A Feast of Feathered Colour at the Sydney Royal Easter Show

This week on Show Radio, we were delighted to be joined in-studio by passionate Bird Man Sam Davis – the President of the Canary & Cage Bird Federation of Australia and the Finch Society of Australia.

We learned about what the judges are looking for in the Sydney Royal Easter Show Aviary Bird Competition, where over 600 birds of all varieties – including budgerigars, canaries, finches and parrots – are shown to the public, in the largest display of feathered colour in Australia.

We also chatted about how Australian bird keepers are contributing to the conservation of rare bird species.

And did you know that every bird has its own distinct personality?

Listen back to our chat with Sam!

A Labour of Love: Rich Cakes at the Sydney Royal

On Saturday Leah spoke to Chira Fernando on the rich fruit cake he entered into this year’s Arts and Crafts competition at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Chira recounted the weeks he spent chopping up currants, cherries, raisins and almonds into exact sizes and then mixing them with the rest of the ingredients to create a magical, delicious fruit cake!

Have a listen to their chat, and check out the pictures of his cake below!

 

Some of the entrants in the Rich Fruit Cake category of the Arts and Crafts competition at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
Some of the entrants in the Rich Fruit Cake category of the Arts and Crafts competition at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

 

A friend of mine (Chira Fernando) entered a cake into the Arts and Crafts competition this year at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
Chira Fernando’s cake in the Arts and Crafts competition.

Julian’s incredibly insightful interview with Erik ‘The Lizardman’ Sprague

Julian was lucky enough to have a philosophical discussion with Erik ‘The Lizardman,’ Sprague. An interview that was too long to air, strap yourself in for what is a fascinating interview with one of the most intriguing individuals on the planet.

You can see the myth, the (Lizard)man, the legend himself at the Psycho Sideshow here at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, at the Amphitheatre at 12pm, 2pm and 5pm every day.

Katie Fleming talks to Miss Showgirl Finalist, Nikki Gibbs

Today, Show Radio’s Katie Fleming was joined in the studio by Nikki Gibbs, a finalist from the 2018 Miss Showgirl Competition. The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl Competition involves young women statewide competing for the coveted title. The winning Showgirl will be an Ambassador for rural NSW, acting as a role model for women involved in the agricultural industry.

This is not a beauty pageant, as the women are instead judged based on their personality, confidence and life goals, as well as their rural knowledge and passion for their local community. These women come from all walks of life, such as Nikki, who is a veterinary nurse in her hometown of Wauchope, near Port Macquarie.

Head down to the Amphitheatre on Sunday 25th at 2pm to find out the winner in the final presentation.