A large crowd watches a performance at Surfing the Coldstream
A large crowd watches a performance at Surfing the Coldstream Jessica Robertson

Surfing The Coldstream Festival gets a date

The creative team at Live Prawn Productions (LPP), the non-profit arts and cultural event team that operates the Yamba River Markets, is delighted to announce three events for 2016.

The Surfing The Coldstream Festival will take place on Saturday October 15 and in his third year as festival director Phil Nicholas said they will be consolidating some of the things that have worked well previously.

"We'll also be adding a couple of new dimensions that are likely to turn some heads," Mr Nicholas said.

"That's all I'm saying for now."

The other two events take place in April during PLUNGE 2016 and both events are fundraisers, but couldn't be more different in style.

First up is the Australian premiere of an enchanting film depicting Scottish culture and lifestyle in the 20th Century. Made entirely of film archive, From Scotland with Love is a 75-minute film by award-winning director Virginia Heath with a transcendent music score written and performed by Scottish musician King Creosote.

"On Saturday April 2, we're going to transform Maclean Civic Hall into a cinema for one night only. This really is quite unique and not to be missed," Mr Nicholas said.

"The film is a journey into the collective past of all people with Scottish heritage and covers themes that will resonate with Maclean residents. I don't have Scottish roots but when I saw this film on it's UK release last year, it really moved me and I knew immediately that people in the Clarence Valley would love it."

Complete event guide to the 2016 Plunge Festival is available now

The second event is billed as the Secret Garden Party and takes place on Saturday April 16 at Leche Café in Yamba. This mini-festival program includes several live music acts, spoken word performers, a UK musician performing a song written especially for the event, a hidden disco and even a science quiz.

"The best way to keep up to date with festival news is on Facebook," Mr Nicholas said.

Performer applications for the festival are already open via the website along with information on the events.



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