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Wednesday Night Movie - VAXXED

Wed, May 3, 2017 8:00 PM

$10 Entry

Tickets available online @  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nimbin-bush-theatre-vaxxed-screening-tickets-33774769244?aff=eac2

Rated MA+


In 2013, biologist Dr. Brian Hooker received a call from a Senior Scientist at the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who led the agency’s 2004 study on the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine and its link to autism. The scientist, Dr. William Thompson, confessed that the CDC had omitted crucial data in their final report that revealed a causal relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism. Over several months, Dr. Hooker records the phone calls made to him by Dr. Thompson who provides the confidential data destroyed by his colleagues at the CDC. Dr. Hooker enlists the help of Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the British gastroenterologist falsely accused of starting the anti-vax movement when he first reported in 1998 that the MMR vaccine may cause autism. In his ongoing effort to advocate for children’s health, Wakefield directs this documentary examining the evidence behind an appalling cover-up committed by the government agency charged with protecting the health of American citizens. Interviews with pharmaceutical insiders, doctors, politicians, and parents of vaccine-injured children reveal an alarming deception that has contributed to the skyrocketing increase of autism and potentially the most catastrophic epidemic of our lifetime. Regardless on your personal position on vaccination this is an important film that explores some of the cover-ups perpetrated by governments and big Pharma and the consequences for us all.




The Northern Rivers Folk Choir at The Nimbin Bush Theatre.

Sun, May 7, 2017 11:00 AM

An accomplished, heart-centred, acappella choir led by Peter Lehner, singing indigenous songs from around the world including Gurrumul, Ruby Hunter, Joey Gaia, Yirrmal Marika, Maori, Solid Rock, My Island Home and Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. They've toured NZ and around NSW, but are based in the rainbow region. As part of the annual Nimbin Mardi Grass the 56 piece Northern Rivers Folk Choir will be performing a one hour set on The Phoenix Rising Stage in the gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek. The cafe will be open with locally sourced meals, award winning coffee and sweet treats. A perfect Sunday morning concert for those recovering from the parties the night before! 



Friday Night Movie - I, Daniel Blake

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Fri, May 12, 2017 7:30 PM - Ticket price: general admission $10.00

$10 Entry

Rated MA+



I, Daniel Blake is a 2016 British-French-German drama film directed by Ken Loach and written by Loach's frequent collaborator Paul Laverty. Ken Loach is known for his socially critical directing style and for his socialist ideals, which are evident in his film treatment of social issues such as poverty, homelessness and labour rights. It stars Dave Johns as Daniel Blake, who is denied employment and financial support despite his doctor finding him unfit to work. The film won the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and the Prix du Public at the 2016 Locarno International Film Festival. Widower Daniel Blake, a 59-year-old joiner, living in Newcastle, UK, has had a heart attack at work. Though his doctor has advised him not to return to work, Daniel is deemed fit to work and denied support allowance. Daniel befriends a single mother, Katie, after she is sanctioned for arriving late for a job centre appointment. Katie and her children have moved to Newcastle from a London centre for the homeless with no affordable accommodation available in the capital. Daniel helps the family by repairing objects, teaching them how to heat rooms without electricity, and crafting wooden toys for the children. When Daniel's work coach tells him he must work harder to find a job, Daniel spraypaints "I, Daniel Blake, demand my appeal date before I starve" on the official’s building. He earns the support of the community, including other benefits claimants, but is arrested. What unfolds is a telling fable of how the welfare system has cheated and failed a good man who had bad luck. The situation that Daniel finds himself confronted with is a universal metaphor for those who fall through the cracks of the western capitalist system. Daniel is a good man, with bad luck, who finds himself where none of us want to be but who is proud enough to hold his head up and demand better treatment. 




Beetle Juice on The Phoenix Rising Stage

Sat, May 13, 2017 12:30 PM

Byron Bay's Beetle Juice play a smooth blend of soul, dub, hip hop & jazz. Reuben Barkley on guitar, vocals & loops; Luke Wigmore on trumpet. Sublime sounds in the gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek. Cafe open for delicious meals, award winning coffee and sweet treats. Free Entry.


Riverside Jazz with The Cruise Brothers on The Phoenix Rising Stage.

Sun, May 14, 2017 12:30 PM

These cats know how to play Jazz! Traditional and progressive and smooth as silk! Music to bliss out to in the flower filled gardens by the gorgeous Mulgum Creek. Free Entry. Kid Friendly. BYO


Salsa Wednesday

Wed, May 17, 2017 5:45 PM

Salsa Classes for all!

