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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 18 May, 2022

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I heard on the radio this morning (1 May) that a man spent ‘a record 48 hours’ in a...

‘Dining in the Dark’ at Forest, Byron

To celebrate the North Coast Festival of Flavour, Forest restaurant is turning off the lights so you can turn...

Knitting Nannas say ‘Vote 1 our Planet!’

The Knitting Nannas Against Gas and Greed visited the Lismore pre-poll yesterday at Southern Cross University to spread a very important message.

All smiles at Ballina pre-poll

People were queued out the door at the pre-poll booth in Ballina Indoor Sports Centre yesterday, with brightly dressed volunteers and AEC officials offering assistance to voters.

Releasing the chokehold on Australia’s water

What the trading of 40 gigalitres of water from the Barmah Choke means for the Murray Darling Basin.

Busy time for Ballina Region for Refugees

BR4R has not let the floods and COVID slow things down, with lots of recent happenings and more planned for the future.
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


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

Sculpture distilled at Husk

The inaugural outdoor exhibition, Sculpture Distilled, opens this week at Husk Farm Distillery and promises the opportunity to get up close and personal with...

Local rum

  Lord Byron Distillery is located right in the Byron Arts & Industry Estate, making it super-easy to visit the distillery if you’re in Byron....

New hinterland whiskey

Winding Road Distillery is based in Tintenbar, and early next week they are due to release their first single malt whiskey, initially to members...

‘Dining in the Dark’ at Forest, Byron

To celebrate the North Coast Festival of Flavour, Forest restaurant is turning off the lights so you can turn up your senses, and let...