Exciting News From the CBAA – Funding Increased

 Keep Community Radio The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia has just announced an increase in funding for the following two years.

 

This morning, Minister for Communications Mitch Fifield announced an increased in funding for community radio totalling $6.1m over two years.

This extra funding is targeted at digital broadcasting (1.9m in 2017/18 and $2m in 2018/19) and to support stations affected by the reorganisation of the 803-960 MHz radio frequency band ($2.2m).

The additional funding for digital radio comes at a critical period for the sector and will assist to maintain metropolitan digital radio services and the planned extension of digital radio to Canberra, Darwin and Hobart. The sector will need this increased level of funding on an ongoing basis to support regional expansion of digital radio and we appreciate the Government’s commitment to supporting these next steps. 

The provision of funding to support a large number of regional and metropolitan community radio stations directly affected by the reorganisation of the 803-960 MHz radio frequency band will assist in covering the hard costs associated with this transition and alleviate pressure on these community-owned, not-for-profit organisations. This support is especially critical for regional and rural community stations in maintaining essential infrastructure. 

The CBAA has requested all supporters of Community Radio who are on Twitter to:If you’re on Twitter, can you please tweet your thanks to Minister Mitch Fifield @SenatorFifield? Make sure to use the #keepcommunityradio hashtag.

ERIN MORAN – dead at 56

Child star Erin Moran who shot to fame as the daughter of Howard and Marion Cunningham on “Happy Days” and its spinoff “Joanie Loves Chachi” has died overnight.

911 dispatchers got the frantic call just after 4pm from someone reporting an “unresponsive female”. When emergency services arrived, they found that Erin was already dead.

Erin Moran was born 18 October 1960 in Burbank California, USA. She is the youngest daughter of Sharon and Edward Moran who have five other children. She attended Walter Reed Junior High School for one year and North Hollywood High School for another year.

She first entered the world of television in a commercial. The was followed with a regular appearance in the television series ‘Daktari’ (1966) and guest appearances in ‘The Waltons’ (1971), ‘Family Affair’ (1966), ‘My Three Sons’ (1960), ‘The Courtship of Eddie’s Father’ (1969), ‘Gunsmoke’ (1955), ‘The Smith Family’ (1971) and ‘The FBI’ (1965).

Moran was just 12 when she signed on to play Joanie Cunningham, the feisty little sister of Richie Cunningham in the popular show ‘Happy Days’. But while child actor Ron Howard has gone on to become a A-listed Hollywood producer and director, his on-screen sister had fallen on much harder times.

Happy Days, started in 1974 and ran for almost a decade. She continued the role in 1982 in the short-lived spinoff ‘Joanie Loves Chachi’ alongside Scott Baio, until its cancellation the following year lasting only one season.

Since then, Moran’s career has all but stalled with the exception of several television guest spots and an appearance in the 2007 independent comedy feature ‘Not Another B Movie’.

Moran was one of six Happy Days actors who reached an out of court settlement with CBS over royalties for the continued use of their images in merchandising.

Moran, Donnie Most, Anson Williams, Marion Ross, and the estate of the late Tom Bosley each received $65,000. Scott Baio opted not to join the lawsuit as he felt the show was very good to him and was happy to keep a good line of communication between him and Paramount Studios.

After loosing her home to foreclosure, she and her husband Steve Fleishmann were forced to move into a run-down trailer park in Indiana with her mother-in-law. There have been reports that her mother-in-law fed up with her partying ways threw Moran and her son out of the trailer and they then began staying in low budget hotels.

According to a publication in The National Enquirer, Moran was reportedly on the verge of a split with her husband of 20 years. The article went on to say that Moran was sick and tired of being the sole breadwinner and that she felt that her hubby was riding her coattails.

Recent photos of a chain smoking Moran did nothing to expel the rumors that she has in fact hit skid row and not aged very well.

It has also been reported that her former Happy Days co-star Henry Winkler was said to be working on getting her a role in his current TV series ‘Arrested Development’.

Moran was 56. An autopsy is pending.

SERENA WILLIAMS and baby makes it game, set & match

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If you thought things couldn’t get any better for the superstar of tennis, think again ‘Baby”.

One of the greatest athletes of her generation, Serena Williams and fiancé Alexis Ohanian have just confirmed they are 20 weeks pregnant with their first child. That would indicate that Serina was already 8-9 weeks pregnant when she won the Australian Open earlier this year.

