Bluesfest has added Industry powerhouse TRAIN to their sensational first artist announcement!

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BLUESFEST FESTIVAL DIRECTOR PETER NOBLE SAYS:

“We told you we aint gonna stop now, and guess what we are not going to stop now! We are delighted to add US Roots based Pop band Train to our first artist announcement who will be coming to Bluesfest for the first time”

The First Artist Announcement includes:

THE BLACK KEYS

ZAC BROWN BAND

ALABAMA SHAKES
TRAIN

MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD

GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC

PAUL KELLY
PRESENTS THE MERRI SOUL SESSIONS
FEAT. DAN SULTAN, KIRA PURU, & VIKA AND LINDA BULL

XAVIER RUDD
AND THE UNITED NATIONS

TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE

REBELUTION• SOJA

THE CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD• BETH HART

FRANK TURNER AND THE SLEEPING SOULS

MARIACHI EL BRONX • G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE

POKEY LAFARGE • BAND OF SKULLS

ROCKWIZ LIVE

and many more to come!

TRAIN
“Imagine, if you can, some 2600-ish people all dancing like no one was watching…there was something so truly joyful about it that all you could do was smile.” The Music on Train’s 2012 Sydney Opera House Performance

Perennial hit makers and three-time Grammy Award winners Train will be making their Bluesfest debut next Easter! The colossal group has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide, 30 million tracks worldwide with numerous Platinum and Gold citations on their mantle, 3 Grammy Awards, 2 Billboard Music Awards and dozens of other honors and nominations.

You will be familiar with their hits such as the Grammy winning ‘Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me)’ and ‘Hey Soul Sister’Train’s most recent album, 2012’s CALIFORNIA 37 featured the hit ‘Drive By’ among other songs, a Triple Platinum single in Australia that reached the Top Ten in 13 countries.  For their debut Bluesfest performance Train will have new material, they premiered their new single ‘Angel in Blue Jeans’ in July this year from their latest album Bulletproof Picasso set to be released in September.

All aboard, when Train bring their riveting, roots-based pop to Bluesfest for the very first time!

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Bluesfest playing schedule is available on www.bluesfest.com.au.

All Festival and Camping tickets are on sale through www.bluesfest.com.au or by phoning the office on 02 6685 8310.

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The Falls Music & Arts Festival’s line-up is reaching dizzying heights with extra delights. As excitement builds for general ticket sales just around the corner, the fest has gone and dropped another batch of 24-karat artists playing across Lorne, Marion Bay and Byron this summer!

7 The Falls Music & Arts Festival Line Up Grows & General Sales Start Tomorrow!Last weeks’ Ballot sales were met with unprecedented demand and have concluded with Lorne tickets selling out in record time! The festival has set aside allocations of all ticket types for sales commencing tomorrow, which will kick off at 9am AEST. For those of you wanting a head start they’ve put together an informative little checklist, take a peekhttp://byron.fallsfestival.com.au/tickets/

Joining the top-drawer 2014 line-up will be…

Since hitting Australian airwaves Ásgeir’s debut album In The Silence has scored triple j album of the week and the chilling single ‘King and Cross’ is set to be one of the big hits of 2014. In The Silencebecame Iceland’s fastest and biggest selling debut album ever by a home grown artist, outselling the debuts of superstars Bjork and Sigur Ros combined with a staggering one in ten Icelanders now owning a copy. Hailed ‘the next big thing’ this Icelandic artist is sure to stun audiences at Falls 2014!

Country soul, rock’n’roller Dan Sultan is always best experienced live. With a new album this year Blackbird receiving critical acclaim he’s a man in high demand. Recorded with Grammy Award-winning producer Jacquire King (Kings Of Leon, Tom Waits) in the legendary Blackbird Studio, which inspired the album title. He’s currently touring the country with his new material and is leaving audiences breathless.

Cloud Control, the four Blue Mountains musos intent on reviving the dulcet tones of vintage pop, best demonstrated with their 2013 hit release Dream Cave. A festival ready band, their entire performance always has a celebratory feel, especially when they belt out favourites like ‘There’s Nothing In The Water’, ‘Death Cloud’, Dojo Rising’ and ‘Promises’.

