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April 13, 2021

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Local sailor triumphs in blustery Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race

Local sailor Craig Watson battled near gale-force winds on Coopers to have one of his best ever Brisbane to Gladstone yacht races claiming fourth place in line honours.

Other News

Murwillumbah Arts Trail coming in May

The sixth Murwillumbah Arts Trail is all set for the weekend of 29-30 May 2021. From its beginnings in 2015, the arts trail has grown to be a major festival for the visual arts, as well as a vibrant community event.

Brunswick Heads surf lifesaver wins gold 

Brunswick Heads surf lifesaver Paul ‘Punchy’ Davis won gold in the 600m paddle board race

Sprout lovers

Sprouts can sometimes be overlooked on the weekly grocery list… except for those in the know, of course!

Local start-up brings you breakfast in bed

Breakfast is now a whole lot more luxurious with the recent launch of Le Petit Brekkie in the Byron Shire. Changing how we enjoy breakfast, Emma and Kevin, the team behind the business, curate fresh, locally sourced breakfast boxes to be delivered directly to their clients’ doors. With the tagline ‘breakfast in bed, delivered’, Le Petit Brekkie hopes to make the indulgence of a lazy lie-in even more tempting.

Local collaboration formed to feed people rather than landfill

Feeding people at the same time as reducing food waste is the aim of a new regional food donation campaign initiated by NE Waste.

Vehicle sanitisation stations roll out

Enhanced safety measures for point to point transport such as taxis, hire and rideshare vehicles are being rolled out in Byron Bay, Ballina and Lismore with the opening of three free temporary vehicle sanitisation stations.
Would you like to run an art/music project?

Arty Types, Musos... an opportunity to share what you love

The good people at St Andrew’s Aged Care Village in Ballina need some help from the creative souls in our community.

They are looking for volunteer artists and musicians to work on projects with the residents.

Arty types could help the residents with mural painting, life storyboards and art therapy. Musos could play, sing, help the residents with getting music onto their iPods, and movers and shakers could lead walks and dancing.

As a volunteer, you’d be so appreciated and make such a difference, your heart will be singing!

If you’re interested please contact Krista at St Andrew’s Village Ballina. 6620 5800 

Clifford Possum Fire Dreaming Ceremony

Significant and Historical Aboriginal Artworks

4 Jan–4 Feb 2020

Visit Ninbella Gallery in Bangalow NSW to see works by some of the most influential and highly celebrated artists within the contemporary Australian Aboriginal art movement, including Emily Kame Kngwarreye (1910–1996), who is the most prominent and successful artist in the history of contemporary Indigenous Australian art, and Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri (1932–2002), who blazed a trail for future generations of Indigenous artists, bridging the gap between Aboriginal art and contemporary Australian art.

All of the artists represented were among the vanguard of Australian Aboriginal artists to be recognised by the international art world, and their works continue to set record price highs and remain major collectable pieces.

Open 7 days, 10am–5pm


Byron Writers Festival workshops

Calling Writers of all Levels – Make 2020 Your Year to Flourish

Start your writing year on the right foot with an inspiring Byron Writers Festival workshop.

Go deep and access your innermost insights with Journaling – a Key for Successful Writing, Saturday 1 February with Vicki Bennett.

Nail your next writing submission with Marele Day’s coveted workshop A Winning Submission, on Saturday 29 February.

Explore the craft of novella writing through award-winning novelist Nick Earls’s Novella Writing, Saturday 7 March.

So fire up those post-holiday brain cells, get your projects on track, and sign up today! More events, workshops, and opportunities listed on our website: byronwritersfestival.com/whats-on.

Michael Philip | Spirit

Sumer Art Class Taster Sessions

Summer Taster Sessions are back at BS’A in January and February. Joining a 3-hour Taster Session is a great way to experience a taste of studio time at Byron School of Art and to get to know the different teachers and the classes being offered throughout 2020. $65 each or $50 each, when booking three or more.

Gift certificates available at byronschoolofart.com


Art on Screen at Byron Theatre

Hermitage – The Power of Art: Sunday 19 January. Featuring the largest collection of paintings in the world, the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg has been a meeting place for foreign artists, architects, and intellectuals for two-and-a-half centuries. Come on a sumptuous and immersive exploration of cultural bridges between the past and the present, featuring some of the world’s best art in glorious high definition on the big screen.

Frida – Viva La Vida: Sunday 9 February. Journey deep into some of Mexico’s most extraordinary museums to explore the masterpieces, and soul, of Frida Kahlo. Book now at byroncentre.com.au.

Local girls go big at Oz grom cup

Byron Bay’s Leihani Kaloha Zoric won her second Billabong Oz Grom Cup title, taking out the 10-and-under girls division at Park beach in Coffs Harbour last weekend.

Sprout lovers

Sprouts can sometimes be overlooked on the weekly grocery list… except for those in the know, of course!

Interview with Mitch King from Dream Bigger

Dream Bigger is presenting Lismore Youth Festival in partnership with numerous organisations in Lismore. Dream Bigger connects established artists with potential future artists to make their ideas a reality through engaging workshops and collaboration. The Echo spoke to Mitch King from Dream Bigger.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 14 April, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 14 April, 2021