Monthly Archives: April 2021

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GIGS ON GOVETTS – SMITH & JONES (Bathurst) in Concert at the Blackheath Bar & Bistro, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, FRI 30th April 2021

Fusion Boutique & Blackheath Bar & Bistro Present
‘GIGS ON GOVETTS’ showcase sessions with
SMITH & JONES (Bathurst)
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Friday 30th April 2021. 1st Set starts 8pm.

Venue: BLACKHEATH BAR & BISTRO
Shop 1, 35-41 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath, NSW, 2785, Blue Mountains.

Fusion Boutique and Blackheath Bar & Bistro are collaborating to bring the Blue Mountains a terrific range of touring artists in an open entry format for you to enjoy in this relaxed, family friendly venue.

Known for presenting unique and talented acts to the Blue Mountains over the last 11 years, Fusion Boutique is really looking forward to teaming up again with BB&B to bring the upper mountains even more quality live music at the Blue Mountains’ hottest new live music restaurant and bar.
Bookings are highly recommended and if you don’t want to miss out then secure your table using the online reservation system, with OpenTable by visiting the BB&B Facebook page, their website at www.blackheathbarandbistro.com.au or their google page and use the “Book Now” button. Alternatively you can call 02 4787 5787 or email to make an enquiry.
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Smith & Jones, a duo from Bathurst, made up of keyboard player and vocalist Abby Smith, with guitarist and vocalist Sophie Jones, have never been ones to follow the pack. Though classified as alt-country, their goal has never been to remain within the confines of any genre, preferring to let their sound and their songs take them where they will.

In late 2016 Smith & Jones finished recording their debut album, ‘Dark Gives Way’, with Michael Carpenter at Love Hz in Sydney. This album’s first three singles, ‘Baby Blue’, ‘Small Town Woman’ and ‘Your Achin’ Heart’, all went to number one on the internet’s Australian Country Radio charts and also charted in Tasmania over four weeks.

2018 saw Smith & Jones finish work on their highly anticipated second album, ‘Something Worth Learning’, which they recorded at Love Hz Studios and Linear Recording and will be released in March and toured for the remainder of 2019. Though ‘Something Worth Learning’ is still full of the charm and joy audiences have come to expect from Smith & Jones, their new work delicately balances themes of love and loss, friendship and isolation, emotional desire and freedom, fearlessly exploring the depths of their musical partnership with the listener by their side.

www.smithandjones.net
www.facebook.com/SmithandJones.music

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VENUE:
BLACKHEATH BAR & BISTRO
Shop 1, 35-41 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath, NSW, 2785, Blue Mountains.
www.blackheathbarandbistro.com.au

Family friendly – minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and supervised.
General Admission. Room configuration is a mix of cabaret style tables and chairs and standing.

FREE ENTRY. Show Starts 8pm.

Fully licensed bar offering a large selection of wines by the glass and bottle as well as craft and tap beers, spirits and signature cocktails.
Full menu is available from midday through till 9pm. A limited bar menu is then offered until closing time.

Due to ongoing capacity restrictions, bookings are highly recommended and can be made online through OpenTable at www.blackheathbarandbistro.com.au
Or call 02 4787 5787 or email to reserve a table.

MUSIC BOOKING CONTACT DETAILS: Charity Mirow 0409 042 869
For more information visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au

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BEATS & BALLADS @ BOOTLEGGER – SAIJE (Bellingen) in Concert at the The Bootlegger Bar, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, SAT 24th April 2021

Fusion Boutique & The Bootlegger Bar Present
‘BEATS & BALLADS @ BOOTLEGGER’ showcase sessions with
SAIJE (Bellingen)
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Saturday 24th April 2021. 1st Set starts 9pm.

Venue: THE BOOTLEGGER BAR
92 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba NSW 2780, Blue Mountains.
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Known for presenting unique and talented acts to the Blue Mountains over the last 11 years, Fusion Boutique is pleased to be working with The Bootlegger again to bring the upper mountains even more quality live music at Katoomba’s hottest new live music restaurant and bar.
Bootleggers is a place of good old fashioned fun where people can eat, meet and greet and be human again.
Whisky, Gin, Cocktails & Good Food – low and slow and vegetarian options available.
Bookings are highly recommended and if you don’t want to miss out then book online www.bootleggerbar.com.au, call 02 4782 6368 or email directly at to reserve a table. Please note that bookings made on the day after 5pm may not be able to be confirmed.
***Please also note that the Bootlegger Bar is 2 levels. You will need to make a note at the time of booking that you would like your table to be on the live music performance level.***
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Saije is an award-winning, contemporary folk duo whose soulful harmonies, dynamic guitar-lines and percussive breakdowns breathe life into heartfelt stories. Their songwriting is crafted from the depths; stirring melodies bound together with graceful lyricism. Through multitasking techniques, the pair create a full-bodied sound enriched by flavours from their travels around the globe.
Growing up among the rivers and valleys of a small creative town on the East Coast of Australia, Saije, Shanteya and Jo, developed a close affinity with the natural world. From these early inspirations and their many barefoot adventures, messages of conscious living and connection to self, the Earth and each other have become a common thread that is etched into their songwriting.
After being awarded Folk Alliance Australia’s ‘Young Artist of the Year 2019-2020’ at the National Folk Festival, armed with harmony, guitars and foot drums Saije toured their latest release Kindred (2019) throughout Australia and Canada in early-2020. They continue to uplift both national and international audiences through their unifying performances and a warmth that fills small halls and overflows from large festival stages.

