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Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

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Northern Star dimming under Murdoch shadow

As democracy advocates and journalists around the world did their best to acknowledge World Press Freedom Day on May 3, in regional Australia, The Northern Star was dimming.

Echo turns 35 and You are invited!

This year The Echo turns 35, and to celebrate this momentous anniversary they are putting on The Echo Community Awards – and everyone is invited!

‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

Interview with Madeleine West

Madeleine West is a nationally acclaimed actress who is one of the many talents who lives in our region. Not just a soap star (some might know her as Dee Bliss from Neighbours), Madeleine has an extensive performance training background and she’s going to be sharing her Theatresports expertise with kids at the Byron Comedy Fest.

Houses without smoke detectors very alarming

Fire & Rescue NSW is always busy and the nation-wide fires in recent years have highlighted the importance and value of our firefighters.

Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

When the original recording of The War of the Worlds, based on H.G. Wells’ dark Victorian tale of a Martian invasion of England was released in 1978 it caused a sensation. Actor Richard Burton gave voice to the Journalist, narrating a story that seemed so real and horrifying it was hard not to believe that the Martians had indeed landed and turned the people of Earth into their slaves.

Now, Jeff Wayne’s musical version of The War of The Worlds – Alive on Stage! is coming to cinema screens for the first time. Filmed in front of a sell-out audience at London’s O2 Arena in December 2012, this is a stunning musical extravaganza.

Wayne’s newly re-imagined production, with its award-winning score, features the holographic and filmed performance of internationally acclaimed actor Liam Neeson as George Herbert, The Journalist. Liam interacts with a stellar cast of live performers including Jason Donovan, Marti Pellow, Wicked’s Kerry Ellis, Kaiser Chiefs’ Ricky Wilson and Jett Black’s Will Stapleton.

The show features the hit singles The Eve of The War and Forever Autumn performed live on stage by 45 musicians conducted by Jeff Wayne. A multi–media experience, the production includes a host of special effects with CGI on a 100 foot wide ‘animation wall’, pyrotechnics, illusions and leaf drops.

The War of the Worlds screens at Palace Byron Bay Cinema on Sunday June 2 at 1pm.

 

 


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