TALENTED ARTIST: Anh Do will put down his paint brush to present a live show at Lismore this month.
TALENTED ARTIST: Anh Do will put down his paint brush to present a live show at Lismore this month.

What's on: Northern NSW


EXPECT four days and nights of music, artists, architecture, feasting and drinking in Murwillumbah from May 16-19, 8am-6pm. Art everywhere, music, indigenous artists, circus, performance, dance and off-the-wall fun! Art and performance in surprising places. Four events will come together in Murwillumbah to create a unique visitor experience of "Culture & Cuisine". Murwillumbah showground, Queensland Rd, Murwillumbah.

The day will open at the Kinship Festival, Knox Park, followed with the opening of the MAT art galleries. Makers and Finders Market will create a vibrant mall in the main Street during the day showcasing local artisans, artists, buskers, street theatre and sculpture together with the best culinary experiences the Tweed has to offer. Tweed Food Fest will offer an evening experience of exquisite food, great entertainment and some of our finest hand-crafted local beverages

For more, go to murwillumbah artstrail.com.au.


FOLLOWING the sell-out success of "Breast Wishes", LTC presents Winter Cabaret as the next instalment in their 2019 season. Six accomplished musicians join together to bring you an elegant evening of musical theatre that will delight Lismore audiences. Vocalists Veronica Lovejoy, Beans Goodfellow, Lee Millward and Brian Pamphilon will fill the little theatre with sensational solos, delectable duets, toe-tapping trios, and fabulous four-part harmonies.

The singers will be accompanied by Benjamin Ryan (on piano) and Lissa-Kathe (on piano, harp, accordion and cello). Performances are May 30, 31 and June 1, 2. Thursday, Friday, Saturday night performances are at 7.30pm and the Sunday matinee is at 2pm. 10% of all ticket sales will be donated to Beyond Blue charity.


AWARDED to the best painting of a notable Australian, the Archibald Prize is a who's who of Australian culture, from politicians to celebrities and from sporting heroes to artists.

Prestigious and controversial, the Archibald Prize is Australia's foremost portraiture prize.

It will be on display at the Lismore Regional Gallery until June 16. Go to lismoregallery.org.


THE Lismore Workers Club will host the Northern Rivers Euchre Tournament over two days. From May 18-19. Saturday Tournament: Doors close at 12.45pm and tournament commences 1pm sharp. $10 entry free and up to $500 in prizemoney. Sunday Tournament: Doors close at 9.45am and tournament commences 10am sharp. $20 entry free and up to $1000 in prizemoney. All players must be 18 years or older. Bookings are not required to play. Lunch is not included in entry free but is available at the club at own expense from 11.45am.

For more information, email nreclismore@hotmail.com or go to northernriverseuchreclub.org.


INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed multimedia artist Craig Walsh will create a large-scale digital work over four nights in the Lismore Quadrangle, providing a multi-sensory experience of Bundjalung language, history and story from 23-26 May. This multi-art form event, held over four nights, will express Bundjalung language and story through activating the architecture and environmental elements within the precinct through projection and surround sound.

Dungarimba Wandarahn has been made in collaboration with Southern Cross University's Indigenous School Gnibi Wandarahn responding to the Lismore Quadrangle and the site's heritage-listed history as the original Lismore High School (now the Conservatorium of Music and Lismore Library).

The free event will be held from 6pm to 9pm at the Lismore Quadrangle, 110 Magellan Street, Lismore, 02 6627 4600. 


ART on Bundjalung Market will showcase and celebrate the creative cultural heritage of the Bundjalung region. Featuring handmade arts and crafts by established and emerging artists and collectives, employing traditional and contemporary materials including weaving, ceramics, carving, photography, painting and textiles. Held in Lismore's new creative outdoor space, The Quad on June 1, the day will begin with a celebration Welcome to Country and present local music, dance and making circles.

Free event from 10am-4pm at the Lismore Quadrangle, 110 Magellan St, Lismore.


CHEF Siggy from Coffs Harbour will teach how to make make blue cheese, parmesan cheese, ploughman's cheese and haloumi cheese.

Price includes meal and some cheese to take home too. The event will be held at Peppertree Kitchen, 70 Magellan St, Lismore 10am-2pm, Adult $230.

Phone 02 6622 0180, email peppertreekitchen@bigpond.com or go to peppertreekitchen. com.au.


ANH Do's bestselling book, The Happiest Refugee, has made readers laugh and cry, and was described by Russell Crowe as, "the most surprising and inspiring read I have had in years." Anh's stage show takes it a step further, combining stand-up comedy with real life stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell his amazing story.

When one of Australia's most talented comedians delves deep into his own life's joys and sorrows, the result is an unforgettable night at the theatre that leaves an audience uplifted and quite simply experiencing... happiness. Lismore City Hall, 8pm, 13 June, Adult $64.90, Concession $59.90, Other $59.90

Go to lismorecityhall.com.au/whats-on/anh-do-happiest-refugee-live/.


BYRON Bay Comedy Festival will be held at the Byron Bay Surf Club located at Bay St, Byron Bay on May 17, 18 and 19. The program runs from Friday to Sunday evening and it caters for all ages. It includes kids shows and workshops, internationally acclaimed comics as well as the cream of local talent.

Go to visitbyronbay.com/event/ byron-comedy-festival for more information.

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