While Williams will not play again in 2017, she will miss the years remaining three grand slams The French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.

After the announcement, Williams publicist was very quick to announce that she has every intention to make her tennis comeback in 2018, but at the age of 36, and a as a new mum, will she really want to return to the sport which gave her fame and fortune. I suppose with the right motivation, anything is possible.

Over the last 20 years, Serena has clearly established herself to be one of history’s finest champions, winning a total of 23 grand slams. . And she wouldn’t be the first player to return to the court after giving birth. Kim Clijsters triumphed at the US Open in 2009 to cement her as the third mother to win a grand slam following the footsteps of Aussie tennis mums Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong.

Serena chose to announce her news to the world with a teasing snapshot posted to her snapchat account simply stating “20 weeks”. Williams, posted a side profile shot of herself in a yellow swimsuit, before it was promptly deleted.

This isn’t the first time Williams has surprised fans by sharing personal news in the form of a picture. In December, she and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian took to his site to announce their engagement with a cartoon of the moment he (or rather his avatar) got down on bended knee after 15 months of dating. He sealed the deal with a huge diamond ring, which Serena happily showed off in January.

The pair first met at a lunch in Rome and Alexis chose to return to the same restaurant where it all began to pop the question.

Serena has known pressure from a very young age. Even before she was born, her father Richard Williams was glued to the television watching in awe Romanian tennis player Virginia Ruzici walk home with a $40,000 cheque after winning a tournament.

Amazed that a female athlete could reel in that kind of cash, Richard who had no tennis experience himself, set about creating the sports next female superstar.

At first he tried training his ex wife, and his three stepdaughters from his marriage to Price, but it wasn’t until Venus and Serena were born, that Richard knew he had found his money magnet.

Children were always going to be a major force in Serena’s life, if all her dogs are any indication.

With marriage and family on the horizon, industry insiders are wondering if we have seen the last of Serena at Grand Slam events, and knowing her, they’ll likely be left wondering.

Serena loves competing and loves the trophy, but how will she cope with being a trophy wife and mum?

WANN-OBE VICTORIA BECKHAM receives her honour

Victoria Beckham has been recognised with an OBE in this years, Queens Honour’s list, after establishing herself as a powerful force in the fashion industry.

Victoria received her “Officer of the Order of the British Empire” (OBE) for her services to fashion and charity work at Buckingham Palace from the Duke of Cambridge on Wednesday, all be it under a cloud of speculation. Her husband David and her mother Jackie Adams watched proudly as Victoria walked up to accept the honour.

Posh came under fire from critics, after they accused her of ‘breaching protocol’ and therefore ‘discrediting the honors system’ by spilling the news, before it was published officially in ‘The London Gazette’.

Posh broke the news to kids Brooklyn (17), Romeo (14), Cruz (11) and Harper (5) whilst on a festive break in the Maldives.

Tory MP Andrew Bridge said: “Nominees are sworn to secrecy, so she has broken the first rule of being offered the honour. It is certainly a betrayal of etiquette, it is just not done. It is just wrong and I don’t understand why anyone would leak something like that. To get an honour is extremely important and it might well be for a very good reason but you just don’t leak it. Full stop.”

 Tory Councellor Peter Bone said : “It would appear to be a breach of protocol and perhaps raises questions over her suitability that she has leaked her own nomination. This further discredits our honours system.”

 Sources close to the ex-pop star say she is “delighted and humbled for the recognition”.

 The 42-year-old rose to fame in the 1990’s girl band “Spice Girls”, and was known for her sophisticated style, earning her the name “Posh Spice”.

Her first solo single after the break-up of the Spice Girls, a duet with Dane Bowers reached number two in the charts in August 2000, and was followed by three more top 10 hits. But Beckham, who later quit music, admitted that her singing career had been a mistake. She realized her true passion was fashion and defied critics as she forged a successful career in the industry.

The designer and entrepreneur made her catwalk debut in 2000 when she appeared as a model for Maria Grachvogel during London Fashion Week.

She went on to become the face of high fashion houses, Dolce & Gabbana, MarcJacobs and Roberto Cavalli.

