March 4, 2015
In this Issue:
This week's Music Roundup begins with something classical as conductor, composer and musician Nicholas Routley presents Glorious Baroque at the Bangalow A&I Hall this Sunday.
This year Bluesfest presents one of the hottest up-and-coming acts on the planet – 23-year-old Hunter Hayes, direct from the US on his first Australian sojourn.
Teddy Lewis King (TLK) are a three-piece hip-hop outfit from Lismore whose raw soul beats, positive rhymes and international sound are catching the ears of many.
The Byron Bay Film Festival’s international reach and reputation is growing every year, and along with it the extensive list of the world’s filmmakers joining us to share their stories and their artistic and industry insights.
That Sugar Film is one man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high-sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’.
At the Byron Bay Film Festival filmmakers share their individual insights into familiar and unfamiliar worlds, tell local and global stories and expand and challenge perceptions through this array of stimulating workshops, panels and networking events. Visit our website for full details.
The rhetoric has intensified over whether the West Byron mega-housing development, which was recently approved for rezoning by the state government, can be reversed.
Time for residents to make submissions on the sell-off of the Byron council-owned Roundhouse property in Ocean Shores runs out at 4pm today (Wednesday March 4).
It’s International Women’s Day on Sunday March 8. Some of Australia’s most successful enterprises are owned and run by women. The northern rivers plays host to many of these powerhouses. Women are nurturers and providers as well as academics, workers, artists, poets and everything imaginable.
The No Frills Twins are musicians and fashionistas have aspirations for successful international careers in both fields. Their music took off globally when they began their YouTube channel in 2012.
Culturefiles are in for a treat, this week's wrap up features Art on the Move – Visitors to the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport are set for a sublime art experience this March and April with the latest showcase of works by local landscape painter, Hobie Porter.
‘These birds recognise us,’ says my friend. ‘See them? They are waiting for treats. They’ll fly ahead to where we usually stop.’
The 2015 Byron Bay Film Festival promises to be a magical experience which you are invited to share – a celebration of cinema alongside hundreds of other film-lovers and filmmakers from home and around the world.
The Byron Bay Film Festival is Australia’s largest regional film festival. Now in its ninth year, Festival director J’aimee Skippon-Volke speaks with The Echo about what’s in store when the event hits our screens over 6–15 March.
It’s almost that time of year when paddlers from far and wide set their sights on the waters of Byron Shire for the annual Mullum2Bruns Paddle.
Indophiles will tell you that India is not really like this – but in the same breath they will concede that, well, yes it is. The country is an enigma, embracing at every minute the ancient past and the cutting edge of tomorrow.
My first mistake was to see this in 2D and not 3D, for without the visual skullduggery it has little to offer. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that my second mistake was to see it at all when I could have been at home clearing leaf-litter out of the guttering.