FEEL THE BEAT: Drum ensemble Taikoz, perform at the Glasshouse.
FEEL THE BEAT: Drum ensemble Taikoz, perform at the Glasshouse. LEO BONNE

What's on: Mid North Coast


AUSTRALIA'S internationally acclaimed drumming ensemble, Taikoz, will explore the immersive qualities of the Japanese taiko in their stunning production, The Beauty of 8, at the Glasshouse Port Macquarie on July 19. Former Kendall local Anton Lock will be returning to Australia to perform in this special show. A spectacular combination of infectious rhythms, soaring melodies, lavish costumes and huge drums.

Go to glasshouse.org.au/Whats-On/Taikoz-The- Beauty-of-8-July-2019.


WOLFGANG'S Magical Musical Circus Created by Yaron Lifschitz with Benjamin Knapton and the Circa Ensemble will be held at Coffs Harbour Jetty Theatre on June 28. Straight from the score and onto the stage, the man known as Mozart appears amid a storm of powder, tumbling and twirling, as musical mayhem and movement fuse this family show with a circus twist. Designed to amaze people from the age of three and upwards, Wolfgang's Magical Musical Circus reinvents the composer's magical music in a skillful and illuminating show featuring Circa's dexterous daredevil artists and a live accordionist.

Watch as the notes are physically lifted off the page as performers bring the renowned compositions to life amidst a storm of powder, tumbles and crashes, all under the eccentric swirl of the conductor's baton.

For further information phone 02 6648 4930.


LOOKING for a laugh? The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to Coffs Harbour Jetty Theatre on July 5. For 20 years the Melbourne International Comedy Festival has been touring far and wide, bringing giggles, guffaws and good times to Australia and further afield.

The cast includes Dave Callan (MC), Blake Freeman, Ivan Aristeguieta, Nikki Britton and Pat McCaffrie.

Phone 02 6648 4930 for more information.


THE Saltwater Freshwater Arts 2019 is a celebration of Aboriginal arts and culture from the Mid North Coast: the Worimi, Biripi, Dunghutti and Gumbaynggirr nations that make up the Saltwater Freshwater region. The exhibition includes the Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance Aboriginal art award and a display of contemporary cultural objects. There will be public programs throughout the exhibition, including storytelling, weaving and language workshops.

The Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery is open 10am - 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday (excluding public holidays and the week prior to each new exhibition).

The exhibition is on display from July 19 through to September 9.


BEEF in the Vines is part of a series of events to create unique experiences "in the vines" on the beautiful grounds of Cassegrain Winery at Port Macquarie and will be held on July 21 from Noon to 6pm.

Local barbecue enthusiast and seasoned Barbecue Pitmaster Adam Roberts has partnered with Cassegrain to find out who will be crowned the King or Queen of Beef. 12 barbecue teams will compete from Port Macquarie and Queensland cooking off using wood-fired smokers and grills for over AUD3000 in cash and trophies.

For more information phone 02 6582 8377 or email info@cassegrain wines.com.au.


STEAM Fair in the middle of winter, a fantastic time to enjoy Heritage steam, log fires, and fresh hot damper at Timbertown, Wauchope from July 6-8. They will have steam boats on the lake along with steam vehicles. Steam trains, traction engines and engines galore. The damper camp will be operating also along with live music. See rare trades and demonstrations and much more.

For more information email info@timbertown.com.au.


THE Hastings Bonsai Group meets each month at the Rotary Community Hall from 10am to 2pm - next meeting July 6. The event is a fun-filled friendly day aimed at people looking to take up bonsai as a new hobby.

For more information 0419 991 946 or email hbgjohnc@gmail.com.


THE Clarence Valley Conservatorium is proud to present the 2019 Clarence Valley Chamber Music Festival - featuring performances by visiting chamber music groups, as well as local performers and CV Con tutors and students from 28-30 June 28-30. Festival performers will include: New England Ensemble, Acacia Quartet, Sirius Chamber Ensemble, Coffs Harbour Conservatorium Academy, CV Con Strings 'n' Things, CV Con Sinfonia and Ryan Enns.


THE Don't Tell Mama Cabaret Show is performed by the Clarence Coast Theatrical Society Local performers and will be held at the Yamba Golf Club on July 6 from 6.30pm. This performance features risque songs from Chicago, Cabaret, Marilyn Monroe and many more. There will be a two Course Dinner and Show, and it is available for over 18's only. Call Reception to reserve a seat, or get a group together and book a table!


THE annual Clarence River Arts Festival at 12 Cameron Street, Maclean on July 10 will include displays of fine art, patchwork and quilting, creative needlework, fabric and fibre design, jewellery and photography. There will also be a number of daily demonstrations and crafts stalls. Entry forms for all sections will be available from Ferry Park Gallery.

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