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February 4, 2023

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A smorgasbord of flicks

This year’s smorgasbord of over 40 incredible short films are handpicked from a record 3,200 entries received for Flickerfest’s Academy® and BAFTA Qualifying short-film festival screened recently in Bondi, and Northern Rivers audiences are the first in Australia to experience the best of Flickerfest on tour. Highlights enjoying their Northern Rivers premiere include recent Academy® nominees and much-loved festival award winners alongside exciting, fresh, local talent.

A highlight from the Youth Training Station Launch Fundraiser on Sunday at the Mullumbimby Courthouse Hotel. Guitar/vocals: Ash Bell. Bass/vocals: Matt Bone. Drums: Stu Eadie. Special guest juggler: Joel Salom.

A chilled musical Sunday afternoon at Mullum’s Court House Hotel welcomed a newly formed not-for-profit organisation called The Youth Training Station.

To be held at the iQ Platform at Mullum’s Railway Station throughout October and November, industry professionals will give TED-style talks, Q&As and offer career/lifestyle information for local teens.

TED-style talks

It’s part of The Mullum Music Festival program, and it aims to build on the strengths and success of the Youth Mentorship Program, which supports the careers of up-and-coming local musicians.

Those presenting/Q&A include: Jia O’Connor (Parkway Drive’s bassist), Hans Lovejoy (The Echo editor), Mike Fishwick (fashion designer and production manager), Vanessa Gorman (filmmaker/TV producer), Dominic Finlay-Jones (architect), Anthony Solomon (doctor), Chris Dewhirst (adventurer/balloonist), Jessica Simms (midwife), Mel Bampton (radio announcer/music editor), Micha Lerner (clinical psychologist), Francisco Smoje (chef: Francisco’s Table), Alex Briggs (MotoGP mechanic) and Viv Fantin – (publicist for Splendour, Big Day Out, APRA awards).

For more visit www.mullummusicfestival.com.

Fronting Sunday's launch of the Youth Training Station were Triple J's Sarah Howells, muso Ash Bell and event organiser Emilie Owen. Photo Eve Jeffery.
Fronting Sunday’s launch of the Youth Training Station were Triple J’s Sarah Howells, muso Ash Bell and event organiser Emilie Owen. Photo Eve Jeffery.

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  1. I grabbed my teddy, stroked his fur, dear poor teddy, I love teddy. I put him under my arm and with my Little Golden Book of The Little Engine that Could in the other hand I was ready to face the world for a new career. I was headed for the The Youth Training Station. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can. Yes, I will be at the top of the hill in no time. Oh, what a great adventure life is.


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