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Plunge head first into Clarence culture

The plunge Arts & Culture Festival comes around just once a year, but that time is just around the corner. The fourth annual festival runs from March 26 until April 26, and Clarence Valley Mayor, Richie Williamson, says the event is proving to be the highlight of the area’s art and cultural scene and one that encapsulates almost every township. “This festival is going from strength to strength,” he said. “From a simple concept of promoting cultural events under one banner, this festival has captured the imagination of locals and visitors and is now an established feature of the Clarence Valley’s cultural landscape. “As promoters of the plunge Arts & Culture Festival we are proud to be representing so many local community groups, artists, performers and workshop providers. “This year’s event has also attracted interest from national travelling festivals including Flickerfest, which is showing at the Saraton Theatre, and acts from the Woodford Folk Festival like Canadian band The East Pointers and Australian group The Mae Trio. “These talented musicians have shows in Yamba and in Eatonsville, and this is just the tip of the iceberg of the many things to do. “I hope everyone in the Clarence Valley takes some time to get involved and I equally hope it attracts visitors to come and experience what the Clarence has to offer. They will not be disappointed.” While you’re at one of the many events why not go into the draw to win a Polaroid Socialmatic Camera valued at $569 by entering into the Instagram competition. Just take a photo at any of the events, upload it onto Instagram, hashtag #cvcplunge2016 and tag @clarencevalleycouncil so we can see your entry. It’s that easy. Copies of the festival program are available at numerous locations throughout the Clarence Valley and at