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Located within the newly refurbished Gem Hotel, Griffith’s newest restaurant Bull & Bell Steakhouse is an Italian influenced steakhouse with a farm to table philosophy. Executive Chef Anthony Fullerton works with farm gate producers within a 300km radius of the restaurant to source the best and freshest local ingredients. The menu celebrates the abundance of beautiful produce our region has to offer. The next time you visit Griffith you will have to try their Wagyu Bresaola aged in Calabria Private Bin Montepulciano.
 

ARCHIBALD PRIZE 2020 TOUR
14 May to 27 June 2021
Gaze in wonder, admire and critique the finalists from the 2020 Archibald Prize. 
Australia’s favourite portrait prize, the annual Archibald Prize is eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike. Griffith Regional Art gallery is lucky enough to be one of the six stops Australia wide in the Archibald Prize 2020 tour. For more information click here.

CARMEN OPERA AUSTRALIA
5 June 2021
Opera Australia’s 25th Anniversary tour of Bizet’s Carmen. Experience the thrilling Spanish colour and rhythms of Bizet’s vibrant score with Opera Australia’s singers, live chamber orchestra and a children’s chorus drawn from the local community. You can hear classics such as the Habanera  just as Bizet meant them; loud, live and completely unamplified. Buy tickets here.

PORTRAIT PAINTING WORKSHOP
5 & 6 June 2021
Join winner of the inaugural Darling National Portrait Prize and Portia Geach Finalist, Anthea Da Silva for an immersive two day portrait painting workshop. Covering the fundamentals of portraiture, what constitutes a portrait and ways of seeing. All skill levels are welcome and are guaranteed a fun and inspiring weekend. Spaces are limited, book your spot here.

MIA OPEN
12 - 14 June 2021
This year will mark the centenary of the MIA Open. Established in 1920 the Griffith MIA Open is Griffith’s longest running sporting event. This year’s MIA Open will not disappoint; there will be 45 events played over the three day period. There are events for a variety of skillsets and age groups. For more information or to register click here.

SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY: IMPERMANENCE
24 June 2021
Join Sydney Dance Company in their return to the stage and from devastation, find energy, urgency, radiance and hope. A visceral and thrilling exploration of the juxtaposition of beauty and devastation. With a score performed by the Australian String Quartet, and the full power of Sydney Dance Company’s ensemble, this is an epic performance that packs an emotional punch. Book tickets here.

HALF ON THE HILL
27 June 2021
Set on picturesque Scenic Hill in Griffith, the Half on the Hill is trail running at its best. There are 2 half marathon events to choose from: the 21.1km individual half marathon or the 2 person team event. As well as a 4km Junior Run for 16 years & under. Online entries close 6:00pm Friday 25 June 2021, entries will not be accepted after this date. Register now to avoid disappointment!

A TASTE OF ITALY: GRIFFITH
27 - 29 August 2021
Save the date! A Taste of Italy: Griffith is back! The much loved cultural celebration will be held 27 -29 August 2021. Tickets are now available for the Ferragosto Festival and the Griffith Italian Festival. Follow the Visit Griffith Facebook for updates as they become available.

CITRUS MOTEL
Ideally situated, with 28 comfortable rooms, the Citrus Motel prides itself on having exceptionally clean units, all conveniently located on the ground floor.  For added comfort, all rooms are fitted with shutters for noise, light and temperature reduction to ensure the perfect night’s sleep.  After a long day, taking a dip in the pool, or visiting the sauna, is a great way to end your day.

SOUTHERN COTTON
Southern Cotton offers tours throughout the year to help visitors learn about the ginning process, and the local cotton industry. Southern Cotton are proud to be one of the only gins in the world taking the data out of the cotton picker, and tracing the module through to the finished bale.  Tours available Monday - Friday at 10am. Bookings essential.
 

REGIONAL FAMIL - NARRANDERA
Narrandera Visitor Information Centre hosted our Visitor Servicing Team for a regional famil this month. Narrandera is an ideal day trip from Griffith. Their itinerary included koala spotting, Sandhills Artefacts, lunch at local cafe Pretty Little Lattes, Narrandera Fisheries and a farm tour. The Visit Griffith Team thoroughly enjoyed their day in neighbouring Naranderra.

DESTINATION & VISITOR ECONOMY CONFERENCE
Visit Griffith Tourism Manager Mirella and Visitor Information Centre Coordinator Vicki, are at the Local Government NSW Destination & Visitor Economy Conference. This engaging three-day event in Port Macquarie, aims to embrace not just tourism, but also a wider aspect of economic development relevant to all NSW councils.

CENTENARY SCULPTURES
This time five years ago, seven master sculptors from across the globe gathered in Griffith to create beautiful granite stone sculptures to celebrate our Centenary. A lasting legacy to the City of Griffith, and an acknowledgement to the importance of water to the region. The seven sculptures' permanent home is under the willow trees, along the canal in IOOF Park.

OLIVES
Olives are harvested in May and June each year, ready to be brined for table olives or pressed into olive oil. Varieties such as Fantoio, Correggiola and Mananillo can be found growing in the Griffith region, as the Mediterranean-style climate or long hot summers and cold winters, provides the perfect growing conditions
 

AUSTRALIAN TRAVELLER
Weekends Away
In this month’s Australian Traveller magazine Griffith is featured on the inside back cover as well as on the beautifully illustrated map. All roads lead to Griffith! Pick up a copy from your local newsagents. 

DELICIOUS
Calabria Family Wines
Delicious has written a wonderful tribute to local powerhouse Calabria Family Wines. The piece encapsulates the warmth of the family owned winery; the innovative winery bringing a taste of Italy to Australia. You can read the story here.

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