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July 27, 2021

Interview with Emily Wurramara

Emily Wurramara’s childhood was one of water and music. Growing up on Groote Eylandt her days were filled with travel, fishing and extended family, and a mother telling stories of dreams and dolphins that would one day become the seeds of Emily’s music.

Is the great shark fear justified?

Byron Rangers and Sea Shepherd Byron Bay are launching the film Envoy: Shark Cull with a screening and live Q&A this Wednesday 21 July.

Mandy Nolan

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: My Town and The Great Divide

When I walk the streets of my town I feel this. I feel the divide. I watch the masked mingle with the ‘medically exempt’. There’s an unspoken agitation. A sense of ‘them’ and ‘us’. My town is no longer a place of love and acceptance. It is not a place of compassion and kindness. There is an undercurrent of distrust, suspicion and potential violence. We are being taken.

Entertainment for the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 30 June

What's still on and what's not , in the Byron Shire and nearby, this week

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the Week Begining 23 June, 2021

A dazzling array of talent to be seen live, in and around the Byron Shire

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 9 June, 2021

All the fun and frolics of the shire in one happy place

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the Week Beginning 21 July, 2021

Still guiding the way to things that will delight you

Entertainment for the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning July 14

What's still on in the Byron Shire and nearby, this week...

Interview with JK-47

When I was younger and started rapping other rappers called me a weapon and I thought, like the AK-47. But now it’s changed, because now I feel it’s a spiritual warfare about what’s in your mind.

Cinema

Cinema

Find out more about whats on at the cinema in Byron Shire and local area

Cinema Review – The Boss

By John Campbell There is not one scene in this mildly amusing comedy in which...

Cinema reviews: Destroyer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqHaLUoiWZU Is this really how the LAPD go about their business? A bank robbery is...

St Vincent

Coming from left field though it may be, and with everybody’s favourite type-cast anti-hero, Bill Murray, as its protagonist, Theodore Melfi’s churchy morality tale is as cheesy and every bit as predictable as Annie.

Seven in print

Byron Shire Echo issue 36.06 – July 21, 2021

Cartoon of the week – 21 July, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.
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Interviews

Interview with Emily Wurramara

Emily Wurramara’s childhood was one of water and music. Growing up on Groote Eylandt her days were filled with travel, fishing and extended family, and a mother telling stories of dreams and dolphins that would one day become the seeds of Emily’s music.

Mullum Magic

What is the story of our alternative healing culture here in the Mullumbimby area? Brunswick Valley Historical Society have commissioned award-winning filmmaker Sharon Shostak to make a new film, Mullum Magic, with part one on health and wellbeing. Part One is premiering this week! The Echo spoke with Sharon about what happened behind the lens.
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Entertainment for the Byron shire and beyond from June 1, 2020

Check out whats on, in and around the Byron shire this week

Entertainment roundup – May 26, 2021

Entertainment that you can find in the Byron Shire and beyond

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 19

‘This Life’ is the first single off Jesse Morris and the Shakedown’s forthcoming and first ever vinyl release titled The Children of the Sun. 

Flickerfest tour returns to the Northern Rivers

Celebrating 30 years in 2021 Flickerfest is bringing its National Tour to The Regent Cinema Murwillumbah for one big film packed this weekend

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 12

Check out what's on going the Byron Shire and surrounding area this week

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and Beyond

A huge amount of entertainment all crammed into one space.
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Festivalspre-2020
remembering the good times

Stan Grant on identity and Australia Day

As uncomfortable as it is, we need to reckon with our history. On January 26, no Australian can really look away. There are the hard questions we ask of ourselves on Australia Day.

Making Falls special for you

A good festival is a portal into another place, almost another you. This is something Falls Festival’s Village artistic director Ian Pidd knows only too well.

Mobile stories for local schools

Byron Writers Festival has launched its StoryBoard Bus, a travelling creative writing program bringing authors and illustrators into schools across the northern rivers.