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WOMAN AT WAR IN FEDERAL This Saturday Federal Films presents Woman at War. Set in the stunning landscape of Iceland, this is an entertaining and quirky film about one woman’s fight for the environment. Not only is Woman at War funny, dramatic, and engagingly eccentric; it is a film for the times, a ferocious and urgent call to arms for action on climate change. Federal Hall on Saturday at 6.30pm for food, 7.30pm for film.

THE DREAM Mullumbimby High’s gifted senior Drama students present an energetic and delightfully entertaining adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. In a stunning collaboration with their teacher and six talented local and experienced artists these young performers have conceived an immersive experience for the audience. Thursday and Friday at the Byron Theatre, Community Centre, 7.30pm with a matinee on Friday at 12.30pm. Tix on

BYRON LIVE WITH MANDY NOLAN The live chat show everyone’s been waiting for is here – Byron Live with Mandy Nolan! Enjoy the thrills and spills when one of the Shire’s most well-loved comedic icons gets up close and personal with the out-of-the-box thinkers who live in our region! This will be a live filming and will feature a chat with Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film, 2040), Guinness Book of Records superstar Space Cowboy, Yoni Mapper Karlyn Boyter, the infamous Pricasso (paints with his penis!) with a live performance by Áine Tyrell, with the Lovejoy Threesome as the house band. Come and join Nolan on the couch! Limited tickets. Drill Hall Mullumbimby, Saturday 5 October. Tix $35 at

Silence draws a timeline: from the very birth of experimental motion pictures – the first animation – through to the most current technologies. This performance explores over 100 years of painstaking endeavour to create impossible dreams through moving image. Includes rare films from early animation legends Hans Ricter and Emil Cohl, and moving animation by Salvador Dali and Walt Disney, the extraordinary duo SOUNDTRAK creates a wonderful aural world with live music and sound to complement these cinematic gems. Featuring master percussionist Ben Walsh and string virtuoso Shenzo Gregorio – SOUNDTRAK brings together strings, drums, and technology to make some of the most unlikely sonic textures possible from two human beings. They will follow the screening/performance of Silencio with a celebratory set of exhilarating improvised live music. Brunswick Picture House at 4pm on Sunday. Tix are $25/27 at

FROM CONAN O’BRIEN TO MULLUM Nick Cody is one of only a handful of Aussie comics to be invited to perform on the Conan O’Brien Show! He also starred on Comedy Central and is a regular on the international comedy festival circuit. He is one of the comedy superstars coming to Mullum ExServices, along with Matt Okine and Dan Willis on Friday 4 October at 8pm. Dan has just returned from Edinburgh; Matt is in the middle of making his new TV show with Stan. Don’t miss this 5-star blitzer right on your home turf! Tix just $25/30 at Mullum Ex-Services or on


Regional theatre at its best since 1955



Sat 21st September

Sunday Sept 15, 2019

Musical Director Karen Goodsell

STREETON TRIO 3pm | $40 | $35 members, seniors | $10 students Byron Theatre, Jonson Street, Byron Bay Buy tickets at

Directed by Peter Harding

Show Dates: Jan 10 - 19 2020 Youth Production ages 8 - 17 yrs Audition by appointment only Contact Mike 0402 491 036 Byron Shire Echo archives

Indonesian artist Jumaadi’s exhibition Comes From the Shadow brings together a collection of powerful and beautiful works evoking birth and death. Life is there too, frail and fluid between these absolutes. One of Jumaadi’s major influences is the Indonesian art of shadow theatre, or wayang kulit. Although there is darkness in the work, this is constantly offset by light, whimsy, and humour. Comes From the Shadow highlights the relationship between opposites, and the confronting closeness of life and death. The internationally celebrated artist Jumaadi lives a mainly itinerant life, travelling across Australia and internationally for exhibitions. He was born in 1973 in a fishing village in East Java, Indonesia, to a family who did not place a lot of emphasis on the arts and creativity. Jumaadi had to come to terms with death at an early age when his infant brother died and Jumaadi had to bury his body. This experience made him all too aware that life is precious and fleeting. His 2019 works In the Garden 1 and In the Garden 2 have been delicately cut from buffalo hide, the traditional medium of the wayang puppets. The works depict a couple in stiff embrace. Foetuses float within and without the couple’s bodies. Doves fly, dogs scavenge, fire burns, and tree roots and crowns extend like fingers. His exhibition opens at Lismore Regional Gallery on Friday at 6pm and shows until Tuesday.

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The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 34.14 – September 11, 2019  

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

The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 34.14 – September 11, 2019  

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