Beckham launched her first fashion label – denim line dVb Style – in 2006 but her reputation as a designer soared following the release of high-end brand VB two years later. The couture collection debuted at New York Fashion week and won “designer brand of the year” at the British Fashion Awards in 2011. The former pop star launched a secondary label, Victoria by Victoria Beckham in 2012.

Her designs are worn by some of the biggest A-list stars including Cameron Diaz and Miranda Kerr.

She said recently: “I’d like people to think of me as someone that wanted to reach women, young or old. I want to empower women.”

Her honour comes after almost 17 years in the business and 13 years after her husband, former England and Manchester United player David Beckham, was awarded the same title for his services to football.

Victoria is currently a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Aids project. She is also a patron of the Elton John Aids Foundation and supports animal charity Peta and Save the Children.

The Real Clean Up Challenge in the Wake of Cyclone Debbie

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As Queensland reels from the devastation of Cyclone Debbie, the massive clean up bears its weight on those who have lost everything. But if that’s not enough, health and hygiene issues have now become a major concern. Especially in the flood-ravaged areas like Rockhampton, Lismore, and Logan.

Airborne bacteria could bring about the onset of bronchitis, asthma, and other lung-related issues. Water-borne bacteria could affect skin and soft tissue. Diarrhoeal diseases from contaminated food and muddy water could also be on the agenda. Not to mention the impact of mosquito diseases such as Ross River Fever and Barmah Forest Virus.

The ABC Health & Wellbeing website states; “The most effective mosquito repellents contain 20-50 per cent DEET, according to … the Journal of Travel Medicine. Preparations containing higher concentrations of picaridin or PMD – an active ingredient of lemon eucalyptus oil – are the next best choices.”

While towns are struggling to clean up and get back on their feet, authorities are warning to boil all water or buy bottled water, at least in the short term. Still, that may prove a difficult if power is out, dry wood hard to find, supply chains disrupted and gas mains damaged.

It’s now been reported there are over 600 uninhabitable houses left soaking in central and north Queensland. But danger lurks even within the liveable homes of flood-affected areas. A 12-year-old girl was bitten by snake and had to be rushed to Proserpine Hospital and on to Mackay Base Hospital, after she reached into a cupboard for a towel. “The increased risk of snakes, rats and spiders is very common after flooding so residents should be extra vigilant when cleaning up their homes and removing debris and green waste from their yards.” RACQ CQ Rescue Pilot, Greg Webb says in a recent Central Telegraph article.

Receding Flood Waters

But even after flood waters recede and debris is cleared from damaged homes and businesses, the actual cleaning of premises will prove challenging enough. Rot and rising damp not only affects the stability of timber, but when mould sets into floorboards. Walls and carpet, it can severely trigger allergies, chronic asthma, congestion and respiratory infections. People at high risk are the elderly, children and those with weak immune systems. If you fall into any of these high-risk categories, it may be beneficial to hire professional cleaners to help figure out exactly what needs to be done. To ensure a healthier environment is regained quickly, Victoria’s Department of Health suggests; “Small areas of mould can be cleaned using a damp cloth and detergent solution, vinegar solution, or alcohol solution. Mould treatments available in stores can bleach mould, but may not kill it.”

Even if not flood-affected, if you live within the cyclone region. It’s also highly recommended by health experts that carpets, lino, and other floorings be given a complete and thorough cleaning. To make-sure pollutants, which may have lodged deep into crevices and fibres, are eradicated. A local cleaning company would be best able to advise on how to remove hidden bacteria from soft furnishings. Including curtains, lounge suites, cushion covers, carpets and the like. Of course, building inspections are also strongly recommended if there is any concern structural damage may have occurred within the premises.

The Risk of Tetanus

Another health issue rising out of the cyclone and flood-ruined areas, is that of tetanus. So, the Queensland Government is currently offering free tetanus shots to “those affected by or cleaning up” rubble within the region. If anyone is concerned about the risk of tetanus, please contact your local GP.

At the end of the clean up, hopefully common sense will prevail when keeping buildings hygienic. Use gloves, wash dirt from all scratches regularly, and watch out for unwanted wildlife hiding in the home and yard! For all personal or home-health concerns, check in with professionals for the most up-to-date advice on how to cope best after such a destructive disaster, to stay healthy.

Image Source: Volunteering Queensland.

AUSTRALIA’S GAS CRISIS

As we head into winter, the cost of surging gas prices are expected to hit households hard. 

