June 21, 2017
In this Issue:
Byron Writers Festival is hosting more than 20 different feature events throughout the region. Here are just a couple to whet your appetite. Literary Dinner: Global Roaming and Probing Join investigative journalists Pulitzer prize-winning Mei Fong and Gold Walkley award-winning Caro...
We cannot step outside life’s songs. This music made us; it is our nature. American biologist David George Haskell won acclaim for his eloquent writing and deep engagement with the natural world with his book The Forest Unseen. With his new book...
‘If anyone’s written more beautifully and modestly about this country and its people I’m not aware of it.’ – Tim Winton ‘Mahood is a writer of country. Her chapters unfurl like the ribbons of red dunes.’ – Bruce Pascoe Since the...
Fearless feminist and online sensation Clementine Ford is a beacon of hope and inspiration for thousands of Australian women and girls.
The Ilbijeri Theatre Company present one of the many important neglected stories of Australian history – Coranderrk – the story of the Victorian parliamentary inquiry into the men and women of the Coaranderrk Aboriginal Reserve who went head to head with the Aboriginal Protection Board.
There’s a lot of squealing in this, and almost as much alcohol consumption and cocaine snorting… but with none of the women involved showing any sign of being affected by the substances. Basically, the movie is a copy of The Hangover, only with girls acting the goat – meaning that it is rude and crude and sometimes funny, if in a try-hard way.
Who doesn’t love a bit of Grease? The iconic film made in the 70s about the 50s that tells the love story of Sandy: a pure and wholesome Australian exchange student, and Danny: owner of the best chin-dimple at Rydell High.
Star Stuff brings together some pre-eminent speakers and scientists in the space community to present at possibly one of the most innovative and exciting festivals to date. And no, this is not an astronomy festival. This is Space. The last, and the most fascinating, frontier.
When was it exactly that ‘old school’ usurped ‘old fashioned’? The latter is far more applicable to this sumptuous period piece than the lightweight former, as Terry George’s eye-opening historical drama evades potboiler status but plunges unashamedly into diatribe.
Recent heavy rains have allowed the Byron council and SES to demonstrate some of the changes that they are making in relation to flood responses in the north of the shire following the flood meeting on June 1.
A report is underway to determine the heritage significance of the Brunswick Heads WWI Memorial Park, according to Byron Shire Council staff, following use of the area for overflow to camping and residents' complaints of their poor health.
Years ago when my 22-year-old daughter was a teenager, I searched tirelessly for a program that might suit her. I longed to find a place that offered her a breadth of experiences; that built her confidence through friendships and learning.
Byron local Rebecca Johnson, 24, has launched The Kindness Book project at the recent Young & Green eco-fair.
Federal Community Children’s Centre is holding a Connecting to Country day to celebrate Aboriginal culture and respect for the environment on Sunday June 25 over 10am–2pm.
Byron’s monthly tropical party is back this weekend with Coco Republic FSTVL 2 hitting the Brewery. Live music kicks off the event in the beergarden with Jock Barnes performing at 1–4pm, then the tropical vibes kick off with the outdoor stage providing funky good-vibe music all the way through till close.
Meet Barry. He likes to wank at the beach. No, that’s not a typo. I didn’t mean to say walk. Walking isn’t Barry’s thing.
Byron Bay’s Matt Wilkinson has won the Outerknown Fiji Pro after an action-packed Finals Day that saw the world’s best surfers battle in pumping waves at Cloudbreak.
Byron Bay’s Northern Hotel Rams took north coast football to new heights by representing the region all the way to round six of the FFA Cup competition in Newcastle over the June long weekend, but were beaten 3–2.
Local triathlon star Matt Slee has his eye on becoming a full-time, professional athlete after proving his talent on the local stage.
Our local U/14 boys Beez representative team travelled to Terrigal last weekend to compete in the NSW Country Championships and made it to the semifinals.
This winter season marks the 20th edition of the Nick Shand Memorial cricket series, a unique event on the sporting landscape.
The U/17 Brunswick Byron Netball team finished in 3rd place in division three at the 2017 Netball NSW State Championships, which was hosted by Baulkham Hills Shire Netball Association over the June long weekend. Their side finished with 15 wins,...
Accomplished mixed martial arts fighter Isaac Tisdale will make his professional debut in the boxing ring when the Byron Bay Cavanbah Centre hosts its first Night of Fights. The event has been organised by Kingscliff Boxing Stables to highlight their...
The Mullumbimby and Byron Bay rugby league teams are coming off a string of losses so this weekend’s local derby gives them both a good chance to get among the winners and claim local bragging rights. The Mullumbimby Giants got...
By Vivienne Pearson ‘We have to get off the mountain or we’ll be stuck,’ was the call made mid-morning of Sunday 11 June, as rising floodwaters threatened to cut off Main Arm. Being flooded in is a daunting prospect at any...