Community News

Spread The Word

Word on the street is, there’s an expansive festival line up arriving in Yamba next month and if you’re local and already know about the festival, there’s plenty you can do to help spread the word.
Firstly, our festival posters are starting to show up in local businesses and schools. If you know of an ideal spot for a poster, then feel free either contact me directly or collect one from the studios of TLC 100.3FM, Yamba’s community radio station, housed in the replica lighthouse on Pilot Hill – it’s open everyday day and most evenings.
The same goes for our 12 page colour program, bursting with details of the full line up, which can also be viewed at our website. Look out for the program in Clarence Valley businesses and cafés, and if you can’t find one, let us know so we can distribute to a location near you!
Another step you can take to support this free community event is to wear the T-shirt. Check out the classic surf design of our shirts on the website – you can order online or find them at selected retailers in Yamba.
And talking of the ‘word’, the latest addition to our line up is Uptown Cafe & Bar’s ‘Speak Easy’ from 7pm on Thursday 13 October, showcasing a melting pot of poets and creative writers performing spoken word across a variety of topics including comedy, drama, erotica, opinion and music.
Headlining the evening is award-winning poet David Hallett, joined by local talents Mick Williams, Hayley Talbot and the ever-poignant Violent Crumble. And if you have a short story or poem to share, there’s an open mic slot awaiting you!
Surfing The Coldstream Festival is run by community for the community, and so any small step you take to spread the word will help ensure this is the busiest festival in years.
Phil Nicholas, Festival Director / [email protected] / 0412 273 004