on January 31st, 2015

Fresh from over 50 sell-out shows of The Illusionists 2.0, The Unusualist – Raymond Crowe – comes to The Byron Theatre for two very special performances.

RAYMOND A3 2014 BYRON 1 723x1024 Raymond Crowe The Unusualist February 8For those not in the know THE UNUSUALIST is a master of intricate hand shadow puppets, ventriloquism, physical comedy, world class illusion and brilliant audience participation.

In high demand around the world, some of Raymond’s amazing performances include the UK’s Royal Variety Performance in front of the Queen, Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for NBC’s The World’s Greatest Magic and the Late Show with David Letterman.

In addition to regularly performing his own popular shows, Raymond is also a highly sought – after entertainer for corporate events, functions and prestigious international shows such as THE ILLUSIONISTS 2.0 – The Biggest Magic Show on the Planet.

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There’s so much more to see in the whimsical world of Raymond Crowe. Leave energized, uplifted and in awe when The Unusualist appears at The Byron Theatre. Book tickets now to secure your seats!

February 8, 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Tickets available at www.byroncentre.com.au

For further information visit www.raymondcrowe.com

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on January 26th, 2015

Turning a creative idea or artistic practice into a profitable business isn’t always easy, particularly in regional areas. After consultation with the sector Arts Northern Rivers collaborated with creative industries consultant, Jill Moonie (former General Manager of Screenworks) to create a Survival Guide for Regional Creatives.

SGRA Header Survival Guide For Regional CreativesThe workshop will cover what it takes to build a base for a creative career in the Northern Rivers, how to network and build business relationships how to develop a consistent message and special guest speakers Christine Willcocks and Deadwood Creative will present valuable insights into how they thrive in the Northern Rivers.

Sharing effective strategies and insider tips for career and business development for regionally based creatives to thrive:

  • What it takes to build a base for your creative career or business
  • How to network and build business relationships
  • Branding and developing a consistent message and how to sell it
  • Special guest case studies to pick the brains of creatives who have ‘made it’
  • Tips for tapping into opportunities and resources in the Northern Rivers

Survival Guide for Regional Creatives

Friday 13 February 2015

9.30 – 12.30 pm

Bangalow RSL Hall

Tickets: $55

Bookings: info@artsnorthernrivers.com.au / artsnorthernrivers.com.au

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on January 24th, 2015

Join us at our first event of 2015 at our new venue Byron Bay Brewery on February 20th!

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For further information visit www.rawartists.org/byronbay/present and the Raw Byron Bay Facebook Page

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on January 22nd, 2015

If you’re around Byron for the long weekend, drop in for a few beers and s Southern style smokey BBQ! All proceeds from the beer going to charity.

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on January 21st, 2015

The Byron Bay Kombi Club invites the community to join us on Australia Day, Monday 26th January, in a meet, greet, Kombi cruise & BBQ event.

IMG 8344 1024x693 Byron Bay Australia Day Kombi Club Cruise Kombi & Volkswagen owners are invited to join us at 8am sharp at the Byron sports Centre carpark on Ewingsdale Rd (the new sports facility) and then a cruise through town, up to the Cape Lighthouse, then along the old surfers route to Lennox Head where we will park at the surf club for a BBQ and family orientated activities, concluding at 12 o’clock -midday.

The Byron Bay Kombi Club is a collective of Volkswagen owners from the Northern Rivers area. Our aim is to socially enjoy the best things from Byron Bay- the alternative thinking, the cultural diversity, the beach culture and the life of living in a van, enjoying music and participating within the community.

Entries & enquiries contact via byronbaykombiclub@gmail.com or join us on Instagram: @classiccool or Facebook: Byron Bay Kombi Club

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The Byron Ballet Senior Summer Sessions are on now – Jan 19 to Jan 23.

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Special Guests include:
Suzanne Way (Royal Ballet soloist)
Martin Schirbel (Ballett Vorpommern soloist)
Leveda Carter (RAD)
A week of Sessions for Intermediate and Advanced dancers in Classical, Contemporary, Repertoire & Pas de Deux with an exceptional cast of charismatic Mentors.
January 19th- 23rd.
For more information call 042 842 7720 or email byronballet@gmail.com

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on January 20th, 2015

SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2015 – Friday 24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 July, North Byron Parklands

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Never fear, Splendour has your back!

