Bangalow Bowlo | Thursday | 11am–12.30pm | FREE
Where do we want to be? How can we protect our future, while better acknowledging our past? How do we create a more ambitious Australia? We can’t predict what is in store for us in 2020. To move forward, we need to have more conversions with people who we don’t see eye-to-eye with. Could trying this approach unlock an insight on your own point of view? Could it give you insight into how to persuade someone to see things differently?
s p a c e is proud to launch a nationwide series of Ambitious Conversations, starting in Byron Shire. Welcoming Orange Sky Australia to the region, they will host a conversation about the state of homelessness in Australia, at the Bangalow Bowlo, Thursday from 11am–12.30pm.
The event is free, but register your interest by emailing [email protected]
Compassion: A window into psychedelic assisted psychotherapy
Byron Bay Community Centre | Saturday 7 March | 8pm
Peter Hunt, Tania de Jong and team, are thrilled to announce the premiere screening of the acclaimed Israeli documentary, Trip of Compassion: A window into psychedelic assisted psychotherapy at the Byron Bay Community Centre, on Saturday 7 March, at 8pm.
Following the screening there will be a Q&A panel with several leading experts in the field. This will be an opportunity to engage in a discussion about medicine-assisted therapies for mental illness broadly, and what Mind Medicine Australia and other local organisations are doing here in Australia. Tickets at Byron theatre
The 91-storey Treehouse
Lismore City Hall | Thursday 5 March | 5pm and 7pm | $25–$38
The latest instalment in the wild, weird and wonderful world of Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton’s bestselling series The 91-storey Treehouse, is about to hit the stage at NORPA. In this adaptation, Andy and Terry are going to be challenged like never before! Mr Big Nose has sent his grandchildren to the Treehouse, and they don’t want to just sit quietly. Can Andy, Terry and Jill master this extreme babysitting challenge? What does mysterious fortune teller Madam Know-It-All really want? And will the Big Red Button really destroy the world? The best-selling, award-winning series of books by this much-loved duo has inspired children across Australia to let their imaginations run wild.
Thursday 5 March, at Lismore City Hall, 5pm and 7pm. (60 mins, no interval). Tickets: $25–$38 from norpa.org.au.
Go Wild for Wildlife
Marvel Hall, Byron Bay | Sunday | 5pm | Fundraiser
Go Wild For Wildlife bush dance, is on this Sunday at 5pm, Marvel Hall and features Chris Aronsten, singer Holley Sommerville-Knott and the Larnook Mountain Band. This is a fundraiser for WIRES Northern Rivers, and Bangalow Koalas. MCs are Mark Swivel and Zoe Gameau. Auctioneer is Robert Bleakley with both a live and silent auction of artworks, services – and unexpected items!
There’s even a poster competition – have a look at the Facebook event: Go Wild For Wildlife , or email Jude Fanton on [email protected]
Poetry of David Hallett
Byron Bay Library | Thursday 5 March | 5pm | FREE
Long-time host of Byron’s Writers at the Rails and award-winning Nimbin poet, David Hallett, will be launching Out of the Blue, his first collection of poems in ten years, at Byron Bay library on Thursday 5 March, at 5pm (free entry). Twice winner of the Poetry Olympics at the Sydney Writers Festival, and winner of 2019 Reciter of the Year award, David has been writing and performing poetry since the mid 1970s.
Taking the Micky
Armed with just his guitar and a pocketful of wit, comedian Mick Meredith blends music and comedy in a seamless rapid-fire delivery. Mick began his music-to-comedy journey at the legendary Sandringham Hotel, Newtown, in the ‘80s playing in rock bands before switching to comedy in the ‘90s. He is supported by Matt Sutherland, who has evolved into something that is half guru–half comedian; intoxicating and insightful – and scary! MC’d by Ellen Briggs. Thursday at 8pm, at Ballina RSL. Free.
Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears
Get dressed up in the sizzling 1920s theme and see Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears at the Palace Cinema on Wednesday. In her debut cinematic adventure, join detective extraordinaire, the Hon. Miss Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis), as she embarks on a globe-trotting romp of mystery and mayhem across the exotic 1920s Negev desert, through glamorous manor-house ballrooms, and down the dark back alleys of London. After freeing a young Bedouin girl, Shirin Abbas, from her unjust imprisonment in Jerusalem, Miss Fisher begins to unravel a wartime mystery concerning a priceless jewel, an ancient curse and the truth behind the suspicious disappearance of Shirin’s forgotten tribe.
Alongside Essie Davis, you’ll see Nathan Page, Miriam Margolyes, Rupert Penry-Jones, Daniel Lapaine and Jacqueline McKenzie.
This adventurous tale is directed by Tony Tilse, written by Deb Cox and produced by Fiona Eagger and is based on the Phryne Fisher mystery book series by Kerry Greenwood.
It’s classified M, runs for 101 minutes and is set to be released on Thursday, 27 February – BUT, you can get an early look at this episode of Miss Fisher’s adventures this Wednesday with a preview screening at the Palace Cinema, 7pm; with Q&A with screenwriter Deb Cox and hosted by Mandy Nolan.