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Go To The Theatre – Fawlty Towers Revisited

Lismore Theatre Company is presenting “Fawlty Towers Revisited – Waldorf Salad/The Hotel Inspectors” starting next Friday 27th July through early August.

Basil will be reprised by Jason Smith, who played the bumbling, ill-tempered proprietor during the LTC’s last run of Fawlty Towers, under the direction of the late Brian Best. This season of Fawlty Towers has been dedicated to Brian, a stalwart of the theatre company both as a president and an active director, who passed away last year.
Vanessa Dibley virtually channels Sybil as she humiliates, ignores and generally disparages her husband while they attempt to meet the needs of their seaside residential hotel guests.”

Tickets: $20/15, available at  Uncle Peters Books, Carrington Street, Lismore, or from the website  Lismore Theatre Company.  Lismore City Council and Lismore Workers Club are sponsors of LTC.

Mothers Day-Doing It DownTown

Some mums might think it sad that I am not with my daughter today, as she is with your father instead. But most of the mums I have spoken to have looked at me with sheer envy at the thought of a whole day and night when someone doesn’t sqawk at you “Mum!”, and someone doesn’t demand and wail at you to wipe their bottom because you, “darling mother who I love, do it the bestest”. Besides that I only have to feed myself (think spicy green chicken thai curry with brown rice, which daughter won’t eat), plus I got to go for a bike ride today in DownTown Lismore and how lovely to see Council has supported an initiative to spend Mother’s Day DownTown..with pop-up musicians on footpaths and traffic islands, around Magellan, Carrington, Woodlark, Keen and Molesworth Streets. Where have you musos been hiding? Up at the Music Block at SCU perhaps? I was a SCU student once and we were DownTown most of the time, and yet today I barely see anyone who looks even vaguely like a Uni student. So, get downtown more often and present yourselves to the world. Great duos, top voices, original lyrics, some covers. Every act was excellent! Even the poor duo on a traffic island in Woodlark St whose PA was powered by a noisy generator?! Only in Lismore.  DownTown was singing today…not enough people around to witness it but there’s always next year.

Sara Tindley Rocked The Hall

Fantastic evening at the Eltham Masonic Hall where Sara Tindley and band rocked the place. Starting with gourmet sausages on gourmet bread (think a snag on a piece of unbuttered bread in a serviette, is there any other way to eat one?!) standing outside in the darkness with locals and music lovers, BYO red wine in hand.  Sara’s music is damn fine and her new album “Time” is a must-get. I am hoping, fingers crossed, she can play a gig for me for my birthday party in July – very cool. Check her out, join the mailing list to find out about gigs etc. Oh, she can often be found having a quiet little busk at the Thursday afternoon Magellen St Produce Market as well. Go Sara! More info and song samples, buy albums and downloads>