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August 16, 2022

Finding the fine art

Bangalow Fine Art are boutique art dealers and valuers...

Mirabelle’s game 

A magical quest is taking place in Lismore Quad...

Mandy Nolan

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: For Sale: Moral compass

Some weeks it’s hard to navigate the big feelings I have around injustice; the kind of injustice that occurs every day, everywhere, underwritten by the privilege of some at the expense of the many. The shit stuff people get away with! The shit stuff no one notices. Shit stuff always happens to people who don’t have much to start with. I sometimes wonder how you can hear story after story and not realise the system is broken. Capitalism sucks. Let’s go break stuff – like, the dominant paradigm! We haven’t managed to subvert it – so can we smash it into tiny pieces? Please?

The Bogong

The Byron Writers Festival has partnered with Blak & Bright curator Jane Harrison to present The Bogong, a Blak version of The Moth. The Bogong, Hosted by Danny Teece-Johnson, is a celebration of the lived experience in crafted spoken word form. Featuring six First Nations storytellers, it’a feast for the ears.

Bullet Train

A former and unlucky assassin codenamed ‘Ladybug’ is determined...

Where the Crawdads Sing

Abandoned by her family as a girl in the...

Everything Everywhere All At Once

The Federal Film Society work at building community through...

Byron Bay Surf Festival 

Surfers, beach lovers, water people – owing to COVID-...

More Blacks, More Dogs, More Irish 

Having lived in so-called ‘Australia’ for a decade, Irish...

Bundjalung Nghari – contemporary Bundjalung stories 

Bundjalung Nghari – Indigenise features Rhoda Roberts AO and...


Scandinavian Film Festival at Palace, Byron Bay

This week Palace Byron invites you to warm your mid-winter with the Carlsberg Scandinavian Film Festival. The full 2022 programme has been revealed featuring a superb selection of the best new cinema from the Nordic region and will be screening at Palace Cinemas Byron Bay from 22 July to 10 August 2022.

Film review by John Campbell

ParaNorman http://youtu.be/z1RXm81AsNo If you’ve only just recovered from the histrionic stodge of Les Miz, and you...

John Campbell’s Top (and worst) Ten Movies 2017

TOP 10 ❶ T2 Trainspotting The Godfather 2 is the only other sequel I can think...

Cinema Review: Peterloo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhSv5-frnxk As a filmmaker with a pronounced social conscience, and as a native Mancunian, Mike...

Seven in print

Byron Shire Echo issue 37.10 – August 17, 2022

Cartoon of the week – 10 August, 2022

The letters deadline for The Echo is noon Friday. Letters longer than 200 words may be cut. The publication of letters is at the discretion of the letters editor.


Interview with director/choreographer Maureen Bowra, of Menopause The Musical

For those who are cranky, hot and sweaty, and those who have to live with them, Menopause The Musical might just be the care package you need to get you through ‘the change’. The show is coming to Byron at the end of the month and Seven caught up with director/choreographer Maureen Bowra to see how her hormones were hangin’. 

Interview with Major Steve McDonald concerning award-winning documentary ‘From Shock to Awe’

From Shock to Awe Byron Centre, Community Centre  |  Sunday  |  2.30pm  |  $30/25/15  Can psychedelic medicines treat...

A melodious morning

Dean Doyle and Sophistication are back this week for...

A well-thought-out blend

Noy Ben Ami says that he ‘feels the vibe of the crowd and place’ before he starts to play his original music.

Powerhouse six

Bearfoot is a powerhouse sextet that knows how to...

A working-class man

The Sentimental Bloke is a 1919 Australian silent film based on CJ Dennis’s tales of working-class life and love in the backstreets of Sydney. 

Warm up at the Nudge

Feeling cold? August’s Nudge Nudge Wink Wink is hot! Guaranteed to turn up the heat this winter as beloved Cunning Stunts resident DJs Lord Sut and Dale Stephen are joined by sizzling international star DJ Phil Perry and smouldering locally based DJ Rob Sydney!

An afternoon at the opera

Mezzo-soprano Rosel Labone has performed opera, oratorio, and concert repertoire at venues throughout Australasia with Opera Australia, New Zealand Opera, the Song Company, the Consort of Melbourne, and the Kronos Quartet.

remembering the good times

Byron Writers Festival Writers on the Road

Byron Writers Festival received an $80,000 grant from the NSW government’s Regional Cultural Fund that will ensure that the Writers on the Road and StoryBoard Bus program will be able to run three tours during the up-coming 12 months.

Byron Writers Festival welcomes Angela Flournoy on her first visit to Australia

Angela Flournoy is one of the most talked-about debut...

Bill will Play Mullum and Play Falls

Local North Coast singer/songwriter Bill Jacobi has taken the honors in the recent 'Play Mullum and Play Falls' Songwriting Competition with his song Ride.