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Culture Roundup – 14 October, 2015

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Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

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‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our...

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Random Mullumbimby breath test leads police to cannabis and ketamine

Police say that a random breath test in Mullumbimby has led to the seizure of cannabis and ketamine.

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

Internationally renowned Melbourne based artist Eleni joins Robert Lawlor at Starseed Gardens Friday to Sunday for Tracing the Songlines
Internationally renowned Melbourne based artist Eleni joins Robert Lawlor at Starseed Gardens Friday to Sunday for Tracing the Songlines

Tracing of the Songlines

Spring at Starseed Gardens presents this incredible event of interwoven wisdom, storytelling, art and music from Friday to Sunday. Join Robert Lawlor, renowned author of Voices of the First Day, a seminal work on Aboriginal Australian history and culture, Sacred Geometry (Robert coined the term in 1979), Earth Honoring, The New Male Sexuality (1991) and most recently The Geometry of The End of Time. Robert will be presenting two incredible workshops, Sacred Geometry in Ancient Structures on Saturday and The Place of the Soul in Ancient Civilisations on Sunday.

Robert is joined by internationally renowned artist Eleni. Melbourne-based Eleni is a celebrated artist and visionary who shares stories through her art which capture the beauty and fragility of threatened indigenous peoples the world over. Eleni will guide you to create incredible artworks using natural materials in Starseed’s new art studio on Sunday 2.30–5.30pm, allowing you to develop the confidence and drive to live your passions.

Saturday evening features multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Murray Kyle. Participants can come to one session or the whole weekend at a discounted price. Robert – $60, Eleni – $40, Murray – $20.

Intro night at the Lotus Teahouse 5pm–7pm $10. Spaces Limited – prebooking essential. Contact [email protected] or 0407612672. www.facebook.com/starseedgardens

Raising Money for Soozee

From 3pm–midnight at Durrumbul Hall this Saturday friends, musicians and community come together to raise money for Soozee Wyld. A big personality in our little town, Wyld has spent the last year or more dealing with breast cancer. Featuring the music of Greg Sheehan, Willy McElroy and The Wild Zinnia Collective, Shai Shriki, Danidoo Butterfly and Josh Arent and the stylings of DJ Issey B, Milk and Pob to get those bodies moving. Face painting, storytelling, food, chai. Entry fee Adults $15, family $25, teens $5.

Ballad of Edgar and Mary continues

The Ballad of Edgar and Mary is a heart-warming and heart-wrenching story of a soldier, Edgar, who serves in France in WW1. His wife Mary dreams of becoming a chanteuse in Paris but lives in Mullumbimby. The play tells how war affects ordinary people. Edgar reluctantly enlists because Mary believes that ‘if we all do our bit this war will be over soon’. The mysterious singer comes to a different view in the song Stay Down There Where You Belong, she sings about politicians and their masters who profligate with other people’s lives. Friday and Saturday at the Drill Hall at 8pm and 2pm on Sunday. For bookings and information visit www.drillhalltheatre.org.au or The Bookshop Mullumbimby.`

Kids Choirs!

If your child is someone who sings around the house, or if you have a son or daughter who plays with their voice, making funny noises and enjoying their own sound, the chances are that they have musical ability that could be nurtured and developed. Janet Swain aims to develop high quality children’s choirs across the Northern Rivers district for children who really love singing and would like to learn more challenging repertoire and performance skills outside of school. Mullum Girls Voices meet on Monday afternoons from 4pm to 5pm and we have both a junior (age 5–10) and a senior group (age 11–16). The Treble boys choir is called Boys Aloud, and this choir sings songs that boys want to sing – a range of sea shanties, pop songs and some repertoire from classical music. Boys Aloud rehearses on Monday afternoons from 5.15 to 6.15pm during the school term at the Scout Hall in Mullumbimby. Call Janet for more information on: 0438 965 397. Register at www.songdynastymusic.com.

One of the greatest live bands of all time brings their epic live show to the big screen this week with The Who: Live in Hyde Park screening at Palace Byron Bay Cinema on Wednesday 21 October at 7pm.
One of the greatest live bands of all time brings their epic live show to the big screen this week with The Who: Live in Hyde Park screening at Palace Byron Bay Cinema on Wednesday 21 October at 7pm.

Ballina Fair is doing it’s bit for the National Week for Deaf People 

The National Week of Deaf People (NWDP) 17 October – 23 October 2015.  It is the one week when deaf people in Australia and around the world celebrate being deaf and being part of the international deaf community. The NWDP is run by Deaf Australia.Ballina Fair is playing two movies next weekend in Open Captions.   Oddball (G) Saturday 17 at 11.50am and The Intern (M) Sunday 18 at 4.25pm.

Paul, the cinema owner, says he is very pleased the Ballina Fair is able to do this, as it is the only cinema in the Northern Rivers to do so.

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s extraordinary production of Othello screens at Palace Byron Bay Cinema on Saturday at 1pm.
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s extraordinary production of Othello screens at Palace Byron Bay Cinema on Saturday at 1pm.


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Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021