Wednesday 28 October to Tuesday 3 Nov
If you have an event that you’d like to see promoted on the Lennox Wave’s What’s On page, send the details—date, time, location and contact—to Megan Spyker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wed 28 Oct– Working at Boulder Beach and meeting at the Coast Road Car-park at 8.00am. NB The times have changed for daylight saving. Landcare will work from 8.00am – 10.00am from now on.
Baby Bounce – Lennox Head Library
School term only on Wednesdays at 10.30am, Baby Bounce promotes early literacy in babies under 2 years of age and fosters parent child participation and interaction. It’s a fun way for a parent and child to get rockin’ with the rhyme and rhythm of songs, poems, finger plays and nursery rhymes. Also a great way to meet other parents and babies in the area.
Story Time– Lennox Head Library
Story time is on during the school term only on Thursdays at 10.30am. A friendly, social get together for local parents and their toddlers; this popular story time and craft session for pre-schoolers is held weekly.
Lennox Head Playgroup – Lennox Head Community and Cultural Centre (Children’s Area)
Every Tuesday during the school term 9.30-11.30am for 0-6 years of age and Fridays 9.30am-11.30am for 2-6 years of age.
A place where parents/carers and children (0 – 6yrs) can come together in a relaxed and friendly environment. Playgroup gives children an opportunity to play, make friends and develop skills, all while having fun. Playgroup provides parents/carers with an opportunity to meet other parents. For more info call Jennifer on 0412 485 939.
Zumba – Lennox Head Community & Cultural Centre (Meeting Room 2)
Every Thursday at 5pm with Helene Sprenger. $12 for 1 class or $60 for 6. Contact Helene 0451 148 508 or www.helenesprenger.zumba.com
Thurs 29 Oct – BINGO 1pm – 3pm. Prize pool to be won!
Thurs 29 Oct – Trivia from 7pm
Fri 30 Oct, Sat 31 Oct & Sun 1 Nov– Club Raffles at 5.30pm
Sun 1 Nov – From 4pm, Jon J Bradley
The Lennox Hotel
Wed 28 Oct – Get Quizzed Trivia from 7pm (registrations from 6.30pm). All questions come with a visual and involve everything from pick the song in the video clip, to pick the sound all the way to spot the difference.
Thurs 29 Oct— Jam Night from 8pm. The legendary Lennox Jam night has been running for many years and brings musicians in from all around the Northern Rivers areas and beyond. Come on down, bring your instrument. All are welcome who are looking to gain experience or just want to mingle with musicians.
Fri 30 Sat – From 9.30pm, Sucrose
Sat 31 Oct – Allensworth Music from 9.30pm
Sun 1 Nov – From 5pm, Tenderfoot
Mon 2 Nov — Poker 888 from 8pm
Tues 3 Nov – 4pm free pool and resident musician Rob Saric
Lifeball – Lennox Head Community & Cultural Centre
Tues 3 Nov – Every Tuesday at 9.30am for the over 50’s. Lifeball is a game designed to keep people over 50 fit and healthy. Similar to netball and basketball, it’s great for physical, mental and social health. If you’d like to give it a try contact Yvonne on 0448 004161 or Trish on 0411 272 685.
Out of Town
Northern Rivers Community Gallery – Cherry St, Ballina
Coast 28 Oct – 6 Dec
Gearing up for another fabulous summer in paradise, Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) invites visitors to explore the pure uncomplicated world of COAST!
COAST is a group exhibition that celebrates and explores surfing culture through the eyes of prominent local arts and craft professionals, Darius Devas, Rusty Miller, Potts and Andrew Wells from Grown Surfboards. The works showcased in this exhibition provide a myriad of perspectives on surfing, its culture, connection to the raw force of the ocean and wider social politics that impact on the surfing lifestyle.
Within by Byron Bay local, Darius Devas, is an impressionistic, filmic exploration of the ocean, narrated by Guy Pearce. Inspired by the tragic suicide and loss of a childhood friend and close surfing buddy, Darius had to wait for over a decade for the technology to exist that could translate his creative idea into reality. The result, Within, is a stunning film shot entirely in slow motion that creates a space to linger, in vivid detail, on nature, the raw force of the ocean and the interconnection of all life.
A collection of images by another Byronite, Rusty Miller, presents an intriguing photographic history reflecting on how the culture, politics and style of the late 60s and 70s influenced the idyllic surfing lifestyle, particularly on the North Coast of NSW. The North Coast became a mecca for surfers epitomising freedom, the joys of country living and the illusive perfect wave. There was more going on in this era than the debate about the essence of surfing; the Vietnam War and conscription, revolutions in music and the blooming of alternative life styles were also poured into the mix which helped shape a revolutionary era in surfboard design and surfing culture.
