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May 18, 2022

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Tripling water harvesting will leave local communities dry

The NSW government was looking to do catchment by catchment analysis to determine the risk to local water supply and rivers from the new rules on water harvesting rights.

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One from the Heart bringing people together

With a lineup including Grinspoon, Lime Cordiale, Paul and Dan Kelly, Sheppard, Jon Stevens and Daryl Braithwaite, Lismore's One from the Heart concert went ahead yesterday in patchy weather and mud, mud and more mud.

Radiance Kitchen

Victoria Cosford I can imagine how radiant the smiles were when Dexter Chou and Linda Hung resumed their stall recently...

Help Seabird Rescue help wildlife tomorrow night!

2022 marks thirty years since Lance Ferris established the charity Australian Seabird Rescue, rescuing pelicans in the Richmond River. Now it's time to celebrate and help ASR help local wildlife.

One Nation ‘ghost’ haunting Richmond

Less than a week out from the election, mystery surrounds the One Nation candidate and her connection to the electorate.

Rooftop dining in the centre of Byron

Simon Haslam Last Friday I went up for a few drinks with friends at the relatively new rooftop dining area...

Sculpture distilled at Husk

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


Don’t miss the next showing of Art On Screen at Byron Theatre

Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice tells the story of the painter Jacopo Robusti, known as Tintoretto, from the early years of his artistic career until his death in 1594 in the city that inspired and challenged him.

This visually spectacular new art film explores Tintoretto as the true mirror of Venice. A one of a kind genius, open-minded, restless, brave, and with a strong love for freedom, unstable and elusive, he reflected the true spirit of the lagoon city.

Featuring special guest Peter Greenaway and narrated by Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter. Sunday 12 May at 3pm. For tickets: byroncentre.com.au

Weekend workshops at Byron School of Art

This weekend: Rene Bolten teaches Still Life – More Than Painting Objects. May workshops include Peter Humble and Rowena Crowe with Experimental Film Techniques, followed by Amber Wallis exploring Where Representation and Abstraction Meet. Don’t forget BSA Night School launches next term. Jump onto the BSA website for more info.


Commercial and historical fiction for beginners with Kayte Nunn

If you have always wanted to write compelling, page-turning historical or commercial fiction, this interactive half-day workshop on Saturday 18 May will serve as the perfect introduction.

Presented by Byron Writers Festival, the workshop is suitable for complete beginners, those who have a writing project underway or who may have completed a first draft and are looking to refine it.

Topics covered include: Starting your story in the right place; point of view; creating memorable characters; building narrative tension; writing effective scenes; finding your voice; research and organisation; nurturing a writing practice.

To book your place or to see more workshops and events, head to byronwritersfestival.com/whats-on.

CRAFT: a collective of art, furniture, firepits & more

Part studio, part workshop, part saloon, CRAFT is the Billinudgel-based brainchild of carpenter Hunter McKenzie, painter Pete Rich, and tiler Andy Holmes.

With a mutual desire for a dedicated space where they could each pursue artistic projects and business ideas beyond the daily grind, they set about creating the ultimate work den and showroom – and this Good Friday it’s set to open with a bang!

Collaborating with established local artist Hilton Stephenson, the CRAFT launch exhibition will showcase the lads’ indoor and outdoor art pieces as well as a selection of custom timber furniture and fittings.

OPENING NIGHT: Enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbles or a beer from 6pm at 1 Wilfred Street, Billinudgel. Enquiries – call 0414 250 977.

Good SHIT going down in Mullum town, 10–25 May

The Drill Hall Theatre Company presents the multi-award-winning play SHIT. Written by Patricia Cornelius, SHIT is an electrifying exploration of class, violence, and misogyny in Australia, told through the profane, violent, and bitterly funny stories of Billy, Bobby, and Sam.

Directed by Georgia Martin, SHIT stars Kate Horsley, Kate Foster, and Claire Atkins.

SHIT is playing 10–25 May, Fridays and Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 2pm at The Drill Hall Theatre, 2 Jubilee Ave, Mullumbimby. Tickets $22/$25 online www.drillhalltheatre.org.au/shit or The Bookshop, Mullumbimby. Enquiries – 0420 986 570.

Storytelling and the unconscious

Exhibition from 11 April till 2 May. Opening Night: 11 April 5–7pm. Introduction by Ron Curran – Dynamic Drawing.

Details: The drawing and painting exhibition by Valerie Kullack expresses a wealth of storytelling and mythology resonating from the unconscious with a strong application of line and colour with an adventurous quality. The work has been developed by attending the phenomenal Dynamic Drawing classes. Clem’s Cargo recently offered an exhibition space.

Clem’s Cargo, 38 Tweed St, Brunswick Heads. Facebook Clem’s Cargo.

SCU to house temporary accommodation for flood-affected residents

Temporary homes will be located at Southern Cross University (SCU) Lismore Campus as part of the NSW government's program to provide 800 temporary housing options for flood-affected people.

Secret agreements and done deals

Government and Byron Council refuse to explain details around temporary accommodation plans

Sue Higginson MLC: a woman on a mission

Local mother, grandmother, partner, activist, farmer, and lawyer, Sue Higginson, can now add NSW MLC Senator to her list of hyphenates.

One Nation ‘ghost’ haunting Richmond

Less than a week out from the election, mystery surrounds the One Nation candidate and her connection to the electorate.