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Joanna Keers

We chat to Rosie Wickert current chair of the Bellingen Fine Music Festival organising committee about this year's festival line-up.
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September 24, 2018

A peak behind the curtain- Bellingen Fine Music Festival

Rosie Wickert, current chair and unofficial publicity officer of the Bellingen Fine Music Festival organising…
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Bellingen Fine Music Festival is redefining the meaning of Fine Music this year with some unusual acts in store for festival goers.
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September 17, 2018

Bellingen Fine Music Festival: Redefining ‘Fine’ Music

As the 2018 Bellingen Fine Music Festival prepares to present it’s 9th event from September…
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Blush Opera, a boutique fun-loving opera company will be performingSpiderman and the Runaway Plum Blossom at this years Bellingen Fine Music Festival.
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September 10, 2018

Blush Opera will thrill at Bellingen Fine Music Festival

Blush Opera, a boutique fun-loving opera company, was formed 5 years ago as an operatic…
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The Music-By-Youth Project is an innovative initiative of the Bellingen Fine Music Festival where HSC music students work with and have their musical compositions recorded by renowned musicians in Sydney. This year the Acacia Quartet are recording the compositions of three lucky Bellingen High School students.
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September 3, 2018

Music-By-Youth Project- producing musicians of tomorrow.

Bellingen High School HSC music students Melonie Taylor, Tarni St John and Oscar Schellhorn are…
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August 16, 2018

Wedding story – memories

As part of the mentoring group, Stitched Up's ten year anniversary event, the ‘Beautiful Brides of…
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August 16, 2018

Wedding story – wedding dress

This story of one bride's wedding dress has been shared by wedding celebrant Maree Connellan, Maree’s…
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August 16, 2018

Wedding story – a true fairytale

A Truly Fairy-tale Wedding - story of one Bellingen Shire local couple's wedding day told…
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August 15, 2018

Wedding story through the photographer’s lens

Scott Surplice is a photographer who shot the wedding day of Libbie and Nathan in…
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Waste Not Bellingen are targeting the Bello Winter Music 2018 to ensure that the level of food and plastic waste this year is reduced. I Love Bello Shire interviewed some of the Waste Notters about the strategies they will be using.
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July 8, 2018

Get Out Damn Waste- Waste Not Bellingen targets Bello Winter Music

Last year's Bello Winter Music was an enormous success.  However, the streams of people enjoying…
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Former media personality debbie Spillane talks to Rod Keers from I Love Bello Shire about her move to the mid north coast of NSW, her plans for 2BBB community radio station in bellingen, the bellingen Readers and Writers Festival and so much more.
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July 2, 2018

Backchat: Former ABC journalist Debbie Spillane finds a new home at 2BBB

Debbie Spillane only migrated north from Sydney 2 years ago, but has certainly made her…
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Seth Jordan is working to bring the Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival to Bellingen in 2018. Interviewed by I Love Bello Shire
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May 21, 2018

Backchat: Seth Jordan of Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival

It seems like long-time 'Bellingenite' Seth Jordan is a necessary ingredient in the production of…
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Bello LeaF Program runs alongside the Bello Winter Music Festival In Bellingen each year. I Love Bello Shire has the full program for 2018 here.
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May 21, 2018

Bello LeaF Program at Bello Winter Music

The Bello LeaF Program of sustainability focused and environmental workshops, tours and forums will run alongside the…
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Nosewise Bespoke Perfumery was established by Carmen Bertlin because she wanted to create something as luxurious and well layered as the designer fragrances out there, without having to jeopardise our health to have that. Ilove Bello Shire wrote her story.
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April 30, 2018

Nosewise Bespoke Perfumery adds that special touch to the big day

“Perfume is the most intense form of memory”, says perfumer Jean-Paul Guerlain, a sentiment also…
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April 3, 2018

Love is in the Air at Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival 2018

This year's Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival has an awe inspiring line-up of writers who…
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Bellinger River Organics, I Love Bello Shire, bellingen, Thora, Dorrigo, Kombu Wholefoods, Organic Garlic, Organic Turmeric, Organic Ginger
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March 26, 2018

Bellinger River Organics- a story of love and toil

Young farming couple Chris Fleming and Melanie Proud owns 'Bellinger River Organics', nestled on the…
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Canopy Cafe Dorrigo, Sue Doyle, Dorrigo rainforest Centre, I Love Bello Shire, Dorrigo, Bellingen, Urunga
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March 12, 2018

Dorrigo’s Canopy Cafe creates magic with only the finest of local produce

Dorrigo's Canopy Cafe, situated at the stunning Dorrigo Rainforest Centre Skywalk, describe themselves as "very much…
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February 26, 2018

Syntropic Farming- the answer to age old farming dilemmas.

