The Byron community lost one of its stellar contributors this week when Trevor John Sleep passed away.
If you’ve been put out by the rains that have lashed the Shire recently, spare a thought for the region’s homeless population. Thankfully, the Byron Community Centre has been doing just that.
Byron’s home of arts, cultural and community events, Byron Theatre, is set receive $260,000 in state funding to modernise the facilities and improve the experience for performers and patrons alike.
Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk Brunswick Heads | Free No matter how much of a sceptic you are, it’s without a doubt that the planet is in trouble. With the onset of global warming, rising sea levels, overfishing, coral bleaching and... Read More →
Compelling solo and group drama, comedy and music genres from Baroque cello, ballads, rock, pop, blues and punk are some of the exciting emerging talents that you can enjoy from Byron High School this Monday September 24 at the Byron Community Centre.
As the region marks Homelessness Week, a new statistical snapshot produced by local service provider Social Futures reveals that the issue has become more pressing than ever.
Byron Youth Service turns 35 this week, and is inviting all those ever involved to a birthday barbecue to celebrate from 6.30pm on Thursday June 7 at the Youth Activities Centre in Byron.
Local organisations are getting behind the project to help provide shelter to Byron’s homeless during extreme wet weather events by providing the Byron Community Centre with $12,000 in seed money.
Jules Claydon, Byron Market stallholder, Crabbes Creek. With all due respect to BCC staff loyalty it’s heartening to hear that management is implementing a new culture of anti bullying. However, these comments are made by relative newcomers to BCC and... Read More →
Jo Franklin, Bogangar. I am manager and founder of theatre company Public Act Theatre, we are a Social Arts Theatre Company based at the Byron Community Centre. We engage directly with marginalised and disadvantaged community groups within the Byron Shire.
Byron Community Centre’s not for profit coffee shop, The Coffee BOX, has just received a $5,000 grant from the Northern Rivers Community Foundation.
Are you interested in writing a grant application? Whether it is for the arts or infrastructure Jim Beatson and Cherie Bromley have a wealth of experience to share with you. The grant writing workshops are being run through the Byron Community Centre Volunteer Hub .
A new social enterprise from the Byron Community Centre has just launched, which aims to support local women in moving out of disadvantage and help them with work training and experience.
What do you know about the country town Esk in Queensland? Apart from watching out for wandering deer, it is also home of the Kranksy Sisters. When Brisbane’s Topology dropped in for a weekend, a whole new show was born.... Read More →
Byron Bay’s homeless people will be have a smile on their face this morning and a new pair of designer jeans to keep them warm, thanks to the Byron Community Centre.
Bron Martin, coordinator, Byron Community NILS. Payday loans are promoted as a way to dig you out of trouble, but as highlighted in the Four Corners, Merchants of Debt episode of 30 March, these can soon become a debt trap.
Two enterprising locals Ilona Harker and Victoria Spring have co-curated a community arts project that invites participants to create a quirky chandelier from donated, found and often broken trinkets.
The third Byron Shire Volunteer Expo on Tuesday was an outstanding success with over 200 locals learning more about important organisations that exist only due to the valuable contributions of their volunteers.
Clare Bowditch knows how to deliver. She’s a woman who does nothing by halves. Mother of twins and a mother of an act onstage, Clare is renowned for knockout shows that also feature a spontaneous comedy set. Seven had a... Read More →
Mandy Nolan The music of Martha Wainwright does something to you. I am preparing for an interview later in the week so I put on her latest release Come Home to Mama. I am cleaning the kitchen when I notice... Read More →
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1RzROYi7qk Mandy Nolan This Friday the Starboard Cannons line up with a host of musicians (Deidi Vine, Chris Aronsten, Bill Jacobi, Luke Vassella, Julie Oliver, Jessie Vintila, Tim Stokes, Stu Eadie, Thierry Fossemalle, Alex McLeod and Steve Russell) to celebrate... Read More →