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The Tuntable Creek Hall has been serving the community and surrounds for over 70 years. The hall has recently upgraded its driveway for all weather access and replaced the tank and guttering and good rainfall has replenished the water supply. New boundary fencing and painting the exterior of the building is planned for the forthcoming year. Small community groups can access the hall for meetings free of charge with bookings arranged on 0448783069
Both volunteer organisations continue to operate through the ability to be able to have events like Charity of the day at the Channon Markets so your donation today is greatly appreciated.
See us at the gate or pop in for a BBQ and refreshments at the ‘Shed’.
Tuntable Creek Landcare Group is also involved with regeneration work, the establishment of Koala corridors and weed control with a particular focus on The Giant Devil’s Fig. Recently the group supported a grant applied for by an adjoining landowner for a Riparian Rainforest Regeneration Project in the stallholders carpark at Coronation Park, from the Department of Primary Industries to improve fish habitat. Three workdays in the last few months saw almost 800 trees planted with the added support from locals.
Both groups work together to support the community of Tuntable Creek and beyond.
Soul, Roots & Reggae troubadours from the Northern Rivers Bundjalung region of Australia. Featuring a killer lineup of players from the Byron Bay shire. Including TK Dread on bass, Hugh Jones on drums, Elena Marcigot on sax/clarinet, Chelsea SKyEater on sax/melodica, Marky Power on live dubs, Stafford Smith on keys/organ & Jesse Morris on guitars/vocals. Touring and performing over 200 shows & festivals globally a year in various formats. Songsmith Jesse Morris is the son of blues & roots royalty ‘John Morris’ from the Blues Preachers. Their latest album ‘the Shakedown’ launched in 2018 supported by a national tour & festival appearances across both Australia & New Zealand. Celebrating roots culture, island vibrations & African-Caribbean rhythms. checkout https://www.facebook.com/jessemorrisband for more details.
Weddings, Parties, Tennis!
For over 100 years The Channon Public Hall has served as a focal point for the village social activities. Over the years, significant improvements have been made to the Hall with the assistance of Regional Partnerships programmes and Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Programme. Also thanks to you, the local community, for your kind contributions in donations and time spent assisting in these improvements. Last year we were honoured to take part in the Arts Northern Rivers’ If These Halls Could Talk project, a multi-arts project celebrating halls and the role they play in our communities.
Celebrated Australian visual artist Craig Walsh worked within the community to create a work inspired by the stories and people of The Channon Hall and its surrounds. The material gathered at the fabulous Show & Tell event at The Channon Hall last March helped him to shape his work “The Grain” which he presented at a hugely successful gathering in September 2016.
If these Halls could talk project is funded by Arts NSW Regional Partnership funding and Regional Arts NSW Regional Arts Fund. Ultimately we will receive archival material as a result of the project and we will hold further events at The Channon Hall to continue to celebrate our historic hall.
All monies collected at The Shed and at the Gates at The Channon Sunday Craft Market this Sunday will help in the constant maintenance requirements at The Channon Public Hall and will also help the survival of The Channon Tennis Club. Come and visit us at the Shed for fabulous cakes, hot BBQ with vegetarian and gluten free products available.
Luke is well known on the NSW North Coast and beyond as a warm, personable, professional and inspirational performer. He has played over 1700 gigs in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. Luke is a multi award winning artist. He won the ‘Australian’ category and Best Live Performance at the 2010 Australian Songwriter’s Association Awards, and the ‘Australian’ category at the 2013 Australian Songwriter’s Association Awards.
Meet desert highway hipslingers Johnny American Horse. These seasoned troubadours know their way around a hook and a good time and are ready to take you on a ride with a goodie-bag of shambolic Americana, folk ‘n’ roll, suburban hymns and motel blues. Their previous bands Radio Dolls, Dirty York and Brother Buffalo enjoyed popularity both locally and internationally, and now their new catalogue of material is attracting critical interest and ever-growing crowds to their own low-key shows closer to home. No surprises there, after all, this dynamic duo are captivating performers and delightfully insightful songwriters with charm and musicality to burn. Johnny American Horse will release their debut record later this year.
At Tuntable Creek Public School we provide our students with exceptional learning opportunities in a beautiful, natural environment in the lush rainforests of the NSW North Coast. Our students learn to live and work cooperatively and we base daily school life around the 3 R’s – Respect, Responsibilities & Rights. We have high expectations of our students and provide them with quality teaching experiences with a focus on literacy, numeracy, creative arts and technology.
Our parents & citizens’ association (P&C) brings the school community together. Parents, teachers and community members can help meet the needs of the school community and contribute to decisions about the school.
The P&C also raises funds that help finance improvements to our school and provide additional resources.
Travelling Troubadours in the time honoured tradition. Two Tears in a Bucket live on the road, travelling Australia bringing songs of life in all its guts and glory. A repertoire of original songs and unique interpretations of traditional blues and roots tunes.
Over the last two years they have played and toured from Northern Queensland to Southern Victoria. In 2017 they recorded their “Debut EP” at Old Dog Studios in Corndale, NSW with Al Pegg engineering and midwifing the songs.
In 2019 2020 they will be living on the road doing an Australia wide tour and recording there new album. On Stage, when they are playing as a Duo, Nathan Slyde Petersen tears it up on Dobro, Guitar and Banjo while Michelle Fitness keeps a rock solid rhythm on guitar and stomp box add to that two mighty vocals and some of Australia’s best song writing skills and you have.
As a Band Nathan and Michelle are joined by the mightiest of backlines, Miss Jodie on Double Bass and backing vocals, Matt Elliott on Drums. Matt and Jodie played on the Two Tears in a Bucket Debut EP
Welcome to the guitar wizardry and musical magic that is Dom.
An award-winning international street theatre performer for over 25 years, in 2005 Dom withdrew from the world of juggling & one-liners to return to his first love – the guitar.
Using just a solid body nylon string guitar and incorporating elements of jazz, flamenco, folk, gypsy jazz, classical & acoustic blues, Dom has created a unique instrumental hybrid sound & blended it with his own melodic imagination to create a stunning repertoire that simply entrances audiences everywhere.
A master at transforming an urban plaza, market or festival setting into a wondrous harmonious space with just the pure beauty of his sound, Dom’s musical gift resonates within the hearts of all those that hear it.
Keep an ear out for Dom. Your heart will thank you for it!
Broadfoot are a Byron Shire based band doing music that many describe as being like that of the late 60′s and early 70′s.
This is not a conscious effort by the band, they play music that they love, yes they might be influenced by mega musos like Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Small Faces and The Who but they also love jazz and funk and blues – basically anything with soul and good musicianship.
This comes out in their performances, playing predominantly their own compositions, a blend of many of the styles they have absorbed over the years. Some songs are full on groove rock, some are purer in a blues sense, some have a Brazilian latin feel, whilst others combine the lot. Underlying all is a steady rhythmic pulse which tends to grab people in an instinctual way. Feet start tapping, hips start wagging, children dance joyously.
On closer inspection, there is a melodic and lyrical depth which tunes in with the modern psyche. The whole package reminds people of that glory era of 60′s and 70′s music because it has a similar sensibility – not the macho misogynistic tone, but a feeling of ‘hey, this is all a bit too much, lets do this instead – it feels good’. Broadfoot’s music relates more to a lifestyle choice rather than a musical commodity – and this resonates with many audience members. Come and feel it this Sunday at the Channon Market – home of the first North Coast markets.