The consumer watchdog has been told to investigate Australia’s gas market and compel industry figures to provide information in a bid to guarantee cheap and affordable energy.  This morning the climate council are calling on the government to look at alternative energy sources to help ease the financial pain.

The Turnbull government wants to tackle the gas crisis by building more gas plants for domestic consumption.  More gas plants for domestic consumption means increasing our alliance on gas. What we do know is that the upward pressure on gas prices is only going to continue to increase over the unforeseeable future.

Already gas prices have jumped enormously for consumers and businesses in the last few years so the time has come to look for alternatives, particularly renewable energy such as large scale solar and wind which is currently much cheaper than gas and comes with no fuel cost as both the sun and wind are free.

Increasingly a huge portion of Australia’s gas is going to countries overseas, and gas companies have locked in contracts that promise even more gas following suit. That brings on the issue of increasing supply, and gas companies will continue to search for the highest price they can get. Now that Australian Gas Markets are linked to the international market, they will continue to search for those higher prices overseas which pushes prices up in Australia.

The era of cheap gas in Australia is now over and expensive gas is here to stay.  So we need to find solutions and find other sources for our energy consumption.

Currently as stupid as it may sound, Australian gas is cheaper overseas than it is here at home. Its a big issue that is hitting the back pocket of every Australian.

Natural gas has a range of potential environmental impacts associated with its extraction, transportation, and combustion, including water use, pollution, global warming emissions, effects on land use, wildlife, and air pollution.

 

BRISBANE PRAWN CONTAMINATION

Potentially hundreds of Australian families have been affected by contaminated Prawns over the Easter break.

South-east Queensland prawn fishers already financially crushed by white spot disease are reeling after learning their catch could now be affected by last week’s airport chemical spill.

It has been revealed that 300 kilograms of prawns that were caught, sold and eaten over the Easter break were potentially contaminated.  This follows a leak from a Qantas hanger last week that resulted in toxic firefighting foam spilling into the Brisbane River.  Twenty two thousand litres of it.

Commercial fishermen are furious about this stating that they weren’t given enough warning and many of them have only just been told they were fishing in the contaminated zone. Trawler Michael Wilkinson said he was not told for almost four days that firefighting foam, containing perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), had leaked at the Qantas hanger at Brisbane Airport potentially costing him a loss of $800 a day.  During that time Mr Wilkinson sold 135 kilograms of potentially contaminated prawns, mostly Moreton Bay banana prawns, to local shops and suppliers.

“It’s been consumed by humans and there was no media release to tell us to stop working and stop selling these prawns,” Mr Wilkinson said.

“So now we’ve potentially sold prawn that could affect people.

The extent of this situation is still yet to be determined, whilst water samples are still being tested.

The chemical spill is believed to be responsible for the death of nearby marine life and prompted an investigation by Queensland’s environment department.

It has been another hit for an industry already affected by restrictions from white spot disease.

The blame game has also begun with the state environmental minister writing to the Federal Government saying that those responsible must pay compensation.

Plenty more to come from this environmental disaster.

The passing of an era : The passing of Chuck Berry

The man who did so much to help form what we know as Rock ‘n’ Roll is dead!

St. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – Reports coming in confirm that police have reported that legendary rock n’ roll musician Chuck Berry has died at the age of 90-years-old.

First responders were called to a medical emergency on Buckner Road at about 12:40pm Saturday. They found an unresponsive man inside the home. They started administering lifesaving techniques. St. Charles Police say he could bot be revived. Berry was pronounced dead at 1:26pm.

St. Charles Police sat they have confirmed the identity of the man to be Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry.

The family requests privacy during this time of bereavement.

Berry was born in The Ville neighborhood of north St. Louis in 1926, where he attended Sumner High School. His home, on Whittier Avenue, is on the National Register of Historic Places. That’s where he lived in the 1950’s when he recorded many of his biggest hits.

Berry just released his first new studio album in more than 35 years. The album called “Chuck” was recorded in St. Louis-area studios.

Jimmy Marsala, a bassist in Berry’s longtime band, suggests the new album took so long to come together because Berry wanted to make sure it lived up to everyone’s expectations. His last studio album was “Rock It” in 1979.

 
The classic Berry “Duck Walk”
 
 
We will not see his like again.
 