5.45pm Salsa Beginners. $10. 

6.30pm. Cha Cha Cha. All levels. $10.

7.15pm Salsa Moves. Intermediate $15.


Cliff Fletcher on The Phoenix Rising Stage

Sat, May 20, 2017 12:30 PM

Cliff Fletcher is a musician, singer and songwriter based in the Byron Bay area of NSW, Australia. Guitar driven songs that will move and entertain you. The cafe will be open for locally sourced meals, award winning coffee and yummy sweet treats. BYO. Kid Friendly.


The fungi photography of Steve Axford.

Sun, May 21, 2017 11:00 AM

The fungi photography of Steve Axford.

Entry by Donation.


Steve Axford is known around the world for his unique interest in nature and in particular, Fungi. Living in the Northern Rivers region of NSW, he see’s photography as his avenue into the natural world. His work has taken him around the world from Moscow to China and he has been published in global publications such as NatGeo and New Scientist. More recently he has developed a keen interest in Fungi time-lapse.

Planet Earth II, possibly the most lavish nature documentary ever made, has catapulted the images taken by fungi photographer Steve Axford from the forest floor to the world. Axford started photographing rainforests around Lismore, on the NSW North Coast, about 10 years ago, and in retirement the hobby became an obsession. Time lapse footage of Axford's fungi photography have gone viral online, and people around the world started to notice that he was discovering plants never seen before. One of them was a fungus which is now called a blue truffle.

"It's a completely new thing — never seen before — and he's found that on the forest floor," Dr Tom May from the Herbarium of Victoria said.

The fungi photographer has also been using his homegrown talents overseas, where he is helping scientists document the rare species of China's rainforests.

But by far the biggest hobby highlight has been contributing to Planet Earth II, the David Attenborough-narrated BBC documentary.




Minus One on The Phoenix Rising Stage

Sun, May 21, 2017 12:30 PM

Free Entry. Amazing, soulful, folkie-electro wonderment on offer from Minus One. The Phoenix Rising Cafe is open for delicious locally sourced meals, award winning coffee and sweet treats. In the gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek.


Erin Crowley ( NZ) on The Phoenix Rising Stage

Sat, May 27, 2017 12:30 PM

Free Entry.

NZ born and based Erin Crowley contrasts the intimate ambience of sweet, barely-accompanied a-capela songs, against tracks using a loop pedal right in front of you; laying slick, funky bass lines, swinging upbeat rhythm, sweet vocal harmonies, bright leads, and general 'Rhythm and Soul'.. building powerful choruses that are accentuated with the kick of her stomp box and ultimately superseded by a passionate, unique vocal style. She's adaptable and will tailor shows to suit her audience.. Think Alanis Morissette meets Jewel, with the big heart of Bob Marley, the political aspirations of the late John Lennon, and in the style of Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam). The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open with delicious meals, award winning coffee and sweet treats served in the gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek. BYO. Kid Friendly.



The Dinkum Bohos on The Phoenix Rising Stage

Sun, May 28, 2017 12:30 PM

“With an hilarious piano duet, Vasudha and Jem had four hands on the keys at the same time. The pair synchronized, tantalized and made athletic changes of position-all without missing a beat.”

Dinkum Bohos are multi instrumentalists Vasudha Harte and Jem Edwards in a saucy sonic tryst. Coming from a freewheeling bohemian tradition that’s rooted in Australia’s rustic heart, they exude and embrace the sounds of the mystical deep green hinterland and the stunning golden beaches of the east coast, presenting a melting pot of music for runaway romantics. A musical tour de force, this synergistic pair have a depth of knowledge and years of experience playing several instruments and styles between them and the combination can be breathtaking. Dinkum Bohos have created a sound that is diverse and intimately their own drawn from inspiration around the world. They have wowed audiences with their continual swapping of instruments, surprising changes of mood and humourous extravagant piano four handers. The Phoenix Rising cafe will be open for healthy and delicious locally sourced meals, award winning coffee, sweets and treats. What better way to spend a Sunday than by listening to wonderful music in gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek. Free Entry. All Ages. BYO


SALSA CLASSES

Wed, May 31, 2017 12:00 AM

Salsa Classes for all!

5.45pm Salsa Beginners. $10. 

6.30pm. Cha Cha Cha. All levels. $10.

