What's on around Lismore and the Northern Rivers

Updated November 7 2023 - 6:06pm, first published October 23 2023 - 10:22am

Art Drop

Art Drop is an initiative by Rebecca Ryan, the founder of Heart Banners, and will be presented by Love for Lismore Heart Space Incorporated.
Art Drop is an initiative by Rebecca Ryan, the founder of Heart Banners, and will be presented by Love for Lismore Heart Space Incorporated.

If you look closely while wandering the CBD on November 11, you might notice something very special is going on.

Hidden around the town will be a selection of artwork, and if you find it, it's yours to keep.

Art Drop is an initiative by Rebecca Ryan, the founder of Heart Banners, and will be presented by Love for Lismore Heart Space Incorporated.

Rebecca said the artwork will be clearly marked, so you'll know whose artwork you have found.

The art drop will highlight the profile local artists, many of whom are still struggling after the flood, having lost their studios, their materials, and their artworks, as well as their outlets.

Rebecca has the strong belief that we can heal through art, and through connection to community.

It's what Art Drop is all about, and will be "so much fun.

Around the trapsā€‹

Pop Radio will play at The Eltham Hotel
Pop Radio will play at The Eltham Hotel


Want to see some great local music on a lazy Sunday afternoon? Get down to the Lismore City Bowlo for their Sunday sessions.

Doors open at 12, food van on site, U-18s welcome, ATM, good company.


Tuesdays - Open mic is every first and third Tuesday from 6.30pm.

November 24 - Daniel Muggelton, from 7pm.


Tuesday, November 7 - Melbourne Cup

Get ready to set the excitement loose at Mary G's for Melbourne Cup 2023!

Delight in a sumptuous 2 or 3-course meal for $59/$69 per person. Plus, your presence automatically enters you into a Lucky Door Prize giveaway. That's not all, as they'll be turning up the volume with live music from Jamie Sullivan starting at midday.


Wednesdays - Trivia night is on Wednesdays from 7pm.

Christmas - It's hard to believe but Christmas is already just around the corner!

Have you planned your holiday party yet?

Consider having it at the Sherwood! It's free to hire and perfect for any event you have going on. Email drink@thsherwoodhotel.com.au to enquire!


Fridays - Railhouse Bingo on every Friday from 5pm. Loads of prizes to win, food, drinks and vouchers!

Housing Expo

The current housing crisis is a reality that affects countless individuals and families in Lismore and beyond. As we grapple with soaring prices, limited availability and the stress of securing a stable place to call home, it's crucial to take steps to address this issue.

In response to this crisis, Lismore City Council has developed the Lismore Housing Expo, demonstrating Council's commitment to providing access to the knowledge and resources needed to find a safe and secure place to live.

Stallholders will showcase the wide array of services and resources available to help people through the challenges of the current housing situation.

From tiny homes and modular homes to house removals, house raising, the two rooms project and recovery support services.

Attendees can connect with experts on housing grants, development applications, financial counselling or legal advice, these free 30-minute sessions run between 10am and 2pm and are open to all attendees.

Enjoy complimentary food, coffee and kids' activities throughout the day. Plus, enter the lucky door draw for a chance to win one of three Loving Local Gift cards.

Access this important information at the Lismore Housing Expo on Saturday, 11 November, from 10am to 2pm at the South Lismore Bowling Club.

For more details visit council's website at www.lismore.nsw.gov.au or contact council on 6625 0500.

This is a Back Lismore initiative designed to help advance Lismore into the future. To discover how you can support Lismore, visit www.backlismore.com.au.

Westpac fundraiser

Westpac Rescue Helicopter service needs your help.
Westpac Rescue Helicopter service needs your help.

Each year the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service completes approximately 1,500 missions. Base to Base is your unique opportunity to come on a virtual mission with us and registration is free. Set your distance target then walk, ride, run or roll while raising vital funds for the Service.

Choose from three distance targets - 50, 100 or 150km or set your own challenge. You can complete your kilometres solo or invite friends and family to join your crew.

There are some very cool rewards on offer for active participants and great incentives for the top fundraising individuals and teams.

Plus, the first 750 participants to raise $50 will receive a limited-edition Base to Base buff.

So, register now at https://events.rescuehelicopter.com.au/event/base-to-base and join in this year's #basetobasechallenge

Go with the Flow

What's going on around Lismore
What's going on around Lismore

NORPA is thrilled to bring you Flow, a free outdoor community event celebrating kinship, culture and connection.

Told through dance, poetry, video projection and rap, Flow is a yarn about Yaegl country. Created by Mitch King with Blake Rhodes, it's inspired by the first native title claim on a body of water and is the tale of a man's search to discover more about his story, and the region's shared history.

As a gift to the community, NORPA proudly presents Flow as a free event at The Quad, Lismore (November 23 - 25). The evening will also feature a pre-show guest performance by a local musician.

Everyone is welcome for this all-ages theatre concert. Grab your picnic blanket, pick up some grub from a local food vendor, and settle in for an unforgettable evening with family, friends, and community.

Admission is free but tickets are required - book your free ticket today.



Show season has begun.
Show season has begun.

Mullumbimby Show is from November 10-11.

Bangalow Show is on November 17-18.


Every Tuesday: Lismore Organic Market, Lismore Showground

Every Wednesday: Nimbin Farmers Market, Cullen Street

Every Thursday: Lismore Produce Market, The Quad

Every Saturday: Lismore Farmers Market, Lismore Showground

1st Saturday: Brunswick Head Market, Memorial Park

1st Sunday: Byron Bay Community Market, Town Centre including Rail Corridor from 8am to 3pm.

2nd Sunday: The Channon Craft Market, Coronation Park; Lennox Community Markets at Williams Reserve from 8am to 2pm

4th Sunday: Bangalow Village Market, Bangalow Showground; Nimbin Market, Nimbin Community Centre

5th Sunday: Lennox Community Markets at Williams Reserve from 8am to 2pm; Nimbin Market, Nimbin Community Centre

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