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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

Water outage in Ballina this Thursday

Residents on Crane and Owen Streets in Ballina are advised of a planned water outage this Thursday May 13.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Elvis has Left the Building

My dog died. I haven’t been able to write about it until now. It was a month ago, and he was old, but it was still unexpected, and it leaves you feeling a bit raw.

Remembering Bentley

Saturday 15 May is the seventh anniversary of Victory Day at the historic Bentley Blockade, just west of Lismore.

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

Re Netflix

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Flickerfest tour returns to the Northern Rivers

Celebrating 30 years in 2021 Flickerfest is bringing its National Tour to The Regent Cinema Murwillumbah for one big film packed this weekend
Life’s Melody, Kelly Zarb

Celebrating Natures Wonderland at NRCG

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) presents three deeply evocative exhibitions during December and January: A Change in the Weather, Little Abstracts and Land, Sea and Sky exploring human connection to all forms of life. Both established and emerging artists through their diverse artistic methods ranging from painting, print media, drawing and constructed assemblage present a stunning interpretation of the natural world.

Give me sunshine, Caroline McKay

The launch event is Thursday 10 December with special guest, writer Dianne Trussell, with local musicians Hans Lovejoy and Dan Brown playing smooth jazz grooves for this special event. The group of exhibitions opens Wednesday 9 December 2015 and continues until Sunday 17 January 2016.

For further information phone 6681 6167 or visit www.nrcgballina.com.

Alliam Jewellery

Stuart has been involved in the mining of opal for 30 years and with Kirrilly, a jeweller/designer, has created award-winning pieces of opal jewellery winning the People’s Choice award in 2013 at the biennial International Opal Jewellery Awards, then in 2015 being highly commended in the sought-after professional category.

ALLIAM is a brand that specialises in solid opal jewellery only.


Summer taster sessions

Come and join us at the Byron School of Art over the summer break and enjoy a small art taster session (or two) with some of our nationally recognised artists and teachers. We have a diverse selection of drawing, painting and printmaking tasters on offer. This is the perfect chance to get a feel for our upcoming courses, work with our artists, check out the premises, and simply take some time out for a creative morning or afternoon.

Enrol now online at www.byronschoolofart.com.

Maude Boate: Maudeville

An exhibition of the costumes of Maude Boate, the Queen of Lismore’s drag queens and an entertainer of glamorous proportions. Maude came into being in the 1980s and 90s performing at venues such as the Albury in Sydney. Her signature sculpted wigs became known outside the gay club scene when they were adapted for the stage play and movie The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. The creation of Michael Gates, Ms Maude extends drag beyond the formula of the iconic, sexy drag queen and into the territory of art, invention, and spoof.

Event: In Conversation: Dee Dee Chenille goes on a trip with Maude Boate.

10 December 5.30 for 6pm.

Dee Dee Chenille (accidental fashionista) interviews Maude Boate about frocks, theatrics and the freedom and effort that comes with being Maude. An event for learning and laughing.

Also showing: David Burnett: The Presidents: from JFK to Obama

5 December 2015 – 30 January 2016.

Lismore Regional Gallery

lismoregallery.org – 6622 2209.

Jewellery Courses

Live your dream and learn how to create your own jewellery or advance your skills to the next level. Award-winning jeweller, Chris Gortz, shares his experience of over 40 years and brings out the best from absolute beginners to advanced jewellery makers.

All tuitions are strictly one-on-one. Classes run for a week (five days) and are individually tailored. They can include making your very first piece of jewellery to designing, including CAD, advanced jewellery techniques or gemstone setting. Residential classes available dates January 2016.

For further information, please contact Chris: [email protected] Ph: 6684 5225.

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.


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