August 16, 2017
In this Issue:
All Our Exes was never really meant to be a band. It was fun. It was a chance to dress up and sing 4-part indie harmony with three of your favourite people in the world.
Penny Arcade has been called a force of nature. Thought provoking, subversive, she blends satire with memoir, comedy with comment.
Individually Adam Harvey and Beccy Cole have carved their own impressive careers at the forefront of Australian country music for almost two decades.
Possum Creek politician turned potter Richard Jones is opening his studio with others on the North Coast Mud Trail this weekend.
It’s about culture, it’s about creative and it is about caring for your community. The Encounter Byron project is building on the foundations of the Kulchajam space to be a ‘showcase of the emerging culture of Byron,’ according to director Adam Collett.
If you agree that the next war being arranged for us by the man-baby presidents of the US and North Korea will result in such annihilation that the following one will be waged with sticks and stones, then you might be surprised by the ‘sophistication’ of the weaponry envisioned for the future by director Luc Besson.
Byron Shire Council have received much-needed state government funds for a North Byron Floodplain Risk Management Study, questions have been raised as to whether preventive disaster preparation should be the focus of governments rather than simply disaster relief.
After a tiring journey from her home planet, Dr X arrived in Byron Bay in readiness for Saturday’s screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Byron Council has sought to clarify its waste management in light of the ABC Four Corners allegations last week.
Voice, Interests and Education of Women – or VIEW for short – was formed in the 1960s as a chance for women to get together, form friendships and help disadvantaged children across Australia through the children’s charity The Smith Family.
It may have started as a way of recording the early life story and romance of her and husband Jim for her children, but it quickly turned into something far more.
Reverberations continue over the ABC Four Corners TV report alleging corruption and mismanagement of the Murray-Darling river.
With suggestions now being taken for renaming the North Ocean Shores sports field, The Echo profiles a Billinudgel lad who became Australia’s first Indigenous judge to be appointed to the District Court of NSW.
The Australian Dance Theatre bring their stunning new work Be Yourself Redux to Lismore City Hall this week as part of the ongoing program of culture and arts curated by NORPA.
Growing out of the award- winning Mullumbimby Community Gardens, the Mullum Sustainability Education and Enterprise Development (aka Mullum SEED) is encouraging members of the community, that’s right – you, to join up and get involved.
Much-loved Byron identity Malcolm Dadd died last week.
It might stretch the plausibility test, but this movie of charm and hope comes as welcome respite from the daily gormlessness of uncivil society.
The Bay Collective is a gathering of high-quality professional musicians from the northern rivers area and the brainchild of one of Byron Bay’s most entrepreneurial songstresses and performers, Hayley Grace.
With the conversation raging once again about marriage equality and dear Malcolm offering us the most watered-down version of a plebiscite he could muster (his preferred option was not actually a postal vote, it was carrier pigeons.
Byron Shire Council staff have hosed down the suggestion from a local quantity surveyor/cost engineer that the most cost effective use of funds for repairing the shire’s ailing roads is to apply bitumen to gravel roads.
The Byron Beez U/14 girls and U/16 boys were crowned Northern Junior League champions, while the U/14 boys came away from the early August tournament in Port Macquarie as runners-up. The U/14 girl Beez finished on top of the ladder...
Last weekend the Moonshiners hosted their second ‘Moonshiners for Mental Health’ Charity Day to raise funds and awareness for Beyondblue. A great crowd and some exciting rugby provided an excellent atmosphere.
Lennox Head’s Ben Dickens has won the double at the 2017 Australian Surf Festival held at Cabarita, taking out both the Over-40 Men’s Logger and Over-40 Men’s Longboard national titles with an impressive display of skill and self-belief on finals day.
To let your opponent’s dummy-half get across the white chalk for a try is a little bit on the slack side. To let him do it again is outright negligence. To have the number nine score a third time is enough to make you spew – but that’s what happened at Les Donnelly Field on Sunday.
Matches between the Northern Hotel Rams and Richmond Rovers are always intense and fiery displays and the weekend’s clashes at the Byron Recreation Ground were no exception.