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Yamba River Market’s early Christmas

Contortionist Bendy Em will compliment the usual musical entertainment at this Sunday’s Yamba River Market. Image: Contributed
  The Yamba River Market is on this Sunday December 10 instead of the usual fourth Sunday of the month, which falls on Christmas Eve. This market follows on from the November market, which was the first to feature the new festive format being implemented by not for profit Live Prawn Productions (LPP). This Sunday’s market features performances at 9am and 11am by internationally acclaimed comedy contortionist Bendy Em (pictured). LPP’s Phil Nicholas said he saw her “performing to a large and enthusiastic crowd at Circular Quay – now she’s located at Sawtell, so I invited her to perform under the shade cloth”. “At the last market, the Downriver Choirs, consisting of students from half a dozen primary schools in the Lower Clarence and led by the indefatigable Ryan Enns, not only entertained the crowds for hours on end, they raised an incredible $980 in donations for the family of Sasha Berry,” Mr Nicholas said. “It was also clear on the day that the addition of the Kombi Show and Shine, alongside the Yoga Yurt, encouraged many Clarence Valley residents to call in on a market they might otherwise only visit once a year. “Our November market was attended by at least 3,000 people. “No other monthly event in the Clarence brings so many people together in a communal atmosphere. We love making it happen and want to keep growing.” Mr Nicholas said LPP’s goal “is to develop and produce arts and cultural events across the Clarence”. “We are limited only by the imagination and available time of association members. “The door is wide open for new members and we have capacity to mentor younger artists, or those with an interest in event management, production and marketing. “It’s a free education and training opportunity, so if you want to be a part of something innovative and exciting, call us for a chat.” Phil Nicholas – 0412 273 004 –