Acclaimed philosopher AC Grayling at Byron Theatre.

Byron Writers Festival is presenting acclaimed academic and philosopher Professor AC Grayling at Byron Theatre in March to whet literary appetites in the lead up to the Festival in August. 

AC Grayling is one of the world’s most widely read and celebrated philosophers. His latest work The Age of Genius explores how the 17th century, fuelled by original and unorthodox thinking, war and technological invention, became the crucible of modernity.

This period marks a radical turning-point in human thought: We moved from the alchemy and astrology of John Dee to the painstaking observation and astronomy of Galileo, while the church-favoured classicism of Aristotle gave way to the evidence-based investigation of Francis Bacon.

Join AC Grayling for a thought-provoking talk about how such a turbulent century heralded ‘the greatest ever change in the mental outlook of humanity’ – a time he refers to as The Age of Genius. Professor Grayling has been brought to Australia by the World Science Festival Brisbane and is appearing at Byron Theatre with the help of Queensland Museum and Bloomsbury Publishing Ltd.

AC Grayling will be at Byron Theatre on Thursday 30 March, 6pm. Tickets $30/$35 or (02) 6685 5115.


Local photographer Shey Ivanov from The Froth Lab ( will  be one of the artists exhibiting their work at the CUSP showcase on March 16 at the Lennox Head Community Centre.

On the CUSP

On Thursday 16 March, CUSP will bring together 40+ local emerging artists spanning fashion, music, visual and performing arts, music and more, for a one-night special event at Park Lane Theatre at Lennox Head Community Centre..

CUSP is the first of two emerging arts showcases to be run in the northern rivers by RAW: natural-born artists in 2017, and this showcase is filled to the brim with the region’s best emerging creatives.
Showcase director Jacqui Halliday said, ‘There are thousands and thousands of talented creatives in this region and only limited opportunities for them to connect with the greater population. We are excited and honoured to be able to provide an avenue through which this can happen on such a large scale.’

Doors open at 6.30pm. Tickets are $20 (+bf) and are available through or $25 on the door.

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