Looking for some school holiday fun? Here's a few suggestions:
The Regent Cinema Murwillumbah, April 9
A colourful, silly, funny, and highly interactive show for 3 to 8-year-olds created by children's entertainer Shorty Brown. The show includes magic, bubbles, comedy and extreme slap-stick adventures.More at https://the-regent.com.au/
Byron Theatre, April 9
A Little Bit of Blueis an interactive environmental detective story, told with puppetry. As well as unravelling a mystery, it involves learning about the unique habits of the extraordinary Satin Bowerbird, and their fascination for the colour blue. A fun frolicking mix of Detective Noir, slapstick, with some interesting facts thrown in. Bookings and info at the Byron Theatre website.
YOUTH ACTING WORKSHOPS
NORPA at Lismore City Hall, April 13-15
Theatre company NORPA is offering a three day school holiday acting intensive for young people (ages 12-16) next week. NORPA's new NIDA-trained Director of Youth Theatre Scott Johnson will lead the workshops, with guest teaching artists dropping in for specialist sessions over the three days. Workshops run 9am - 3:30pm daily. Cost is $270 and Creative Kids Vouchers can be used. NORPA is also offering two-hour adult acting classes from 6.30pm-8.30pm on April 13, 20, and 27 April, May 4, lead by NORPA's Artistic Director Julian Louis. More info at norpa.org.au.
Missingham Park Ballina, Thursday April 15
Join local weavers Tania Marlowe and Deb Cole from Jugan Dandii in this family focused workshop to learn hand weaving techniques and hear riverside Nyangbal yarns. More info nrcgballina.com.au
PUSS IN THONGS
Rochdale Theatre Goonellabah, April 15-17
Twenty two children and teenagers from nine local schools between Ballina and Lismore are ready to entertain other children and families from across the region in six performances of this Aussie take on a traditional pantomine. Two shows daily at 11am and 2pm, 15-17 April. Tickets ($40 family, $15 adults, $12.50 concession, $10 under 16) available at lismoretheatrecompany.org.au
Lismore, April 15-16,
Held over two days in the Quad, Lismore Library, Lismore Regional Gallery and other locations around the CBD, the Lismore Youth Festival offers a huge program and free activities and events for youth aged 12-25. Includes skating comps, exhibitions, music, comedy, DJs and light saber dance offs. More Info at lismorequad.org.au