www.facebook.com/SaijeMusic
www.saijemusic.com
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VENUE:
THE BOOTLEGGER BAR
92 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba NSW 2780, Blue Mountains.
www.bootleggerbar.com.au
www.facebook.com/bootleggerbar.com.au

General Admission. Room configuration is a mix of cabaret style tables and chairs and standing.

FREE ENTRY. Show Starts 9pm with 2 x 45min sets.

Fully licensed bar offering a large selection of wines, beers, spirits and cocktails and food.

Bookings are highly recommended and if you don’t want to miss out then book online www.bootleggerbar.com.au, call 02 4782 6368 or email directly at to reserve a table. Please note that bookings made on the day after 5pm may not be able to be confirmed.

***Venue is 2 levels. Requests for tables on the same performance level must be made at the time of booking.***

MUSIC BOOKING CONTACT DETAILS: Charity Mirow / Fusion Boutique
For more information visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au

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GIGS ON GOVETTS – JOHN KENNEDY’S 68 COMEBACK SPECIAL (Sydney) in Concert at the Blackheath Bar & Bistro, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, FRI 23rd April 2021

Fusion Boutique & Blackheath Bar & Bistro Present
‘GIGS ON GOVETTS’ showcase sessions with
JOHN KENNEDY’S 68 COMEBACK SPECIAL (Sydney)
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Friday 23rd April 2021. 1st Set starts 8pm.

Venue: BLACKHEATH BAR & BISTRO
Shop 1, 35-41 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath, NSW, 2785, Blue Mountains.

Fusion Boutique and Blackheath Bar & Bistro are collaborating to bring the Blue Mountains a terrific range of touring artists in an open entry format for you to enjoy in this relaxed, family friendly venue.

Known for presenting unique and talented acts to the Blue Mountains over the last 11 years, Fusion Boutique is really looking forward to teaming up again with BB&B to bring the upper mountains even more quality live music at the Blue Mountains’ hottest new live music restaurant and bar.
Bookings are highly recommended and if you don’t want to miss out then secure your table using the online reservation system, with OpenTable by visiting the BB&B Facebook page, their website at www.blackheathbarandbistro.com.au or their google page and use the “Book Now” button. Alternatively you can call 02 4787 5787 or email to make an enquiry.
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John Kennedy’s 68 Comeback Special will be bringing their Urban and Western sounds to Blackheath Bar & Bistro in open entry format.

An enthusiastic young music journalist once described John Kennedy as a humble genius. John is neither a genius nor particularly humble. The Sydney musician is the writer and performer of many fine songs, some of which have found a place in the hearts of music fans of the golden era of Australian independent music.
John Kennedy started his music career in Brisbane in the ‘80’s with his band JFK and the Cuban Crisis. He moved to Sydney with the band and had early success with heavy JJJ airplay of indie hits like ‘The Texan Thing’ and ‘The Ballad of Jackie O’. The band broke up and John moved on to a strong solo career with his band John Kennedy’s Love Gone Wrong. More indie hits followed with songs like ‘King Street’ and ‘Miracle (in Marrickville)’ helping define what John called his Urban and Western sound.
Despite topping the Australian Independent Music charts with the ‘Always The Bridegroom’ album, commercial crossover proved to be elusive leading to John’s decision to leave Australia. He spent the ‘90’s living and playing music in Berlin, Hong Kong and London before returning to Sydney in 2000. He formed a new band and continues to perform and produce independent releases with his band John Kennedy’s ‘68 Comeback Special.

This time John returns to BB&B in full band mode. Their regular guitarist, ex-Wiggle Murray Cook, won’t be available for this gig so they will be joined by Richard Burgman (The Sunnyboys) on lead guitar. The band also consists of Peter Timmerman on drums and Phil Hall on bass.
Audiences can expect great music and many humorous stories relating to these songs.

Photo credit on the poster Kim Hamilton.

www.facebook.com/John-Kennedys-68-Comeback-Special-135088373217338
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VENUE:
BLACKHEATH BAR & BISTRO
Shop 1, 35-41 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath, NSW, 2785, Blue Mountains.
www.blackheathbarandbistro.com.au

Family friendly – minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and supervised.
General Admission. Room configuration is a mix of cabaret style tables and chairs and standing.