The beautiful and talented Megan Washington will let loose a jam-packed set with hits ‘How To Tame Lions’, ‘Rich Kids’ and ‘Clementine’ as well as tracks from her new album There There, due out this September. We can expect an emotional, uplifting and an all-round honest performance from the lady who wears her heart on her sleeve. An Aussie treasure.

Melbourne’s Kingswood are quickly gaining a reputation as one of Australia’s hottest homegrown acts. Since their formation a few years ago, the indie-rock four-piece have toured with heavyweights like Aerosmith and Grinspoon in addition to numerous festival appearances including Splendour In The Grass. With their debut album Microscopic Wars dropping this month, they’ll have a fresh batch of tunes ready for you at Falls.

Brisbane 5-piece The Art Of Sleeping are currently winning hearts and minds across the country with their indie/folk sound. Many flawless singles like ‘Colourblind’ and ‘Empty Hands’ and a small collective of EPs later, the quintet have just finished recording their latest, long-awaited offering, hopefully finished in time for you at Falls!

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Deep, beat driven ocean-scapes that take you far away while keeping your feet firmly tapping something catchy, that is Fishing. Slowly cementing themselves as one of the countries most prominent electronic acts, with their brand of bouncy, melodious tunes, mixtapes, as well as remixing tracks by Flume, Cloud Control and more, all which received high acclaim. Their debut album Shy Glow was released earlier this year and has established them as serious contenders.

They are the best of time, always. Hailing from Melbourne, Northeast Party House started life playing warehouse parties and local venues. They quickly gained momentum and a reputation for a high energy, dance inducing live show, which has translated to their debut album Any Given Weekend perfectly. The record is an ode to partying – the good, the bad and the ugly and is already gaining massive traction across Australian airwaves.

After casting a spell on all with her debut EP Rosie, Thelma Plum has put down her guitar and taken a step in a brave new musical direction. With DEADLY, NIMA and triple j Unearthed wins under her belt, she’s now working with hip-hop producer M-Phazes (of Kimbra and Eminem fame) and is striking a chord with audiences who love her new modern percussions and hit single ‘How Much Does Your Love Cost?’

Get up to get down, joining the Boogie Nights line-up (Dec 28 in Lorne, Dec 29 in Marion Bay and Dec 31 in Byron) will be…

DJ Woody presents ‘Hip Hop is 40’ AV show is an ode to music and culture that changed his and so many others’ lives over the past four decades. Hip-hop is 40 chronicles and celebrates all things hip-hop, starting with the original breaks, the first rap records – through to the party rockers spanning the 80’s up until now (all with the visuals to match!).

Californian producer DJ Fletch is heavy on the bass when remixing the likes of Jay Z, Lil Wayne and Eric Clapton – keeping the party alive well into dark.

Twerk (v.) – form of dance through engaging ones rear end in an up and down motion. If you’re still a little confused, consult the most accessible booty banging video clip you can find and educate yourself. Little did you know, those luscious ladies possess an acquired skill learnt from hours of blood sweat and tears on the dance-floor. Lucky for you, Melbourne’s very own Twerkshop are here to teach you this life long skill in an hour of jammed packed fun. By the end of class you would have rid yourself of 600 calories, the worlds problems and your once weekly gym sesh.

Brining the lols to the Falls Comedy stages…

Described as “a younger Billy Connolly”, Queensland native Harley Breen’slatest show has the relatively audacious title of The Secret To Being Awesome. Viewers and fans will know that this is a bit of a red herring though, as Breen uses the show to take us through his unfortunate personal circumstances and background as an awkward teen and a self described “loser for Jesus”. The show has been a massive success and has built on earlier hype, which saw Breen crowned Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as Spleen Comic of the Year in 2010.

