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Lismore Friendship Festival Incorporated unveils Beyond Venice 2024: A Modern Masquerade Extravaganza

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Lismore Friendship Festival Incorporated unveils Beyond Venice 2024: A Modern Masquerade Extravaganza

 

After the resounding success of the Beyond Venice dance parties in 2016, 2017 and 2023, the Lismore Friendship Festival is thrilled to announce the masquerade dance party on Saturday, February 17, 2024. Beyond Venice is an annual event which helps promote and fundraise for LisAmore! and promises to be a night of glamour, music, and modern Italian flair.

Stepping into the enchanting world of Beyond Venice we encourage participants to embrace the Venetian carnival spirit. The dance floor will pulsate with traditional Italian dance moves, led by the charismatic Brisbane entertainer Domenico and his son Marco from the Latin Mafia Band. Attendees are encouraged to don dazzling masks and dress to impress as they dance the night away till midnight.

Guests can anticipate an authentic Italian experience, with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. to a fusion of Italian flavours, music, and atmosphere. Tickets are available at $75 per person, with the option to reserve tables of 8. There will be Italian nibbles upon arrival and an Italian three-course meal will be served.

Beyond Venice 2024.

Beyond Venice 2024.

For those who go the extra mile, prizes await the most creative and enthusiastic individuals and couples. Elaborate costumes and infectious dance moves will be in the spotlight, adding an extra layer of excitement to the night.

Beyond Venice 2024 is not just a night of mystery and mayhem; it’s a vital fundraiser for the upcoming LisAmore! festivities. The masquerade dance party serves as a prelude to the much-anticipated LisAmore! event on Sunday, June 16, promising an array of indoor and outdoor entertainments that showcase the talents of local creatives.

Coming off a number of challenging years, both Beyond Venice and LisAmore! aim to unite locals and visitors, bringing communities together through a blend of exciting cultural celebrations and events. It’s time to reach out with pizzazz and renew partnerships in a spectacular showcase of Lismore’s creativity and resilience.

For bookings and inquiries, contact Julie at 0493 631 611. Stay tuned to our social media channels for more details on how to secure your spot and add a touch of sparkle and panache to the Italian celebrations.

Experience the allure of modern Italian celebrations at Beyond Venice 2024 and mark your calendars for a year of unforgettable community festivities.

 

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The Circus is in town and it is action packed

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The Circus is in town and it is action packed

 

By Samantha Elley

Put your expectations away and open your mind to the ‘edge of your seat’ experience you will be in for when you go to see The Circus in Coffs Harbour.

“We are a seventh generation circus family, originally from Germany,” said tour manager and matriarch, Marie Weber.

“We bring acts that have never been seen under the big top in Australia before.

“These include FMX (freestyle) riders, the splitting globe of death, comedians, aerialists and even a human cannonball.”

Patriarch, Harry Weber, has been involved in the circus touring life for the past 40 years and the family are excited to be in Australia.

“We have been touring in New Zealand, South Africa, Korea and other international areas,” said Marie.

That’s no mean feat with a family of eight children who have all grown up with the circus.

“We have performers from all walks of life,” said Marie.

“There are about 40 crew and performers, including those travelling with families.”

Marie said they are all like one big happy family, especially when they have been working so closely together for so long.

“Most of us have been working together for more than 10 years,” she said.

The Circus has just wound up six shows at Lismore Showgrounds and is now heading to Coffs Harbour where they have a giveaway on their Facebook page ‘Weber Bros Entertainment’ for two VIP packages and 10 double passes to their shows.

They will be performing their action packed shows at Coffs Harbour Showground between June 6th – 16th.

Book your tickets at 0452003300 or online at iticket.com.au for two hours of great family entertainment. Prices range from $35 – $85 for adults and $25-$70 for children.

 

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Italian Renaissance Alive

 

Experience the beauty and brilliance of the Italian masters in “Italian Renaissance Alive,” an immersive journey celebrating Europe’s cultural rebirth. This extraordinary exhibition, from the creators of Van Gogh Alive, takes you on a mesmerising adventure through the 14th to 17th centuries, showcasing masterpieces by some of history’s most renowned artists, including Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Caravaggio, and more.

“Italian Renaissance Alive” brings to life the era’s explosion of art, culture, architecture, sculpture, and literature. As you step into this breathtaking digital multi-sensory gallery, you’ll be surrounded by the grandeur and elegance that defined the Renaissance period. The exhibition is designed to immerse you in the sights and sounds of the time, creating an unforgettable experience that transcends traditional art displays.

Witness iconic works like the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel ceiling, the enigmatic Mona Lisa, and the enchanting Birth of Venus. These masterpieces are presented in stunning detail, allowing you to appreciate the intricacies and genius of the artists’ techniques. Accompanied by a powerful operatic musical score, the exhibition enhances your sensory experience, evoking the emotions and atmosphere of the Renaissance.

Through “Italian Renaissance Alive”, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the cultural and intellectual movements that shaped the modern world. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to be transported back in time and experience the Renaissance like never before.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When – on until the 4th of August
  • Where – HOTA, Gold Coast
  • Price – from $29
  • TicketsAvailable here.

 

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Horizon

 

There is a place between sea and sky – a sacred realm, where the sun rises and falls and the light is new.

From two of the world’s great First Nations comes a brand-new work: Horizon. Some call it a feeling, some call it the mother spirit. It’s the place where sea meets sky, the horizon we all look to, the compass that guides us home.

In Bangarra Dance Theatre’s first main stage cross-cultural collaboration, leading Māori choreographer Moss Te Ururangi Patterson joins beloved Bangarra alumna Deborah Brown. Together they guide the award-winning ensemble in stories that honour their mother countries and the spirit that calls them home.

Brown is a proud descendent of the Wakaid Clan and Meriam people in the Torres Strait, with heritage from far across the seas in Scotland. She carries strength and resilience from her ancestors. Patterson was born in Turangi near Lake Taupō, and describes the sense of home as something alive, that he carries like a beating heart.

To open the program, Saibailayg (Saibai Islander) Sani Townson expands his acclaimed work Kulka, debuted in Dance Clan in 2023, to make a thrilling opening piece paying homage to Sani’s grandfather and his Torres Strait heritage.

Come explore the cultural forces that bind us together, across oceans and eons. Experience the resilience of the First Peoples of the Oceania region, that extends across the continent now known as Australia, the Torres Strait Islands and Aotearoa, our southern neighbour.

Horizon is a double bill opening with Kulka by Bangarra alum Sani Townson, followed by the primary piece, The Light Inside, choreographed by Bangarra alum Deborah Brown and Māori choreographer and Arts Laureate Moss Te Ururangi Patterson.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When – 8-17 of August
  • Where – QPAC
  • Price – from $59
  • TicketsAvailable here.

 

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