FREE ENTRY. Show Starts 8pm.

Fully licensed bar offering a large selection of wines by the glass and bottle as well as craft and tap beers, spirits and signature cocktails.
Full menu is available from midday through till 9pm. A limited bar menu is then offered until closing time.

Due to ongoing capacity restrictions, bookings are highly recommended and can be made online through OpenTable at www.blackheathbarandbistro.com.au
Or call 02 4787 5787 or email to reserve a table.

MUSIC BOOKING CONTACT DETAILS: Charity Mirow 0409 042 869
For more information visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au

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GIGS ON GOVETTS – ANDY NELSON (Bathurst) in Concert at the Blackheath Bar & Bistro, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, SAT 17th April 2021

Fusion Boutique & Blackheath Bar & Bistro Present
‘GIGS ON GOVETTS’ showcase sessions with
ANDY NELSON (Bathurst)
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Saturday 17th April 2021. 1st Set starts 8pm.

Venue: BLACKHEATH BAR & BISTRO
Shop 1, 35-41 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath, NSW, 2785, Blue Mountains.

Fusion Boutique and Blackheath Bar & Bistro are collaborating to bring the Blue Mountains a terrific range of touring artists in an open entry format for you to enjoy in this relaxed, family friendly venue.

Known for presenting unique and talented acts to the Blue Mountains over the last 11 years, Fusion Boutique is really looking forward to teaming up again with BB&B to bring the upper mountains even more quality live music at the Blue Mountains’ hottest new live music restaurant and bar.
Bookings are highly recommended and if you don’t want to miss out then secure your table using the online reservation system, with OpenTable by visiting the BB&B Facebook page, their website at www.blackheathbarandbistro.com.au or their google page and use the “Book Now” button. Alternatively you can call 02 4787 5787 or email to make an enquiry.
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In 2017 Andy Nelson arrived onto the live music scene with a rustic Americana/Folk style. His passionate performances are delightfully infectious and rapidly becoming a highlight for audiences around the country.

Andy has supported the Small Halls Festival Tour and began playing at festivals and venues all over the continent such at the National Folk Festival, The End Festival, Inland Sea of Sounds, Tamworth Country Music Festival, Gympie Music Muster, Majors Creek (Festival Favourite as reviewed by Timber & Steel), Cygnet Folk Festival, Nannup Music Festival, Jamberoo and was a semi-finalist in the 2018 BluesFest busking completion.

In 2019, with producer Syd Green, Andy recorded his debut album ‘Man on the Mountain’ in a small farmhouse in Kangaroo Valley. Listeners quickly recognise the themes within Andy’s lyrics, revolving around discovery and gratitude of one’s self, the greed of others and the desire to follow dreams. Kate Ceberano commented on Andy’s performance at the 2021 Inland Sea of Sound as ‘Singing about the humanness of it all’

www.facebook.com/musicandynelson
www.andynelson.com.au

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VENUE:
BLACKHEATH BAR & BISTRO
Shop 1, 35-41 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath, NSW, 2785, Blue Mountains.
www.blackheathbarandbistro.com.au

Family friendly – minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and supervised.
General Admission. Room configuration is a mix of cabaret style tables and chairs and standing.

FREE ENTRY. Show Starts 8pm.

Fully licensed bar offering a large selection of wines by the glass and bottle as well as craft and tap beers, spirits and signature cocktails.
Full menu is available from midday through till 9pm. A limited bar menu is then offered until closing time.

Due to ongoing capacity restrictions, bookings are highly recommended and can be made online through OpenTable at www.blackheathbarandbistro.com.au
Or call 02 4787 5787 or email to reserve a table.

MUSIC BOOKING CONTACT DETAILS: Charity Mirow 0409 042 869
For more information visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au

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MID MOUNTAINS MINGLE, Lawson, Blue Mountains, SAT 17th April 2021

Thanks to the NSW Government & The Festival of Place –
Summer Fund
Blue Mountains City Council & Fusion Boutique present
MID MOUNTAINS MINGLE’

Lawson Town Square, Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre & Heatherbrae House

Saturday 17th April 2021 10am-5pm

Come out, connect, create, and celebrate at this free, family friendly day of activities!

Live music performances and workshops including:
Yoga for all ages, Drumming, Weaving, Macramé, Circus props play space, Kids paint a musical egg shaker, Kids music & movement classes

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11am Roving Minstrel performance from SIMON WATTS on fiddle

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Simon Watts picked up the violin at the age of 6 and has never stopped playing! From his grass roots classical training, Simon then ventured into the world of Irish music, which became his passion for many years, and still is, undoubtedly triggered by his Irish ancestry. This also brought Simon into the area of stage shows and television. Simon’s next direction was to the world of Country & Bluegrass music and he was voted outstanding performer and instrumentalist three times at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. For some time Simon was part of the String Theories Trio creating their own style of music crossing over from country to classical – Irish to Blue Grass. Recently Simon has become involved in Swing and Jazz heavily influenced by such greats as Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt and is a stalwart member of Le Hot Club de Katoomba Band. Simon’s sole desire is to make people happy through his music.
Catch Simon roving about the town on fiddle on the day from 11am-12pm.

