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The Utopian Fire Dancers are returning for New Years Eve in Byron Bay, courtesy of Rose Wanchap of Red Rose Realty. â€˜I have agreed to pay for them since I believe it will be a very special gift for me to give to the community as we send out the old year and look towards a new year,â€™ said Rose. â€˜They are a husband and wife team with over 22 years combined experience in delivering unique and professional fire dancing performance. â€˜There has been a lot of anger and hurt that has passed under the bridge between the people of our community throughout this election year. I feel that the New Year is a good time for wounds to be healed and there is no better way than by dancing in the light of the â€œfireâ€?.â€™ The fire dancers can be found online at www.utopianfire.com. Byron Bay will be alcohol
free for 24 hours for the NYE event. There will also be market stalls commencing in the afternoon and the popular McGregor Amusements and then the Samba Blisstas performing at 8pm. Any stallholders not yet registered for the night can make an application via Councilâ€™s website www.byron.nsw.gov. au. Community groups who would like to participate are invited to join in free of charge to showcase their work and activities, and Mayor Jan Barham is encouraging approved buskers to join in on the night and register with Council. To ensure the safe management on the night there are street closures to the beach that will commence at 6am on Wednesday December 31. The closures will mean that no parking is available at the beachfront that day while preparations are organised.
Mullum cyclist critical A Mullumbimby cyclist is in critical condition in Gold Coast Hospital after a collision with a car last week. The car and bicycle collided on Kings Creek Bridge on the Mullumbimby Road. The bridge is a â€˜bottleneckâ€™
for cyclists and motorists as there is no bikeway across it. Byron Shire Council has no immediate plans to upgrade the bridge despite widening nearby sections of the road. Police are investigating the accident.
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Local youth score music grant
Story & photo Eve Jeffery
A group of Byron Shire youth who affectionately call themselves ‘City and Colour Inc’ have been given an Indent Partnership Grant by MusicNSW to run a series of youth music events in the area. Indent is a project of MusicNSW that plays an important role in the development of all ages entertainment. Indent provides resources, information, workshops, funding, skills development, and networking opportunities. NSW Minister for the Youth, Graham West, announced in early December the recipients of $110,000 in Indent grants providing funds and resources to enable young people to stage drug and alcohol-free music events across NSW. The Byron Shire’s winning team includes Eli Hood, Angie Brown, Nathan Hutley, Bri Summers and Phoebe Robertson and the first event produced by the local crew will take place in January and will be held at the Soundshell in Brunswick Heads. The event will feature up and coming young bands including Jack’s Union, SingSing, Truancy, Essential Information and Bonfire. ‘We’re passionate about giving young, local bands the
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SingSing band members and Indent grant recipients Angie, Eli and Phoebe try out the stage at the Bruns Soundshell.
chance to perform and gain valuable live experience,’ says Angie, the team’s marketing coordinator. Each team member has a specific role and will have the opportunity to attend Indent workshops to develop skills in event management and the music business. Brunswick Heads Community Care
Council Inc is the support organisation and will mentor and assist the team. ’We really would like to thank BSC Youth Development Officer Maggie Brown who encouraged us to apply for the grant, and BSC Grants Officer, Bronwyn Stevens,’ said Angie. ‘We want people of all ages to come along and enjoy
and support the local talent.’ The first of three events will be begin at 2pm on Sunday January 4 at the ‘Soundshell Theatre’ in Terrace Park next to the river. For more information about the event email team publicist Nathan at firstname.lastname@example.org and for info about Indent visit www.indent.net.au.
Aboriginal art exhibition at lighthouse
been continuously home to the Bundjalung people of Cabbage Tree Island since that time. ‘Known by the cultural name given to them by their Elders “The People of the Reeds” the artists paint and make textiles using the stories relevant to
tiles made by born and raised island women who have an intimate knowledge of the bush on their island and the surrounding region. Through their work they express the importance of the bush for the food and medicine it supplies but more importantly their respect for the spiritual connection to their land, it flows through ever fibre of their work.’
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