Mullumbimby’s Magic – The Culture of 70s-80s Part 3 – The Arts presented by Brunswick Valley Historical Society Inc. – A Sharon Shostak Film

With a special introduction from director Sharon Shostak and producer Susan Tsicalas

In the 70s-80s, the area in and around Mullumbimby and the Byron Shire hosted a phenomenal convergence of new settlers. This gave rise to an incredible diversity of alternative expression. Many of those ideals and practises are mainstream today, but were pioneered in that fertile period.

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.

A Sharon Shostak film
Music: Broadfoot

Mullumbimby's Magic - The Culture of 70s-80s Part 3 - The Arts presented by Brunswick Valley Historical Society Inc. – A Sharon Shostak Film at Byron Theatre


 Please Note: This is a live theatre event.

This is a Covidsafe event, therefore we will be operating at restricted capacity with social distancing measures in place.

We strongly encourage you to purchase 2 or more seats with friends, so there are fewer empty spaces and more people can enjoy the show.

For the health & safety of all, signage & sanitising stations are set up throughout the venue. We ask that you adhere to all covid guidelines while attending the theatre.

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6.00pm – Venue doors open | Box Office sales open | Events Bar open
6.30pm – Theatre doors open
7.00pm – Mullumbimby’s Magic Part 3
9.30pm – Event concludes (No interval)