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Culture wrap up March 4

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Creative carbon capture

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Hobie Porter's 'Chain Reaction'.
Hobie Porter’s ‘Chain Reaction’.

Art on the Move

Visitors to the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport are set for a sublime art experience this March and April with the latest showcase of works by local landscape painter, Hobie Porter, in the Northern Rivers Community Gallery’s (NRCG) Art at the Airport program. Hobie Porter’s works are a must-see experience and will be on exhibition at the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport from 4 March through to 5 May 2015.

Dr Karl is in the House…

The much-loved science boffin Dr Karl Kruszelnicki presents Murphy’s Law, Beer Goggles and Sinister Buttocks – Great Moments in Science at Kingscliff High School on Friday 13 March. Dr Karl’s passionate enthusiasm for science and getting kids excited about how the world works has been inspiring kids for generations.

Funds raised from this community event go to Tweed River Murwillumbah Riverbank Restoration Walk and Open air Gallery project. Event is at Kingscliff High School at 7pm.Tickets are $10 Adults, $5 concession at the door.

Funny Business

Comedy is the ultimate way to share everyday experiences in a real and dynamic way. Aspiring standup comedians gather at the Court House Hotel this Thursday to try their new material, to hone their persona and try and connect with the crowd. ‘The trick’, says Mandy Nolan, who celebrates her 30th year in the business this year, ‘is connecting with an audience and talking to them like they were your closest friends. It also helps if you have some sort of insight into something they may have never thought of before!’ Mandy Nolan is the MC on Thursday. Show is free and starts at 8pm.

Get it Write

Local storytellers, bards, fablers, yarn-spinners and raconteurs take note: a new storytelling festival needs you! The Golden Tale Local Stories Competition will be one of many exciting story events planned for the inaugural Festival of the Golden Tale, which will be staged around the Old and Gold Festival in Brunswick Heads.

Budding storytellers are invited to submit a 5–8-minute story set in the Brunswick Valley. Entries cost $10 per story and close 18 April.

You must be available to tell your story at the The Golden Tale Local Story Finals Concert, planned for the day after Old and Gold on Sunday 7 June at the Memorial Hall. For more information email Jenni Cargill – [email protected]

Love Lost

Palace Byron Bay will be screening two productions, Love’s Labour’s Lost and Love’s Labour’s Won (usually known as Much Ado About Nothing) as part of The Royal Shakespeare Company’s  Live from Stratford-upon-Avon programto present plays from Shakespeare’s hometown to cinemagoers worldwide.

Shakespeare’s sparkling comedy delights in championing and then unravelling an unrealistic vow, mischievously suggesting that the study of the opposite sex is in fact the highest of all academic endeavours. Only at the end of the play is the merriment curtailed as the lovers agree to submit to a period apart, unaware that the world around them is about to be utterly transformed by the war to end all wars. The RSC’s Love’s Labour’s Lost screens at Palace Byron Bay Cinema on Saturday at 1pm. Love’s Labour’s Won will screen on Saturday 5 April. Tickets $16–20 available at the cinema box office or online at www.palacecinemas.com.au.

Jokes on the Green

Support your local golf club this weekend with a comedy gig at the Mullumbimby Golf Club featuring local lovely Ellen Briggs as MC and featuring Steve Allison.

Steve was born into show biz royalty with his parents in Australia’s top entertainment act for more than 30 years. Steve often jokes that as a kid he was sent to his room not to think about what he’d done but to practise his juggling. Audiences around the country love Steve’s hilarious take on life. You will too. Mullumbimby Golf Club, on Saturday. Dinner 6pm–8pm provided by Mullum High hospitality students. Show starts 8pm. Dinner and show $25, show only $15. Tickets at the club or the Mullum Newsagency.


Mindfulness, music

Mindfulness Movement & Music – facilitated by musician Cleis Pearce and dancer Kimberley McIntyre, Sunday 8 March, Suffolk Park Community Hall 9.30–11.30. By donation. Facebook: Mindfulness Movement & Music

Archibald Prize on show

Archibald Prize paintings on show at the Lone Goat Gallery until Sunday 12 April. The gallery is open seven days 10am–4pm.

Byron Harmony Festival

With Byron Harmony Day coming up on 28 March and lead-up activities throughout March; volunteers are needed to help plan, set up, perform, workshop and speak. Please call Judy 0405 436 663.

Art gallery EOI

Mullumbimby Community Art Gallery

Artists are invited to submit an expression of interest to present exhibitions at the Mullumbimby Community Art Gallery for available dates in 2015. For more information and to request an application form please email [email protected] or drop in on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 2pm behind the Drill Hall at 2 Jubilee Ave, Mullumbimby.

Repair Cafe

Mullumbimby’s Repair Cafe at the Mullumbimby Campus of Byron Community College in Burringbar Street on Saturdays  9am till 12 noon. Volunteers will be there to help you fix things that might otherwise end up in the tip, or to advise how it might be done.

Art Competition

Artists, get your paint brushes out and start painting for the 10th Annual Ocean Shores Country Club Art Competition/Exhibition. Entry forms at www.oceanshorescc.com.au. Enquiries Jennie 6684 1664 or Marilyn 6680 4907.

Book fair

Friends of the Library are having a massive book fair, book fest and book sale on Saturday 11 April, and we need your help with donated books, DVDs, CDs, vinyls, games and puzzles. Please call Beryl on 6685 3030 or Janene on 6685 5022, or email [email protected]

Please note: This section is intended for the benefit of non-profit community groups, not for invitations to free events followed by paid workshops.


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