“I am really pleased to officially announce a project that I have been quietly working away on with Blue Mountains City Council: LOVE LOCAL LIVE – a series of live streamed performances by local artists held at local recording and rehearsal studio Shelter Studios, with production by KFM Media. The initiative will run for 6 consecutive weeks commencing Monday 15th June from 7-8pm.
Love Local Live is Council’s first-ever series of local events that will be brought to the community via live streaming. It is an extension of the Council’s Love Local campaign launched in January to help support local businesses.
Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill said: “While restrictions are slowly easing, public gatherings are still limited and we understand many in our community are hesitant to venture out into crowds. That’s why Council is still looking for creative and safe ways to engage with you. The new Love Local Live series will bring a little entertainment to you, wherever you are, while supporting and promoting local businesses and creatives.”
I was also previously working on a live activation street event that Council had planned to hold in late March (as part of several events across the mountains to support businesses, economy and creatives already impacted by the bushfires and down turn in tourism). However, like for many, COVID-19 has meant that we have needed to rethink some of our plans. I am excited to be able to help Council actualise this initiative which will support local creatives and businesses and present some of our terrific talent to the Blue Mountains community and beyond.
I have also organised local photographer Lona Logan from Inertia Photography – Photography and Concept Art by Lonaa to complete a photo shoot of each act to give them some further images to use for their portfolios and for further promotional use and will be featured in the lead up to each performance.” – Charity Mirow
Love Local Live schedule:
• Monday 15 June – Linda Mizzi
• Monday 22 June – Le Hot Club de Katoomba
• Monday 29 June – Bonniedoon Duo
• Monday 6 July – Aurora Li & Ace Evergreen
• Monday 13 July – The Three Handed Beat Bandits
• Monday 20 July – CJ Stranger
You can also join the event and invite friends (from all locations!) to come and be a part of this great initiative too: www.facebook.com/events/265154661229385
Stay turned for the scheduled facebook streams to set your reminders for as well.
Show your support for the arts and join us online every Monday night 7-8pm from 15th June 2020 for 6 weeks.