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Culture Roundup: Wednesday 15 February, 2017

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Concerns raised over the impact of opening up to tourists

The North Coast has seen a significant rise in vaccination however, spokesperson for the Cross Border Task Force and Tweed Shire Mayor Chris Cherry has told The Echo that there are significant concerns over the impacts as people start arriving from Sydney.

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Editorial: Jabby jab jab jabb

As of this week, NSW reached the double vaccination target of 80 per cent!

Waste to energy

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No means no, say traditional owners

As Water Week draws to a close, with a theme of 'Caring for Water and Country', a group of Widjabul Wia-bal elders have emphatically said they do not want the Dunoon Dam proposal to be put back on the table by pro-dam councillors.

#BigBadBiomass – protesters reject burning trees for energy

North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) and the NSW Forest Defenders have thrown their support behind the protests against the burning of Biomass to generate electricity across Australia ahead of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP) 26.

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

Comment: Net sober by 2050!

With Scott Morrison about to jet off to Glasgow for the UN COP 26 Climate Change Conference, I’ve got some unexpected and exciting news of my own: I’ve decided to take advice around my health and wellbeing and give up drinking! 

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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