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Live Prawn supports art and performance

Live Prawn Productions, the Lower Clarence not-for-profit that operates the Yamba River Markets is supporting two arts initiatives this coming weekend.

Sunday’s Yamba River Market hosts the Plunge Art Market for the second year running. After the success of the partnership in 2018, the number of artists due to set up stall has doubled, offering visitors a greater opportunity to snap up artworks at market prices.  

Markets Manager Gary Brisbane said, “With the art market and live music from Foggy Duo, there’s going to be a festival atmosphere at the April market. We’re also hosting an outside broadcast by the local community radio station TLC 100.3fm.”

The second initiative, supported by Live Prawn Productions’ Performance and Workshops programme, is Join the Circus in a Day. In this combined workshop and performance, participants learn a wide variety of circus skills. At the end of the day, they perform alongside a professional performer for family and friends.

The project was enabled using funding from Clarence Valley Council’s Community Initiatives Fund and a dollar-matched subsidy from Live Prawn Productions, as association secretary and treasurer Phil Nicholas explained, “We applied for the Council funding initially to run a circus performance in Ford Park, but ultimately decided we couldn’t produce the event ourselves, so we redirected the funds to support Circus in Education. They run these day-long circus workshops for kids and by matching the Council funding with a contribution by LPP, we were able to make it affordable for parents.”

The pirate-themed circus workshop takes place at Raymond Laurie Sports Centre in Yamba on Sunday April 28, from 9am to 4.30pm and suits ages 6 and over. Entry is $30 per child and limited spaces remain. Bookings are essential and can be made via the Circus in Education website.