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Perrottet & Opus Dei

Bugga! Just when we don’t need to expect the Spanish Inquisition, out pops its wolf-in-sheep’s clothing remake: Opus Dei....

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Girl Guides launch Child Safe Child Friendly Framework

It’s International Day of the Girl Child and Girl Guides Australia are taking the opportunity to launch their Child Safe Child Friendly Framework.

ICAC and the premier

For Liberal Party luminaries it’s obviously been a heart-wrenching experience watching Gladys Berejiklian bite the dust and they are...

Killing democracy

I believe the following information is essential knowledge for all Australians. Independent Senator Rex Pattrick has blasted Morrison for...

The storm season has started

The storm season has officially started, the NSW Government and NSW State Emergency Service (SES) have announced.

Tackling mosquitoes together in Ballina

Following its successful launch late last year, Northern Rivers councils and the North Coast Public Health Unit are once again running Tackling Mosquitoes Together, a behaviour change program to reduce the disease risks and nuisance of mosquitoes in homes and local communities.

Vaxing the community divide

Okay, so this issue is dividing our community into: ‘vaxing is great for our community’ and ‘vaxing is bad’. One...

March 23, 2016

Issue 30.41

Download PDF (50MB) Jump to: Local News | Comment | Letters | Articles | Home & Garden | Good Taste | The Good Life | Easter Eats | Echo Property | Bluesfest Liftout | Echo Property continued | Seven | Live Music | Culture | Stars | Cinema | Gig Guide | Service Directory | Classifieds | Sport | Community at Work | Backlash In this issue: Bluesfest 2016 Liftout

In this Issue:

10 Cloverfield Lane

https://youtu.be/saHzng8fxLs By John Campbell This is one of the strangest movies I’ve seen in some time. It begins with Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) arguing with somebody over the phone. We are unable to hear her words, for the audio is submerged...


London Has Fallen

https://youtu.be/3AsOdX7NcJs By John Campbell If there is one thing we learn from this blast of pulverising propaganda, it is that the AK47’s accuracy is not worth a pinch of poop if fired at a target more distant than point-blank range –...


Fantastic Mr Negrito

Having blown up at SXSW, impressing industry and fans alike, Fantastic Negrito is an exciting and poignant artist not only creating quality, stirring R&B and blues music, but living and standing for the heart of the blues…


Loving the Kaleo diet

Bluesfest festival director Peter Noble discovered Kaleo on a recent trip to their home country Iceland and couldn’t wait to introduce the four-piece band to Bluesfest audiences.


Meet Mick Fleetwood

Having to interview Mick Fleetwood was a bit nerve-wracking. The stories that surround the man are bigger than the man himself. And he’s something like six foot six.


Jez how it should be

Last Mullum Music Festival I spied a familiar face that I hadn’t seen in some time. ‘Jez Mead, is that you?’ Fortunately for us in the Byron Shire, this place has elastic strands. People may leave, but we know...


Byron Bay Records – Making music in Main Arm and ...

Liam Kiernan and Sharon Sharbi are the creative force behind Byron Bay Records. ‘We are both music oriented,’ says Liam. ‘We both like electronic music – in particular house, minimal, techno, but there are lots of different genres –...


Mandy Nolan’s Bluesfest picks

So… Mandy's off to Blues and these are the things she really ( really, REALLY), want to see


The National – a paradoxical, beautifully bruised sonic adventure

Grammy-nominated music veterans The National have been touring the world for more than a decade, mastering their paradoxical, beautifully bruised sonic adventures, capturing the hearts and imaginations of a generation.


Boomerang joins Bluesfest

The global indigenous arts and cultural festival Boomerang is happening within Bluesfest this year.


The biggest challenge getting to Bluesfest each year…

The biggest challenge getting to Bluesfest each year…


You ought to be in the pictures! The reinvention of a...

Thanks to the vision of circus-cabaret-variety La Soirée producer Brett Haylock, the Brunswick Picture House is no longer an abandoned building ghosting on Fingal Street. This week the curtain lifts on what was almost a lost gem! ‘I just...


Culture Roundup – March 23, 2016

Loving all the way to the bank Lawyer turned spoken-word activist Mark Swivel takes us to Bangaldesh where he went to learn about micro-finance with the Grameen Bank. Swivel wanted to make a difference, and in a weird way he...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: The lady doth protest too much

Last week the NSW government, led by Mike Baird, passed new anti-protest legislation increasing penalties for protesters at mining and coal seam gas sites, and awarding police greater discretionary powers to use their ‘move on’ orders to disperse and...


Bio-energy vs biodiversity

I thank The Echo for so clearly informing the readers of the ongoing concerns of Byron Bird Buddies and Byron community members when addressing...

Raucous AUKUS

Over the last 20 years or more, Australia has benefited greatly from its economic relationship with China. You may have noticed that most of...

Let’s get real

AFL Aussie Rules Grand Final in Western Australia... Rugby League Grand Final in Queensland... Melbourne Cup in Tasmania?    Margaret Keating, Ocean Shores

Mandatory vax

I write to you in response to the article on the front page of The Echo relating to mandatory vax. I find it extremely...