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A peaceful protest camp has emerged on the Horseshoe Road Bellingen to block the proposed logging of the Kalang Headwaters.
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August 12, 2019

Kalang’s ‘Biodiversity Embassy’- speaking for the trees

A dedicated team of concerned Bellingen Shire citizens are now camped along Horseshoe Rd at its…
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July 22, 2019

BCAC supporting our creatives for more than 20 years.

The Nexus Gallery, nestled within Bellingen's Old Butter Factory precinct, has been a 'must-visit' attraction…
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July 8, 2019

Time for the FACTS- Logging of the Kalang Headwaters will affect the whole Shire

Across the entire Bellingen Shire it seems everyone has an opinion about the Forestry Department's…
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Bello Winter Music Youth Mentorship Program is happening again this year giving musicians under 19 the chance to be mentored by established artists.
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May 6, 2019

Bello Winter Music Youth Mentorship Program 2019

Applications are now open for the 2019 Bello Winter Music Youth Mentorship Program where aspiring musicians under…
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Fiona patten will be replacing Clementine Ford at the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival 2019.
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April 8, 2019

Program Changes to Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival 2019

Unfortunately feminist author/journalist Clementine Ford has had to cancel her previously announced appearances at the…
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Crime and mystery is a fictional genre that will be explored fully at this year's Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival.
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April 1, 2019

‘Whodunit- Crime and Mystery’ Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival

Writing a good crime novel, one that draws the reader in and maintains the suspense…
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I Love Bello Shire chats with Mark Oliver- chairperson of the Bellingen Memorial Hall about the pending transformation of the building
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March 25, 2019

Grand plans for our old dame- The Bellingen Memorial Hall.

Community excitement surrounding the pending upgrade and restoration of the Bellingen Memorial Hall is palpable.…
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The line-up for the The Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival 2019 is now launched. The Festival has again attracted literary and publishing greats.
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March 18, 2019

Literary Launch: Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival 2019

The much anticipated line-up for the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival 2019 has just been…
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The Stables in Bellingen is opening on February 24th as an open art studio, but will also be available for workshops, performances, meetings, rehearsals and of course an exhibition space.
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February 18, 2019

The Stables revitalisation creates a home for art and learning

The old Bellingen Stables has had many functions over the years, since George Moore oversaw…
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no. 5 church street Bellingen owners Anthony natalie Harrison
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January 14, 2019

No. 5 Church Street Bellingen- a Hub for all seasons

No. 5 Church Street is the Screenwave International Film Festival (SWIFF) 'Hub' in Bellingen-a place…
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I Love Bello Shire had the chance to chat with Dave Horsley, who along with wife Kate Howat is responsible for the creation of Screenwave Film Company on the Coffs Coast. The fourth Screenwave International Film Festival commences Thursday January 10th 2019. With 60 feature films and 20 short films showing on the Coffs Coast over the festival period, there will be something for everyone.
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January 7, 2019

Creative change-makers driving the Screenwave juggernaut

“Screenwave is all about bringing new film experiences to regional NSW audiences," says Dave Horsley,…
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The International day of People with Disability will be cekebrated in the Bellingen Shire with a Community Celebration on the Green at the Urunga Neighbourhood Centre. Chiara Richmond-Manno shares her personal story with disability.
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November 26, 2018

International Day of People with Disability enriched by Chiara’s personal story.

Bellingen's Chiara Richmond-Manno has a simple message for 'International Day of People with Disability'- "just…
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Woodwork, Design and Technology students prepare for "Arbour", the upcoming exhibition of their final year works at Bellingen Gallery and Framing Studio Bellingen.
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November 12, 2018

“Arbor” -celebrating woodwork, design and technology

Table saws, lathes and routers are momentarily silenced as the anticipation builds for "Arbor"- the…
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We interview Bridget Rees on the eve of The Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival about her recent invitation to the United States to participate in the Performing Arts Discovery: American Sounds. the role of this festival is to introduce American artists to international festival programmers.
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October 22, 2018

Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival hits the world stage

The much-awaited Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival, an acoustic weekend of concerts, workshops, jamming, dancing and…
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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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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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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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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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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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SEKEM Community Egypt, I Love Bello Shire, Bellingen, Dorrigo, Biodynamic
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April 19, 2017

Helmy & Konstanze Abouleish and SEKEM Community Egypt

Helmy and Konstanze Abouleish visited the Bellingen Shire this past week to provide information about…
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Frances Amaroux, Creative Relating, Love Coach, I Love Bello Shire, Abundance Dorrigo, Bellingen
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March 27, 2017

Creative Relating with Frances Amaroux

Local relationship counsellor Frances Amaroux will be providing the insightful workshop 'Creative Relating' at 'Abundance-…
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November 21, 2016

In Focus- Dorrigo’s Canopy Cafe

So Sue, you are now the new owner of Dorrigo's Canopy Cafe.  What brought you…
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