Theatre re-opens to close mines
This Saturday night, April 17, the Nimbin Bush Theatre re-opens.
This is good news for Nimbin and its performers and keeps the long history of this Nimbin icon alive and growing.
The re-opening gig is called End the Uranium Circus and is a fundraiser with profits going to stop Australia’s new uranium deals. (We sell anything to anyone anytime. Oi! Oi! Oi!)
The evening will feature music from Mama La La, Stipsky, Bodhi Krew and Manifest.
Also featured is the stimulating and beatiful banner art of Benny Zable, internationally renown peace activist famous for his public art works and costumes which have been seen over the years at actions and protests from NY Times Square to Goonellabah.
Bundjalung custodians Louis Walker and Anthony Toulbume Gordon will perform a smoking ceremony at sunset and Uncle Cecil Roberts will start proceedings with a Welcome to Country.
As well as the bands there’ll be performances from the burlesque troupe Hot Flushes, the Circatcix trapeze artists, the Sacred Circus, the Nimbin Performance Poets, Trish Bodyart, Stars Fire, and a drum circle (of course) in the Channon Chai tent set up outside.
And there’ll be clowns, a kids’ space and organic and local cuisine in the Bush Restaurant as well as the Trans Urban lightshow.
Hey, it’s a mini festival!
All profits go to support the Rainforest Information Centre campaign to stop the new uranium deals and nuclear waste dumps in Australia.
The fun starts at 6pm and $15 gets you in. (It’s free for kids.)