Vale Chuck Berry
 

Can poetry stop a highway? Wielding words in the battle over Roe

Can poetry stop a highway?

On the face of it you wouldn’t think so. But this idea is being put to the test in Perth’s southern suburbs in the protest movement that has sprung up suddenly and forcefully against “Roe 8”. The West Australian government has long planned to extend the Roe Highway in stages, ultimately reaching the port of Fremantle, and facilitating heavy haulage to and from the harbour. The “Roe 8” section is particularly contentious because it traverses through the sensitive Beeliar wetlands and involves substantial clearing of remnant urban bushland.


Police cars lined up on the disputed road.

The protest began in the weeks leading up to Christmas. The government announced plans to begin clearing bush after lengthy delays caused by legal difficulties in regard to environmental approval. The delays meant that work was commencing just 13 weeks before a state election that is expected to be a very difficult one for the WA government, with the resources boom well and truly over and the state’s finances in deep trouble.

In the heat and flies of a hot Perth December, protesters began assembling in tents and organising through social media. Police also appeared in anticipation of conflict. It was initially unclear where the clearing would begin in the 5km stretch of bushland, but the protesters noticed machinery beginning to assemble on North Lake Road and this became the “front line” of the action.


A protester.

On December 6, about 30 protesters, and as many police, faced off at temporary fencing designed to keep out the public during the planned works. One Perth poet, James Quinton, who arrived to voice his opposition, found himself increasingly drawn into the struggle to save the bushland. His blog has provided a series of updates widely followed by the protesters as the movement began to evolve.

On December 8, Quinton wrote a prose poem, Roe8#1, the first of a series of poems documenting the protest and asking questions that go to the heart of the issues the road has raised. It begins:


To stand in the way of the Roe 8 highway feels wrong. To take a day off work to hold a banner feels wrong. You’ll be called a bum. They’ll say you’re unemployed, have nothing better to do. The “mainstream” will tell you the “development” is going ahead, the “plans” have been in the “works” for years, that clearing native bushland is necessary for “progress”, that the correct environmental protection measures have been taken, don’t worry friend.


Quinton’s poetry rolls uneasily through the non-sequiturs and surreal juxtapositions that happen as the protesters find themselves in heated confrontation with police and earth-moving contractors.

 

In Marginata shade, with the depleted ozone
at Malvolio Road, the sandy verge is compacted
by sandals and sneakers, citizens sing
get up stand up, stand up for your rights
and a mum tells her son off for breaking black boy fronds,
and the patrolling police ask us to stay off the street
and the Federal Member for Fremantle stands with us, getting grey sand in his shoes
with his Ray Bans in his back pocket
.
 

Quinton’s poem, Hope Road (after Garcia Lorca) was written about a young woman, Barbara, who halted clearing works for four hours by locking herself beneath a survey truck.

 

In grey sand on Hope Road, is where she laid, she was not asleep,
the earth was no longer flat.
A dragonfly sniffed the truck fumes, she was not asleep.
And a comb eared skink bit through the bedsheets
of the men who do not dream.
Inside the red festoon, trespassing was a kind of parallel.
Here the surveyors’ spirit was broken
and the unbelievable turtle was quiet beneath the tender mud of protest
.
 

It is unusual to have art transpire in the real time of political action, but when it does, it carries a particular charge. The British War Poets who wrote in the trenches and hospitals of the Western Front, or Picasso’s Guernica (1937) depicting the aerial bombing of a Basque village in the Spanish Civil War, carry an aura that comes from both the moral outrage of the event and the terrible beauty of the art that is depicting it.

James Quinton.

Quinton’s poem Hope Road pastiches Federico Garcia Lorca’s famous surrealist poem City that Does not Sleep (Ciudad sin sueño) written in 1930. Garcia Lorca’s poem takes the form of an incantatory warning — “Be careful! Be careful Be careful!” —that repeatedly insists that no one ever sleeps, and someone always watches. It is not a poem of paranoid surveillance, but an urgent plea for the sanctity of witnessing horror:

 

Let there be a landscape of open eyes
and bitter wounds on fire.
No one is sleeping in this world. No one, no one.
I have said it before
.

