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Culture in the Byron Shire and Beyond for the Week Beginning 12 September, 2019

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 19

‘This Life’ is the first single off Jesse Morris and the Shakedown’s forthcoming and first ever vinyl release titled The Children of the Sun. 

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Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Stirring the Tea Pot

A house without tea is not a home.

Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

Hot rocks here

S. Haslam The Festival of the Stone, named after the Stone & Wood Stone beer (a wood-fired porter, brewed with...

Business calls for Tweed train tracks to be kept ignored

More than 800 people had signed a petition calling for a new rail trail to be built next to, rather than in place of, the existing disused railway line running through the shire.

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

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Federal Films: Women at War

Federal Hall  |  Saturday  |  6.30pm for food/7.30pm film  |  Tix at the door

This Saturday Federal Films presents Woman at War. Set in the stunning landscape of Iceland, this is an entertaining and quirky film about one woman’s fight for the environment. Not only is Woman at War funny, dramatic, and engagingly eccentric; it is a film for the times, a ferocious and urgent call to arms for action on climate change.

Federal Hall on Saturday at 6.30pm for food, 7.30pm for film.


Mullumbimby High Senior Drama School: The Dream

Mullumbimby High Senior Drama School: The Dream

Byron Theatre, Community Centre  |  Thursday 7.30pm & Friday 12.30pm & 7.30pm  |  $20/25

Mullumbimby High’s gifted senior Drama students present an energetic and delightfully entertaining adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. In a stunning collaboration with their teacher and six talented local and experienced artists these young performers have conceived an immersive experience for the audience.

Thursday and Friday at the Byron Theatre, Community Centre, 7.30pm with a matinee on Friday at 12.30pm. Tix on byroncentre.com.au


In demand all over the world – Pricasso – he’s been on Jay Leno, starred in Vegas, and he’s gonna be at Byron Live! Pricasso! Saturday 5 October at the Drill Hall in Mullumbimby.

Byron Live with Mandy Nolan

Drill Hall Mullumbimby  |  Saturday 5 October  |   $35

The live chat show everyone’s been waiting for is here – Byron Live with Mandy Nolan! Enjoy the thrills and spills when one of the Shire’s most well-loved comedic icons gets up close and personal with the out-of-the-box thinkers who live in our region! This will be a live filming and will feature a chat with Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film, 2040), Guinness Book of Records superstar Space Cowboy, Yoni Mapper Karlyn Boyter, the infamous Pricasso (paints with his penis!) with a live performance by Áine Tyrell, with the Lovejoy Threesome as the house band.

Come and join Nolan on the couch! Limited tickets. Drill Hall Mullumbimby, Saturday 5 October. Tix $35 at mandynolan.com.au.


Soundtrack, making music for the project ‘Silencio’

Silencio accompanied by Soundtrak live

Brunswick Picture House  |  Sunday  |  4pm  |  $25/27

Silence draws a timeline: from the very birth of experimental motion pictures – the first animation – through to the most current technologies.

This performance explores over 100 years of painstaking endeavour to create impossible dreams through moving image. Includes rare films from early animation legends Hans Ricter and Emil Cohl, and moving animation by Salvador Dali and Walt Disney, the extraordinary duo SOUNDTRAK creates a wonderful aural world with live music and sound to complement these cinematic gems.

Featuring master percussionist Ben Walsh and string virtuoso Shenzo Gregorio SOUNDTRAK brings together strings, drums, and technology to make some of the most unlikely sonic textures possible from two human beings. They will follow the screening/performance of Silencio with a celebratory set of exhilarating improvised live music.

Brunswick Picture House at 4pm on Sunday. Tix are $25/27 at brunswickpicturehouse.com


Nick Cody – one of the few Australian comics selected to perform on Conan O’Brien – at the Mullum Ex-Services on Friday 4 October

Comedy Triple-header: Nick Cody, Matt Okine, Dan Willis Mullum Ex-Services

Friday 4 October  |  8pm  |  $25/30

Nick Cody is one of only a handful of Aussie comics to be invited to perform on the Conan O’Brien Show!

He also starred on Comedy Central and is a regular on the international comedy festival circuit. He is one of the comedy superstars coming to Mullum Ex-Services, along with Matt Okine and Dan Willis on Friday 4 October at 8pm.

Dan has just returned from Edinburgh; Matt is in the middle of making his new TV show with Stan. Don’t miss this 5-star blitzer right on your home turf!

Tix just $25/30 at Mullum Ex-Services or on mandynolan.com.au


Jumadi: Comes from the Shadow at Lismore Regional Gallery Sunday to Tuesday with an opening on Friday

JUMAADI: Comes From the Shadow

Lismore Regional Gallery  |  Opening: 6pm Friday – Running till Tuesday

Indonesian artist Jumaadi’s exhibition Comes From the Shadow brings together a collection of powerful and beautiful works evoking birth and death. Life is there too, frail and fluid between these absolutes. One of Jumaadi’s major influences is the Indonesian art of shadow theatre, or wayang kulit. Although there is darkness in the work, this is constantly offset by light, whimsy, and humour. Comes From the Shadow highlights the relationship between opposites, and the confronting closeness of life and death.

The internationally celebrated artist Jumaadi lives a mainly itinerant life, travelling across Australia and internationally for exhibitions. He was born in 1973 in a fishing village in East Java, Indonesia, to a family who did not place a lot of emphasis on the arts and creativity. Jumaadi had to come to terms with death at an early age when his infant brother died and Jumaadi had to bury his body. This experience made him all too aware that life is precious and fleeting.

His 2019 works In the Garden 1 and In the Garden 2 have been delicately cut from buffalo hide, the traditional medium of the wayang puppets. The works depict a couple in stiff embrace. Foetuses float within and without the couple’s bodies. Doves fly, dogs scavenge, fire burns, and tree roots and crowns extend like fingers.

His exhibition opens at Lismore Regional Gallery on Friday at 6pm and shows until Tuesday.


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