Briggsy MCs comedy at the Court House
Sharp-tongued mother of two, comedian Ellen Briggs, is the MC at the monthly standup comedy open mic night at the Court House. Reflecting on her daily experiences with a tongue in her cheek and a finger in the air, Ellen has the gift for turning the everyday into the remarkable! Thursday at the Court House Hotel in Mullumbimby at 8pm. Free.
Byron School of Arts Courses
Applications are now open for BSA YEAR-LONG courses in 2016 and if you are interested in attending please head to our website and submit your application form. The closing date for applications is 14 October 2015.
For those people looking for other creative courses BSA has NEW short courses and weekend workshops on offer in printmaking, painting, drawing, assemblage and more. Visit the BSA website for all the details and subscribe online to receive newsletters about future events. www.byronschoolofart.com
Felicity Ward brings her comedic edge to Byron
Felicity Ward arrives for her first Byron comedy show direct from Edinburgh Festival where she has just presented her new show about anxiety and mental illness called What if there is no Toilet? Felicity has also made a documentary about mental illness for Australian television; this multi-award-winning, Australian standup comedian, comic performer, writer and actor is not afraid to push boundaries. Currently based in London, Ward has appeared on numerous television shows in Oz, including Spicks and Specks, Thank God You’re Here, Laid, Good News Week, The Ronnie Johns Half Hour, No Laughing Matter, The Best of Sydney Comedy Festival Gala and the Oxfam Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala. Joined on stage in Byron Bay by Ellen Briggs and Mandy Nolan as MC.
Byron Brewery Monday 19 October, show starts at 8pm. Tickets can be booked on 6619 0529 or online on byronbrewery.com.au.
Getting on Top of the Kranskys
In a brilliant musical mash-up that sees popular TV and film themes combined with the hysterical humour of Australia’s favourite sisters from Esk, the ARIA-nominated Topology have joined forces with the Kransky Sisters in order to treat Queensland audiences to their hilarious new musical comedy: Tunes from the Tube. A must-see for fans of music, TV and film alike.
Byron Theatre, Community Centre, 21 October. Tickets at the venue.
Ballad of Edgar & Mary
The Ballad of Edgar and Mary is a musical theatre entertainment commissioned by the Drill Hall Theatre Company for the centenary of Mullumbimby’s Drill Hall. The show is co-written and directed by Claude Gonzalez, a film and television director, twice nominated for AFI awards and an IF award, and Gregory Aitken a veteran of more than twenty years of theatre work in the northern rivers. The Ballad tells the story of fictional characters Edgar and Mary Stephens, who married in 1914 and lived at Left Bank Road, Mullumbimby. The Drill Hall was built in 1916, probably with timber from the Hollingworth Sawmill, where, according to the story, Edgar was employed before serving in France. Mary dreams of becoming a Parisian chanteuse but joins a Queensland enlistment tour with a blind soldier poet. The Ballad of Edgar and Mary is narrated in song by the mysterious Singer with music-hall and soldiers’ songs from the era. It is choreographed by Michael Hennessy and plays 9–25 October at the Drill Hall Theatre.
For bookings and information visit www.drillhalltheatre.org.au or The Bookshop Mullumbimby.
The Worm is Turning is a film that connects the dots on global food issues, shows the consequences of chemical agriculture, and how corporate centralised control of the world’s food production is destroying economies and the ecology of the world. Filmed on location in India, USA, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia, the film shows examples of ecological farming, the possibilities of producing food as well as restoring the environment.
Screening at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall on Wednesday at 6pm with a Q&A with filmmakers to follow.