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Culture Roundup: Jan 17-23, 2018

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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

Other News

No air for Ben

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From go to whoa – Norco Primex expo covers it all

Norco and Primex are bringing a three-day sustainable farming and primary industry expo to you.

Why do we destroy what we love?

Nan Nicholson, The Channon I have been an environmental activist for over 50 years (I started when I was a...

Northern Star dimming under Murdoch shadow

As democracy advocates and journalists around the world did their best to acknowledge World Press Freedom Day on May 3, in regional Australia, The Northern Star was dimming.

Wanted: Bangalow and Byron ‘Induzzy’ reps for town projects

Residents of Bangalow and the Byron Arts and Industry Estate are invited to apply for positions on the Byron Shire Council’s Place Planning Collective

The legal smoke

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Stella Kinsella

A Stella Achievement

Erstwhile resident Stella Kinsella makes her way to Mullumbimby this week for a good old-fashioned chinwag with Renaissance woman Mandy Nolan about her two books: Poison Ivy and Wild Orphans. Both books were self-published by Stella after winning money on TV game shows! Find out how one woman navigated the process, and about her two extraordinary stories. Hosted by Mandy Nolan with an in-conversation at the

Mullumbimby Bookshop | Thursday |4pm | Wine and nibbles available | All welcome

Kitty Flanagan

More in the Kitty

Both of Kitty Flanagan’s shows next weekend have sold out, so Kitty has added an additional show for her Byron fans!

Her brand-new show Smashing is doing just that: Smashing! Don’t miss one of Australia’s finest comedians talking love songs, sex, algorithms, chimps, clowns, psychics… and of course everything is getting Smashed. It’s fun AND learning!

Friday and Saturday at 8pm sold out but tix available for Saturday at 5pm | Tix at byroncentre.com.au

Bunny Racket School of Rock!

Bunny Racket’s rock’n’roll residency!

For three Saturdays in January, Bunny Racket will be holding residence at the Brunswick Picture House. In addition, you’ll be one of the first to see an episode of their upcoming web series at the show!

Bunny Racket is rock’n’roll for kids. Pure and simple. King Bunny is a guitar-wielding, skateboarding, nature-loving rabbit with a passion to share his love of rock’n’roll. Bunny Racket is born of King Bunny’s fierce love for rock music and a yearning for kid-friendly tunes that are relevant and positive. King Bunny travels the open highways in his old van, seeking collaboration, inspiration and knowledge, and on a quest to share his unique brand of rock’n’roll with the younger generation of bunny racketeers and to create the greatest kids’ rock record of all time.

Bunny Racket is also about to launch a rock’n’roll web series that’s set to inspire and teach kids how to create music and rock out with the whole family!

The Bunny Racket Live show will have the whole family in fits of rock’n’roll bliss! Just imagine the Ramones and KISS teaming up with Cat in the Hat and AC/DC. Don’t miss this!

This Saturday and 27 January at 12pm | All $15 | Family of 4 $55 | Tix and info on brunswickpicturehouse.com

Women Like Us

Women Like Us

Have you seen the hit comedy show Women Like Us? Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs have been touring the country packing out halls, pubs and clubs nationwide with their middle-aged peri-menopausal standup comedy spectacular! These girls are like cranky super-heroes, fighting objectification one beige undie shoot at a time. That’s right. Sick of photoshopped women’s bodies on billboards spreading the message of unobtainable perfection, Nolan and Briggs show what it’s like to be a ‘real’ woman. Unbotoxed, without abs, and unfiltered. Last weekend saw Women Like Us have two sellout local houses at Uki and Pottsville halls. Punters sweated it out in the heat for two hours of non-stop laughter. The girls are continuing their national tour this year with shows at Perth Fringe on the horizon, so come and see the last local show for 2018 at the
Byron Services Club | Monday | 8pm |Tix are $30 at the club or online at www.mandynolan.com.au

Cheeky Cabaret

Getting Cheeky

Enjoy an evening of ballyhoo at the Brunswick Picture house and be dazzled by a ballet of beauties, excited by curvaceous cabaret queens and squirming with the out of the ordinary. You’ll be bumping hips and shaking your booty on the way in, dancing, tumbling and somersaulting on the way out. An uninhibited, bawdy extravaganza of daredevil feats and delectable divas with plenty of Va Va Voom! This Cheeky Cabaret is also suitable for kids. From eight to 88!

Friday Adult $40 | Friday Concession $35 | Saturday Adult $45 | Saturday Concession $40 | Tix on brunswickpicturehouse.com

Captain Frodo’s Circus

Captain Frodo’s Circus

Roll up, roll up, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Captain Frodo’s Magic Circus is heading back to Bruns!

The Captain has gallivanted around the world and is making a stop home to the Byron Shire to entertain your whole family these school holidays!

At once mad and meaningful, idiotic and inspiring, the Incredible Rubber Man arrives with bucketfuls of magic to warm your heart and tickle your mind until you laugh out loud.

For everyone who has ever dreamed of running away with the circus, this is your chance. The Captain will make circus superstars of you all!

Sunday at the Brunswick Picture House | 2pm |
All $18 | Family of 4 $60 |

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The Birdmann

Like a Bird

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 and 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 such as plastic-bag juggling, interpretive high-heel dancing, interactive origami extravaganzas, bicycle chin-balancing, climbing inside a giant balloon… and 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 | Tix on brunswickpicturehouse.com

Byron School of Art

Drawing on Inspiration

Over the next two weeks (13–24 January) the Byron School of Art have a fabulous selection of three-hour visual art sessions to offer a taste of what we have in store at BSA for 2018. Drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture are all on the menu in Mullumbimby with our talented and respected teachers, including our first Summer Tasters for kids and another opportunity to experience Spirit with Michael Philp.

The two tasters for school-aged students (9–12 years & 13–15 years) are a great opportunity for any young artists who might be interested in our Afternoon Art Club this year, offering a sample of what they can have fun with throughout the year at the BSA studios.

To register go to byronschoolofart.com


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