News

Town gears up for Love Lennox Carnival

BE AMAZED: Street performer Shep Huntly will perform his Bed of Forks stunt at the Love Lennox Carnival on Saturday.
BE AMAZED: Street performer Shep Huntly will perform his Bed of Forks stunt at the Love Lennox Carnival on Saturday. Contributed

BE prepared to be amazed at the Love Lennox Carnival in the coastal village this Saturday.

Suffolk Park street performer Shep Huntly will be performing his Bed of Forks stunt at the second annual carnival which this year has a circus theme.

Shep's show certainly fits that bill. He says "I'm my own circus".

As part of his show, he will lie on the bed of forks and then a 10-pin bowling ball is involved - but we can't tell you much more.

Shep has been a street performer since the early 1990s, having been an "adventurous child" who also performed in school plays in his country Victoria home town.

His Bed of Forks stunt is in evolution of a bed of nails performance.

And, with all his stunts, they all had a point where he, from an idea, had to set up and perform them in reality for the first time.

"It was scary trying this stunt (Bed of Forks) for the first time," he said.

"But there has to come crunch time and you've got to go 'now I'm going to try this'."

His show is at 10.30am and after 1.30pm. The carnival is organised by the Lennox Head Chamber of Commerce.




Northern Rivers blueberry grower wins national award

Natalie Bell and father Ridley Bell from Mountain Blue Farms were excited to receive a major award from Coles.

Blueberry grower triumps with new juicy, flavoursome fruit variety.

Ten things to do this week

CRAFY OCCASION: Co-ordinator of the Alstonville-Wollongbar Quota Club's Arts, Craft and Garden Fair, Susan French (left) with club president Diana Cooper holding a decorated boot which is part of a campaign in support of an organisation lobbyng for more service for those with depression.

Music, craft, rugby, theatre and more

Do you think you have the cutest baby on the Northern Rivers?

Dad Tim Sherwin with his 3 year old son Levi Sherwin, who has been entered in the Baby Show.

Comp judges cutest baby, happiest baby and baby with longest lashes

Latest deals and offers

Opinion: Is streaming the way to go?

Online CD and digital music are starting to decrease

Branson "amazed" he's still alive after cycling crash

Branson saw "his life flash before my eyes" during a bike crash

John Krasinski has better sex now he's in good shape

John Krasinski says there's at least one good reason to get jacked

Priscilla is coming to Brunswick Heads

Northern Rivers gender illusionist Maude Boate (Michael Gates) promoting the upcoming screenings of Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Brunswick Picture House.

Maude Boate will host two special screenings

Kanye West gets 'free reign' at VMAs

Kanye West has been let off the leash for the VMAs

Robbie Williams sings at manager's funeral

Robbie Williams and Lamar sang at the funeral of their manager

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

Investors eye Gladstone's $4m island with resort approval

UP FOR SALE: Turtle Island is on the market.

CHINESE and Sydney investors flag interest in Gladstone island.

Take a sneak peek at this $19m Whitsunday mansion

Mandalay House features a private helipad.

Mandalay is currently on the market with an asking price of $19m