The image of blood splattered on a windscreen after a bloke’s brains have been blown out by gunfire is now de rigueur in movies of ‘gritty realism’ (for good measure, it’s featured twice in this). To give them their due,... Read More →
NAIDOC Week 2018 The 11th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Film Screening 2018 | Byron Theatre Community Centre | Tuesday 10 July | 6.30pm | $8-10 The Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ Inc are thrilled to present an inspiring evening of Aboriginal... Read More →
‘It’s amazing, isn’t it, what people are capable of when their life is on the line.’ My companion took the words out of my mouth as we were leaving the cinema after seeing this harrowing but inspiring true story (and... Read More →
You Am I Byron Brewery | Sunday 8 July | 7pm | $45 You Am I are without doubt one of Australia’s all-time essential rock’n’roll bands. More than two decades on from their first album release, You Am I have... Read More →
While innumerable men, women and children flee their homes, we watch world leaders jockey for air time on the subject of refugees and asylum seekers.
Lismore’s NORPA and Murwillumbah Theatre Company have received funding to build indigenous talent and to bring more creative performance works to the region.
Splendour in the Grass has suffered a casualty, with Montreal electro-funk outfit Chromeo cancelling, citing health issues.
The 11th annual Arakwal NAIDOC Week 2018 film night on July 10 is dedicated to showcasing the lives and impact of Aboriginal women.
A three-day mini-festival dealing with themes around fear and our inevitable death will be held July 5 till 7 across various locations in Byron Bay.
To accommodate everybody’s infinitesimal attention span, T-Rex gobbles up a bloke at the very beginning of the movie, before we’ve even broken the choc-coating on our ice cream or been introduced to the central characters. A franchise’s production line rarely... Read More →
Rueben Kaye Brunswick Picture House | Sunday 1 July | 6pm | $22-25 The evil love child of Liza Minnelli and Jim Carrey. Obscenely intelligent, beautifully filthy and rib-crackingly funny, cabaret superstar Rueben Kaye is what happens when you tell your... Read More →
About ten minutes or so before the end of this thunderously boring cartoon, I glanced at my companion. Her ears, like mine, were bleeding from the constant aural onslaught. We had no option but to flee, fearing that the grand-finale... Read More →
Counting down the days ’til Bello Winter Music,artists and punters are getting ready for one of the great events of the Australian festival calendar. On of the awesome shows at Bello will undoubtably be Lior, one of Australia’s most successful... Read More →
Hiatus Kaiyote Hiatus Kaiyote | The Northern | Thursday 28 June | SOLD OUT In the two years since selling out their Sydney Opera House gig, Hiatus Kaiyote have become one of the most sampled bands in the world. They... Read More →
It’s heartening to see that there is still a place in cinema for the slow-burn, despite the mob’s expectation of a thrill every five minutes. A relief, too, to know that a subject that was once taboo – lesbian love... Read More →
A roundup of cultural events in Byron Shire and beyond
World fusion guitarist Bart Stenhouse hits the road today on his second Australian tour for 2018, alongside renowned Indian tabla player Surojato Roy.
First of all, you need to have a smart location scout. For a psychological, brain-breaking flick that dives into horror and the occult, it is essential that the mise en scène is just right. The big house in the woods – lots... Read More →
Dubarray Byron Brewery | Fri 29 June | 7pm | FREE Dubarray will be returning to the Byron Shire after a stellar gig at the Bruns a few weeks back, for one more huge show as part of their Inner... Read More →
Stolen by Jane Harrison and directed by Vicki Van Hout is a play following five individuals from the stolen generation.
Rochdale Theatre, Lismore | Kohinur Hall, Main Arm | 21 June – 14 July | $20-25 A Fire is Coming Out of the depths of magical Scottish lore comes the story of Janet Horne, the last woman to be accused of witchcraft and... Read More →
Bellingen Festival | 12–15 July Z-Star is the basis of a kaleidoscope of music projects by frontwoman, singer/songwriter, drummer, guitarist and producer Zee Gachette. This year Z-star will beam into Australia for Zee’s most epic tour to date. With shows up... Read More →
HMS Pinafore Ballina Players Theatre | 1-15 July | 7.00pm | $15-25 From next week the Ballina Players are presenting a Gilbert & Sullivan classic, HMS PINAFORE, which is directed and choreographed by Jaime Sheehan with musical directors Warwick Binney... Read More →
In Australia for seven years, Mullum for 18 months and a muso since she was ‘little’, Áine Tyrrell is one gutsy lady who spends her days forging ever forward.
Byron Writers Festival has just announced its complete 2018 lineup, so put down your pen and pick up a program to check out the diverse array of writers and events on offer.