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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

TGA obstructs prescription psilocybin, MDMA

Imagine that some crazy professors convince a bunch of participants at a five-day mindfulness retreat to agree to take part in an experiment where half of them are given magic mushrooms, and half of them a placebo.

Music fest aims to be COVID-19 recovery event

Byron Bay could host a two-day, beachside music and arts festival in June this year, after an application to hold the event was lodged with Byron Council.

Archibald has knock-on effect in Murwillumbah

The Tweed Regional Gallery is hosting the Archibald Prize and local business people say the event is giving the town of Murwillumbah a significant economic boost.

Coal scuttle

Alan Veacock, Cumbalum After some serious arm-twisting from the rest of the sane world, led by Joe Biden, the ‘marketing...

Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

July 27, 2016

Issue 31.07

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In this Issue:

Stockpot Kitchen

Bowling clubs aren’t traditionally known as foodie hubs. Social hubs yes, places that serve as community meeting places yes, but not really somewhere you would once have gone for a fine meal, something other than your run-of-the-mill pub grub....


A classic combination

Wine and cheese – a combination so well accepted that the words roll off the tongue as smoothly as the actual wine and cheese slide down the throat. There are historical reasons for this pairing – in early times...


Lion’s share of Byron Brewery

The Byron Bay Brewery has been bought by beverage giant Lion, who are very conscious of fitting into their new space. As was widely reported in late April, brewing giant Lion have purchased the Byron Bay Brewery. Wholly owned by...


The business that Jack Built

Once upon a time, but not so very long ago, there was a man who took over a business. The business was not only a rival to his previous employer, it was located next door. In many versions, this...


Nothing better than breakfast on the deck

I have found a new venture that allows me to indulge in three great, yet simple, pleasures: eating outside, lovely views and cereal. The Ocean Shores Country Club has built a new deck and it overlooks the sea. The club’s...


Dress up! It’s Baby et Lulu!

Baby et Lulu is the magical musical partnership of Abby Dobson: ‘Baby’ (Leonardo’s Bride) and Lara Goodridge: ‘Lulu’ (FourPlay).  Singing and recording in French, choosing classic and contemporary chansons has grown from a kooky little side project to a going...


Cinema Review – Ghostbusters

It’s early days yet, but this dreadful movie of mind-numbing noise and bluster has shot into contention, with a bullet, for a leading place among the year’s Joe Cockers. Old-school ghosts, the ones that you rarely ever see other...


Culture Roundup: Thursday July 28

Your Radio Heart My Radio Heart, a co-production between Sydney’s Urban Theatre Projects, NORPA and Performing Lines, premiered at NORPA in 2014 with audiences raving about the emotional and evocative world Tralala Blip created on stage. My Radio Heart is being re-designed and re-imagined at NORPA...


The Echo joins Press Council

After thirty years of publication, The Echo, publisher of the Byron Shire Echo and Echonetdaily, has joined the Press Council


Live Music Roundup: Thursday 28 July 2016

Welcoming our latest Immigrants at the Rails Willie McElroy & The Immigrants are an exciting new band formed in the Byron Shire. Their music traverses Celtic to soul to folk. Willy’s passionate lyrics deal with contemporary struggles of oppression, love...


The return of ms Stella

When I met Ms Stella her name was still Barbara. The return of Ms Stella When I met Ms Stella her name was still Barbara. She was this intensely clever and attractive 20-something young woman who’d rolled into tow from Melboune,...


Cinema Review – Love and Friendship

As a proto-feminist (long before the term was ever coined), Jane Austen will always remain relevant. Her Pride And Prejudice and Emma are unlikely to ever be out of print. This movie, adapted for the screen by American writer/director...


Comedy with a message

Andy Saunders has always known how to make people laugh. ‘I was always a bit of a bad boy. Always saying the most inappropriate thing at the most inappropriate time. It was my not just thinking dirty thoughts. I was...


Can a ten unit Mullum affordable housing refusal be defended?

A member of Council’s Heritage Advisory Committee has told The Echo he believes that there are grounds for refusal of the Mullum affordable housing project on Stuart Street.


COREM scores $5k solar grant

Community Owned Renewable Energy Mullumbimby (COREM) have been successfully awarded a $5,000 federal grant, which will go towards funding a solar PV system at the Mullumbimby Showgrounds.


Mayoral campaign kicks off

Mayor Simon Richardson (Greens) has announced his intention to run again for the top job, and promised that affordable housing will be a cornerstone of the campaign.


Keen candidates enter sausage factory

In what other job do you get to preside over an operating budget of $73 million while being paid a nominal wage of just $18,840 per annum?


QLD developer in talks with West Byron landowner

A QLD-based company that develops suburbs around Australia is in talks with one of the West Byron landowners to sell his share of residential blocks.


The wind in Dey’s sails

Local councillor and Richmond River Sailing Club member Duncan Dey took 4th place in the Annual Tumbulgum Passage Marathon Race along the Tweed River from Condong to Fingal Head. Dey competed against 35 other boats, both dinghies and cruising yachts,...


Byron tops poledance competition

Poledancer Christine Priestly was ‘in shock’ when it was announced she had been crowned Miss Lioness after winning a Gold Coast competition last week. ‘I can’t express how I felt. I couldn’t believe it when they called my name,’ she...


Netballers get $20,000 for shelter at Mullum

The Brunswick Byron Netball Association has been awarded a $20,000 grant to help build a weather shelter at the Mullumbimby courts. Lisa Alexander, coach of the world champion Australian team, was on hand to help make the official presentation  of...


A wealth of workshops on offer

Next week Byron Writers Festival is running workshops covering everything from fiction, writing for children, adapting your work for screen and public speaking. We’ve highlighted just some below. Fiction Writing with Louise Doughty and Kathryn Heyman. International bestselling author Louise...


Stan Grant in conversation with David Leser at Byron Theatre

Stan Grant is the Indigenous affairs editor for The Guardian Australia. He is the winner of the 2015 Walkley award for coverage of Indigenous affairs. Stan Grant will be giving the Thea Astley Annual Address at Byron Writers Festival...


Hello, Beautiful! Hannie Rayson’s show at Byron Theatre

Based on her best-selling memoir, Hello, Beautiful! Hannie Rayson will be performing her brilliant one-woman show at Byron Theatre on Saturday August 6 as special Feature Event for Byron Writers Festival. Hello, Beautiful! is written and performed in the style...


Magda Szubanski in conversation with Hannie Rayson at NORPA

Magda Szubanski is one of Australia’s best known and most loved performers. She began her career in university revues, then appeared in a number of sketch comedy shows before creating the iconic character of Sharon Strzelecki in ABC TV’s...


Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly look up to and admire...

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its treatment of Aboriginal people, complicity...

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some interest and also, I am...

‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our privileged, western, simplistic understanding of...