CHURCH OF THE OPEN SKY - Nat Young
Tall tales from the surf.
What makes for a surfing life? With a blaze of groundbreaking performances and a swag of titles claimed from all over the world to his name, Australian world champion surfer Nat Young might know. His seventieth birthday inspired some reflection on exactly that, and on the waves and characters that have marked his remarkable life - Miki Dora and Midget Farrelly to name a few.
But surfing for Nat Young - and so many like-minded surfers - has never been about winning, never been about the sport. It's a calling, an endless quest, a philosophy, a religion. Most of all, surfing is a way of life that has underpinned his other identities as board shaper, film producer, writer, raconteur, conservationist, activist, pilot, husband, father.
Candid and wryly observed, Church of the Open Sky explores what it means to be a surfer, with a collection of true stories of Nat's surfing life - and the friends, foes and heroes he's met along the way.
BOOK LAUNCH & SURF PARTY
NAT YOUNG - in conversation with Phil Jarratt
CHURCH OF THE OPEN SKY
THURSDAY 12th SPETEMBER - 6.00pm
LAND & SEA BREWERY, NOOSAVILLE
AUTHOR TALK WITH WELCOMING DRINK & GRAZING TABLE
$28 per person - Bookings essential - 5448 2053 email@example.com
TROUSERLESS UNDER THE NEWSDESK by MIKE HIGGINS
Mike is a well known and well loved local. His is a face we all know from his years on television. Mike has written his story - not just the story of his rise through the ranks of television, but also the story of his long and devastating fight with cancer. All the untold stories behind the news: his strange childhood, his career, his work for the environment and his United Nations Media Peace Award, his run-ins with drug gangsters and spies, and his six year battle with cancer after a prognosis of 16% survival.
MEET AND CHAT WITH MIKE
SUNDAY 15th SEPTEMBER - 10am - 12 midday