Free movie offer for people with disabilities

SETTLING to watch a movie is something many of us take for granted. Yet many Australians with a disability are excluded from this experience.

Something in the Water

ONLY two years ago, members of Hervey Bay’s Rolling Bones Senior Drama Group were throwing around ideas for an ambitious feature film project. 

World tour marks Nana’s 80th year

Legendary Greek singer Nana Mouskouri returns to Australia in April for a series of concerts.

To market, to market at Eumundi

EUMUNDI, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, will be the place to be on four fun-filled Friday nights this summer.

Click go the peers

A PHOTOGRAPHIC who’s who of 20th-century American culture by celebrated photographer Richard Avedon, along with his portraits capturing ordinary people, will be on show at the Ian Potter Museum of Art from December 6.

Mo goes on for feisty Harriet

Harriett Littlesmith reckons she comes from one of the most maligned groups in the country. True or not, it didn't stop the comedian and impressionist taking out the national 2014 Mo Award for comedy act of the year. 

Top of the brass, that’s veteran trombonist Nigel

With a career spanning more than 40 years, Devonport trombone player Nigel Elliott has both entertained and inspired many. Recognised as senior trombone champion at this year’s Tasmanian Bands League Championships, the former music teacher has been a regular on the competition circuit for years.

Age will never weary Toni’s pioneering spirit

FOR someone with as much entertainment kudos behind her as Toni Lamond, you wouldn’t think another award would mean a lot. But far from it. The cabaret singer, stage and television actor and comedian, hasn’t stopped smiling since learning she was to be honoured with the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award by Actors Equity.

Mind your ‘esses’ with Pat in charge

MANY older people say they take each day at a time, but for 88-year-old Pat Boggs it can mean deciding whether to fly to Spain to see a relative play rugby or accept an invitation from a leading theatre producer to see a show in London.

Best Bytes: Thank goodness they care

THE NSW Government has released its five-year Carers Strategy as people across Australia are urged to help celebrate Carers Week from October 12-19, writes NAN BOSLER.