One of the Australian comedy scene’s most exciting up and comers, Tommy Dassalo has been working his proverbials off since placing as runner up in triple j’s Raw Comedy all the way back in 2005. Since then he has emerged as one of the most unique voices operating today, both as a writer and a performer. As far as the latter goes, he has appeared in The Librarians and Sleuth 101 and also hosts a weekly podcast called The Little Dum Dum Club, which regularly tops the charts. As a writer, he has worked on Talking ‘Bout Your Generation and TV Burp – proving himself to be a true all rounder.

Comedians like Jerry Seinfeld and Woody Allen have been exploring anxiety as a comedic concept for years, but Melbourne up and comer Luke McGregor takes it to another level. His latest show I Worry That I Worry Too Much riffs on his obsessive-compulsive behaviour, his failed attempts to hook up on Tinder and filters it all through his quirky personality. The show has been a massive success, selling out several runs and opening doors for Luke to flex his acting chops on recent comedies The Time Of Our Lives and Utopia (a role he won after being earmarked by legendary writing group Working Dog).

You’ll recognise her bright face and bubbly demeanour from Australian shows like ‘Spicks and Specks’ and ‘Dirty Laundry Live’, but it’s in her adopted home of New Zealand that comedienne Urzila Carlson’s star really shines. A big star in the land of the long white cloud, where she has sold out five solo seasons at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, Carlson has set her sights on Australia, where she showcased The Long Flight To Freedom; a show in which she chronicles her unsuccessful attempts to convince several African nations for three decades that she is African royalty.

Touching on the brutally honest side of comedy, Daniel Townes’ recent show The Other Side detailed the fact that between the ages of 18 and 31, the comic spent $135,000 on marijuana. He had what he calls an ‘on the hour, every hour’ addiction. However, instead of leaning on obvious stoner comedy cliques, Townes explores the slightly darker, black comedy side of this style of life as he ruminates on addiction, OCD and unwanted pregnancies. You know, all the funny stuff. Now three years sober, Townes is gaining momentum as one of Australia’s most hilariously forthright performers.

Widely regarded as one of the top rising stars of Australian comedy Damien Power has sold out shows around Australia. And we’re not the only ones who think so – hot off the back of his 2013 sell out Comedy Festival season Damien was chosen by Jack Black to support Tenacious D on their Australian tour!

TICKETS:

General tickets: General ticket sales will commence at 9am AEST Wednesday September 03 from fallsfestival.com.

Locals Tickets for Falls Byron: Locals tickets for Falls Music & Arts Festival Byron are still available!

All Byron Shire residents and south Tweed Shire residents (40 kms north or west of North Byron Parklands) have priority access to a limited allocation of all event type tickets including special New Years Eve only tickets. Locals tickets are available through http://byron.fallsfestival.com.au/locals until sold out. Only the purchaser needs to be a local and can buy up to 4 tickets each.

TRAVEL:

Best to book your travel early while availability is high and costs are low, check out the Falls website for all of your options.

ABOUT THE FALLS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL 2014:

A world-class line-up of music, comedy and arts in a relaxed festival environment. The coastal locations are beautiful and all camping is free.

THE FALLS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL 2014 LINEUP (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER):

ALT-J·ASGEIR·BIG FRREDIA·THE BLACK LIPS·BLUEJUICE·COLD WAR KIDS·DAN SULTAN·DMAs·GLASS ANIMALS·JAGWAR MA·JOEY BADA$$·JOHN BUTLER TRIO·KIM CHURCHILL·THE KITE STRING TANGLE·MILKY CHANCE·MOVEMENT·THE PRESETS·REMI·RUN THE JEWELS ·SAFIA ·SBTRKT·SPIDERBAIT·STICKY FINGERS·THE TEMPER TRAP·TENSNAKE·TKAY MAIDZA·TODD TERJE (LIVE)·TYCHO·VANCE JOY

NYE ‘BOOGIE NIGHTS’ LINEUP (DEC 31 BYRON):

ALISON WONDERLAND·BADBADNOTGOOD ·CLIENT LIASION ·DJ FLETCH·DJ WOODY PRESENTS ‘HIP HOP IS 40’ AV SHOW·SALT N PEPA·TWERKSHOPS.