Lennox Head local, Andrew Wells from Grown Surfboards, presents a selection of exquisitely crafted, hollow timber surfboards, blending traditional boat building techniques with modern surfboard design. Grown Surfboards evolved from Andrew’s desire to produce surfboards that were more sustainable than the typical foam surfboard. Combining his love of woodworking and passion for surfing, Andrew creates individually hand crafted artisan surfboards from plantation grown and recycled timbers that are functional, beautiful, ethical and sustainable. ? Being a ‘saltwater child’ of the 70s with a background in graphics, Potts’ mixed media artworks are inspired by the beach, ocean and surf culture. Incorporating assemblage, screen-printing and painting, Potts, references iconic Pop Cultural forms and imagery applied to the surface of re-assembled salvaged timber, lending the work a weathered but audaciously innovative quality reminiscent of a laid-back idyllic coastal lifestyle.
Launch Event: Thursday 29 October 2015 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Exhibition to be opened by special guests Mike Jahn, Festival Director – Byron Bay Surf Festival accompanied by the ‘Soren Carlbergg Trio’ playing smooth low-key surf grooves for the event.
Breast Cancer Support Group – Kentwell Community Hall, Ballina
Thurs 29 Oct – 10am-11.30am. For any woman, or friends and family, diagnosed with, or recovering from, breast cancer. Held on the 1st Thursday of the month the meeting includes a sharing of morning tea and information, followed by a guest speaker and a relaxation session.
Ballina Twilight Markets – Richmond River Foreshore
On every Thursday until the end of Feb 2016, between 4pm-8pm. Markets will provide a broad range of art, craft and food stalls.
NORPA –Railway Wonderland
On now until Sat 7 Nov – Magical live theatre performed at Lismore train station. Back by popular demand! For more info and tickets go to www.norpa.org.au
Alstonville Showground Market – Sun 1 Nov
Byron Farmers Market – Thurs 29 Oct from 8am – 11am, at the Butler Street Reserve, Byron Bay.
Bangalow Farmers Market – Sat 31 Oct from 8am -11am, at the Bangalow Hotel Carpark.
Lismore Farmers Market — Sat 31 Oct, Lismore Showgrounds Alexandra Parade, Lismore
Ballina Farmers Market – Sun 1 Nov from 6am – 5pm at Missingham Bridge.
Lennox Head Market – 2nd and 5th Sunday of the month
Byron Bay Market – Butler St Reserve – 1st Sunday of the month
Channon Market – Coronation Park, The Channon – 2nd Sunday of the month
Lismore Car Boot Market – Lismore Shopping Square, 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month
Mullumbimby Museum Market — Stuart Street, 3rd Sunday of the month
Big River – Ballina Players, 24 Swift St Ballina
On 13 Nov – 5 Dec. For more info go to www.ballinaplayers.com.au
Kinship by Bangarra Dance Theatre – Lismore City Hall
17 &18 Nov (only 2 shows) – Internationally acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre rekindles the Aboriginal culture of Australia through an original and breathtaking theatrical experience: Kinship by award-winning choreographer Stephen Page. Kinship opens with Brolga, inspired by an ancient creation story. In north-east Arnhem Land a young girl ventures out before sunset to find herself on a brolga feeding ground. She is challenged by her clan and takes us on a sensual, mystical journey. Brolga draws us deep into the Aboriginal spirituality of the natural world. Kinship continues with ID, asking important questions about identity and what it means to be Aboriginal in the 21st Century. Kinship is part of NORPA’s Theatre for Schools program. Patron advice Recommended for ages 6+ 95 minutes (including interval)
Bar and pop-up diner open from 6pm. Alfresco dining on the Lismore City Hall forecourt. Sorry, no BYO.
The Great Moscow Circus
The Great Moscow Circus is coming to town and on Wednesday 18 November will be hosting a special charity performance with all proceeds going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation via the Mother’s Day Classic – Ballina.Tickets to the charity performance are $20.00 and will only be available on Tuesday 27 October from 9:00am outside Harvey Norman in Boeing Avenue, Ballina.
Alan Cumming ‘Sings Sappy Songs’ – Lismore City Hall
29 & 30 Dec – Direct from New York, we’re thrilled to have Mr Cumming performing at NORPA!
Join ‘the slinky emcee in cabaret’ for a night of songs, showbiz goss and general mischief-making. Alan is best known for his work on stage and screen. His recent season of Sam Mendes’ Cabaret on Broadway saw him reprise his multi-award winning role as Emcee and he’s also currently on screen in the Emmy-award winning The Good Wife. Direct from a sold-out residency at the legendary Carlyle in New York, Cumming will bring the house down with unique reinterpretations of pop and stage classics, inspired by a year of hosting the infamous Club Cumming in his dressing room following his Cabaret performances at Studio 54. Alan will be joined for these special performances by his long-time collaborator and Emmy Award-winning musical director Lance Horne, rocking out with an Australian band. For more info and tickets go to www.norpa.org.au