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Celebrating 25 years of the Lismore Lantern Parade

Imagine – bizarre medieval fayre meets carnivale and goes to the circus. Coming from the dark into the light – this is the Lismore Lantern Parade

Lismore Lantern Parade ‘biggest and best ever’

Despite late changes to the destination venue, which impacted its fundraising potential, and the still incomplete replacement of lanterns damaged in last year’s floods, Saturday’s parade was ‘the biggest and best ever’, according to organiser Jyllie Jackson.

Japanese lantern joins parade to highlight sister city relationship

Visitors from Lismore’s Sister City Yamato Takada, in Japan, will join in the Lismore Lantern Parade next week for the first time. And they will be bringing along a lantern of special significance of their own.

Lismore arts community still need your support

The arts community in Lismore has many faces and they have been challenged by the loss of buildings, creative spaces, art, instruments and materials during the recent flooding by ex-cyclone Debbie. Many of the groups are getting back on their feet but they still need your support.

Lismore lights up for solstice parade

Though the temperature dropped to a chilly 12 degrees, there were punters aplenty at Saturday evening's annual Lantern Parade through the streets of Lismore.

Thousands flock to see Lismore lanterns

The 20th anniversary of the iconic Lismore Lantern Parade attracted more than 30,000 people on Saturday night. And while a storm passed briefly over the city extinguishing some of the lanterns, nothing could dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd.

All aboard for Saturday’s Lismore Lantern Parade

Visitors from across the northern rivers region are expected to flock to Lismore this weekend for the 20th anniversary of the iconic Lantern Parade. And to make it easy, the Lismore Visitor Information Centre has organised return buses.

Call out for Lismore lantern parade volunteers

Organisers of Lismore’s annual lantern parade are calling for more volunteers to help with this year’s 20th anniversary celebrations. Parade director Jyllie Jackson said tickets for the event were selling well but more help was needed in the lead up and also on the evening.

Magic of the lanterns

http://youtu.be/RTcvI7dX4ls From the Dark Ages at the Viking Village, to the light of the 19th Lismore Lantern Parade, perfect weather and an estimated 20,000 people...

It’s D-Day for Byron’s Marvell Street DA

Will a controversial hotel development in central Byron that exceeds both height and floor space limits be given conditional approval at this week’s Byron Council meeting?

Plans to increase building heights in Byron CBD may be shelved

Byron Council’s controversial plan to increase building height limits on a block in the centre of Byron Bay looks set to be abandoned at this week’s planning meeting.

Re Netflix

David Gilet, Byron Bay You would have to say that the Byron district has more than its fair share of wankers, however, most of our local...

Cartoon of the week – 12 May, 2021

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