Jerry Lewis, Pat Boone, Dame Vera Lynn … and Hugh Lunn

This year Hugh was appointed a Patron of Silver Memories, the national Australian broadcasting service for the aged — thus joining a select group of Patrons that have included Jerry Lewis, Dame Vera Lynn and Pat Boone. Silver Memories is a nostalgic radio station broadcasting 1940s-70s music 24/7 Australia-wide to residential aged care homes and hospitals via satellite.  In June this year, shortly before she died, Silver Memories patron Dame Vera Lynn,  103, led a radio sing-along of her greatest wartime hits with aged care residents all over Australia.  Hugh’s fellow patron is Dame Quentin Bryce, former Queensland Governor and former Australian Governor-General. “Silver Memories reconnects older Australians to the lives they have lived via the music they remember,” Hugh said. “Nothing brings the mind alive more than hearing a hit song from your youth. Silver Memories has been a boon to the aged, particularly during the 2020 Covid virus lockdowns.”

http://www.silvermemories.com.au

http://www.silvermemoriesapp.com.au

 

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The RAT Theory

September 16, 2020

Forbes Article

Brisbane 1993 Hugh Lunn, Chuck Feeney, Ken Fletcher, Farid Khan, Helga Feeney

My friend Chuck Feeney has finally given away the last of his personal fortune of A$11,000,000,000 to charity!

It took him 30 years to make it — through Duty Free Shoppers (DFS) around the globe – and another 30 years to give it all away, most of it anonymously.

Chuck had aimed to give it all away by age 85 but as it turned out it took him until he turned 89. (He lives in San Francisco with his wife Helga.)

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The Story Tellers at the Museum of Brisbane arrived 17 July 2020

The Storytellers: Step into the stories of our city

Uncover Brisbane’s histories, myths and tales as told by the storytellers of our city.

Featuring new stories by Victoria Carless, Simon Cleary, Matthew Condon, Trent Dalton, Nick Earls, Benjamin Law, Hugh Lunn, Kate Morton and Ellen van Neerven, The Storytellers creates an immersive and interactive experience combining historical objects, artworks, and written and narrated histories to share Brisbane’s many identities.

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Still in print

The Big Book of Lunn     2 books in 1                                                                  

Over the Top with Jim — the childhood memoir serialised by Macca on Australia All Over

Chosen as one of the “50 books you can’t put down”

Head Over Heels — young love in Brisbane in the 1960s

Lost for Words                                                                                           

Australia’s lost language in words and stories.…

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10 July 2020

State of Origin: The Musical! — which sold out three off-Broadway performances last November at The Princess Theatre, Annerley Road — was due to open just about now at the  Gardens Theatre at QUT in Brisbane. But, because of Covid-19, all theatres went dark.…

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To buy tickets to the State of Origin Musical

 

Buy tickets to State of Origin the Musical

 

To buy tickets to the musical  Bring Them Home – the State of Origin Musical, click on the poster, or the link below.

Friday November 29 at 7.30 pm SOLD OUT!

Saturday November 30 matinee 2 p.m.

Saturday November 30  7.30 p.m.…

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Musical opens off-Broadway this November 2019

Actor Gerry Connolly and Hughie have been collaborating all year on their State of Origin musical. Opening night will be 29 November with another  two performances on 30 November.

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