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It’s legal to grow and distribute – but only by the anointed

Byron based medicinal cannabis producer is sending cannabis to Germany in a breakthrough $92m deal yet the humble plant remains illegal for locals and continues to put people behind bars.

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It’s legal to grow and distribute – but only by the anointed

Byron based medicinal cannabis producer is sending cannabis to Germany in a breakthrough $92m deal yet the humble plant remains illegal for locals and continues to put people behind bars.

Response to ‘A short history of our rail corridor debate’

Cr Basil Cameron, Goonengerry The article A short history of our rail corridor debate is better termed a history of the...

Why Pat Morton?

Ballina's Cr Jeff Johnson is raising a motion to re-name culturally significant local sites at today's council meeting.

New look and feel for Echonetdaily readers

Every old Echonetdaily is renewed again – the face of our online presence has had a lift as we...

Time to transition

Geraldine Crumpton, Fernleigh  I couldn’t agree more with Phillip Fraser’s article, that it really is time for Byron Shire to...

Conspiracy and pubs

Art Burroughes, Mullumbimby Regarding my article Conspiracy in the Pub becomes talking point (Echo, 20 January). How can we avoid falling foul...

Tintoretto

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.

www.byronschoolofart.com


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.

Rail trail debate

Geoff Meers, Suffolk Park It was good to read David Lisle’s comprehensive and reasoned discussion of the history of the Casino to Murwillumbah rail corridor....

No respect

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock Once again it’s that time of the year where we are meant to celebrate Australia day on 26 January. The day...

A window of trust

Baden Offord, Ocean Shores Wholeheartedly agree with Dave Rastovich’s spot-on letter regarding the value and benefit of The Echo, that it is a ‘trusted window’ (Letters,...

Conspiracy and pubs

Art Burroughes, Mullumbimby Regarding my article Conspiracy in the Pub becomes talking point (Echo, 20 January). How can we avoid falling foul of the growing tsunami of...