COMEDY:

DAMIEN POWERS·DANIEL TOWNES·HARLEY BREEN·LUKE MCGREGOR·TOMMY DASSALO·URZILA CARLSON.

LORNE & BYRON SHOWS ONLY:

ART OF SLEEPING·CLOUD CONTROL·FISHING·KINGSWOOD·MEGAN WASHINGTON·NORTHEAST PARTY HOUSE·THELMA PLUM.

 

EVENTS: 

Dec 28, 2014 to Jan 01, 2015 in Lorne, VIC (est. 1993) 18+

Dec 29, 2014 to Jan 01, 2015 in Marion Bay, TAS (est. 2003) All ages

Dec 30, 2014 to Jan 03, 2015 in Byron Bay, NSW (est. 2013) 18+ event

 

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on August 27th, 2014

On sale 9am Thursday Morning, August 28 byron.fallsfestival.com.au/LOCALS/falls3 Falls Festival Byron Bay Local TicketsThe festival is giving all Byron Shire residents and south Tweed Shire residents (40 kms north or west of North Byron Parklands) priority access to a limited allocation of all event type tickets including special New Years Eve only tickets. Locals tickets will go on sale from 9AM THURSDAY AUG 28 through BYRON.FALLSFESTIVAL.COM.AU/LOCALS until sold out. Only the purchaser needs to be a local and can buy up to 4 tickets each.

If you’re outside the ‘locals’ area you are encouraged to sign up for the ballot though www.fallsfestival.com before Monday 25 August. Most Falls Festival tickets are allocated to sales through the ballot process, starting at 9am on Thursday August 28; however, for those who miss out, there will also be a small allocation of tickets set aside for general public sales starting at 9am on Wednesday September 03

The Falls Music & Arts Festival Byron is an 18+ event

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on August 27th, 2014

One of the Northern Rivers’ most celebrated musicians will play for the annual Fathers’ Day lunch celebration at The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa.

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Cheynne Murphy’s raw talent has won him a strong national audience. Rhythms Magazine said of his music “A big, warm, sprawling folk-rock… unpretentiously earnest”. We gained him here on the Northern Rivers in 2008, where he debuted his first solo EP at BluesFest.

After discovering three chords and the truth in his final year at university, Cheynne dropped the security blanket of his corporate marketing career and was rewarded with

a global publishing deal with Warner Chappell/Alberts. He has received multiple music industry awards and has supported the likes of The Church, Richard Clapton, Christine Anu and The Choir Boys.

Cheynne’s honesty is total. Of his new album “A Horse Called Freedom” he said “The album draws a lot of inspiration with my own struggles managing a blended family with four kids. Even though we are not wearing painted tribal colours we are still modern day warriors. We’re grappling with technology, with money. It’s less physically demanding but more psychologically demanding. I have a lot of empathy with other fathers. It’s challenging being a parent and I’ve found that music is therapy for me. It’s been a constant companion and song-writing is a balm for my soul”.

Come get some therapy with Cheynne as well as smashing options from the fire pit and spit on Fathers’ Day at The Byron at Byron. The lunch includes a large selection of salads, vegetarian options and desserts.

Sunday 7th September, from 12:30pm. $79 includes mains, desserts and a complimentary glass of beer or wine on arrival. Children may dine from the childrens’ menu.

Bookings are essential on 66392105 or reservations@thebyronatbyron.com.au

Fathers’ Day menu

From the Spit: Roast leg of Byron Bay Pork, roasted apple sauce and pickled red cabbage.

From the Fire pit: Marinated peppercorn grass fed scotch fillet. Salmon Teriyaki with Japanese garnish.

From the Buffet: Selection of Antipasto: Local Salumi meats, Bangalow Cheeses and pickled vegetables. Steamed prawns with cocktail sauce and lemon. Slow roasted pork belly in fennel seeds, dried chilli and rosemary. Beef daube, mushrooms, bacon, shallots and bay leaf. Eggplant, bocconcini and tomato moussaka. Roast potato with thyme and garlic.

Farmers market salads: Pazanella salad, potato salad, green bean and walnut salad, quinoa salad, green beans provencal.

