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Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for RenewFest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

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Transforming lives, empowering individuals and uniting communities

A Sound Life, Australia’s first charity to transform the lives of people in need through free music, yoga and meditation programs is having an event this Sunday as a fundraiser for the COVID crisis in India.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and Beyond

A huge amount of entertainment all crammed into one space.

Come and try basketball in Byron

The next generation of female basketball players, with coordinator Karen Irwin, turned up to a ‘come and try day’...

Interview with Madeleine West

Madeleine West is a nationally acclaimed actress who is one of the many talents who lives in our region. Not just a soap star (some might know her as Dee Bliss from Neighbours), Madeleine has an extensive performance training background and she’s going to be sharing her Theatresports expertise with kids at the Byron Comedy Fest.

Echo turns 35 and You are invited!

This year The Echo turns 35, and to celebrate this momentous anniversary they are putting on The Echo Community Awards – and everyone is invited!

Thanks for Bob

Jo Faith, Newtown I wish to thank The Echo for printing the article by Bob Morgan, First Nations academic. This...

Claire Vickery, Ocean Shores

Everyone’s talking about the weather -/ Rare drops of rain form little creeks/ on bare arms/ Much more refreshing than sweat/ Irritability and exhaustion vanishes/ Replaced by a celebration/ Even the frogs applaud the rain/ singing more like birds/ but only a short verse…

Everyone’s talking about the weather -/ But is anyone doing anything about it?/ Droughts, fires, an uninhabitable Earth/ No time for denialists/ The negligent coal-ition/ They are fossils themselves wedged/ between layers of greedy corporations/ Momentum is gathering across the nation -/ Vote them out, those remnants/ from the distant past!

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How full is that glass?

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