health and wellbeing

The Writer’s Voice

The Writer’s Voice

by Janis Balodis The writer’s tool is language. We are all born into language, but what if the one we are born into is not the one we end up speaking? What are the forces in our lives that determine our use of language, that prompt or stifle our need…

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…

Shire Choir at Bangalow

Shire Choir at Bangalow

Shire Choir is a fun interactive pop-up singing experience – join in this Thursday – either book through Eventbrite or pay at the door. Tickets $10 via Eventbrite or limited amount at the door. Thursday 6 June at the Bangalow Hotel Friday 28 June at Club Mullum, Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club…

New art therapy approach to healing trauma

New art therapy approach to healing trauma

Very few specifically focused art therapy courses are available online, but a well-known Australian art therapist is offering a new accredited course in the cutting edge work of Guided Drawing. Cornelia Elbrecht, Founder and Director of the Institute for Sensorimotor Art Therapy, holds workshops both here and overseas and has…