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June 26, 2024


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Cinema: Despicable Me 4

With the school holidays fast approaching it’s time to rev up the kids to see the ever-lovable Minions in the first Despicable Me movie in seven years.

Other News

Curtains up on Byron High’s debut musical

After many months of hard work and rehearsing, Byron Bay High School students and staff  are about to perform...

Finding freedom concert for refugees June 30

More than 80 Northern Rivers singers and musicians will perform on June 30 at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall in a massive fundraiser to help settle refugee families in the region.

$6.8 million Tweed pound contract awarded

The Tweed Shire Council has awarded a $6.8 million contract for design and construction of a new state-of-the-art animal pound and rehoming centre.

Lismore’s Freedom of Entry Parade

Lismore is set to host a Freedom of Entry Parade by the 41st Battalion, a time-honoured tradition dating back to medieval times

Teething problem

I think it’s really stupid and potentially dangerous that the concept of an absorption period of charging a lead...

Housing, water, and fire ants: Regional Cities NSW welcomes NSW budget billions

Regional Cities New South Wales (RCNSW) welcomed last week’s second state budget from Labor NSW since taking over from the coalition in 2023.

Easter Trivia

Looking for something to do in Mullum over Easter? Come to the Golf Club on Saturday night for the annual Easter Trivia Night. Hosted by Ellen Briggs with proceeds going to local golfer Liam Reynolds, get a team together or come and join one. $20 includes dinner from the Indonesian restaurant and a great night of fun and prizes. 6pm for dinner, Trivia starts at 7.30. Call 6684 2273 to book.

Beauty Mate

Australian turned international ballet star Steven McRae stars in the latest offering from Palace Cinemas’ opera ballet program, the Royal Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty. Good triumphs over evil in this gorgeously glittering fairytale as the beautiful Princess Aurora, danced by Royal Ballet principal Sarah Lamb, is awakened by the handsome Prince Florimund, danced by Royal Ballet Principal McRae on the iconic Covent Garden stage. Combining all the charm and virtuosity that this much-loved classic ballet has to offer, this world of magic, romance and dark enchantment screens at Palace Byron Bay on Sunday at 1pm and Wednesday April 23 at 11am.

Pop-Up Kate

Kate Ford is a visual artist who works in many media alongside her main passion, handmade paper, from painting to printmaking and artist books. She has exhibited widely in Australia. She graduated from the Canberra School of Arts with honours, has a Diploma of Education, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and recently completed a Graduate Certificate of Arts Management from the University of New England. Drawing inspiration from the surrounding environment, Ford’s work uses a variety of techniques to translate what she observes. She has her work on show in a pop-up shop on the corner of Fletcher and Lawson streets in Byron over Easter, 10am–6pm daily. Pop in for look-see!

Art for the Imagination

Catch the latest show at Retrospect Gallery in Byron The Imaginarium. An emporium of magic and mystery created by five diverse artists working with photography, oil paint, pencil, gouache, glitter and acrylics to manifest their spellbinding unique works. Open daily over Easter.

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