Worth taking note of...
Show us your shorts!
Byron All Shorts, the Northern Rivers short film comp, is now open for entries. Short filmmakers (and tall ones) from across the region can submit their short films (up to 30 minutes in length) of any genre by November 16. Entry to Byron All Shorts is exclusively for filmmakers from the Northern Rivers. Finalists will screen beside the best in the world at Flickerfest short film festival which screens over the Australia Day weekend (January) at the Bangalow A&I Hall. Entry forms are available from www.iQ.org.au.
Mental Health expo
It's mental health month. There'll be an expo of mental health services at the Lismore Library next Thursday, October 11, from 2.30pm. The expo offers fun interactive activities (laughter yoga, scrapbooking and drumming workshops) and there'll be a team of beauticians offering free mini makeovers throughout the afternoon. And how about free afternoon tea and cakes provided by the Nightcap Restaurant? Yum. Following the expo there's the opening to the Celebrate, Connect, Grow art exhibition at See Space (across the road) at 4.30pm with a performance of the Mad Matters Choir (formerly known as the Hearing Voices Choir).
Support your local paper
The Village Journal is an independent community newspaper (a very rare thing) covering Rosebank, Dunoon, Eltham, Dorroughby, Numulgi and Corndale areas. To help keep the paper running there will be a fundraiser at Dorroughby Hall on Saturday, October 13, featuring the musical talents of Enrgy, The Craig & Michelle Show, and the Night Crawlers Entertainment DJs. Dinner is available from 6.30pm. BYO. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more info phone 6689 5508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mike Leigh workshop
A five-day Mike Leigh Process workshop will be facilitated by writer/director Robert Marchand in various locations around Byron from October 19-23. Presented by the Australian Directors Guild in association with Screenworks, this workshop examines film director Leigh's methods in a dynamic and interactive five-day workshop where participants acquire direct, first-hand experience by taking part in progressive character- and scene-building exercises. For more info visit www.screenworks.com.au or phone 6687 1599.
Art happening at 33.3
Gallery 33.3 at 275 Keen Street in Lismore, will host a 'happening' this Friday night, October 5, when it presents Sensuality a Haptic Happening from 6pm. Come in your old painting clothes and bring some non-toxic paints because this is a hands-on art happening where you can explore abstract expressionism by feeling the paint on your skin; by a real tactile involvement in your art creation. Sounds like a lot of fun.
Nimbin's new market
There's a new craft and recycle market happening in Nimbin every Saturday. The new market, coordinated by the fabulous Cat, will make its debut on Saturday, October 13, from 9am to 3pm. It'll be held in the carpark between the Nimbin Community Centre and the Neighbourhood Centre. Cat is calling for people with stuff to sell - like jewellery, bags, pottery, clothes or any other interesting items. Second-hand stalls are welcome. And if you're an entertainer or busker give coordinator Cat a call on 0429 194 248.