September 27, 2017
In this Issue:
Island Vibe is more than just a music festival. Through its strong cultural program the festival invites community groups from around Australia and the Pacific to engage in a cultural exchange with the Quandamooka people of Stradbroke Island.
We came to know Harry James Angus as the exuberant trumpet-playing frontman from the Cat Empire.
Hot on the heels of his Kings of Vegas Lounge Sessions Tour, which has been inundating regional town centres and capital cities across the country, winner of Voice Australia 2013 Harrison Craig brings his new show to the Ballina RSL.
Bernard Hinchcliffe, Mullumbimby Venice: Go to website Venice-Italy accommodation tax. 1. Population of Venice (historic city) is 55,000 (2016) 2. Population of Comune di Venezia (main city) 264,579 (2016) 3. Population of Padua-Trevigo Venice metropolitan area 2.6 million 4. Tourists visiting...
Graham Mathews, Byron Bay With thanks to Fast Buck$ for his observations in the recent edition of The Echo (September 20), a couple of points could be added: Firstly – In a conversation with a Sydney lawyer with considerable experience of councils...
Ken Gainger, General Manager, Byron Shire Council I write in response to Echo correspondents Sugarman and Anderson (Buck$) and recent musings depicting the Byron Shire general manager (GM) as a benevolent megalomaniac. Contrary to popular myth being peddled in The Echo the primary...
Man Booker prizewinner Richard Flanagan has written one of the most extraordinary clever and insightful books I’ve read in years.
Can you play Bowie on a ukulele? Is it possible to reduce such complex and at times strange songs to just four little strings and still get maximum Bowie impact?
The trouble with this schlock/horror flick (and it’s an observation that might be made of all cinema aimed at younger audiences these days) is that there is no climax.
Do Not Go Gentle, the award-winning play by Patricia Cornelius, with title borrowed from Welsh poet Dylan Thomas sets the tone for collaboration.
The media and other politicians have been quick to condemn the headbutt on Tony Abbott. However, in talking with people in cafes, in the street, at work, I have been met with a very different response.
Walk into any local supermarket or grocery store and you’ll see at least a dozen products proudly emblazoned with the name ‘Byron Bay’. But how local are they really? Paul Bibby investigates.
Beeswax and Bottlecaps are the collective minds of Monica Trapan, George le Couture and Lil Tulloch.
A ski lift is careering down a mountainside. Inside it are two of our heroes. They are yelling and screaming as they bounce around like pinballs.
An international pyramid scheme is duping women from the area, say a number of locals. The latest incarnation is called the Lotus Circle, which The Echo understands is run by the same group of women who ran a similar one in 2013.
The Brunswick Heads Chamber of Commerce has told The Echo that parking in Brunswick Heads can be improved, but the group is strongly against the introduction of paid parking.
Havana Meets Kingston brings together established and emerging Cuban and Jamaican musicians in an album of mostly original songs, as well as covers of classic Cuban material.
Welcome to an investigation of where egos clash, point scoring is king and well, you, the dear voter, appear to be treated like an infant who is being fought over by competing foster parents.
Local engineer/inventor Sapoty Brook is boldly proposing to push the renewable-energy frontier, with a revolutionary new kind of aircraft he calls a Vaporjet.
The Brunswick Valley and District Volunteer Rescue Association celebrates 40 years of service this year. It was formed in 1977 as a community- owned and supported road-rescue organisation, following a serious accident on the highway bridge over the Brunswick River.
Most of my adult life I have endured being stared at. It’s unnerving. People really have a good look at me in public. I am so used to it now I barely notice, but when I was a teenager it was a constant source of anxiety. It made me feel like a freak.
Byron Farmers Market has been growing the growers! And to accommodate their new stallholders, they have a new-look market layout – with a bend at the end. Recent additions to the market include The Bay Smokehouse (smoked local wild-caught fish...
By Vivienne Pearson What could be a better new addition to an old-school restaurant than a good ol’ Sunday Carvery? That’s what’s on offer at Old School Restaurant, located in the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club. For only $16.50 you have a choice...
By Simon Haslam A few weeks ago we ‘reported’ on the giant pigs at The Farm, pointing out quite sensibly that giant pigs were big enough to eat children on school excursions and probably would do so again given half...
Local Mullum chef Belinda Jeffery is getting further well-deserved recognition on the international stage at the moment. Two of Belinda’s recipes from her book Mix & Bake have been adapted by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh and appear in their...