The conceit in Garcia Lorca’s poem that links the “open eyes” with “bitter wounds” is taken up in Quinton’s poem. Here it is the “wounds” to the land created by the bulldozers, linked to the eyes of the protesters determined to witness an event that the road builders would prefer to have kept hidden. Quinton writes:

 

those who stood in front of the bulldozers kept everyone awake
and those who closed their eyes
allowed the landscape of cameras;
and there the bitter wounds began.


As the bulldozers began their work, Quinton was joined on the front line by fellow poets John Kinsella and Tracy Ryan. Kinsella is a long-time advocate of activist poetics. His poems testifying to the ecological cost of WA’s wheatbelt defiantly deconstruct the pastoral mythology of south-western Australia. His poems abandon the historical safety of reminiscence and instead strike their reader with jagged immediacy.

On three separate occasions on 19 December, Kinsella read his Bulldozer Poem, written for the Roe 8 protest, with the bulldozers in action behind him.

 


The debate surrounding Roe 8 reached a significant turning point on January 4 when the state Labor opposition announced, following legal advice, that it would tear up the contracts and stop the highway extension. Roe 8 is now a major election issue.

It may seem that poetry is but a small sideshow to a protest that is being fought in the mainstream and social media, the High Court, and the highest echelons of state and federal politics. But poetry draws its power from its ability to thrust language out of the gridlock of everyday discourse.


Protesters hold placards in Perth on Monday after losing a Federal Court bid to stop work on the road. Gregory Roberts

Poetry speaks to something else and, even though it is written by real people like Quinton and Kinsella, it also speaks from somewhere else. It is this otherness of poetry that the philosopher Heidegger sought to emphasise when he announced that “poetically man dwells”.

This reminds us that radical protest poetry — whether it be from the Vietnam War, Apartheid South Africa, or from dissident writers behind the Iron Curtain — is not simply a mantra to be chanted at picket lines, but an invocation of the power of language to speak to a higher law, to a judgement that has no official courts, but nevertheless holds each of us accountable.

Australia’s most famous modern poet, Judith Wright, was also one of the founders of the contemporary environmental movement and helped halt the sand-mining of Fraser Island in 1977. Her good friend, Oodgeroo Noonuccal (know then as Kath Walker), was the first Indigenous poet to publish her writing in English.

Her poetry, sometimes bitter, often wry, was initially dismissed by critics as mere “protest poetry”, but poems like No More Boomerang (1966) now stand as stark reminders that perhaps the single most significant achievement of Western civilisation was to create machines capable of annihilating the planet.

Oodgeroo’s poems destabilised a contemporary readership that was not used to finding themselves viewed from the position of the other. This is what poetry can do.

This article was written by Tony Hughes-D’Aeth [Associate Professor, English and Cultural Studies, University of Western Australia]

Tim Finn’s White Cloud at the Art Centre Melbourne

By Tim Finn and Ken Duncum with film by Sue Healey

“Salvage something that we need to remember From the wreck of history
Family images of fading splendour
Where they lead I’m following…”

– Tim Finn, White Cloud

Tim Finn, legendary New Zealand singer-songwriter, member of Crowded House and founding member of Split Enz, will perform White Cloud – a musing meditative performance about family, identity and home – this January at Arts Centre Melbourne.

White Cloud alchemises observation and contemplation, photographs and journals, narrative and music to deliver a potent celebration of family, ancestry and what it means to be Pakeha (a Māori language term for New Zealanders who are of European descent).

Through songs and stories, Tim introduces us to family members past and present, whose voices echo through journals, letters and memoirs – matched by dreamlike imagery drawn from 8mm home movies shot largely by his father, Richard Finn.

An inspired collaboration between Finn, leading New Zealand playwright/screenwriter Ken Duncum and video artist Sue Healey, White Cloud has moved audiences and critics alike in New Zealand, Australia, Ireland and the UK.

 

Tim Finn
Tim Finn

“We always envisaged White Cloud as an immersive experience, not a narrative in the traditional sense. More a series of impressions of people, places and our family backgrounds, which together tell a larger story,” explains Duncum.

A richly textured blend of beautifully melodic music and poetically evocative prose brought to life in the intimate confines of the Fairfax Studio, this inventive reflection on the lives of families growing up in New Zealand, loosening ties to the UK and encountering Maori culture is not to be missed.

Arts Centre Melbourne presents
White Cloud: Tim Finn
Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio
13 – 15 January, 2017
Book at artscentremelbourne.com.au