December 24, 2019
In this Issue:
We are in a crucial time of species extinction and destruction of our natural environment.
As I contemplated my seventy-fifth Christmas through the bottom of a glass, I realised that I still have no idea how my mind works. Or if it is ‘my’ mind. Or even if there is such a thing as ‘mind’
Brunswick SLSC took delivery of a new Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) to replace one of its three ageing boats. Built by Thundercat in the Gold Coast and painted by Signxtreme, it displays the logo of the donor.
A not-for-profit volunteer run organisation has just installed a 10kW solar system at Coorabell Hall.
A while ago my creek stopped running. Well, it’s not really my creek, any more than the inland waterways belong to the cotton irrigators, but it’s hard not to feel a bit proprietorial about a place you visit almost every day, year after year.
Kitty Flanagan Brunswick Picture House | Monday 6 & 13 Jan | 7pm Kitty Flanagan is, without a doubt, one of the most enjoyable comics to listen to. She has this cutting comedic common sense and she’s not afraid to cut...
John Butler Bluesfest | 9-13 April For John Butler it’s been 20 years since he first stepped out on stage to use that quiet charisma and that sensational guitar work to bring an audience to their feet. What you see is...
2020 Vision Billinudgel Hotel | 1pm –11pm | $38 Back in 1993 Tsuyoshi Suzuki landed in London, setting up the legendary trance label Matsuri Productions. His regular event, Return to the Source, was hugely successful and travelled the world. He produced...
Culture in the Byron Shire for the Week Beginning 25 December, 2019
Margaret Fisher, Byron Bay’s legendary world champion tennis player, has died.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGqiHJTsRkQ Written and directed by Rian Johnson and filled with so many incredible actors, namely Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis and Toni Collette; Knives Out is a good old fashioned who-done-it about the death of a patriarch of an eccentric...
Born and bred in the Bay, Ray Costigan moved to his home on Old Bangalow Road in 1980, but it wasn’t until 10 years ago that his house and garden turned into a Christmas light extravaganza.
Live Music in the Byron Shire for the Week Beginning 24 December, 2019
Apparently they stopped burning and hanging witches centuries ago, but sometimes, when I pick up a paper, or a story flashes across my newsfeed, or I get an abusive email, I wonder if they have really? Sometimes, I can still smell the pungent scent of burning women.
Wilson is the Far North Coast’s first-ever female coach of a men’s premier division team. She will also continue in her role as a women’s football consultant for FIFA.
In the early days it was easy for a half keen, half-cooked punter to take on several of the neighbourhood preschoolers and some of the more debilitated elderly residents to win a trophy. Not so much anymore as the numbers grow.
2019 proved to be a year of change in the sport of surfing, with one of the biggest changes being the introduction of equal prize money for men and women by the WSL.
The Mullumbimby High U/14 girl’s side lost the final of the T20 Lyn Larsen Shield on the second last ball of the day, after setting Grafton a total of 117. The Mullumbimby side batted first after travelling to Grafton, and...
The winners in the Bangalow Summer 6s football have been decided after the competition played out its final games in the middle of December. A total of 72 senior teams battled across four grades for the men, and five for...
Every Wednesday at the Byron Bay Community Centre, a group of volunteers make a breakfast for rough sleepers.