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Cinema: Seriously Red

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0RCj3-Pz50 If you’re a fan of Dolly Parton, then this just might be your happy place for the summer. Seriously Red is a rowdy and...

Infatuating audiences

Byron Bay indie-rock outfit The Collifowers have made a habit of infatuating audiences all along the east coast with their high energy live show...

So many strings to his bow

Andy Jans-Brown is a multidisciplinary artist, who works through the mediums of film, music, theatre and art. As a musician he has toured extensively...

Vibrant and colourful seascapes

David Lane is best known for his vibrant and colourful seascapes, however his ability to capture colour and light in his subjects is also...

First gig at Byron’s Green Room

By Simon Haslam It was certainly auspicious that the very first event at Byron’s new live music 1500-person venue, The Green Room, on Saturday night...

Giving the 7th a Nudge

Turning seven feels like heaven! Cunning Stunts celebrate the seventh birthday of the beloved Nudge Nudge Wink Wink FUNdraiser held at The Billinudgel Hotel! Their...

The unassuming grooves of Bobby Alu

Having just clocked up 50 shows with Xavier Rudd, Bobby Alu is back in town for a solo show on the weekend with some...

A festival for film BUFFs

Building upon last year’s electric event, the Byron Underground Film Festival (BUFF) returns to shake things up, expand the mind, and celebrate the curious...

Roots, reggae and hip hop

Since topping the charts on Triple J’s Unearthed for the seventh time, The Lyrical has become the rising star of the music scene on the...

Killer Queen & Bowie

For the first time, two of Australia’s favourite live acts – The Killer Queen Experience, and Bowie, starring Jeff Duff – come together to...

Mermaid Trip-hop Dub…

…sprinkled with sparkly jungle when the vibe is right (and it usually is). Sky Eater take their audiences on an uplifting, mesmerising and elegant...

Cinema: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

In the sequel to Marvel’s Black Panther, starring Chadwick Boseman, who played King T’Challa, the Black Panther and the people of Wakanda are fighting...

Connecting people with pots

The Federal pre-Xmas Ceramic Market is the ideal place to find that special handmade, local and lovely piece of pottery that makes the ideal...

Guitar Journeys & Symbiosis

Two of the Gold Coast’s iconic artists, Felicity Lawless and Black Rabbit George (aka Tijuana Cartel frontman Paul George) have just released their first...

Hello I Must Be Going

Byron School of Art’s (BSA) Third Year students will be holding their graduate exhibition in the BSA gallery space from Friday 25 November to...

Interview with Ash Grunwald

Currently touring his latest release Shout Into the Noise, Ash Grunwald is a Bluesfest veteran with about ten appearances under his belt. His most recent show was earlier this year where he not only appeared solo, but he was part of some awesome collaborations – yet another great thing about Bluesfest.

She Said

Two-time Academy Award® nominee Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman, An Education) and Zoe Kazan (The Big Sick) star as New York Times reporters Megan...

Encore Unravelling 

Acclaimed local director, Darius Devas, is holding an encore screening following the sold out Byron premiere of his new feature film, Unravelling. He is...

The strides of Priestess Lubitz

Very few artists can cradle your heart in their hands while they kick your ass, but musician and mother of three, Emily Lubitz is striding out on her own and is excited to share her debut solo endeavour Begin Again EP that was released on 4 November.

Bangalow Film Festival 2023 

Bangalow Film Festival is thrilled to announce its third annual festival program, set to take place in multiple locations across beautiful Bangalow from 12–21 January 2023.

The Soul and Spirit of Spanish Flamenco

Bringing the soul and spirit of Spanish flamenco to regional audiences in a tour through NSW and around Australia from November 2022, acclaimed Spanish guitarist Paco Lara will inspire and capture the imagination of Australian audiences.

A musical reflection 

Acclaimed guitarists Slava and Leonard Grigoryan have created a suite of music inspired by objects personally selected from the National Museum of Australia’s vast collection tracing Australia’s diverse and complex history; This Is Us: A Musical Reflection of Australia.

What’s news in the Blues for The Cat Empire

Bluesfest 2022 was the stage for the end of an era for The Cat Empire. Two of the original three founding members of the group, Felix Riebl and Ollie McGill will continue their legacy and have created a fresh, new era for the band. With boundless creative possibilities, a collaborative process, and musical curiosity, the new project will showcase a wonderful collective of rotating musicians who will still maintain the musical DNA of The Cat Empire. 

The ceramic rebuild

Build | Rebuild: Northern Rivers Ceramics, After the Floods is an exhibition bringing together the incredible talent of local ceramic artists in the Northern Rivers,...

Block 33 book launch

What does a man do when South America’s most bloodthirsty revolutionary threatens to kill him and his loved ones? That question confronts Jake Hunt,...

Next gen audio engineers

SAE Creative Media Institute and The Beach Hotel, Byron Bay have joined forces to support up-and-coming audio engineers as part of a new ongoing...

Hot Shorts is back at the Drill Hall!

The Drill Hall Theatre Company runs the Hot Shorts program every two years; writers are invited to submit their plays, which must be original, not...

A joyful and happy life

Your wellbeing is the key to living a joyful and happy life. In support of this notion, Caper Byron Bay Food & Culture Festival...

Interview with The Soul Rebels

The Soul Rebels are an absolute standout on their own but they are also the kings of collaboration – from Metallica to Katy Perry...

Black Adam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkomfZHG5q4 In ancient Kahndaq, 2,600 BC to be precise, the city of Kahndaq was under the tyrannical rule of king Anh-Kot, who intended to create...

It’s fiesta time!

Dust off your dancing shoes and ignite your passion for latin – the Byron Latin Fiesta is set to heat up for its 17th...

Launching Pianos for the People

Featuring Maestro David Helfgott, patron of Pianos for the People, plus Yantra de Vilder and the Northern Rivers Ephemera Choir, Pianos for the People...

She shed what?

Nudge Nudge Wink Wink – a party with a conscience – are again presenting a stellar show this Saturday at the Nudge – DJs...

Do black boys go to heaven

Contemporary cultural precinct HOTA, Home of the Arts, has announced Wani Toaishara as the winner of the 2022 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography...

Messages from the bottle

Have you ever crossed the thin line between ‘handling’ your booze and becoming a boozy handful?  For generations, alcohol represented a rite of passage, a...

Party at Federal Park’s place!

A celebration of village life, the Federal Park Party is back on 5 November from midday. Expect delicious foods and treats, artisan stalls, kids’...

Xavier Rudd warming up The Green Room

The secret’s out that the newest live-music venue in town, The Green Room on the Bluesfest site, is set to go and will host...

The insanely hardworking Nikki Hill

I fell a little bit in love with Nikki Hill the last time I saw her at Bluesfest. Hill is one hard-working rock chick;...

Movies under the stars

For a long time the Brunswick Picture House have wanted to throw an event for the community with broad family appeal and now they...

A gentle day for refugee and asylum seeker families

Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.

Brunswick, Belongil and Tallows wait for Emergency Response Beacons

In early November two men were saved from drowning at Dreamtime Beach, Fingal Head when a women activated the Emergency Response Beacon, alerting the Surf Life Saving NSW State Operations Centre that the men were drowning. There are three waiting to be deployed in Byron Shire.

Dogs – stay out 

Byron’s Main Beach and playground is a no-dog area. About ten signs clearly state this and unless someone is indifferent, or dumb, or a...

Editorial – Wokie dokey

Last Thursday’s Council meeting was an example of when a good idea gets kiboshed because the people proposing the idea are considered crazy conspiracy theorists.