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On the Radar


Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

30 Parke Street, Katoomba
Open 10am – 5pm Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 2pm Public Holidays (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day)

Entry to the Cultural Centre Shop, Cafe, viewing platform and adjacent library is free. See the website for more information.
Joint ticket admission for entry to both the World Heritage Interpretive Centre and the City Art Gallery is: $5 adults; $3 concession; free for children under 16.


Cultural Revolution 89.1 Fm

Tuesday evenings from 8-10pm

For more information go to the facebook page where you can keep up to date with future broadcasts, and suggest upcoming exhibitions you may like discussed on the show. Experimental Sound and Music Artists are encouraged to post their CD’s with a short bio to Cultural Revolutions 89.1 Radio Blue Mountains PO Box 64 Katoomba, NSW, 2780.


Monthly Markets

Bullaburra Craft Markets

First Saturday, 9am-3pm.

Bullaburra Progress Hall
Corner Noble St and Great Western Highway

Perched on the edge of the Great Western Highway in what may seem like a random patch of grass, the Bullaburra Craft Markets are an eclectic highway experience. For families wanting a five minute break from the journey, or wanting to pick up a quirky last minute trinket from their stay in the Blue Mountains, this could be the right spot to pull over and stretch your legs. Wander around and check out the honey lady, the plate and vintage doodads collector, grab a pair of handmade gloves or beanie in the colder months, or maybe some second hand clothing, fruit, or veggies. The stall holders and their wares vary each time but for lovers of markets of all kinds, it is worth a look-see.


Leura First Sunday Markets

First Sunday, 9am-2pm.

Leura Public School
Great Western Highway

Contact: 0432 021 863 ; leura-markets@hotmail.com ; www.leuramarket.webs.com ; www.facebook.com/leurafirstsundaymarkets

Leura First Sunday Markets has been operating for 18 years and features a wide variety of stalls including locally produced art and craft, photography, jewellery, clothing, music, books, vintage and collectables, fresh produce, hot food, cupcakes, honey and jams, plants and flowers, soaps and candles, and more!


Blackheath Growers Markets

Second Sunday, 8am-12pm.

Blackheath Community Hall
Corner Great Western Highway & Gardiner Crescent



Magpie Markets Lawson

Third Sunday, 9am-2pm.

Lawson Public School
Great Western Highway


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