I'm very excited to say that I will be interviewing John Paul Young for my community radio show, "A Mixed Bag with Chris B" on 93.7 Edge FM, next Wednesday night, 7 November 2012. The theme, of course, will be JPY ("Squeak"), so if you live in the Bega Valley, tune in between 8pm and 9.30pm.
Today I went to the Eden Whale Festival with my husband Tony. We couldn't get to all the activities but the town was buzzing with people, and it was great to see all the local produce on display at Snug Cove. I had a look through the record and CD stall, and found an album, "Explosive Hits '75" for $2!
I do love a scratchy old vinyl record.
While we were at Snug Cove, the Sapphire Concert Band and then, the Eden Aboriginal Dance Group entertained the crowd. At the local Marine Rescue unit which has a grand view of Twofold Bay, a group of happy onlookers were lucky enough to see a whale. Admittedly, it was quite a long way out, but everyone there was happy to have seen at least one whale during the festival (you can't have a whale festival without whales!!).
After a healthy lunch at a local deli, we had a look at the Eden Killer Whale Museum theatrette where there was a wonderful display of photos and videos and stories created with local communities from Eden, Bega, Merimbula, Tathra and Bermagui through ABC Open. Check out the link and you can view one of the stories: https://open.abc.net.au/posts/skies-over-the-valley-19sp3qy.
The festival continues tomorrow. Here is the link to the Eden Whale Festival 2012 program: http://www.edenwhalefestival.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=2
And don't forget you can catch the play "Bombshells" tomorrow (Sunday 4 November) at 3.00pm. It's at the Thimble Theatre in the grounds of the Bega High School. For details and bookings ring
6492 2619. Prices are $20 and $15 concession. Check out the website: http://theatreonset.com.au/
It's all happening in the Bega Valley!