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Still doing it over 60

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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Diverse and resilient

Andrya Hart, The Channon After statements and actions by some Rous councillors, I am left wondering how many refusals to...

It’s D-Day for Byron’s Marvell Street DA

Will a controversial hotel development in central Byron that exceeds both height and floor space limits be given conditional approval at this week’s Byron Council meeting?

Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

Doing it right

How do you know you’re doing hummus right? When the international visitors tell you it’s some of the best...

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.

Next week at the second annual Byron Bay Science Film & Talk Fest, Laura-Doe Harris, pleasure coach, and Alan Hainsworth, mental health nurse, discuss our misconceptions about sex and wellbeing. What is ‘normal’ and ‘abnormal’ and who says? What is the biology to our thoughts and intimacies? What are the taboos around sex over 50? And what is the impact on our community of the DSM-V (Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), the controversial American index of mental disorders?

Here is your chance to view some provocative films:

Still Doing It – the intimate lives of women over 65 (previewed above): director Deirdre Fishel takes an intimate look at the sexuality of women over 65, and this culture’s extreme ageism, through the lives of nine women age 65 to 87

abNormal: how do our suburban lifestyles threaten our sanity?

Madly Gifted: ‘seeing through the eyes of bipolar artists’

Friday September 21, 6pm, Southern Cross University room, upstairs at the Byron Bay Community Centre.

Hosted by Mary Gardner and the Nature Science Network with support by Women in Beauty

This is the second of four talks and films, incorporating SCINEMA 2012 and providing a platform for guest speakers (local and out of town) to reach local audiences. The final two events are:

Friday October 19: Listening & Hearing Worlds – 6pm;
Friday November 16: The Many Ways Creatures See It – 6pm.

More updates on Nature Science Network Facebook and website www.naturesciencenetwork.wordpress.com.


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