It’s time to shake off those post Festivus blues, book your annual leave and start thinking up your next incredibly witty yet FOMO inducing out of office message because Splendour In The Grass 2015 dates have been confirmed!

Splendour In The Grass 2015 will take place at our home, at the beautiful North Byron Parklands on Friday 24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 July.

Onsite camping will once again be available from Wednesday 22 July.

Splendour 2014 was the best yet… the lineup, the site, the weather, Splendour Forum, The Global Village, the weather, Splendour In The Craft, Tipi Forest and did we mention the weather? So damn good!

If you were there you’ll remember how special it was. So we’re declaring this week #ThrowbackSplendour14. Follow @splendourinthegrass on Instagram, post your favourite pic from Splendour 2014 by Tue 27 Jan (make sure you tag it #ThrowbackSplendour14) and you could win a double pass to Splendour 2015!

The 2015 main lineup will be announced in the coming months. In the mean time, let the rumours begin!

Secure your accommodation, visit; Splendour in the Grass Accommodation Guide

For further information visit www.splendourinthegrass.com

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NORPA, the region’s premier performing arts company is inviting you to jump into a world of theatre when it reveals all the shows it’s bringing to the stage this year with a free event at the Lismore City Hall on Friday 6 February 6pm.

Untitled1 Jump into a world of theatre   NORPA launches 2015 SeasonThe evening will feature special live performances from two of the companies featured in NORPA’s 2015 season. Artistic Director Julian Louis will also give his insights into each of the shows on offer this year, from national touring companies to works created in our own backyard. A licensed bar is open from 6pm and the pop-up diner will be operating from 7:30pm if you want something scrumptious to eat while you pore over NORPA’s 2015 Season brochure and decide what shows you want to dive into.

“We like to kick the year off with a bang,” says Artistic Director Julian Louis “Our season launch event is an opportunity for the community to come together, get a taste of the shows we’re bringing to the region and grab the best seats in the house. We’re anticipating quite a few of the shows will sell out this year. 2015 is one of the most exciting seasons I have ever had the pleasure of bringing together and I can’t wait to unveil it.”

All shows in NORPA’s 2015 season will go on sale at the launch. You can purchase tickets to individual shows or get big discounts by purchasing season subscription packages of 3 shows or more.

Free event but limited seating so please RSVP to rsvp@norpa.org.au or 1300 066 772 by 2pm, Monday 2 February.




1 Bounty St, Lismore www.norpa.org.au

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Tony Backhouse, founder of Cafe of the Gate of Salvation, Heavenly Light Quartet, composer, gospel expert, and choral arranger supreme returns to Mullumbimby for a raise-the-roof singing experience for all levels.
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A native of New Zealand, Tony travels the world leading professional and amateur singers in an instantaneous and uplifting experience of multi-part vocal harmony.  An expert in black gospel traditions in particular, with a deep connection rock, classical and jazz as well, Tony’s repertoire swings from Duke Ellington to Jimi Hendrix to trad gospel.  Arranged in four parts of more, with opportunities for improvisation and soloing, Tony’s workshops are beloved worldwide for creating an electrifying sense of joy, harmony and soulshine.
All Tickets:  at the door only, $30.
Sunday 25th January, 2015, Mullum Civic Hall, 1-4pm

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We are delighted to invite you to the second of our 2015 exhibitions, welcoming Robert Ryan back to Byron Bay for his first local exhibition in many years: Place of Dreams.

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However, even the most simple things are surprisingly complicated upon closer inspection…

For example, the painting “Subdivisions No. 2” (above), in its size and detail, symbolises the controversy, passion, and political intrigue dominating the debate about the West Byron development. Great effort has been made in representing each house and its occupants in an individual way reflecting the diverse demographic of the North Coast.

Song lines are in danger of being obscured which is a sober reminder of the challenges faced by the original people. It seems to Robert that Byron Bay, and indeed the North Coast in general, is on the verge of great change, and there are many directions that change can take.

Robert says: “This exhibition is a visual response to the general zeitgeist of the times, and in some cases, a relaxed reminder of just how good it can be simply living here.”

For further information visit www.lonegoatgallery.com

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