Tulli Stevens Art
Good evening to you and welcome to another wonderful month at Bellingen Community Markets. Trust you had a good month, doing what you love and loving what you do. Hope you’ve been lapping up the glorious, warming and healing sunshine. It’s nice to get back to some kind of normal and a big thanks for your perseverence and support.
This is Muni, an industriously happy and friendly stallholder selling interesting vintage items in C section.
A full and fabulous market is organised for our school holiday Saturday, with an interesting and diverse array of stalls.
Thanks to the permanent stallholders who notified early they can’t come. This really does help us organise a full market, AND a full market is a good market. Who doesn’t love the glorious colours, scents, textures and friendly vibes emitting from all angles.
You’re going to love the eclectic Deep Blue Sea who join us on the main stage from 10am to 2.30m
The Fernmount Fire Brigade helps us set up and pack down and welcomes all at the gates. They may even bring their fire engine.
Kids activities have been slim pickings with jumping castles and mechanical swings proving too dangerous. We are therefore focusing more on organic, interactive fun for kids. This month we have three beautiful women all sharing their creative talents and entertainment with children. Simone has her big bubble artistry, Jesse comes with hula hooping, and Luberri will be facepainting and sharing circus props. All very hands on activities kids can do harmoniously together, and make new friends. You will find these actives on west of oval.
Have a wonderful market. Dont forget, smile and take heed, we are all here for good reason, so make the most of it.
WE LOVE MUSIC !
The Deep Blue Sea
We especially love the eclectic Deep Blue Sea, who play from 10am-2.30pm on the main stage.
Unashamedly deep rooted in the blues genre, The Deep Blue Sea take full advantage of the diverse rhythmic blues. They shift effortlessly between hard driving chicago blues to sweet soulful delta, cool funky jazz and electrifying latin styles. The band have developed their own authentic blues sound.This eclectic, arty, jazzy, blues, funk band will get you moving. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5J5nkxQXnY
Fernmount Fire Brigade welcomes you
The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is the world’s largest volunteer fire service. They are made up of more than 70,000 dedicated volunteers right across NSW. With 31 members and 18 active firefighters, they are ready to respond to emergencies, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They attend a range of incidents from bush and grass fires to house and structure fires, road accidents and assisting at other events like floods, storms and searches.
For more information about joining the Fernmount RFS please call 0402 281 897 or 0409 490 095.T
The Fernmount Fire Brigade will be helping us set up and pack down and welcoming visitors at the gates, so please give generously where you can.
Beautiful image below is looking out to west Bellingen by Jannete Lovell
Channel 7 are coming to our market on Saturday. They arrive around 10am for a walk around, so watch out for them. Bellingen Council is making a television advertisement letting everyone know how wonderful Bellingen is and our market is a big part of this – yippy ! and as they say……
Bellingen Community Markets, not just a marketplace, but a great place, to be ! not for dogs though !
We are a DOG FREE market
Last month saw lots of dogs at our market, even though we had our ‘no dog’ signs at all the gates. We love dogs too but due to the size of our market we have a ‘no dog’ policy. We will be speaking with Council to see how we can get the message across more clearly. Please let your friends and family know, it’s best to leave their pooch at home on market day. thanks.
Stall fee increase
After much diliberation, stall fees have been raised. We havn’t had an increase for many years and our expenses (like yours) have been constantly rising. So as from our August market, stall fees will be as below.
Please note: if you don’t want to incur a missed stall fee, the final date for advising you cant attend is now the Monday before the market. It’s best to send an email or sms as early as possible and not leave it to the Monday before. The earlier you advise the better. It gives us ample of time to refill the site and allows us to have a full market. The same also applies to casuals, who confirm their site but don’t cancel before the Monday before, or they don’t show up. Please do not advise through Facebook as this can be missed. We appreciate your committment and clear, prompt communication.
Check out the BIMF. It’s held the same weekend as our market, and they have lots of very cool music. Click on following link to find out more. https://events.humanitix.com/bimf-local-sounds?fbclid=IwAR0ji8WD88XSSEJSAyH5vld6Os-nbqH9HmWj2Pd7oBiyz8Ld6y11NxYHhsg
Looking forward to Bellingen Community Markets being dry, dynamic, and doggone delightful.
see you soon 🙂
we are connected – the same but different – going with the flow in the circle of life
Kaz Selbie – Manager
Bellingen Community Markets
M: 0400 261693