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July 21, 2024

Experience books in a whole new way at Byron Writers Festival

“Living eulogies”, launches and poetic performances – Australia’s largest regional writers festival embraces the theatrical with a series of evening feature events.

Go north for great films

Celebrating its tenth year, the 2024 Saxo Scandinavian Film Festival full program has been launched with a stellar line-up showcasing the best new cinema from the Nordic region.

Mandy Nolan

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The Grandpa Wars

It’s impossible to look at American politics right now without thinking WTF? In the blue corner there is the faltering, forgetful, and possibly demented Biden and in the red corner we have a vitriolic, revengeful, pussy-grabbing sociopathic, now-convicted felon who is Trump.

New music festival for Mullum

Esteemed musician and founder of the Nimbin Roots Festival, Lou Bradley, is bringing a new musical venture to the heart of Mullumbimby. The inaugural Mullum Roots Festival is scheduled to take place in July 2025, promising a vibrant celebration of music, community, and sustainability.

Let the BBSF fun begin!

The Byron Bay Surf Festival (BBSF) is just over a month away and they have a huge program for surfers and spectators from August 15-18.

2024 Writers Festival brings big names to the Bangalow Showground

In one of the biggest lineups in years, Byron Writers Festival 2024 is presenting over 160 authors, storytellers and experts to the Bangalow Showground from 9–11 August.

A Little Big Bang!

What would you call a night devoted to the drum? Talkin’ The Drum calls it the Little Big Bang!

Go north for great films

Celebrating its tenth year, the 2024 Saxo Scandinavian Film Festival full program has been launched with a stellar line-up showcasing the best new cinema from the Nordic region.

Exploring the history of women in music

Following an overwhelming response from audiences and critics alike, Lady Sings The Blues is back with ‘Volume 2’, promising an even more exhilarating journey through the history of music as shaped by legendary women.

It’s Play School!

This year, your favourite Play School TV friends are stepping out of the screen and onto the stage for ‘Let’s Play Together’. Embarking on a thrilling national concert tour started this March in Victoria, they’ll be bringing a whirlwind of fun right across the nation.

Cinema

Go north for great films

Celebrating its tenth year, the 2024 Saxo Scandinavian Film Festival full program has been launched with a stellar line-up showcasing the best new cinema from the Nordic region.

Lady Bird

The poster says a lot. It is of Saoirse Ronin (as the eponymous Lady Bird) in profile. For all the world it might be a Madonna by Piero della Francesca

Cinema Review – God Willing

Atheists and believers are poles apart, but there is one thing that they have...

The Lunchbox

If you have ever been to Mumbai you will be familiar with the army of dhaba-wallahs who distribute meals (usually homemade) to office workers throughout the city.

Seven in print

Byron Shire Echo issue 39.06 – July 17, 2024

Cartoon of the week – July 10, 2024

Letters to the editor The Echo loves your letters and is...

Interviews

Interview with Steve Banks

Steve Banks and The Sidemen are back for an intimate, partially-unplugged show at the Brunswick Picture House in Brunswick Heads on Saturday, July 6. The Sidemen – Jeff Burstin, Mike Mills, Grant Gerathy, Tony Slavich and Geoff Wright – are heading into a new venue, with new songs and a new format.

Federal Hall Talks It Up

The Echo caught up with Alan Goldman about the upcoming Fed Talks, where community...

About Rhoda’s cousin

Rhoda Roberts in My Cousin Frank is powerful, enlightening and entertaining. My Cousin Frank is an unmissable experience with one of Australia’s greatest artistic and cultural leaders, Rhoda Roberts AO.

The Sweetest Nightingale

Sweetest Nightingale, the Art of Claudio Monteverdi is the latest offering from the Northern Rivers’ renowned Vox Caldera Chamber Choir.

Burlesque is back!

Bruns does Burlesque returns dripping with pure glamour for a bumper three-week winter season, featuring some of the hottest artists in the biz.

Cinema: Despicable Me 4

With the school holidays fast approaching it’s time to rev up the kids to see the ever-lovable Minions in the first Despicable Me movie in seven years.

The masters of ‘zero to hero’

The masters of ‘zero to hero’ pub rock, The Tenants, are bringing their live show and Aussie humour to Mullum’s Courthouse Hotel for one night only on Thursday, July 4.

Dirty Three with Eleanor Jawurlngali

New expanses to create. New music to share. The legendary trio Dirty Three are coming to The Green Room, Byron.

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Byron Writers Festival ticket guide 2023

At Byron Writers Festival 2023, there’s an option for everyone to enjoy the stories, discussion and debate that make up the program. Wondering which ticket to choose? Here’s a quick ticket guide.

Festival extension approved at Parklands

North Byron Parklands, home to Falls Festival and Splendour in the Grass, has been granted a 20-month extension to its five-year trial by the independent Planning Assessment Commission (PAC).

We need to talk about online trolling

Ginger Gorman is coming to Byron Writers Festival to provide a window into not just the mindset of trolls, but also the profound changes in the way we live and work in a post-internet world.