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Steel Magnolias – Lismore Theatre Company

Steel Magnolias – Lismore Theatre Company

Lismore Theatre Company’s next production, Steel Magnolias, opens July 5th. This is a bitter sweet award winning play written by Robert Harling which chronicles the lives of six women who frequent Truvy’s Beauty Spot in Chinquapin, Louisiana. – their hair was a big as their hearts… This year marks the…

For Aboriginal artists, personal stories matter

For Aboriginal artists, personal stories matter

For Aboriginal artists, personal stories matter Louise Martin-Chew, The University of Queensland In the recent Julian Schnabel film about Vincent van Gogh, At Eternity’s Gate, Vincent asserts, “I am my painting”. The lives of certain artists are often viewed popularly through the prism of biography. But in the contemporary art…

the Pirates of Penzance

the Pirates of Penzance

Book your seat for the latest Ballina Players production – the Pirates of Penzance. Find out more about membership and volunteering at Ballina Players.

Ballina Players – the Boy from Oz

Ballina Players – the Boy from Oz

The Ballina Players next production is ‘the Boy from Oz’ and will be showing from 9 November to 2 December 2018. Ballina Players is a not-for-profit amateur theatre organisation. Tickets are available to the general public for certain days. Charity day performances are purchased by the charity for particular days….

Knitting your way to a healthier, happier mind

Knitting your way to a healthier, happier mind

Authors: Ian Hickie and Jackie Randles Ian Hickie is a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow. His work has been funded by a variety of research councils, philanthropic support and investigator-led research studies funded by the pharmaceutical companies. He is Executive Director of the Brain & Mind Research Institute (BMRI), University…

How craft is good for our health

How craft is good for our health

Author: Susan Luckman, Professor of Cultural Studies, University of South Australia At a time when many of us feel overwhelmed by the 24/7 demands of the digital world, craft practices, alongside other activities such as colouring books for grown-ups and the up-surge of interest in cooking from scratch and productive…