January 21, 2015
In this Issue:
The Rumjacks are five musical misfits from the cobbled streets of old Sydney town, and these celtic punk-rockers are coming to Bluesfest for the first time!
Portia Tresselt was originally from California, grew up in Asia and Europe, graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a BA in Business and Linguistics and now lives in Lennox Head with her family.
Plans by Byron Shire Council to create a permanent second lane along Shirley and Lawson Streets heading into Byron Bay have been cautiously welcomed by the town’s chamber of commerce, Byron United.
This weekend sees Australia’s only Academy-accredited and BAFTA-recognised short-film festival come to Bangalow A&I Hall as the first stop on its national tour. Festival director Bronwyn Kidd talks about the event 24 years on.
Last weekend, a herd of visiting American bison spent three days roaming Bangalow Showground. It was an impressive sight for those unsuspecting residents – but what were these big fellas doing here?
Additional bus services are now in place on the north coast, according to the retiring Nationals MP for the state seat of Ballina, Don Page.
Ku Promotions present an evening of Catalonian and Gypsy music with Woodford favourites Baix Empordà. The Duo spoke with The Echo about their unique act.
This week's Culture wrap begins with the first people – Be part of something extraordinary this Australia Day and share in the spirit of Saltwater Freshwater country with an event that celebrates our first-nation peoples this Australia Day at Coffs Harbour Botanic Gardens.
I get a little excited when I arrive at a road stop. People milling around, legs lifting, people adopting pseudo yoga moves stretching it out.
To highlight the profoundly disturbing statistics on child violence and sexual assault, and to help protect and educate kids, a ‘mowerthon’ is currently underway across the country.
Working his way through the ranks, it’s onwards and upwards for a young Wilsons Creek musician who has just had his first opening night as a musical director of a theatrical production.
It may have been tight after the second day of competition, but defending champions Byron Bay have powered home to victory on Sunday, the final morning of the 2015 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships.
The long wait for possibly the most previewed movie ever is at last over, and if Alejandro González Iñárritu’s masterpiece is sometimes weighed down by wordy gravitas, that should not in any way detract from its worth.
Robert Connolly’s heartwarming movie opens with young Dylan (Ed Oxenbould) feeding a scrap of meat to a hawk in the WA outback. His passion is flight and the bird is his guiding totem