December 6, 2017
In this Issue:
By night, the nearby ICOLLs are creatures inhabiting my dreams. Intermittently Closed and Open Lake or Lagoon (ICOLL) is the proper name for the Richmond and the Brunswick, the Belongil and the Tallow waterways.
Stella Kinsella has always been something of a renaissance woman. She makes documentaries, she writes scripts, she paints, she’s an educator, she’s a writer and she’s a performer. In the late 90s Stella was the entertainment editor for The Byron Echo; she was also the dark and discerning half of the comedy duo the Queen Bs.
American blues musician composer and singer Bobby Rush incorporates elements of blues, rap and funk in his music. Bobby was born in 1933, and his musical career seemed as though it was meant to be, with some of the most influential musicians of the day crossing his path
A high-pitched siren rings out across the beach, sending a flock of seagulls into the air in a flurry of wings and indignant squawking. The shrill alarm is coming from a bright red-and-yellow drone hovering over the water out past the breakers.
A new Slightly-Drunk-Ted-Talk, Alternative Prime Minister, from Mark Swivel, Accredited Near Dead White Male™. As indifference turns to anger, Mark hits the hustings to tickle and provoke – if not a riot, then dancing. Expect banter, singing, fiscal rectitude… full-costed silly buggers that strays close to common sense!
The developer of a high density development proposed for the corner block at the southern end of Jonson Street says that the proposed height of his development ‘complies with the current limit of 11.5 metres.’
Jackie Loeb is a very funny woman. This character-playing comedy chameleon found her feet early in the Australian award-winning sketch TV comedy series Full Frontal. Loeb has something special. She’s an impressive cabaret singer and musician and has the kind of voice that easily has people fronting to see her for that talent alone.
While the significant numbers of young people who descended on the Bay for their end-of-school celebrations were well behaved and had a good time, Schoolies HUB co-ordinator Nicqui Yazdi says a large group of kids from Lismore were out to cause trouble.
Byron Mayor Simon Richardson says a staff report into how three large trees in the Bay's Railway Park came to be felled by council is so poor that councillors have ‘no choice’ but to get an independent consultant's report to see how the process failed.
Little Auggie (Jacob Tremblay) was born with a congenital condition that, even after twenty-seven operations, has left him with a sadly messed-up face. Lucky for him, he lives in a luxurious New York brownstone with parents Nate and Isabel (Owen Wilson and Julia Roberts), who are the nicest people in the world. It’s easy to be flippant if you have not been cursed by disfigurement (‘winning the lottery of life in reverse’), so I would not wish to pretend for one minute that I was not deeply affected in a choked-up, heart-swelling way by this movie.
In the dimly lit interior of a small nightclub, where the stale smell of a thousand extinguished cigarettes drowns out the smell of spilt beer and broken dreams, a band plays against a backdrop of cheap golden tinsel. Outside, palm trees line the night’s horizon.
Hear that? That’s the sound of patriarchy falling. The thunder of the powerful being felled by the powerless. The scream of indignation of the perpetrator being called to account by the victim. The din of disbelief that the priveledge party is over.
Artstate is a new four-year project by Regional Arts NSW that aims to ‘shine a light on excellence in regional arts practice and to explore the exciting possibilities for arts and cultural development across the state.’
After five nurturing years in the arms of Mullumbimby, Byron Spirit Festival organisers are excited to announce they will be moving their festival to its namesake town for its sixth year in 2018.
By Vivienne Pearson A new operator of the Brunswick Picture House kiosk is set to add a dash of food-based showmanship. ‘With cabaret, circus, cinema and comedy in our Pandora’s box, we want our food to be as exciting as our...
The Byron Bay region is famed for its laidback lifestyle and beaches, but now it can add the east coast’s best pork to that list, thanks to John Singh from Byron Bay Pork. Australian Pork Limited’s Steak Your Claim competition...
Local northern rivers mother-of-three Jordana Edwards opened the doors of her boutique tea store Clean Tea last week, after years of brewing a healthy and therapeutic alternative to a morning cuppa. The family-owned and -operated boutique tea store opened to...
Story and photo by S Davey Foxy Luu’s is a small eatery with tonnes of personality and plenty of taste. Located on the edge of the Woolies’ carpark, conveniently located next to The Cellar bottleshop (they have a BYO licence),...
Local foodies are getting set to drop in to town and cook for us every Tuesday from 5pm all summer long! The Brewery will be hosting a new weekly event called Food Truck Tuesdays, with different vendors changing every...