THE 6th INDIGENOUS FIRE WORKSHOP GETS UNDERWAY ON CAPE YORK PENINSULA

an environmental remedy, a tonic for bushland, seems a counter-intuitive notion, especially in a nation so determined, for good reasons, to prevent fire in its cities and countryside. But the idea that the right kind of fire at the right time might help rehabilitate “sick” country, […]

FROM TROPIC TO ARCTIC – LARA HUDSON GOES DOG SLEDDING

We’ve had a few cold nights in far north Queensland recently. That’s what happens when we get these lovely fine dry season days – created by cooler dry air from the south. That sends the night time minimums down to the low teens in Cairns, […]

NEW FOLK SOUNDS FROM ENGLAND – TONY HILLIER’S WORLD OF MUSIC

This week on Tony Hillier’s World of Music, we sample four new folk albums featuring English artists of diverse ages, but they share a connection – they all have a relationship of one form or another with the great British folk-rock pioneer Ashley Hutchings. PLAY […]

THE CAIRNS UKULELE FESTIVAL 2014 – TONY HILLIER’S WORLD OF MUSIC

Cairns is the centre of the ukulele universe this weekend – with the 5th Cairns Ukulele Festival well underway. Players of the four-stringed instrument have come to far north Queensland from around Australia and from faraway shores to celebrate an instrument that evokes the tropics […]

SPEAKING IN TONGUES – THE PLAY THAT BECAME THE FILM LANTANA

One of the best Australian films of recent times was Lantana – Ray Lawrence directing a stellar cast in a complex and compelling tale of mystery, lust and the search for something more. The film was based on a play by Andrew Bovell – Speaking […]