Macleay Valley
Arts Council Inc

ALL upcoming events

    • 15 Nov 2019
    • 17 Nov 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • South West Rocks, Stuarts Point, West Kempsey

    The Stuarts Point Players return to the stage this November with two one-act comedies, which are sure to get you laughing. 

    The first half of the Players’ production has just three characters on stage, for the comedy ‘GLASS’. A fatigued matinee idol on the verge of a nervous breakdown comes home one day from his long-running Broadway hit and discovers an audience watching him through the plate glass window of his high-rise apartment. An excellent Twilight Zone-style play.

    The second half features six actors in ‘ASYLUM’. This play is set in a mental institution group therapy session. The four patients have adopted the personae of a fairy tale character to cope with the disturbing reality of how and why they were committed. All will be revealed. Or will it?

    The plays will open at the South West Rocks School of Arts (Roxy Cinema) on Friday, November 15, and then move to Stuarts Point on Saturday, November 16. On Sunday, November 17, there will be a matinee performance at the Oddfellows Hall in West Kempsey.

    BYO everything to Stuarts Point and Kempsey, with table seating.
    Roxy Cinema is fully licenced and has theatre seating.

    *Both plays are rated MA and contain sexual references and occasional strong language.

    • 17 Nov 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Gladstone

    A showcase to sell local, quality home made and grown products.

    Live music! Tasty foods! Bargains!

    • 23 Nov 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Oddfellows Hall

    The place to get your performance started!

    Great acoustics, friendly people and warm applause!

    Bring your friends to cheer you on!

    $5 per person, light supper is included.

    • 29 Nov 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Oddfellows Hall, West Kempsey

    Award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet, and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream.

    Macleay Living Sustainably & School Strike for Climate are proud to present a screening of the film 2040 featuring guest performances by local high school students.

    Come along for an inspiring, positive community event.
    Doors open at 6pm
    Tickets available online $10
    Tickets at the door $12
    BYO keepcup for tea & refreshments.

    • 05 Dec 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Oddfellows Hall, West Kempsey

    Djembe Cajon Percussion Class with Djembe Master Rob Kitney

    Learn how to play Djembe drums or Cajon box drum as an Ensemble

    To understand what is the role of the drummer/Percussionist in a band or group

    How to learn Musical Notation, background to rhythms, syncopation, timing and hand coordination.

    Workshop covers

    • Incorporating hand drums to your band or group
    • Exploring Rhythm patterns
    • Learning how different patterns work with songs
    • What is a syncopated rhythm and when to use it.

    Bring along your djembe, Cajon, bongos, ukulele to tap on, bucket or esky

    • 06 Dec 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Oddfellows Hall, West Kempsey

    Ukulele workshops with Liz Kitney.

    • 15 Dec 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Trial Bay Gaol, Arakoon
    • 23

    Don't miss this one! Book your stall site today!

    Open air festival in the grounds of Trial Bay Gaol, with food stalls, market stall, services stalls, live music all day.

    Proudly presented by Macleay Valley Arts Council and Macleay Entertainment.

    • 15 Dec 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Trial Bay Gaol



    Free community event.

    Supported by Macleay Entertainment.

    • 11 Jan 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • Frederickton School of Arts Hall
    • 107

    "Once in a great while a young guitarist captures the attention of music lovers early in his career and manages to sustain this interest as he matures creatively and sheds the prodigy label. Joe Robinson is one of those rare talents."

    We couldn't agree more!

    Your one chance to catch Joe on his annual summer break in Australia. Right here in the Macleay Valley! This year Joe & Family will perform at the Frederickton School of Arts.

    NEWS: the seating will be HOT CLUB format, with tables & BYO everything!

    160 seats available, first come first served. BOOK NOW! This WILL sell out.

    • 24 Jan 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • South West Rocks School of Arts

    Named by folk-blog Timber and Steel as ‘Janis Joplin and Ben Harper’s love-child’, Cass Eager’s mix of raw soul, husky blues and light-hearted ditties are all punctuated with her unique whisky-soaked vocals. Emotive, slightly raspy, at times tender and at times powerful, Cass’ authentic voice is always the driving force of her music.

    Internationally renowned but defiantly grassroots, Cass Eager is one of those rare artists that’s mastered everything from the foot-stomping blues to a sensual slow burner. She’s been called ‘one of the best female singers in Australia’ by Richard Glover (ABC), ’the girl with the golden voice’ (Daily Examiner), and Diesel claims ‘she has a voice so sweet she could sing the phone book and you wouldn’t get bored’.

    Cass’ music has taken her to some of the world’s most far-flung places. Performing in diverse locations from CBGB’s in NYC to the beachfront huts of Dili has given Eager a depth and richness that comes from experience. She’s done several ‘tours of duty’ entertaining Australian troops, from Egypt to East Timor (with Paul Kelly and Peter Garrett), the Middle East to the Solomon Islands. She’s toured through North America and Canada – alone waith her acoustic guitar; alongside Ash Grunwald; and with US musician Bob Egan (Blue Rodeo; ex-Wilco). Cass also performed for Prince Harry during his Australian visit, and after being invited back for a repeat performance, ended up giving the prince guitar lessons.


