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Culture Roundup: Wednesday 15 February, 2017

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Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

Other News

Co-op meeting

Annette Snow, Myocum As a Mullumbimby Rural Co-op shareholder of 42 years and a past employee of over 13 years,...

Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

Thanks for Bob

Jo Faith, Newtown I wish to thank The Echo for printing the article by Bob Morgan, First Nations academic. This...

Board defends its management of Mullum Rural Co-op

The issue of potential fraud and financial mismanagement was a key part of the response from Mullumbimby Rural Co-op...

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

From go to whoa – Norco Primex expo covers it all

Norco and Primex are bringing a three-day sustainable farming and primary industry expo to you.

Incorruptibles has its final run at the Drill Hall in Mullumbimby this Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Incorruptibles has its final run at the Drill Hall in Mullumbimby this Friday, Saturday and Sunday


The season for the Drill Hall’s Incorruptible has been extended. Marika Bryant reviewed the show, showing just why audiences are coming in their droves! She says, ‘No stone is left unturned and the brilliant actors carry us through some scary moments of reality. I A powerful look at how evil can take a hold, without any of us even knowing. Megalomaniacs abound, insults following injury and all that that entails. This play is so contemporary it physically hurts.’

The audience for the final three shows of The Incorruptible this Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm and Sunday at 2pm.

Tickets at the Mullumbimby Bookshop or online at drillhalltheatre.org.au.

Hypno comedian Wayne Donnelly at Club Mullum at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services on Friday
Hypno comedian Wayne Donnelly at Club Mullum at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services on Friday

Hypnotise Me

The last two Wayne Donnelly Hypno Comedian shows have been a riot. He’s back again at Club Mullum to crack you up with his hilarious hypnotic fun. Whether you come just to see the show, OR maybe BE in the show – either way you will have an hilarious time. His goal is to make you laugh until you cry. Friday 8pm. Entry $20 on the door.

Bringing Buddhism to the West

Hannah: Buddhism’s Untold Journey – the award-winning documentary by co-directors/producers Marta György Kessler and Adam Penny, which chronicles Hannah Nydahl’s story of bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West, makes its Byron Bay debut at Ballina Fair Cinemas on 15 February with a Q&A with Marta. Filmed in India, Nepal, the Far East and Europe, Hannah is the untold true story of a young Danish woman’s life, searching for greater levels of perception in the 1960s until, as an adult, she becomes a pillar of living Buddhism with her husband Ole Nydahl.

Craft Your Laugh

The laughs are on tap at the Byron Brewery this month with Home Crafted Comedy, Byron’s very own boutique comedy gig that sees emerging and wannabe comics on the open mic.

Emceed by Mandy Nolan, open mic comedy is the place where new comics take their first baby steps towards what could be a career, a hobby, or… certain death! With lots of crowd chat, and a great outdoorsy vibe, come and celebrate the end of summer on Thursday from 8pm with Home Crafted Comedy at the Brewery. Like love, the laughs are free!

Jackie Loeb at the Byron Services Club on Monday 6 March
Jackie Loeb at the Byron Services Club on Monday 6 March

Loeb Yrself

Australia’s 2016 MO Award winner for Best Standup Comedian Jackie Loeb headlines the Byron Services Club with the stars of Women Like Us, Ellen Briggs and Mandy Nolan.

Described as ‘gobsmackingly eFor the past five years Jackie has been living in LA, performing alongside the best in show. In fact she was one of only 15 international comedians to progress to the comedy showcase round on NBC’s Last Comic Standing filmed in Miami and one of the few Australian acts to appear on the UK comedy series The World Stands Up for Paramount TV.

Jackie Loeb headlines at the Byron Services Club on Monday 6 March with Ellen Briggs as support and Mandy Nolan as MC. The stars only align once in every decade, so catch three of the country’s finest women comics for one night only!

Monday 6 March. Byron Services Club. Doors 7pm. Show 8pm. $20/25

Tickets online at mandynolan.com.au or at the club. Enquiries to 6619 0529.

Outside cinema

Held on the Byron foreshore, the Sunset Cinema is the opening-night event for the Byron Surf Festival and serves as a meeting ground for families and film lovers among picnic blankets and good vibes.

This year’s event is holding the Australian movie premiere of Given, starring Aamion Goodwin and family. It will be opened with a traditional welcome to country blessing from the Arakwal mob, followed by a solo performance by Hawaiian singer/songwriter Paula Fuga and a short film showing and culminating with the BBSF 2017 selected Feature Film.

Come down to the Byron foreshore on Friday 24 February for a starting time of 7pm.

Signs of the Time exhibition of street art by world-renowned national and local artists on show at Gold Coast City Gallery from Saturday until 9 April. Amy Jade by Bambi.
Signs of the Time exhibition of street art by world-renowned national and local artists on show at Gold Coast City Gallery from Saturday until 9 April. Amy Jade by Bambi.

Signs of the Time

Exclusive to Gold Coast City Gallery, Signs of the Time is an exhibition of street art by world-renowned, national and local artists. This gallery-curated exhibition features an impressive selection of artwork from both private collections and newly commissioned artwork. Including urban art megastars Banksy, Bambi and Blek Le Rat, the exhibition explores how street art reflects our society, times and culture.

Signs of the Time is on display in the Main Gallery from 18 February 2017 till 9 April 2017.

Book Talk

Byron Writers Festival present Irish novelist Sebastian Barry and acclaimed academic and philosopher Professor AC Grayling at Byron Theatre in March to whet literary appetites in the lead up to the Festival in August. Sebastian Barry is a playwright, novelist, and poet and is considered one of Ireland’s finest writers. He has twice been shortlisted for the MAN Booker prize and was named number one in The Guardian’s list of top ten writers to see live. His latest novel Days Without End recently won the Costa Fiction Prize. It tells the story of two young men in the US Army in the 1850s and is described by The Guardian as ‘one of the most compelling, bravura and heart-wrenching fictional projects of recent memory’. Sebastian Barry will be in conversation with Byron Writers Festival founder Chris Hanley on Thursday 2 March, 6pm. Tickets $30/$35 www.byronwritersfestival.com or 6685 5115.

AC Grayling will be at Byron Theatre on Thursday 30 March, 6pm. Tickets $30/$35 www.byronwritersfestival.com or 6685 5115.

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