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An alliance of local arts and media organisations including NORPA (Northern Rivers Performing Arts), Arts Northern Rivers, Screenworks, Lismore Regional Gallery and Lismore Conservatorium of Music and have organised a forum to hear from candidates in the federal election for the seat of Page next Wednesday (June 22) at 5:30pm at Lismore City Hall.

The Forum will specifically focus on the arts and cultural industries in the Northern Rivers. All candidates for the seat of Page have been invited. Confirmed participants will include Janelle Saffin (Labour), Kudra Falla-Ricketts (The Greens) and Kevin Hogan (The Nationals). The forum will be moderated by Peter Woods, CEO, Arts Northern Rivers.

‘We encourage everyone with an interest in the arts and creative industries to attend,’ said NORPA general manager Patrick Healey

‘This is a great opportunity to hear from your candidates specifically in regard to their arts, media and creative industries policies.’

Meet the Candidates for Page electorate – Arts & Media Forum
Wednesday 22 June 2016 at 5.30pm.
The event is free and open to the public.
The NORPA Bar will be operating.
Please confirm your attendance via [email protected]

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