Finely crafted bow

Finely crafted bow

The diddley bow workshop was so successful that the Penrith Regional Gallery and Lewers Bequest will hold another one on Sunday, June 23.

Join Andrew Rignold from Rignold Cigar Box Guitars for a hands-on workshop to make your own one-string diddley bow (pictured), a traditional musical instrument associated with the early blues of the late 19th century that was the precursor of the modern guitar and banjo.

Details: 4735 1100.

Cash and Orbison

head for Panthers

The Men In Black tour, which presents the music of Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash, will hit Penrith next week.

Bosco Bosanac, with his rugged Johnny Cash looks and gravel voice, performs hits such as Ring of Fire, Folsom Prison Blues, Walk The Line, Big River, Ghost Riders In The Sky, Orange Blossom Special, Get Rhythm, A Boy Named Sue and Man In Black.

Dean Bourne, who embodies the great hits of Roy Orbison, has received rave reviews and standing ovations across the country with Pretty Woman, Crying, Dream Baby, Leah, Blue Bayou, Penny Arcade, Danny Boy, Only The Lonely, In Dreams, Candy Man, You Got It, Workin' For The Man and Running Scared. Together, Bosco Bosanac and Dean Bourne make this a rock'n'roll tribute you can't afford to miss.

Details: Saturday, June 15, Evan Theatre, Panthers, 4720 5555.

Private-eye camera

public until Sunday

Works by budding photographers from Londonderry Public School will be on display in the You, Me & All of Us - Lomo in Londonderry exhibition until Sunday, June 9.

The photographs, which are of local people, were taken with Lomo cameras.

Artist Mandy Schöne-Salter taught the lomography technique to students from years 5 and 6 as part of a project funded by Penrith Council's Magnetic Places Neighbourhood Renewal Community Cultural Grant program.

Lomo cameras, invented in Russia during the cold war, were originally used for spying.

They were rediscovered in the 1990s and are popular because they captured light, vibrant colours and a sense of movement so well.

It is part of the Australia-wide 2013 Head On Photo Festival.

Details: Londonderry Arcade.

Call 4578 1900.

Band's centenary

The Royal Australian Navy Band will present a free concert in Penrith to mark its centenary.

The concert aims to raise awareness of the International Fleet Review in October 2013 to mark the centenary of the arrival of the first Australian naval fleet into Sydney Harbour. Details: Joan Sutherland Centre, Sunday, June 23, 9359 2618.

Artkids workshops

Children in Penrith Council childcare centres are getting the chance to explore their creative sides through a series of Artkids workshops, working with Wirriimbi designs. The workshops cover print making, clay, tile painting, shibori scarves and rug design.

The council has 32 childcare facilities comprising long day care, preschool and services for school age children. Details: 4732 7836.

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