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May 14, 2021

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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

Other News

Re Netflix

David Gilet, Byron Bay You would have to say that the Byron district has more than its fair share of wankers,...

Interview with Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival

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

Save Broken Head

Jan Barham, Broken Head Broken Head is precious but fragile. Again, it’s under threat and it’s urgent to act now....

Water and the dam

Dr Roslyn Irwin, Caniaba An organisation called ‘Our Future NR’ is distributing and promoting information intended to put the Dunoon...

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...

Secret footage from Manus detention centre to be screened in Lismore

A thirteen-minute award-winning documentary based on footage secretly filmed inside Australia’s former detention centre on Manus Island is to be screened in Lismore Thursday night.


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.

Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

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.


Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...