What's on: Coffs and Clarence
WORK IN PROGRESS
A PAINTER, photographer and an arts therapist come together to work collaboratively on a project exploring and documenting a creative journey. Their process embraces uncertainty, experiential creation and play in art making. The resulting exhibition is an engaging, multimodal installation of photographs, working journals, paintings and sculptures created by three women - Ruth Ackary, Jay Black and Karlee Rawkins. Starting at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery 10am-4pm on February 1.
YARN AND YAK
THE next Yarn and Yak will be held at the Harry Bailey Memorial Library from 10am to noon on Tuesday, February 5. Coffs Harbour Library welcomes all knitters and crocheters to come together and share their love for their craft at our regular Yarn and Yak morning.
No need to book - just come along with your needles and hooks and connect with like-minded people. Inquiries: phone the library on 02 6648 4900 or email us anytime at email@example.com.
CLIFF RICHARD 60Th ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE
A TRIBUTE concert for Cliff Richard and The Shadow will be held on February 15 at the Coffs Harbour Jetty Theatre from 7.30pm-10pm.
The tribute concert will feature all the classic hits including Do You Want To Dance, Singing The Blues, Move It, Lucky Lips, Summer Holiday, Bachelor Boy, The Young Ones, Living Doll and Congratulations. Contact the theatre for more information.
GERRY WEDD: KITSCHEN MAN - JAM FACTORY ICON
GERRY Wedd enjoys a national reputation for his hand-built ceramics that brim with a dry wit, swinging from the humorous to darkly disturbing.
From his beginnings at the kitchen table to his work with the iconoclastic surfwear company Mambo, Wedd draws his craft from personal interests and experiences - surfing foremost among these. His ceramic pieces, both functional and sculptural, are vessels for storytelling about history, politics, music and popular culture. See his work at the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery from 10am-4pm from March 8 through to May 4.
GRAFTON CINEMA UNDER THE STARS
NEWCASTLE Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars is Australia's largest free outdoor cinema program and is returning to Grafton. The event kicks off at 5.30pm, February 1 with a fantastic line-up of family-friendly entertainment and activities before the blockbuster movie Paddington Two screens at sundown. So pack your picnic, gather your tribe and join them for a free evening under the stars.
WHEELCHAIR TENNIS TOURNAMENT
GRAFTON will host a two-day round robin Wheelchair Tennis Tournament from February 23 at Prince St.
The tournament will be a two-day Round Robin Competition for all ages and wheelchair players. The organisers invite the public to come and support the Wheelchair Tournament.
The tournament will be a free to watch event that supports tennis for all abilities and inspires the next generation.
ILUKA ROWING REGATTA
IT IS the Iluka Rowing Regatta, but they hold it in Grafton, because there is no better place to row than in front of Memorial Park - the river is wide, it's easy access and there are great facilities. The event will be held from 8am-4pm on March 3.
DEAD FLOWERS SOCIETY
DEAD Flowers Society is a regular, sociable and inspiring drawing session hosted by Big Fig Arts with the next event on February 13 from 6pm-7pm.
The relaxed drawing class focuses on a changing arrangement of resourceful and found subjects, dead flowers and interesting bits and pieces. Sessions are suitable for all skill levels, including absolute beginners, and you can choose to self direct or be guided. Dead Flowers Society is held at The Bellingen Brewery & Co, up Church Street Lane, Bellingen, every Wednesday evening 6-7pm. $10 covers all materials, no booking required.
Come along, order a glass of organic wine from the bar and enjoy.
EAT STREET GRAFTON
ANOTHER tasty event is headed to Grafton on March 23 from 4pm-9pm. Join them for a night of outdoor dining, street food and live entertainment and kids entertainment to keep everyone happy in Turf St.