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May 12, 2021

Culture Roundup – Thursday 8 June

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 12

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Upside down river

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Global predicament

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Transforming lives, empowering individuals and uniting communities

A Sound Life, Australia’s first charity to transform the lives of people in need through free music, yoga and meditation programs is having an event this Sunday as a fundraiser for the COVID crisis in India.

A grubby business

Cr Cate Coorey, Byron Shire Council Among the reasons Simon Richardson gave for his retirement from the mayoralty was the...

Interview with Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival

Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival talks to The Echo.

Hot Shorts Deadline

The deadline for submissions for the Drill Hall’s short-play competition Hot Shorts is 30 June. This is a chance to see your words and ideas brought to life onstage. Plays can deal with any topic, must be original, play no longer than 10 minutes, and be relatively easy to cast and stage. For more info go to www.drillhalltheatre.org.au.

The Young Green Flea


Celebrating all things green and sustainable, Byron Youth Service (BYS) will be launching the Young & Green FREE Family Fun Day and Eco-Fair in partnership with Sandhills Childcare Centre this Saturday. There will be plenty of fun activities for adults and for kids to engage with their natural environment including pony rides, a reptile show, recycled arts and crafts, tree-climbing school, a pop-up garden play space, hip-hop workshops, storytime readings and interactive bird-buddy sessions. For the grownups there will be eco-dyeing, weaving, up-cycling, slack-lining and making medicine for the trees! There is also the chance to win two tickets to Splendour In The Grass! 8am–1pm.

Conduct the ACO

Imagine standing on a stage surrounded by the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s virtuoso musicians, watching bows and fingers fly, feeling the power of the bass line, or hearing the exquisite tones of artistic director Richard Tognetti’s Guarneri del Gesú violin up close. ACO Virtual, the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s groundbreaking virtual orchestra installation, will be installed and available for you to experience at NORPA at Lismore City Hall over 8–24 June. ACO Virtual is an interactive, immersive experience featuring sublime music by Bach, Grieg, Roger Smalley and Astor Piazolla played by the Australian Chamber Orchestra. 10am–3pm daily (30-min loop) NORPA at Lismore City Hall $10 / $5 visit norpa.org.au or 1300 066 772 or drop in.

Kim & the Bad Boys

As part of Kim Dowling’s efforts to raise money for the Cancer Council and shake her booty in the local Dancing With the Stars event, she is bringing out the big guns! Bad Boys Australia will be strutting their stuff at the Ocean Shores Country Club this Saturday!

Kim is from the Ocean Shores Tavern, and is very grateful to be collaborating with the Ocean Shores Country Club for this fundraising initiative. Look no further than Badboys Australia with their latest production BADBOYS XXL. Their new show takes you on a journey where every emotion explodes into a night of excitement, titillation and exploration of the male form. The Badboys specialise in fulfilling every girl’s fantasy and desire with style, ensuring every moment is everlasting. A night with the Badboys is a night to never be forgotten. So be sure to get your tickets at the Country Club ASAP.

As for Dancing With the Stars, Kim will be performing a hip-hop routine as best as any late 80s aerobics instructor can at the Dancing With the Stars event. Dancing With the Stars is at the Mullum Ex-Services on Saturday 17 June at 6pm.

Surfing Vertical

Wayne Lynch burst onto the Australian surfing scene in the 1960s and rode a wave like no-one else. He opened up fresh possibilities with a radically new vertical style. He was a champion, a draft dodger, an outsider, a revolutionary, a messiah, an environmentalist, a victim, a wild man, a pauper and an enigma. He tested himself against the big waves and produced something beautiful and exhilarating and elegant in the process. Catch Uncharted Waters at The Brunswick Picture House on Wednesday 14 June. Adult $14 | Concession $12 | Child $10.7pm.

Joseph Gets His Coat


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the tale of an ordinary boy who rises to a position of great power. The favoured son of Old Testament patriarch Jacob of Canaan, Joseph (Brian Pamphilon) is betrayed by his jealous brothers and cast into slavery. The play is about his amazing comeback and is packed with lots of laughs, catchy songs and spectacular costumes and dance numbers. The show features a family-friendly story as well as universal themes such as love, jealousy, revenge, forgiveness and mercy. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be staged at the Players Theatre, Swift St, Ballina from 16 June till 9 July. Tickets are available at Windrose Travel, Riverwalk Arcade, Ballina, phone 6686 6566.

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