LIVE MUSIC IN THE LAWSON TOWN SQUARE AMPHITHEATRE 12-5pm

12pm KARL-CHRISTOPH
(wet weather backup venue Mesa Bario)

1pm MAIZY
(wet weather backup venue ChickNCoop courtyard)

2pm RUNCIBLE SPOON
(wet weather backup venue Mavis Wood Hall Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre

3pm PICCOLO BEAR
(wet weather backup venue Mavis Wood Hall MMNC)

4pm SOULAR SPILL DUO
(wet weather backup venue Mavis Wood Hall MMNC)

RESTRICTIONS: *Please note that this area is open entry but restricted to attendee numbers present at the time to adhere to the social distancing requirements.
The audience must use the entry and exit points and sign in using the QR code on entry.

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Karl-Christoph
is a mountains based singer/songwriter with a story as long as his coat.
Lyrically based folk, driven by a voice that is both honest and raw, he captures a room and makes you want to listen.
His music has led him down many roads – receiving airplay on Triple J, FBI and Unearthed Radio, as well as playing shows across Australia supporting artists such as Matt Corby, Bec Sandridge and Daniel Champagne. One not to miss.
“Karl sounds fragile and hurt and wise and it’s all born out of that voice. I can’t get enough of it.” – Max Quinn, Triple J.
www.facebook.com/KarlChristophMusic

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Blue Mountain’s based Maizy Coombes, is an endearing Violinist/Songwriter with a contemporary folk sound beneath wholesome lyricism.  Her approach to life is equal parts adorable, resourceful and sneaky, all of which is reflected brightly in her music. Using a loop pedal to support herself, this unique sound scape has the ability to bring out tears as you apply make-up or brush your teeth, yet still leave you feeling contemplative and joyous. Don’t miss this opportunity to see her subtle and solo.
www.facebook.com/maizymusic

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Runcible Spoon
is a funky duo delivering original songs about that universal mystery we call family, with melodies appealing to children through to parents and beyond. They play songs from the point of view of Baby, Mum, Dad, Cat, Mouse and Toys, garden pests and the backyard fairies. Runcible Spoon sing in close and often intricate harmonies with roots in folk and blues. Their music is seasoned with a good sprinkle of humour, and songs that kids can chill with, but also jump, shake and dance along to!  With songs in French, Bahasa Indonesia and Chinese as well as English, Runcible Spoon brings an exciting selection to the local scene.
Runcible Spoon is Christina Low and Jocelyn Moen. Jocelyn is a singer-songwriter and music educator who has performed in Australia, Europe and Canada. She has written, directed and conducted several musicals for children both here and overseas, and is currently the director of the VOILÀ! French Choir and Daylight Choir in the Blue Mountains. Christina is a singer-songwriter musician who writes in English and Indonesian, and who moonlights as an environmental scientist with a love of nature and owl vomit.
www.facebook.com/RuncibleSpoonBand

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Piccolo Bear
are a folk / bluegrass duo from the Blue Mountains. Their unique sound blends dark and sweet harmonies with banjo, ukulele and guitar. They have just returned home from playing shows in Italy and Vancouver, where they were based last year.
www.facebook.com/piccolobearband

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Soular Spill Duo
are bringers of light, shining, singing and sharing their songs crafted on the subject of life. Starting out as a jazz duo 6 years ago with just stripped back double bass and strong vocal harmonies at their core, Soular Spill’s original music nourishes the heart, it’s soothing to listen to, it’s warm, it’s folky and it resounds with soul. Holding down the bass is Susanne “Skye” Evans a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist based in Katoomba, hailing from Nebraska USA. Skye, well known for her role with local folk and bluegrass band Lime and Steel, brings an evocative feel to this duo with her emotive double bass lines and haunting vocal harmonies. Sarah Jane Spillane is a song smith, who is dedicated to the craft of composition, her warm enveloping voice, supported by her rhythmic guitar playing, when wrapped up with Skye’s beautiful double bass lines and gorgeous vocal harmonic blending, tells the tale of tree change travels. Influenced by a love of world music, folk, blues and jazz Soular Spill is indeed that. SOULFUL. Whether the topic of their song be darkness or light, speaking of joy or life’s trauma, together Sarah & Skye weave their beautiful voices and instrumental skill into a sound that is heartfelt & has a story to tell.
www.facebook.com/soularspill

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WORKSHOPS & GROUP ACTIVITIES AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS 10-5pm

All events will strictly follow COVID safe procedures, as outlined by NSW Health.

