What's on: Explore and get inspired throughout your region
THE work of local artists will go on display at the Murwillumbah Rotary Club 27th annual art show to be held at Jessie McMillan Hall, Wollumbin St, Murwillumbah. The exhibition will be held Wednesday to Friday from 10am to 6pm, and on Saturday from 10am to 2pm. For details, contact Douglas Jardine on 0427226270 or email email@example.com.
EVERY Friday Mullumbimby Farmers' Market, 7am to 11am, is where you'll see Mullum at its colourful best. The market has become the gathering spot for Mullumbimby's vibrant community, re-inventing the age-old tradition of a community market meeting place at 51 Main Arm Road. It's a wonderful place to shop for fresh produce, meet with friends, enjoy a market brekkie and local coffee, and soak up the fun and friendly vibe. There's live local music each week, plus a dedicated kids' space to keep the little ones entertained. The market also hosts regular workshops and special events throughout the year. The market is a not-for-profit organisation, which means every dollar you spend goes toward supporting local farmers, the community and a more sustainable future. www.mullumfarmers market.org.au.
THE first of its kind in the Tweed, a Championship Cat and Kitten Show will display a variety of pedigree and domestic cats. The exhibits will be assessed by international, NSW and Queensland judges. If you are looking to adopt your next feline friend, Friends of the Pound will have friendly kittens for sale. Information on responsible pet ownership will be available, plus cat-related merchandise will be on sale. The show will run from 10am to 4pm at South Tweed Sports Club, 4 Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads South. Details Borderline Cats on 0419275840.
QUOTA Craft and Garden Fair is an annual event with more than 80 craft stalls offering an array of wonderful handcrafted wares along with garden stalls and speakers providing gardening tips for all ages. The traditional Aussie BBQ is there to tantalise the taste buds and wonderful home baking by the Quota members takes care of all the food requirements for the day. Cost $5 per person. Access is easy for all at the Alstonville Leisure and Entertainment Centre, Commercial Rd, Alstonville. Event runs 9am to 3pm. For details email Robyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CASINO Riverside market offers a big range of arts, crafts, clothing and food under the New South Wales sun by the edge of the Richmond River at Hickey St, Casino. Home to lots of market stalls selling local and imported handcrafts, food and beverage vendors and potentially also performers, the riverside will be the perfect destination to find special gifts for someone you love or just to treat yourself to a relaxing day by the river. Markets held every fourth Sunday of the month from 9am to 2.30pm. www.richmondvalley.nsw.gov.au.
FOLLOWING a huge show last year, the funniest comedians from this year's Sydney Comedy Festival are hitting the road and bringing another all-star comedy showcase to Lismore City Hall, 1 Bounty St, Lismore. With tickets from just $32, you'll get to see the crème de la crème of stand-up comedy, with a huge international line-up including South African firebrand Dusty Rich, Los Angeles Comedy Awards' comedian of the year Al Del Bene, in-demand Sean Woodland, hot emerging talent Daniel Connell and more special guests. Show runs 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Details here.
SEPTEMBER 2 & 3
THE annual Nimbin Performance Poetry World Cup is a community sponsored event that each year grows in popularity, not only with the performers but the audience members who attend. Performers travel from all over Australia to be part of this gruelling poetry marathon. Poets have eight minutes to perform one or more original poems throughout the weekend. Heats are run on the Saturday with poets vying for a position in the semi-finals, which are run on Sunday. The grand final is held on Sunday evening at the Nimbin School of Arts. Heats are held all day Saturday, semi-finals kick off from noon on Sunday and the grand final of eight poets starts in the School of Arts Hall from 7.30pm.Various venues at cafes in Nimbin and Nimbin Town Hall. www.nimbinpoetry.com.
TINTENBAR Up Front, on the second Friday of every month, gives the opportunity for performers of all kinds - musicians, poets, comedians, dancers - to strut their stuff in a wonderful old hall. Come see the lady from the shop, or hear that guy from the mechanic's belt out a tune on guitar. From delicate finger-picked songs, to intricate arrangements of classical and contemporary recorder pieces; from well-spun yarns to humorous poems of the bush. At George Street, Tintenbar. This is a wonderful community event from 6.30pm to 11pm, so grab some friends and enjoy a night out. www.tintenbarupfront.com.
SINCE 2007, the Uki community have gathered together once a year for a weekend of creativity and art. Every year we come together and celebrate our unique Uki - Life, Arts and Culture. Sometimes we have "the whole shebang” with grants and opening ceremonies, sponsors and closing ceremonies, special guests, 50 bands and wishing ceremonies, and dozens of performances in multiple venues. And other times, we take it a little bit easier and simply provide the space and the reason to gather. In every case it is a weekend not to be missed! Come along and enjoy the Uki community spirit which is Ukitopia! at Uki Hall and Village Green, Kyogle Road, Uki, 6pm to 7pm all days. Free event. ukitopiaartscollective.com.
BYRON Bay Public School, 17 Kingsley St, celebrates its 125th with a gathering of present and past students, parents, teachers and community members. Students and teachers will recreate The Walk that took place in 1992 at the school's centenary from 9am at Apex Park and proceed to the school grounds. A formal ceremony, student performances, photographs, historical displays, an old fashion sports afternoon, classroom demonstrations from the past and present will be held during the day from 9am to 4pm. Details Geoff Spargo on 0417274476.