Night of music for Winter Magic, koalas and orangutans

Eco show
Eco show

There will be jazz, there will be rock and there will be funky dancing so bring your tails.

A dual fundraiser for both Winter Magic and biodiversity will be held at the Mechanics Institute at Lawson on Saturday, June 8 from 7pm.

The purpose of the night is to create an eco-benefit equivalent to 1 per cent of the festival turnover to go towards protecting koala and orangutan habitat, thereby linking our enjoyment of the festival with this positive environmental outcome.

Half of the door money will go to the Australian Wildlife Conservancy and the Orangutan Foundation, and the other half will go to Winter Magic.

The program is: 7:20-7:35 Skye Evans; 7:45-8:25 Blumesday; 8:35-8:50 Em Fatale and the Scary Rabbits; 9:00-9:45 Kaziah.

Entry is $20 or $10 for under 20s. Dinner and drinks for sale. EFTPOS available.

The Winter Magic Festival will be held on Saturday, June 22. One of the highlights of the festival - which returns for its 25th anniversary after a break last year - is ArtStreet.

Artists have until 6pm on June 7 to enter this year with the theme of "solstice".

The ArtStreet exhibition forms a significant part of the festival experience. It showcases local artists in local businesses.

There are two major prize categories this year - $500 for youth (under 18 years), $1000 for Adult (over 18 years). There is also a people's choice award. To enter, contact

Winter Magic Festival president, Naomi Parry, said the display of art in shop fronts was always popular.

"It's a very loved show, by both shopkeepers, who benefit from the passers by, and the artists."

The festival still needs volunteers. Email