Culture in the Byron Shire and Beyond for the Week Beginning Nov 8, 2018

Olatundji is a writer and poet from the US, and will be presenting at Stories in the Club on Sunday afternoon at the Mullum Ex-Services Club.

Stories in the Club

Mullumbimby Ex-Services | Sunday | 4pm | $10

This month’s Stories in the Club has the theme All Kinds of Strength. Tellers will be Athol Compton, Olatundji Akpo-Sani, Oni Blecher, Ken Bright, Selase Dugbaza and the events curator, professional storyteller Jenni Cargill-Strong.

Athol Compton, former film actor and local Minyunbul custodian, was one of the elders featured in the local book Our Way Stories. Oni Blecher runs a monthly poetry spoken-word event in Byron Bay and weekly postnatal support groups for new mothers. Olatundji is a writer, poet, and performer from the US, Ken Bright is president of Mullumbimby Men’s Shed Inc and coordinator of The Repair Cafe Mullumbimby. Selase is a Ghanaian-born Australian, who arrived in the Shire recently with his wife and kids. Jenni Cargill-Strong will tell the Scottish tale of a young mother whose baby is kidnapped by the Sidh (the wicked and wily fairies) and her adventure to find and reclaim her child.

Sunday at Club Mullum: Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club. 4–5.30pm with $10 donation.

Teazer at Popped Creative

Stay Gold: Teazer Exhibition

Popped Art Space – Habitat, Byron | Friday 16 Nov | 4–8pm

To celebrate the first anniversary of the acclaimed Habitat precinct, Popped Creative presents an exhibition with one of their all-time favourite artists, Teazer from Stay Gold Studios.

Teazer, aka Davey Mac, has been collaborating with Popped Creative since their first Byron project: Surf Allley. Davey has gone on to work on high-profile projects like Graffiti Grannies, been on Channel 10’s The Project and 7’s Sunrise. Davey has also made a signature-branded cookie for QANTAS for Byron Bay Cookies. Teazer paints work that pops with colour in dead spaces in the region. Teazer moved to Byron five years ago and his passion is public art and graffiti, including his work with his Stay Gold slogan.

After an 8-year reprieve from gallery work Teazer has returned with his most extensive body of work, inspired by retro romance novels merged with street art. All artwork will be affordable and available in limited quantities. Basically it is five years in the making, showcasing alliances with many local creatives.

Opening at the Popped Space at the Habitat Precinct on Friday 16 Nov, 4–8pm.

Rainbow Centre Opens

Rainbow Centre Opening: Rainbow Yoga Human Mandala with Murray Kyle & Tribe

Stuart St, Mullumbimby | Sunday | 4pm

Nestled in the heart of Mullumbimby, the Rainbow Centre opens this Sunday.

Bringing people together through vegan food, interactive yoga, movement and community events, the Rainbow Centre crew are on a mission to make a difference. Think there’s already enough yoga in the Shire? Well you haven’t seen anything yet. The Rainbow Centre has the most extensive and varied yoga schedule in the Shire, including yoga for kids and yoga that breaks the bubble and physically connects you to other class participants.

This Sunday at 4pm the centre opens with the Rainbow Yoga Human Mandala with Murray Kyle and Tribe presenting a tantric circle that weaves people together with ecstatic music! Murray Kyle will be sharing his soaring vocals. His sound has flowed through many of the Australian music festivals. As a member of the electronic fusion group Mystic Beats, Kyle’s evocative vocals have left an indelible impression on all who have heard him.

Stay tuned later in the month for the Rainbow Festival with free events featuring a vegan market, family yoga, Doga, spiritual comedy, yoga raves, tribal yoga and cacao ceremony, tantra dance, speed dating yoga and more!

For the whole of November, it’s $5 drop in or $20 weekly pass. More at

Byron All Shorts Film Comp

Entries close 14 Dec

Byron All Shorts celebrates the filmmaking talent of the northern rivers region and encourages audiences to experience the many amazing films and local stories that are produced here each year. If you live in the northern rivers, or have produced a film in the northern rivers, or have made a film about the northern rivers, you can enter Byron All Shorts.

The film can be up to 30 minutes in length and across all genres. Prizes and cash to the value of $3K included in awards for the Flickerfest-iQ Best Short Film Award, the SAE Qantm Emerging Talent Award, the Peoples Choice Award and more.

Byron All Shorts finalists screening will be on 26 January at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall; alongside the best of short films in Australia and the world on 25–27 January at Mullum Flickerfest 2019 – Australia’s leading Academy®-accredited international short-film festival.

Entries Close 14 Dec. Entry forms and info: | 0414 779 881.

The Greatest Showman singalong!

Brunswick Picture House | Friday 7pm | Saturday 4pm & 7pm
Adult $20 | Concession $18 | Child $15 | Family of 4 $60

Join fans all around the world who can’t stop singing along to the hits from the smash blockbuster The Greatest Showman as Brunswick Picture House presents their very special Singalong film event!

Hugh Jackman leads an all-star cast in this bold and original musical filled with infectious showstopping performances that will bring you to your feet time and time again. Inspired by the story of PT Barnum, the film celebrates the birth of show business and follows the visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerising spectacle and worldwide sensation.

With three special singalong screenings and special live performances!

Friday 7pm, Saturday 4pm & 7pm at the Brunswick Picture House. Tix at

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