Jam-packed April for Clarence

APRIL has been declared Clarence Cultural Month by Clarence Valley Council as no less than five major events and a swag of smaller items appear on the calendar.

A ‘Men of League’ live modelling event at Grafton Regional Gallery in April is a good example of our area’s culture, Clarence Valley Mayor Richie Williamson said.

Major events include the Maclean Highland Gathering, Grafton Artsfest, Grafton Eisteddfod and the Maclean and Grafton agricultural shows.

Clarence Valley Council is also encouraging hotels and restaurants to increase their live entertainment quota during April by offering music venues free promotion of live music over the month plus a chance to win an all-expenses-paid performance by a high quality musician.

There is also a call for local creative professionals to join Clarence Creative Workshops planned for Thursday, April 8 at Angourie Rainforest Resort and Friday, April 9 at the Quality Inn, Grafton.

Cr Williamson said April’s showcase of talent was just the tip of the iceberg when it came to culture in the Valley.

“We’d like to get the community thinking about our lifestyle and how culture is imbedded in it. Art and live music probably come immediately to mind but, what about sport and life on the river, are they part of our culture?”



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