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Byron Shire
January 28, 2021

Music and Culture for Byron Shire for the week beginning, 28 April 2020

Latest News

It’s legal to grow and distribute – but only by the anointed

Byron based medicinal cannabis producer is sending cannabis to Germany in a breakthrough $92m deal yet the humble plant remains illegal for locals and continues to put people behind bars.

Other News

A short history of our rail corridor debate

The debate over our disused rail corridor has long gone stale. It is acrimonious, ideological, and exhibits a strong tendency to avoid key points.

Endangered market

Marie Sherd Mullumbimby We’re in danger of losing the charming monthly Mullum Market. Please don’t let this happen. It’s such a...

Interview with Laura Bloom

Writer Laura Bloom has just released The Women and The Girls her latest novel with Allen & Unwin. Set in the inner west of Sydney in the mid ‘70s the book details the story of three women who have left their husbands, taken their children (mainly girls) and set up a share house.

How the study of dolphin airways could help save endangered whales

Paul Bibby A new study exploring the health of dolphin airways has revealed findings that could help save endangered whale...

January 26 – a conflicting day for Australians

January 26. A conflicting date for many Australians. For some, this date reflects over 200 years of destruction and denigration of our traditional customs, values, languages, and cultural landscapes.

When the endless summer turns sour

Ben Mallinson was paddling for a routine right-breaking wave at The Pass when the dark-haired surfer suddenly cut across in front of him from the outside.

Cunning stunts PJ Party

DJs & PJs! Dancing in Your Pajamas!

The good people of Cunning Stunts know how to lift spirits – the team behind Curious and Nudge are presenting a FREE live DJ mix-and-stream full of fun, joy and dance shenanigans, on Saturday 2 May! Streaming live on Facebook, this event is in line with the ethos of all their events, and will include a Girl’s Head Shave to raise funds for charity.
Maya Sutton, who just turned 14, will shave off her hair to raise funds for local youth charity Headspace, Tweed Heads. The head shave will be performed live on camera during the Cunning Stunts Pajamas #2 live stream. With four planned stages to the shave; join in to witness live – The Mullet, The Bowl Cut, The Mohawk, and the final Buzz Cut.
Young people’s mental health has been particularly affected by lockdown and social distancing. Headspace centres and services operate across Australia, in metro, regional and rural areas, supporting young Australians and their families to be mentally healthy and engaged in their communities. Headspace is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services.
Cunning Stunts resident DJs, Lord Sut and Dale Stephen, will be providing the live DJ mix from the Cunning Stunts studio. There will be a prize for the best dressed Pajamas attendee. Entry is via submitting your photo to either the Cunning Stunts Facebook page or the Pajamas event page.
During the live stream you can also chat with the Cunning Stunts community, turn up the music for a dance at home with your loved ones, or just bask in all the joy emanating from your speakers – dressed in your best PJs of course.
Broadcasting Live 6–9pm on Saturday 2 May, at
Donate for Headspace head shave via paypal by 4 May – paypal.me/cunningstunts or bank transfer to Darren Sutton, BSB 062197 A/C 10207942 using the description ‘Pajamas’.

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