Desserts: Chocolate Torte, Caramel Pears and Vanilla Ice Cream.

Fresh fruit salad, ginger and finger lime syrup with meringue kisses.

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on August 24th, 2014

Byron Shire’s community with heart, Tallowood Ridge in Mullumbimby, has just released Stage 3B of the immensely popular neighbourhood and two lots have sold in the first week.

Tallowood Ridge October 2013 0291 Tallowood Releases Creek Frontage Land “Of course we have been thrilled with the response to Tallowood Ridge” said John Bennett, one of the collective of owners. “Pushing forward the release of Stage 3B to meet demand has been a great thing to be able to do. It’s quite remarkable to watch this community unfolding, what continually blows us away is the ownership and commitment of the residents to Tallowood.

“They have been instrumental in setting up community gardens, working with Council and each other. One family built a fabulous treehouse in one of the reserve areas. It’s used by lots of different families and is always a hub of activity”.

There are now 11 home sites available, priced from $224,000 for a near level 450sqm site on a quiet street facing north, to $298,000 for a 560sqm site in a premium position with frontage to both creek and nature reserve. The back yards of the new home sites in Stage 3B face the morning sun and this is the very first opportunity to buy creek frontage within Tallowood Ridge. Twenty metres on either side of the creek is being rehabilitated into nature reserve.

Only 42% of the 145 acre site will be developed for housing. The majority of the site, 84 acres, is being set aside in perpetuity for environmental protection, parks and recreation areas.

Tallowood Ridge is working closely with Wetland Care, who provide restoration, rehabilitation and monitoring services for the community. Work undertaken this year includes planting five thousand native species, erosion and weed control. Tallowood Ridge has been divided into ten management zones set aside for environmental restoration and rehabilitation, which are linked to particular stages of the development.

Granny flats and pets are both welcome at Tallowood Ridge, which offers full NBN coverage to all home sites.

“The houses being built reflect a very high standard” said John Bennett. “We are very pleased to be getting feedback that the quality of housing has improved considerably”.

Left Bank Road, Mullumbimby. www.tallowoodridge.com

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on August 22nd, 2014

The Living Earth Festival will take place on Sunday 1st September 2013 at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens and will unite learning, innovation, celebration and hands on practical solutions on how to live harmoniously in our contemporary world.

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Celebrate the start of spring by connecting with community and our mama Nature as we sow the seeds of a sustainable future together at this year’s Living Earth Festival.

We have harvested an abundant crop of talent, including green thumb gurus Costas Georgiadis and Gerry Coleby-Williams from ABC’s iconic Gardening Australia, local roots reggae legends Fyre Walk and star of the kids’ classic tale, Spiky Echidna.

Learn about the latest sustainable solutions at our workshops and demos and draw on the wellspring of Indigenous wisdom. Nourish your stomach and spirit at our luscious food and artisans’ market. We’ve also got lots of awesome activities to entertain and engage the next generation, so be sure to bring your kids along.


Plant your feet in the cool earth, feel the sun kiss your skin and nourish your soul at this year’s Living Earth Festival. One love, one heart, one earth, regenerate, co-create.

For further information visit www.facebook.com/TheLivingEarthFestival and mullumbimbycommunitygardens.org

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The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa will be celebrating the best produce Spring has to offer this Friday, August 22, with a Pop Up Restaurant.

Musician Cheynne Murphy will also be playing in the evening.
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on August 18th, 2014

The Falls Music & Arts Festival has just announced its first line-up for this New Years round of celebrations in Lorne, Marion Bay and Byron Bay. The first queens of hip hop, Salt N Pepa, will ring in 2015 at Falls Festival Byron while The Alt J, Röyksopp & Robyn, Spiderbait, John Butler Trio, Bluejuice, Cold War Kids, Jamie XX, SBTRKT, Vance Joy, The Presets and The Temper Trap are just some of the performers who will join hundreds of local musicians and artists for the 4 day music and arts festival to be held at North Byron Parklands from Tues Dec 30 to Friday Jan 2. More artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

