Comedians Mandy Nolan and Nick Penn team up to create a jaw-achingly, side-splitting, pants-wettingly funny comedy night on tonight to raise money for the Save the Heart of Federal Village campaign. The Village of Federal is under threat. Its history and heritage are about to go under. In the heart of this iconic Byron Bay hinterland town lies the heartbeat of the hills, the Federal hall and church, the community focal points. Steeped in history, stories and memories, the people of Federal and the surrounding hinterland need their hall and church to stay as public space.
Home of dances and concerts, dinners and film nights, weddings and funerals over a hundred years and one of the original villages of the north coast built by the early settlers, its villagers live and breathe through their community space. This is what makes Federal a special and flourishing place, thriving as a cohesive whole. The good news is that they only need $220,000 to buy the buildings and keep access and availability. Comedians Mandy Nolan and Nick Penn present the first of many fundraisers aimed at raising awareness and bucks. Of course, anyone in the community with deeper pockets who may feel inclined to donate larger amounts would be welcomed with open arms!
Nolan and Penn will both be performing full-length comedy feature sets. Until locating to Nimbin a few years ago, comedian Nick Penn has spent most of his career headlining comedy clubs around the country. Penn’s droll approach to the blasé approach of the everyday Australian has won him fans on nearly every stage he’s worked. As the father of a young son Penn also made the decision to opt out for a country lifestyle.
Tonight at Federal Hall. 7pm doors. 8pm show. Tix $15. Nolan will also have a few copies of her book What I Would Do If I Were You, available for sale on the night, if you want a copy signed by the author!