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August 20, 2022

Something for everyone at Byron Theatre in August

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A matter of the commons

Michael Balson (Letters 3 August) writing about the Commons, has tried to place his interpretation on matters of...

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The Bogong

The Byron Writers Festival has partnered with Blak & Bright curator Jane Harrison to present The Bogong, a Blak version of The Moth. The Bogong, Hosted by Danny Teece-Johnson, is a celebration of the lived experience in crafted spoken word form. Featuring six First Nations storytellers, it’a feast for the ears.

Byron’s Mayor Lyon defends Mullum pod fiasco

Byron Shire Council Mayor Michael Lyon has defended Council’s handling of the ongoing Mullum pod accommodation debacle, telling The Echo that councillors requested, through a Council resolution, that Resilience NSW conduct consultation with neighbouring residents regarding the rail corridor works on Prince Street. 

Kids Big Day Out at the Byron Writers Festival 2022

If you are a kid, or you know a kid who loves books, reading and creativity, then Byron Writers Festival’s ‘Kids Big Day Out’ on Sunday 28 August is the ultimate event for you!

NSW Flood Inquiry released today

The NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was in Lismore at Southern Cross University this morning at 11am releasing the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry where he accepted every recommendation put forward.

Halcyon House and Paper Daisy

Simon Haslam A stylish boutique beachfront hotel with bespoke rooms, its own day spa, a beautiful pool and a laidback...

Toddlers take note: Ross Park is ready for play! 

A much anticipated recreational area of Lennox Head has finally reopened after months of being a no-go zone for the toddlers of the town. The new-look Ross Park in the centre of the village is officially open and ready for play! 

The remarkable Meet the Wallers showing at Byron Theatre.

Antidote Films and Byron Theatre present a special screening of Meet The Wallers with a Q&A with Mark and Nicole Waller, as well as director, Jim Stevens, on Friday 5 August at 7pm. Filmed over 20 years, Meet The Wallers is a remarkable peek through the keyhole into family life – and a meditation on art, mortality, philanthropy and happiness.

Byron Bay High School presents their Year 11 Full-On Theatre Production on Tuesday 9 August from 7pm. Rising is a montage of stories encapsulating real-life events, depicting the recent effects of climate change in our region.

Byron Theatre is very proud to present the next excellent National Theatre Live title: Prima Facie, for two sessions on Wednesday 10 August: 11am and 6.30pm. Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) portrays Tessa, a young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working-class origins to be at the top of her game. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge. Don’t miss this one!

Mind Medicine Australia is thrilled to invite you to an exclusive screening and Q&A of The Way of the Psychonaut: Stanislav Grof’s Journey of Consciousness on Tuesday 16 August from 6.30pm. The film showcases Stan Grof’s groundbreaking work in human consciousness with psychedelics, Holotropic Breathwork and Transpersonal Psychology.

On Sunday 21 August from 2pm there will be ‘An Afternoon at the Opera’ with international Mezzo-Soprano, Rosel Labon, accompanied by Lindsay McGregor (B.Mus) on the Steinway. Labone has performed opera, oratorio and concert repertoire at venues throughout Australasia, and now appearing in Byron Bay.

No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto. Based on the exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, Canaletto & the Art of Venice is an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter. Don’t miss this Exhibition on Screen on Wednesday 24 August at 2pm.

Byron Writers Festival presents two special events at Byron Theatre.

Charles Firth (The Chaser) and James Schloeffel (The Shovel) are joining forces to provide a masterclass in the ancient art of lying: Spin is on Friday 26 August from 7pm.

Then, on Saturday 27 August from 7.30pm, don’t miss the panel discussion on radical hope. How can we approach our current moment with radical hope? Five leading thinkers will consider how we can look unflinchingly at our cultural and environmental situation, while finding a new way to imagine our future.

Áine Tyrrell is back with special guests, Bunyarra Culture Collective, for an evening of visuals, song and storytelling on Sunday 28 August from 5pm. More Blacks, More Dogs, More Irish decolonises the stories we inherit and enables us to start thinking about what stories have been hidden in order for us to forget the truth of who we are and where we are.

Menopause The Musical® is now performing to huge nights AND a Wednesday afternoon matinée owing to popular demand!

Tickets on sale now for Tuesday 30 August at 7.30pm, and Wednesday 31 August at 2pm.

This side-splitting musical parody set to classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what millions of women (and brave men) have been laughing about for 20 years. It’s The Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change!®

For more details on any of these fabulous events, visit byrontheatre.com

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Let there be energy-efficient LED light

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Community Sleepout to raise funds for Vinnies tonight

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Toddlers take note: Ross Park is ready for play! 

A much anticipated recreational area of Lennox Head has finally reopened after months of being a no-go zone for the toddlers of the town. The new-look Ross Park in the centre of the village is officially open and ready for play! 

Bundjalung stories on Country

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