Registrations for groups and workshops are free.
Numbers are limited based on current hall and room restricted capacities.
All minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult and supervised.
All attendees will require registration i.e one ticket for the minor and one ticket for the adult carer in attendance.
To ensure that there is room for as many children as possible we request that only one adult per family attend the session.
Entry to rooms will only be permitted to registered ticket holders.
If you are unable to attend on the day, please contact us prior so that we can make your place available to someone else. You can cancel online or email

To view and book the complete range of activities visit:
https://events.humanitix.com/tours/mid-mountains-mingle

Online registrations for group activities & workshops open Saturday 27th March 2021 at 10am.
Registrations close Friday 16th April 2021 at 5pm.

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DRUMMING WORKSHOP
With Hands, Heart & Feet
Mavis Wood Hall MMNC

Session 1) 10:30-11:30am (60mins)
Session 2) 12:30-1:30pm (60mins)

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: A fun, hands-on experience of drumming, both these workshops will be family friendly and open to anyone to attend.
No previous drumming experience is necessary. The style is taught in an enjoyable and accessible way.
Each participant will have their own drum and will sit in a circle, playing powerful, groovy rhythms together.
Emily from Hands Heart & Feet is delighted to be facilitating these drum circles. Emily has a very warm, welcoming and joyful way of relating to groups.

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR: Co-founder of Hands Heart & Feet, Emily Cooper works with a joyful style of drumming based on traditional West African styles, blended with Blue Mountains grooviness. With over 16 years experience, she brings genuine warmth, inclusion and creativity to her work. In her local Blue Mountains community, Emily is known for her joyful, nourishing community drum and dance classes involving a wonderfully diverse range of ages and abilities. She has also worked in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Bali, Japan and Singapore.
www.handsheartfeet.com
www.facebook.com/Hands-Heart-Feet-141864929200915

NOTES: Bring your own drum, if you have one. We will also have plenty of drums available on the day as well.
Please arrive min 10mins prior to the session start to sanitise, check in via QR code and have tickets checked by the group facilitator.

LOCATION: MAVIS WOOD HALL @ MID MOUNTAINS NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE
9 New St, Lawson NSW 2783 Blue Mountains (behind the new shops & town square)
*Entry via the MMNC Courtyard

RESTRICTIONS: Bookings essential. Family Friendly – Adults and children each require their own ticket. Minors must be registered and also accompanied by a registered adult carer.

LINK TO PRE-REGISTER: https://events.humanitix.com/mid-mountains-mingle-drumming

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CIRCUS PROPS PLAYSPACE
With Zany Yare
Mavis Wood Hall MMNC

Session 1) 2:30-2:50pm (20mins)
Session 2) 3:00-3:20pm (20mins)
Session 3) 3:30-3:50pm (20mins)
Session 4) 4:00-4:20pm (20mins)
Session 5) 4:30-4:50pm (20mins)

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: A fun circus play space will be provided with facilitators to supervise and instruct on prop manipulation such as Juggling (balls, clubs, rings), Hula Hoops, Diabolo, Devil sticks and Poi.

ABOUT THE FACILITATORS: Zany Yare is a circus located in the lower Blue Mountains that was founded in 2000 and has been performing in the Blue Mountains & Sydney regions ever since.  Zany Yare has put on 15 major productions, including circus interpretations of the Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Snugglepot and Cuddlepie.
They run weekly classes at The Springwood Boys and Girls Club that caters for primary, high school and adult students. Zany Yare instructors create a fun and safe environment where students can improve on fitness, coordination and confidence. Students learn a variety of circus skills including trapeze, acrobatics, stilt walking, juggling and many more.  It has never been easier for Blue Mountains kids and adults to go beyond the ordinary and run away with the circus!
www.zanyyare.com.au
www.facebook.com/zanyyare

NOTES: Minimum participant Age 4+ years.
To ensure that there is room for as many children as possible we request that only one adult per family attend the session.
Please arrive min 5mins prior to the session start to sanitise, check in via QR code and have tickets checked by the group facilitator.

LOCATION: MAVIS WOOD HALL @ MID MOUNTAINS NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE
9 New St, Lawson NSW 2783 Blue Mountains (behind the new shops & town square)
*Entry via the MMNC Courtyard

RESTRICTIONS: Bookings essential. Family Friendly – Adults and children each require their own ticket. Minors must be registered and also accompanied by a registered adult carer.

LINK TO PRE-REGISTER: https://events.humanitix.com/mid-mountains-mingle-circus

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RANDOM WEAVING WORKSHOP
With Branching Out Designs
Grace Tooth Dining Room MMNC

Session 1) 11:00am-1:00pm (120mins)
Session 2) 2:00-4:00pm (120mins)

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Learn how to create your own randomly woven basket from dyed rattan cane. Participants will start by learning how to make a basic framework and then fill or extend the frame into a basket with a small handle. The workshop will also include information on harvesting and preparing natural materials.

