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Culture Roundup: Jan 14-30, 2018

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 12

Check out what's on going the Byron Shire and surrounding area this week

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The Birdmann Finale

The Birdmann – Finale

In a 25th anniversary show, the man like no man, the internationally infamous, award-winning comic legend, The Birdmann presents the finest collection of classic comedy variety hits in the world! Following ten world tours an    d a star from the Australian National Circus Festival to the Glastonbury Music Festival, witness the winner of Best Circus at the Melbourne Fringe and nominee for Most Original Comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Be wowed by absurd acts including plastic-bag juggling, interpretive high-heel dancing, interactive origami extravaganzas, bicycle chin balancing, climbing inside a giant balloon – all accompanied by the original music of Egg. For one night only join The Birdmann in Finale and enjoy the weird, the wonderful and fly to the future in a fantastically fun evening of entertainment.

Wednesday Brunswick Picture House 7pm | Adult $22 | Concession $20 |

Bev Killick

Bold and brassy, not to forget bawdy

Bev Killick delivers a non-stop energetic set every time. You know she’s onstage by the way as she blasts her way through her hilarious material with her off-the-cuff style. Bold and brassy. From the first minute you know you’re in for a treat. Bev is likeable, bawdy and real.

Bev started making people laugh from the age of ten at family gatherings. Invariably these gatherings would end up with Bev putting on a show. Always the class clown and lunchtime entertainer, Bev’s ability to remember a joke (handed down from her dad at the meatworks) and tell it well, saw her doing standup comedy in the school quadrangle long before she knew that it would be her calling.

You may remember Bev from her appearance in Berlei’s ad for the Uplifting Tour of Australia, which led her to a role in Busting Out! making audiences across the globe laugh their tits off as she got her tits out.

It’s hilarity at its best and most accessible with Bev onstage. A laugh a second. Don’t miss this opportunity to see her live at the Ballina RSL.

Bev Killick supported by Matt Ford with MC Mandy Nolan

Big Gig Ballina RSL – Thursday 25 January 8pm

Martha The Monster

Byron all shorts

Bent Not Broken – Helen Bender

Jack And Jill

Best of International:

Watu Wote: All Of Us

Short Laughs Comedy

Martha The Monster

This weekend is the 27th outing of Flickerfest as it returns to the northern rivers, screening everything a film buff and anyone who enjoys great entertainment could ask for.

This much-awaited annual event presents the best short films from the Byron region, Australia and the world, across one cinema-packed short-film weekend at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall.

Flickerfest remains Australia’s leading Academy®-accredited and BAFTA-recognised short-film festival, ensuring that they continue to present A-list short-film programs recognised among the best in the world.

After the highly successful 10-day Sydney festival under the summer stars at Bondi Beach in early January 2018, selected highlights tour Australia to more than 50+ venues until May.

The Flickerfest program includes the Best of Australian Shorts and the Best of International Shorts, curated from the Flickerfest Australian and international programs in competition at Bondi; and Short Laughs Comedy, an off-kilter selection of clever comedy shorts from across the world.

Hand picked from 2,500 entries from Flickerfest 2018 in Bondi, the Mullumbimby edition will be screening an entertaining, inspiring and award-winning range of more than 30 Flickerfest short films, many of which are world or Australian premieres.

The festival also features the Best of Northern Rivers Shorts at the Byron All Shorts finalists’ screening of 16 local finalists, selected from nearly 50 entries, showcasing a wonderful new collection of creative shorts from our very talented local filmmakers on a range of themes that reflect northern rivers life including surfing, music, comedy, love and everything between, starring a host of local identities including Mandy Nolan and Rusty Miller.

Mullum Flickerfest & Byron All Shorts is a fundraiser for iQ Inc.

Flickerfest Cafe

Opens one hour before sessions, serving delicious organic treats and drinks.

Program times & prices

Friday 7pm opening party | 8pm Best of Australian Shorts |  $25/22

Saturday 3pm doors open | 4pm Byron All Shorts | $14/12

Saturday 7pm doors open | 8pm Best of International Shorts |

Sunday 7pm doors open | 8pm Shorts Laughs Comedy |
$16/14 | Season Pass: $55/$45

Tickets are available at www.iQ.org.au and at the door.

All sessions approx 110 mins (Classification: under 15yrs must be w/adult).

Volunteers welcome: please contact 0414 779 881.


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