Bellingen eastenders show the way to a good time this weekend.
Bellingen eastenders show the way to a good time this weekend. Ute Schulenberg

Bellingen eastenders ready to party

SOUL, of Bellingen Coffee Cart fame, has been counting heads.

And he's come up with a total of 32 different businesses and community organisations operating from the east end of town.

“There's lots happening down here but many people are not aware of it,” Soul said.

“There's music, health, books and multi-media, plus the saddlery, the Yellow Shed, printers, real estate, the op shop and heaps more.”

As a way of introducing everyone to this growing vibrancy, the businesses are throwing a party this Saturday in the centrally located Council Park.

With lots of live local music, mini workshops, an east end treasure hunt plus food and fun for the kids, the day is to be the launch of a new energy for the area.

Another eastender, Laurie Kane, from the Waterfall Way Centre, said the idea of the day had come from morning gatherings around the Coffee Cart.

“We realised a lot of us were musicians, who were keen to bring some of that vibe into this end of town,” Laurie said.

“The council park is a great asset and a great location to celebrate.

“There are a number of new businesses and we thought it would be a good time to bring people together and rejuvenate the area . . . and point the spotlight here.”

Musicians performing on the day will include Bellingen Ukelele, Nungali, Akabella, the Paul Bulyani Trio and maybe even the East Enders Band.

On the menu will be Rick's Wood Fired Pizza, Alon's Yummi Humummy, Soul's Coffee and Matt's Icecream.

The party starts at 11.30am and will continue until 5pm.

For more information email Tynon from Heartland Didgeridoos: tynon@

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