20 August 2022 Newsletter
Welcome to Bellingen Community Markets
Trust you have had a smooth yet productive week, and ready for a big and beaut big Bello Market day. Even though slightly chilly, the weather has been divine, the grounds are dry and ready for your tender and caring footprint.
You probably noticed a TV camera wandering around last month? This was channel 7 with Greg Granger and his show is Travel Oz. The market footage, along with much more was aired on channel 7TWO last Saturday . Hope you saw it, if not I’m trying to get a copy from council so I can share. They had a good session on the markets and it looked great.
We got a whopping 46,100 reach on last month’s Facebook post so thanks to everyone for liking and sharing. It really does make a difference and feel free to recommend Bellingen Community Markets or give a google review. It all helps spread the good word.
Thanks to everyone joining us on Saturday. Have the best day.
Image above is the clever work of Doug Watson from Banksia Woodworks, longtime stallholder on east side
joining us on the mainstage from 10am
Often described as “organic rock”, Unison’s style is infectious and their tight grooves interwoven with catchy melodies always entertains. Unison are a dynamic and experienced live music act who play a perfect blend of feel good tunes. Drawing from a wide pool of experience, Unison chooses songs that are tailored to suit any venue which makes Unison very adaptable to any venue’s size, patronage or situation.
Formed in 2018, Unison began as a trio exclusively playing originals and as such, they are available as a support act for touring musicians. However, Unison have since incorporated an extensive list of covers featuring artists such as Fleetwood Mac, The Eurythmics, Amy Winehouse, The Eagles, to name a few. Unison’s self-produced debut album has also received warm world-wide reviews with regular airplay on local, national and international independent radio stations.
Jules – Julia Wilson grew up on the Coffs Coast surrounded by musical influences including rock, folk, indy and pop music. Playing live since she was 14, Jules has been writing, performing and championing the cause of original music in the Coffs Harbour area with a number of acts over this time. Since meeting Marty and John, Jules has excelled as one of the founding members of Unison.
Marty – Born and bred in Brisbane, Marty Bouma has been performing original music since he was 16. Marty spent the late 1980s and 90s playing blues rock in the iconic Brisbane music scene with original acts such as Blackwater and Wizard. He moved to Coffs Harbour in the early 2000s and has been playing original music and covers in the local scene since this time, teaming up with John Burnip in a cover band in 2011.
John – John Burnip has been playing in bands in the UK since he was 16. John was a founding member of the UK band “Mr Big” recording 2 albums and releasing numerous singles on Epic, EMI and Arista records over a 5-year period. He has worked in music management for Hit and Run music in London looking after the band Broken Home who recorded 2 albums for WEA records. John moved to Australia in 2006, deciding to settle on the Coffs Coast where his passion for music was regenerated.
Ian – Guitarist Ian Cameron comes to Unison with a checkered musical past, having served a six-string apprenticeship in bush and bluegrass bands before being lured into the original punk/power-pop scene in Canberra and Sydney. Drawn to the Coffs Coast to surf in the 1980s, he’s played in a string of club, pub and event acts since then, names like Red Boat, Ripple Soul, Dr Sax and the Kroo, Felmelo and Deep Six.
Click on following link to hear Unison. https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=C-JpkEXJ66E
Kalang River Forest Alliance
The Kalang River Forest Alliance is our community group and will be on the gates welcoming all. Please give generously where you can.
The Kalang River Forest Alliance was formed over six years ago to protect the native forests of Kalang Headwaters from industrial scale logging. The aim is to protect the cultural heritage values, the incredible biodiversity, store carbon and provide new tourism and recreational opportunity by adding these forests to the national park estate.
NSW Forestry Corporation is planning to log large areas of these very steep slopes next month. The planned coups are located on highly erodible soils, that are extremely susceptible to mass movement and landslides that would cause irreversible pollution and sedimentation of the Kalang, Bellingen and Nambucca Rivers. These forests are homes to many rare and endangered species including: Silky Milkpods, Scrub trupetines, Koalas, Greater gliders, Yellow bellied glider, Long nosed potaroos, Glossy, Black cockatoos and Rufous scrub birds. The State elections are only months away. Now is the time to speak out for a world where forests, rivers, humans and wildlife thrive.
To learn more click on below links:
They will be on the gates welcoming all, so please support their important work.
How to find us
Market day procedure
Please carry out the following on market day.
- Read our stallholder guidelines and know exactly what’s expected of you on the day.
- Click on following link to read stallholder guidelines
- Permanents enter park at 6.30am and before 7am.
- Casuals enter park after the permanents, generally at 6.45am.
- Please line up as indicated on the map.
- Our crew will show casuals where to go.
- Be considerate of local residents and line up quietly in morning.
- Drive at walking pace inside market and NEVER drive on football oval.
- Park close to your stall so other cars can pass.
- Unpack quickly then take your car out.
- Park a couple of streets away so visitors can park closer.
- Return to set up your stall, ready for a great day.
- Give the correct money when paying stall fees.
- Report any incidents to your Coordinator or Manager.
- Gates open 2.30pm to leave.
- No cars to enter the park before 2.30pm.
- Pack all your gear up before retrieving your car.
- If you want to leave earlier please walk your gear out.
- Plastics are not permitted.
- Take home all your rubbish and waste.
- Please be out of the park by 4pm.
- Most importantly…. have a good day of trade and social.
Thanks for your cooperation and support
See new stall fees below:
Next to Bello Markets this Saturday, check out all the action happening in Bellingen over the next few months
Bellingen Spring Plant Fair Saturday 10 September
Put this day in your diary and rejoice at a large range of plants with lots of natives. There’s nothing better than being around nature, coming home with a car load of plants and spending glorious time in our garden. Good reason to visit the Bellingen Spring Plant Fair and plant up big this spring.
For more information please go to bellingenplantfair.org
Thanks for reading our newsletter and we look forward to seeing you very soon.
Bellingen Community Markets
M: 0400 261693