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The Falls Music & Arts Festival has been entertaining music lovers for the past 21 years in Lorne (VIC), 11 years in Marion Bay (TAS) and last year added Byron Bay to its beautiful coastal locations. The Falls Music & Arts Festival is known for its diverse music and arts programming, free camping and laid-back, friendly atmosphere.
THE FALLS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL 2014 LINEUP (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER):

ALT-J · BIG FREEDIA · THE BLACK LIPS · BLUEJUICE · COLD WAR KIDS · DMAs · GLASS ANIMALS · GEORGE EZRA · JAGWAR MA · JAMIE XX · JOEY BADA$$ · JOHN BUTLER TRIO · KIM CHURCHILL · THE KITE STRING TANGLE · MILKY CHANCE · MOVEMENT · THE PRESETS · REMI · RÖYKSOPP & ROBYN · RUN THE JEWELS · SAFIA · SBTRKT (LIVE) · SPIDERBAIT · STICKY FINGERS · THE TEMPER TRAP · TENSNAKE · TKAY MAIDZA · TODD TERJE (LIVE) · TYCHO · VANCE JOY · WOLF ALICE + MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED.

NYE ‘BOOGIE NIGHTS’ LINEUP:

ALISON WONDERLAND · BADBADNOTGOOD · CLIENT LIASION · SALT N PEPA + MORE.

At all Falls Festivals ‘Boogie Nights’ is a night for fun, dancing and fancy dress (with this year’s fancy dress theme yet to be announced).
LOCALS TICKETS

The festival is giving all Byron Shire residents and south Tweed Shire residents (40 kms north or west of North Byron Parklands) priority access to a limited allocation of all event type tickets including special New Years Eve only tickets. Locals tickets will go on sale from 9AM THURSDAY AUG 28 through BYRON.FALLSFESTIVAL.COM.AU/LOCALS until sold out. Only the purchaser needs to be a local and can buy up to 4 tickets each.

If you’re outside the ‘locals’ area you are encouraged to sign up for the ballot though www.fallsfestival.com before Monday 25 August. Most Falls Festival tickets are allocated to sales through the ballot process, starting at 9am on Thursday August 28; however, for those who miss out, there will also be a small allocation of tickets set aside for general public sales starting at 9am on Wednesday September 03.

For further information visit; www.fallsfestival.com.au

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on August 14th, 2014

The fourth annual Sample Food Festival is shaping up to be the biggest one yet. The one-day event, held at Bangalow Showground, attracts over 10,000 visitors from all over the country. It is the premier food event in Northern NSW this year taking place on Saturday 13 September. There are over 200 exhibitors to browse and taste as well as all day family entertainment. Entry is free.

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Three ticketed events before festival day are well on the way to selling out.

DETAILS:

Thursday 11 September
FOOD & ART- Come To The Heart -Lismore will host a conversation with celebrated Indigenous chef Clayton Donovan and artist Digby Moran for a food and art evening in the Back Alley Gallery.
Enjoy canapés and a drink on arrival. All proceeds to the local drug and rehabilitation Centre.

WHERE: In the Back Alley Gallery, Eggins Lane – (off Carrington Street) Lismore CBD

$25 per person with all proceeds to charity.

Bookings via email to: info@samplensw.com

Friday 12 September

Clean Living Lunch
with guests Luke Hines, Scott Gooding & Sam Gowing.
Luke and Scott were finalists in My Kitchen Rules, 2013 and have since published their first book, ‘Clean Living Cookbook’, and appear at health forums and conferences.
Sam is Australias leading Spa Chef and a Byron local.

If you are a Paleo, vegan or raw food fanatic, this lunch is for you. WHERE: Under the marquee at Bangalow Showground, from midday. $60 for 3-course lunch.

