Dancing Snow White
Byron Theatre | Fri 4 & Sat 5 May | Time | price
With a cast of internationally recognised artists, this year’s performance of Snow White by Victorian State Ballet is a spectacular classical ballet rendition of this most famous of fairy tale stories. Its fiery passion and exciting choreography will have audiences on the edge of their seats from beginning to end. The story is retold through superb classical ballet skills that honour the traditions and storyline of this famous fairy tale classic.
Snow White presented by the Vic State Ballet company. Tix at byroncentre.com.au
Getting Publisher ready with Laurel Cohn
Byron Community College | Sat 5 May, 26 May, 16 June |10am–4pm | $290 / $260
Are you a writer with a draft manuscript that needs some love? Are you putting off that looming structural edit, or are unsure how to go about it? Then this three-day course is for you.
Starting Saturday 5 May, Dr Laurel Cohn will teach structural editing, how to go about it, and how to survive it. Breaking the process into stages, you will learn strategies and tools to apply to your manuscript, with the course format allowing for discussion and feedback along the way as you work on your current draft.
Suitable for writers of fiction and narrative non-fiction with a complete draft of their manuscript who are willing to explore the challenging inner terrain that underlies critical engagement.
Presented in conjunction with Byron Writers Festival, the course will run 10am–4pm Saturday 5 May, 26 May, and 16 June at Byron Community College. For details and to book head to byronwritersfestival.com/whats-on or call 6685 5115
Red Hot Lovers
Ocean Shores Community Centre | 11-13 18-20 May | 2pm & 8pm | $25
Halpin Productions Inc is a new theatre group founded by Clem and Shelly Halpin. Located in Ocean Shores, this sees well-known Gold Coast actor and director Clem present this very funny piece alongside Gray Wilson (Barney Cashman), Kasadevi Curtis (Elaine Navazio), Veronica Lovejoy (Bobbi Michele), and Lisa Walmsley (Jeanette Fisher).
Commenting on selecting Red Hot Lovers, director/producer Clem Halpin says: ‘For our first production, we really wanted to select a play that we knew Ocean Shores locals and visitors would love. We are confident we found that with this Neil Simon gem. It’s a total laugh. The story centres around Barney Cashman, a middle-aged, overweight, and married man who has decided to find out what it’s like on the other side of the fence with three women who are totally and hilariously different.
Neil Simon has created four great characters… it is extraordinarily funny and yet also charming… as witty as ever.’
Women Like Us Luncheon
Beach Cafe | 12,13 May | $75
Wondering what to do for Mothers Day? Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs launch their new book nationally next week with shows in Melbourne and Sydney, returning to Byron for a very special Mothers Day event at Beach Cafe in Byron – with a glorious 3-course meal, an hour of comedy and lots of fabulous frocks!
A great surprise for Mum – awesome girls’ day out; blokes are welcome too! Sunday 13 May 12–4pm| $75 | Bookings to 6685 8445
Ballina, Byron and Beyond | 12, 13 May | FREE
Sixteen working studios open their doors to provide a unique glimpse at the work of artisans and makers of ceramics, pottery, metal sculptures, wood carving, etching, jewellery, textiles, printmaking, mixed media, mosaics and the visual arts practices. Held this Saturday and Sunday and 12 and 13 May, the public is offered the chance, where feasible, to try their hand at the production process.
A brochure on the artists with a map of the Open Studios is available at the Tourist Information offices in Ballina, Byron Bay and Lismore, Art Aspects and Serpentine Gallery in Lismore, Artisans Gallery in Ballina, McGrath Offices in Ballina and Byron Bay, and Macadamia Castle at Knockrow. Details are also available on Facebook: Open Studios – Ballina, Byron & Beyond.
CARLOTTA at the A&I Hall Bangalow
Bangalow A&I Hall | Fri 25 May | 7.30pm | $52-74
Few performers have risked as much artistically and personally with greater frequency or success than Carlotta. Her personal journey began as a boy from Balmain with a dream of becoming a woman one day. Her legendary career speaks for itself! As one of Australia’s most iconic entertainers to date, Carlotta started out as the star and compere of the infamous Les Girls from Kings Cross in 1963. Since then Carlotta has gone from strength to strength, now very much celebrated as a mainstream voice on radio and TV. Carlotta was one of Australia’s first public sex changes, doing so at a time when gender issues were not as accepted or understood as they are today. Tickets on sale at www.beach-bum.eventbrite.com
Mullum Ex-Services | Sun May 13 | 4–5.30pm | $10
May’s theme for Stories in the Club is Adult Fairytales and coincides with Mothers Day. Why not bring your mum?
Tellers will be: Teeya Blatt, Ollie Heathwood, John Imbrogno, Sarah Temporal and Jenni Cargill-Strong. With retellings of Rapunzel, Red Riding Hood and more.
Be ready for some dark metaphors about the human psyche.