14.3 C
Byron Shire
June 22, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning April 14, 2020

Latest News

Appeal to locate elderly missing woman – Ballina

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate an elderly woman missing on the state's North Coast area.

Other News


Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may...

ABC maintaining independence?

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I’m a fan of the ABC so I’m a bit disappointed that the local ABC radio station has...

Dunoon Dam from a Rocky Creek perspective

R Musgrave, Rocky Creek Here’s a simple question about the proposed new Dunoon Dam and some local observations from a long-time...

More bullying stories emerge in Lismore

Since local woman Sally Flannery decided to quit the Lismore City Council race, more stories of harassment and attacks have emerged, affecting councillors and others across the political spectrum.

Two mumma koalas with joeys hit on Terranora Road

Tweed Council is warning motorists that koalas are on the move and is asking drivers to take extra caution through new koala zones marked on Terranora Road, following several sightings and two accidents involving the much-loved marsupials in recent weeks. 


Tom Tabart, Former Byron Greens councillor It seems that I may have touched a nerve in my attempt to give...

Stukulele, Miss Amber and Rod Coe streaming into your lounge room on Thursday night.

Uke Night this Thursday

Miss Amber and Stukulele will be streaming Uke Night live from their living room with special guests Rod Coe on U Bass, and Daughter Rosie, this Thursday from 6.30pm.

Tune in at youtube.com/ukemullum or facebook.com/ukemullum and strum‘n’sing along with a cheerful selection of fun tunes. The songbook will be available to download via www.ukemullum.com, otherwise Stu will share his songbook on the screen. There will be a lesson at the start for newbies. If you would like to make a donation to help keep these nights coming follow the link: https://www.trybooking.com/BJHAB

Be part of the online dance class, Move It, with Philip Channels – photo by Katie Holmes

You Got To Move It!

Cost: FREE for a limited time.

One of the crucial survival techniques during our lockdown is exercise. It’s a great way to connect, have fun and get fit at the same time.

Move It – Live Online, is the love child and new initiative of Rosebank residents Philip Channells (Creative Director / Producer) and Sean Campbell (Projects, Communication and Production Manager) from Dance Integrated Australia. It’s an hour long, post-disco, post-ballet, post-aerobics dance fitness fun class suitable for anyone, of any age, who wants to kick off the blues and exercise in the safety of their own home, workplace or wherever they’re bunkered down during the current COVID-19 crisis.

The online dance classes originated from a request by a couple of members of the Marvell Hall Committee. It started off with a small group of people coming together to do a Silent Disco exercise class, once a week with the original teacher, Tess Eckert leading the class. Then, Tess went on holiday and Philip took the lead. It became so popular there were more people attending than there were headsets available. ‘It was all about having fun and not taking myself, or each other, so seriously,’ he said. ‘That was the recipe for success.’

Extraordinary times require extra-ordinary measures. Philip and Sean are some of the millions of people who’ve lost all their income from all the gigs and casual work they would do to survive. ‘We needed to do something to keep ourselves sane and active so we thought, can we try to offer these classes online? How would that even work? Sean literally taught himself to be a broadcaster in two weeks, and our living room has never looked so sparkly clean; it’s a win win for everyone. We get to have a nice tidy place to isolate ourselves in, and everyone else gets to sweat it out on their own floors and have a giggle in the privacy of their own home,’ said Philip.

Originally from Birmingham, UK, Sean moved to the Northern Rivers region with Philip in 2013 after spending three years living in Adelaide together. ‘Rosebank is not the busiest place in the world, and it doesn’t have great phone reception, or internet connection, so it’s a bit of a gamble as to whether we can get online at all some days here,’ he said. ‘Other than that, I’m loving the isolation – because I’m becoming really tech savvy.’

Move It – Live Online is so much fun, and ever so camp! Philip brings footy socks and sweatbands back into dance-at-home fashion. You don’t need much space – about the same as a regular class. To join a class, all you have to do is email: [email protected] and request to join. Then Philip and Sean will send you a link, which you can use on your phone, tablet, laptop, or sync to your TV.


Byron’s Enviro Friendly Flight Board, Best of the Best!

A Byron Bay start-up is making waves in the international design and innovation world with their electric hydrofoil (eFoil). I didn’t even know what a hydrofoil was until I saw some dude hovering above the ocean. I thought one of my mushroom trips from 20 years back had re-activated. But no, it’s a thing – an eFoil that carves like a snowboard, and gives the sensation of flying over the water – and best of all, you don’t need wind or waves. It’s some sort of voodoo – and it looks incredible. Our local Fliteboard has won the ‘Best of the Best’ Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020.

This is the top distinction in the competition, and one of the most respected awards in the world. It is granted for ground-breaking design, and goes to the best products in a category.

Fliteboard Founder and CEO, David Trewern, believes the electric powered hydrofoil will usher in a new category of environmentally friendly watercraft. ‘Our goal is to help accelerate the shift towards more environmentally friendly marine craft. Like the first Tesla Roadster, Fliteboard captures attention, and proves technology and concepts that can then be more widely adopted for other marine craft in the future.’ Mr Trewern said.‘We also want our customers to have fun. Fliteboarding feels like flying, providing a whisper quiet, virtually emission free ride, whether cruising leisurely, or racing at speeds of up to 45km/h without leaving a wake or pollution trail.’ Each part of the assembly has been specifically chosen, and purposely designed.

From June, Fliteboard will be on display at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, which is among the top eight museums of design in the world!

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Climate Change, Coal and the Flushing Toilet

Sometimes I wonder why people seem to have stopped caring about climate change. Is it because it’s too big? Is it because we have a Prime Minister who is in a dirty love triangle with coal and gas? Or is it the convenience of the flushing toilet?

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the Week Begining 23 June, 2021

A dazzling array of talent to be seen live, in and around the Byron Shire

The Sourdough Chick rises to the occasion!

When you talk to Susann Wiedermann, her passion for sourdough is clearly evident. She describes the world of sourdough as like ‘falling down a...

Frida’s Field winter menu

  If you’re thinking of a long lunch on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, out in the country with a beautiful outlook across the fields, then...