8.8 C
Byron Shire
June 14, 2024

Venues of the north-east unite!

Latest News

Murwillumbah’s Budd Park – what do you want to see there?

Tweed Council is seeking community feedback on a draft concept plan to upgrade Budd Park at Murwillumbah, a popular meeting point beside the Tweed River.

Other News

Cinema: The Way, My Way

This is the charming and captivating true story of a stubborn, self-centred Australian man who decides to walk the 800-kilometre-long Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route through Spain.

Are you a thinking of running for council? Time for women to step up?

Council elections are coming on September 14 and there is a call for women to step up and stand...

Call for immediate ban on logging in the proposed Great Koala National Park 

There will be no more koalas in the wild in NSW by 2050 if we don’t take action to preserve their habitat, according to a NSW state parliamentary inquiry in 2020, but the Nature Conservation Council say NSW Labor still isn’t doing enough.

Wildly Talented Performers

NORPA has announced the cast who will light up the company’s much-anticipated show Wildskin, set to take audiences on a thrilling ride at Lismore Showground in September.

New Australian Marbles Champion

After a five-year hiatus the battle for the title of Australian Marbles Champion again took place as part of the Old & Gold Festival held in Brunswick Heads last Saturday.

Stick to the sand – Tweed Councillors reject Kingscliff DA to change fill on floodplain

Tweed Council has insisted that a Turnock St development use court-ordered sand to protect rainforest, and a rare snail, rejecting the developer’s attempt to vary the conditions.

Allira Cornell, owner of The Regent, Tanja Greulich, venue manager of the Byron Theatre, and co-owner of Lismore Star Court Theatre, SJ Loxton. Photo Jeff Dawson.

The Byron Bay Theatre, The Regent Theatre in Murwillumbah and Star Court Theatre in Lismore, have joined forces to create the Regional Venue Collective (RVC).

Nick Hanlon, from Rainbow Region Gigs, says the three venues, of similar size and heritage, in the adjoining LGAs, will host nominated shows and tours and ‘will incubate the creation of original works to tour the region and beyond’. 

Hanlon says that by working together, rather than competing, the venues create a feedback loop that benefits the industry as a whole.

‘The RVC will tour and promote shows throughout the region and provide employment opportunities for artists, musicians, writers, technical wizards and visionaries.’

Allira Cornell, owner of The Regent, says, ‘As a founding member, The Regent is excited to collaborate with the RVC, bringing outstanding performers to the Northern Rivers’. 

Owners of Lismore Star Court Theatre, SJ Loxton and Sharon Rigby, said, ‘Star Court Theatre is honoured to be working with both The Regent and Byron Theatre in bringing great shows to our region. It’s a very exciting venture, and we’re looking forward to what the future holds’.

Tanja Greulich, Venue Manager of the Byron Theatre added, ‘We’re thrilled to be part of this new initiative that aims to bring exciting new and emerging talent to the region’. 

Inaugural tour

The inaugural collective tour for 2022 will commence in January, with three piece band, Wild Thyme. It comprises Arlene Fletcher on double bass and vocals, Katie Crane on guitar and vocals, and Laura Targett on fiddle and vocals.

It will be followed with Lior and Domini’s Animal in Hiding album launch in May, and then in July, For Sentimental Reasons: Pat Powell Sings Nat King Cole.

The Grigoryan Brothers are pegged for November.

For more info, visit www.byroncentre.com.au/whats-on, www.the-regent.com.au/live-events and www.starcourttheatre.com.au/events.


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.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Ballina Council join study to understand water use

Ballina Council has joined Bathurst, Dubbo and the Murray River Council areas to participate in a cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology that aims to identify how people use water across regional NSW. 

Call for immediate ban on logging in the proposed Great Koala National Park 

There will be no more koalas in the wild in NSW by 2050 if we don’t take action to preserve their habitat, according to a NSW state parliamentary inquiry in 2020, but the Nature Conservation Council say NSW Labor still isn’t doing enough.

A deeper dive into plans to abandon Mullum’s local water supply

With Council seeking community input on its proposal to disconnect Mullumbimby’s local water source and instead be reliant on water supplied by Rous County Council, local Greens candidate and water engineer, Elia Hauge, has added her concerns around the lack of meaningful consultation and process.

Police make arrest over Wallum protests

Save Wallum protectors, a NSW MLC and a retired magistrate have questioned the use of police resources after those supporting efforts to save rare ecological heathland in Brunswick Heads from urban development were contacted by Tweed-Byron Police Detectives.