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Play examines Bello social issues

A PIVOTAL moment in Bellingen history will be relived at the Memorial Hall this weekend with the premiere of a comedy, Brand Bellingen.

Local author Pip Wilson describes his play as a satirical look at some of the social issues facing Bellingen.

“The play starts with a notorious meeting which took place in the Memorial Hall in November 1977, that some say was to run the newcomers out of town', Mr Wilson said.

“It was a very noisy meeting with 650 people in attendance, 50 of which were newcomers, and 600 locals.”

“We then time warp into the year 2008 where it is no longer the hippies versus the locals but the farmers and hippies versus 21st-century marketing,” he said.

Council elections are on September 13, so now is the perfect time to pull to bits some of these pressing matters, and laugh.”

Brand Bellingen premieres on Saturday night at the Bellingen Memorial Hall from 8pm. Tickets are $10, and are available in Bellingen from BellaBooKafe, Soul Weaving, Faerie Laura, and in Coffs Harbour from Coffs Music Centre and Park Beach Music and Hi-Fi.

Tickets will also available on the night and will cost $15.



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