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Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a resent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

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Police withdraw charge against protester 

The police case against a Byron local arrested at a ‘My body, my choice’ protest has been dropped, according to rally organiser Dean Jefferys.

Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.

Catch Flock’s Brice Fundraiser: Cycle For Brighter Futures

Matt Brice cycled through India solo in 2014 under the name of Cycle for Brighter Futures (CFBF), raising funds...

Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

A group of up and coming local indigenous animators were excited to see their first films on the big screen at Ballina Fair Cinemas on Tuesday night.

Echo ad leads to AVO arrest of Council activist

Vocal Council critic and longtime activist, John Anderson, aka Fast Buck$, was arrested last Friday night for allegedly breaching his Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) by an Echo ad.

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Theatre company welcomes NIDA teacher as director

The Mullumbimby Drill Hall Theatre Company is thrilled to announce actor/director and long-time NIDA teacher Liz Chance as their new artistic director. 

Byron youth challenge racism in latest production

Byron Youth Theatres latest production In My Skin is raising issues of of racism and prejudice that continue to negatively impact on the lives of all Australians.

Inaugural film season about to get underway in Mullumbimby

The Drill Hall in Mullumbimby has its inaugural film season starting on March 25 with the screening of the classic Australian film Newsfront followed by another three classic Australian films.

Drill Hall actors take to international stage

Actors from the Drill Hall Theatre Company have been working hard with Welsh director Ray Thomas as they practise for their international tour. They are mounting a co-production of the Australian play Do Not Go Gentle by Patricia Cornelius with The Everyman Theatre from Cardiff.

Simply Incorruptible

Mongrel Arts Project and the Drill Hall Theatre Company present Lois Nowra’s classic Australian tragicomedy, The Incorruptible. The Echo spoke with director and actor Gregory...

Culture Roundup – Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Byron Latin Fiesta Get those salsa bodies ready, the Byron Latin Fiesta is now in its 11th year and gearing up for one inspired,...

Give Tony an award

Magenta Appel-Pye, Mullumbimby. Congratulations to all those who participated in Tony Barry's brainchild of theatre for social change at The Drill Hall last weekend.

Actorvism workshop inspires a new generation

Iconic actor Tony Barry spent the weekend at Mullumbimby's Drill Hall Theatre coaching a group of people, drawn together by their shared desire for social change, to create their own agit-prop theatre pieces.

Midsummer still in Mullum

Sarah Smith, Mullumbimby. There is a rare treat on at the Mullumbimby Drill Hall Theatre for only the next couple of weeks: the best version of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' which I have ever witnessed, including exquisite mechanicals and costumes.

Cabaret delights

Magenta Appel-Pye, Mullumbimby. Congratulations to all those involved in putting on a superb revue to raise funds for the Drill Hall. Only in Mullumbimby can you go to a little local show and see a bearded woman, a chicken, a monkey and a dog.

Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.

Vaccine passports

David Warth, Byron Bay Vaccine passports, aka certificates, are now sitting in the wings waiting to be taken up by state governments. There was no bill...

Failure after failure

Keith Duncan, Pimlico One policy failure after another; what does it take for ‘shifty’ Morrison to come clean, show leadership, and finally accept responsibility? He had three...

New case of COVID-19 in Brisbane

Queensland has recorded one new case of COVID-19 in the community yesterday, with contact tracing underway after an international cabin crew member tested positive.