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Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

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Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

Woman assaults police – Bangalow

Police say that a woman resisted arrest and assaulted two officers yesterday in Bangalow.

Will Ballina Council live up to its promise?

A motion from Cr Jeff Johnson to be tabled at Ballina Shire Council's meeting this week will ask the council to live up to its promise to act on the climate emergency, and divest from fossil fuel investments.

Community bar – not

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park I couldn’t believe what I was reading in The Echo: a plan to turn an ‘iconic’...

Interview with Sarah McLeod

Sarah McLeod is a passionate woman. She’s Aussie rock royalty, front person of The Superjesus and a powerful solo performer. In this interview she talks about her two loves, one new and one gone; her piano and her dog. One found, and one lost, during lockdown.

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A Harmony Festival for everyone

Australia is a melting pot of cultures and nationalities – about half of our citizens were born overseas or have a parent from overseas and we all know someone who wasn’t born here.

Culture roundup: Nov 22–29, 2017

Pottering in the Hills Diana of Ilanga Studio has been potting in the hills of Federal for more than twenty years drawing on inspiration from...

Culture December 10

A big part of any cultural society is it's ability to take the piss – we head up this week's menu with the last comedy night for the year at Ocean Shores Tavern on Thursday – it promises to be a cracker, featuring the best of the best comics over the past 12 months.

Culture December 3

This week's culture section starts with your body as the vehicle of life. From the exuberance and passion of youth to the challenges of injury, illness and ageing, it traverses the landscape of pleasure to pain. Everyone’s body has a story…

Culture October 1

A great week of culture starting with Anna Dorrington who presents Grim Fairy Tales where she explores and exposes issues about the role of women, female identity and societal expectations around the concept of the ideal woman.

Culture September 17

An interesting week in Culture with a couple of good laughs included – the first a chance to laugh it up with Ellen Briggs as the MC for the popular Open Mic Comedy Night – BellyLaugh at the Brewery on Thursday.

Culture September 4

This week the Culture round up takes off with 'Hermitage Revealed' which takes audiences on a thrilling journey through the museum’s tumultuous history from imperial palace to state museum, and offers unprecedented access to special collections and exclusive areas.

Culture August 20

Raising Funds for the Children of Gaza is where our Culture column begins this week – Byron Forums have been hosting conversations around the topic of this conflict and this Saturday they are hosting a lantern vigil at Belongil Beach with a forum and fundraiser at the Byron Centre to follow at 7pm.

Culture August 13

There's a great line-up of Cultural events coming our way, headed up by the hilarious Frank Woodley and his funny bones. Whether he’s being a comedian, clown, actor or acrobat he is constantly creating characters and worlds to engage audiences of all ages.

Culture July 30

With lots of comedy in this week's Culture wrap up, there is sure to be plenty to laugh about

‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our privileged, western, simplistic understanding of...

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as their way of dealing with...

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep on keeping on. The last...

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo ‘Electorates miss out on bushfire...