Farming in a manner that will increase production yield while simultaneously improving soil quality is…
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February 12, 2018

Backchat with Urunga Football Club Vice-President, Roger McCabe

Urunga resident and Vice-President of the Urunga Football Club Roger McCabe, is an advocate for…
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February 5, 2018

Lloyd Rees lithograph exhibition at Nexus Gallery Bellingen

The exhibition at Nexus Gallery Bellingen, opening on 18 February 2018, shows twenty four lithographs…
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January 29, 2018

Singer, song-writer Claire Anne Taylor set to captivate the Bellingen Shire

Singer, song-writer Claire Anne Taylor (photo credit Erin Lee), will be sharing her soulful folk…
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January 8, 2018

Backchat with composer Scott Collins

Multi-award winning, Bellingen-based composer Scott Collins is passionate about creating music and sound for vision. "I…
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November 27, 2017

Kath O’Sullivan: the creative chameleon at the heart of Tribe and Temple

Kath O'Sullivan, designer and founder of local homewares brand Tribe & Temple, believes that our…
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November 20, 2017

Dorrigo legend Dina Luciani in ‘Dina : A Passion for Italian Food’.

This video is about Dina Luciani and her passion for simple Italian Food. She talks…
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Bellingen High School Principal, Paul Holding, Bellingen Men's Shed, Camp Creative Bellingen, I Love Bello Shire, Bellingen, dorrigo national park, things to do, accommodation, bellingen weather
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November 13, 2017

Backchat Bellingen High School Principal Paul Holding

Bellingen High School Principal and President of Bellingen Men's Shed Paul Holding, could be described…
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October 30, 2017

Cath Young – Successful Etsy Seller & Mentor

If you’ve ever thought about becoming an Etsy Seller, offering your own handmade goods, vintage…
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Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival, I Love Bello Shire, Bellingen, dorrigo
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October 23, 2017

The Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival Story

The Dorrigo folk who originally created the Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival and continue to…
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I Love Bello Shire, Bellingen, La Beaute Du Monde, Nadira Perera,
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September 25, 2017

La Beauté Du Monde: pure organic luxury

Bellingen beauty therapist Nadira Perera of La Beauté Du Monde Bellingen has managed to combine centuries…
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Bello Food Box, I Love Bello Shire, Bellingen, Dorrigo, Urunga
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September 25, 2017

Bello Food Box delivering organic food that will make you smile

The Bello Food Box team explain their business model in simple terms- "We source real…
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Freda Brown, Swimming Against the Tide, I Love Bello Shire, Lisa Milner, Bellingen, Southern Cross University
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September 18, 2017

Lisa Milner explores the life of political activist Freda Brown

International Peace Day is a fitting date for the launch of Lisa Milner's insightful biography…
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Kombu Wholefoods, I Love Bello Shire, Bellingen, Dorrigo, Urunga
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September 18, 2017

Kombu Wholefoods- feeding more than just their happy customers

"We set out to establish a 'one stop shop' for sustainable living, providing good food…
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September 13, 2017

Where to Stay in Bellingen

Where to stay in Bellingen   Accommodation in Bellingen doesn’t take the form of high-rise…
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September 12, 2017

Where to Eat in Bellingen

Driving through this town’s quaintly unconventional rural main street, your thoughts may turn to where…
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September 11, 2017

Backchat with Architect Tricia Helyar

Bellingen Shire architect Tricia Helyar is passionate about incorporating green principles into her design.  She…
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Lyndall Dykes, Coffs Harbour Cheesemaking Workshop and Deli, Coffs Harbour, I Love Bello Shire, Bellingen, Dorrigo, Urunga,
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September 11, 2017

The sustainable whey: Lyndall Dykes Of Coffs Harbour Cheesemaking Workshop and Deli

The sustainable whey: How Lyndall Dykes of Coffs Harbour Cheesemaking Workshop and Deli shows home…
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September 11, 2017

Things to do in Bellingen

Driving through this town’s quaintly unconventional rural main street, the array of activities and entertainment…
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August 28, 2017

Putting the Swiss back into The Bellingen Swiss Patisserie and Bakery

Bellingen's much loved Swiss Patisserie and Bakery has moved back to its Swiss roots with…
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Tim Scanlon, i love bello shire, bellingen, bellingen urban landcare
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August 21, 2017

Tim Scanlon of Bellingen Urban Landcare

Since 1995 members of Bellingen Urban Landcare have been regenerating waterways in our beautiful town…
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Chantal Lennox,sensory friendly community, i love bello shire, bellingen, bello youth hub, sensory friendly weighted chickens
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August 21, 2017

Chantal Lennox building a ‘sensory friendly community’.

You may have spotted the the very colourful and cuddly knitted chooks that are popping…
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Chris Campbell, my Waterfall way, Nexus gallery, Bellingen Community Arts Council, I love Bello Shire, Bellingen
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July 31, 2017

Nexus Gallery Bellingen presents ‘The Shifting Viewpoint’

Chris Campbell's exhibition 'The Shifting Viewpoint' will be showing at the Nexus Gallery Bellingen until…
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Opal Pastro, I Love Bello Shire, Bellingen, Federal Hotel Bellingen
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July 24, 2017

Featured Artist: Opal Pastro and ‘Bright Eyes’

Opal Pastro's current exhibition, 'Bright Eyes', a series of animal paintings that celebrate joy, quirkiness…
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