The railway comes back - in words

The railway comes back – in words

Norpa has a new work in development. Called Railway Wonderland, it’s a product of Norpa’s creative development program, Generator. This site-specific work is inspired by disused railway stations in the Northern Rivers region (and don’t we have a lot of those...) and the townspeople, stories, myths and romance that go with railways and stations throughout Australian history.

The performance will feature local circus performers, musicians and actors and will be performed at Lismore Railway Station in 2011.

Norpa and The Northern Rivers Writers’ Centre invite writers in the region to submit a prose piece of 2000 words of fiction or non-fiction inspired by disused railways. Six stories will be selected to be performed at the Byron Bay Writers Festival.

The aim is to engage with writers in the Northern Rivers Region and offer them the opportunity to inspire the theatrical and physical development of a new production.


Jambama art for sale

There’s a big sale of artwork art by the Jambama artists at Casino’s Platypus Gallery.

The Jambama artists, who are based in Casino, produce art both traditional and contemporary.

Since the early 1970s, Aboriginal contemporary art has grown huge in the global consciousness – to the extent that critic Robert Hughes has described it as the “last great art movement of the 20th century”.

The sale runs to March 5. The gallery, at the Casino Visitors Information Centre, is open seven days a week from 9am to 4pm.


Shiny launch

The Shiny Shiny Band is a new ‘electroflash back pash’ outfit. (That’s what they reckon...)

It’s queer, visually exciting and musically dynamic.

All members of Shiny have an extensive performance history, and two of the members have recently returned from performing in the UK.

The band will launch itself and its debut EP onto the local music scene with a big gig at Lismore City Bowls Club (Molesworth St) this Saturday, February 27.

As well as the band, the night will feature DJs Racket and Sista Ray, as well as TJ Muff Puff and Space Cake on the tapes.

The gig starts at 7.30pm and $10 gets you in.

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