Lismore Laneways Listening Booth

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Lismore Laneways Listening Booth


Right now, in a funky phone booth on Carrington Street in the heart of our city, you can hear:

  • An overview of amazing local arts and experiences in the Lismore Laneways - and there's much more to hear and see featured here...
  • About this new Lismore Laneways Listening Booth - scroll down for more details below and find out how to get involved!
Lismore Laneways Listening Booth


Discover incredible artworks around the Lismore Laneways...

Beloved public art you can find here includes:

  • "Bundjalung Jagun' by Tania Marlowe, 2021
  • 'In the Heart' by Holly Ahern and Eden Crawford-Harriman, 2021
  • 'The Antechinus Family' by Andrew Cullen, 2021.

Plus a dynamic array of renowned street art throughout Lismore Laneways spaces, thanks to the Back Alley Gallery (BAG).

Stay tuned to hear local stories behind these artworks and more - soon to be shared in the Lismore Laneways Listening Booth!

Lismore Laneways Listening Booth

Local music to love...

Tune in to Northern Rivers Sounds - featuring original music from Lismore and beyond. The Northern Rivers Sounds Spotify playlist is curated by Music NSW. Follow to discover great local original music!

Northern Rivers Sounds can be enjoyed here on Spotify.

Lismore Laneways Listening Booth


See highlights from Opening our Heart...

Here are some heartwarming musical moments that brought together our community, as part of the Opening our Heart program in March. These events held in Lismore to reflect, heal and share joy together one year on from the 2022 disaster. 

Opera in the Gardens featured four of Australia's premier opera and theatre voices including Paul Tabone, Mirusia, Jayde Westaby and Joshua Robson. Their magical performance delighted over 2,000 locals and visitors at the Lismore Turf Club on on 19 March 2023

From the Heart was a very special free concert to celebrate our community spirit. At Lismore Turf Club on 5 March 2023, the event featured Aria-award winning country music star Casey Barnes and indy country artist Amy Sheppard, along with an outstanding line-up of Australian musical acts including Brian Cadd and The Little Steely Bros, Darlinghurst, and The Buckleys.

Lismore Laneways Listening Booth


Find out more and get involved!

Lismore Laneways Listening Booth

What is the the Lismore Laneways Listening Booth?

Appearing like a funky vintage phone booth, the Listening Booth is a bespoke 'activation pod' where you can hear local stories and sounds.

Launched in June 2023, the Listening Booth will bring together diverse voices of our city and rhythms of our community. As this project develops, you will discover a shifting symphony of Lismore life for your listening delight: local musicians playing heartfelt tunes, our stories and histories, home-grown ideas and recipes to savour, artists talking about their newest creations, and more.

Simply press the buttons in the Listening Booth to hear short excerpts of current audio content, and scan the QR code to listen and experience more featured on this page.  

The Listening Booth is one of two activation pods on Carrington Street - the other one is a community book exchange, delivered with Lismore Library.

What audio content will be shared in the Lismore Laneways Listening Booth?

Stay tuned to soon hear more new stories and sounds being created by local artists, which will inspire you with insights and imagination behind the art you can now find in the Lismore Laneways art, and connect you with evocative tales and wisdom from our community.

Programming for future audio content is now in development - see below for how to get involved!

I have ideas to share for the Lismore Laneways Listening Booth - how do I get involved?

Wonderful! Please fill out the quick Expression of Interest form here, and you can email with more queries.

What is the background for this Listening Booth and for Lismore Laneways activation?

The Listening Booth is an element of the 2021 Lismore Laneways Project, which was designed to help reinvigorate our inner-city laneways precinct and attract more visitors. This Lismore City Council project was funded through a $510,000 grant, as part of a $1.5 million grant from the NSW Government for the ongoing revitalisation of the Lismore CBD.

You can find out more about the Lismore Laneways Project here

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