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DYNAMIC, INTENSE, RAW AND REAL Working their way up from north western Sydney, the band Narla has a wide-ranging sound that stems from rock roots with elements of prog, metal and heavy blues and a strong set of material that changes in style and atmosphere while maintaining a unique and unfamiliar sound. The differing musical influences within the band make for songs with depth, drawing from a contrasting pool of artists such as Tool, Nirvana, Down, Red Fang, Led Zeppelin, Queens of the Stone Age and Alice in Chains. Narla are a blend of abrasiveness and subtlety. Hotel Great Northern | Friday 22 June | Free

The Brunswick Picture House is excited to partner with Byron Bay Surf Festival to showcase four amazing surf films: Big Wednesday, Nevertown, Take Every Wave, and Between Land & Sea. Founded in 2010, the Byron Bay Surf festival showcases core and creative surf culture by presenting innovative and experiential ideas through unique and engaging experiences. Join in the fun on opening night Wednesday 20 June. Bay FM’s The Sand Pit will be broadcasting live from the Picture House and there will be live music and great food. Multi-session discounts available. SURF FESTIVAL FILMS. Big Wednesday | Wed 20 June | 7pm Between Land & Sea | Thurs 21 June, 7pm | Sun 24 June, 4pm Nevertown | Fri 22 June, 7pm | Sat 23 June, 4pm Take Every Wave | Sat 23 June | 2pm Tickets:


With just four weeks to go until Bello Winter Music, the event is shaping up to host a diverse crowd of all ages. Festival organisers are gearing up for yet another actionpacked event for young, old and in between.

Based on the early life of David Hicks, the Australian who spent seven years in Guantanamo Bay as a prisoner of the US military, The Call by Patricia Cornelius will play at the Drill Hall from next week. A champion of the social outcast Cornelius in The Call portrays a young man whose life is one of monetary, educational and cultural poverty who turns to Islam in a desperate effort to bring meaning to that life. Tinged with bitter humour and hugely confronting dialogue, The Call is an outstanding piece of Australian theatre that must be seen. The Call contains ver y strong, uncompromising language. The Call | Drill Hall Theatre | From June 29 | Bookings can be made at

‘One of my favourite things about Bello Winter Music is that it appeals to people of all ages and from all walks of life,’ says festival GM Maggie Quirk. ‘It makes for a really diverse and interesting event.’

Bello Winter Music is held throughout the town of Bellingen. Thursday 12 July –Sunday 15 July

Ay Pachanga is the Latin party of the year. Following sellout shows in Sydney, Ay Pachanga celebrates the world’s largest Latin label, Fania Records, transforming into a buzzing party filled with Latin-jazz and salsa rhythms. Music director Martin Taylor (Mucho Mambo) is returning with his stellar lineup of top Australians musicians performing famous Latin sounds of the 60s and 70s – Latin boogaloo, salsa, and mambo. Joining them onstage are award-winning dancers in a colourful showcase, celebrating the street styles of Latin New York in the Fania era. Fania Records is renowned for housing some of the greatest pioneers of salsa

music, a style of music that was born in New York in the 60s and 70s that fused musical genres such as Cuban Son, Mambo and Latin Jazz. Some of the label’s artists include Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Ray Barreto, Willie Colon, and Ruben Blades just to name a few. The label showcased a melting pot of musical influences derived from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, America and Panama. Come and join Ay Pachanga at the Italo Club for more party than you can handle. Italo Club, Lismore | June 29 | Workshop 6pm | Show 7.30pm | $25/$17 |

IS IT WITCHCRAFT? Written by Rona Munro The Last Witch begins its run in the northern rivers this week. Produced and directed by Tim Winton-Brown, played by a talented and experienced ensemble cast, and supported by a sensational design and technical team, the play is based on the true story of Janet Horne, a woman accused of witchcraft and consorting with the devil. The production, which opens on the winter solstice, reveals the strength of women living in a brutal and unforgiving time. The Last Witch | Rochdale Theatre June 21–24 | Kohinur Hall from June 29 | $25 / $20 Main Arm General Store, The Mullumbimby Bookshop, Music Bizarre in Lismore.


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The 2018 edition will see the return of the New Orleans Style Street Parade on Sunday morning, which was initiated last year. There will be street performance and workshops aplenty for those who want to step out of the music for a moment and enjoy a different side of the festival. The festival marketplace will be host to another incredible mix of street food and interesting local wares as well as street performance including the ever-popular Cassettes, quirky Roundabout Theatre, and the Amazing Drumming Monkeys. And of course, it wouldn’t be Bello Winter Music without the Magic Bus, a guaranteed festival favourite each year. This year will see the addition of a special Growers Market concert from 9am till midday on Saturday featuring special guest Rebecca Ireland and more. There will be a new festival venue at the Bellingen Showground on Saturday and Sunday and the renowned 2bbbFM broadcast will be happening from Amelia Franklin’s cafe.


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The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 33.02 – June 20, 2018  

Free, independent weekly newspaper from the Byron Shire in northern NSW, Australia.

The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 33.02 – June 20, 2018  

Free, independent weekly newspaper from the Byron Shire in northern NSW, Australia.