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Byron Shire
June 14, 2021

A tale of two Johns

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Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

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Celebrating 35 years of The Echo

The Echo Awards, held every five years, was a great success on Wednesday night as it celebrated 35 years of local independent journalism in the Northern Rivers and the community that have supported it throughout those times.

Ballina refuge fundraising campaign launched

Politicians from across the spectrum joined Ballina Women's Refuge campaign ambassador Mandy Nolan recently at The Cove Restaurant to launch a fundraising campaign for Momentum Collective's Woman's and Children's Refuge.

Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

CSIRO: renewables still cheapest new-build power

Though the Prime Minister and his mob continue to sell us the idea of coal and gas, a new report released today shows that solar photovoltaics (PV) and wind continue to be the cheapest sources of new electricity generation capacity in Australia

Three stabbed, man arrested – Lismore

Three men remain in hospital and a man’s been arrested following a stabbing in Lismore this afternoon.

It’s World Oceans Day!

It's World Oceans Day and we just wanted to honour that with a few photos from our library.

John Waters returns in his critically acclaimed production Looking Through A Glass Onion – a homage to the music, mystery and memory of John Lennon.

Wednesday 8 December 2011 marks the 31st anniversary since he was tragically gunned down outside his New York City apartment. John Lennon would have been 70 years of age in October 2010. ‘Glass Onion’ was created by Waters and D’Arrietta back in January 1992 with a 5-week run in a small cabaret room at the Tilbury Hotel in Sydney’s Woolloomooloo as a two-man show and was an instant success. Since then, including more musicians, it has toured London’s West End and a further two soldout Australian tours.

The show is not a cut-and-paste biography of Lennon or an emulation of the original recordings. On stage, with shadows from the lighting arrangement fluttering over his face as he explores the essence of the man through song and spoken word, Waters becomes synonymous with Lennon. He shies away from imitating the artist, but so emotive is his performance, it lulls the audience into believing anything is possible. It’s part concert and part biography thought it doesn’t seek to tell the full story of Lennon’s life.

For the audience this is either an emotional trip down memory lane or a wonderful introduction to the life and times of one of the most fascinating icons of our time.

With 31 songs performed including, to name a few, A Day in The Life, Strawberry Fields Forever, Revolution, Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds, Working Class Hero, Imagine and more, this is a show for all ages. The music is delivered superbly by The Glass Onion Band that is lead by Stewart D’Arrietta. Saturday Twin Towns.


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