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Culture Roundup: Dec 13-20, 2017

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 19

‘This Life’ is the first single off Jesse Morris and the Shakedown’s forthcoming and first ever vinyl release titled The Children of the Sun. 

Other News

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

Sweet n Sourdough

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Water and the dam

Dr Roslyn Irwin, Caniaba An organisation called ‘Our Future NR’ is distributing and promoting information intended to put the Dunoon...

Marvell Hall’s ‘Dangerously Poetic’ fundraiser

This Sunday Marvell Hall will host a tribute to some of the street-named fellows with poetry, music and portraits as a fundraiser for the hall.

All fired up: former magistrate fumes at news of the world

How does one react to news of environmental vandalism, rampant domestic violence and mutilation of women without anger or distress?

Remembering Bentley

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

All that Glittas

What is Glitta Supernova’s new show Bodymap? Why it’s psychedelic, satirical, personal and political storytelling, a hybrid mix of bent burlesque and experimental theatre that’s packed to the rafters with puns, punches and possibilities. Body Map is a deep dive across the consumer-bordered planet and into our inner being, highlighting our capacity to transform despite the odds. Red-light surrealism bridging intimacy and objectification, in a sixty-minute physical freeway that won’t be tarred for convenience.

Australia’s cult pioneer of performance art brings her multi-nominated, award-winning show to Byron Theatre as part of Tropical Fruits Festival.

Glitta, who grow up in Lennox Head, pulls the bordello body bus into her home town again with her latest show amassing a total six nominations and three awards including winner of the Top Gong Best in Fringe 2017 award, Best Cabaret 2017 and Most Outstanding Performer. Glitta sold out the Byron Theatre in 2015 with her previous one-woman show Let’s get METAphysical and she’s sure to do it again.

Byron Theatre on Saturday 30 December at 8pm. Tix on byroncentre.com.au


SAE Creative Media Institute presents an exhibition of work from the Audio, Design, Film, and Games students. This exhibition will showcase the outstanding creative talents of current SAE students to their peers, alumni, industry professionals and staff. If you are thinking about a career in the creative media then it’s the perfect opportunity to see the work of some of the region’s best young creators.

Thursday at SAE Byron Bay, 1–3pm.

Talking Travel

Abroad Broke & Busted and Crazy Shit in Asia are both compilations of adventure travel stories with a sense of humour by writer Matt Towner and his local writer/traveller friends and family. Both books can be purchased and ordered from all good book shops in the Shire or online with a quick google search or at www.travellerstaleswriters.com

If you have your books and want them signed by the author and other contributors come to the Beach Hotel on Friday from 5pm. More and more stories will be told and made on the day for sure and all fun loving friends are welcome.

Jax and the Beanstalk

Jax & Beans

For the Xmas Pantomime this year, Lismore Theatre Company is bringing a classic fairytale to life and giving it a unique twist: Jax and the Beanstalk. This contemporary re-write of the classic fairytale sees Jax as a strong and independent young woman, who trades the cow for magic beans and adventures into the world of mysterious giants. But there is much more happening in this magical adventure. With a dastardly baron, bumbling henchmen, vicious gremlins, a long-suffering Mother and a handsome Prince. Ginger Dickens, who plays Jax, has a passion for acting both on stage and TV. Ginger is currently starring in a children’s TV series called Grace Beside Me which will air in 2018 on NITV. Ginger’s mother is a strong Wiradjuri woman and successful artist and her father is an actor. ‘Girl power is my thing,’ Ginger says, ‘and I love that I get to save the Prince and have an adventure written previously only for boys!’ Only four performances Saturday and Sunday at The Rochdale Theatre at 11am and 2pm.

Children under 12 – $5, Adults – $10 and Families 2 Adults & 2 children – $25
Tickets can be purchased by following the link below.

Have a Peeky at Cheeky

If you are looking to kick your heels up as the big long summer break approaches, look no further than our final Cheeky Cabaret of 2017. Jam-packed with fun, frivolity and festiveness – done Brunswick Picture House style – you won’t find a better night out. Silly season has descended upon us, so join us for the best in circus, comedy, cabaret and leave your troubles at the door. We’ve also got a brand-new team taking over our kitchen, with an incredible menu tailor-made for this cabaret. Get your tickets online at brunswickpicturehouse.com before they’re gone. Friday and Saturday at the Brunswick Picture House.

Tickets on line at brunswickpicturehouse.com
Friday Adult $40 | Friday Concession $35 | 
Saturday Adult $45 | Saturday Concession $40

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