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December 1, 2021

Culture in the Byron Shire for the week beginning July 10, 2019

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This is a brand spanking new playful and interactive show where some lucky children are allowed on stage to talk with Allen, do stunts with Erik, and help Joel keep his act together.

Every dog has his day

Brunswick Picture House  |  Thurs-Sat   |  2pm  | $18 Adults/$16 Concession/$15 Kid/Family of 4 $65

Three very different entities join forces for a brand new show, gracing the Brunswick Picture House stage together for the very first time!

Allen the Dog is shy and soft, Erik the Dog is metal and magnificent, and Joel the Human is the International Man of Circus.

This is a brand spanking new playful and interactive show where some lucky children are allowed on stage to talk with Allen, do stunts with Erik, and help Joel keep his act together.

Erik the Dog was a grand finalist on Australia’s Got Talent, Allen the Dog has never done a show before, and Joel has toured more than 25 countries as a world-class comedy juggler.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 2pm at the Brunswick Picture House.

Tix via brunswickpicturehouse.com


Wake Up Call at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall, Saturday 13 July with a panel discussion with audience participation and takeaway.

It’s your Wake Up Call

Mullumbimby Civic Hall  |  Saturday 13 July  |  1-3pm  |  

Chris McIlrath, Frank Coorey, Susan Skyvington, Christopher Dean, Vyvyan Stott, Dennis Stevenson and guests are giving you the Wake Up Call in Mullum. Sprinkled with edgy video clips, a revolving lineup will discuss why the most dangerous criminally insane people are running and rapidly ruining our planet, and, what we can peacefully do to halt their well-advanced extinction of life on Earth.

All of this and more at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall, Saturday 13 July, 1pm till 3pm panel discussion with audience participation and takeaway. 

Refreshments included.


Bangalow filmmaker Benjamin Gilmour’s feature Jirga will be screening at Federal Hall

Jirga

Federal Community Hall  | 13 July  |
6pm  
Palace Cinema Byron Bay  | 19 July  |
7pm

Bangalow filmmaker Benjamin Gilmour’s feature Jirga will be screening in Federal Hall and the Byron Palace Cinema. Jirga was the Australian entry to the 2019 Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film and won the AACTA Award for Best Indie Film last year with sellout screenings at the Byron Film Festival. It is the suspenseful story of an Australian soldier who returns to Afghanistan to atone for the death of a civilian.  

This screenings are at the Landcare Fundraiser at Federal Community Hall, 6pm on 13 July, tickets at the door, and at the Byron Palace Cinema at 7pm on 19 July. Director Benjamin Gilmour will be at both screenings for a Q&A.


My Urrwai is a revealing reflection on and celebration of cultural and familial inheritance, and an unflinching comment on race relations in Australia.

My Urrwai

Lismore City Hall  | Wed 10 – Sat 13 July  |  7.30pm  |  $20–36 

Northern Rivers audiences can experience My Urrwai, Ghenoa Gela’s unflinching examination of race, identity, and belonging that was the hit of the 2018 Sydney Festival, when she comes to NORPA on her national tour.

Drawing on her experience of life as a proud mainland Torres Strait Islander woman, Gela weaves story, movement, and comedy into a compelling and deeply moving theatre experience. Ghenoa’s arts practice is inspired by her family stories and her passion to share her Torres Strait Islander culture. She aspires to inspire.

Wednesday till Saturday at Lismore City Hall.


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