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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond, for the week beginning 24 August 2021

Supporting Artists During Lockdown By Eve Jeffery One of the first things I realised when I first moved to the Far North Coast, is that most...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the Week Beginning 17 August, 2021

A glimmer of entertainment for the future

Interview with Vanessa ‘Larry’ Mitchell

After being in the online dating scene for a few years, Vanessa ‘Larry’ Mitchell decided to write a book called 50 first dates, which she had planned to be a bit of a reflection on the dating process. Mitchell says it certainly wasn’t going to be a sex book (unless there was sex to document), but more about the process of dating, the nerves, the expectations and the miscommunications that happen with online communication. 

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 11 August, 2021

Phil and Tilley Phil and Tilley started playing music together in 2008 in the form of a five piece folk/rock outfit, and in the autumn...

Interview with Three Lords founders Hano Kotevski and Thomas Zachary

Three Lords are local creatives Hano Kotevski and Thomas Zachary who formed an events and entertainment company earlier this year. Concentrating primarily on celebrating classic, cult and popular film anniversaries, they have already showcased their impressive skill range in event management to present Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and the 80th anniversary of Citizen Kane.

Will Bluesfest be rescheduled again?

It might not be until October but the question of whether Bluesfest will go ahead this time is once again being asked.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 4 August, 2021

It's time to get out and see our wonderful performers whilst you can.

Interview with Ross Wilson, composer and Daddy Cool frontman

When the likes of Jimmy Barnes, Michael Gudinski and Sir Elton John call out a song as ‘one of the great Australian rock ‘n’ roll songs’, ‘one of the greatest songs of all time’, and ‘one of my favourite tracks’, then you know it was and still is, a hit.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning July 28, 2021

It's amazing what you can still go and see and do. Check it out!

Interview with Felix Riebl from the Cat Empire

One of the most danceable outfits in the lineup, The Cat Empire make a welcome return to Bluesfest 2021 with their infectious, genre-embracing anthems and a world-class, awe-inspiring show. Last week Seven caught up with co-founder, band leader and principal songwriter, Felix Riebl, from his lockdown hidey hole in Melbourne.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the Week Beginning 21 July, 2021

Still guiding the way to things that will delight you

Interview with Emily Wurramara

Emily Wurramara’s childhood was one of water and music. Growing up on Groote Eylandt her days were filled with travel, fishing and extended family, and a mother telling stories of dreams and dolphins that would one day become the seeds of Emily’s music.

Is the great shark fear justified?

Byron Rangers and Sea Shepherd Byron Bay are launching the film Envoy: Shark Cull with a screening and live Q&A this Wednesday 21 July.

Entertainment for the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning July 14

What's still on in the Byron Shire and nearby, this week...

Interview with JK-47

When I was younger and started rapping other rappers called me a weapon and I thought, like the AK-47. But now it’s changed, because now I feel it’s a spiritual warfare about what’s in your mind.

Interview with Mandy Nolan, the Authentic You

Mandy Nolan is a comedian of more than 30 years, who has taught in excess of 2,000 people how to perform standup. Her most successful student won an Emmy. George Catsi is a comedic character performer and AWGIE-winning writer and academic who teaches character and script development at UTS to animators and filmmakers. Together they present an exciting new class: Elephant in the Room.

‘Listening to Truth Telling’: First Nations stories highlighted at Byron Writers Festival

Treat yourself to some new reads this winter! Get your bedside stack sorted with these six books by authors coming to Byron Writers Festival 6–8 August.

After the fact: Flow

In a handful of shows at NORPA last week Yaegl Bundjalung man Mitch King and Blake Rhodes traversed a multi-media kaleidoscope to tell the story of Dirrangan, an old woman of the Clarence River from the creation period.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the

There's still lots of amazing things going on in the Shire.

Must-see sessions at Byron Writers Festival

Byron Writers Festival is a three-day feast for the brain and soul. With more than 150 speakers appearing in 115 sessions over three days (6–8 August).

New COVID venues of concern Lismore and Coraki

Following a second case being identified in Lismore, that is no longer in the area, several more COVID contact venues have been identified.

State gov’t services failing to keep up with regional population growth, says independent Ballina councillor

Cr Cadwallader told The Echo on Thursday she’d be asking council staff to pursue the matter of policing resources in the shire after last month winning majority council support to pressure the government on the future of Lennox Head Public School.

Update: Lismore going into lockdown at 6pm

Lismore local government area (LGA) is going into lockdown for seven days from 6pm tonight following a positive case of COVID-19 in Goonellabah yesterday.

Is all cannabis the same? How do its variations impact us?

Are you interested in learning more about the cannabinoids you use? Researchers from Monash University are asking both smokers and non-smokers to help research the variety of cannabinoids and their impacts.