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May 15, 2021

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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.

Diverse and resilient

Andrya Hart, The Channon After statements and actions by some Rous councillors, I am left wondering how many refusals to...

Oceans 15 triumphant return


The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State...

Interview with Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival

Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival talks to The Echo.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited newcomers to the sport well.
Byron Writers Festival Residential Mentorship

Byron Writers Festival Residential Mentorship dates announced

Calling all writers… it’s time to polish up that manuscript! Byron Writers Festival’s flagship program for emerging writers, the annual Residential Mentorship, is taking place 11–15 May 2020.

The mentorship provides five days in a glorious Byron Shire location with one-on-one mentoring with Marele Day and the company of three other committed writers. With accommodation and catering provided, this is an outstanding opportunity to participate in a writing experience that has already proven to be a launch pad for many regional writers.

Applications are open to writers of fiction, or narrative non-fiction who reside in the Northern Rivers and are over 18 years old.

For details go to byronwritersfestival.com/members/residential-mentorship


hammer and hand

Hammer and Hand Jewellery and Metal Collective

‘By Hammer and Hand all arts do stand’ was a sixteenth-century Blacksmiths’ Guild motto.

Hammer and Hand Jewellery and Metal Collective is a jewellery studio/workshop/gallery established in 1995 in Hobart, and in 2008 in the Arts and Industry Estate, Byron Bay.

As a collective, the current 11 members share the running of the gallery and workshop. Customers can meet a different member each day of the week, and browse work by all the members while watching the artists at work. Everything in the gallery is carefully handmade by one of the 11 artists – no mass-producing, no off-shore finishing.

Being in a collective enables emerging artists to gain knowledge of the creative industry and of creative techniques from the more established members. The gallery and workshop are open seven days a week, 10am–4pm. Off-street parking available.

4 Ti-Tree Place, Byron Bay

www.hammerandhand.com.au.

FB: Hammer & Hand Jewellery & Metal Collective (Byron Bay) IG: @hammerandhandbyronbay

Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.