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LOVE IS LOUDER:  Li Ling and Fong Chin and Su Ling, all of Valentine, Hannah Wellham, of North Lambton, Lea Rule, of The Hill, and Katy McHugh, of Waratah.

LOVE IS LOUDER: Li Ling and Fong Chin and Su Ling, all of Valentine, Hannah Wellham, of North Lambton, Lea Rule, of The Hill, and Katy McHugh, of Waratah.

LOVE IS LOUDER: Dianne Harrison, of Windale, and Lo Morant, of Gateshead.

LOVE IS LOUDER: Dianne Harrison, of Windale, and Lo Morant, of Gateshead.

LOVE IS LOUDER: Erika Croxford, of Macquarie Hills, and Kathryn Halyburton, of Eleebana.

LOVE IS LOUDER: Erika Croxford, of Macquarie Hills, and Kathryn Halyburton, of Eleebana.

LOVE IS LOUDER: Emma Jones, of Shortland, Izy Skinner, of Cardiff, and Jess Davidson, of Wallsend.

LOVE IS LOUDER: Emma Jones, of Shortland, Izy Skinner, of Cardiff, and Jess Davidson, of Wallsend.

LOVE IS LOUDER: Amelia Burgess, of Eleebana, and Layla Frank, of New Lambton Heights.

LOVE IS LOUDER: Amelia Burgess, of Eleebana, and Layla Frank, of New Lambton Heights.

LOVE IS LOUDER: Karen Goodliffe, of Raymond Terrace, Melissa Crawford, of Newcastle, and Tiffany O'Brien, of Belmont North.

LOVE IS LOUDER: Karen Goodliffe, of Raymond Terrace, Melissa Crawford, of Newcastle, and Tiffany O'Brien, of Belmont North.

LOVE IS LOUDER: Kathleen Burley, of Wallsend, Denise Sims, of Elermore Vale, and Dianne Moos, of Mayfield.

LOVE IS LOUDER: Kathleen Burley, of Wallsend, Denise Sims, of Elermore Vale, and Dianne Moos, of Mayfield.

TIMELINES: Cartoonist Peter Byrne and Newcastle City Councillor Tim Crakanthorp.

TIMELINES: Cartoonist Peter Byrne and Newcastle City Councillor Tim Crakanthorp.

TIMELINES: Herald cartoonist Peter Lewis and Mad Magazine art director Sam Viviano.

TIMELINES: Herald cartoonist Peter Lewis and Mad Magazine art director Sam Viviano.

TIMELINES: Steve Little, of Coffs Harbour, and cartoonist Alan Rose.

TIMELINES: Steve Little, of Coffs Harbour, and cartoonist Alan Rose.

TIMELINES: Fran Stephenson and Robyn Little, both of Coffs Harbour.

TIMELINES: Fran Stephenson and Robyn Little, both of Coffs Harbour.

TIMELINES: Tess Rendoth, of Mayfield East and Sam Willcox, of Newcastle East.

TIMELINES: Tess Rendoth, of Mayfield East and Sam Willcox, of Newcastle East.

TIMELINES: Dave and Jan Gray, both of Clarkson.

TIMELINES: Dave and Jan Gray, both of Clarkson.

TIMELINES: Barney and Liz Langford, both  of Whitebridge.

TIMELINES: Barney and Liz Langford, both of Whitebridge.

TIMELINES: George Compton and Newcastle City Councillor David Compton, both of Waratah.

TIMELINES: George Compton and Newcastle City Councillor David Compton, both of Waratah.

ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL: Riley Small and Laura Harkins, both of The Hill, and Libby and Thomas Delgatto, both of Waratah.

ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL: Riley Small and Laura Harkins, both of The Hill, and Libby and Thomas Delgatto, both of Waratah.

ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL: Katie Todd and Maarten Hollebrandse, both of Cooks Hill.

ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL: Katie Todd and Maarten Hollebrandse, both of Cooks Hill.

ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL: Joe and Margaret Madikian, both of Maryland.

ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL: Joe and Margaret Madikian, both of Maryland.

ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL: John McNaughton, Member for Newcastle Tim Owen, Theo Gomas, of Newcastle, and festival organisers Dino Cesta and Nick Moretti.

ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL: John McNaughton, Member for Newcastle Tim Owen, Theo Gomas, of Newcastle, and festival organisers Dino Cesta and Nick Moretti.

ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL: Warwick and Jean Menlove, both of Newcastle, and Bob Scobie, of Maitland.

ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL: Warwick and Jean Menlove, both of Newcastle, and Bob Scobie, of Maitland.

ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL: Warren and Christine Sheppard, both of Newcastle.

ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL: Warren and Christine Sheppard, both of Newcastle.

ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL: Zane Butler, of Shoal Bay and Jemima Webber, of Swansea.

ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL: Zane Butler, of Shoal Bay and Jemima Webber, of Swansea.

ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL: Bianca and Frank Pati, both of Hamilton East, and Lia and Matt Bundy, both of Adamstown.

ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL: Bianca and Frank Pati, both of Hamilton East, and Lia and Matt Bundy, both of Adamstown.

Last week was a busy one in and around Newcastle. 

Our Herald photographers were on hand to capture the moment at Love is Louder, presented by Beautiful Women at Wests Leagues Club, New Lambton, on Wednesday; Timelines, an exhibition at Newcastle Region Library's Lovett Gallery, on  Friday; and the annual Italian Film Festival, at Tower Cinemas Newcastle, also on Friday. 

Pictures by Max Mason-Hubers and Simone De Peak.