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Culture Roundup: April 18-24

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Fashion Revolution! Q&A and screening at Byron Brewery on Friday 27 April

Fashion Revolution

Byron Brewery |April 27| 6pm | $20

Have you ever wondered, ‘Who made my clothes?’

Social enterprise Fashion Revolution has joined forces with local businesses BAY Active, Green Square Apparel, and The Shire Seamstress to host their annual event at The Brewery, Friday 27 April at 6pm.

Fashion Revolution aims to unite people and organisations to work together towards radically changing the way our clothes are sourced, produced and consumed, so that our clothing is made in a safe, clean and fair way.

Organisers Helen O’Carroll from Bay Active, Annette Duffield from Green Square Apparel and Satisha Young from The Shire Seamstress invite you to an evening that will inspire you as a consumer, employee or business owner to be a part of the revolution driving positive change.

MC Mandy Nolan will be at the helm steering us through some uncharted waters with a screening of The True Cost, a documentary about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the fashion industry is having on our world.

The event includes a Q&A session with change makers Sally Townsend from Outland Denim, Carlie Ballard from Carlie Ballard and Karl Goodsell from Positive Change For Marine Life. The panel will offer solutions, choices, and cover the challenges and opportunities for brands sourcing ethical production, the importance of innovation in the industry, and mitigating environmental impact.

From the brightest runways to the darkest slums, featuring interviews with Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that takes us around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind the clothes we wear. Fashion Revolution is a global movement.


Byron beer and Wine festival

The Inaugural Byron Bay Craft Beer and Cider Festival

Sun Bistro |May 5 | 11am-5pm|$38

It had to happen! We have a festival for everything else, and now the humble beer gets its own festival! Beer will have to move over and share the limelight with cider, but beer’s a social animal and if anyone could be inclusive, beer could. The Inaugural Byron Bay Craft Beer and Cider Festival is happening on 5 May at Byron’s Sun Bistro. With more than 20 brewers and 75-plus beers and ciders, the event also includes a selection of food and live music. It’s family friendly. Obviously the kids can’t can’t drink the beer but there’s stuff for them to do so you can!

Earlybird tickets available at byronbeerfestival.com.au

A Prudent Man is part of NORPA’s 2018 Season.

A Prudent Man

Studio Theatre, Lismore City Hall | May 3- 5 | 7.30pm |$20–36

A well-groomed, confident-looking man enters the room and sits on a comfortable and expensive-looking leather chair. A bright light shines on him. There’s water and a glass on a table, but that’s all. Perhaps this is an investigation. What has he done wrong? What makes the Trumps, the Abbotts and the Hansons of this world tick? What would happen if their world started to shift ever so slightly?

Embodying their slogans, mannerisms and headlines, the show is an amalgamation of recent history’s conservative politicians all bought together in one stunning one-man show: A Prudent Man.

This award-winning darkly comedic political thriller asks what it means to be right… in more ways than one.

Tix at www.norpa.org.au

SAE Byron Bay Info Night

SAE Byron|Thursday 26 April |4–7pm | FREE

If you’re considering studying creative media, now is the time to speak to the experienced team at SAE Byron Bay and find out how you can pursue your passion in this dynamic and expanding industry.

Come on down to SAE – enjoy the live music and check out the SAE student work exhibitions, tour campus facilities and equipment, enjoy a bite to eat and chat to the friendly team about Degree and Diploma courses in Animation, Audio and Music Production, Design, Film Production and Games Development.

Register and attend to go into the draw to WIN a GoPro Hero5 Session Waterproof 4K Camera! REGISTER NOW: sae.edu.au/events

Byron Harmony Day, Mullum Civic Hall

Byron Harmony Day celebrates in Mullum

Mullum Civic Hall| April 28 | 11-9pm |

When is the one day of the year that you will see 200 exciting multicultural performers onstage plus chefs cooking up an exquisite international cuisine all day and night in the name of harmony, inclusion, diversity and anti-racism? Byron Harmony Day! And more great news is: Byron Harmony Day is moving to Mullum, the heartland of the Byron Shire community, in order to celebrate our vibrant multicultural community in the Shire’s most iconic venue, Mullum Civic Hall and surrounding gardens.

This year will feature the most exciting and varied world music and dance presentation ever seen in the north coast region with more than 30 groups and individual performers sharing and sweating out their traditions, love and heartfelt passion for diversity. For the first time Harmony Day will feature some fantastic visiting artists such as the awesome Kizuna Wadaiko and Wadaiko Sho groups (Taiko drums) and exquisite Sakura Japanese traditional dance group from the Gold Coast, who will join the local Japanese community to present eight varied groups of Japanese music and dance including Byron Wagakki Band, Koto Shakuhachi Duet, Japanese Rainbow Kids, JT Rasta Samurai (Japanese reggae) and lots of gorgeous Japanese cuisine including the fave Shaved Ice! The daytime program will start with the lovely meditative kirtan music of Micotsuki Shivamoon with Shivam on exquisite slide guitar, followed by Welcome to Country, Bunyarra Aboriginal Dancers and official opening by mayor Simon Richardson. Headlining the evening show will be a whole lot of woman power with songwriter Lucy Gallant (Bluesfest, Glastonbury Festival) plus the powerful, inspiring Meninas Da Lua, Brazilian women drummers led by the passionate voice of Parissa, as well as awesome Spanish-Indo fusion Nakula! It will feature local community groups with great food and fundraising. Come join in with your community. This event is supported by Byron Shire Council to be waste free so please bring your plates and cups; a washing-up station will be available!

For more info or stall booking phone Judy 0405 463 663 | Check it out on facebook

Anzac Day, Club Byron

Club Byron| April 25

If you live in Byron or plan on spending Anzac Day in the Bay, then be sure to mark this event off the bucket list. Anzac Day at Club Byron is the biggest Anzac Day event in the region, with two-up from noon and barefoot bowls as the main drawcard on our greens. Friendly staff, happy locals, and of course comfort at the new-look bowling club. The Green Bistro will be serving scrumptious meals from 12, so be sure not to miss out on the best event to commemorate the day.

Brunswick Scouts, Friends for Life

Terrace Reserve | April 28 | 11am-4pm

Brunswick Heads Scouts are hosting a free, family-friendly and community event Friends for Life at the Terrace Reserve over 11am–4pm on Saturday 28 April, with live music, activities and great prizes to delight the young and the young at heart.

Event coordinator Sean Tonnet, a local relationship therapist, is a parent volunteer with Brunswick Heads Scouts and talked to The Echo about the fundraiser. ‘Friends For Life is the theme of next year’s Australian Jamboree (January 2019), and I think epitomises the significance of Brunswick Scouts in our community. It’s a place for young people to celebrate diversity, culture and most of all friendship.’

Families are encourage to bring a picnic lunch or enjoy the fabulous treats, meals and shopping from our local business sponsors positioned across the road from the event site. No onsite food will be available. Don’t miss this fabulous end-of-school-holiday event!

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  1. You spill it out loud: ‘Who made my clothes?’ as you lift your glass and take a swallow and look at the glass ceiling breaking open while that glass is still in your hand.
    The Byron Brewery, hosts their annual event on Friday 27 April at 6pm with social enterprise Fashion Revolution joining forces with local businesses BAY Active, Green Square Apparel, and The Shire Seamstress.
    It should be a gas.


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