About Mullumbimby’s Magic Part 3 – The Arts | Civic Hall
Enjoy a screening in the air-conditioned comfort of the Civic Memorial Hall. Bring a cushion and masks are recommended to watch Sharon Shostak’s final film in our Hippie Series.
This third documentary in the culture series, and fourth film commissioned by the Brunswick Valley Historical Society Inc., documents the final area of culture to be covered: that of the ground-breaking creatives.
Part three - The Arts looks at the evolution of the first music venues - the Arts Factory, the Music Farm, Fowlers Lane and the famous Moondances, the popularity and pitfalls of the small country halls, and the first World Music promoter. There’s the incredible story of how the community hand-built their first "hippie hall", the Chincogan Fiesta which used to take over Mullumbimby in September, how the first Arts Gallery evolved with the first artists, the first filmmakers and photographers, and the first music club and craft centre. The first candle-maker turned glassblower selling at the first markets, the proliferation of theatre groups, featuring the Non-Specific Players and the Federal Theatre Co, with talented technicians, actors and gender blenders, are more amazing stories relayed by those who were there, replete with rare archival images and presented in Sharon Shostak’s famously illuminating and captivating style.
Not recommended for children under 13.
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