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March 29, 2023

Lismore opening our heart

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The Buckleys

One year on from the life changing flood event, Lismore is opening its heart to the Northern Rivers through a series of events under the banner ‘Opening Our Heart’; set to reflect, reconnect and bring the joy of life back to the heart of this amazing community.

A Gathering of Reflections and Healing is a non-denominational service for residents across the Northern Rivers. The service will be hosted by the Salvation Army and will provide the community with the opportunity to reflect, commemorate and heal at Mortimer Oval, Lismore, 6–8pm on Tuesday, 28 February. Service between 6.30pm and 7.30pm.

Music from the Heart is an all ages gathering through Lismore’s historic block a free community event with over 20 local bands on four big stages. The event will bring rock, country, youth, soul and R&B to the streets of the Lismore CBD from 2pm to 8pm on Saturday, 4 March. The lineup includes Ninajirachi, Kyle Lionhart, The Colliflowers, Billy Gudgeon Band, Cath Simes Band, Pink Zinc, Dean Vegas – A Tribute to Elvis, Travis Collins and lots more local entertainers. There will also be roaming entertainers, car shows, jumping castles, face painters and lots more entertainment throughout the day. While it is free, it is a ticketed event owing to capacity at some venues. Go to www.visitlismore.com.au for all tickets and details.

From the Heart – Community Concert for residents in the 2480 postcode, will feature Aria award-winning country music star, Casey Barnes, indy country artist, Amy Sheppard, along with Brian Cadd and The Little Steely Bros, Darlinghurst, and The Buckleys at the Lismore Turf Club, 1–6pm on Sunday, 5 March. Tickets available from Thursday, 16 February at 4pm.

Legends of the Game 2O/2O Cricket Picnic Day will see local hero, Adam Gilchrist, team up with some of Australia’s biggest names in cricket in a one-of-a-kind 20/20 cricket picnic day. Featuring Ricky Ponting, Jason Gillespie, Chris Lyn and many more, this event will be held at Oakes Oval, Lismore, 1–6pm on Saturday, 11 March. Tickets available from Monday, 20 February.

Opera in the Gardens will give you the opportunity to dress up in your finest for a magical, free, community event, featuring four of Australia’s premier opera and theatre voices, including Paul Tabone, Mirusia, Georgina Hopson and Josh Robson. This event will also be held at the Lismore Turf Club, 3–5pm on Sunday, 19 March. Tickets available from Wednesday, 22 February.

Opening Our Heart will run from 28 February to 19 March. For more event details and tickets go to www.visitlismore.com.au.

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