We look forward to entertaining you and raising money for local charities as soon as we are able to safely resume The Channon Markets.
The Channon Craft Market Management Committee and Manager are actively managing how the current CO-VID 19 pandemic will affect our market, retailers and staff and taking advice from relevant government sources.
The Management Committee made the decision in March to cancel our April Market with immediate effect and future markets will resume when we are advised it is safe to do so, at this moment given the current information, this means that all future markets will be cancelled until we receive update advice from the NSW Government.
The Channon Craft Market Management Committee support the decision that the NSW Government has enforced regarding mass gatherings for non-essential services and action. It saddens us all, we cannot continue to trade, but under the current circumstances surrounding the health and safety of our retailers, staff and community we agree this is the best thing for all of us. The cancellation of The Channon market directly impacts over 240 small businesses, our staff members and our community groups. The flow on from this will affect many more people in so many ways.
We are devastated that the impact to the market’s viability alongside the floods and fires will mean that hard decisions will have to be made regarding the service we provide. We are more than ‘the markets’ we are a hub for our community, our small business creating economic growth and offering employment opportunities for so many. We acknowledge the impact on other events, markets and fairs that this strong decision to ban all gatherings of more than 500 will have on their financial affairs, our thoughts are with them also.
The Management Committee will continue to meet and make decisions based on the safety and health of our community at large. A subcommittee will meet to discuss other options that
will support our retailers and community groups.
We wish you all well and hope that the virus is slowed by individuals taking control and acting for the best interest of our communities. Stay safe and remember we are all in this together.
The Channon Craft Market Inc
Orkeztar Lizmoré is the Northern Rivers region’s wonderful community ensemble that plays tunes from all over the world ... ‘Orkeztar’ is an eastern European term for such an ensemble & Lizmoré is pronounced to rhyme with the Italian word for love, amore, because that’s the spirit in which each player comes to this (currently) almost twenty-strong musical group.
Instruments include strings big & small, guitars, mandolins, squeezeboxes, whistles, flutes, sax, clarinet, percussion, keys, brass, voice & sometimes oud & traditional instruments.
‘The Ork’, as it is affectionately known, plays musical pieces from around the globe, including several original songs composed & arranged by several talented musical director. You can expect to hear a smorgasbord of tunes, including Klezmer, Latin, Russian, Italian, Persian, African, folk and gospel or even the occasional Frank Zappa song!
Sharing this month's Charity of the day position are two groups from Tuntable Creek. The Public School P&C and Tuntable Creek Landcare.
Tuntable Creek Public School is a small school "making a difference". Each day we explore the core values of Respect, Integrity & Participation. Providing a high quality education in a warm and nurturing environment with a focus on literacy, numeracy and the creative arts. Located 5kms from The Channon Village, the small school is "Making A Difference" for students in the Tuntable Creek, The Channon & Nimbin area. New students welcome.
Tuntable Creek Landcare (a member group of the Richmond Landcare Network) has been an integral part of the Tuntable Creek community since its inception in 1991. Over the past 29 years the group has carried out creek bank restoration on accessible sites along the banks of Tuntable Creek. Infestations of small leaf privet, lantana and other weed species have been eradicated and revegetation of riparian zones and planting of Koala Habit along ridge lines has been carried out. Monthly working bees see projects thrive. New members welcome.
Broken Levee Brass Band is a good time dance band. Wether you want to sashay to the grooves of New Orleans second line or sing along to some your favourite tunes they are gonna bring it! Featuring more horns than a stretch of congested downtown traffic with driving drums and mercurial vocals, the Levee's repertoire consists of quirky arrangements of your favourite pop songs (a la bras band) and originals. Hailing form the Northern Rivers and formed after the devastating 2017 Lismore flood (from whence we got the name) their mission is to generously generate genuine good groove whilst encouraging audience participation in the form of dancing (some people find their pelvis moves involuntary at Levee gigs) or singing along (you will know the lyrics!).
The Channon Craft Market Inc established in 1976, nestled in the hinterland of the Northern Rivers, NSW.
Scattered amongst the parkland setting are over 220 retailers displaying and selling their crafts, arts, produce and products. Food and beverage retailers dot the park offering a wide selection of deliciousness. The markets host street performance, live entertainments and has an assortment of recycled, repurposed and repaired wares.
The markets and carpark are a pet free area due to Council Licensing and location, please we ask that you leave them at home for the day.
Coronation Park, The Channon, 25 minutes from the Heart of the City of Lismore, less than an hour from Byron Bay.
Long time Lismore duo Chris Fisher and Marcelle Townsend–Cross, AKA Monkey & the Fish, create a special vocal harmony & presence. Joined by the rhythm section of Johnny Shaw (drums) and George Urbaszek (bass), the Monkey & the Fish Band delivers tight grooves and emotive arrangements.
Performing songs from their recently released album ‘A Place Of Hope’ plus material from previous studio albums, Monkey & the Fish present a unique repertoire with folk, roots and reggae influences. Their latest release won NCEIA Dolphin Awards for 'Album of The Year' and 'Production' in 2017. Their earlier release also received accolades including 'Song Of The Year' for the collaborative work: 'Bundjalung'.
Engaging and evocative lyrics resonate themes of love and respect for family & the natural world and connect with audiences. Two songs from the new album, ‘Change Is Good’ and ‘Hand In Hand’ were directly inspired through the Bentley Blockade and community opposition to CSG and the fossil fuel industry.
A truly great example of top local musicianship and homegrown creativity. Monkey & the Fish are an articulate and solid sound in the growing chorus for change.
Dunoon Sports and Recreation Club is community-owned and operated serving the people of Dunoon and surrounding areas. The licensed club and restaurant host regular live entertainment and special events.
We encourage everyone to get involved, to join one of the sporting clubs or simply visit and enjoy this unique community-owned gathering place.
Beau Maynard is a talented Singer/Songwriter with an honest and organic sound. He shares music and good vibes straight from the heart.
Bittersweet harmonies and poignant lyrics soar over this acoustic strain of Nouveau Blues. Expect a collection of stories that will irresistibly intrigue, uplift and soothe in the true singer/songwriter tradition from this local duo.