Julie Corbet ‘Hyla’ is on show as part of Illimitable exhibition opening on Thursday at Art Piece in Mullumbimby
Art Piece Gallery in Mullumbimby will be awash with swirls of colour when Julie Corbet shows her latest collection of new works. Julie’s paintings encourage the viewer beyond the superficial. Inspired by the view from a light aircraft, traversing the skies above Kakadu and Lake Eyre, the paintings may have as easily gushed forth from the wellspring of an internal landscape. Illimitable Flow opens Thursday from 6pm.
Pulling the Threads Together
Threads is the first concert in the innovative Byron Music Society 2015 series, the inspired choreography of Byron Ballet, young dancers responding to the sounds and moods of the sea and to the spirit of the place which is Byron Bay – the sea, it’s people, the first peoples, the environment – will come together to create a unique event, one performance only of Threads over a rich score by Argentinian musician Gerardo Dirie. Sunday at the Byron Community Centre from 2pm. Tickets $30 for adults, $25 for members and $10 for children. Tix at Byron Centre: 6685 6807.
Laughter in the Belly
Funny people unite at the regular open mic comedy night at the Byron Brewery on Thursday. A thrill a minute, this night is free and is emceed by comedian Mandy Nolan, who loves to hone her razor-sharp wit on an unsuspecting backpacker or two! Always topical, this girl certainly knows how to shoot from the lip! Featuring new and visiting comedians.
Northern rivers-based music supervisor Norman Parkhill has helped escalate the careers of countless musicians by placing their music in films and on television. Caitlin Yeo is
the award-winning composer for the critically acclaimed film The Rocket. In one extraordinary event, Caitlin and Norman come together as guest speakers for Screenworks’ Musical Solutions for the Screen, a masterclass to be held at SAE Creative Media Institute in Byron Bay on 31 March. Tickets online at screenworks.com.au.
Honey Community Day
On Saturday 28 March you can dance from 9am till late into the night at the Wild Honey Community Day (now in its third year) and Liquid Gold performance event. The day offers a smorgasbord of workshops for men and women in a variety of styles including flamenco, NIA, shamanic trance, Hawaiian hula, African and a tribal fusion bellydance workshop from master teacher, Ashley Lopez (USA)!
Then from 8pm at Byron Brewery you can get your glitter on at Liquid Gold, a potent mix of live gypsy music and performances with Ashley Lopez, who will thrill you with her grace, flexibility and depth of artistry. Lopez is a regular guest with cutting-edge band Beats Antique and this is her second trip to Australia. Earlybird tix $33+bf. Price includes all workshops. Liquid Gold 8pm Byron Brewery. Earlybird tix $22 +bf. Available at www.wildhoneyevents.com.
Transgender on the Deck
Transgender Seeking is an exposing, funny and tender look at queer and trans relationships. This smart, fast-paced take on dating in an age of social media and technology features visually stunning, highly interactive projections and sound. At the Deck at SCU Unibar Lismore on Friday. There will also be a free workshop about hooking up online from 1pm till 3pm on Saturday. For bookings contact Edda on 6622 1555.
Borneo to Byron
Byron Bay residents Sharon Bele-Verdy and David Metcalf invite interested parties to join in and experience the culture, music and dance of the amazing beautiful Dayak people of Borneo, The Guardians of the Forest. Later this year Sharon Bele-Verdy will be completing an 800km pilgrimage walk in Spain and Paris, closing on the eve of the UN Summit for Climate Change to support these tribes.
The film will be screening this Thursday at the Byron Community Centre at 7pm. For more info email [email protected]
The Evils of Sugar: Film about Sweet Nothing!
Actor Damon Gameau will be visiting Byron Bay for a special screening at Palace Byron Bay Cinema this Thursday of his new documentary That Sugar Film, which he wrote and directed as
well as starred in. It is the most dominant food in the world.
How has sugar infiltrated our diet and culture? What effect is it having on our minds and bodies? That Sugar Film is one man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar industry, and where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves.
That Sugar Film will forever change the way you think about ‘healthy’ food. Following the screening there will be a Q&A with Damon and associate professor John Stevens from the School of Health and Human Sciences at Southern Cross University and Dr Catrina Quinn from the Mullumbimby Medical Centre.
Free Event for Seniors Week: Elderbeats Drumming group Thursday March 19 at the Byron Community Centre, starting 2pm. Please dress up and bring along a plate for a tea party.
Harmony Day at Mullum Community Garden, cultural performances, workshops and free morning tea, Saturday March 21, 10am. Arrive early for parking.
Byron Bay library
Friday March 20 at 11am at Byron Bay Library with Josie Gagliano, author of The Australian ageing generation handbook. To book call 6685 8540.
Byron Music Society presents Threads at Byron Community Centre, Sunday March 22 at 2.30 pm. A unique blend of music, dance and visual art.
Art in the Pub
Art in the Pub: Award-winning Australian artist Jo Bertini has been invited by C.A.S.E. to talk about Life as an Expedition Artist at the Court House Hotel, Mullumbimby, on Sunday March 22 at 6pm. All welcome, free.
Flag Painting Workshop
Flag Painting Workshop April 10, Mullumbimby Community Gardens. Info: www.mullumbimbycommunitygardens.org/event. To book: 0428 222 525.
Hop along to St John’s Easter Fair on Friday March 27 from 4.30pm at Mullumbimby school grounds. Rides, laser skirmish, food, stalls, entertainment and more.
Byron Harmony Festival
With Byron Harmony Day coming up on March 28 and lead-up activities throughout March, volunteers are needed to help plan, set up, perform, workshop and speak. Please call Judy 0405 436 663.
Brunswick Valley Bridge Club now meets at the Brunswick Heads Bowling Club on Mondays and Saturdays 12.30 for 12.45 start. Visitors welcome. Player liaison officer Phyllis Keyte (6684 1103) if you need a partner. Lessons for beginners and intermediate players available. Enq Barbara Powell 6680 5948.