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Interview with Dr Karl

‘There is a special part of our brain that will remember stories better than it will remember facts. So in answer to your question: good education, lots of reading, and I turn everything into stories… Stories go into three parts: you start off with something really weird and amazing, you explain it, and then you finish off with a joke.’

Interview with Jeanti St Clair, Curater of Flood Stories

Jeanti St Clair has curated a powerful, immersive audio experience that takes audiences into deep water. She speaks with The Echo about Flood Stories.

Interview with Marissa Treichel, The Cassettes’ Choreographer

Research has revealed that loneliness can be as impactful on one’s health as smoking. So how do we combat loneliness? How do we talk about it? Local performance artists Marissa Treichel, Rohini Drury, Ruth Walker, Danielle Linegar, and Justine Grantham have been working with Drill Hall creative director Liz Chance on TLC– a dance and movement show that shines the light on loneliness and connection. The Cassettes’ choreographer, performance artist and participant Marissa Treichel, spoke with Seven.

Pandemic plate lickers release lockdown dessert

The 2020 pandemic lockdown meant the entire entertainment industry was cancelled, but making music cannot be cancelled.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 21 April, 2021

Check out entertainment listings for the week, with music, dance, cinema and all sorts events happening in and around the Byron Shire

Interview with Toni Childs

Internationally celebrated musician, Emmy winner and three times Grammy nominee Toni Childs is bringing her show to The Brunswick Picture House. With two acts, Childs is promising a special two hour performance as she celebrates her vast catalogue of music, which also saw her celebrate the 30th anniversary of her critically acclaimed album Union in 2019.

Interview with Dave Callan

Dave Callan is a big hairy Irish bloke. He’s funny. You would have seen him on Rove and heard him on Triple J – but now you get to see him dance! With backup dancers and a show full of spectacular choreography and a hairy Viking, catch A–Z of Dance at Byron Comedy Fest. Dave told us a little more…

Interview with Jean Kittson

Comedian, writer, and social commentator Jean Kittson has the ability to distil complex ideas into commonsense. Jean is one of the national treasures in conversation with Mandy Nolan and Fiona O’Loughlin at No Eggs for Breakfast, a comedic chat themed around life beyond fertility! It seemed remiss not to ask Ms Kittson on her take on the debacle that is federal politics and gender equity.

Interview with Mitch King from Dream Bigger

Dream Bigger is presenting Lismore Youth Festival in partnership with numerous organisations in Lismore. Dream Bigger connects established artists with potential future artists to make their ideas a reality through engaging workshops and collaboration. The Echo spoke to Mitch King from Dream Bigger.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 14 April, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 14 April, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 7 April, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 7 April, 2021

Interview with DeeBee Bishop

Thirst is the story of Stan Adams, as told by Deebee Bishop. He was one of six housemates who lived with Stan in a broken-down share house when he’d walked away from his life to live rough. Decades later, Deebee tells the story.

Interview with Dan Willis

Dan Willis brings Best of British back to the Byron Comedy Festival. It was a sellout last year, with the audience confirming it as one of the favourite shows of the program. Dan is back – this time with Rory Lowe and John Flynn, and spoke with The Echo…

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 31 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 31 March, 2021

Interview with Emily Wurramara

Emily Wurramara can't wait to play at the Bluesfest and have a dance with her friends.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and Beyond for the Week beginning 24 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and Beyond for the Week beginning 24 March, 2021

Interview with Julian Louis, Artistic Director of NORPA

After a year in the shadows, NORPA is kicking in with a powerhouse program for the last six months of 2021.

Interview with Dave Callan

Does the idea of a large hairy viking recreating classic music video clips live on stage tickle your giggle bone? If so, then the multimedia extravaganza A Little Less Conversation is a show not to be missed.

Interview with Ben Lee

Ben Lee is on at Lismore City Hall and Brunswick Picture House

Interview with Rick Fenn (Feramones, 10cc)

The Feramones, the Northern Rivers’ very own supergroup, comprising internationally acclaimed musicians, is going to be playing Bangalow Bowlo.

Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

Eating vegan is no longer like Mac Vs PC

Remember back in the bad old days when you used either a PC or Mac? Those were your choices, and never the twain could meet. They were so many miles apart in operations that they were like different countries with different languages and appearances

‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

Global predicament

Dudley Leggett – Director of Sustainability Research Institute, Suffolk Park Phillip Frazer’s article, (Echo 6 January) is an excellent summary of our global predicament, and a...