ABOUT THE FACILITATORS: Branching Out is a collaboration between sister’s Jillian Culey and Carolyn Dance. It is devoted to handmade, fair trade and sustainable creations.
Jillian works predominantly with harvested fibres. She explores and experiments with traditional basketry techniques including twining, string making and ribbed work. For Jillian, weaving is an opportunity to explore the connection between mathematical patterns and nature and her woven pieces take their inspiration from that connection.
Carolyn’s home is nestled in the bush in the Blue Mountains. The surrounding flora and fauna inspires & informs her creative practice. Carolyn’s weaving is a meditative process where the purposeful, slow and rhythmic movements help to transform natural materials into functional baskets and unique pieces.
www.branchingout.com.au
www.facebook.com/BranchingOutD

NOTES: Minimum participant Age 10+ years.
To ensure that there is room for as many children as possible we request that only one adult per family attend the session.
Please arrive min 10mins prior to the session start to sanitise, check in via QR code and have tickets checked by the group facilitator.

LOCATION: GRACE TOOTH DINING ROOM @ MID MOUNTAINS NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE
9 New St, Lawson NSW 2783 Blue Mountains (behind the new shops & town square)
*Entry via the MMNC Courtyard

RESTRICTIONS: Bookings essential. Family Friendly – Adults and children each require their own ticket. Minors must be registered and also accompanied by a registered adult carer.

LINK TO PRE-REGISTER: https://events.humanitix.com/mid-mountains-mingle-weaving

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MACRAMÉ WORKSHOP
With Consciously Crafted
Grace Tooth Dining Room MMNC

Session 1) 11:30am-1:00pm (90mins) – Macramé Bottle Carrier
Session 2) 1:30-3:00pm (90mins) – Macramé Market Bag
Session 3) 3:30-5:00pm (90mins) – Macramé Plant Hanger

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: 

MAKE YOUR OWN MACRAMÉ BOTTLE CARRIER In this 1.5 hour workshop you will learn how to make your own macramé bottle carrier with shoulder strap using recycled cotton rope and basic macramé techniques. All materials are supplied and this class is suitable for beginners.

MAKE YOUR OWN MACRAMÉ MARKET BAG In this 1.5 hour workshop you will learn how to make your own macramé market bag using recycled cotton rope and basic macramé techniques. All materials are supplied and this class is suitable for beginners.

MAKE YOUR OWN MACRAMÉ PLANT HANGER In this 1.5 hour workshop you will learn how to make your own macramé plant hanger using recycled cotton rope and basic macramé techniques. All materials are supplied and this class is suitable for beginners.

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR: Kristyn is a self-taught fibre artist based in Woodford in the Blue Mountains of NSW. She began working with the crafts of macramé and crochet as a hobby when her children were young and decided to launch her business, Consciously Crafted, during the COVID lockdown in 2020.
With a strong focus on sustainability, Kristyn sources the majority of her materials second hand or made from recycled materials produced ethically and sourced locally. Kristyn’s creations include macramé rainbows, plant hangers, earrings, baby mobiles and other home and nursery décor items. Kristyn now sells her items through several retail stockists in the mountains and her online store.
www.consciouslycrafted.net.au
www.facebook.com/Consciously-Crafted-108446564170824

NOTES: Minimum participant Age 10+ years.
To ensure that there is room for as many children as possible we request that only one adult per family attend the session.
Please arrive min 5mins prior to the session start to sanitise, check in via QR code and have tickets checked by the group facilitator.

LOCATION: GRACE TOOTH DINING ROOM @ MID MOUNTAINS NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE
9 New St, Lawson NSW 2783 Blue Mountains (behind the new shops & town square)
*Entry via the MMNC Courtyard

RESTRICTIONS: Bookings essential. Family Friendly – Adults and children each require their own ticket. Minors must be registered and also accompanied by a registered adult carer.

LINK TO PRE-REGISTER: https://events.humanitix.com/mid-mountains-mingle-macrame

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YOGA FOR ALL AGES
With Living Day Yoga
Joy Anderson Room MMNC & Heatherbrae House

Session 1) 10:30-11:00am (30mins) – Family (Kids 5-10yrs) Yoga @ Joy Anderson Room MMNC
Session 2) 11:30am-12:15pm (45mins) – Family (Kids 8-17yrs) Yoga @ Joy Anderson Room MMNC

Session 3) 1:15-1:35pm (20mins) – Preschool Yoga (Kids 2-5yrs) @ Heatherbrae House
*Please note that this session is scheduled to be run in the gardens of Heatherbrae House but will be moved inside to the meeting room in the event of bad weather.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

Jill Day Flow Yoga Workshop Adults & Kids ages 8-17 yrs
In this practice the group will explore 3 principles of movement: letting the breath move you; grounding; and moving from your centre. The more we can move this way the body feels free to release tension and let in expression and joy.