7.15pm Salsa Moves. Intermediate $15.



Kiara Jack (solo) at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Sun, Jun 4, 2017 12:30 PM

Kiara Jack is an indie world/roots artist hailing from the Gold Coast, Queensland. Her live performances conjure emotive sounds of unity and presence, infusing driving rhythms and dark piano riffs with the richness and mysticism of the ancient instrument the esraj. At the centre of these recordings is the eclectic-edged sound of Kiara's voice, delivering deep and meaningful songs with a soulful essence. Music to bliss out to in the flower filled gardens by the gorgeous Mulgum Creek. The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open serving delicious meals, award winning coffee and sweet treats. Free Entry. Kid Friendly. BYO



Matt Stillert at The Nimbin Bush Theatre.

Sat, Jun 10, 2017 12:30 PM

Thundering riffs, wailing vocals, high energy crescendos, captivating Acapella, unorthodox guitar work and original storytelling are the backbone of a Matt Stillert show. His unique sounds range from soul soothing folk melodies to high energy foot stomping Alt-Blues/Rock, displaying a dynamic blend of roots influenced music. With over a decade of playing bars, markets, venues, festivals and street busking, Matt has developed an intuitive rapport with any crowd. Engaging the audience, finding some cheeky laughs and ultimately inspiring imagination and passion in the captivated folk. This shoeless rambler left his home in Adelaide 4 years ago headed for the east coast where he's been sharing his tunes, writing and recording his album Shoe Boycotter. Matt has opened for CW Stoneking, Joe Camilleri and the Black Sorrows, Hat Fitz and Cara and Marshall Okel and performed at The Gympie Music Muster, Byron Bay Blues Festival, Australia Music Week, and Caloundra Music Festival. The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open for delicious healthy meals, award winning coffee and teas and fabulous sweets and cakes. Free Entry. All Ages. BYO.




Riverside Jazz with The Cruise Brothers at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Sun, Jun 11, 2017 12:30 PM

These cats know how to play Jazz! Traditional and progressive and smooth as silk! Music to bliss out to in the flower filled gardens by the gorgeous Mulgum Creek. The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open serving delicious meals, award winning coffee and yummy sweet treats. Free Entry. Kid Friendly. BYO.



SALSA CLASSES

Wed, Jun 14, 2017 12:00 AM

Salsa Classes for all!

5.45pm Salsa Beginners. $10. 

6.30pm. Cha Cha Cha. All levels. $10.

7.15pm Salsa Moves. Intermediate $15.



Woman Like Us starring Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs

Fri, Jun 16, 2017 8:00 PM

Tickets $25. Available online soon!


World Class Comedy from two local legends in the show that is smashing attendance records across the country!

Ellen Briggs and Mandy Nolan are two funny, funny ladies. Straight-talking independent women who shoot straight from the lip and keep the stories coming, the kind of sparkly, charismatic women who, if you met at a dinner party you would be enthralled, chin in hands as they deliver one funny, entertaining tale after the other. Armed with a repertoire chock full of Mum jokes, Mullumbimby hippy digs and witty, intelligent tales about waxing, trying on clothes and having to deal with snooty shop assistants, (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg) their humour is warm, sometimes politically incorrect and always entertaining. You want to laugh? Don't miss this hilarious locally produced show from 2 of the funniest people in the rainbow region.



Jolanda Moyle at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Sat, Jun 17, 2017 12:30 PM

Jolanda Moyle is a regular and well loved performer at The Nimbin Bush Theatre. An accomplished musician of various worldy stringed instruments, she creates a sonic world of wonder by incorporating her gorgeous vocals with a variety of interesting instrumental approaches using looping to layer her music into something mystical, beautiful and transfixing. Her voice is reminiscent of Joni Mitchell, with a glorious range and a super sweet tone. The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open serving delicious locally sourced meals, award winning coffee and sweet treats, all in the gorgeous flower filled gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek. Kid Friendly. BYO.


Purple Hills and the Ryan Jules Band at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Sun, Jun 18, 2017 12:30 PM

An amazing collective of seasoned musicians presenting a musical banquet for your senses, sure to be moving, exciting and rousing! The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open for delicious locally sourced meals, award winning coffee and yummy sweet treats, all in the flower filled gorgeous gardens by the bubbling Mulgum Creek. BYO. Kid Friendly.


