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The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Years before he would become the tyrannical President of Panem, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth) is the last hope for his fading lineage, a once-proud family that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol. 

Concert Series – Screen Sounds

The Ballina RSL is hosting an all-ages event this weekend with a mesmerising journey through the cinematic soundscapes of the silver screen and gaming nostalgia with the Lismore Symphony Orchestra.

Take a walk down Paper Lane

Paper Lane is one of South East Queensland’s newest indie rock acts. With a vintage pop-meets-rock sound and their no holds barred lyricism, Paper Lane have just released their debut single ‘Better In My Head’ which debuted on Triple J Unearthed and reached #1 on the AMRAP Metro Charts.

It’s hip and it’s blues

Greg Lyon’s Hip Operation are playing this Sunday afternoon at Ballina RSL. The Blues Club is excited to present this highly acclaimed outfit with Greg Lyon (vocals/bass), who brings together some outstanding players including Aaron West (vocals/guitar), Kirk Lorange (vocals/slide guitar) and Scott Hills (drums), delivering some of the best sounds and grooves you’ll hear anywhere.

Kirtan and Sacred Music

House of Bliss is proud to present its 10th Kirtan and Sacred Music Festival this Saturday at Mullumbimby Civic Hall.

Country Witches are coming!

Historically, difficult women have been outlawed and called witches. That’s been the fate of ordinary women with extraordinary voices – women like singer/songwriter Áine Tyrrell and comedian Mandy Nolan.

Caught in the Venus Flytrap

Venus Fly Trap is a three-piece band from Byron Bay with Tim Degen (vocals/guitar), Matt DeWit (bass) and Andrew Wilkinson (drums), who play a mix of psychedelic surf rock, rock, and blues.

Turning eight at the Nudge

Saturday is the day for you to arrive early and stay late! Cunning Stunts’ Nudge Nudge Wink Wink: The Ultimate Party with a Conscience is turning 8!   Eight performances will dazzle on this date, filled with bangers all day long for you to dance and gyrate to fromt their magical birthday line up – we can’t wait!  Guest DJs: Iain Yes, James Scott, Rahel, Lady S, and Miss L, join the awesome resident DJs, Lord Sut and Dale Stephen + live performances by The Hoodlum Ballet, all curated for you to celebrate.

Interview with Robyn Davidson, author of the international bestseller Tracks

Byron Writers Festival is thrilled to present Robyn Davidson, author of the international bestseller Tracks, for an intimate conversation with Zacharey Jane about her memoir Unfinished Woman.

Screening: The last two weeks at Longlee

Susie Forsters’ film about palliative care is showing again at the Mullumbimby Drill Hall on Thursday, November 30 at 7pm.

Too much fun in the Playground

Playground is a well-established event that’s held every two months at the scenic Club Burringbar. For the last two years, three long-term local DJs, Pob, Curly Si and Halo have been curating this amazing, rhythmic event.

From the Deep South to the Far North

A Message from Tasmania: ‘If you care about what you eat, be careful what you buy.’ A campaign to protect some of Australia’s most pristine waterways from industrial destruction is being launched nationally at the Brunswick Picture House on Friday evening at a live music and video event.

Solo exhibition by Judi Reynolds-Baxter

A solo exhibition of works by international and local artist Judi Reynolds-Baxter will be held at the Byron Bay Service Club this Saturday to raise funds for the Middle Earth Gardens Animal Sanctuary at Ewingsdale. There will be art for sale, monster raffles and a performance by percussion vocal group, Agapanthus.

Southern Blast in Byron

Surfrider Foundation Australia – the not-for-profit agency dedicated to the protection of Australia’s oceans – has launched a series of film events across Australia’s east coast to raise support for their campaign to Save The Southern Sea from fossil fuel exploration. Their 12th stop will be at Byron Community Theatre on 30 November.

Live on the Lawn

Harvest is thrilled to present an evening of pure auditory bliss on the Harvest Village Green, featuring none other than the extraordinary Sylvie (US) and home-grown virtuoso Tex Crick (AUS)!

Getting lost in NYE time

Get ‘Lost in Time’ on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at the Beach Hotel! As the year draws to a close, the Beach Hotel invites you to bid farewell to 2023 in style at the ‘Lost in Time’ New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day events.


Linking ecocide to religion, Dr John Wilson brings psychedelics, psychology and ecology together in his latest book Ecocide. Regarding our ecological crisis as more urgent than the urban distress he was attending, Dr Wilson left his medical practice as a Consultant Psychiatrist to join the Timbarra campaign, opposing cyanide gold mining at the source of our Clarence River. Then with the New Zealand Peace Flotilla, he sailed the Pacific, opposing French nuclear testing at Mururoa Atoll. 

Interview with Jack Johnson: A career worth having

Ahead of his Bluesfest 2024 show, last week Seven spoke to Jack Johnson from his home in Hawaii.

Celebrating 30 years of Byron Community College

It’s fair to say that Byron Community College is a bit of an institution and a much-loved asset for the local folks of the Byron Shire. With over three decades dedicated to education, creating opportunities and fostering resilience in the Northern Rivers, it’s a collaborative achievement made possible with the support and generosity of the wonderful local community.

Tuning into John

The newest show from John Waters, featuring Stewart D’Arrietta and the Chartbusters, presents a phenomenal walk through nostalgia and an era of music that remains in the cellular memory of fans over several generations.

