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Culture Roundup – Wednesday 6 January, 2016

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Jan Rae’s Shifting Sands – her exhibition Coast – Line on show at the Lone Goat Gallery in Byron 15–27 January
Jan Rae’s Shifting Sands – her exhibition Coast–Line on show at the Lone Goat Gallery in Byron 15–27 January

Observing our beloved coastline

Coast – Line is an exhibition of new work by local Byron Bay artist Jan Rae. Jan has been exhibiting her artwork for many years in Byron Bay, Sydney, Brisbane and Buenos Aires.

She is a long-term local Byron resident and is well known for her mural work and tango paintings.

She is currently undertaking a Masters degree in Fine Art at UNSW Sydney, and this is her first show in Byron since 2012.
Of her work she says, ‘my artwork is an enquiry into the nature of erosion and the constantly evolving meeting place between earth and water. They also refer to a lifetime of experiencing the sublime beauty, tidal fluctuations and storm surges of my home environment at Belongil Beach, Byron Bay.’

Opening at the Lone Goat Gallery in Byron on 15 January and running through to 27 January. The work can also be viewed at www.janrae.com.au.

Basking in Starlight

The Starlight Festival attracts men and women of all ages and is a family-friendly event that welcomes all. With renowned practitioners and specialists across a variety of fields including massage, yoga, natural products, beauty, sustainable goods, soulful food, healing, music and much more, there is no better opportunity to be inspired and enlightened. All housed under one roof, all you need to do is come along and enjoy the uplifting and inspirational environment. You can visit more than 40 stallholders, participate in interactive workshops or take in the wisdom and expertise of our keynote speakers.

If you are looking for a weekend to unwind and reconnect with your inner self, come along, bring your family and friends, and be a part of this vibrant and uplifting community at The Starlight Festival 2016.

When: 7–10 January at the Bangalow A&I Hall

Price: $20 admission. 2-day pass $30. Locals 2-for-1 days, Thursday 7 & Friday 8 January. Tickets online or at the door. www.starlightfestival.com.au

Brand new stunts! Never before seen in Byron Bay!

Inspired by the great thinkers of the past and present in the field of psychological persuasion and mind reading, The Space Cowboy performs some of the most direct and precise thought-reading demonstrations that can be found in the world today. The holder of 38 Guinness World Records he is also leading the frontier of extreme performance. Experience his death-defying stunts of sword swallowing and much more pushing the boundaries of what is physically possible.

His bizarre demonstrations highlight the incredible power of the human mind and the physical body, and are so unusual they have baffled doctors and scientists around the globe.

Witness The Space Cowboy extract images from people’s minds, bend spoons in their hands, See him swallow a 60cm glass neon tube and hear his heartbeat as his skin glows from the inside. You are invited to bring your own cutlery for The Space Cowboy to bend with no apparent physical force in your hand!

Making headlines around the world and with multiple television appearances The Space Cowboy is one act you surely want to catch LIVE. This is your chance!

January 17 at 8pm at the Byron Centre. Tix on sale now at byroncentre.com.au.

jonathan-atherton-arms-wideFrom Kuala Lumpur to Mullumbimby 

Catch the wild and wondrous Jonathan Atherton in his last show before he heads back home to Kuala Lumpur, the place the one-time Brisbane boy now calls home. A love of language and culture pervades his work, giving him a unique ability to get on the inside in his storytelling.

The child of a foreign correspondent, Atherton grew up in New York, surrounded by children of diplomats, a multi-racial, multicultural melting pot that blooded a comedic wit unlike any other. There is nothing quite like the Jonathan Atherton experience. Wild, passionate, lateral thinking – like the bastard love child of Bill Hicks and Robin Williams. All darkness and light and lots and lots of laughs.

Saturday 16 January at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services with Mandy Nolan as MC and Greg Sullivan as support, 8pm. $25, can be booked on 6619 0529, tix at the club beforehand or on the door on the night!

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