    • 31 Jan 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • Frederickton School of Arts Hall
    • 180

    Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists performing at two of our country’s largest festivals, and sends them on the road to tiny halls in communities all over Australia.

    It is produced by Woodfordia Inc in partnership with many other wonderful Australian festivals, regional partners and great lovers and supporters of folk and contemporary acoustic music.

    Performers for the Summer Tour 2020: Cygnet to Illawarra are Scotland's Siobhan Miller and Australia's Jack Carty. Full details are here.

    NEWS: the seating will be HOT CLUB format, with tables & BYO everything!

    160 seats available, first come first served.
    BOOK NOW! This WILL sell out.


Past events

26 Oct 2019 Oddfellows Unplugged
20 Oct 2019 Gladstone Quality Market
28 Sep 2019 Oddfellows Unplugged
21 Sep 2019 Jez Mead & Co plus Jimmy Dowling
15 Sep 2019 FULL MOON with Delma, Pete & Alf
15 Sep 2019 Gladstone Quality Market
25 Aug 2019 Down to Earth: Concert with Benjamin van Haeff
24 Aug 2019 Oddfellows Unplugged
18 Aug 2019 Sydney Conservatorium of Music Wind Quintet
14 Aug 2019 MVAC General Meeting
04 Aug 2019 Sculpture in the Gaol - Market Stalls
03 Aug 2019 Gaol After Dark - Fundraiser
03 Aug 2019 Sculpture in the Gaol exhibition
27 Jul 2019 Oddfellows Unplugged
10 Jul 2019 MVAC General Meeting
29 Jun 2019 Curry & Culture night
16 Jun 2019 Daniel Champagne with Maurice Amour
12 Jun 2019 MVAC General Meeting
19 May 2019 Grace & Hugh
11 May 2019 William Crighton & Beans on Toast
08 May 2019 MVAC General Meeting
11 Apr 2019 Soul Sangeet
10 Apr 2019 MVAC AGM
28 Mar 2019 BANJO
24 Mar 2019 Kavisha Mazzella and Andrew Clermont
08 Mar 2019 Scott Cook and the She'll Be Rights with Liz Frencham
01 Mar 2019 Flickerfest on Tour
24 Feb 2019 High Tea Boogie feat. Wednesday Morning
16 Feb 2019 High Tea Boogie feat. Delma & Pete
09 Feb 2019 Claire Anne Taylor - ALBUM LAUNCH
31 Jan 2019 Festival of Small Halls ft. Fru Skagerrak & Liam Gerner & Dan Hopkins
22 Jan 2019 Taylor Henderson live at the ROXY
12 Jan 2019 Joe Robinson at the HOT CLUB @ FREDO
09 Dec 2018 Celebrating A Decade of Harmony
01 Dec 2018 Gleny Rae Virus and her Playboys
23 Nov 2018 The DATE BROTHERS at the HOT CLUB
18 Nov 2018 Sunday Sessions feat. Rory Ellis
18 Nov 2018 Gladstone Quality Market
17 Nov 2018 Red Cedar Festival
14 Nov 2018 Epiphany: art exhibition by Mark Pryor
10 Nov 2018 BACHING MAD
03 Nov 2018 Stuarts Point Players Presents
02 Nov 2018 Stuarts Point Players Presents
27 Oct 2018 Stuarts Point Players Presents
26 Oct 2018 Stuarts Point Players Presents
21 Oct 2018 Sunday Sessions feat. Liam Moylan
19 Oct 2018 Darren Jack Band at the HOT CLUB
16 Sep 2018 Sunday Sessions feat. Delma & Pete
16 Sep 2018 Gladstone Quality Markets
07 Sep 2018 Anna Salleh and Guy Strazz at the HOT CLUB
25 Aug 2018 Oddfellows Unplugged
24 Aug 2018 Mark Oats and Matty Zarb at the HOT CLUB
18 Aug 2018 Gladstone Quality Markets
12 Aug 2018 Sydney Conservatorium of Music Saxophone Quartet
08 Aug 2018 MVAC AGM
05 Aug 2018 Sculpture in the Gaol 2018
28 Jul 2018 Oddfellows Unplugged
13 Jul 2018 Justice Crew - Live at the Roxy
01 Jul 2018 Lloyd Spiegel at the HOT CLUB
23 Jun 2018 Oddfellows Unplugged
07 Jun 2018 Live & Local
04 Jun 2018 Stuarts Point Players auditions
26 May 2018 Oddfellows Unplugged
20 May 2018 Vanishing Shapes at the HOT CLUB
18 May 2018 A Mighty Force
06 May 2018 Jan Preston at Oddfellows
28 Apr 2018 Oddfellows Unplugged
26 Apr 2018 Daughters of the Rum Rebellion
14 Apr 2018 Corin Raymond and Scott Cook at the HOT CLUB
25 Mar 2018 Stuarts Point Players meeting
18 Mar 2018 Lindsay Lou at the HOT CLUB
10 Mar 2018 Honey & Knives at the HOT CLUB
24 Feb 2018 Cyril B Bunter at the HOT CLUB

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