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

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It’s National Volunteer Week

Volunteering Australia says volleys are the backbone of the country in times of crisis and emergency.

Radiance Kitchen

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

First residents move in to Wollongbar housing pods

The first residents displaced by the flooding disaster have now received the keys to their temporary housing pods at Wollongbar, Ballina Council says.


The slogan of the so-called Informed Medical Options Party is ‘Truth, Transparency and Accountability in Politics’. Presumably their dedication...

Farm tours, tastings and horse riding – confusion over State agritourism SEPP

A lengthy debate took place at the last Tweed Shire Council planning meeting (5 May) around the issue of...

Leila’s off to Oxford!

Local high school student, Leila Clarke, was scrolling through social media when the advertisement popped up.
Lee McConnel. Photo credit @arizona_creative

Hypnagogic Tableau by
Lee McConnell

Art Show Opening – 6pm–8pm Friday 6 July  |  Exhibition 12 July till 6 August 2019 at Lone Goat Gallery

The exhibition takes a look through a lucid window of space between consciousness and unconsciousness, past and present, technology and nature, allowing you to experience all the sensory freedom that comes with that space. The show will feature plays on light, painting, installations, and video work.

Lee McConnell is an ARIA-nominated visual artist, director, and animator, nationally known for his work with Dune Rats, Jack River, and Mambo. Hailing from the small seaside town of Forster and now living in Byron Bay, Lee takes inspiration from the strangeness of everyday reality, making it brighter, stranger, and like you’ve never seen it before. In the years since leaving Mambo Lee has gone on to become one of the most recognised rock’n’roll artists in Australia and he was the obvious choice to create the visual landscape for the 2019 Splendour in the Grass music and arts festival. His goal is ‘to share the worlds from my dreams and venture into dimensions that might exist somewhere else in the universe’. Lee’s alternative realities are a digital decoupage created using media both traditional and experimental.


Celebrating its 200th birthday in 2019, the Prado Museum will tell the story of its life, and take you on a spectacular journey.

The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonders

Art on screen at Byron Theatre | Sunday 14 July 3pm | Full $20, Conc $18, BT Club $18, U18 $15

If only museums could talk! This stunning new film, featuring Jeremy Irons, would like to do just that: let the Prado speak for itself. 

Celebrating its 200th birthday in 2019, the Prado Museum will tell the story of its life, and take you on a spectacular journey in Madrid covering six centuries of Spanish history. 

History told through art, through the eight thousand masterpieces housed in the museum’s collections, and the story behind each one: the stories of men and women, painters and kings, palaces and queens, wealth and misery, body and soul.


Byron School of Art offer an inspiring selection of 3-hour classes in a variety of disciplines.

BSA offers a taste of art courses to come

Byron School of Art Mullumbimby | July 15-20 | $65 each or $50 each for three or more sessions

Byron School of Art’s Mullumbimby doors will be open 15–20 July for their popular Winter Taster sessions. These sessions offer an inspiring selection of 3-hour classes in a variety of disciplines, giving students a taste of the many courses and workshops on offer at BSA throughout the year. The studios will be buzzing throughout the week with Acrylic Painting, Painting with Cold Wax Medium, Life Drawing, Fibre Art, Experimental Drawing, Drawing in Response to Music, Cyanotypes, and Colour Mixing. $65 each or $50 each for three or more sessions.



Extinction at the Drill Hall
Drill Hall Mullumbimby | 2–18 August | $22 - $30

Prestigious Australian playwright Hannie Raason’s play Extinction will run over 2–18 August. Hannie has received many literary awards including the first play ever nominated for the Miles Franklin Award. She weaves her words with wit, intelligence, and a great understanding of the human condition. Edgy, provocative, and funny, Extinction delves deep into the heart of our moral values and wraps an important conservation message around a unique and personal human story, bringing together four interesting and diverse characters. An emotive story, interwoven with both environmental and social ambiguities, deep contemplation, and great laughter.

Directed by Richard Vinycomb, it stars Avikal (Steven Browning), Cate Feldmann, Diva Cory, and James Grant, with artwork and set design by renowned local artist James Guppy.


Dark science is a new freaky festival of fun that will occupy Lismore Quad from August 16.

Dark Science at Lismore Quad

The Quad | Friday 16 and Saturday 17 August | FREE

Kooky, wacky, weird, and wonderful. Dark science is a new freaky festival of fun that will occupy Lismore Quad after dark on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 August. Set during science week, Dark science is a celebration of the intersection between provocative art, performance, and the sciences – for adults! Dark science is a free event featuring a new show by the Space Cowboy, Andy Forbes as Mr Filthy, and Professor Pickles, Kelly O’Dempsey drawing with light to a dark dub sound system, a taxidermy museum, and much more. Exploring all things experimental, borderline, out-there, dark, brave, and mysterious, Dark science is a carnival like no other!

Free admission. lismorequad.org.au

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...