The Bellingen Youth Orchestra (BYO) was formed after a visit from Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra in 2007 and has continued its relationship with the ACO since then. The BYO is a unique group, whose significant achievements can be attributed to the work of Bellingen’s outstanding music teachers, whose enthusiasm continue to make this highly popular orchestra possible.The Bellingen Youth Orchestra’s varied repertoire includes standard orchestral pieces and popular film music scores. Some of the highlights have been their performances of Grieg’s Piano Concerto, George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, The Warsaw Concerto with local pianist David Helfgott and last year’s world premiere performance of Wuuban Barri, a work by local composer Paul Jarman, specially commissioned by the Bellingen Music Festival as part of the Music- By-Youth project.
Comfortable, Private and Self-Contained Accommodation with Pool – Sleeps 1 – 9 (Extra mattresses can be added to accommodate up to 12)Bella Vista is situated just up the hill from beautiful Bellingen amongst lush rainforest gardens. The house is available as a four, three, two or one bedroom private home, without the need to share your living space with strangers.Fully self-contained and eco-friendlyPeaceful and quiet location on the edge of townAir-conditioned queen bedrooms with full sized ensuites & flat screen TVsComplimentary breakfastLarge balcony with outdoor dining areaMountain viewsAmazing bird life with special feeding platformRelaxing spa bathBook the whole house for large family gatherings or weekend workshopsA short walk to 15 cafes, award winning restaurants, boutiques, markets, art galleries and craft shopsShort drive to beach, mountains and riversHandicapped accommodation available
To be a sculptor presents an interesting moral decision, With the current harvesting of resources globally (forests, minerals, metals, stone etc) becoming increasingly more finite due to deforestation, open cut mining, mass production methods and unsustainable demand, what then becomes an ethical material to use in the making of an artwork? That question led me to consider the fact that so many materials already exist. In our backyards, trashcans, garages, junkyards, wreckers and sidewalks.The scale on which we create waste is magnificent.This opened up so many possibilities.For me waste materials present a beautiful invitation to embrace the concept of renewal and innovation.
AND THIS IS HAPPENING HERE !!! BIGTIME.
Ilona Harker earns a decent wage as a musician, arts therapist and music teacher.So she never thought she’d end up living in her car.”I’m a lady hobo or couch surfing in paradise,” Ilona said.”It’s a really embarrassing thing to say, like I need to be ashamed that at my age, with the job that I have, with the connections I have, that I would be like that. But I am homeless.”She was evicted from her last rental home in Byron Shire before Christmas after the real estate agent said the house had to be sold.”I’m pretty sure it got Airbnb’d. It didn’t get sold. I had six weeks to find a place. I couldn’t find anything. I put everything in storage, sold the stuff I’d just bought, lost thousands,” Ilona told the ABC.Ilona says the sharing economy — where people can rent out homes on websites such as Airbnb — is making it even harder.
Nick Warfield is a sculptor, maker and installation artist based on the Mid North coast of New South Wales, Australia. He lives in the coastal bushland 20 minutes from the Bellingen Valley with his partner Bell and their beautiful daughter Pleide. The scope of his practice encompasses sculpture, installation, furniture, decor, structure and workshops.
DESCRIPTIONExperience the sweet sounds and infectious rhythms of Malian guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Moussa Diakite.Come, join us for a very special, exclusive night of music and food here in Bellingen and let Moussa take you on a musical journey whilst Purple Carrot takes it to the next level with a 3 course meal.Food options are, choose your option when selecting a ticket:ChickenBeefVegetarianTickets are limited to 50 max so get in fast to secure yourself a seat at this evening that will not disappoint!