Tyalgum celebrates everything French this coming week, with Parisian High Teas and films, Champagne Shopping on the corner followed by live music Friday night with The Heart Collectors and french cocktails, Saturday French Marketta and late afternoon tapas and more,….
Join us for a special “Plastic-Free July” film screening of the beautifully-crafted “Albatross” by Chris Jordan. Film screening will be hosted at Flutterbies Cafe with guest speaker Anthony Hill from Plastic Pollution Solutions.
$5 donation covers light refreshments and a donation to the filmmakers. Children entry free of charge.
For bookings phone (02) 6679 3221
ALBATROSS is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy. On one of the remotest islands on our planet, tens of thousands of baby albatrosses lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic. Returning to the island over several years, our team witnessed the cycles of life and death of these birds as a multi-layered metaphor for our times. This story is framed in the vividly gorgeous language of state-of-the-art high-definition digital cinematography, surrounded by millions of live birds in one of the world’s most beautiful natural sanctuaries. The viewer will experience stunning juxtapositions of beauty and horror, destruction and renewal, grief and joy, birth and death, coming out the other side with their heart broken open and their worldview shifted. Stepping outside the stylistic templates of traditional environmental or documentary films, ALBATROSS takes viewers on a guided tour into the depths of their own spirits, delivering a profound message of reverence and love that is already reaching an audience of millions of people around the world.
“Albatross is a piercing, soaring, sobering, exalting artwork, tinged with the sadness of great love, radiantly brilliant.”
-Carl Safina, conservationist and writer
“Transfixed, mesmerized, undone, astonished, stunned; even these words do not describe the experience of watching Albatross. It is poetry written at the end and beginning of the Earth, a radiant lens into innocence and suffering, a quintessential mirror of what it means to be humane in this world.”
-Paul Hawken, environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author
Heart Collectors on Friday 13th July. This will be their first show back in Australia after four months on the road travelling across USA, England and Ireland. There will be stories to share, music to hear and pizza to be had!
The O’Heart Festival is a three-day, Conscious Living-Indie Folk event. This festival is deeply rooted in environmental awareness (alternative energy technologies and sustainability solutions), Wellness (Conscious Living), and live music.
It will be beautiful weekend in the foothills of Wollumbin Mount Warning, with yoga workshops, singing workshops, breathing and movement workshops, environmental awareness talks, demonstrations and films, market stalls, special events and healing through sound, and of course, music performances throughout the village over the weekend.
Our raison d’etre is to inspire a shift in Consciousness and be a part of making a difference on the earth plane – opening hearts and coming together. We want O’Heart Festival to be a time of nourishment, a time to be uplifted, a time of greater understanding, and above all a time to Awaken! We want people to feel inspired and re-discover what it is to cooperate, and what is possible when you live from the point of view of Heart.
O’Heart Festival delights in acknowledging and embracing the indigenous tribes and traditional owners of our area, the Bundjalung Nation, and the Minjungbal people. We want to be a part of the healing of what has gone before – moving beyond the past actions of humankind and creating new networks for healing, growth and unity.
This not-for-profit festival will remain a single use plastic-free event with solar powered stages and a zero waist aim, all the while giving people education and encouragement to change little actions that have a big environmental impact.
The O’Heart Festival is a three-day, Conscious Living-Indie Folk event. This festival is deeply rooted in environmental awareness (alternative energy technologies and sustainability solutions), Wellness (Conscious Living), and live music. Our raison d’etre is to inspire a shift in Consciousness and be a part of making a difference on the earth plane – opening hearts and coming together. We want O’Heart Festival to be a time of nourishment, a time to be uplifted, a time of greater understanding, and above all a time to Awaken! We want people to feel inspired and re-discover what it is to cooperate, and what is possible when you live from the point of view of Heart.
Our most popular event of the Flutterbies calendar is here! The Midwinter Shakespeare dinner. On Saturday 4th August. Flutterbies will produce it’s fourth major Shakespeare production with the classic comedy: ‘As You Like It’ performed by Tyalgum’s Shepherd’s Purse Theatre Company.
