February 6, 2019
In this Issue:
Another great cartoon by Alister Lockhart
Whatever your opinion may be about the new sculpture on Ewingsdale Road, one of the things really wrong with the sculpture is that it is supposed to be a ‘negative space’.
People writing to support the roundabout sculpture justify it by repeating the mantra that public art is ‘meant’ to create controversy as if that were set in stone, and the only criterion for its acceptability;
Regarding the lighthouse sculpture fracas, Jan 24. The question must be asked: Why did we need a sculpture of the iconic Lighthouse when the real thing is only a short distance away?
I just looked at the new version of the Byron Shire Council website to confirm whether I could make noise (use my new air blower) on a Sunday in a local residential area.
Lot 22 Mullumbimby was earmarked for sport and recreation and must be retained for future use.
A new game to play, no electronics and very interactive, PAP stands for Passive Aggressive Piety. PAP fills the void left by priests.
This year I was a volunteer MC at the GREENHouse venue at Woodford Folk Festival. There I participated in six 60-minute Redesigning Democracy workshops, which I found deeply inspiring. We learned about citizens’ assemblies that use deliberative democracy and how Switzerland uses direct democracy.
Honestly Alan Hunter and Paul Spooner – with regard to your proclamations in The Echo on January 23, how would you feel if the country of your ancestors for thousands and thousands of years was overtaken by the hordes from over the ocean…
Another fascinating and knowledgeable article from the tireless and brilliant Helena Norberg-Hodge.
I would like to make the following comments in response to the article ‘Questionable process surrounds transport hub’ published January 30.
I am pleased that people are satisfied with the courses they have completed (Echo Jan 30, page 9).
Is this all the Nationals can claim, the slogan ‘straws off shores’? We are dealing with a War on Waste. I have not seen or spoken with any Nationals collecting straws along our waterways.
New Brighton is a lovely long beach with one small handicap: there is very little parking. So we treasure our parking spots.
Talking about people power Byron Theatre, Community Centre | Wednesday 13 Feb 7pm | $15 On Wednesday 13 Feb Helena Norbert-Hodge, pioneer of the localisation movement and founder of Global Economics of Happiness, presents an event focused on big-picture activism. Helena is without...
Is Blues Mojo’s Native Tongue? Bluesfest | 18–22 April Native Tongue is the title for Mojo Juju’s third studio album. It’s her essence laid bare, a raw, emotional, and intrinsically political offering that is also brutal and relentlessly real. Just like...
When all our lips speak as one Byron Theatre, Community Centre | Thursday 14 & Friday 15 February | 7.30pm | $23/29 The Vagina Conversations are now in their fifth year. Directed and curated by Zenith Virago, what started as an idea has...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI9NdYktzfE Ben is Back It starts conventionally and you have a fair idea of where the movie is headed when Ben (Lucas Hedges), a recovering drug addict, returns home following a period of detox. Having cleared the bathroom cabinet of pills,...
Byron Bay Surf Festival: Beyond the Curl, a Celebration of Women in Surf Beach Hotel, Byron Bay | Friday 22 February | 10am–12pm Byron Bay Surf Festival stands for equality. A celebration, Women: Beyond the Curl, is an injection of female...
Jose Hernandez was 'simply someone who would make your day better just for witnessing his smile,’ says his friend and manager Daniel Tiffin.
Calling Two Angels: Jane Siberry & Gyan… Jane Siberry & Gyan: Un Together Again | Byron Theatre, Community Centre | Wednesday 20 Feb 7pm | $50 Canadian-born Jane Siberry is a rare artist: intelligent and earthy, both groundbreaking and heartbreaking. Iconic and enigmatic, Jane Siberry...
In an incredible act of generosity, a couple has donated $40,000 to Mullumbimby and District Neighbourhood Centre so it can rehire its recently laid-off administrative assistant for a full year.
There’s a woman in Byron who sleeps on the streets. I first saw her when I was going to get my nails done at a nearby beautician. The irony didn’t escape me. Two women, two very different lives.
The Rolling Stones Experience Byron Theatre, Community Centre | Saturday 16 Feb 8pm | $28.80 Get ready for The Rolling Stones Experience as it pays homage to the band that was at the forefront of the British invasion in the mid-1960s....
The Byron Shire community are once again having to demand their right to community consultation. Locals are calling a public meeting today at 5pm at The Rails to seek a review of the proposed facility and its location.