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Culture Roundup – Wednesday 27 January, 2016

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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

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Cringe worthy PM

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Remembering Bentley

Saturday 15 May is the seventh anniversary of Victory Day at the historic Bentley Blockade, just west of Lismore.

Editorial: The vulnerable at risk

Most of us would hope that the taxes we pay go towards key areas such as health, education and to supporting the most vulnerable in our community.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Govt’s new housing plan fails to impress local reps

Local government representatives on the Northern Rivers have expressed doubts over the state government’s new Housing 2041 Strategy.

Miyah-Photo-Tree-faerie

When your Boomerang won’t come back

After a successful debut in 2013, Boomerang Festival, held as an independent event on the Bluesfest site, was nominated for the Best New Event at the 2014 Australian Events Awards and Best Indigenous Tourism for the 2014 NSW State Tourism Awards.

The festival includes dance, weaving, carving, talks and ideas, workshops, music, and authentic cultural exchanges between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. Despite resounding critical, industry and audience acclaim, Boomerang was unable to secure funding in order to present in the same format this year.

Recognising the importance of this ground-breaking event, Bluesfest director Peter Noble and his team have been working with Boomerang Festival director Rhoda Roberts to ensure it survives and thrives despite a temporary obstacle, and invites audiences and the wider community to join them in celebrating and supporting this wonderful local event.

To this end the Boomerang Festival is in its final weeks of a crowdfunding campaign and is hoping the northern rivers public will contribute.

Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson has just joined with Archie Roach, Paul Kelly, and Troy Brady in doing a video of support.

Boomerang festival organisers are asking the progressive, forward-thinking leaders and members of our community to support them in their mission to make the NSW northern rivers leaders in this positive change for all Australians.

www.indiegogo.com/projects/boomerang-indigenous-arts-culture-festival

School of Art is where it’s at

Byron School of Art (BSA) is very excited to be launching into 2016 with not one, not two, but three year-long courses

There are still a few places left in the second- and third-year courses, so if you have some experience or previous study in the arts and would like to delve deeper, get in touch ASAP.

If you’re wanting to get down and get creative without such a big commitment, check out all the short courses and weekend workshops we have planned so far including printmaking, drawing, screenprinting, encaustic and abstraction.

BSA’s dedicated and talented teaching staff have plenty in store for 2016. Please visit the BSA website for more information. www.byronschoolofart.com

We love you, Hughesy 

An hour spent in the company of Dave Hughes has one of the highest laugh rates per minute you will ever experience at a standup comedy show.

If you haven’t seen Dave onstage yet, you would definitely have seen him as a host of Network Ten’s The Project and Before The Game and this year you can see him as the new host of Nine Network’s Australia’s Got Talent.

It’s an accepted fact that Dave Hughes is a bloody funny guy but you’ll never know how funny until you see him live. Hughesy is unbeatable onstage, mic in hand, telling joke after joke to the rooms he fills across the world. He’s never been better than he is right now.

In Byron Bay for one night only! Byron Bay Theatre this Saturday, 7pm – $35.

 

Heart-beat of the Medicine Bird –  visionary artwork by Daniel Mirante, visiting Byron Bay from the UK
Heart-beat of the Medicine Bird – visionary artwork by Daniel Mirante, visiting Byron Bay from the UK

Visionary art at Starseed Gardens

Visionary Art will be a major focus in Byron next week, at the second annual Somara Shamanic Medicine Forum at Starseed Gardens. With artists coming from all over Australia and around the world this in an amazing opportunity to directly see into the extra levels of awareness that visionary states can bring. The Visionary Art Space will be exhibiting works from Luis Tamani (Peru), Daniel Mirante (UK), Lily Moses, Paulie Mann, Katia Honor, Bryan Itch and special guests.

Watch live painting demos, browse the original artworks and prints for sale in the marketplace and listen to  a panel discussion on the idea that entheogens can lead to profound artistic expression, and that art itself can be an entheogen.

This year Somara is running a Visionary Art Intensive with Peruvian artist Luis Tamani, whose astounding work often depicts the interior of Amazonian plant medicine experiences. Participants can join in 12 hours of tuition over three days with this world-renowned artist.

Food and drink are available at The Lotus Teahouse. A full program featuring international and local speakers, panelists and a variety of experiential workshops. Visit somara.org to view the event program and follow facebook.com/somara.org for updates.


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