‘As You Like It’ is an adventure of the heart, a journey through a forest of poetry (and Lions), and a tale of a love so grand all the rules are broken to win the heart of a boy. Passionate and disarming, As You Like It is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedies. Dress up and get in the spirit! Banquet style dinner. A goblet of mulled wine on arrival & the performance.
Get in quick – as this event fills up very fast! On the day itself it is also our monthly Market Day and in-keeping with the Shakespeare theme, there will be a specially ‘Shakespeare themed’ Market.
$75 per person. Bookings essential as seating is limited.
Learn the basics of silversmithing in a relaxed, country setting here in Tyalgum, northern NSW. During the course of the day you will become familiar with the fundamental tools of the trade, learn how to cut, saw, anneal, solder, texture and finish two rings, which will be yours to keep!
This is a comprehensive workshop covering a lot of theory and practical issues when learning the craft of silversmithing.
Workshops run from 10am until 4pm on a Saturday, and are for up to six students, to allow for individualised tuition.
Full payment is required upon booking to secure your place.
$165 tuition fee, includes all use of tools and materials.
“An excellent course for learning some basic skills. Kirra is very good at sharing her skills and experience in the craft. While you do cover the basic principles/theory, most of the class is hands-on. Very enjoyable & good value for those wanting to dip their toes into silversmithing. I would definitely recommend it.” – Rebecca
“I got to this beautiful little shop / studio & waiting was Kirra. She was so welcoming & warm. The class had 7 people in it but Kirra made sure each person was on the right track. She was very informative about everything any question was answered & she made sure we all had fun while learning. The highlight of the class was being able to feel comfortable leading a new skill in a room of strangers & leave feeling like you knew what you were doing while having fun with some amazing new people.” – Beth
“I took my 12 year old son and his friend as a birthday gift and it was wonderful. Kirra is a wonderful sharer of her knowledge and skills. We all made wonderful pieces that we’ll treasure always.” – Genevieve
Enjoy all your favourite handmade stalls in a unique and delightful garden setting, with live music and good old fashioned country hospitality that Tyalgum is famous for!
Stalls are spread out throughout the village, starting at Celestial Dew Guesthouse next door to Flutterbies, where you will find a a lovely array of stalls, including handmade arts and crafts and some vintage treasures! While you are there, take a stroll through to the back gardens along Marketta Lane and enjoy this quaint, country setting in the cool of the lush gardens.
Find more locally handcrafted and vintage wares in front of the Tyalgum General Store, and be sure to wander down the main street and enjoy our local artisan galleries, and gift shops!
Our market hours are 9am – 3pm. For bookings or further info call 0499 747 473.
Hearts Aflame is proud to be be bringing classical pianist Ayesha Gough back to the Tweed for a special one-off concert appearance at Tyalgum’s Flutterbies Cottage Cafe. She will perform a selection of the great piano classics including works from Liszt, Prokofiev and more! A graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, First Prize winner of the 2015 Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition, Ayesha has performed with Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Queensland Conservatorium Orchestra among many others. Presently she is continuing study in Italy at the Accademia Pianistica Internazionale “Incontri col Maestro”. Winner of a swag of awards including the Variety Club Children’s Charity of which she is an International Ambassador. This July concert will be Ayesha’s 4th appearance at Flutterbies in Tyalgum. Ayesha will be joined by Brisbane based Mezzo Soprano Xenia Puskarz Thomas for a selection of Operatic Arias and popular songs. Named by the Courier Mail as one of ‘Queensland’s 50 Best and Brightest’, Xenia is quickly making a name for herself in Opera. Many of you would recall Xenia’s fabulous concert at Flutterbies last year. Since then, Some of Xenia’s other recent engagements include performing with The Camerata of St John’s in their Helpmann nominated “Home” concert and with them again in the 2017 Tyalgum Music Festival. She was also a representative of Australia in the 3rd International Australian Chinese Film Festival Concert held in Wuhan, China. Saturday 7th July
@ Flutterbies Cottage Cafe in the olde worlde surrounds of the Little Shop Next Door.
Doors open 2:00pm for 2:30pm start.
(includes a glass of champagne on arrival)
Book for lunch at the award winning Flutterbies Cottage Cafe before the concert.
Cocktail and Dessert menu available at interval.
Enquiries: 0488 713 241