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DOWNTOWN – the Mod Musical

DOWNTOWN – the Mod Musical

Ballina Players is proud to produce for our Patrons, our first post-Covid Production, with a full Covid Safe plan registered with the NSW government…DOWNTOWN The Mod Musical. This is a musical with 5 girls featuring songs from the 60’s by popular female artists such s Lulu, Petula Clark and Dusty…

Ballina Art Society Exhibition

Ballina Art Society Exhibition

The Ballina Art Society Exhibition – After a long lockdown and limited art classes , our members are hosting our 48th Art Exhibition. The event is to be held at the Tintenbar Hall from 20-22 November and entry is free.

Macbeth by the LTC

COVID-19 has hit our community theatre hard, like many other arts organisations. As a result of the lockdown, we had to postpone our opening show for 2020 and cancel the rest of our 2020 season. This was devastating for our theatre family. We have not been able to use our…

Dead Man’s Track – a book review

Dead Man’s Track – a book review

Dead Man’s Track by Sarah Barrie. Book review by Jenny Dowell. If you like thrillers and especially those set in Australia, then this book is one for you. Author, Sarah Barrie, has worked as a teacher, vet nurse, horse trainer and editor. Experience in at least some of those careers…

The Archibald 2020

The Archibald 2020

At last, the arts Revolution — Archibald winners flag the end of white male dominance Vincent Namatjira’s Stand strong for who you are, acrylic on linen, 152 x 198 cm. Photo: AGNSW/Mim Stirling Joanna Mendelssohn, University of Melbourne The 2020 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes, held under the strangest of…

Your libraries

Your libraries

During this time of increased isolation, reading may have become a more important activity for you. Richmond Tweed Regional Library’s thirteen branches are the place to go and part of the service enables you to reserve books which interest you online. There is free internet & Wi-Fi, eBooks, CDs &…

Book Review – A Room Made of Leaves

Book Review – A Room Made of Leaves

A Room Made of Leaves Author: Kate Grenville Book review: Jenny Dowell Late in this wonderful novel, Kate Grenville writes ‘This story…may appear to speak with authority, but might it be nothing more than the mischievous invention of a sly old woman?’ Who is the ‘sly old woman’? At first…