Book now as places are limited: info@samplensw.com

Friday 12 September
The Italian Feast with Darren Simpson and Alex Herbert

Darren Simpson is one of Australia’s finest Italian hatted chefs. He is presenter of The Best In Australia (Series 1, 2 & 3), has regular guest appearances on Sunrise and Ready Steady Cook and judges on My Kitchen Rules.
Alex Herbert has spent many years in well-known restaurants including her own and now successfully operates her business Bird Cow Fish out of Sydney. She is a Delicious magazine produce award judge and an advocate for farmers and growers all over the country.

The pair will team up with local chefs Gavin Hughes, Sarah Swan, Monique Guterres, Victoria Cosford and the Salumi Australia boys.

WHERE: A & I Hall, Bangalow – lunch from midday

$75 for several courses including wine and Stone and Wood beer. Book now as places are limited: info@samplensw.com

Lead up Competition

Sample Food Festival and Australian Macadamias are running a competition leading up to this years Festival. You are invited to submit a recipe using macadamias for the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes worth $1000. The winner will be cooking the winning recipe with a celebrity chef on stage at Sample Food Festival, 13 September. It can be a snack, breakfast, lunch or a dinner recipe and open to all ages. Email recipe to: info@samplensw.com before August 30th, 2014.

Sample Food Festival will take place from 8:00am – 4:00pm Saturday 13 September 2014, at the Bangalow Showground. It featuresfood from local restaurants, local produce and farmers market stalls, plus entertainment, cooking demonstrations and children’s activities. Entry is free.

More information: www.samplensw.com

SPECIAL EVENT TICKETS NEARLY ALL SOLD OUT:

Raw Food Lunch – 36 left for sale

Italian Lunch – 39 left for sale

Food & Art – 30 left for sale

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In an incredibly exciting new production of Henry V, Damien Ryan has directs his first mainstage production for acclaimed theatre company Bell Shakespeare. Henry V will be coming to NORPA for three performances only 19 & 20 September.

11 Bell Shakespeares Henry V Comes to Norpa 19 20 SeptemberRyan’s contemporary take on this classic taleabout a king who unites a nation with his eloquent words and ideasis inspired by a true story; for 57 consecutive nights during the Blitz in 1941, a group of boys stuck in a bunker started a ‘Boy’s Club’, where they would rehearse a new play each week, including Shakespeare’s works and then perform it for the other people in the shelter.

“We don’t know which Shakespeare plays they performed, but with England on the precipice and Churchill comparing the fighter pilots to the “happy few” at Agincourt, it is hard to imagine that a Henry V would not have struck their hearts,” said Ryan.

A single character opens all five acts preparing the audience to think of the stage as the fields in France. The play begins with the young king of England, Henry V, in an angry dialogue with King Charles of France, an argument that escalates into war.

Having been manipulated by church advisors, taunted by French royalty and betrayed by English nobles, the young King Henry invades France in order to claim his right to a kingdom and to the daughter of the King of France.

The climax of the war comes at the famous Battle of Agincourt. As the English forces look towards the heavily armoured and highly skilled French lines, outnumbered five to one, morale of the troops is low. On the day of the battle, Henry rouses his army from their fears with his powerful St Crispin’s Day Speech, a speech that inspires his army to victory.

Ryan’s affinity for this play is evident: “It’s the eloquence of this story that has always captured me. It’s a celebration of courage, determination, that bullish underdog spirit and the eternal rite of passage that turns boys into men, war. But is also a horrifying indictment of our addiction to conflict and our susceptibility to propaganda and spin.”

This is a story of religious manipulation, loose justifications for pre-emptive conflict, betrayals of trust, the slaughter of prisoners, the possession of women as pawns of imperialism, and the final futility of the exploits of war.

“Shakespeare knew that the pride that makes us great, also makes us monsters and that the things that inspire us can also cost us more than we realise,” said Ryan.

Bell Shakespeare’s HENRY V

NORPA at Lismore City Hall

Friday 19 September – 11am & 7:30pm

Saturday 20 September – 7:30pm

Olive & Luca diner, bar & live music from 6pm

Duration 2hours, 30min

Tickets A $47 / Senior $42 / Concession $40 / Under 18 $20 / Groups of 4 of more $40 per ticket

Patron advice: Recommended for 15+ years

For further information visit norpa.org.au

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