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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.

Cocaine bust in Byron Shire, 7 men arrested

Police say two separate investigations into the ongoing supply of cocaine in the Byron Bay area have led to charges against seven men.

Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

False impressions

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I was under the impression that, upon the mayor resigning, the deputy mayor would automatically get the...

How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

The Balcony Restaurant in Byron is running a competition for young artists.

The Balcony Restaurant in Byron is running a competition for young artists. They want to know ‘What does Byron Bay mean to you?’

The best artistic representation submitted will win an ultimate artists’ prize pack. You can submit any visual art whether it’s a video, a photo, a drawing, a painting or a sculpture, as long as it expresses your favourite things about Byron Bay.

Submissions will be separated into two categories: the ‘under-8-years-old’ group and the ‘8–12-years-old’ group. We will have one artist prize pack, valued at $100, from local art shop Still @ The Centre to give away for each category, plus free kids’ meals to give away to the runners-up.

All you need to do to enter is upload your child’s artwork onto Facebook with their name and age and tag Balcony Bar & Oyster Co to go into the running. Alternatively you can upload the artwork directly onto Balcony Bar & Oyster Co’s Facebook page. For full terms and conditions head to the Balcony Bar & Oyster Co Facebook page.

The competition runs from 1 January till 1 March. Winners will be notified via Facebook Messenger within a week of the competition’s closing to organise collection of their prize.
Full terms and conditions can be found on The Balcony
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/balconybyronbay.


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