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Not quite ‘too late’

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia Sir David Attenborough, the world’s most famous naturalist, has just addressed the United Nations Security Council to...

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Storylines: Uluru Statement from the Heart

The 'Uluru Statement from the Heart' seeks constitutional reform to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have a say and be involved over matters that impact their lives.

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.

Brunswick Heads marina berths to increase

Questions remain unanswered around a press release from Nationals MLC Ben Franklin’s office regarding a $2.8 million upgrade to...

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in...

So you think you’d like to run for Council?

Residents considering running for Tweed Council can attend briefing sessions to find out about being a councillor ahead of local government elections.

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the Week Beginning 17 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the Week Beginning 17 February, 2021

Dreaming of impossible things

The much anticipated new show from Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre was sold out five weeks ahead of opening night, but changes to NSW public health orders allowing theatres to increase their capacity up to 50 per cent.

Lights putting the pizzaz in NORPA’s nightlife

Many entertainment venues on the Far North Coast are using COVID-19 downtime to upgrade their facilities.

Grant for NORPA’s Youth Theatre Hub

It has been announced today that The Northern Rivers Performing Arts Inc. (NORPA) will be the recipient of a $106,282 grant for their Youth Theatre Hub.

NORPA chief calls for Northern Rivers artists to respond to axing of fed gov arts dept

‘I feel like it's time to have a response to the way in which taxpayer’s money is being worked with,’ says NORPA Artistic Director Julian Louis.

Locals artists hit back at the government’s plan to abolish department

Scout Wallen Northern rivers’ leaders in the arts and culture industry are calling on locals to form a coordinated action plan in response to the...

Promised regional arts funding boost ‘a welcome surprise’

NORPA general manager Patrick Healey said he found out about NSW Labor’s election promise to double funding for the Regional Cultural Fund on social media.

NORPA’s studio performers set to shine

Performers at NORPA’s studio space are smiling a bit brighter thanks to a $53,000 NSW Government grant 'to create one of the finest spaces for making new theatre in regional Australia’.

An interview with the women of NORPA’s Wildskin

Lismore City Hall | Friday 28 Sept, Sat 29 Sept, Wed 3 Oct till Sat 6 Oct | 7.30pm | $20–49 Women of Wildskin Carrying on...

An Interview with Sam Foster from the NORPA play ‘Viral’

Lismore City Hall | Wednesday 12 Septmber | 7.30pm | $25–36 What is the price of internet fame? This is the question asked by award-winning theatre show...

Suspicion and belief

Fast Buck$, Coorabell My suspicion is that the mayor and the senior staff have been helping Michael Lyon become electable as mayor by scripting his...

Optics

I Menahemi, Myocum In his editorial Hans Lovejoy says – ‘the optics from The Echo have been and hopefully always will be independent.’ As long as more...

Suffolk Park pump track

Jinesh Attard, Suffolk Park Many in the local community of hillside Suffolk Park have come to understand the impact the pump track will have on our...

New Greens team

Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have taken my comments on the...