Gyan and Si with strings

ARIA award winner Gyan, sang her hit Wait from the cliffs of Kiama on Countdown then followed an international career trajectory, working with the likes of Bon Jovi, Ricky Martin and LeAnn Rimes. Returning to Byron as part of The Museagency, she scooped a Sydney Theatre Award for her collaboration with Leunig at Sydney Opera House, runner-up/shortlist awards for her album Superfragilistically (Sydney Morning Herald) , and children’s book, How Weird is That? (Children’s Book Council of Australia) .

Exit exhibition

Byron School of Art’s (BSA) third-year students will be holding the opening for their graduate exhibition, Exit 9, on Friday from 6pm to 8pm.

The last two weeks at Longlee

Local filmmaker Susie Forster’s extraordinarily candid documentary draws back the blinds to reveal the last two weeks of Victorian artist Lee Stephenson’s life, as she chooses to die at home with the support of her family. The gentle message of the film is dying at home can ultimately be a healing experience for the family, and that state-funded palliative care is available to us all, for free. 

A meeting of traditions

Metin Yilmaz (kaval) and Damian Wright (flamenco guitar) present a meeting of two distinct yet strongly rooted cultural and musical traditions. Kurdish Dengbej influences improvised with the meditative sounds of the kaval will dance with the sounds of captivating flamenco guitar.

Cinema: Freelance

John Cena, Alison Brie and Juan Pablo Raba play a game of cat and mouse in this action/comedy about a freelance journalist and her protector in a mythical Paldonia, and a coup to remove the even more mythical dictator Juan Venegas.


Byron Youth Theatre and Umbrella Theatrical Productions have joined forces to develop a fascinating new production called Trigger with a mixed-aged cast. Unlike traditional theatrical...

Monet’s Haystacks

One of the world’s most famous artworks – Meules, milieu du jour (Haystacks, midday), 1890 by Claude Monet – is now on display at the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre as part of the National Gallery of Australia’s Sharing the National Collection initiative. 

Spaghetti on tour

Spaghetti Circus is on a very special tour. As part of the company’s outreach program, their Junior Performance Troupe are performing in five pre-schools and four aged care facilities across the Byron Shire to foster connection and joy across generations.

For the love of Oli

Oliver Martin was a son, a brother, and a beloved friend. Oli was taken too soon in a tragic car accident in 2021, and to honour of his life and to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service everyone is invited to join a stellar lineup of sports legends and comedians for this year’s heartfelt CAR612 fundraiser

Here’s to you Jo Jo

Jo Jo Smith’s rich and soulful voice has long been an inspiration to her fans and the musicians lucky enough to work with her. Known as Australia’s ‘Mistress of Soul’, Jo Jo is launching her latest CD Here’s To You at Mullumbimby Services Club on Saturday.

Everyone has a story

Peter Tautua is a former labourer who, after being made redundant during the COVID-19 pandemic, pursued his passion for film by studying at SAE Creative Media Institute.  During his studies Peter created Dearest Madeline, an original song and music video, which was based on his mother’s experience of domestic violence. The video has gone on to win a Sony Film Festival Award and an SAE International Award.

16 Days of Activism

November 25 is the start of the 16 Days of Activism against Domestic Violence an annual event when the community pledges to say ‘no’ to domestic, family and sexual violence. 

YAC’s Vibrant Vibes

The YAC is putting on a free, family-friendly arts and wellbeing festival to celebrate our wonderful community. Vibrant Vibes will offer a range of entertainment, workshops, collaborative artworks, guest speakers and a couple of food trucks in a fun, relaxed atmosphere with something for all ages.

Cinema: Party at Fred’s place

Can you survive five nights? The terrifying horror game phenomenon becomes a blood-chilling cinematic event, as Blumhouse – the producer of 3GAN, The Black Phone and The Invisible Man – brings Five Nights at Freddy’s to the big screen.

Interview with Harry Manx

Harry Manx has been one of the most successful international touring musicians ever to grace stages in Australia – this deeply original multi-instrumentalist has entertained audiences with more than 11 extensive tours since 2001 – Manx loves Australia, and the feeling is mutual!

For the love of mud

Australian Ceramics Annual Open Studios event is on again this weekend, November 11 and 12. Several local studios are taking part – the work of each of these ceramicists is very different and reflects the huge range of possibilities using clay and different firing techniques.

Feeling the Flow

NORPA’s free, outdoor theatre event Flow is on this month on November 16 and 17 at Maclean Showground (Yaegl country), and November 23 to 25 at the Lismore Quad (Widjabul Wia-bul country). 

High risk vehicles to be stopped and checked for fire ants at NSW Qld border

The detection of Red Imported Fire Ants at South Murwillumbah has seen a quick response from the Department of Primary Industries who have now started their next wave of operation in response. 

Kingscliff hosts largest triathlon since covid

Over 1,600 athletes were in Kingscliff over the weekend to participate in the largest triathlon since covid.

Vale Pam Sonia

Very sadly, local treasure Pam Sonia passed away in Ewingsdale, last Wednesday, December 6. 

Blue-green algae ‘amber alert’ at Lake Ainsworth

As the summer heats up there has been an increase in the blue-green algae at Lake Ainsworth near Lennox Head and an ‘amber alert' has been flagged by Ballina Shire Council.