Culture in Coffs Harbour

Culture in Coffs Harbour

Sunday March 16, (March against Abbott Day)

A beautiful day began with colour and continued with colour . . .

Dawn 16 March
Dawn 16 March

I missed the march against Abbott, I was handing out flyers for my poetry event ‘Naked Lunch’ at Harmony Day in the Botanic Gardens.

Cep, Coffs Botanic Gardens
Cep, Coffs Botanic Gardens
Chin dance, Burma
Chin dance, Burma
Sirens of dance
Sirens of dance
urban free jumpers 1
Urban free jumpers

A large turn out and loads of multicultural entertainment, but it was very hot, a relief to go to see the amazing Ensemble Offspring at the Jetty Theatre. One of the highlights being a John Cage piece.

Claire Edwardes, waterphone, John Cage, 'three2', Coffs Jetty
Claire Edwardes, waterphone, John Cage, ‘three2’, Coffs Jetty
Jason Noble glass clarinet, John Cage 'three2'
Jason Noble, glass clarinet, John Cage ‘three2’

The Cage piece relies, like nearly all of them, on consummate performers to work well, and flute (Lamorna Nightingale), clarinet (Jason Noble), and percussion (Claire Edwardes) certainly fit the bill. It was a wonderfully diverse program of musics that rarely come to this region.


Oscar Bettison – Vamp (Australian premiere)
Tom Johnson – Counting Duets
Jane Stanley – Helix Reflection
Matthew Shlomowitz – Hi Hat and Me
David Lang – lend/lease
John Cage – Three2
David Lang – Thorn
Jukka Tiensuu – Asteletsa (Australian premiere)
Matthew Shlomowitz – Letter Piece 8 (Sit up Stand down)

As we came out of the concert, an electric storm was raging out to sea. I attempted to capture the lightning with no success.

Coffs storm
Coffs storm



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