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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Elvis has Left the Building

My dog died. I haven’t been able to write about it until now. It was a month ago, and he was old, but it was still unexpected, and it leaves you feeling a bit raw.

Police chase ends in head-on car and truck crash

Police have declared a critical incident investigation after a car chase in Ballina ended in a crash Friday night.

Interview with Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival

Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival talks to The Echo.

Creative carbon capture

Desmond Bellamy – Special Projects Coordinator, PETA Australia, Byron Bay Last week, the Australian government pledged half a billion dollars for ‘clean’...

Ageism alive and well

Margaret Boshier, St Ives I have been spending time in the ocean since before I could walk; I grew up...

Global predicament

Dudley Leggett – Director of Sustainability Research Institute, Suffolk Park Phillip Frazer’s article, (Echo 6 January) is an excellent summary of...

January 6, 2016

Issue 30.30

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In this Issue:

Shakey Graves for Bluesfest

Shakey Graves is the stage name of Texas-based ‘hobo folk’ singer/songwriter and musician Alejandro Rose-Garcia. It was something he came up with when he was a little drunk, and it kind of stuck. ‘There was a thing in America when...


Cinema Review: The Peanuts Movie

The art of the newspaper cartoonist is sadly unappreciated. To capture the world every day in four frames and not many more words is a rare talent and over the years those gifted with it have provided insight and...


Austen Tayshus: On Malcolm Turnbull, hecklers and favourite popes

The year 2015 marked 35 years in the business for standup comedian and satirist Austen Tayshus. There are comedians on the circuit who haven’t even been alive that long. But the big man behind the Ray Bans isn’t tiring. ‘I...


Live Music Roundup – Thursday 7 January, 2016

When Sea Gypsies The Sea Gypsies are a pirate-gypsy-circus band made up of scallywags performing a visual and auditory feast of original songs, pirate anthems, swinging rhythms and gypsy jazz tunes with circus arts and tap-dancing to ice the cake....


Final season for Brunswick’s historic Housie Shed

For about 30 years the Brunswick Valley Volunteer Rescue Association (VRA) has spent the warmer months preparing and then manning the Housie Shed in Banner Park on the banks of the Brunswick River.


The voice of Karise Eden

Karise Eden took out the gong for The Voice at age 20. She’d previously experienced profound moments of low self-esteem that saw her leaving school at age 12 and home at 13. The clear winner, it seemed unbelievable that a...


Cinema Review: Joy

It’s perhaps too flippant to say that this is about a woman who got rich by selling a lot of mops. Any film can be deconstructed to a banal base – but by the same token it can also...


Burleigh Heads open for single fin business

Growing to legendary status, the second weekend of January is now well known as the time for the Burleigh Boardriders Single Fin Festival.


North coast events score $30K in funding

Every little bit helps: three north coast events will each receive $10,000 of NSW government funding under the 2016 Regional Flagship Events Program.


Brunswick warms up for annual chop champs

This week Brunswick Heads will be hosting the annual Festival of the Fish ’n’ Chips, which attracts champion axe-wielders from across Australia and from overseas.


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Freedom! Just $3 an hour

From 23 December, residents and visitors to the Byron Shire now have to pay for the privilege of parking in a town that is already overpriced, under-serviced and over-utilised. Poor beloved Byron looks like she needs a good wipe down with a Chux cloth.


Flickerfest celebrates 25 years of shorts

Filmmakers across the country are salivating at the prospect of seeing their work on the big screen as Flickerfest celebrates 25 yeas of Australian shorts.


Food with a view

January is a time for relaxation, reflection and planning. There’s nothing like a wide-ranging, beautiful view to help put your life in perspective and gain a bigger picture of the joys and trials you are facing.


Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.