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The Most Kabaret this side of the Bridge

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A fundraiser for The Bridge northern rivers cultural ambassadors to eastern Europe 

The Bridge is a band of local musicians from the northern rivers. Three of the young men, Jackson Reid, Mark Dein and Mike Smith, have a disability.

The band will travel to Poland and the Ukraine in early September to take up an invitation to play music and conduct workshops with other musicians (with and without disabilities), across Poland to five cities – with fellow local inclusive bands Pomp Remont and Na Gorze.

These young men are Lismore’s cultural ambassadors and positive role models for the disability as well as the greater community.

This is an incredible opportunity for these young artists to use music to express their unique view of the world, proving the amazing capacity of creativity to transform everyone’s life.

This is an exceptional way for these young musicians to share their skills and talents overseas, in countries where people with disability do not have the same opportunities as those in Australia.

Supported by local volunteer Arts group Realartworks, The Bridge have been selling raffle tickets, sizzling sausages and performing – successfully raising funds for their airfares. With community support they now focus on raising money for their Polish travel and accommodation costs…

The MOST Inclusive Kabaret is fundraising for The Bridge in an evening with more than twenty inclusive acts from around the region, celebrating circus, dance, projections, poetry and music in a jam-packed evening with acts to ‘flip your switches’. The word inclusive means that some of the performers of the Kabaret have disability – a focus of the night, providing a professional environment and opportunity for local performers with and without disability.

They are joined by local professional artists, including Jimmy Willing and Bertie Page as MCs and performers, the Barefoot Gypsy Belly Dancers, Blackboi, Bridge St Choir, Tra La La Blip, Vincent, and, of course, The Bridge.

This Friday, August 30

Doors: 6pm with live music and interactive art show: 7pm

Lismore Workers Club Auditorium.

Tickets $15, Children under 15 gold coin donation

(Tix available at Music Bizarre, Magellan St Lismore.)






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