is one of her music videos, too.
Every year the Medieval Fayre is held at Nuraginggy Recreation Reserve during the annual city festival of Blacktown in New South Wales. Participating folks of the annual My Lord and Ladies Fayre are dressed up in elaborate medieval costume, on display are cooking wares, swords, tents, and many more.
Wood fired cooking.
The event features activities such as jewellery and sword making while other participating groups, such as the Company of Diverse Crafters and the Medieval Fight Club, present interactive demonstrations of life in the Dark Ages. The colourful pavilions, campsites and tent displays featuring food and textile production also entertain large crowds.
Knights in armour ready for the Joustling Competition.
The most exciting feature that I love most and which people do entertained a lot is the “International Jousting Competition”, the full-contact combat between armoured knights and their valiant steeds. Here, photographers equipped with expensive cameras and long lenses enjoy taking shots. You can hear the cracking of the lances’ poles as the knights hit each other in full contact. Their horses are huge, fast and of course well built.
The main event, the International Joustling Copetition.
There are also camels and pony rides as well as other farm animals are brought here to entertain the kids. For those interested in country or folk songs, there is always one stage provided for them to watch and enjoy. I took these photos during the 2012 event.
Camel riding is very popular among the kids.
Lovely red tulip
The tulip festival in Bowral, Wollongong, New South Wales is called Tulip Time Festival, a showcase of all the varieties of tulips planted in the Corvett Gardens at the town centre, Street Fair in Wingecarribee Street, and the much loved annual Street Parade filled with floats, vintage cars, marching bands and an afternoon of entertainment and live music in the Corvett Gardens.
This was my first time to attend the festival here but my second time to witness a tulip festival; the first was during a Floriade in Canbera, ACT two years ago. We arrived an hour early before the official opening of the Corvett Gardens and because of that we had the chance to roam around the town and to some other parks of Bowral.
Well, as usual whenever a festival is held, there always is the problem of limited car parks but as always the festival is worth every hassle like this. Tulip is one of the many flowers I love most and this festival was so glorious and captivating that this festival was scheduled for a week long show and most people who attended it were those who have the interest in gardening and flowers.
Awesome tulip time
There was an entry fee to the tulip gardens and once it was opened, visitors like us started photographing themselves with the tulips as their background. The flowers were lovely, fresh and no sign yet of ageing that was why they were very attractive and invigorating, a good subject for photography.
The lady photographer in action
Indeed, there was one photographer complete with gears that started taking photos inside the garden before the official opening and still was on action when all visitors were already allowed entry, perhaps she was shooting while enjoying the beauty of the flowers. Yes, the tulips were absolutely beautiful and the gardeners who prepared them well in time for the festival were truly experts in their field and art and are one of the kind that the show organizers, I believed should have given due recognition, too.