Sorry Market cancelled on 15 August 2020
Bellingen Community Markets is proud to present live music from local and national bands. We welcome and encourage buskers and performing arts throughout the park.
With children’s amusements, such as jumping castle, swings, face painting and a large footy oval to run around, kids will have the best time.
Community groups also join us to share their positive message and are at the gates raising needed money.
During these Covid times please do not gather or hang in front of stage. We need this area for takeaway food lining up. We encourage you to go on the footy oval. thanks
Market is cancelled for 15 August 2020
Sorry but the below will not be happening:
California-born and Australian based roots artist Manoa brings the summer vibes by weaving uplifting reggae grooves that inspire audiences to move and soothing folk melodies that calm the mind and inspire a contemplative flow. Manoa creates a powerful dynamic and unquestionable presence through his music as audiences are inspired by the positive messages of re-connection to nature, personal growth and transformation.
‘Change Is In The Air’ the latest single off of Manoa’s new EP released in 2019, embodies the message of cultural transformation toward a regenerative society and features Bobby Alu (Xavier Rudd, Oka) on drums. The music video was shot live at Island Elements Festival and the Pacific Earth School on Stradbroke Island, Australia and is reminiscent of Manoa’s early musical experiences, growing up sailing around the Caribbean islands, soaking in the island rhythms.
Manoa has shared his music at a range of folk festivals including Splendour In The Grass (2016), Mullum Music Festival (2019), Earth Frequency Festival (2020), and Wallaby Creek Festival (2019). He has supported and played alongside roots artists including Dustin Thomas (USA), Caravana Sun, Oka, Nicky Bomba and Murray Kyle.
Manoa, a true world-bridger, completed his PhD in Environmental Education & Ecopsychology and shares his ecologic knowledge and his belief in the healing potential of the natural world through education, workshops and retreats. Music is intimately intertwined with nature-based reconnection work, and Manoa believes the more time we spend to slow down and listen to the more-than-human world, the more the songs that we have inside ourselves will have the space to express.
Manoa’s time lived at the Bentley Blockade in 2014 allowed him to experience the power of music to bring community together. He co-produced the album ‘Songs of the Bentley Blockade’ because he strongly believes in the magnetic power of music to bring healing, empowerment, self expression and to build and bond community.
“Manoa will be sure to bring an positive energy and uplifting groove to the stage!”
“A groover, a maker, a DR (PhD – excuse me!). Bring on the vibes of summer.”
– Nkechi Anele (Triple J Roots ‘n All)
Catch the talented Manoa and friends on the main stage from 10am to 2.30pm.
Bellingen High School P&C are our fantastic helpers for the day and community group of the month
They help us set up and pack down and man the gates welcoming everyone and collecting donations while counting in visitor numbers and ensuring you have a good day.
Please give generously where you can.
The Parent and Community (P&C) association at Bellingen High School is a collaborative volunteering effort between parents and staff who work to improve the experience of our students as they learn and grow into well-rounded citizens. The Bellingen P&C is an pro-active consultative group engaging with educational decisions in our school. Over the past few years, the P&C has worked on initiatives such as lighting for the musicals and takes on a strong role in fundraising for the school. We are proud to be associated with such a diverse school; Bellingen High is a regional leader in sport, music, agriculture and academic competitions such as the regional philosothon. As well as catering for the broad needs of its students, Bellingen High has also achieved the highest per captia HSC results in the Coffs Harbour area for the past two years.
Please support the Bellingen High P&C on Saturday 15 August as parents, student leaders & students will be standing at the gates with donation buckets to raise funds.