Tracing of the Songlines
Spring at Starseed Gardens presents this incredible event of interwoven wisdom, storytelling, art and music from Friday to Sunday. Join Robert Lawlor, renowned author of Voices of the First Day, a seminal work on Aboriginal Australian history and culture, Sacred Geometry (Robert coined the term in 1979), Earth Honoring, The New Male Sexuality (1991) and most recently The Geometry of The End of Time. Robert will be presenting two incredible workshops, Sacred Geometry in Ancient Structures on Saturday and The Place of the Soul in Ancient Civilisations on Sunday.
Robert is joined by internationally renowned artist Eleni. Melbourne-based Eleni is a celebrated artist and visionary who shares stories through her art which capture the beauty and fragility of threatened indigenous peoples the world over. Eleni will guide you to create incredible artworks using natural materials in Starseed’s new art studio on Sunday 2.30–5.30pm, allowing you to develop the confidence and drive to live your passions.
Saturday evening features multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Murray Kyle. Participants can come to one session or the whole weekend at a discounted price. Robert – $60, Eleni – $40, Murray – $20.
Raising Money for Soozee
From 3pm–midnight at Durrumbul Hall this Saturday friends, musicians and community come together to raise money for Soozee Wyld. A big personality in our little town, Wyld has spent the last year or more dealing with breast cancer. Featuring the music of Greg Sheehan, Willy McElroy and The Wild Zinnia Collective, Shai Shriki, Danidoo Butterfly and Josh Arent and the stylings of DJ Issey B, Milk and Pob to get those bodies moving. Face painting, storytelling, food, chai. Entry fee Adults $15, family $25, teens $5.
Ballad of Edgar and Mary continues
The Ballad of Edgar and Mary is a heart-warming and heart-wrenching story of a soldier, Edgar, who serves in France in WW1. His wife Mary dreams of becoming a chanteuse in Paris but lives in Mullumbimby. The play tells how war affects ordinary people. Edgar reluctantly enlists because Mary believes that ‘if we all do our bit this war will be over soon’. The mysterious singer comes to a different view in the song Stay Down There Where You Belong, she sings about politicians and their masters who profligate with other people’s lives. Friday and Saturday at the Drill Hall at 8pm and 2pm on Sunday. For bookings and information visit www.drillhalltheatre.org.au or The Bookshop Mullumbimby.`
If your child is someone who sings around the house, or if you have a son or daughter who plays with their voice, making funny noises and enjoying their own sound, the chances are that they have musical ability that could be nurtured and developed. Janet Swain aims to develop high quality children’s choirs across the Northern Rivers district for children who really love singing and would like to learn more challenging repertoire and performance skills outside of school. Mullum Girls Voices meet on Monday afternoons from 4pm to 5pm and we have both a junior (age 5–10) and a senior group (age 11–16). The Treble boys choir is called Boys Aloud, and this choir sings songs that boys want to sing – a range of sea shanties, pop songs and some repertoire from classical music. Boys Aloud rehearses on Monday afternoons from 5.15 to 6.15pm during the school term at the Scout Hall in Mullumbimby. Call Janet for more information on: 0438 965 397. Register at www.songdynastymusic.com.
Ballina Fair is doing it’s bit for the National Week for Deaf People
The National Week of Deaf People (NWDP) 17 October – 23 October 2015. It is the one week when deaf people in Australia and around the world celebrate being deaf and being part of the international deaf community. The NWDP is run by Deaf Australia.Ballina Fair is playing two movies next weekend in Open Captions. Oddball (G) Saturday 17 at 11.50am and The Intern (M) Sunday 18 at 4.25pm.
Paul, the cinema owner, says he is very pleased the Ballina Fair is able to do this, as it is the only cinema in the Northern Rivers to do so.