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February 4, 2023

Entertainment in the Byron shire and beyond for the week beginning 16 March, 2022

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Flickerfest, Australia’s largest short film festival returns to The Northern Rivers for its 25th year.

‘Flickerfest – A Kaleidoscopic Carnival Of Short Films and a fundraiser

The Flickerfest crew have announced that the 2022 event with Byron All Shorts will be a fundraiser for local flood recovery for the Koori Mail to rebuild, for Indigenous families throughout the Bundjalung Nation and for the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre’s local rebuild and recovery initiatives.

One hundred per cent of profits from ticket sales across the weekend will be shared between these organisations. Flickerfest and Byron All Shorts has moved to the Bangalow A&I Hall, because its usual home of the Mullum Civic Hall is being used as the Resilience NSW Recovery centre.

Fresh from its ten day Bondi event in late January, Flickerfest, Australia’s largest short film festival returns to The Northern Rivers for its 25th year. The Island Quarry and Flickerfest will present their satellite event at the A&I Hall Bangalow, sharing a smorgasbord of over 40 incredible short films from its Academy and BAFTA Qualifying short film festival. Including recent Academy® nominees, much loved festival award winners and exciting local talent.

The Flickerfest 2022 programme was selected from 3,200 entries, from over 100 countries, giving Northern Rivers’ audiences a first look at the hottest short films from at home and the world, over three big cinema packed days.

Mullum Flickerfest – 31st International Short Film Festival and Byron All Shorts – Northern Rivers Film Competition.

Bangalow A&I Hall from Thursday 31 March to Saturday 2 April.

For more information visit: flickerfest.com.au.


One Seeker and The Song & Danceman

Mike McClellan says he and Keith Polger have known each other for quite some time, but just recently they joined forces as One Seeker and The Song & Danceman. This show is going to the Ballina RSL on Friday.

Celebrating the folk-pop music of the ’60s and ’70s – which inspired them to forge lasting careers both in Australia and internationally – they will showcase the music they have continued to create for decades.

This will be a memorable concert from two of Australia’s most-loved acoustic writer/performers.

Join them on Friday, 18 March at 8pm at the Ballina RSL. Visit: ballinarsl.com.au.


 

Life Boat – a fund and spirit raiser – this Friday at the Bangalow Bowlo.

A Life Boat for flood funds

In a rare alignment, Beautiful Future, Crystal Grid, Coco Republik and XIII.Collective are joining forces to bring you Life Boat – fund and spirit raiser – full moon tribe connect, this Friday.

There will be indoor and outdoor zones; Funktion One / Danley Sound Labs sound, Crystal Grid lights and visuals and Queen of Hearts décor.

Every drink from the bar will contribute to donations, with sponsorship from the Bangalow Bowlo, local suppliers and all artists and crew giving their time and energy to make a super special night for you.

Music flavours are predominantly house and techno with DJs, Xuanxue, RDMX, Al Royale, Halo, Nick Taylor and Hugo.

One hundred per cent of money generated will be donated through Resilient Byron. Donation / ticket price is $25 + bf at Humanitix and there’s a ‘pay it forward’ ticket option to buy a friend a ticket so you can help out someone in need. Give as much as you can, or simply come and receive free entry if you can’t.

A much needed chance to catch up with friends around the fire, shake it off, and dance it out together, and remember how great life is, even in times of great adversity.

Ticket link: https://events.humanitix.com/life-boat-fund-and-spirit-raiser-all-proceeds-to-northern-rivers-flood-relief.

Life Boat is on this Friday 18 March at the Bangalow Bowlo 5–11pm.


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