Kid’s Yoga, ages 5-10 yrs
Sharing yoga with children is such a beautiful way to connect and share our connection to nature. Children will learn some tools for better focus and to deal with stress as the group plays. Participants will become different animals and parts of nature with our bodies.

Pre-school Yoga, ages 2-5 yrs
Introducing children to yoga at this age is fun and plants the seeds for awareness of breath and caring for your body. Story and animals will be used to invite the children to learn yoga poses. It is great to practice with your child.

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR: Jill Day has been teaching yoga since 2005. She teaches a flowing and fun class that explores the joy and freedom of linking breath and movement. Proper alignment helps us to free our bodies of unnecessary stress; to move with more efficiency and connection. Jill was certified to teach at Yoga Vidya Dham in Nasik, India and later at YogaWorks. She completed her YogaWorks Mentorship in Los Angeles before moving to Australia in 2009. Jill has been based in the Upper Mountains since 2009 and founded Living Day Yoga; sharing yoga with all ages. Jill also teaches Private Yoga Lessons, Corporate Yoga Lessons, and is available for special event bookings and online Zoom yoga classes.
www.livingdayyoga.com
www.facebook.com/Living-Day-Yoga-2289715061317495

NOTES: Please adhere to the participant age ranges for the kids classes available.
*Bring your own yoga mat, if you have one. There will only be limited mats available for loan on the day.
To ensure that there is room for as many children as possible we request that only one adult per family attend the session.
Please arrive min 10mins prior to the session start to sanitise, check in via QR code and have tickets checked by the group facilitator.

LOCATION: JOY ANDERSON ROOM @ MID MOUNTAINS NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE
9 New St, Lawson NSW 2783 Blue Mountains (behind the new shops & town square)
*Entry via the MMNC Courtyard

+ HEATHERBRAE HOUSE (YAWN FAMILY SUPPORT) – MEETING ROOM
1 Benang Street, Lawson NSW 2783 Blue Mountains
*Scheduled to be run in the gardens but will be moved inside to the meeting room in the occurrence of bad weather.

RESTRICTIONS: Bookings essential. Family Friendly – Adults and children each require their own ticket. Minors must be registered and also accompanied by a registered adult carer.

LINK TO PRE-REGISTER: https://events.humanitix.com/mid-mountains-mingle-yoga

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KIDS MUSIC & MOVEMENT CLASS
With KK Musik Studio
Heatherbrae House & Small Meeting Room MMNC

Session 1) 10:00-10:30am (30mins) – Heatherbrae House *AGE group: Toddler-5yrs
Session 2) 10:45-11:15am (30mins) – Heatherbrae House *AGE group: 3 months-2yrs

Session 3) 12:00-12:30pm (30mins) – Small Meeting Room MMNC *AGE group: 3-5yrs
Session 4) 12:45-1:15pm (30mins) – Small Meeting Room MMNC *AGE group 4-7yrs

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: During Kindermusik classes a variety of music activities are included such as singing, dancing, storytelling, exploring and playing percussion instruments, chants, circle dances and songs, prop play, and music appreciation, plus many other activities.
Children are welcome to participate at their own pace with no pressure to perform. Come along and join in the fun!

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR: KK Music Studio is owned and operated by Kylie and is located in Wentworth Falls. Kylie began her music studies as a young child and has completed classical and contemporary music education, training and performance in pianoforte, musicianship, early childhood music education and music teaching at USQ. KK Musik Studio offers Music & Instrumental Education to children, teenagers and adults in an inspiring, friendly and supportive atmosphere. Kylie’s music education philosophy embraces the joy of exploring, sharing, learning and creating music together throughout all stages of life. Kylie’s teaching philosophy is based on a holistic approach incorporating traditional and modern methodologies. Most importantly, Kylie encourages her music students and families to simply enjoy their music making and have fun!
Kylie’s Kindermusik Classes are full of excitement, belly laughs, giggles and are packed with so many fun & imaginative musical activities for all the family! Kindermusik music and movement classes are developmentally appropriate for each age group. Throughout the classes, parents are supported and encouraged to participate in activities with their children.
www.facebook.com/musicasourceoflife

NOTES: Participant age ranges for each specific group session as above.
To ensure that there is room for as many children as possible we request that only one adult per family attend the session.
Please arrive min 5mins prior to the session start to sanitise, check in via QR code and have tickets checked by the group facilitator.

LOCATION: HEATHERBRAE HOUSE (YAWN FAMILY SUPPORT) – MEETING ROOM
1 Benang Street, Lawson NSW 2783 Blue Mountains

+ SMALL MEETING ROOM @ MID MOUNTAINS NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE
9 New St, Lawson NSW 2783 Blue Mountains (behind the new shops & town square)
*Entry via the MMNC Courtyard

RESTRICTIONS: Bookings essential. Family Friendly – Adults and children each require their own ticket. Minors must be registered and also accompanied by a registered adult carer.

