November 5, 2013
In this Issue:
The size and significance of sport to Australians and the national economy was reinforced recently with the release of data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The Butler is told as a memoir after his retirement, the long journey begins with the boy Cecil witnessing the callous murder of his sharecropper father, after which he was employed by the plantation owner as the ‘house nigger’
Canadian director Sarah Polley has put her own family in the frame as she unravels the truth – or the varying recollections of it – surrounding her dead mother, Diane, an actress/performer of only modest achievement.
Opening Night at the Mullum Music Festival is Mullum’s 'premier night of nights'. The night features artists coming from all over the world as well as some very special guests including the dark theatrical genius of Slovenian puppeteer and performance artist Teatro Matita.
A mini-divestment campaign hit Byron Bay’s Commonwealth Bank last Friday as four residents closed their accounts in protest to what they claim is the bank’s investment in fossil fuels and environmental destruction.
Last Friday the first ever edition of the Arakwal Dubay Dancers Calendar was launched at The Pass Cafe in Byron Bay.
Lennox Head surfer Stephanie Single reached the quarterfinals of the HD World Junior Championships at Joaquina Beach in Florianopolis, Brazil, placing equal fifth last Saturday.
The Far North Coast branch of Nippers held their carnival at the Salt SLSC on the weekend with clubs from Cudgen Headland to Yamba competing in the event.
Pyrotechnic was the word that saw Jolina Wilbur of Ocean Shores win the region’s Spelling Bee in her age group and put her through the state finals of the Premier’s Spelling Bee.