Katie Milne, a Tweed Shire councillor, challenged the Repco Rally in court to stop this ridiculous waste of ratepayers’ money from going ahead. Her case was dismissed. But she now has to pay for $25,000 in legal costs. There is a fundraising event this Friday, March 19, at the Nimbin Town Hall with a screening of the climate change film Age of Stupid which stars Pete Postlewaite (pictured). This is a fascinating film with a lot more relevance to the real world than Lara Bingle. There’ll also be local, short ‘no rally’ films, an auction and some comedy. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets are $10 from Perceptio (Nimbin) and Nimbin Environment Centre. Or at the door. There’ll be delicious food and drinks.
Lulo Reinhardt will play Lismore City Hall this Saturday, March 20, from 8pm. Lulo is a direct descendant of that great man of Gypsy jazz guitar, Django Reinhardt. Lulo has made a huge name for himself with his guitaring skills and has developed a music that incorporates Spanish and South American roots into his Latin jazz style. Accompanying Lulo for this concert are Doug Martin on guitar, Daniel Weltlinger (violin), Sean Mackenzie (keys and percussion), Harald Becher (bass), Peter Kenard (percussion) and Fabian Hevia (drums). Tickets are $42/32 from the Norpa box office in Lismore City Hall or from www.norpa.org.au. Lismore Jazz Club members get a 10% discount.
Ensemble Liaison (presented by Musica Viva Lismore and the Northern Rivers Conservatorium Arts Centre) will perform a folk-inspired program of fine music from Bartok and Brahms to Beethoven and Gershwin at Lismore City Hall next Wednesday, March 24, from 7.30pm. Tickets are $30/25/15 from Lismore Music (6621 3105), Duck Creek Emporium, Alstonville Plaza, La Boutique, Ballina (6686 2662) or at the door. Family tickets are available through Northern Rivers Conservatorium Arts Centre (6621 2266). For more info phone 0429 185 361.