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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 19

‘This Life’ is the first single off Jesse Morris and the Shakedown’s forthcoming and first ever vinyl release titled The Children of the Sun. 

Other News

Warm vibe on a cool night

S. Haslam Wandana is a small local brewery set up in an ex-warehouse in the industrial estate of Mullumbimby, with...

Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

One-way traffic trial for the Byron Arts and Industry Estate

The trial is described by the council as a 'quick-win action' from the Byron Arts and Industry Estate Precinct Plan.

Humans suck

Hannah Grace, Ocean Shores I heard on the local news late this afternoon (April 20) that a 370kg tuna ...

Diverse and resilient

Andrya Hart, The Channon After statements and actions by some Rous councillors, I am left wondering how many refusals to...

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.

February 24, 2016

Issue 30.37

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In this Issue:

Cinema Review: Brooklyn

https://youtu.be/-pBfqEP2_J4 By John Campbell As a descendant of the Irish diaspora, it was too easy for me to approach this with a sense of ‘here we go again, the Micks crying into their Guinness’. How surprised I was to be overwhelmed...


Cinema Review: Looking for Grace

https://youtu.be/7KboDXLZM3o By John Campbell For better or worse (I lean more often than not to the latter), arts funding bodies in Oz tend to see the traits of our culture as being determined by our landscape. Usually it’s the outback, with...


A Stroll down Charcoal Lane with Archie Roach

This year Bluesfest welcomes Boomerang to the fold – a festival within a festival, bringing the music and culture of indigenous Australia to the forefront, and headed up by none other than the quietly powerful Archie Roach.


Get in the McCue

Polka Dot Productions welcomes Australian-born East Nashville resident Anne McCue back to Mullumbimby following her four full-house performances during Mullum Music Festival last November. How did you enjoy playing Mullum last time for Mullum Music Festival? I had a fantastic time...


Cricket going well for Bruns-Mullum

Brunswick Mullum’s Lachlan Stubbings spanked a six off Jack Scarlett’s bowling, but spooned this next ball up to be dismissed in his mid-twenties.


Byron Bay Triathlon refreshed

Following its 20th anniversary in 2015, the iconic Byron Bay Triathlon is bringing a new look, new website, new locations, and revitalised event in 2016 to honour another great 20 years of racing and community coming together.


Live Music Roundup – Thursday 25 February, 2016

Packing a Punch Osaka Punch have a ‘stonk’ on for taking the stage. A wise man once wrote of them: ‘You can’t call (Osaka Punch) a “warmup” band… They’re more of a “set fire to the stage and hope the...


Culture Roundup – Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Fred Lang at the Big Gig A comedian’s material is only ever as good as her or his insights. Comedian Fred Lang has led an interesting life; couple this with a strong sense of the ironic and you have comedy gold. Fred...


Cafe Blackboard Competition

A good cafe blackboard gives something to all who see it: a laugh, some inspiration or a moment of reflection. Do you recognise this blackboard (okay, we know it is a whiteboard!) from around the Byron Shire? Put the name of...


New deck for Coast Restaurant

You may recall our article two weeks ago about the Coast Restaurant at the Ocean Shores Country Club, managed since October last year by chef Carl Barnes and his partner Rachel Besett. Anyone familiar with The Restaurant Inspector and...


Cool It

The Byron Shire is fast becoming a foodie destination, but the boutique bar is starting to proliferate as well, writes Samuel J Fell. As with most places in Australia, the Byron Shire is rife with pubs. Whether on the river...


Original local coffee beer on tap

An original local beer, made in limited quantities from the raw ‘cherry’ fruit and skins grown (spray and pesticide free) by Moonshine Coffee of Federal, is on tap now at The Farm and the Bangalow Hotel. Moonshine’s Richard Kelly...


The Good Life Profile: The Ice-cream Man

Story and photo by Vivienne Pearson Belgium chocolate is his favourite today; last month it was Watermelon and Mint Sorbet. Despite being the ice-cream man of Brunswick Heads, Johnny Strange doesn’t indulge often, only letting ice-cream pass his lips once...


The Good Life Snippets

By Vivienne Pearson The Farm to your fridge The market garden at The Farm is bursting with seasonal veges – so much so that not all can be used in the Three Blue Ducks restaurant or Bread Social bakery. You...


Interview with Peter Castaldi

The Quad in Lismore presents its first outdoor cinema event – programmed by nationally regarded film critic and programmer, Peter Castaldi. Peter told The Echo about the vision.

Byron Bay FC undefeated in ’21

Ross Kendall Despite having a bye last weekend the Byron Bay FC premier division women’s team sit on top of the premiership table with an...

Interview with magician James Galea

James Galea is no ordinary magician. He’s not the smarmy guy in purple velvet with a cage full of pigeons sawing women in half. In fact, James is proud to say he has never cut anyone in half.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Stirring the Tea Pot

A house without tea is not a home.