Elena B Williams at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Sat, Jun 24, 2017 12:30 PM

Elena B Williams is a Samoan singer songwriter and one of The Nimbin Bush Theatre's favourite artists due to her gorgeous vocals, solid songwriting and powerful stage presence. Elena cites her influences as The Planet Earth, Joan Armatrading, Tracey Chapman, and these are a good indicators of the type of music that she performs. Bliss out by the Mulgum Creek in our gorgeous gardens. The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open for locally sourced meals, award winning coffees and teas and yummy sweet treats. Free Entry. Kid Friendly. BYO.


Elbury at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Sun, Jun 25, 2017 12:30 PM

Hailing from Brisbane, with an oddball collection of alt/folk/rock tunes, Elbury will transfix the senses with duelling guitars, rumbling drums and soaring harmonies!  Falling somewhere between chamber pop and progressive rock, the band frequently defy categorisation and move easily between mellow jazz interludes, climactic rock triumphs and intricate Baroque passages. As a song-writing team, Elbury plunder diverse literary sources for inspiration and try to find unique perspectives on the quirks, puzzles and tragedies of life and the human experience. The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open for delicious meals, award winning coffee and sweet treats. BYO. Kid Friendly.



SALSA CLASSES

Wed, Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Salsa Classes for all!

5.45pm Salsa Beginners. $10. 

6.30pm. Cha Cha Cha. All levels. $10.

7.15pm Salsa Moves. Intermediate $15.



Hello Tut Tut at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Sun, Jul 2, 2017 6:00 PM

Entry By Donation. BYO. Kid Friendly.


This Melbourne based six piece collective of accomplished musicians translate the traditional gypsy music of Eastern Europe into a modern-day dance party with an anarchistic punky edge. Tying together the threads of an ancient heritage with a youthful enthusiasm, they robustly re-invent Klezmer classics, Balkan bangers and Eastern European party pieces with a super high energy and passionate approach. Their live performances are infectiously up beat, and no punter could possibly keep their feet still while such lively performers embrace this genre with a no holds barred whole hearted commitment. Incorporating guitar, violin, accordion, clarinet, double bass and percussion this vivacious band of modern day gypsies will sweep you up in their dynamic performance and their wonderfully hale and hearty re-invention of Bohemian and Romani music - sure to please all world  lovers. Hello Tut Tut are in increasing demand at festivals around the country so catch them while you can when they bring their caravanserai into Nimbin town for one night only on July 2nd! The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open for  locally sourced delicious meals  and snacks, award winning coffee and teas and the best cakes in the rainbow region. The concert will be held at The Nimbin Bush Theatre on the outdoor “Phoenix Rising Stage”. The stage will be twinkling with fairy lights, under the Milky way, in the gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek.




Dangerous Songs - Blue starring Linsey Pollack and Lizzie O'Keefe

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Sat, Jul 8, 2017 8:00 PM - Ticket price: $25.00

$25 online. $30 on the door.

"Linsey Pollak and Lizzie O’Keefe’s stunning performance is poised, professional, and powerful...There is hope, perhaps, that such spellbinding depth and consummate sharing of this song of the earth, will change our human priorities back to a connection with this fragile world and all its inhabitants. That we might become prepared to reject the wealth of economics for the deeper richness of the many valued creatures of this planet."
 Tamsin Kerr (Director of Cooroora Institute)

Dangerous Song - Blue combines the human voice with the sounds of endangered animals to create an intriguing and moving musical performance, and ultimately a new musical language. 

Linsey Pollak plays a midi wind instrument where breath, lip pressure and fingering control the performance of animal call samples (mostly sourced from the Centre for Biological Diversity). He uses Live-looping technology to instantaneously record layers of music as he plays. The animals are from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List and include a diverse range of species including whales, seals, walrus, fish and sea birds. 

Lizzie O’Keefe joins him, weaving her voice in and out of the musical landscape of animal sounds that Linsey provides in a series of original “songs”. This collaboration takes us to a world of sound where the human and the animal combine into a sort of sonic morphing. 

This sonic world is mirrored by the visual superimposition of the natural world onto the human performers using projection. To do this, Linsey and Lizzie perform from within a 3D scrim (semi- transparent screen) with the shape of a giant aquarium. Underwater moving images are then projected onto the aquarium shaped scrim giving the impression that the musicians are performing underwater. 

Renowned and celebrated underwater cinematographer David Hannan (Ocean Ark Alliance) has provided the stunning moving images and they are truly magical.