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Arts and Entertainment for the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 23 September, 2020

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 27 January, 2021

Lemon Chicken is not only a Chinese takeaway favourite, it's also a great local five piece band who play songs that you forgot you loved. They like to pick and choose from the fine selection of great tunes we all grew up on.

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DA approval raises concerns over landslips and flooding

Council’s willingness to defend residents’ amenity and properties has been raised by concerned locals and residents following the outcome of the land and environment court case in Bian Court, Ocean Shores.

Lismore Thistles sign Coach of the Year to lead Premier League team

Lismore Thistles have signed 2020 Northern NSW Coach of the Year, Chris Layland, to take charge of the men’s Premier League team for the upcoming 2021 season.

Growing underclass

Jo Faith, Newtown According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights every single human has a right to be housed....

Conspiracy in the pub becomes talking point

‘Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities’ wrote Voltaire.

Call to extend Job Keeper for live music industry

Blues Festival organiser Peter Noble has joined calls for the government to step forward and Save our Stages and support musicians and workers in the live music industry as they struggle to make ends meet.

Check out InSideOut Lightbox on Saturday at the Ocean Village car park.

Illuminating Ocean Shores with the Lightbox

The first InSideOut Lightbox event at the end of August was a great success. An open call brought together 24 local artists and creatives to find a new way to exhibit their works.

The creatives from Dashboard Animals (DBA) who presented the visual feast in the pop up space have extended their lease and their newly fostered collaborations will result in Lightbox No.2 ‘What is Four’, showing Saturday 2 October. Being during the school holidays this gives you the chance to grab the family for an experiment in live cinema.

‘What is Four’ is a lightbox storytelling adventure about where the wind begins; using projection, shadow play and music.

The story was originally written by Arianna Bosi’s best friend and long-time collaborator, Alison Bicknel, as a gift for her daughter Livia, on her fourth birthday.

‘It comes from a very personal place, so I’m excited to be bringing it to life in such a special way – in my local shopping mall car park, for everyone to enjoy’, says Arianna, the Creative Director for DBA.

Check out InSideOut Lightbox on Saturday, running 6.15–7pm. Ocean Village car park (beside Target).

For more info go to www.dashboardanimals.com.au.


Fire and Ice by Heather Matthew, inspired by walking the glaciers of Iceland and witnessing the impacts of climate change; on show at the M-Arts Precinct in Murwillumbah from today (Wednesday) to 13 October.

Fire & Ice

In October 2019, Northern Rivers artist Heather Matthew went to Iceland for an artists residency in the remote fishing village of Skagaströnd. She created handmade paper in glacier shapes and embedded pieces of fishing rope into them with red thread stitching to reference the red jackets of tourists walking on the glaciers.

A week before she arrived in Iceland, a funeral was held for the Ok (pronounced ‘Awk’) glacier, which had lost its ‘glacier’ status owing to the effects of climate change.

The exhibition will feature handmade paper lit up by coloured lights, like the lights she saw when it snowed. An Imagine Peace evening on Friday 9 October, as part of the exhibition, will coincide with the annual lighting of the Imagine Peace Tower in Reyjkavik, Iceland, on 9 October. Matthew attended this event in 2019 when a tower of laser light streamed into the stratosphere as a message of peace from Yoko Ono, John Lennon’s widow. At the Murwillumbah event, there will be a ceremonial ‘peace lighting’ and singing.

Fire and Ice is on show at The Field, M-Arts precinct, Murwillumbah from Wednesday 30 Sept to 13 Oct.


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