Culture in the Byron Shire for the week beginning March 4, 2020

No, she’s not having a stroke, she’s telling a joke! Mandy Nolan is MC at the Open Mic Comedy Night on Thursday.

It’s that time of the month again… for Stand Up Comedy Open Mic at The Courthouse Hotel MCd by Mandy Nolan. 

Courthouse Hotel, Mullumbimby | Thursday 8pm | FREE

Come along and watch Byron Shire’s newest comedians you have never heard of grace the stage with their well-honed naiveté, their ultra-fresh gags and their courage cured in alcohol. These nights are the most exciting comedy nights of all. Absolutely anything can happen. Each new performer holds infinite promise. The promise of being the most rare of treasures; the unknown and untested true master of stand up comedy, a diamond in the rough, a comedy god walking among us. It could be any one of them – she or he who looks, from the outside, to be an OCD bank teller, who not even their housemates suspected to be working late into the night striving tirelessly to be an ever greater story teller, jokester, improviser and comedian extraordinaire. This may be your only chance to see ‘The One’ break onto the comedy scene. ‘The One’ from the legends of old that herald the day ‘They’ will arise to claim their place in The Comedy Heavens, alongside all the great comedy saints. Don’t miss it – at the Courthouse Hotel, 8pm Thursday.

Courthouse Hotel, Mullumbimby this Thursday at 8pm.

Honeyland opens this Thursday at Palace Byron Bay.


Palace Cinema, Byron Bay | 2.15pm and 6.45pm | $9.50 – $19.50

Palace Cinemas is offering Opening Day discounts to our Movie Club and Golden Club members for the captivating documentary Honeyland (M). Recently nominated for Best Documentary Feature and Best International Feature at the 2020 Academy Awards, this offer will be available for its day of release on Thursday, 5 March.

When a nomadic family move in and break Honeyland’s basic rule, the last female wild beekeeper in Europe must save the bees and restore the natural balance. Debut feature documentarians Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska maintain a widescreen epic, yet portray an intimate collaboration between filmmakers and subject. With a surprising sense of humour, it’s a tough and tender portrait of the delicate balance between humankind and nature.

Honeyland, opens at Palace Cinema, this Thursday.

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