Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Popping in for Some Fun; Looking at the Byron CBD Anew

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Popping in for Some Fun; Looking at the Byron CBD Anew

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GOOD old-fashioned fun will be making a return to the streets of the Byron CBD these school holidays when Roundabout Theatre's iconic Lollipop Ladies look to entice the community to come out and play, and look at the town's heart in a different way.

Aside from just being good fun POPS is part of Byron Shire Council's Placemaking Seed Fund and is a catalyst event for the Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplan.

Games will include giant twister, races and relays, extended hopscotch, bingo, limbo, cards, jenga, giant chess, an obstacle course with some games still being invented.

Valley Lipcer, artistic director Roundabout Theatre and POPS Creator, said the aim was to foster connections between residents, business owners and visitors through inclusive, innovative and accessible activities for all ages.

"We want POPS to inspire people to inhabit their public spaces with a playful and embracing energy and to encourage community recreation in town," she said. …

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