January 2014

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Broadcast on Sunday 26 January 2014, 6-7pm on Coast FM 963.  Produced and presented by Meredith Gilmore.

This week on the show we had an interview with Bob Doyle and Phil Moore from Sea Cup Inc, a film arts collective on the Central Coast.  We talked about films being made through SeaCup, and how you can become a supporter.  Seacup also has a screen writing workshop coming up in Kincumber on the weekend of 1 & 2 February, the first of more workshops to come.   Also, everyone’s invited to coming along to the release of two films and more at a big event at Avoca Beach Picture Theatre in the evening of Sunday 23rd of February.

SeaCup Inc has long-term aims for film-making on the Central Coast, with three arms:

  • production
  • industry development, and
  • training and education.




Support the Seacup fundraising campaign via Pozible


Bob Ward Gosford Deputy Mayor
Bob Ward
Gosford Deputy Mayor

Our other interview was with Bob Ward, Gosford Deputy Mayor, about the Beaux Art Challenge being run by the Friends of the Regional Gallery and  Gosford City Council.  We also talk about Bob’s experience in his role with Council since September 2012, and amongst other things, how this has opened his eyes to just how much goes on in the arts locally, and the potential coming from this in a range of ways, including from his perspective as Chairman of Council’s Employment and Economic Development Committee.






Broadcast on Sunday 19 January 2014, 6-7pm on Coast FM 963.  Produced and presented by Meredith Gilmore.

One of our guests this week was Paul Haggith, well-known Central Coast artist, who’s also the organiser of the Terrigal in Plein Air Exhibition currently on at the Gosford Regional Gallery till 10 February.  This exhibition features works from 20 prominent artists who participated in the Plein Air painting  around Terrigal as part of the 5 Lands Walk in June 2013.

Paul Haggith and Janet Hoyer-Cobb
Paul Haggith and Janet Hoyer-Cobb

Terrigal Plein Air Jan 2014 both sides



Kerry and Josh Blanket KAB Gallery Terrigal
Kerry and Josh Blanket
KAB Gallery Terrigal


Our other guest on the show was Kerry Blanket, who with husband Josh, has set up and runs the KAB Gallery, which opened in October 2013.  KAB Gallery are specialists in collectable and fine art, located online as well as at their shopfront at the Crowne Plaza in Terrigal.