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SIDESTEP KIDS FESTIVAL

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SIDESTEP KIDS FESTIVAL

Two jam packed days of creative play, art making and amazing shows. 

SIDESTEP KIDS FESTIVAL is a fantastic FREE arts festival for kids of all ages and families presented by Roundabout Theatre.

On Saturday 18 March and Sunday 19 March (10am – 4pm) Sidestep Kids Festival will transform Banner Park, on the banks of the river in Brunswick Heads, into a magical playground.

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There is something for everyone including arts and craft workshops, live music, circus, dance, comedy, game playing, storytelling, singing, collaborative construction and much, much more.

Sidestep Kids Festival is a celebratory time for families to play and make magic together – led by kids who really know this stuff!Performances are happening all day including Bunny Racket and new band for kids ‘The Gumboots’, Joel Salom – The International Man of Circus with special guest Erik the Robot Dog, Kids Shire Choir, The Pitts Family Circus, Spaghetti Circus, Byron Circus Arts and Roundabout Theatre.

There’s also Delta Kay Arakwal bush food and cultural tours, eco-storytelling with Tiff Bollhorn and activities with Mitch King, Luminous Youth, Brunswick Girl Guides, Brunswick Primary School, the North East Waste Forum and more!

“Sidestep Kids Festival celebrates intergenerational connection, community and art and encourages kids to lead adults into the fun and creativity,” says Festival Director Valley Lipcer.

Everything at the festival is about participation and inclusion.

The program is led by professional artists as well as kids.”The festival was made possible with funding from a portion of a $362,050 grant the NSW Government’s Reconnecting Regional NSW – Community Events Program and is supported by Byron Shire Council.Minister for the Arts and Regional Youth Ben Franklin said the Community Events Program is supporting the State’s events and hospitality sectors by providing economic assistance while enabling communities to reconnect.

The past three years have been difficult, with many unpredictable events including floods, drought, bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic, but we know NSW residents will come out the other side stronger and more resilient,” Mr Franklin said.

“People have been disconnected from family and friends. We want to see communities thriving and businesses benefitting from more local activities, events and opportunities in the regions.

 “The NSW Government is backing local events that bring local communities together and this funding will help to reinvigorate Byron and contribute to a sense of improved wellbeing and connectedness in 2023.

“Sidestep Kids Festival will be a wonderful opportunity to unite the Northern Rivers community, as well as create opportunities for everyone to access and enjoy the arts.”

Sidestep Kids Festival is an inclusive, wheelchair accessible event. Please contact us if you require an Auslan interpreter or if you have any other access needs at valley@roundabout.net.au.

EVENT DETAILS:

Sat 18 & Sun 19 March, 2023
10am – 4pm
Banner Park, Brunswick Heads
FREE
BYO picnic rug and lunch or visit one of the many cafes in Brunswick Heads.

For more information follow the Sidestep Kids Festival Facebook Event tinyurl.com/sidestepkidsfestival and www.roundabouttheatre.net.au

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Italian Renaissance Alive

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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.

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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.

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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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ANDY GOLLEDGE BAND – ‘YOUNG, DUMB & WILD’ ALBUM TOUR

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ANDY GOLLEDGE BAND – ‘YOUNG, DUMB & WILD’ ALBUM TOUR

 

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable musical adventure as the Andy Golledge Band embarks on their ‘Young, Dumb & Wild’ Album Tour 2024. Slated for release on April 19, 2024, the album captures the essence of life’s transitions, celebrating the beauty of ageing, the excitement of new love, and the thrill of exploring new environments.

The title track, ‘Young, Dumb & Wild,’ stands out as a powerful anthem that transcends superficial notions of youth to delve into the core of creative freedom. This single follows the earlier release of ‘Country Band’ in late 2023, a lively road trip anthem that celebrates the many forms of love in various relationships. Together, the tracks weave a seamless narrative, encapsulating the highs and lows of life’s twists and turns.

Andy Golledge, a prominent figure in the Australian alt-country scene, aims to deliver a mature and cohesive experience with this album, showcasing his unique ‘Alt-Country-esque Dad Rock’ style. Following the success of his debut album, ‘Strength of a Queen,’ which won ‘Best Independent Country Album/EP’ at the AIR Awards 2023, Andy Golledge continues to make waves in the music scene. His debut album charted impressively on ARIA’s Top Vinyl Albums and Australian Country Albums, earning nominations at the ARIA Awards 2022 and CMAA Golden Guitar Awards 2023.

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An Andy Golledge show promises to be both exhilarating and unpredictable. The band features some of the most respected musicians in the Australian alt-country/Americana scene, including Leroy Lee (guitar/vocals), Caitlin Harnett (banjo/vocals), Nick Ryan (bass), and Josh Piltz (drums). Their performances range from tender moments that bring tears to rollicking numbers that make you dance wildly.

Don’t miss the chance to experience the spectacle of the ‘Young, Dumb & Wild’ Album Tour. Grab your tickets now and pre-order the album, available with exclusive merch bundles you won’t want to miss!

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When – Friday 24th of May at 6:30pm
  • Where – Bangalow Bowlo
  • Price – from $33.40
  • TicketsAvailable here.

 

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