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It is a weekend of excitement, fun and laughter for everyone at the National Circus Festival

It truly is like stepping into another world as you enter The Famous Spiegeltent which is here for the National Circus Festival that is taking place this weekend in Mullumbimby before it once again heads off around the world.

Other News

Trampling of the graves of the murdered: reply to Will Liley

As I read Will Liley’s response to my article in dedication to my late uncle, I recalled the poem in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel Clandestine in Chile:

Murwillumbah mega-school merger public meeting on Monday

Opposition to the merger of the four Murwillumbah Schools, which includes two primary and two high schools, remains strong. Monday will see Leader of the NSW opposition MP Chris Minns and local MP Janelle Saffin joining concerned parents, students and community members at a town hall meeting in Murwillumbah on Monday at 5.30pm.

Byron Council looking at rain damage

Byron Shire Council says they have staff out and about across the Shire today assessing damage from the rain.

Mullum biz petition for road improvements

A petition from Mullumbimby industrial estate business owners will be tabled at the upcoming September 29 meeting, which calls on Council to upgrade pothole ridden Manns Road.

Forever Diamond – Celebrating 50 years of Neil

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Acid sulfate soil run off impacting health of fish and Tweed River

Acid sulfate soil (ASS)-related runoff from floodplain drains is affecting water quality and the health of fish in the Tweed River and Tweed Shire Council (TSC) are seeking to assist landholders with improving water quality projects. 

Avi Avital

The Northern Rivers Conservatorium Executive Director, Anita Bellman, is thrilled to announce the third concert in the NRC 2022 Visiting Artist Program. 

NRC will present internationally acclaimed musicians Giovanni Sollima and Avi Avital. 

Sollima is an internationally renowned Italian cellist and composer whose works are frequently performed internationally. He has collaborated with many of the world’s best orchestras, conductors, and chamber musicians. 

The first mandolin soloist to be nominated for a classical Grammy, Avi Avital has been compared to Andres Segovia for his championship of his instrument and to Jascha Heifitz for his incredible virtuosity.

This event is your passport to this rich musical landscape. Avital and Sollima present four centuries of culture from opposite sides of the sea. These good mates will use words and music to share traditional Salento, Bulgarian, Turkish, Sephardic and Macedonian works. They’ll also forge new traditions when Giovanni plays one of his own improvisations, followed by Tarantella Orientale from composer Eliodoro Sollima (or, as Giovanni knows him, Papa).

Listen to music with world roots brought to local stages. Be part of a musical community as diverse as Australia.

This rare musical event will be truly wonderful and the team at the Northern Rivers Conservatorium would love to share this with you. 

Giovanni Sollima

Thursday 29 September at SCU’s Whitebrook Theatre at 7.30pm – free tickets for all flood-affected members of our community to attend the NRC 2022 Visiting Artist Program have been made possible with the support of Musica Viva and Southern Cross University.

For more details and bookings for this event and the 2022 Visiting Artists program please visit https://events.nrcac.edu.au


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