September 16, 2014
In this Issue:
Jared Dixon sells everyone’s wines at his parents’ bottle-o. He has a soft spot for his own, though. Jilly is his label. His great-grandad was punished after falling for the Irish maid – the maid’s name was Jilly.
Written by Joel Edgerton, director Matthew Saville’s finely balanced film noir demands that its audience decide for themselves whose side they are on – or, more importantly, if they can be on either – without having been spoon-fed a ‘correct’ judgment.
Talk about spoilers – some actors might as well have the word tattooed on their foreheads. The minute that William Fichtner appeared as Erik Sacks, the sober-suited plutocrat, I knew that he would turn out to be the megalomaniacal bad guy.
Henri Matisse is a giant of modern art and in Exhibition: Matisse audiences are invited to enjoy an intimate, behind-the-scenes tour of the blockbuster Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs exhibition, which opened to international acclaim at London’s Tate Museum in April.
This week's roundup is packed full of variety and awesomeness headed up by Jimmy Willing and The Hick-Ups singing songs about one-horse towns, rodeo clowns and girls with holes in their stockings.
These days you can find some fabulous eateries inside your local clubs, but the Byron Bay Bowling Club has reached a new level after farming out their restaurant area to consummate ex-Melbourne foodie professional David Piesse.
The question of whether NSW councils should be able to invest their cash reserves ethically has drawn an evasive response from the new local government minister, Paul Toole (Nationals).
Trailing 17–6 at the break, Byron’s Red Devils stuck doggedly to the task and kept the Ballina Seagulls scoreless in the second half of Sunday’s NRRRL grand final at Kingsford Smith Park. The only trouble was the Seagulls did the same to them.
Witches Falls Winery is a James Halliday five-star winery (2014) and one I visited on a fleeting overnight stay in Mt Tamborine recently.
Gabriel is a NIDA graduate and this is his first production for the highly esteemed Bell Shakespeare. While a first for Fancourt, this is also a first for director Damien Ryan, making his debut on the main stage.
Sue Whiteman and Jeanette Khron head up Little Dragons, an innovative creative program for children with a disability.
Typhoon Yolanda was one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, and devastated parts of the Philippines. The storm may have faded off the radar but many people there still need help. Two Byron residents plan to do just that.
With more than 100 releases in five years, as a producer German-born Butch cuts his own path across dancefloors and decks around the world.
After nearly 20 years with FourPlay string quartet rock band, Lara Goodridge knows how to keep an edge.
A week after a shark claimed the life of Paul Wilcox, his wife Victoria says that despite her deep grief she would like to stay in the area and is wanting to resettle. She is reaching out to the community for help.
Damon Bell’s Park Hotel Byron Bay Rams have, for the second year running, battled their way into the grand finals of both the Premier and Premier Reserves Division.