November 18, 2014
In this Issue:
The French have a peculiar system of home ownership that allows for the tenant to stay on in a residence after it has been sold until his or her death. Mathias only finds this out when he travels from New York to Paris to claim the apartment that has been left to him in his father’s will. Ninety-year-old Mathilde lives there with her spinster daughter Chloé.
The title, of course, has been borrowed from the Beatles’ – or John Lennon’s, to be more accurate – ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’. It is 1966. Antonio (Javier Cámara) is a bald, chubby schoolteacher in Madrid.
A young girl desires love but is corrupted by wealth, in Kenneth MacMillan’s erotically charged ballet and modern masterpiece Manon.
Dan Sultan is one of the impressive acts playing Falls Festival this year. After a stint solo, Dan is back in the tour bus this summer playing with his regular band.
We can't wait for the Mullum Music Festival this weekend, and for something extra, there is plenty on in Byron Bay, one of the great acts is San Cisco who play on Sunday at the Hotel Great Northern with their good mates Guns as support.
It may have been 21 years since his first studio album but UK singer/songwriter David Gray has lost none of his spunk. In fact in his latest album, Mutineers, Gray steers into unfamiliar territory, forging new creative ground in the process.
I happened to wander into this small slightly uninviting location not by chance. A foodie friend recommended I visit this understated gem to try the freshest gyoza.
Having owned and operated food businesses, I wholly appreciate the effort people put into creating their own eateries. Now, imagine two times the effort – cafe and bistro, and I can really appreciate the choice on offer at La Table.
On doing the obligatory drive around Shelly Beach, I found the latest architectural sculpture to join the ‘3Ls Club’: the Ballina Surf Club and its privately run food outlet, The Lighthouse Beach Cafe.
A world-first study led by Southern Cross University researcher Dr Michael Gard will investigate the use of digital technology in school health and physical education and its wider implications.
Up first this week in a full program of local cultural events the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre will host Brisbane-based artist Monica Rohan in the Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence Studio.
After being missing in action for a year, the third gathering of local, regional and international spirited folk is planned for Mullumbimby in March 2015.
Inspired by local resident Sally Williams, kids at the Ocean Shores Primary School have created a wall made from plastic bottles filled with non-recycled soft plastic rubbish.
There are so many things to do in Ballina – Ballina Market, Victoria Park Nature Reserve, cycling, tractor tours and of course there's the Big Prawn and now the Prawn Fest.
A recent meeting between NSW Crown Holiday Park Trust members and residents was both positive and constructive, says Michele Grant from the Foreshore Protection Group. But she added there is still a long way to go to rebuild trust.
Angie Hart is perhaps best known for her role as the lead vocalist in Frente. Hart has teamed up with fellow musicians Katie Noonan, Melody Pool and Sam Buckingham to present The Songs That Made Me.
Congratulations to Bay FM, which recently won top awards for broadcasting excellence at the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia’s annual awards in Adelaide.
The Tallowood Ridge Community Association say they are concerned that a three-lot subdivision along the estate’s ridgeline may result in the removal of large trees by future lot owners to protect assets or for the building of sheds and granny flats.
Millions of eyes turned to the big screen last week to see the historic boxing bout between Anthony Mundine and Belarussian Sergey Rabchenko fought in the Hisense Arena at Melbourne Park, but one fortunate local fellow was there.