The local #StopAdani campaign is going from strength to strength as locals come together to raise money to keep up the good fight to stop the proposed Adani coal mine that will contribute to climate change and irreparably damage the Great Barrier Reef.
A Stop Adani song, written by Elvis Pavarotti and Tahlia Shalimar, was the result from the Stop Adani meeting in Murwillumbah at the end of last year. Known as the Sexy Vegans, they have been singing at the Mullumbimby Markets, which has turned out to be quite a hit.
‘We’ve been encouraged to record it and give it away free or sell it for $1 as a fundraiser,’ said Thalia and Elvis.
They are also looking for other musicians who can sing or play well, who would like to get involved in recording the song.
They have a session booked at the SAE QANTM in Byron for 10am on Friday, March 2 to record the song.
‘If you would like to see the words and chords to the song please go to www.backpainbeatenin7minutes.com/stop-adani-song,’ they continued.
Then contact Elvis and Thalia on 6676 1759 to get involved.
Meanwhile in Mullumbimby, Lulu’s Cafe is putting on a #StopAdani fundraiser on Saturday 3 March from 6.30pm.
Local #StopAdani organiser Diane Hart said, ‘A couple of months ago Linda Ruttledge from Lulu’s approached me and said, “I want to do something for the local Stop Adani campaign”.’
The tongue-in-cheek Indian vegetarian feast fundraiser will host up to 60 people, who will also get to enjoy the delights of the Bollywood Sisters, who are also donating their time free. Linds will be donating the food, venue, preparation, cooking and clean up, while Lulu’s staff are volunteering their time.
‘This is also a celebration of the amazing community we live in, while raising much-needed funds for the ongoing Stop Adani campaign,’ continued Diane.
‘This will help fund the legal means to keep up the pressure and maintain the momentum that is vital. Together we can do this.’
‘So shake out your sari and don your dhoti! BYO drinks and glasses,’ she said. Tickets are only for sale at Lulu’s.