LINK TO PRE-REGISTER: https://events.humanitix.com/mid-mountains-mingle-musicmovement

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Paint your own egg shaker

KIDS PAINT A MUSICAL EGG SHAKER
With Little Bo Beats
Small Meeting Room MMNC

Session 1) 2:00-2:15pm (15mins)
Session 2) 2:30-2:45pm (15mins)
Session 3) 3:00-3:15pm (15mins)
Session 4) 3:30-3:45pm (15mins)
Session 5) 4:00-4:15pm (15mins)
Session 6) 4:30-4:45pm (15mins)

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Come and paint your own wooden shaker egg with Bec from Little Beats Studio! Kids will have fun experimenting with colour and texture, and big people will enjoy leaving the mess for someone else to clean up! Once your egg is dry you can have fun playing along to music at home.
Low VOC water-based enamel paints are used, which easily wash off skin but may stain clothes. Bring an old shirt to wear!

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR: Bec runs Little Beats Studio and Little Bo Beats music classes in the Blue Mountains. She is passionate about music, and about helping children and their families discover the joy that learning music brings. She is also passionate about the environment, and so when producing her instruments it is important to her to produce a product that is as environmentally friendly as she can. The instruments she works with have been chosen for their sound, their feel, and how much fun they are to use and aid learning! They are made from FSC certified hardwoods. She then hand-paints each piece with low VOC water based paints. Bec gains great joy from sending her instruments out across Australia and hearing of the happiness they bring!
www.littlebobeats.com.au
www.facebook.com/littlebobeats

NOTES: Minimum participant Age 4+ years.
*Bring an old shirt or painting smock.
To ensure that there is room for as many children as possible we request that only one adult per family attend the session.
Please arrive 5mins prior to the session start to sanitise, check in via QR code and have tickets checked by the group facilitator.

LOCATION: SMALL MEETING ROOM @ MID MOUNTAINS NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE
9 New St, Lawson NSW 2783 Blue Mountains (behind the new shops & town square)
*Entry via the MMNC Courtyard

RESTRICTIONS: Bookings essential. Family Friendly – Adults and children each require their own ticket. Minors must be registered and also accompanied by a registered adult carer.

LINK TO PRE-REGISTER: https://events.humanitix.com/mid-mountains-mingle-paint

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Please read the ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS before registering:

All group activities and workshops require pre-registration online.
Due to restricted room capacities places are limited.
Adults and children each require their own ticket.
Activities available to minors require adult supervision and workshops require both the minor and adult carer to register online and participate in the session.
There will be no entry to the venues for attendees who aren’t pre-registered.
To ensure that there is room for as many children as possible we request that only one adult per family attend the session.

The outdoor performance area will be run as a COVIDsafe space and and total numbers and entry will be restricted based on the 1/2m2 requirements and all audience members must sign in using the QR code on entry.

• It is crucial that if you are experiencing any COVID like symptoms (flu-like symptoms, fevers, sore-throats etc) that you please do not attend. Please request your tickets be cancelled so that we can make your place available to someone else.

• Please practice safe and legal parking on streets and do not block driveways.
• All guests will also have to sign in on a contact register via a QR code when entering the venue. Sign-in must be done by providing accurate contact details (name and phone number or email address) and time of entry. Entry to guests who will not provide valid contact information will be denied. *Contact-less check-in is via QR code registration. To make this process smoother please download the Service NSW app prior to arrival: www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/service-nsw-mobile-app Then when you arrive, either use your camera or open the app and select “COVID Safe Check-in’. Once you have completed this process – show the workshop facilitator that you have signed in and then have your tickets verified.
• Please also note that is is an alcohol free event.
• Please maintain physical distancing measures of 1.5m where possible.
• Where possible, please use the COVIDsafe app.

• Hand washing and sanitising facilities will be available throughout the venue. Please ensure that all participants use the sanitiser on entering and exiting the group sessions.

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Breakout space and kids activities provided by Belong Blue Mountains in the Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre courtyard & Joy Anderson room 1-4pm
PLAY DOUGH & CRAFT PACKS
GIANT MAGNETICS & GAMES
CHESS SETS
RIBBONS FOR RECOVERY
PLAYGROUND & SANDPIT AREA OPEN
www.mmnc.org.au
www.facebook.com/BelongBM
*Open entry but restricted to attendee numbers present at the time to follow the social distancing requirements.

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All details correct at the time of publishing. Times, locations and numbers may vary due to wet weather or changes in public health order requirements. Please check the website prior to attending.

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POSTER DESIGN: Mark Alston at Design Heroes
www.designheroes.com.au
www.facebook.com/designheroeshq

EVENT ORGANISER CONTACT DETAILS: Charity Mirow at Fusion Boutique
Email – www.facebook.com/FusionBoutiquePresents
www.fusionboutique.com.au