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Culture in the Byron Shire and Beyond from 20 June 2019

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Bringing learning and play together

Byron Bay High School’s new agility course recognises the importance of play for learning and has students from all years actively playing during breaks and PDHPE lessons, according to Byron Bay High’s Principal, Janine Marcus.

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Rorts unlimited

Commuter car park rorts, sports rorts, emissions reduction scheme rorts (that don’t reduce emissions) and bike track rorts. The...

Harm Labor

Much as I respect Richard Jones’ opinions on many things, I can’t agree with his conclusion last week (‘Election...

Why I’m voting Greens 1 on Saturday

What exciting times we live in. Never has there been a better time to be politically engaged than now. This election is like no other. With the problems of the world bearing down on us, now is the time to make your voice heard.

Coal fired. How are the major parties planning for its end?

There’s very little economic future for fossil fuels, even if you ignore the environmental effects. Renewable energy is cheaper, including battery storage.

More traffic disruption for Lennox Head

The traffic and parking woes of Lennox are going to get worse before they get better (maybe) with temporary diversions announced by Ballina Shire Council, which will be in place from Tuesday until December.

Grants to support arts and culture flood recovery

Nearly 50 arts and cultural organisations, screen practitioners, individual artists and collaborative groups impacted by recent floods will have access to $500,000 in funding.

Jack McCoy Talk Story

Jack McCoy Talk Story with Mark Occhilupo

Byron Theatre, Community Centre  |  Saturday  |  3pm & 7pm

Award-winning filmmaker Jack McCoy invites you to enjoy his stories as a director, cinematographer, photographer, and producer at a one-day-only special event in Byron Bay. Jack McCoy Talk Story at Byron Bay will now present two sessions – each seeing Jack joined onstage by special guest Mark Occhilupo.

In a two-hour audiovisual ‘talk story’ Jack goes behind the making of his life’s work of 25 iconic films featuring killer surfing, some bunyips, an iguana, and plenty of Tales from the Tube.

The Hawaiian-born filmmaker is world renowned for these 25 iconic and award-winning surfing films that have entertained fans with beautiful images, exotic locations, and cutting-edge performance surfing.

He’s tracked surfing as an artform over more than 40 years, documenting the greatest surfers in history such as Gerry Lopez, Tom Carroll, Andy Irons, and Kelly Slater.

Catch the Jack McCoy Talk Story that launched in Sydney at Vivid at the Byron Theatre on Saturday at 3pm or 7pm. Tix at byroncentre.com.au


African LEAF Trivia Night hosted by Mick O’Regan

African LEAF Trivia Night hosted by Mick O’Regan

Byron Bowling Club  |  Friday 5 July  |  $20

There’s nothing more fun than getting the gang together for a spot of trivia and raising some money at the same time for a good cause.

African LEAF are holding their annual Trivia night at the Byron Bowling Club on Friday 5 July. MC is the diplomatic, debonair, trivia dilettante Mick O’Regan with fascinating nostalgic and amusing questions crafted by Alison Mackay.

Get a team of eight friends together – you don’t have to be good at trivia, just get one smartarse on your team and you’re in. Lots of prizes. It’s $20 each. To book a team contact Kristin on 0431 798 883 or email [email protected] 


A Tale from The Whale – premiere screening & spoken word poetry & Q&A

A Tale from The Whale – premiere screening & spoken word poetry & Q&A

Brunswick Picture House  |  Tuesday 25 June  | 6pm  |  $20

Come on down to the Brunswick Picture House in Brunswick Heads Tuesday 25 June to witness the world-premiere screening of the cinematic poetic experience A Tale from the Whale.

A Tale from the Whale is a locally made 2018 short film that presents a cinematic poetic experience channelled and spoken from the wisdom of whale and Mother Earth. The film blends genres with its unique structure and the illuminating experience it offers. Arranged in a fluid order, the positive and divine messages entwined through A Tale From the Whale aim to engage and act as a catalyst for inner spiritual development.

Planting conceptual seeds of guidance and knowledge in the minds of the audience, the film captures the beauty of life unfolding within the strength of nature. The whales speak from ancient wisdom and call for us to find a true path, one that contributes to restoring the balance on Earth.

To kick off the night there will also be performances from amazing local and non-local spoken-word poets, followed by the premiere and afterwards an audience Q&A with the film’s creators. Brunswick Picture House at 6pm, tix $20 brunswickpicturehouse.com


food, music, fire, pool,community

Kohinur Social Night with Warung Tuti

Back by popular demand!!! Warung Tuti Authentic Indonesian Food from 5pm. $15 per plate. With live music on stage from United Sound. Fire, pool table, Family friendly, free entry. Please bring a donation to support our live musicians! Check out a video for United Sound here.


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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 25 May, 2022

The Jezabels The Jezabels are on a national tour to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their multi-award winning Gold Album Prisoner. For the first time, the band will be playing their...

Comment: Bridging the flooded divide

In the sodden floodplains the divide among those affected has never been clearer – those who were insured, and those who weren’t, renters and owners, Lismore LGA and everywhere else.

Grants to support arts and culture flood recovery

Nearly 50 arts and cultural organisations, screen practitioners, individual artists and collaborative groups impacted by recent floods will have access to $500,000 in funding.