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French Film Festival – just delicious

This year’s French Film Festival opening night choice is a unique adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’s thrilling and beloved classic novel The Three Musketeers. In a double blockbuster film production nominated for six César awards, from director Martin Bourboulon, the opening instalment, D’Artagnan, will open the festival.

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Byron Council reduces fossil fuel investment to 56%

Byron Shire Council investments in projects linked to fossil fuel production decreased significantly after the NSW Treasury Corporation (TCorp) relaxed rules last year.

Editorial – Grab the popcorn and bean bags

Both Mayor Michael Lyon and fellow councillor, Mark Swivel, offered an apology to the followers of the Save Wallum Facebook page last week.

Cycling Without Age joins Northern Rivers Rail Trail

Tweed Shire Council has announced a collaboration with volunteer organisation Cycling Without Age as part of celebrations to mark the first anniversary of the opening of the popular Northern Rivers Rail Trail.

Government convenes Coastal Water Safety Roundtable today

NSW Minister for Emergency Services Jihad Dib will lead an expert roundtable looking at how more lives can be saved on NSW beaches after more than a dozen coastal drownings this summer.

Decline of naturism

The closing of the nude beach at Tyagarah can be seen as another step in the long decline of...

They’re wild and they’re back!

Wild Marmalade return to the Beach Hotel this week for a free Sunday session – if you don’t know Wild Marmalade then you are in for a treat. The world’s original didgeridoo and drum band certainly know how to spin the dial to 11 and get the high vibes rolling. They will be joined by Tijuana Cartel front man and guitar virtuoso, Paul A George; this is sure to be an epic afternoon of groove.

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A chance to see celebrated artists, including Claude Monet, in the paint 

A $174 million masterpiece by French impressionist Claude Monet will be heading to the Tweed later this year, just one of many artworks shared...

Oh how Margaret Olley loved to paint

Born in Lismore, Margaret Olley's work is known and loved all over the world and though the artist died in 2011, she left a legacy of stunning artwork which will be the focus of a new exhibition in Murwillumbah.

Olley portraits by Aussie masters on show in Tweed

Portraits of the most painted face in Australian art history, the late great Margaret Olley, are on exhibition at the Tweed Regional Gallery from today, Friday.

Proposed Lismore gallery gets $500,000 donation

Even in death, artist Margaret Olley is supporting a new art gallery for her home-town of Lismore. The Margaret Olley Foundation has pledged $500,000 towards a proposed new regional art gallery for Lismore, four times more than the state government is stumping up.

A look into Olley’s favourite room

A new exhibition at the Margaret Olley Art Centre (MOAC) at the Tweed River Art Gallery celebrates the iconic artist's 'sanctuary' and favourite room in her Sydney home, the Yellow Room.

Margaret Olley Centre taking shape

Construction of the Olley House, within the Tweed River Art Gallery, has reached a stage where it is time to start relocating the collection items across from their storage site.

Margaret Olley Art Centre shapes up

The popular Tweed River Art Gallery in Murwillumbah will be closed for two weeks from the end of this month as construction of the $3 million Margaret Olley Art Centre continues apace.

Interview with Tijuana Cartel

Tijuana Cartel is a renowned Australian musical collective celebrated for their pioneering fusion of diverse genres. Their latest masterpiece, Alectura is an innovative album that once again showcases the band’s expertise in blending organic house and melodic house with captivating rhythms, beats, and global influences.

Concerned about climate change and societal collapse?

Join a Q&A with Jem Bendell for one night only in Byron Bay – Professor of Sustainability, Jem Bendell, was one of the first to directly name and speak out about what the climate crisis means for our civilisation. His seminal paper Deep Adaptation started a global movement by that name as well as inspiring the creation of Extinction Rebellion.

Seedlings: start another Big Scrub

Victoria Cosford There’s something about trees that makes people happy, that evokes a positive response. I’m standing at the newish ReForest Now stall at the...

National inquiry highlights the importance of shopping locally

The final report of the Inquiry into Price Gouging and Unfair Pricing Practices released last month revealed big business has worsened the cost-of-living crisis...