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Music, art, food, bikes and more… There’s plenty of things to check out in the Northern Rivers this month!
Let’s start with some tunes. Great Southern Nights is a collaboration between the NSW Government and ARIA designed to kickstart local music post-COVID. Across the state there will be 1,000 COVID-safe performances run as part of Australian Music Month, and happily there’s some great gigs planned for the Northern Rivers. Tex Perkins plays at Lennox Head; Casey Barnes plays at Ballina; Tim Freedman hits Lismore; Ash Grunwald will be in Byron and so many more. You’ll find all the info on the website.
And if you miss tickets to the gig you really wanted to make, why not head over to Tintenbar on second Friday of every month (it’ll be 13 November) for a bit of fun at Tintenbar Up Front. A community event where performers of any kind (musicians, poets, comedians, dancers, whoever….) get to perform in the village hall. There’s even an Indian banquet to enjoy. Sounds like a blast!
How about a food festival? Just a little up the coast, the Tweed Artisan Food Weekend returns from Friday 27 – Monday 30 November. Billed as a long weekend of bespoke food experiences that will reveal the authentic people, place and produce of the Tweed, you can enjoy everything from a foodie river cruise to a pasta and prosecco lunch. Lots of deliciousness to be had. Bookings for all events can be made online.
Or how about some art? Lismore Regional Gallery will have the 2020 Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize finalists on exhibition from 7 November, so go and explore the works in this nationally renowned portrait prize. Down in Byron, the Bunyarra Culture Collective is coordinating a series of exhibitions, performances, workshops and more as part of NAIDOC Week 2020. Visit their facebook page for information.
Perhaps, with Christmas just around the corner, a visit to the annual Fair Trade Fair at Bangalow will appeal! On Saturday 14 November, you’ll find ethical and sustainable products, gifts, coffee, tea and eats.
Or if (like me) you have a love of cycling, you might want to grab a ticket to the Big Bike Film Night at Byron Theatre (Friday 14 November). A collection of cycling short films from around the world. The promo looks amazing!