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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 12

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Water strategy

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads The people of Mullumbimby would be aware that Byron Shire Council (BSC) intends to hand over...

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…

Interview with Mell and Zara from the Byron Comedy Fest

After a year under a COVID-19 hiatus, The Byron Comedy Fest is back! Next Thursday sees this fledgling event open the doors to its second weekend presenting all that is fabulous and funny. Set on the Byron beachfront at the Byron Surf Club and styled as a classy bespoke beachside speakeasy, this event is the creative lovechild of besties Zara Noruzi and Mell Coppin.

False impressions

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I was under the impression that, upon the mayor resigning, the deputy mayor would automatically get the...

Dam doesn’t give a damn about koalas

The proposed Dunoon Dam is still a possibility, though it has been voted against twice by the members of Rous County Council. Now information has emerged which presents another reason to shut down the threat of the dam once and for all.

Honouring midwives on their International day

Many of us have a midwife to thank for our safe arrival from the womb, these specialised 'catching' hands are a blessing to both mum and bub in hospitals and in the home.

October 21, 2015

Issue 30.19

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In this Issue:

Seated at the stairway to heaven

Led Zeppelin band members penned Stairway to Heaven long before they were guests at Rae’s, but if there was ever a restaurant poised to reflect on that song title then The Restaurant at Rae’s is it.


The man who loved a bank

Self described writer, writer, lawyer and shameless idealist, Mark Swivel fell in love with a bank. Not just any bank mind you, the Nobel Prize-winning Grameen Bank. In his show, How Deep is Your Love, Swivel dives into microfinance and...


Cinema Review: Black Mass

https://youtu.be/R_F-lVhSfx8 I’d never heard of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger before this. It turns out he was one of the conga-line of real-life American gangsters who are so popular with noir filmmakers. As king-pin of South Boston in the ’seventies and ’eighties,...


One Hell of a Hall gig!

The good people of Federal and surrounds fought hard to save and buy the church and the hall as part of their community facility. Each year to pay for maintenance and ongoing costs the crew put on one hell...


Art vs Science Play Byron Falls NYE

One of Australia’s most popular live acts, Art vs Science are back with a brand new single, Create/Destroy. ‘It’s about a faltering relationship, and the myriad questions the mind throws out and the crumbling footholds to which it clings as...


The Train Comes to Mullum

The undisputed leaders of the Dub dance genre pull in to share the love at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall on Saturday. How have you stayed at the top of your game for over two decades? A subtle combination of hard work,...


Live Music Roundup – October 22, 2015

Things that make you go Boo Sydney’s pulse-tronic duo, Boo Seeka, still less than a year old, are bringing their genre-hopping (hip hop/ soul/ electro) sounds to Byron this weekend. The duo have also made appearances at notable Australian festivals Groovin...


Cinema Review: The Walk

https://youtu.be/GR1EmTKAWIw In 1974, Philippe Petit and a small group of fellow conspirators strung a wire between the newly completed towers of the World Trade Center and, to the consternation of New Yorkers below, the French performance artist walked crossed the...


Noonan’s Transmutant Triumph

The enigmatic and ever-evolving Katie Noonan steps back into the band environment with her latest album release, Transmutant. Comprising herself, the Captain’s bandmates Stu Hunter and Declan Kelly and newcomer, New Zealand guitarist Peter Koopman. ‘I was kind of wanting to...


Culture Roundup – October 21, 2015

All aboard for history on the tracks Take your seat under the stars as NORPA’s Railway Wonderland brings Lismore’s beautiful, disused train station back to life. Drama, dance, song (a choir no less!) combine to tell a magical story inspired...


Getting together with Men of League

Now that the league season is over, it’s time to reminisce what did and didn’t happen and what went wrong and what went right and what better way to talk about a great season of football than with all the old blokes…


Byron firefighters needed

If you enjoy being part of a team, are physically fit, live in Byron Bay and want to give something back to your community, then here's your chance to become a retained firefighter.


Winning chance for Mullumbimby shoppers

Christmas is coming – and so is the Mullumbimby Shop Local campaign. Spend $20 at any of the 60 participating stores and you will go in the draw to receive one of 30 $100 vouchers to spend at a participating store.


Friends and musos – Tindley, Bell and Carr

Much loved North Coast songsters; Sara Tindley, Ash Bell (Starboard Cannons), and Danni Carr (Mr Cassidy) have joined forces for a handful of intimate shows around Victoria and NSW.


Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited the newcomers to...

Oceans 15 triumphant return

The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State School Swimming competitions. ‘They have all...

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.