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What to do with no booze at your party

Eve Jeffery It’s almost human nature, certainly Australian nature, to celebrate with a drink. Nothing says wetting the baby’s head...

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Wollumbin track closure may be permanent

Paul Bibby The debate over whether it’s appropriate to climb Wollumbin – also known as Mt Warning – could ultimately...

Interview with Laura Bloom

Writer Laura Bloom has just released The Women and The Girls her latest novel with Allen & Unwin. Set in the inner west of Sydney in the mid ‘70s the book details the story of three women who have left their husbands, taken their children (mainly girls) and set up a share house.

Mullum gravity mains

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads The Water & Waste Sewer Advisory Committee (WWSAC) submitted to the elected council that a five-year...

Conspiratorial breaths

R Podhajsky, Ocean Shores Thanks to the Collins English Dictionary 4th edition, for insight to the realm of words. Conspire...

Of concrete & canals

Matthew Hartley, Byron Bay A sharp-eyed observer sent me a link to a paywalled article advancing the conversion of the...

Rail Trail or nothing!

Neil McKenzie, Bangalow David Lisle’s article A short history of our rail corridor debate summed up succinctly and accurately the compelling...

Stories about "Bluesfest":

Bluesfest stallholders win case

A group of stallholders have won their case against Bluesfest Services Pty Ltd in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Bluesfest drops big 2021 lineup

Bluesfest say they have released their largest ever first artists announcement.

Despite being hit hard by virus, Bluesfest offers ticket refunds

Bluesfest management say ticket holders will now have options and a time frame for refunds, after April’s event was cancelled, three weeks out from the festival.

20,000 creative work opportunities cancelled

The cancellation of the Byron Bluesfest has brought home another issue caused by the wide-spread closure of events owing to the Covid-19 outbreak.

2020 Bluesfest cancelled: ‘We are heartbroken’

Bluesfest have cancelled their 2020 event. They made an announcement on Facebook this morning.

Virus sparks a-poo-calypse

The impact of the coronavirus threat is clearly being felt across the Shire with Southern Cross University closing its Gold Coast and Lismore campuses yesterday (Wednesday, March 11) after a staff member was diagnosed with COVID-19.

Why Cassar-Daley Loves the Blues-interview

Bluesfest is loved for its ability to bring music of all genres together. This year Nash Chambers presents the Australian Americana Music Honours Music Awards with John Butler, Kasey Chmbers, Ash Grunwald, Hussy Hicks, The Waifs, The War and Treaty, Henry Wagons and Troy Cassar-Daley. Troy spoke with The Echo about just how much he loves being part of the Bluesfest program.

Interview with Steve ’n’ Seagulls

Steve ’n’ Seagulls Bluesfest  |  9-13 April One thing Bluesfest does is, it allows you to hear music you might never have otherwise heard. One band...

Interview with Buffy Sainte-Marie

Buffy Byron Bay Bluesfest  |  9–13 April 2020 Buffy the Truth Sayer Last week I had a phone call lined up for a 20–minute chat with Buffy...

Interview With Dweezil Zappa

Rats – revisited Bluesfest  |  9–13 April I often wonder what it’s like growing up with famous parents. Not just famous – but wildly creative people...

Hand-picked beans make the best brew for Bangalow Coffee

Story & photo Melissa Butters Andy and Michelle have been serving up great coffee at farmers markets for 18 years. Andy, an exploration geologist, and...

A lot to bang on about at golf clubs and bowlos

Gone are the days when services and sports clubs dished up a choice between a pie and chips, or bangers and mash. Food in clubs...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 27 January, 2021

Lemon Chicken is not only a Chinese takeaway favourite, it's also a great local five piece band who play songs that you forgot you loved. They like to pick and choose from the fine selection of great tunes we all grew up on.

Rail Trail or nothing!

Neil McKenzie, Bangalow David Lisle’s article A short history of our rail corridor debate summed up succinctly and accurately the compelling case for a rail trail,...