Surfing the Coldstream committee members, from left, Ilma Hynson, Kirra Muegge, Danielle Connelly, Melinda Gibbs and Melinda O?
Surfing the Coldstream committee members, from left, Ilma Hynson, Kirra Muegge, Danielle Connelly, Melinda Gibbs and Melinda O?

Surely it?s a Rove record

By RENEE FORD

A LETTER and three photographs of the human formation of 'What The ...' were mailed to Rove Live yesterday.

Organisers of the Surfing the Coldstream human formation are hopeful that the people on Yamba's Main Beach on Monday have set a 'Rove record', by making the biggest ever 'WHAT THE ...?'

Following the Surfing the Coldstream human formation, participants were asked at the last minute to form 'WHAT THE ...?'

Festival committee member Denise Patten said in the letter to Rove: "People, surfboards, boogie boards, beach towels, sea kayaks, horses, dogs, chickens (ah, yes, and a rabbit) set this Rove record in 2006 that may last forever!"

The committee is hoping that Rove viewers might take up the challenge and break Yamba's 'Rove record'.

"Or maybe we'll just keep the record forever," Ms Patten said.

Each participant registered their names and the letter they helped form for the history books.

And the list indicates that at least 553 people were involved.

If you had fun on Yamba's Main Beach on Monday in the Surfing The Coldstream Festival's human formation promotional stunt and want to do more, then read on.

Red Cabbage Collective, a Melbourne Theatre Company, is bringing its latest theatrical creation, Hedge-Mony, straight from the Melbourne Commonwealth Games to test drive it in Yamba before taking it to the theatre festivals of Europe.

It is asking for volunteers to become one of the many disguised Clarence Valley residents who will help create a human hedge down on Main Beach during the Surfing The Coldstream Arts/Fringe Festival on October 21 and 22.

And the best part is that noone will know you were in it.

The festival's volunteer coordinator, Bev Mansfield, said: "It's always so much more rewarding on all levels when you're a part of something rather than simply watching it from the sidelines."

To become a Hedge-Mony participant phone Bev on 66469433 or visit www.surfingthecoldstream.com.au and download a volunteer form. For more information see the programs section and follow the Red Cabbage link.

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