Mullumbimby

What makes a place more than “just a place”? A town, more than “just a town”. Sure, most of us choose to live in an area because it is close to work, or close to friends and relatives, or, if you have no choice (which is more likely in these shrinking times) where you can afford to live.

This year the annual Helpmann Awards moved to the Capitol Theatre in Sydney. A wise choice, as most people I chatted with thought it a more atmospheric venue and said they enjoyed it far more than previous years.

Lismore Women’s Festival

The Lismore Women’s Festival, a week-long festival, kicked off on Sunday with the inaugural Regional High Tea, a collaborative effort from NORPA’s Big Think program and the Lismore Chamber of Commerce and I was lucky enough to attend.

Glenn Wright

Glenn Wright, Mullum Music Festival director and Bello Winter Music Festival co-director, is ‘walking the talk’ and he took time from his busy schedule to talk to Australian Stage about this year’s Bello festival.

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